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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...

'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,...

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...

Star Wars, Suicide Squad And Bryan Cranston: The Best Moments Of Comic-con 2015

As usual the San Diego Comic-Con International was the place to be for comic and movie fans across the globe. Not only were a ton of new trailers unveiled, but loads of questions were answered...

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...

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....

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 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 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...

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...

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...

'Ender's Game', Released In Us Today, Receives Mixed Reviews

Ender's Game, due to be released in the US today (1st November), has received a series of mediocre reviews from critics.Ender's Game is released in US cinemas today.The film, based on Scott Orson's book of...

Viola Davis' Daughter To Make Acting Debut In James Brown Biopic

Actress Viola Davis' three-year-old daughter will make her acting debut in an upcoming James Brown biopic.The Help star will play the Godfather of Soul's young mother in the film Get On Up, which is due...

Harrison Ford Narrates 'Ender's Game' Final Trailer [Trailer]

The final trailer for Ender's Game has been released. Set in the future years after an alien-human war, the movie follows Ender Wiggin, a talent young boy who is sent to a military space academy...

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