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Octavia Spencer: 'Dyslexia Gave Me An Edge'

Teachers in Montgomery, Alabama noticed something special about the future Oscar-winning actress and rather than make her learning issues a negative, they pushed her to make the most of her puzzle-solving skills....

Taraji P. Henson: 'I Would Love To Be A Marvel Superhero'

The Hidden Figures star thinks she’s a much better comedy actress than a dramatic one, and is desperate to be offered a role alongside fellow Marvel superheroes Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans....

Octavia Spencer Still Feels Bad For Oscars Flub Accountant

The Help star was among the stunned celebrities featured in a now-famous Academy Awards photo taken as the audience and viewers at home learned Faye Dunaway had announced the wrong Best Picture winner....

Octavia Spencer 'Prayed' For Accountant In Oscars Mix-up

Octavia Spencer ''said some prayers'' for the accountant who handed out the wrong envelope at the Oscars which lead to the Best Picture mix-up.The gaffe at Sunday (26.02.17) night's award show saw 'La La Land'...

Octavia Spencer Wants Producing Role

Octavia Spencer wants to be a film producer.The Oscar-winning actress likes the ''puzzle-solving'' element of being a producer and is seeking out projects where she can take on that role. She said: ''I love looking...

Phylicia Rashad Defends Octavia Spencer's Casting As God In The Shack

Oscar winner Octavia stars as Papa in Stuart Hazeldine’s new film The Shack, about a grieving man (Sam Worthington) who receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God. Christian groups have hit out at...

Octavia Spencer Hopes Hidden Figures Will Make A Difference

Octavia Spencer ''hopes'' 'Hidden Figures' will make a difference in the future.The 46-year-old actress was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Dorothy Vaughan in the biographical drama which follows...

Octavia Spencer: 'Sam Worthington Was Perfectly Cast As Muddled Dad In The Shack'

Octavia Spencer, who was nominated for an Oscar for Hidden Figures, reveals he didn't have to reach too far to find his character in the uplifting new film - he was living life...

Kirsten Dunst Heaps Praise For Hidden Figures Co-star Octavia Spencer

Kirsten Dunst ''loved'' working with Octavia Spencer on 'Hidden Figures'.The 34-year-old actress - who plays bolshy supervisor Vivian Michael in the drama based on real events - was full of praise for her co-star and...

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...

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