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For Your Consideration, Oscars 2014: Don't Forget Emma Watson, 'Enough Said' And Joss Whedon, Please

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

Oscar voting is underway. A word to the Academy: Don't forget some of this year's underdogs.

My Conversation With Angela Lansbury

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Angela Lansbury is perhaps best known for her portrayals of the detective Jessica Fletcher in the long-running television series, Murder, She Wrote, and the diabolical meat pie-maker in Sweeney Todd. Just last month she was recognized with an Honorary Oscar.

4 Observations From The Week In Oscar Precursors

Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

Thompson -- who stomps through "Saving Mr. Banks" with a devilish delight -- is turning into a freight train of momentum, the likes of which hasn't been seen since ... well, since Jennifer Lawrence during last year's awards season.

The 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot Might Not Actually Be Called That

Posted 11.12.2013 | TV

The "Murder, She Wrote" reboot with Octavia Spencer might not even be called "Murder, She Wrote." According to Deadline, NBC has been toying with titl...

Angela Lansbury Slams 'Murder, She Wrote' Remake

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new series "Murder, She Wrote." The network recently anno...

Jill Scott To Play James Brown's Wife

Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

Jill Scott will play the wife of James Brown in the forthcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Scott will star opposite Chadwick Boseman ("42...

15 Minutes With Diablo Cody, Octavia Spencer and Julianne Hough

Jon Steely | Posted 10.24.2013 | Celebrity
Jon Steely

I'm at war with loneliness, and loneliness is winning. I'm also in the super swanky SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills -- with beautiful people all around -- to see Oscar winners Diablo Cody and Octavia Spencer, and singer/dancer-with-the-stars turned movie star Julianne Hough.

Christopher Rosen

Diablo Cody Didn't Love Directing | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

Diablo Cody, one of the most savvy writers working in Hollywood, wanted to try something different after finishing her latest screenplay, "Paradise": ...

The First Mistake Of Oscar Season

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

Two of the best supporting actress performances this year were given by Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz in "Fruitvale Station," but a typographical e...

Octavia Spencer Adds Another 'Case' To Her Resume

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Writing a children's book isn't enough for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. She's also narrating the audio edition. Spencer's "The Case of t...

Oscar-Winning Actress Sues Weight-Loss Company For Fraud

Posted 08.30.2013 | Celebrity

In 2012, after Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer won her big award for the movie "The Help," she was courted by weight-loss company Sensa. In five...

The Man Playing James Brown Is ...

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Papa's got a brand-new bag, and this time it's in the form of a biopic. James Brown will finally see his life play out on the big screen now that Univ...

'Why Twitter With Satan When You Can Friend With God?'

Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment

Diablo Cody's "Paradise" will debut on DirecTV on Aug. 8, but the film is still set for a proper theatrical release on Oct. 18. With that in mind, her...

Oscar Winner's New Movie Gets Surprise Debut

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment

Honest to blog: Diablo Cody's directorial debut will premiere on DirecTV on Aug. 8. The film, which stars Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Nick Offerman...

Octavia Spencer's New Gig

AP | Posted 09.29.2013 | TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer will guest star on a new CBS sitcom, "Mom." Series creator Chuck Lorre sa...

Laura Prudom

Anna Faris' 'Mom' Adds Justin Long And Octavia Spencer | Laura Prudom | Posted 07.29.2013 | TV

CBS' "Mom," starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, will see Justin Long and Octavia Spencer recurring in early episodes, creator Chuck Lorre announce...

"Fruitvale Station" Is Presented In a Fair and Balanced Manner

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Fruitvale Station, a Life Stolen

CC Stinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
CC Stinson

Using art as an outlet, Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station painted the complex life of a young African American man in today's society.

Back In The Oscar Hunt

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — Octavia Spencer almost passed on one of the most acclaimed movies of the year so far – "Fruitvale Station." The film, re...

Popcorn Preview: Fruitvale Station

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Fruitvale Station (2013) Cast includes: Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Friday Night Lights), Melonie Diaz (Be Kind Rewind), Octavia Spencer (The H...

Diane Kruger Power Clashes Her Way To The Top Of The Best-Dressed List

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.12.2013 | Style

This week, the best-dressed list was full of stars dressing up simple pieces in really elegant ways. Blake Lively glammed up a casual tank with a gorg...

Octavia Spencer's Secret TV Shame

Vulture | Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

Octavia Spencer made a big confession at last night's premiere of "Fruitvale Station": "I never saw 'The Wire,'" she told us. WHAT? Despite the fa...

Fruitvale Station: Hoping for Oscar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Addressing the premiere crowd at MoMA, Ryan Coogler said he had to make this film when the news ripped apart his community. After the screening, we were still so immersed, we were happy to see Michael B. Jordan alive.

Who Wore It Best?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices

While there were countless stars shining around New Orleans this past weekend for the 2013 Essence Festival a few stood out from the rest -- like fash...

Fruitvale Station: A Review

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

It is no accident that Fruitvale Station was so fêted at this year's Sundance Festival, winning the Audience and Grand Jury Awards, as well as an early acquisition by The Weinstein Company.