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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 Sure How To Get Away With Murder Would Be A Hit

Actress Viola Davis was positive her new drama How To Get Away With Murder would succeed because its placement in the schedules meant it would piggyback viewers from hit show Scandal.The Help star decided to...

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 Crawled Through Bins For Food

Viola Davis used to crawl through bins filled with maggots in order to find food. The 49-year-old actress went to extreme lengths to stay alive when she was growing up in Rhode Island as she...

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 Upsets Fellow Motorist With Parking Problem

The Help star Viola Davis fell foul of an angry motorist during a recent trip to the movies when she abandoned her car in a lot nearby.The actress admits she was too hot and bothered...

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...

Viola Davis Used To Search Bins For Food

Viola Davis used to search through the bins for food. The Oscar-nominated actress admits she's ashamed of her childhood because she was so poor growing up that she would steal from her local shop and...

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...

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...

'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...

Nervous Viola Davis' Missed Out On Kissing Crush Harrison Ford

Last-minute nerves got the better of actress Viola Davis when she decided to steal a kiss from longtime crush and Ender's Game co-star Harrison Ford.The Oscar-nominated actress was so excited to learn she'd be sharing...

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...

Viola Davis Using Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Diet To Get In Shape For Movie Role

Actress Viola Davis is using Hugh Jackman's Wolverine diet to get in shape for her new film.The Help star is playing James Brown's mother Susie in the upcoming biopic Get On Up, and she has...

Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer Join James Brown Biopic

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer will star in James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'.'The Help' director Tate Taylor has cast two of the stars of his hit 2011 film in his latest project about the...

Movie Reviews: Enough Said

Fox Searchlight is opening the late James Gandolfini's penultimate film, Enough Said, in four theaters today (Wednesday), presumably to give it a head start against the much-buzzed-about Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard,...

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...

Hard-hitting Crime Drama 'Prisoners' Sees Hugh Jackman On Top Form [Trailer]

The trailer for Denis Villeneuve's hard-hitting crime-drama Prisoners has rolled out online, showing Hugh Jackman in his first post-Les Miserables role, and a good one at that. The Australian plays Keller Dover, a regular guy...

Viola Davis In Talks For Cyber Crime Thriller

Viola Davis may star with Chris Hemsworth in a cyber crime movie.The 'Help' actress is in talks to star alongside the 'Thor' and 'Avengers' actor in Michael Mann's forthcoming untitled thriller which will begin filming...

Viola Davis Was Born On Slave Plantation

The Help star Viola Davis was born on a slave plantation in South Carolina.The actress has revealed she was welcomed into the world in her grandmother's house in St. Mathews, but she was later raised...

Alice Englert Spellbound By Beautiful Creatures Cast

Alice Englert was blown away by the 'Beautiful Creatures' cast.The young Australian actress was in complete awe of her A-List co-stars - who included Oscar winners Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson and Viola Davis - and...

Viola Davis Prayed For Hunky Husband

Viola Davis is convinced her marriage was a match made in heaven because the actress prayed for a perfect mate just weeks before meeting her husband.The Help star was so desperate to meet Mr. Right...

Stars Send Well Wishes To Barbara Walters

Viola Davis and David Arquette are among the stars who have sent their well wishes to Barbara Walters after the veteran U.S. broadcaster was hospitalised in Washington, D.C. following a fall on Saturday (19Jan13).The 83...

Denzel Washington Urges Actress Daughter To Be Just Like Viola Davis

Denzel Washington has urged his daughter to follow Doubt star Viola Davis' path as she embarks on an acting career.Washington's daughter Olivia is studying the craft at New York University, and he has offered her...

Viola Davis Joins Prisoners Cast

Viola Davis has joined the cast of 'Prisoners'.The 'Help' actress will star alongside Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Melissa Leo in the thriller, which will be directed by 'Incendies' helmsman Denis Villeneuve.The film...

Viola Davis Honoured For Charity Work

Actress Viola Davis was honoured for her philanthropy at a prizegiving in Los Angeles on Saturday (27Oct12).The Help star was the guest of honour at the Friendly House Awards Luncheon Gala at The Beverly Hilton...

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