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Octavia Spencer Working With Vince Gilligan On Jim Jones Series

The Help star originally optioned the rights to Raven: The Untold Story of Jim Jones and His People by journalist Tim Reiterman, who survived the 1978 mass killing in Jonestown, Guyana, and shared...

Gifted Gets Release Date

'Gifted' is set for release on April 12.The Fox Search Light project, which comes from '(500) Days of Summer' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' director Marc Webb, is set to hit the big screen early next...

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,...

Octavia Spencer's Mean, Naked Sleepwalking Alter-ego Has A Name

The actress warns house guests that if they should meet Oriet in the middle of the night, they should stay out of her way. Spencer admits her restless, often naked and mean...

Octavia Spencer Wants Neil Patrick Harris Back

Octavia Spencer wants Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars again.The 'Insurgent' actress - who took part in an ongoing Academy Awards sketch with the evening's host - was very impressed with the 'How I...

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...

The Help Director Hosting Cast Reunion For Thanksgiving

The Help director Tate Taylor will be spending America's Thanksgiving holiday with his leading ladies after inviting Allison Janney and his longtime pal Octavia Spencer to enjoy the feast with him.The actresses have flown to...

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...

Octavia Spencer's Legal Feud With Weightloss Company Heading To Court

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer's legal battle with a top weightloss company is set to hit court.The Help star is suing bosses at Sensa for allegedly failing to pay her in full for an endorsement deal.She...

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...

Jonny Weston In Talks For Insurgent

Jonny Weston is in final negotiations to join 'Insurgent'.The actor is set to join Shailene Woodley and Theo James in the sequel to 2013's 'Divergent' movie which is based on Veronica Roth's best-selling dystopian trilogy,...

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...

Octavia Spencer Lands New Tv Series Debut After Murder, She Wrote Axe

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer has signed up to star in Steven Spielberg's new Tv drama Red Band Society after plans to remake acclaimed crime show Murder, She Wrote with her as Angela Lansbury's replacement were...

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...

Tika Sumpter Joins James Brown Biopic

Tika Sumpter has joined James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.The 33-year-old actress will play Yvonne Fair, one of Brown's back-up singers who recorded a song written by the legendary singer called 'I Found You', which...

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