Annaleigh Ashford plays Paula Jones on Ryan Murphy’s latest historical wigstravaganza for the FX network, Impeachment: American Crime Story. Annaleigh recently spoke to Vanity Fair about her portrayal, and explained that it was very important to her that her performance be rooted in truth, and didn’t want to be an “impression” or a “caricature.” Well, if you ask Paula Jones herself, which Inside Edition did, she will tell you in no uncertain terms that Annaleigh’s version of her is cartoonish, insulting, inaccurate, and deeply offensive. To add insult to crunchy-banged injury, Paula is also very mad that Annaleigh never once called her before slipping into a scrunchie and vocal twang.
Last night Monica Lewinsky made an appearance at the Hollywood premiere of FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story. 48-year-old Monica wore a multicolored cocktail dress, which is cute enough, but I found myself thinking, “She’d look nice in blue.” And I’m not trying to be snide, she really would! Continue reading
Sadly, John Goodman was robbed and is not playing Linda Tripp in Ryan Murphy’s take on the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal. Sarah Paulson is. And after much back and forth, the third season of American Crime Story is a go.