Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter today that the highly anticipated Murder House/Coven crossover will be this year’s installment of American Horror Story.Twitter Ads info and pri
Joan arrives back in LA from London to start shooting American Horror Story Season 8
Murphy originally broke the news of this crossover exclusively with EW two years ago. “There will be characters from Murder House and characters from Coven together,” he told the audience at EW’s PopFest.
It’s still unclear how this will play out in the series, but Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, who both appeared in Murder House and Coven, will be back.
Murder House was the initial season of AHS and followed a family in a haunted house, while season 3’s Coven was about a New Orleans school for witches.
Murphy did tell EW a few weeks ago that this season would have a lot of returning fan favorites, and now we know why. “You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat,” Murphy teased. “It’s a very high concept. It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode 5.”
Ryan Murphy says American Horror Story season 8 is 'unlike anything we've done'
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are currently launching their latest FX series, Pose, but the pair are about to begin production on the eighth season of American Horror Story. The latest edition of the anthology series begins shooting this month and, as usual, details are scarce.
Murphy previously announced that the new installment will be set 18 months from now and much of the cast will be full of AHS alums including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Billie Lourd as well as newcomers like Joan Collins, who will apparently be playing Peters’ grandmother. The previous edition of AHSwas the very timely Cult, which featured Peters playing various cult leaders in history.
But there’s apparently going to be even more stars than before. “You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat,” teases Murphy. “It’s a very high concept.”
While rumors have swirled that this season is called AHS: Radioactive, Murphy would only admit this one has a massive twist. Says Murphy, who co-created AHSwith Brad Falchuk, “It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode five.”
Facing twilight years of loneliness & isolation, Hilda (Dame Joan Collins) whilst clearing out her deceased husband’s belongings, unearths a long buried secret. The find forces her to confront her past and break free from her solitude with an attempt to live the life that she always denied herself.
Here is the poster for Joan's latest role as Hilda in the soon to be released short film 'Gerry', which will tour the various film festivals.. Watch this space for updates!
Whilst in Hollywood last month I was delighted to meet up with the fabulous Angie Dickinson, which reminded me of this great shot of Joan when she guested on Angie's classic hit show 'Police Woman'. Joan appeared in two episodes of the series, this shot was taken from the two parter 'The Trick Book' where Joan played a dangerous, scheming, lush hooker Lorelei Frank.. This episode is available on the season 3 dvd release which is available now.. POLICE WOMAN SEASON 3 - ORDER HERE!
She's clearly great at it - I've read elsewhere that right from the beginning of her film career, Collins insisted on doing her own face - but what stands out to me is that she uses so few products.
After foundation, under-eye concealer, cream blush and powder, Collins uses a couple of brown pencils all over her eyes and brows. She even uses the same one on her lips, which seems insane, but she ends up looking great.
Collins was probably just being pragmatic. Makeup has improved dramatically in the last 40 years and if she was making the same video now, she wouldn't need to use lash mascara in her brows. But her multi-tasking does make the point that when it comes down to it, makeup is just colour and texture. Liquids spread, creams melt, powders stay put, pencils are precise. Within that (and while noting that some products aren't eye-safe) you can kind of do what you want.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Ginger ($55); NARS Liquid Blush ($47); MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Global Glow ($64), and Estee Lauder Brow Defining Pencil ($56).
There's nothing to stop you dabbing NARS Liquid Blush ($47) onto your lips, or using MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Global Glow ($64) as eyeshadow. For one thing, using one shade on two parts of your face will draw your look together, and for another, there's the convenience factor. The less time spent rattling around in your makeup bag the better.
Another Collins signature move? She blends almost everything with her fingertips. So long as your hands are clean, I don't see a problem with this. I'd recommend it, in fact, when using lipstick as blush. Try Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Ginger ($55). It's more moisturising than most.
Just the thing… While I'm not going to tell you to use it on your lips (times have changed), Estee Lauder Brow Defining Pencil ($56) is a worthy purchase. Pencils that need sharpening always seem to last longer than twist-up ones, and this one wears well, too. Nice texture, and we always appreciate a built-in spoolie.
Joan was guest of honour at a special event at The London Film Museum earlier to raise funds for Penny Brohn UK.. The event featured a live sculpting session by Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman / Lady Petchey.
Dame Joan Collins will be sculpted live by royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey) at the London Film Museum, in support of Penny Brohn UK.
Dame Joan Collins’ sister, best-selling author Jackie Collins OBE, died of breast cancer in 2015 following diagnosis in 2009. Ms Collins, who was adored by family, friends and legions of fans for over four decades, chose Penny Brohn UK to benefit from gifts in her memory. Despite living in the US, Jackie heard how Penny Brohn UK helps people with cancer to live as well as possible for as long as possible.
Frances Segelman, whose sculpture commissions include HM The Queen said, “Dame Joan is a true star, and it has been a life-long ambition of mine to sculpt her. I am so pleased to support Penny Brohn UK, and the incredible work it does to help those affected by cancer live healthier and longer lives.”
