Black people flocked to theaters in 2011 to see The Help, a movie set in the 1960s about a maid who helps an aspiring author document the lives of Black maids in the South. But one of the film’s stars, Viola Davis, who earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, now regrets taking the role of a maid to a racist Southern belle.

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With so many celebrity relationships falling apart daily, it’s inspiring to see couples who unselfishly honor their vows. Aisha Atkins and Ja Rule‘s marriage has withstood the test of time. It is rare for a rapper to stay in a longterm marriage with so many opportunistic groupies lurking.

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Viola Davis

Oscar winner Viola Davis was all smiles as she grabbed a take out meal at Sharky’s Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The ‘Fences’ star was seen wearing a pair of Stella McCartney Britt Gold Metallic Platform Derby Shoes (retail $975). Davis, 51, said she feels extremely “blessed” after growing up in a “rat-infested and condemned” apartment. “I was the kind of poor where I knew right away I had less than everyone around me,” she recalled in the new issue of People magazine. “We had nothing… I cannot believe my life (now). I just can’t. I’m so blessed.”

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Viola Davis

Actress Viola Davis celebrated her big Oscar win with her family. Davis, 51, won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Fences. She posted this photo of her husband of 13 years, Julius Tennon, and their adopted daughter, 6-year-old Genesis Tennon.

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Warren Beatty

Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali should’ve known the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wouldn’t let them dominate the headlines this morning.

Davis won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Fences and Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight. But they are not the big story this morning.

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