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October 17, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In the wicked world of witchery this season on “American Horror Story,” it appears Sarah Paulson is the good witch of the Bayou. The third volume of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's anthology horror series has the 38-year-old actress taking up the role of Cordelia Foxx, the headmistress of a school for young witches with the intent of giving them the tools to keep their powers in check. She is also the estranged daughter of Supreme witch Fiona, played by “AHS” first lady Jessica Lange - mommy dearest at its finest.
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December 12, 2013 | By James Rocchi
Sipping a to-go herbal tea in the back of a hotel bar not far from the Fox studio lot in Century City, Sarah Paulson is blond, smiling and thoroughly modern. In the slavery-era drama "12 Years a Slave," her hair and her manner are darker in the role of Mistress Epps, wife of Michael Fassbender's demented slave owner Edwin Epps. It's a role that requires the actress to explore jealousy, sex and contempt - as well as feeling pain and doling some out. Paulson, who also stars on the FX network's "American Horror Story: Coven," couldn't be more delighted or honored.
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August 16, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Join Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, star of FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum," for a live chat on Monday at 2 p.m. PDT. Paulson made us tremble with her portrayal of Lana Winters, a '50s-era reporter-turned-forced mental patient, last season on the anthology horror series.  With her eye on exposing corruption inside a mental institution, Lana soon found herself being held against her will by ruthless matron Sister Jude (Jessica Lange). The horror didn't stop there. Lana, a lesbian on the downlow, was forced to undergo aversion conversion therapy; she also endured electroschock therapy, rape, and, uh, breast-fed Zachary Quinto?
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October 30, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The critical praise for "12 Years a Slave" has hit with all the fervor of a revival preacher, the film's significance so heavily underscored as to be almost intimidating. Now, I'm not suggesting this horrific piece of our history isn't challenging material, but director Steve McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley use the full measure of filmmaking's potential to gripping effect. The actors, fearless and fierce, do exceptional work to convert the abstract idea of slavery into concrete shape and form.
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August 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Sarah Paulson was relieved that the TV academy decided to reinstate the supporting categories for TV movies and miniseries at this year's Emmys. "I don't know if I would have been able to compete with the leading actresses ... if there had only been one category," she told The Times during an in-studio live interview on Monday. The move also means Paulson doesn't find herself head-to-head again with veteran actress and co-star Jessica Lange. The two - whose working relationship previously included appearing in the 2005 Broadway production of "The Glass Menagerie" - were both contenders for supporting actress last year, Paulson for her role on HBO's movie "Game Change," Lange for her role in the first season of "American Horror Story.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By James Rocchi
Sipping a to-go herbal tea in the back of a hotel bar not far from the Fox studio lot in Century City, Sarah Paulson is blond, smiling and thoroughly modern. In the slavery-era drama "12 Years a Slave," her hair and her manner are darker in the role of Mistress Epps, wife of Michael Fassbender's demented slave owner Edwin Epps. It's a role that requires the actress to explore jealousy, sex and contempt - as well as feeling pain and doling some out. Paulson, who also stars on the FX network's "American Horror Story: Coven," couldn't be more delighted or honored.
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January 10, 2007 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
SARAH PAULSON explains her Golden Globe nomination this way: People like to discover things for themselves. Though a working professional for more than a decade, the 32-year-old actress stood out among the starry cast of the TV series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" as the "not famous" one. Maybe no longer, though. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. certainly took note of her performance as Harriet Hayes, a Christian comedian on a fictional, late-night sketch-comedy show.
