NBC has announced the hosts and musical guests for the March 4 and March 11 episodes of SNL, but an image tweeted by the show Thursday afternoon mistakenly assumes we will care about more than two of them. “MAR 4, OCTAVIA SPENCER, FATHER JOHN MISTY,” reads one column of brightly colored note cards. “MAR 11, SCARLETT…
In a candid interview, best supporting actress nominee Octavia Spencer gently corrects the notion that this year’s Oscar nominees are not a direct reaction to last year’s #OscarsSoWhite brouhaha because that’s not how movies work.
Look how much fun this woman is having. I mean that sincerely. Just look.
Sometimes, when the goss is slow, you discover a gem you’ve been over-looking for months as you sift through the dirt and dust of celebrity news on a three-day weekend.
There was a moment during Sunday’s Golden Globes, right before the broadcast cut to commercial, that showed Octavia Spencer telling Casey Affleck something that made him throw his man-bunned head back in uproarious laughter. I wasn’t there, so I’m not entirely sure this is the case, but maybe that was the moment she…
A pastor in California is part of a faction of Christians upset about Octavia Spencer’s role as God in the movie adaptation of William P. Young’s controversial 2007 novel The Shack. Spencer is black, you see, and God is a white man.
The cast of the upcoming crowd-pleaser Hidden Figures went to Washington, DC on Thursday “to highlight the stories of Americans who defied stereotypes and broke glass ceilings to advance human space flight, science, and innovation.” But, if a picture uploaded by the official White House Instagram account is any…
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.