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  • ‘The Help’ to Premiere Next Month on Showtime

    May 30, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Nearing its the one-year anniversary of its theatrical release, “The Help” is headed for its TV premiere next month on Showtime. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The best picture nominee, which earned a supporting actress Oscar for Octavia Spencer, will debut June 24 at 10 p.m. ET on the cable channel. Also starring Viola Davis, […]

  • ‘The Help’ Author on Writing from Black Maid’s Perspective; Film Passes $100M

    Aug 31, 11 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    “The Help,” starring Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, has crossed the $100 million threshold in box office grosses in less than three weeks in release, marking  a notable victory for DreamWorks and Participant Media. The Tate Taylor-directed movie hit the milestone Tuesday night, and has now earned $100.8 million domestically, according to the Hollywood Reporter. […]

  • Suit Against ‘The Help’ Writer Thrown Out

    Aug 17, 11 by Brittney M. Walker 3 Comments

      *The writer of the  hit book and now film, “The Help,” was taken to court recently by her brother’s former African American maid. Kathryn Stockett was accused of using the likeness of Ablene Cooper without her permission in a book about relationships between White families and their Black maids in the segregated South of […]

  • Association of Black Women Historians Warn Against ‘The Help’

    Aug 12, 11 by EURPublisher01 5 Comments

    *The Association of Black Women Historians are speaking out against both the best-selling novel and the new movie “The Help,” urging fans to reconsider the popular tale of African American maids in 1960s Jackson, Miss., who risk sharing their experiences with a young white journalist. “Despite efforts to market the book and the film as […]

  • ‘The Help’ Has $5M Opening; Rare ‘A+’ From CinemaScore

    Aug 11, 11 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *Viola Davis’ “The Help” got off to an impressive start at the Wednesday box office, grossing at least $5 million in its first day and earning a rare A+ CinemaScore from folks who came out to see it, according to the Hollywood Reporter. DreamWorks and Disney decided to open the movie midweek to build buzz […]

  • Audio: Viola Davis Explains Her Decision to Play a Maid in ‘The Help’

    Jul 20, 11 by EURPublisher01 5 Comments

    *Actress Viola Davis addresses the elephant in the room regarding her forthcoming film “The Help.” There has already been frustration expressed from those who simply heard that two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis is playing a maid in her next movie – without knowing anything about her character from the book upon which the film […]