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July 25, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Not to be glib, but sitting through the art-centric chamber piece "The Time Being" is truly like watching paint dry. This airless tale of struggling artist Daniel (Wes Bentley), who submits to a humiliating series of work assignments by a dying, mysterious recluse named Warner (Frank Langella), attempts to plumb the emotional depths of this pair of tortured souls yet never sufficiently makes us care about either. Director Nenad Cicin-Sain, who co-wrote with veteran producer Richard N. Gladstein, takes a style over substance approach, filling his frames with an abundance of gorgeously lit and composed images (kudos to cinematographer Mihai Malaimare)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The critical praise for "12 Years a Slave" has hit with all the fervor of a revival preacher, the film's significance so heavily underscored as to be almost intimidating. Now, I'm not suggesting this horrific piece of our history isn't challenging material, but director Steve McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley use the full measure of filmmaking's potential to gripping effect. The actors, fearless and fierce, do exceptional work to convert the abstract idea of slavery into concrete shape and form.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
A summer TV press tour panel about FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" briefly became a horror of its own for NBC when "Harry's Law" star Kathy Bates took a colorful swipe at her former network. When asked whether it took a special project to lure her back to TV after her experience with the David E. Kelley-created legal drama, she tensed noticeably. "I think they treated us like [dirt]. They kicked us to the curb," she said. "I think they disrespected us and our 7 to 10 milliion viewers, and I think they're getting what they deserve.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In the wicked world of witchery this season on “American Horror Story,” it appears Sarah Paulson is the good witch of the Bayou. The third volume of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's anthology horror series has the 38-year-old actress taking up the role of Cordelia Foxx, the headmistress of a school for young witches with the intent of giving them the tools to keep their powers in check. She is also the estranged daughter of Supreme witch Fiona, played by “AHS” first lady Jessica Lange - mommy dearest at its finest.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Join Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, star of FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum," for a live chat today at 2 p.m. PDT. Paulson made us tremble with her portrayal of Lana Winters, a '50s-era reporter held against her will as a mental patient last season on the anthology horror series. The horror didn't stop there. Lana, a lesbian on the downlow, was forced to undergo aversion conversion therapy; she also endured electroshock therapy, rape, and, uh, breast-feeding of Zachary Quinto's character?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Sarah Paulson was relieved that the TV academy decided to reinstate the supporting categories for TV movies and miniseries at this year's Emmys. "I don't know if I would have been able to compete with the leading actresses ... if there had only been one category," she told The Times during an in-studio live interview on Monday. The move also means Paulson doesn't find herself head-to-head again with veteran actress and co-star Jessica Lange. The two - whose working relationship previously included appearing in the 2005 Broadway production of "The Glass Menagerie" - were both contenders for supporting actress last year, Paulson for her role on HBO's movie "Game Change," Lange for her role in the first season of "American Horror Story.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Join Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, star of FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum," for a live chat on Monday at 2 p.m. PDT. Paulson made us tremble with her portrayal of Lana Winters, a '50s-era reporter-turned-forced mental patient, last season on the anthology horror series.  With her eye on exposing corruption inside a mental institution, Lana soon found herself being held against her will by ruthless matron Sister Jude (Jessica Lange). The horror didn't stop there. Lana, a lesbian on the downlow, was forced to undergo aversion conversion therapy; she also endured electroschock therapy, rape, and, uh, breast-fed Zachary Quinto?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
A summer TV press tour panel about FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" briefly became a horror of its own for NBC when "Harry's Law" star Kathy Bates took a colorful swipe at her former network. When asked whether it took a special project to lure her back to TV after her experience with the David E. Kelley-created legal drama, she tensed noticeably. "I think they treated us like [dirt]. They kicked us to the curb," she said. "I think they disrespected us and our 7 to 10 milliion viewers, and I think they're getting what they deserve.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Not to be glib, but sitting through the art-centric chamber piece "The Time Being" is truly like watching paint dry. This airless tale of struggling artist Daniel (Wes Bentley), who submits to a humiliating series of work assignments by a dying, mysterious recluse named Warner (Frank Langella), attempts to plumb the emotional depths of this pair of tortured souls yet never sufficiently makes us care about either. Director Nenad Cicin-Sain, who co-wrote with veteran producer Richard N. Gladstein, takes a style over substance approach, filling his frames with an abundance of gorgeously lit and composed images (kudos to cinematographer Mihai Malaimare)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Join Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson, star of FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum," for a live chat today at 2 p.m. PDT. Paulson made us tremble with her portrayal of Lana Winters, a '50s-era reporter held against her will as a mental patient last season on the anthology horror series. The horror didn't stop there. Lana, a lesbian on the downlow, was forced to undergo aversion conversion therapy; she also endured electroshock therapy, rape, and, uh, breast-feeding of Zachary Quinto's character?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
As one of an insufficiently large number of fans of Rob Thomas' romantic dramedy "Cupid," which starred Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall and aired only 14 episodes before being canceled by ABC in 1999, I greeted with mixed feelings the news of its retooled return. In the whole history of remakes, there have been few that have seemed worth the effort -- the recently concluded "Battlestar Galactica" and Hitchcock's second "The Man Who Knew Too Much" come to mind, and then . . . I'm out.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
As one of an insufficiently large number of fans of Rob Thomas' romantic dramedy "Cupid," which starred Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall and aired only 14 episodes before being canceled by ABC in 1999, I greeted with mixed feelings the news of its retooled return. In the whole history of remakes, there have been few that have seemed worth the effort -- the recently concluded "Battlestar Galactica" and Hitchcock's second "The Man Who Knew Too Much" come to mind, and then . . . I'm out.
NEWS
January 10, 2007 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
SARAH PAULSON explains her Golden Globe nomination this way: People like to discover things for themselves. Though a working professional for more than a decade, the 32-year-old actress stood out among the starry cast of the TV series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" as the "not famous" one. Maybe no longer, though. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. certainly took note of her performance as Harriet Hayes, a Christian comedian on a fictional, late-night sketch-comedy show.
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