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Benedict Cumberbatch To Present At Sags

21st January 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne are among the presenters at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.The British actors - who are both up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role -...

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Viola Davis 'Fascinated' By Suicide Squad

8th January 2015

Viola Davis is ''fascinated'' by her role in 'Suicide Squad'.The 49-year-old actress is to play government agent Amanda Waller in the Warner Bros. film centred around the super-villain mercenary team from the DC Comics Universe....

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Cicely Tyson Reuniting With The Help's Viola Davis

16th December 2014

Cicely Tyson is set to reteam with her The Help co-star Viola Davis on her hit U.S. drama How To Get Away With Murder.The veteran actress will guest star on an upcoming episode of the...

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Jared Leto And Will Smith Confirmed For Suicide Squad

3rd December 2014

Jared Leto and Will Smith are among the stars confirmed for 'Suicide Squad'.The 'Dallas Buyers Club' actor and 'Men In Black' star are among the star-studded cast confirmed for the upcoming Warner Bros. supervillain movie...

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Viola Davis Sure How To Get Away With Murder Would Be A Hit

5th November 2014

Actress Viola Davis was positive her new drama How To Get Away With Murder would succeed because its placement in the schedules meant it would piggyback viewers from hit show Scandal.The Help star decided to...

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Viola Davis Gives Inspirational Speech On Growing Up In Poverty At Power Of Women Luncheon

By Nick Hill | 12th October 2014

Viola Davis, an Oscar-nominated actress, has undoubtedly had a very successful television and movie career, but before finding fortune and fame she lived in poverty as a child and was forced to steal and rummage...

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Viola Davis Cries Onstage Talking About Childhood

12th October 2014

Actress Viola Davis broke down in tears onstage when she admitted the "immense shame" she felt for her impoverished childhood during an acceptance speech on Friday (10Oct14).The Help star was honoured for her work with...

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Viola Davis Recalls Childhood Spent In "Abject Poverty" To Spur Action For Starving Children

By Victoria Pavlova | 12th October 2014

On Friday, October 10, Variety’s Power of Women event honoured one very special woman for her work against poverty. Viola Davis may be an Oscar-nominated performer with her own successful TV show, but she had...

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Viola Davis Crawled Through Bins For Food

11th October 2014

Viola Davis used to crawl through bins filled with maggots in order to find food. The 49-year-old actress went to extreme lengths to stay alive when she was growing up in Rhode Island as she...

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Viola Davis Speaks About Growing Up In “Abject Poverty” In Power Of Women Luncheon Speech

By Stephanie Chase | 11th October 2014

Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis has spoken of growing up in “abject poverty”, during an emotional speech delivered during the annual Power of Women luncheon on Friday (October 10th).Viola Davis at the Power of Women...

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Fascinating Fact: 4387059

26th September 2014

Viola Davis' new legal drama How To Get Away With Murder scored a monster debut when it premiered in the U.S. on Thursday night (25Sep14), drawing more than 14 million viewers. The show aired directly...

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Viola Davis Upsets Fellow Motorist With Parking Problem

25th September 2014

The Help star Viola Davis fell foul of an angry motorist during a recent trip to the movies when she abandoned her car in a lot nearby.The actress admits she was too hot and bothered...

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The Things They Say: 4384955

25th September 2014

"It'll keep the marriage alive." Viola Davis on her racy scenes in new Tv drama How to Get Away With Murder.

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The Things They Say: 4384907

24th September 2014

"I don't Tweet... I joined Facebook because I like snooping on other people's pages... I look at the pictures and I look at all the inappropriate comments." Actress Viola Davis refuses to give up information...

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Viola Davis Uses Poetry To Hit Back At Critic

22nd September 2014

Actress Viola Davis has turned on a New York Times writer for taking aim at her looks in a new article.Journalist Alessandra Stanley compared The Help star to Kerry Washington and Halle Berry in an...

