In the trailer for Hidden Figures—a long overdue science movie with black women as the focal point—Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe portray NASA mathematicians whose contributions to space travel were historically under-celebrated.
In today’s Tweet Beat, Ed Sheeran gets sassy, Cher does something with trees and Octavia Spencer is adorable.
People of color are taking over … the fall television schedule. From Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis to Octavia Spencer and Tracee Ellis Ross, it’s a long overdue change on network TV.
The funniest thing to me is when angry contrarians are all, "UGH, GAHD. Kim Kardashian is NAHT EVEN PREHTTAY." Because of course she is, dum-dums. Look at her passport photo. She looks like a fucking spring dryad. Have you seen MY passport photo!? No, you haven't, because gazing upon that shit is CURSED and I don't…
Welcome to Celebrities Strike Back at the Paps, featuring Grammy winner Adele. She and her toddler Angelo took overzealous paparazzi to the court and won an undisclosed five-figure sum. $10,000, $50,000, $99,000? Who knows the exact number but the ruling is a step toward famous babies growing up in the privacy of…
Actress Octavia Spencer, former spokesperson for the weight-loss drug Sensa, sued the company for backpay and is now headed to court.
Black actors are in demand — well, they’re starring in a string of television pilots — and I will praise the Lord for all of it.
Sadly for those of us with a murder-mystery-shaped hole in our lives, the reboot of Murder, She Wrote starring the charming Octavia Spencer has been canceled. But there's one person who is perfectly delighted, and that's Angela Lansbury.
Guys, I'm tired of writing this story, but here we go ... 2013 was a great year for black actors but shitty for black actresses. Womp, but at least it was good for one part of at least one minority group, right? Right?
Tuesday was a terrible day for shady diets in America.
It's almost time for the annual winter holiday of Kardashianmas, in which we decorate our homes with crumbling photographs of Kim Kardashian and pray to the capricious god that inhabits that animate Ryan Seacrest mask for more attention in the coming calendar year.
So! How does Angela Lansbury feel about the fact that NBC is reimagining Murder, She Wrote with Octavia Spencer in the lead role? Well, someone asked her. Guess what? She is NOT happy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is working on a remake of the CBS mystery-drama Murder, She Wrote — with Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer in the Angela Lansbury role. Yes yes yes yes yes. Would watch.
After Octavia Spencer won her Oscar, she was approached to endorse a weight loss product called Sensa. Only because Octavia Spencer is Octavia Spencer, she promoted the product as ethically as possible, making her compensation from Sensa publicly known. That honesty was apparently too much for Sensa: according to a…
Starring Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, and Octavia Spencer*, it's a movie about a good girl gone bad(-ish) after surviving a plane crash leads her to question her religion. You see, she's got skin from her butt grafted on her back — and she's pretty fucking pissed about it.
Opening in theaters today, Fruitvale Station — starring Michael B. Jordan — is getting great reviews and a bit of Oscar buzz, and the subject matter is eerily timely.
Last night was Elle's 19th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and celebs dressed up to steal the spotlight: Some wore vivid blues; others donned crisp whites; Lea Michele chose see-through netting.
Last night a twinkling constellation of stars attended amfAR's Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California. The red carpet was black instead of red; and the clothes were all over the place: Apparently sequins, glitter, tulle tutus, corsets and formal shorts are A-OK for a gala.
Now, Octavia Spencer isn't saying that Jennifer Livingston should not have used her local news pulpit to tell some asshole personal injury attorney to mind his own business and stop judging her body — Spencer is just saying that Livingston wasn't "bullied," per se. Speaking to a reporter at GLSEN's Respect Awards in…