2008, Movie, PG-13, 104 mins


Viola Davis: Most Roles Offered to Black Actresses Are “Mammy-ish”

Viola Davis

Viola Davis says she's tired of being offered roles that she describes as "downtrodden" or "mammy-ish."

In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the How to Get Away with Murder star says there simply aren't enough meaty roles being offered to black women in Hollywood — and, she adds, those given to Halle Berry and her Shondaland counterpartScandal's Kerry Washington, don't count.

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Viola Davis Lands Lead in ABC Pilot How to Get Away With Murder

Viola Davis

Viola Davis has landed the leading role in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, has confirmed.

The sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller... read more

Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in NYC Apartment

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away at 46, has confirmed.

According to a law-enforcement official, the Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday afternoon. The New York Police Department is currently investigating and no cause of death has been determined.

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Viola Davis Adopts a Baby Boy

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

Viola Davis has adopted a baby boy, People reports.

The Tony-winning actress, who received an Oscar nomination for 2008's Doubt, revealed the news Monday in her speech at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles. The boy's name is Genesis.

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Davis' The Help co-star, Octavia Spencer, also shared ...
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Amy Adams Wins Lois Lane Role in Superman Film

Amy Adams

Amy Adams will take on the iconic role of Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"There was a big, giant search for Lois," director Zack Snyder told the newspaper. "For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just... read more

Stars Align to Present Their Nominated Films at SAGs

Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch

Actors from each of the five features up for outstanding cast at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards will present a clip package showcasing their work in their respective films.

Milk boys Josh Brolin, James Franco and Emile Hirsch will do the honors for ...
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2009 Golden Globes Trivia By the Numbers

Hugh Laurie, House

Did you miss the Golden Globes last year? Thanks to the writers' strike, we all did, and we can hardly wait for Sunday's glitzy return. So as the hours tick down to the 66th ceremony (NBC at 8 pm/ET), join us in counting up some (hopefully) fascinating facts about this year's show.

Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter at for live red carpet, show and backstage updates from the Golden Globes on Sunday. Sign up for an account to get frequent updates delivered to your inbox or mobile phone.

030 Rock may have back-to-back comedy series Emmys, but it hasn't won a series Globe yet. Could this be the year?

1 — Only one network series ...
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WGA Takes a Shine to Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight's Oscar campaign just got another big boost.

Two days after scoring a Producers Guild of America nomination, the Batman sequel earned a screenwriting equivalent one from the Writers Guild of America.

Dark Knight scribes Christopher Nolan — who could earn a Directors Guild of America nomination Thursday — and Jonathan Nolan will duke it out against ...
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30 Rock, Mad Men Lead SAG Nominations

Elisabeth Moss, Alec Baldwin

30 Rock and Mad Men have won the love of Emmy voters, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and now their peers: The quirky comedy and advertising drama continued their streaks Thursday morning with three Screen Actors Guild nominations each.

Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey will look to defend their SAG crowns in the male and female comedy categories, while the Rock cast looks for its first comedy ensemble statuette. The cast will face off against those of ...
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