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

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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, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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

Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer to Star in Fox's Red Band Society

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer has been tapped to star in Fox's Red Band Society, TVGuide.com has learned.

In this comedic young soap, a group of teenagers meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital and become unlikely friends and allies. With Fox declaring pilot season dead, Red Band Society is a series prototype with additional scripts ordered beyond the pilot.

The Oscar-winning actress will play... read more

Sissy Spacek Joins Netflix Drama as Kyle Chandler's Mom

Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek has joined the untitled Netflix drama starring Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini, TVLine reports.

The Oscar-winning actress will play Chandler and Cardellini's mother in the thriller from Damages creators Todd A. KesslerDaniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler.

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Susan Lucci: I Hope to Return to All My Children

Susan Lucci

Attention, All My Children fans: you may not have seen the last of Erica Kane.

Asked whether she would be making an appearance on the revamped online version of the soap, Susan Lucci tells TVGuide.com, "I hope so. We're trying."

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Octavia Spencer Sheds 20 Pounds

Stacey Snider, Octavia Spencer, Ahna O'Reilly

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is showing off her figure after losing 20 pounds.

"My weight has always been a struggle for me," Spencer says on the website for Sensa, for which she is a spokesperson. Sensa is a powder-like dieting product that is sprinkled on food like salt or pepper to help suppress appetite.

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Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyoncé Top BET Awards

Kanye West and Jay-Z

Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyoncé were the big winners at Sunday's BET Awards.

Kanye and Jay-Z's duo The Throne snagged the Best Group award and the Video of the Year award for their song "Otis." Beyoncé scored Best Female R&B Artist, as well as Video Director of the Year.

Check out the 2012 BET Awards red carpet arrivals

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Emma Stone Books iCameo on iCarly's Final Season

Emma Stone

Emma Stone is set to cameo on the upcoming final season of iCarly, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Stone, 23, will play an energetic... read more

Roush Review: Silence Would Have Been Golden at the Oscars

Billy Crystal

February's Big Event Scorecard: The Grammys had Adele. The Super Bowl had Eli Manning. The Oscars, the last and least of these annual TV spectacles, had ... Cirque du Soleil? And endless pointless montages of movie stars gushing about how wonderful the movies are. And Billy Crystal recycling age-old shtick, including the "What are they thinking?" gag that had us squirming along with the celebs in their seats, making for a night that was (to borrow from a nominated title) Extremely Long and Incredibly Dull.

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The Artist, Hugo and Meryl Streep Top Oscars

Meryl Streep

The Artist and Hugo topped Sunday's Academy Awards with five statuettes each, with the former winning Best Picture, while Meryl Streep won her long-awaited third Oscar after 29 years.

See all the Oscars fashion hits and misses

The Artist is the first silent film to win the top honor since Wings triumphed at the first Oscars in ...
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