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Viola Davis Opens Up About Impoverished Upbringing

25th April 2014

Actress Viola Davis grew up so poor she was ashamed to invite friends to her home, because she lived in a condemned building, surrounded by rodents.The Doubt star has only recently started opening up about...

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Viola Davis Used To Search Bins For Food

24th April 2014

Viola Davis used to search through the bins for food. The Oscar-nominated actress admits she's ashamed of her childhood because she was so poor growing up that she would steal from her local shop and...

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James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Will Make Chadwick Boseman A Star And Have You Dancing For Days [Trailer + Pictures]

By Lauren James | 14th March 2014

The trailer has been released for the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up, which promises to bring the greatly adored "Godfather of Soul" back to life. This summer's movie will see Persons Unknown actor...

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Fascinating Fact: 4086034

26th February 2014

The Help star Viola Davis is heading back to Tv to star in a new legal thriller. The actress will lead the cast in How To Get Away With Murder as a criminal defence professor...

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Tika Sumpter Joins James Brown Biopic

15th November 2013

Tika Sumpter has joined James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.The 33-year-old actress will play Yvonne Fair, one of Brown's back-up singers who recorded a song written by the legendary singer called 'I Found You', which...

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'Ender's Game', Released In Us Today, Receives Mixed Reviews

By Elinor Cosgrave | 1st November 2013

Ender's Game, due to be released in the US today (1st November), has received a series of mediocre reviews from critics.Ender's Game is released in US cinemas today.The film, based on Scott Orson's book of...

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Nervous Viola Davis' Missed Out On Kissing Crush Harrison Ford

22nd October 2013

Last-minute nerves got the better of actress Viola Davis when she decided to steal a kiss from longtime crush and Ender's Game co-star Harrison Ford.The Oscar-nominated actress was so excited to learn she'd be sharing...

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Viola Davis' Daughter To Make Acting Debut In James Brown Biopic

22nd October 2013

Actress Viola Davis' three-year-old daughter will make her acting debut in an upcoming James Brown biopic.The Help star will play the Godfather of Soul's young mother in the film Get On Up, which is due...

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Viola Davis Using Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Diet To Get In Shape For Movie Role

7th October 2013

Actress Viola Davis is using Hugh Jackman's Wolverine diet to get in shape for her new film.The Help star is playing James Brown's mother Susie in the upcoming biopic Get On Up, and she has...

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Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer Join James Brown Biopic

1st October 2013

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will star in James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.'The Help' director Tate Taylor has cast two of the stars of his hit 2011 film in his latest project about the...

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Movie Reviews: Enough Said

18th September 2013

Fox Searchlight is opening the late James Gandolfini's penultimate film, Enough Said, in four theaters today (Wednesday), presumably to give it a head start against the much-buzzed-about Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard,...

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Harrison Ford Narrates 'Ender's Game' Final Trailer [Trailer]

By Elinor Cosgrave | 7th August 2013

The final trailer for Ender's Game has been released. Set in the future years after an alien-human war, the movie follows Ender Wiggin, a talent young boy who is sent to a military space academy...

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Hard-hitting Crime Drama 'Prisoners' Sees Hugh Jackman On Top Form [Trailer]

By Michael West | 3rd June 2013

The trailer for Denis Villeneuve's hard-hitting crime-drama Prisoners has rolled out online, showing Hugh Jackman in his first post-Les Miserables role, and a good one at that. The Australian plays Keller Dover, a regular guy...

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Viola Davis In Talks For Cyber Crime Thriller

22nd April 2013

Viola Davis may star with Chris Hemsworth in a cyber crime movie.The 'Help' actress is in talks to star alongside the 'Thor' and 'Avengers' actor in Michael Mann's forthcoming untitled thriller which will begin filming...

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Viola Davis Was Born On Slave Plantation

14th February 2013

The Help star Viola Davis was born on a slave plantation in South Carolina.The actress has revealed she was welcomed into the world in her grandmother's house in St. Mathews, but she was later raised...

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