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1 hr ago | Daily Actor

Viola Davis Heads to TV to represent "a woman of color, of a certain age and a certain hue"

Viola Davis is a two-time Oscar nominee, but getting those juicy, meaty roles every actress wants hasn't been easy. Sometimes she is fighting for the tiniest of parts.


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8 hrs ago | Ruidoso News

Octavia Spencer: Content with new ensemble TV role

As the offers poured in for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to join the many other film actors who have recently transitioned to television, she was clear on what she wanted. She had a recurring role on the first season of CBS' "Mom," playing an addict with a looming prison sentence for embezzlement who befriends Allison Janney and Anna Farris' characters in Alcoholics Anonymous.


10 hrs ago |

Shows starring Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer bring diversity to fall TV lineup

Annalise Keating is everything you hope your Criminal Law professor will be - brilliant, passionate, creative and charismatic. She's also everything you don't expect - sexy, glamorous, unpredictable and dangerous.


Related Topix: Viola Davis, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Scandal

19 hrs ago |

"Scorpion" is the tale of a genius hacker and his misfit team.

TELEVISION'S a year-round affair, but the end of summer still triggers a small avalanche of new broadcast shows. Some networks are staggering their rollouts, but between now and Thanksgiving a couple of dozen new scripted shows will debut.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Family, Teenagers, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy, Damages

Mon Sep 15, 2014

LA Daily News

Fall TV: a How to Get Away with Murdera looking to be another hit for Shonda Rhimes

No one knows how to keep a pot boiling better than Shonda Rhimes. The famed showrunner already has two simmering ABC series on Thursday nights - “Grey's Anatomy” and “Scandal.” And they are about to be joined by a third with the provocative title “How to Get Away with Murder.” It stars Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, a brilliant, successful and tough criminal law professor at a prestigious university who uses her class as something of a “Lord of the Flies” testing ground.


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Palm Beach Post

The new fall TV season: 6 new shows worth checking out...for now

If the leaves are turning brown and the weather is getting nippy, the new fall TV season must be rapidly approaching. OK, I know we don't get brown leaves and chilly temperatures in September 'round these parts, but work with me here.


Related Topix: Weather, Batman, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Drama

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Kiese's top 10 picks for must-see new TV showsKiese's top 10 picks...

Kiese's top 10 picks for must-see new TV shows Forget NBC's new shows starring Debra Messing and Katherine Heigl, and make sure you see these. Check out this story on Oscar-nominee Viola Davis stars as law professor Annalise Keating on ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder."


Related Topix: Smash, Entertainment, Television, Grey's Anatomy, Comedy, Drama, Celebrities, Debra Messing, Katherine Heigl, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Viola Davis Says Hollywood Gives Her 'Mammy-ish' & Small Roles That Pay Little

New York Times Sunday Magazine by Amy Wallace September 14, 2014 Viola Davis As You've Never Seen Her Before: Leading Lady! "Even when I get the fried-chicken special of the day, I have to dig into it like it's filet mignon," Viola Davis said. She was speaking not of meals, but of roles.


Related Topix: Prisoners, Get On Up, Viola Davis, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Viola Davis Laments Hollywood Relegating Black Actresses To Marginalized Roles

With the record number of 11 acting Emmy nominations for black actors this year , the industry consensus might appear to be that African Americans are making a breakthrough. But for Viola Davis , black actresses are still relegated to marginalized roles with the bulk of offers that have come her way prior to The Help and her leading role on ABC 's upcoming drama series How to Get Away With Murder "When I get the fried chicken special of the day, I have to dig into it like it's filet mignon," says Davis about the roles she's been offered, "A lot of lawyers or doctors who have names but absolutely no lives.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014


Guardian's Chris Pratt Hosting SNL Season Premiere

SNL's 40th season starts on September 27th, with Chris Pratt taking the 8H stage as host. The Parks and Recreation star not only smashed the movie box office this past year with Guardians of the Galaxy and The LEGO Movie , but he'll also be seen in the upcoming film Jurassic World , along with Bryce Dallas Howard , Vincent D'Onofrio , and Jake Johnson .


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt

Tue Sep 09, 2014


Viola Davis: 'I don't have Angelina Jolie/Reese Witherspoon power'

Viola Davis is sitting on the couch in her airy living room in Granada Hills, California, busily swiping on her iPhone. "Here it is," she says, landing on a photo of a sagging building - her grandparents' house on the Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina, where she and her five siblings were all born.


Related Topix: Doubt, Viola Davis, Central Falls, RI

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Miami Hurricane

TMH's Top Telecasts for Fall 2014

With fall right around the corner comes a flurry of promising new TV shows. The Miami Hurricane knows you're very busy, so we've watched all the trailers and conducted research so you don't have to waste time on shows that will inevitably be canceled.


Related Topix: Comedy, Drama, Emmy Awards, Game Show, Survivor, Reality TV

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Daily Beast

Eleanor Rigby's Uncensored Heartbreak

The actors sit down for a conversation about T he Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them , a gripping portrait of the struggle inherent in the loss of a great love.


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Washington Square News

Staff Recommendations: Sept. 2

Although Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic "Get on Up" suffers from uneven storytelling and a lack of ambition, all is forgiven through Chadwick Boseman.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, Dance, The Matrix, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Citizen Ruth

Mon Sep 01, 2014

PanArmenian Network

Legendary performer James Brown bio "Get on Up" to open Zurich Fest

PanARMENIAN.Net - Get on Up , the biopic of legendary performer James Brown, will open this year's Zurich International Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter said.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown, 42, Chadwick Boseman, Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Fresno Bee

James Brown biopic not so boffo at the box office

"The hardest working man in show business" had a challenging Southern back story of abandonment and discrimination that cried out for a Hollywood treatment.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown, 42, Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman, Barnwell, SC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

New York Post

Minority actors land the lead roles in falla s diverse TV lineup

Nothing says power like a seat in the Oval Office: In NBC's "State of Affairs," premiering Nov. 17, Alfre Woodard confronts vital security issues as the president of the United States.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Viola Davis, Person of Interest, Scandal

In the Heat of the Night Heads Back to Television

John Ball's novel, "In the Heat of the Night," is set for a new small screen adaptation, Variety reports.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, In the Heat of the Night, Mystery Movies, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Celebrities, Sidney Poitier, Movies

Sat Aug 23, 2014


Emma Stone Set for Broadway Debut

Emma Stone, known for film roles in The Help and The Amazing Spider-Man series, is set to make her debut on Broadway this fall.


Related Topix: The Amazing Spider-Man, Stone, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Hot Chicks, Emma Stone

Fri Aug 22, 2014

USA Today

Viola Davis' toughest role yet isn't what you think

But here she is, glowing on the cover of More , acclaimed for her Oscar-nominated roles in The Help and Doubt , starring in a new series on ABC, How to Get Away With Murder .


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