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Latest 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' teasers are absolutely terrifying

Latest 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' teasers are absolutely terrifying

JUPITER, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) --As the fourth season of "American Horror Story" gets set to premiere, FX has released a trio of genuinely scary teasers for this year's series.
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' is about 'outcasts,' says Ryan Murphy

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' is about 'outcasts,' says Ryan Murphy

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) --"American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy says "Freak Show" is about "outcasts" and the way society treats them.
Annie Martin
'American Horror Story' adds John Carroll Lynch as villain

'American Horror Story' adds John Carroll Lynch as villain

SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) --"American Horror Story" executive producer Tim Minear says "Fargo" actor John Carroll Lynch's villain in "Freak Show" will "scare the [expletive] out of you."
Annie Martin
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' will be darker, FX says

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' will be darker, FX says

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --FX CEO John Landgraf says season four will be darker than "Coven," with more humor and camp than "Asylum" and some "really strange" characters.
Annie Martin
Keke Palmer details why she passed on Whitney Houston biopic

Keke Palmer details why she passed on Whitney Houston biopic

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) --"Just Keke" host Keke Palmer says she didn't pursue a role in Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic largely because "the family's not involved."
Annie Martin
Bobbi Kristina attacks Angela Bassett on Twitter over Whitney Houston biopic

Bobbi Kristina attacks Angela Bassett on Twitter over Whitney Houston biopic

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi slammed Angela Bassett on Twitter after the actress failed to cast her as Houston in an upcoming Lifetime biopic.
Annie Martin
Yaya DaCosta to play Whitney Houston in upcoming TV biopic

Yaya DaCosta to play Whitney Houston in upcoming TV biopic

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) --"America's Next Top Model" alum Yaya DaCosta has been cast to play Whitney Houston in an upcoming Lifetime biopic of the late singer.
Veronica Linares
Angela Bassett to direct Whitney Houston biopic for Lifetime

Angela Bassett to direct Whitney Houston biopic for Lifetime

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) --Lifetime will produce a made-for-TV biopic about Whitney Houston directed by Angela Bassett.
Kate Stanton
Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
By United Press International
Emma Roberts eyes 'American Horror Story' role

Emma Roberts eyes 'American Horror Story' role

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Emma Roberts is in talks to join the cast of "American Horror Story" for the supernatural drama's third season, TVLine reported.

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'Croods' captures top box office spot ... Politician balks at $5M for Tonight Show ... Swinton puts on performance piece at MoMA ... Gucci Mane wanted for alleged assault ... News from United Press International.

'Croods' captures top box office spot

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- "The Croods," an animated feature with the voices of Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone, hit the No. 1 box office spot during the weekend with $44.7 million.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
By United Press International
'Guvnors,' 'Once' earn Drama League nods

'Guvnors,' 'Once' earn Drama League nods

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- "Clybourne Park," "The Columnist," "The Lyons" and "One Man, Two Guvnors" are among the nominees for New York's Drama League Award for Best Play.
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Actress Angela Bassett attends the premiere of ''A Single Man'' at AFI Fest 2009 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angles on November 5, 2009. UPI/Jonathan Alcorn
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Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real life women in African American culture, including singer Tina Turner in the motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as Betty Shabazz in the films Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in the The Rosa Parks Story, Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and Voletta Wallace in the film Notorious.

Bassett was born in Harlem, the daughter of Betty Jane and Daniel Benjamin Bassett. After her parents' separation, she relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida, where she and her sister D'nette were raised by their social worker/civil servant mother. As her interest in entertainment developed, Angela and her sister would often put on shows, reading poems or performing popular music for their family. At Boca Ciega High School, Bassett was a cheerleader and a member of the debate team, student government, drama club and choir.

Bassett attended Yale University and received her B.A. degree in African-American studies in 1980. In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. At Yale, Bassett met her future husband Courtney B. Vance, a 1986 graduate of the drama school. After graduation, Bassett worked as a receptionist for a beauty salon and as a photo researcher.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Angela Bassett."
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