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 counterpart, Scandal's Kerry Washington, don't count.
Viola Davis has landed the leading role in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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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.
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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. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler.
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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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 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.
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Emma Stone is set to cameo on the upcoming final season of iCarly, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Stone, 23, will play an energetic...
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.
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.
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The Artist is the first silent film to win the top honor since Wings triumphed at the first Oscars in ...