This fundraising evening will see celebrities, family and friends of Dame Joan, Sir Jack and Lady Petchey, and supporters of Penny Brohn UK in attendance.
Penny Brohn’s daughter Jess said, “I am absolutely delighted that Dame Joan and Frances Segelman are helping Penny Brohn UK through this truly unique event. The charity, named in honour of my mum, recognises that those living with cancer need more than medicine – something she instinctively knew when diagnosed with breast cancer in the late seventies. Through a whole person philosophy, my mum lived with joy and purpose for another 20 years, well beyond her prognosis. And now, her legacy lives on in their Bristol Whole Life Approach.”
Self-taught Frances Segelman has risen to the top of her profession having sculpted a wide variety of public figures including HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.
An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport Frances Segelman’s recent commissions include HRH The Duke of Kent, Boris Johnson, Joanna Lumley, Lord Julian Fellowes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Steven Redgrave and Sergei Polunin.
Check out the latest issue of 'Hello' magazine which features a fabulous photo spread shot at Joan's sensational new LA apartment, which I was lucky to visit last week.. Also inside is an exclusive interview .. Tips for a lasting marriage -- "'You won't always agree about everything, but you need to enjoy each other's company. Percy is such an amazing man, he is so kind and so caring.
'People get married on the crest of lust. Once that's gone, they look and think: 'What the hell? Who is this person? There has to be something else to fall back on. If there isn't, they start looking."
Dame Joan Collins has posed for an exclusive interview and photoshoot inside her new luxury Los Angeles apartment. The actress and author recently moved into the 3,000 square foot space with her husband of 16 years, Percy Gibson. "I love all this space!" Dame Joan told HELLO! as she posed underneath a portrait of herself painted by her son Alexander Newley. "Nobody throws cocktail parties very often in this town, but we do, because this is the perfect space to entertain in." Percy adds: "We both loved this apartment when we saw it, but I think it was the number of closets that sold it to Joan." Touchingly, the former Dynasty star has given pride of place to several pieces left to her by her late sister, author Jackie Collins, who passed away in 2015. "I have a lot of her things surrounding me. She moved to LA in 1968 and we made so many memories here… I miss her every day.
In the interview, Dame Joan also reveals the secret behind her long marriage. "I think the secret to a happy marriage is to really support each other. Understand that there will be highs and lows. You won’t always agree about everything, but you need to enjoy each other’s company. Percy is such an amazing man, he is so kind and so caring." "People get married on the crest of lust. Once that’s gone, they look and think: ‘What the hell? Who is this person?’ There has to be something else to fall back on. If there isn’t, they start looking."
And she also explains the secret behind her famously ageless looks. "I was born with the happy gene and the energy gene. What makes me happiest is seeing my children happy. Honestly, life makes me happy and I’m very aware of how lucky I am. I’ve worked hard all my life, nobody has given me anything on a plate, but I wake up each morning thinking how fortunate I am. I’m very fit and healthy now – knock on wood – and I try to look after myself."
"Joan Collins Unscripted" will see audiences enthralled as Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career. The evening includes a question and answer session with the chance for fans to find about her life and career.
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Perfectly made up with her hair freshly blow-dried and wearing a flattering scarlet Jenny Packham dress and heels, she looked as though she had just stepped out of a beauty salon, rather than a maternity ward where, seven hours earlier, she had given birth.
Certain sections of the sisterhood were quick to criticise. Others said they felt sorry for her. Former Blue Peter presenter Katy Hill led the way, saying Kate had been ‘robbed of the intimate magic of those first few precious hours ‘Her haze would have been filled with blow-dries and make-up and tights and heels and a flurry of business to get her camera-ready, to live up to protocol, tradition and expectation as the world’s Press awaited.
But I, for one, applaud the Duchess. Why wouldn’t a woman want to look her best — especially when faced with the world’s media?
Pregnancy can be difficult, is often uncomfortable, and to finally lose that massive bump is a blessed relief.
The Duchess was wise to remove herself from hospital as soon as possible — no doubt aware of the many pitfalls of staying in too long, including avoiding the amateur/professional photographers who might otherwise get a glimpse of mother and baby by taking a sneaky snap of them.
Hospitals aren’t jails, after all, and it’s not that difficult for a crafty individual to gain access, despite all the security measures.
I know because, even more than 40 years ago, a fan managed to get past the porter at the nursing home where I was staying after giving birth to my first baby, Tara, and tried to take one of me.
Luckily, he was stopped by a vigilant nurse. The picture, I feel certain, would have been particularly unattractive.
While pregnant with Tara, I had blithely eaten for two, maybe even three. Over nine months, I had ballooned and blossomed, but felt positive that this massive protuberance — not to mention my huge arms, legs and behind — would disappear as soon as she appeared. How wrong I was!
