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PHOTO: Viola Davis' High Fashion Shoot

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.07.2012 | Black Voices

Viola Davis looks stunning in her short natural hair decked out in elegant designer ensembles for the current issue of L.A. Times Magazine. Althou...

They Shoot Black Movies... Don't They?

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices
Barry Michael Cooper

At the dawn of the Black Hollywood Renaissance of the '90s, the sodality of filmmakers felt like the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Twenty years later, many black filmmakers (including myself) haven't had a movie financed by a major studio in over twenty years.

Who's The Most Desirable Oscar Nominee?

Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment

Move over, Marilyn. If AskMen's 2012 "99 Most Desirable Women" survey is any indication, the most desired female Oscar nominee is The Girl With The Dr...

The SAGs and DGA Prove Harvey Weinstein's Behind-the-Scenes Genius

John Lopez | Posted 03.31.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Oscar prognosticating is a hard habit to break. Sure enough, I stumbled across the SAG and DGA awards results this morning, and much like finding that emergency cigarette stashed in your winter coat's breast pocket, I couldn't help lighting up.

Octavia Spencer: 'I Am Not Healthy At This Weight'

Posted 01.30.2012 | Black Voices

Sunday's annual Screen Actors Guild Awards marked another memorable night for actress Octavia Spencer. In addition to earning an award alongside her f...

'Not Healthy At This Weight'

People | Posted 03.31.2012 | Celebrity

Octavia Spencer couldn't be on a better career path - but The Help star is not without some concerns about herself....

The Oscar Bounce: What's An Oscar Nomination Worth At The Box Office?

The Huffington Post | Gary Susman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

The much vaunted Oscar bounce ain't what it used to be. Within the last decade, a movie nominated for Best Picture could expect to see its grosses ...

Mary J. Blige Rips Oscars Nominations: 'The Academy Is Being Mean'

Danielle Cadet | Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

The Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday, and while many celebrities celebrated their nod from the Academy, one person was not too happy...

Jessica Chastain's Adorable Shocked Oscar Reaction

Posted 01.24.2012 | Entertainment

While attending the Armani Prive show in Paris on Tuesday morning, Jessica Chastain got word that she had been nominated for her portrayal of Celia Fo...

WATCH: The Best Academy Award Acceptance Speeches

Posted 01.24.2012 | Black Voices

It's that time of year again, the 2012 Academy Award nominees were announced this morning, and as expected "The Help" shined, landing four nominations...

Caller Thinks Yvette Nicole Brown Is Octavia Spencer On 'WWHL'

Posted 03.23.2012 | TV

When you have a live television show, there's no delay or filter to edit out the gaffes, which can make for exciting television. It can also make for ...

The Descendants Wins Best Picture Drama At The Golden Globes!

Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment

"The Descendants" has won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama. The Alexander Payne-directed family drama stars George Clooney as a man s...

Octavia Spencer Wins Best Supporting Actress At The Golden Globes!

Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment

Octavia Spencer has won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Spencer played Minny, a brave and headstrong domestic mai...

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Rob Lowe & More Gather For Lunch

Posted 03.15.2012 | Entertainment

The tables turned at one of Hollywood's most prestigious luncheons on Friday. Amidst a week packed with glitzy galas, The American Film Institute f...

Golden Globes Predictions!

Posted 03.14.2012 | Moviefone

Get excited, Moviefone readers! On Sunday, the 69th annual Golden Globes will take place in Hollywood, Ricky Gervais will flame every star in attendan...

Lots Of Female Bonding At The Critics' Choice Awards

TresSugar | Posted 01.13.2012 | Women

The women stuck together at the People's Choice Awards last night, and tonight they continued to show the love at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Th...

Davis And Spencer Shine At Critic's Choice Awards (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.13.2012 | Black Voices

We were bummed that "The Help" stars Viola Davis and Octavia Davis were absent from Tuesday night's People's Choice Awards, but the ladies were defini...

George Clooney Stands Up For Women

Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment

Forget the looks and charm: George Clooney is a ladies' man because he's a stand up guy. The Oscar-winner, who scored a handful of Golden Globe nomin...

The Cinema of Liberty: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2011

Govindini Murty | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Govindini Murty

It is greatly worthwhile to celebrate the notable movies of 2011 that took the risk of advocating for democratic freedom, the political principle that makes so much film artistry possible.

How Many Of This Year's Bestsellers Have You Read?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Books

Total U.S. book sales of 2011 have been compiled by Nielsen's Bookscan. Their lists feature about 75% of American book sales, and don't include sales ...

'The Help' Chosen Best Film Of 2011 By Black Film Critics Circle

Black Film | Posted 02.20.2012 | Black Voices

The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) has voted "The Help" Best Film of 2011, Dee Rees Best Director for "Pariah", Viola Davis Best Actress for "The He...

Jordan Zakarin

'The Help' Director Rejoices Over Golden Globe Nominations | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment

Tate Taylor's magical 2011 continued on Thursday, as his film "The Help" was nominated for four major Golden Globe awards. The '60s-set civil rights d...

Huge Day For Huge Stars

Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment

Awards season kicked off in earnest on Thursday morning with the announcement of the 2012 Golden Globe nominations. There were a lot of big names, ...

Jessica Chastain's Painstaking, Unusual Method

Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment

Jessica Chastain has come into the cinema world like a house on fire in 2011, storming screens with five different -- and critically acclaimed -- film...

Out to Lunch with The Help

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.10.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At a luncheon last week at Desmond's, Montego Glover, Nikki James, Anna Deveare Smith, and Billie Jean King celebrated the film's happy arrival on DVD with two of the stars, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who got up to answer questions about the film.