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Jharrel Jerome's Awards Blessing

Jharrel Jerome has hailed his Emmy Award win a ''blessing''.The 21-year-old actor took home the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for 'When They See Us' - Ava DuVernay's series about five...

Cicely Tyson Joins Cherish The Day

Cicely Tyson has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay's 'Cherish the Day'.The 94-year-old actress will play stage and screen legend Miss Luma Lee Lanston in the writer's OWN anthology series - which sees each episode...

La Toya Jackson Feared 'Ceiling Was Caving In' During Fourth Of July Earthquake

La Toya Jackson thought her house was going to collapse in the California earthquake on Thursday (04.07.19).The 63-year-old singer was among several celebrities, including Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Gabrielle Union and Ava DuVernay to...

Ava Duvernay Doesn't Get Offered Directing Jobs

Ava DuVernay doesn't get offered ''a lot'' of directing jobs.The 'Selma' director has won a number of awards for her work behind the camera but she insists she still doesn't get calls for a wide...

Steven Spielberg Faces Backlash

Steven Spielberg faces a backlash over his proposal to block Netflix films from Academy Awards shortlists.The 'Ready Player One' filmmaker - who is a governor of the Academy's directors branch - is planning to propose...

Ava Duvernay Boycotts The Super Bowl In Support Of Colin Kaepernick

Ava DuVernay boycotted the Super Bowl on Sunday (03.02.19) in a show of support for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.The 46-year-old director - who has helmed movies such as 'Selma' and 'A Wrinkle in Time'...

Pink: Touring With Kids Has Been Hard

Pink has admitted taking her children on tour with her has been the ''hardest thing'' she has ever done.The 'So What' hitmaker decided that she would hit the road with her two kids, daughter Willow,...

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Peta's Most Beautiful Vegan Of 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch has been crowned PETA's ''most beautiful vegan'' of 2018. The 'Sherlock' star - who started following a plant-based diet at the beginning of the year - has been recognised by the non-for-profit organisation...

Reese Witherspoon To Front New Tv Show

Reese Witherspoon is to front a new unscripted TV series.The 'Big Little Lies' actress' media company, Hello Sunshine, are teaming up with AT&T for 'Shine On with Reese', a series which will highlight women who...

Ava Duvernay Hopes To Inspire Black Female Directors

Ava DuVernay hopes she's ''not the last'' black woman to direct a $100 million-grossing movie. The 45-year-old filmmaker recently entered the history books when her fantasy movie 'A Wrinkle in Time' achieved the landmark -...

Ava Duvernay Asked To Direct New Gods

Ava DuVernay asked to direct 'New Gods'.The 45-year-old film producer has admitted she personally approached Warner Bros. and asked them if she could helm the anticipated adaptation of Jack Kirby's comic classic.During a question and...

Victoria Mahoney Lands Historic Star Wars Job

Victoria Mahoney is the first black female director to work on a 'Star Wars' movie.The 'Yelling to the Sky' filmmaker has been hired by 'Star Wars: Episode IX' director and executive producer J.J. Abrams as...

Kristen Stewart Named On The Cannes Film Festival Jury

Kristen Stewart has been named as a member of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival Jury.The 28-year-old actress - who is, perhaps, best known for her starring role in the 'Twilight' franchise - is among a...

Joe Manganiello Says Deathstroke Movie Still In The Works

Joe Manganiello has teased the Deathstroke movie is still in the works.The 41-year-old actor made a cameo as the DC Comics villain in the post-credit scene in last year's 'Justice League' alongside Jesse Eisenberg who...

Ava Duvernay Says It's Incredible Her Netflix Doc 13th Is Shown In Schools

Ava DuVernay thinks it's ''incredible'' her Netflix documentary '13th' is showed in schools.The 45-year-old filmmaker helmed the documentary which tackled racism in the US penal system back in 2016, and DuVernay said it was a...

Ava Duvernay To Lend Her Directing Talent To Dc's 'New Gods'

After the success of the female-directed 'Wonder Woman', it seems that the DC Extended Universe are intent on continuing that streak by bringing on board Ava DuVernay for their forthcoming movie 'New Gods'. The news...

