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Riz Ahmed To Star In Invasion

Riz Ahmed is to lead the cast of 'Invasion'.The 37-year-old actor is attached to appear alongside Octavia Spencer in the sci-fi film, which is being directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Pearce.Amazon Studios have acquired the...

Octavia Spencer Makes Medical Donation

Octavia Spencer is donating breathing monitors to US hospitals to assist during the coronavirus pandemic.The 47-year-old actress admitted she felt ''helpless'' watching the health crisis unfold but hopes her gesture can go some way to...

Kasi Lemmons To Direct Shadow King Adaptation

'Harriet' director Kasi Lemmons is to helm an adaptation of 'Shadow King'.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 59-year-old filmmaker is to write and direct the project, which is based on Maaza Mengiste's best-selling historical fiction...

Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Get A Huge Pay Hike

Octavia Spencer has revealed how her friend and colleague Jessica Chastain helped her secure a pay hike five times bigger than her initial salary for a film they are both working on.The Hollywood gender pay...

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 Struggle With Dyslexia Inspired Her To Write Children's Book

The Help star has struggled with the reading disorder since she was a child but discovered she was able to stay engaged after reading stories about a boy detective. She tells...

'Insurgent' Spends More Time On Shailene Woodley And Characterisation

Unless you had read the book, last year's hit 'Divergent' probably left you scratching your head about the story set in post-war Chicago, where people are segmented into factions according to their personalities (Dauntless, Candor,...

Kate Winslet's 'Nasty' Wardrobe

Kate Winslet thinks her clothes make her 'Insurgent' character ''cattier and nastier''.The 39-year-old actress reprises her role as Jeanine in the sequel to dystopian thriller 'Divergent' and believes her wardrobe makes her villainous alter ego...

The Oscars Suffer From Worst Ratings In Six Years

This year’s Academy Awards was the least watched in six years, according to preliminary viewing figures. USA Today reported that initial Nielsen estimates put the 87th Awards stats at 36.6 million viewers, the lowest since...

Neil Patrick Harris Hosts In Underwear

Neil Patrick Harris stripped to his underwear while presenting the Academy Awards.The Oscars presenter paid homage to one of the evening's biggest winner, 'Birdman' - which picked up four awards - by stepping out on...

Neil Patrick Harris Hosts In Underwear

Neil Patrick Harris stripped to his underwear while presenting the Academy Awards.The Oscars presenter paid homage to one of the evening's biggest winner, 'Birdman' - which picked up four awards - by stepping out on...

Octavia Spencer To Portray Mary Seacole In New Biopic

Actress Octavia Spencer has been tapped to star in a new biopic documenting the real-life work of pioneering 19th century nurse Mary Seacole.The film, simply titled Seacole, will detail the Jamaican-born Brit's medical work behind...

Octavia Spencer Wins Lawsuit Against Weightloss Firm

Actress Octavia Spencer has been awarded almost $1 million (£625,000) after winning her wrongful termination lawsuit against a top weight-loss company.The Help star sued bosses at Sensa Products in 2013 for allegedly failing to pay...

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...

Fox Pulls 'Red Band Society' Mid-season

In news which will exacerbate what has been a pretty disastrous fall for new TV shows across all networks, Fox has announced that it will halt production on its freshman comedy-drama ‘Red Band Society’.Octavia Spencer...

Octavia Spencer Says Hollywood Has Roles For 'Chubby' Actresses

Octavia Spencer is happy there are roles for ''sexy'' and ''chubby'' actresses in Hollywood.The 44-year-old 'Get On Up' actress claims that her role as Aunt Honey in the James Brown biopic proves there is...

Naomi Watts To Join "Insurgent" Cast Straight Away, As Rebel Leader

The cast of Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant is already taking shape with Naomi Watts being the latest A-lister to join the lineup. The actress joins Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz and a number...

British Model Suki Waterhouse Cast In Summit's 'Insurgent'

More Insturgent cast news this week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Suki Waterhouse and Johnny Weston have been added to the growing cast of the teen dystopia. The British model has signed on to play...

Finally, Red-band Trailer For 'Snowpiercer' Arrives [Trailer + Pictures]

Snowpiercer isn’t new. Joon-ho Bong’s adapation of the popular French comic book Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob. Walking around Paris last October, posters for the movie where everywhere, and without the laboured ‘delayed train’ play...

Octavia Spencer Announced As Newest Cast Member Of 'Divergent Sequel 'Insurgent'

Octavia Spencer will be starring in the upcoming sci-fi epic 'Insurgent.'The Academy-Award winning actress will be joining the likes of Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet as the newest cast member of the 'Divergent' sequel.Lionsgate made...

Mptf's Night Before The Oscars Pulling Out Of Partnership With Beverly Hills Hotel

In recent years, besides the glamour, celebrities and red carpet fashion at the Oscars, the show’s ethics have also been put into the spotlight. This year, The Night Before The Oscars, the biggest charity event...

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...

Nbc's 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot, Starring Octavia Spencer, Gets Shut Down

'Murder, She Wrote' won't be returning to our television screens after all.This past October (2013), it was announced that NBC will air a reboot of the famed TV crime series, starring Octavia Spencer in the...

10 Best Films Of 2013

10. Behind The Candelabra - Sadly consigned to TV in America, this Liberace biopic's lavish production design deserves to be projected on the biggest screen possible. As do great performances from Michael Douglas, Matt Damon...

Octavia Spencer 'Fine' Without Kids

Octavia Spencer has no regrets about not having children.The 'Fruitvale Station' star believes it is unlikely she will ever have a baby but insists she is ''fine'' with her decision to focus on her career...

Octavia Spencer Shocks Julia Roberts & Thompson With Murder, She Wrote News

Octavia Spencer left acting royalty Julia Roberts and Emma Thompson stunned when she revealed plans to revive one of their favourite Tv shows Murder, She Wrote during a recent round table interview.The three movie stars...

Bill Murray Signs Up For Supernatural Comedy

Bill Murray and Seth Rogen have signed up for 'BOO: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations'.The A-list pair will lend their voices to characters in the animated movie, which is being prepared by Dreamworks.The comedy will centre...

New Take 'Murder, She Wrote' With Octavia Spencer In The Works

One of television's most popular crime shows, Murder, She Wrote is to be revived by NBC in a new series that will offer a fresh take on the long-running Angela Lansbury drama with the casting...

Nbc Producing Pilot For The Revival Of "Murder. She Wrote" Starring Octavia Spencer

CBS’s Murder, She Wrote, might be getting a much needed revival to NBC, according to the network’s announcement. NBC has ordered a pilot of the long-running series, Deadline reports. The series will benefit from the...

Octavia Spencer Sues Diet Company Bosses For Breach Of Contract

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is suing the bosses of a diet company, insisting they owe her for endorsing their products.The Help star has filed legal documents against Sensa Products executives, accusing them of breaching contract...

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