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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...

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"I’ve been doing my research on Amanda Waller and I’m a little scared because she’s really unapologetic. She’s on the right side of the law, but really she should probably be at Rikers Island (prison)."...

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...

Viola Davis Left Stranded In Ohio, Misses Tv Interview

Actress Viola Davis had to conduct a planned Tv interview with comedian Jimmy Kimmel via Skype on Thursday (26Feb15) after plane problems left her stranded in Ohio.Davis spent six hours at an airport before checking...

Viola Davis Confirms Suicide Squad Role

Actress Viola Davis has confirmed reports she is joining the star-studded cast of comic book action movie Suicide Squad.Following speculation The Help star had been cast as no-nonsense squad leader Amanda Waller, Davis finally revealed...

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"I got a bunion on my right foot, so before the awards I said, 'Just in case something happens...' I told my husband to go to the store and get a can of Crisco (shortening)...

Viola Davis Had 'Loser Face' At Sag Awards

Viola Davis had her ''loser face on'' when she won her SAG award.The 49-year-old actress admits she was stunned when she won a People's Choice award and a Screen Actors Guild award for her role...

Viola Davis' Proud Husband

Viola Davis' husband keeps all her awards in his office.The 49-year-old actress - who picked up the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series prize for her role in 'How to Get...

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"There's always people, like, Meryl Streep said she saw a couple of episodes, which I'm shocked that she has time to do that... One man came up to me and I forget who. It's a...

Viola Davis Hits Back At Critic In Emotional Speech

Viola Davis paid tribute to How to Get Away With Murder's producers for casting a ''49-year-old dark skinned African-American woman who looks like me'' at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. The 49-year-old actress fought...

Benedict Cumberbatch To Present At Sags

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 -...

Viola Davis 'Fascinated' By Suicide Squad

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....

Cicely Tyson Reuniting With The Help's Viola Davis

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...

Jared Leto And Will Smith Confirmed For Suicide Squad

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Viola Davis Cries Onstage Talking About Childhood

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...

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

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...

Viola Davis Crawled Through Bins For Food

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...

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

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

Viola Davis Upsets Fellow Motorist With Parking Problem

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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"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...

Viola Davis Uses Poetry To Hit Back At Critic

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...

Viola Davis Opens Up About Impoverished Upbringing

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...

Viola Davis Used To Search Bins For Food

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...

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

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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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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U2's Long Serving Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Dies

U2’s latest tour has suffered yet more bad news, with the announcement of the sudden death...

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Campaign To Save Human Rights Act From Being Scrapped

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of a number of British actors to put their names to a new appeal...

Melissa McCarthy On How Malls Body Shame Plus-Size Women

Melissa McCarthy has taken a stand against the fashion and shopping industries...

Newport Folk Festival To Mark 50 Years Since Bob Dylan "Went Electric"

It was a three song set that helped the change the course of pop music history: Bob Dylan...

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Robert Rodriguez To Direct 'Jonny Quest' Movie

Robert Rodriguez has signed up to direct a live-action remake of the classic TV cartoon...

Twenty One Pilots Score First US Number 1 Album With 'Blurryface'

Indie pop duo Twenty One Pilots are celebrating their first ever US Number 1 album...

Piers Morgan To Return As Guest Judge On 'America's Got Talent'

Four years after he left the show, Piers Morgan has announced that he’ll be returning...

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