Ava Duvernay To Helm Dceu Movie New Gods

Ava DuVernay is set to helm the new DC Extended Universe movie 'New Gods'.The 45-year-old filmmaker - who has recently helmed Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' - has joined Warner Bros. Studios to direct her...

Mindy Kaling Loves The Contemporary Quotes In A Wrinkle In Time

Mindy Kaling loved how her 'A Wrinkle in Time' character was updated.The 38-year-old actress stars as Mrs. Who in Ava DuVernay's new Disney movie - which is based on the 1962 novel of the same...

Storm Reid Says Working With Oprah Winfrey Was Amazing

Storm Reid said working with Oprah Winfrey was ''amazing''.The 14-year-old actress stars in Ava DuVernay's new Disney movie 'A Wrinkle in Time' alongside the likes of Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, and said she...

Storm Reid Doesn't Think She'll Work With Another Female-heavy Cast

Storm Reid doesn't think she will have the ''privilege'' to work with another predominately female cast.The 14-year-old actress stars in Ava DuVernay's new Disney movie 'A Wrinkle in Time' alongside the likes of Oprah Winfrey,...

Ava Duvernay Rules Herself Out Of Helming A Star Wars Movie

Ava DuVernay isn't interested in helming a 'Star Wars' movie.The 45-year-old filmmaker has directed the new Disney movie 'A Wrinkle in Time' and has been rumoured to helm one of the many upcoming movies from...

Reese Witherspoon Praises A Wrinkle In Time For Diversity

Reese Witherspoon has praised 'A Wrinkle In Time' director Ava DuVernay for representing different kinds of women within her movie.The 41-year-old actor stars as Mrs. Whatsit in the upcoming Disney movie based on the 1962...

Reese Witherspoon Compares Wrinkle In Time To Wizard Of Oz

Reese Witherspoon said 'A Wrinkle in Time' is a mix of 'The Neverending Story' and 'The Wizard of Oz'.The 41-year-old actress stars as Mrs. Whatsit in the upcoming Disney movie based on the 1962 novel...

Oprah Winfrey Loves Drinking Margaritas, Reese Witherspoon Spills

Oprah Winfrey loves drinking margaritas, according to Reese Witherspoon.The 64-year-old chat show host-turned-actress stars alongside the 'Legally Blonde' actress in the new Disney movie 'A Wrinkle in Time', and Reese gushed about her co-star saying...

The Shape Of Water Wins Biggest Accolade At Producers Guild Awards

'The Shape of Water' won Best Theatrical Motion Picture at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night (20.01.18).The fantasy romance's director Guillermo del Toro was unable to collect the accolade at the 29th Annual ceremony...

Ava Duvernay And Black-ish Lead The 2018 Naacp Image Award Winners

The results are in for this year's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards which was hosted by Anthony Anderson last night. Big winners including director Ava DuVernay, TV series 'black-ish',...

Ava Duvernay Wins Top Prize At Naacp Image Awards

Ava DuVernay took home the top prize of the night at the NAACP Image Awards. The 45-year-old director scooped the Entertainer of the Year gong at the ceremony at Pasadena's Civic Auditorium on Monday night...

Ava Duvernay Set For 2018 Producers Guild's Visionary Award

Ava DuVernay is to be given the 2018 Producers Guild's Visionary Award. The 'Selma' filmmaker will pick up the accolade at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards, on January 20, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton...

Oprah Winfrey Says Sex Scandal Is A 'Seminal' Moment For Hollywood

Oprah Winfrey hopes the Hollywood sex scandal proves to be a ''seminal'' moment for the movie industry.The 63-year-old star has been appalled by the stream of allegations made against several influential figures within the film...

Ava Duvernay: Hollywood 'Intentionally' Chooses Not To Hire Black Actors

Ava DuVernay thinks Hollywood ''intentionally'' choose not to hire black actors or filmmakers.The 'Selma' director believes the film industry is putting ''effort'' into excluding men and women of colour from having their own chance at...

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