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Janelle Monae Honours Real-life 'Hidden Figure'

The star, who portrays real-life NASA scientist Mary Jackson in critically-acclaimed film Hidden Figures, made a surprise appearance on breakfast show Good Morning America to pay her respects to retired U.S. Navy engineer...

Octavia Spencer: Viola Davis Will Win The Oscar

Octavia Spencer thinks Viola Davis will win Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Oscars.The 46-year-old actress has been nominated alongside the 'Fences' star for her role in 'Hidden Figures' but believes that Viola...

Octavia Spencer To Play Millionaire Philanthropist C.j. Walker In New Film

The Hidden Figures star, who is up for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar later this month (Feb17), is heading back to the 1920s to play Madam C. J. Walker. "That's another story...

Octavia Spencer And Josh Groban Pay Tribute To Al Jarreau

The singer's manager, Joe Gordon, announced the singer's death, revealing he passed away at a hospital in Los Angeles surrounded by family and friends. "He was in the hospital, kept comfortable...

Taraji P. Henson Urges Women To 'Keep Fighting' To Get Their Voices Heard

The 46-year-old actress stars in the feel-good biographical tale of a team of African American mathematicians who overcame working in the then racially segregated National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to make a significant contribution...

Octavia Spencer Praises Oscars Diversity

Octavia Spencer thinks the diversity in this year's Oscar nominations is ''wonderful''.The 'Hidden Figures' star is one of six black performers shortlisted for acting honours at the upcoming Academy Awards, and while she doesn't believe...

Octavia Spencer: 'Academy Voters Will Not Be Swayed By Diversity Controversy'

The 46-year-old actress is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Hidden Figures, one of a record six black actors to be nominated. The increased number of nods...

Octavia Spencer 'Terrified' By New Producer Role

The actress, who has been twice-nominated for an Oscar, including this year in the category of Best Supporting Actress for Hidden Figures, now wants to get involved behind the scenes and help bring...

Octavia Spencer: 'Being Starstruck Comes With The Job'

The 46-year-old’s fame skyrocketed after her award-winning turn in 2011’s The Help, where she bagged an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA for her portrayal of housemaid Minny. Despite her own fame, Octavia admits she...

Chris Evans Thrilled By Patriots' Super Bowl Win

The Captain America: Civil War actor attended the match at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas when the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime, at the National Football League (NFL) showdown. And Chris couldn't...

Octavia Spencer's House Plagued By Skunks

Octavia Spencer has a ''skunk party'' problem.The 'Hidden Figures' actress is being plagued by a group of the creatures that have taken residence in her garden and she can't bear the stench of the animals.She...

Octavia Spencer Working On New Project With Mentor Whoopi Goldberg

The Help star had just finished high school when she muscled her way on to the set of Whoopi's 1990 film The Long Walk Home, which was shooting near her home in Alabama,...

Viola Davis: 'Oscars Backlash Isn't Responsible For Rise In Black Nominees'

The 2016 Oscars hit headlines due to only white names receiving nominations in key categories, prompting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to endorse a host of changes in a bid to increase...

Octavia Spencer Sent Letters To Idol Michael Jackson

Octavia Spencer used to send fan mail to Michael Jackson.The 46-year-old actress enjoyed writing letters to various celebrities when she was younger and she was thrilled when she received a poster in response to a...

Mel Brooks Leads Tributes To Veteran Actor John Hurt

The British star passed away on Friday (27Jan17) at the age of 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Hurt, well-known for playing Kane in Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller Alien, earned two Oscar nominations during...

Octavia Spencer Receives Woman Of The Year Award

Octavia Spencer has been awarded the Woman of the Year award by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.The 46-year-old actress was honoured with a parade along Masachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square, Massachusetts, on Thursday (26.01.17) where...

Octavia Spencer Pays Tribute To Mary Tyler Moore In Hasty Pudding Award Speech

The iconic American television actress, who influenced a generation when her sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired on the small screen in the 1970s, died in Connecticut at the age of 80 on Wednesday...

Oscars History Is Made As Three Black Stars Dominate Best Supporting Actress Category

All three are up for Best Supporting Actress for their roles in Fences, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures - the first time three black performers have held a majority in any Academy Awards category....

Diversity Takes Centre Stage At 2017 Oscar Nominations

Diversity took centre stage at the 89th Academy Award nominations.The Academy will no doubt be hoping to put last year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy behind them after it was revealed seven people of colour have been listed...

Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding's Woman Of The Year

The Hidden Figures star has been invited to take part in the student theatrical group's over-the-top celebrations in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 26 January (17). "The Pudding is proud to honor an actress...

Octavia Spencer Buys Out Movie Theatre For Hidden Figures Screening

The Help actress plays one of three real-life African-American women who worked behind the scenes at NASA to help make John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit Earth in 1962, and on...

Hidden Figures Continues To Soar At The North American Box Office

The movie, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae as the three African-American women who worked behind the scenes to help NASA make John Glenn the first American astronaut to...

Octavia Spencer Felt 'Freer' Wearing A Tuxedo To The Golden Globes

Octavia Spencer felt ''freer'' wearing a tuxedo to this year's Golden Globe Awards ceremony. The 46-year-old actress - who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in 'Hidden Figures'...

Octavia Spencer & Viola Davis Soaked Away Golden Globes Stress

The two stars are neighbours in Hollywood and often enjoy a soak, and when Octavia was in the mood for a little relaxation before the chaos of the red carpet, she called Viola...

Michael Keaton Apologises For 'Hidden Fences' Gaffe

The Birdman actor took the stage at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles to announce the nominees for the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture accolade, but got his films mixed...

Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape Of Water To Star 'Fish Man' Creature

Guillermo del Toro's new movie 'The Shape of Water' will feature a ''fish man''.The 52-year-old filmmaker is currently working on his new project - which will star Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg,...

Hidden Figures Stars Slam Gospel Singer Kim Burrell's 'Anti-gay Remarks'

The music star, who sings I See Victory alongside Pharrell on the soundtrack of upcoming film Hidden Figures, caused controversy when she aired a sermon on Facebook Live, in which she stated: "That perverted homosexual...

Octavia Spencer Sees Political Relevance In Hidden Figures

The film tells the story of three black women who were instrumental in getting America's space race off the ground, using their mathematics and computer genius during a time of prejudice and segregation.Octavia Spencer in...

Octavia Spencer's Hidden Figures Shock

Octavia Spencer could not believe that 'Hidden Figures' was a true story.The actress plays Dorothy Vaughan in the drama about three African-American women who were on the team that helped to launch astronaut John Glenn...

Octavia Spencer's Credits Early Life Lessons With Prepping Her For 'Crazy' Hollywood

The Oscar-winner's mum Dellsena passed away when the actress was 18, but she is thankful she started early in instilling qualities in her children that allowed Octavia to thrive in Hollywood. "I had a very...

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