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Angela Bassett Remembers Dear Friend Whitney Houston: 'Her Influence and Impact on the World Far Exceeds Mine'

Angela Bassett Remembers Dear Friend Whitney Houston: 'Her Influence and Impact on the World Far Exceeds Mine'

Originally posted 02/08/2016 10:50AM

A year after Angela Bassett's TV-movie directorial debut chronicled the turbulent life of her late friend and costar Whitney Houston, the actress is proud to have offered a deeper portrait of the pop singer – and has plans to move behind the camera on her current TV series, American Horror Story.

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American Horror Story: Hotel

Angela Bassett Wasn't Surprised by 'Super Hard Worker' Lady Gaga's Golden Globes Nod

Originally posted 12/10/2015 02:50PM

As a Golden Globe winner herself, Angela Bassett knows a little about award-worthy acting. And that's why she wasn't surprised by Thursday's nomination for her American Horror Story: Hotel costar Lady Gaga.

"She's quite a performer, right?" Bassett told PEOPLE after announcing the nominees for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton. The list placed her pop star colleague in contention for best performance by an actress in a limited series or TV movie.

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American Horror Story: Hotel

American Horror Story: Hotel's Ten Commandments Killer Speaks! 'I Was Like, "So Where Do We Go from Here?" '

Originally posted 12/03/2015 01:05AM

Wednesday night's reveal of the Ten Commandments Killer on American Horror Story: Hotel was quick, but it certainly wasn't painless.

Spoiler warning: If you haven't watched the most recent episode of AHS: Hotel, key plot details will be revealed ahead. For those who have seen the episode, keep reading for insights from the star who was revealed to be behind the Seven-style murder spree at the center of AHS's fifth season.

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The 7 Lines That Defined the American Horror Story: Freak Show Finale | Jessica Lange

American Horror Story: Freak Show

The 7 Lines That Defined the American Horror Story: Freak Show Finale

Originally posted 01/22/2015 07:30AM

Barkers rev up your engines. The Freak Show is over, and the incessant quote canonizing can begin.

As another season of American Horror Story closed on Wednesday, the freak fetishist became the freak. (If that meant we got to see Finn Wittrock in his skivvies, then so be it.) But Dandy Mott's downfall was just the beginning of the curiosities delivered by Elsa Mars and her band of outsiders.

Picking up short after Dandy (Wittrock) began his tyrannical rule of the side show, the anthology show's season finale was a veritable a parade of zingers and bon mots worthy of creator Ryan Murphy, starting with …

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Whitney Houston's Mother on Biopic: 'I'm Glad the Lifetime Project Is Finished'

Whitney Houston's Mother Speaks Out: 'I'm Glad the Lifetime Project Is Finished'

Originally posted 01/17/2015 09:25AM

With the Lifetime biopic Whitney set to air Saturday, Cissy Houston, the mother of the iconic singer, who died in 2012, is speaking out about the TV movie that was made without the family's cooperation.

"I'm glad the Lifetime project is finished," Cissy Houston tells PEOPLE. "I hope from now on her fans will keep her child, [Bobbi Kristina Brown], in their prayers, and I hope people will let my child rest."

Adds a Houston family friend: "The family is not happy about this project. Bobby [Brown] and Whitney had a complicated relationship. I don't even think their loved ones understood it. So, for people who didn't know them to take on what, to some extent, dishonors them – and their relationship – that is the most hurtful."

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Angela Bassett Bares Her Abs in Sexy Crop Top! Here's How to Pull One Off at Any Age

Angela Bassett Bares Her Abs in Sexy Crop Top! Here's How to Pull One Off at Any Age

Originally posted 01/09/2015 01:20PM

The actress put a sexy twist on a classic suit look

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YaYa Dacosta Channels Whitney Houston in the Studio in New Lifetime Clip (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/24/2014 09:05AM

Lifetime's new Angela Bassett-directed Whitney Houston biopic Whitney is slated for a January debut, and clips from the film are already beginning to show.

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