I gained more than 30lb during my pregnancy and, to my horror and dismay, when I first saw sweet baby Tara, I ran my hands over my stomach and realised it was still there! Not to mention the euphemistically called ‘love handles’, wobbly arms and swollen ankles. I was horrified when I got off the scales, wailing to my doctor: ‘Why didn’t you tell me?’
‘Nobody has a 30lb baby,’ he replied. ‘You should have known better.’
‘How do I get rid of this . . . stuff?’ I wailed.
‘Diet,’ he barked. ‘But not until you finish feeding her.’
Although Tara Cynara Newley was the most beautiful creature I had ever set eyes on, I wasn’t delighted either by the natural childbirth that I had opted for, or the dreaded breast-feeding.
My friend, Joanne Woodward (wife of the late Paul Newman), insisted that I must nurse her myself. And although I loved the symbolism of being Mother Earth incarnate, I wasn’t sure whether I could handle it.
I wanted to shed the 30lb and get back into my clothes, but since, in those days, nursing entailed knocking back two or three quarts of milk a day and — can you believe it? — a daily dose of beer, in order to keep everything, so to speak, on tap, this was obviously going to be a hard slog.
So, I gritted my teeth and vowed to do the best I could. Tara was yelling a lot and I was convinced she was starving. I, meanwhile, consumed enough beer to make a lorry driver keel over.
When I became pregnant again a mere 22 months later, I went in the opposite direction and kept my weight gain under 20lb.
Joan Collins (pictured with her daughter Tara, as a baby) claims she was back in her normal clothes within a fortnight of giving birth to her third child
But it still took me a good six months to lose it afterwards.
So, by the time my third angel, Katyana Kennedy Kass, came along, I had become an experienced brood mare and did not gain more than 12-13lb throughout the entire pregnancy. As the picture above shows, I was ready for hair and make-up and back in my normal clothes within a fortnight. What’s the betting Kate will be back in hers in good time for her brother-in-law Prince Harry’s wedding next month?
I appreciate that taking time and effort over your appearance is not possible for all new mothers, but, as a woman in the public eye, Kate is different.
I’d be interested to know what the media reaction would have been if she’d emerged straggle-haired, make-up free and wearing a sloppy outfit with trainers!
Not that Kate would have countenanced that for a moment. She also knows that with a clever choice of simple smock — which I have always maintained is the most practical, comfortable and presentable of all post-partum garments — elegance is easily achieved. After all, looking well-groomed is not that difficult. It isn’t too hard to slap on a bit of make-up and have a quick comb-out while still in bed after the delivery. I certainly did!
There is also a marvellous euphoria about having brought a new human being into the world. You feel so proud, as though no other woman has done anything like this before.
There is a definite glow about all women who have just produced an infant — which usually lasts for as long as it takes the baby to start waking up 17 times a night. So, it’s perhaps not surprising that Kate looked so attractive.
But most importantly, it is the Duchess’s job to look good and not disappoint the royal brand.
The Duchess is a beautiful woman who looks stunning on every occasion. In sports clothes or ballgowns, she flies the flag for British fashion and beauty.
I was thoroughly impressed by her style and glamour when we met at the Royal Variety performance at the London Palladium a mere five months ago. In a gorgeous, shimmering, slate-blue Jenny Packham gown, she outshone everyone, on stage and off.
I marvelled at the fact that, after watching the show for more than four hours, not to mention being held up before the event by an alleged terrorist threat in Oxford Circus, which closed all the routes for several hours, she looked glowing and immaculate.
After the show, she and Prince William came on stage to chat informally with all the performers. I do not doubt she’d already had a full day of duties, but she dazzled everyone with her charm.
It’s not easy to speak to dozens of people you’ve never met, and be enthusiastic and interested in them. And at four months pregnant, when you are longing to put your feet up, it is no mean achievement.
The Queen has been doing this seemingly effortlessly all of her life, and I know that sometimes it must be tedious and boring, but Kate has cottoned on to what being royal entails, and she doesn’t disappoint.
Without a doubt, our country has the most popular and beloved extended Royal Family in the world. They bring in millions to the national coffers from tourism, and each new member seems to contribute greatly. Hello, Meghan!
But the love affair would soon wane if the younger generation of royals took their responsibilities lightly.
The beauty of Kate is that she takes her role as mother — nurturing a future generation of monarchs — as seriously as she does that of royal consort.
And make no mistake. Once back home, safely cocooned in the privacy of Kensington Palace, I am sure the Duchess kicked off her nude heels, changed her smock for something more casual, and became as relaxed and comfortable as it is possible to be with a newborn baby and two toddlers to cope with.
She may have plenty of staff, but for her three children, there is only one Mummy.
After this photo was taken of me, I snuggled down for the next ten days, concentrating on my new baby, Katy, as well as my two school-age children, Tara and Alexander.
Few mothers of three have lives of untrammelled glamour. So, bravo, Kate, for enjoying your moment in style.
And thank you for showing women that it can be done! You truly are a star!