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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Power couple Common and Angela Rye hosted the ACLU’s SoCal Bill of Rights Dinner in Beverly Hills on Sunday. Rye, a CNN political analyst, is still getting death threats in connection with her relationship with the social justice rapper.
Blac Chyna was spotted returning home go L.A. after earning a little extra cash hosting a party at a nightclub somewhere.
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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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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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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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The numbers are in. Even Warren Beatty’s Best Picture flub couldn’t save Sunday night’s Oscar Awards snooze fest. ABC viewers tuned out in droves as spoiled leftwing celebrities threatened to turn the 2017 Oscars telecast into their anti-Trump political platform.
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.
Viola Davis finally won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences. The 51-year-old Golden Globe winner’s competition included Hidden Figures‘ star Octavia Spencer, Lion‘s Nicole Kidman and Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris.
Essence magazine honored remarkable moments and performers in film and television at yesterday’s 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala, held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
(L-R) Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi were presented with Hollywood’s “Next Generation” the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards.