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Vanity Fair's 'Hollywood Issue' Cover Celebrates 13 Diverse Women Of Hollywood

From Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence to Viola Davis and Diane Keaton, Vanity Fair’s annual ‘Hollywood issue’ cover is a celebration of diversity. Released against the backdrop of the growing diversity debate after this year’s...

Viola Davis: 'Oscars Row Is All Wrong'

A number of celebrities have spoken out against bosses behind the annual Hollywood awards gala, threatening to pull their support after no black stars received nods in the main acting categories for the...

Viola Davis Details Sister's Childhood Sexual Assault

The How To Get Away with Murder star's sister was assaulted by a man when she was just eight years old. The ordeal has led to a life of substance abuse and homelessness...

Whoopi Goldberg Disagrees With Viola Davis' Emmys Speech

The Help star made history by becoming the first black woman to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy Award in September (15) for her TV show How to Get Away...

Viola Davis Pays Tribute To Late Actress Barbara Meek

Meek's death was announced by bosses of The Trinity Repertory Company on Saturday (03Oct15). She was 81. No further details were released as WENN went to press. Meek was best known...

Texting Viola Davis 'Hit By A Bus' In Tv Skit

Host Kimmel explained his guest had suffered an accident earlier in the day and then showed Davis walking into traffic while texting. It appeared a passing bus hit her, but it was...

Viola Davis Didn't Expect Emmy Speech Reaction

Viola Davis didn't expect her Emmy speech to be so well received.The 'How to Get Away with Murder' star - who became the first black actress to win Best Actress in a Drama Series last...

Kerry Washington Isn't Competitive With Other Actresses

Kerry Washington doesn't consider Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson to be her competition.The 'Scandal' actress was thrilled when the 'How to Get Away with Murder' star became the first African-American woman to win Outstanding...

Viola Davis Guzzled Prosecco

Viola Davis ''guzzled'' Prosecco before the Primetime Emmy Awards.The 'How To Get Away with Murder' actress - who became the first African American to take home the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series prize at...

Taraji P. Henson Happy To Lose Emmy To Viola Davis

Henson and Davis were both up for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama category at Sunday's (20Sep15) ceremony, for their roles in Empire and How To Get Away With Murder, respectively....

Taraji P. Henson Admits Losing Emmy Was 'Bittersweet'

Taraji P. Henson admits losing an Emmy to Viola Davis was ''bittersweet.''The 'Empire' star, who was nominated alongside the 'How to Get Away with Murder' actress when she became the first woman of colour to...

Viola Davis Delivers Emotion-filled Emmys Speech

Viola Davis thanked people who have ''redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black'' during her Emmys acceptance speech.The 50-year-old actress became the first African-American...

Nancy Lee Grahn Apologises For Blasting Viola Davis' Emmys Speech

The Help star made history on Sunday (20Sep15) as the first black woman to win the prize of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in How to Get Away...

Viola Davis Praises Taraji P Henson

Viola Davis has praised ''supportive and genuine'' Taraji P. Henson.The 50-year-old actress became the first woman of colour to pick up the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series prize at the Primetime Emmy Awards...

'Game Of Thrones' And Viola Davis Make History At 67th Primetime Emmy Awards

Last night’s Primetime Emmy awards saw history being made as HBO drama ‘Game Of Thrones’ took home an unprecedented 12 awards and ‘How To Get Away With Murder's' Viola Davis became the first black actress...

Kerry Washington Hails History-maker Viola Davis

Kerry Washington has praised Viola Davis after she became the first African-American woman to win Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the Emmys.The 50-year-old actress won the prestigious gong on Sunday night (20.09.15) in...

Viola Davis Gives Emotional Speech As She Makes Emmy Awards History

Davis scored her first Emmy win for her role as tough lawyer Annalise Keating on U.S. drama How to Get Away With Murder, but the triumph was more than just a personal one,...

Game Of Thrones Win Big At Emmys 2015

'Game of Thrones' broke the record for winning the most Emmys in one year, taking their haul to 12 trophies last night (20.09.15).The HBO show added to the eight prizes it scooped at the recent...

Viola Davis Is 'Mellow' About Emmys

Viola Davis feels ''mellow'' ahead of the Emmy Awards tonight (20.09.15).The Oscar-nominated actress will compete for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the TV awards ceremony for her critically lauded role in 'How to...

Taraji P. Henson's Emmy Hopes: 'I Pray To God'

Taraji P. Henson thinks it's ''bittersweet'' she may be the first African-American woman to win Best Actress at the Emmy Awards.The 'Empire' star admits that she ''prays to God'' that either she or 'How to...

Denzel Washington Bringing Broadway Play Fences To Big Screen

Washington and Viola Davis played a married couple in the 2010 revival of August Wilson's drama about race relations in the U.S. - and both picked up Tony Awards, while the production was...

Denzel Washington Shared Lawyer Tips With Viola Davis

Washington and Davis became firm friends while portraying a married couple in 2010 Broadway play Fences, and earlier this year (15), he decided to drop by the Los Angeles studio where Davis films...

Viola Davis Planning To Renew Vows On 13th Wedding Anniversary

The Help star and Tennon rang in 12 years of marriage last month (Jun15), but Davis is already planning a big bash for their 'lucky' 13th anniversary in 2016. She tells U.S....

First 'Suicide Squad' Trailer Debuts At Comic Con And Leaves Fans Wanting More

Suicide Squad may have another month of filming left, but that didn't stop the movie’s stars as well as director David Ayer from taking a road trip to Comic Con this weekend, to wet fan’s...

Viola Davis Celebrates Perks Of Flight Delay

The Doubt star spent six hours at an airport before checking into a Columbus hotel so she could freshen up and look her best for a guest spot on U.S. TV show Jimmy...

Jessica Lange Ready To Retire

Jessica Lange has wanted to retire for 30 years.The 66-year-old actress - who has 33-year-old daughter Shura with Mikhail Baryshnikov, as well as 30-year-old Hannah and 28-year-old Samuel with playwright Sam Shepard - constantly thinks...

Viola Davis To Portray Harriet Tubman In Tv Biopic

The untitled project will be based on Kate Clifford Larson's book, Bound For The Promised Land, which focuses on the story of the former slave who escaped and subsequently led over 300 slaves...

Viola Davis Had To Forage For Food

Viola Davis used to forage bins for food.The 'How To Get Away With Murder' star and her family struggled financially when she was a child and she constantly plotted ways to overcome her hunger, including...

Viola Davis Recalls Childhood Battle To Find Food: "I Was Always Hungry"

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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