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  • Octavia Spencer Defends Neil Patrick Harris: Oscar Bit ‘Was Not Racist’ (Watch)

    Mar 2, 15 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *As Oscar host, Neil Patrick Harris tasked front row guest and former Oscar winner for “The Help,” Octavia Spencer, with guarding a locked box that would later reveal his Oscar predictions as part of a magic trick. And for that, some have labeled him racist. Folks were asking why he had to pick Octavia, who happened […]

  • Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer Explains Decision to Try TV

    Aug 15, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *Yes, Fox’s new fall drama “Red Band Society” is set in a pediatric hospital and follows a bunch of teens with serious illnesses. But Octavia Spencer, who plays the head nurse in the kids’ unit, says the show is by no means a “downer.” “You think set in a pediatrics hospital, oh, my God. Sick […]

  • Reunited: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Set for James Brown Pic

    Sep 30, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The Help” director Tate Taylor will reunite with the film’s stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for his upcoming biopic on James Brown for producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger. As previously reported, “42” star Chadwick Boseman will play the Godfather of Soul in “Get On Up.” Davis will play his mother Susie Brown, who […]

  • John Singleton: ‘Can a White Director Make a Great Black Film?’

    Sep 19, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Director John Singleton wrote a column for The Hollywood Reporter’s Sept. 27 issue questioning the studios’ motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: “It’s as if the studios are saying, ‘We want it black, just not that black.’ ” Read in its entirety below: Whenever a black-themed film comes out, I get the […]

  • Universal Reveals Release Date for James Brown Biopic

    Aug 29, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Universal Pictures announced today it will release Tate Taylor‘s James Brown movie “Get On Up” on Oct. 17, 2014, reports Deadline.com. On Monday, the studio announced that “42” star Chadwick Boseman will portray the Godfather of Soul. The pic charts a young boy’s rise from extreme poverty and violence to become one of the most […]

  • Octavia Spencer – 20 Pounds Lighter (Watch)

    Apr 24, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Oscar winner Octavia Spencer has lost 20 pounds – and shows it off in a new promo for Sensa, the powder-like dieting product that is sprinkled on food like salt or pepper to help suppress appetite. “My weight has always been a struggle for me,” Spencer says on the website for Sensa, for which she […]