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    Watch This Must-See Debate Between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis + Octavia Spencer About "The Help"

    If you're like me, you're probably ready to move on from all the controversy surrounding The Help but here's a spirited debate between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer that's a must-see!

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    Sony Pictures Classics Pick Up Acclaimed Sundance Drama 'Smashed' With Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Aaron Paul

    After the disappointing box office performance of last year's Sundance crop -- films like "Take Shelter," "Like Crazy" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene" all failed to live up to expectations, with none making more than $4 million -- it's unsurprising that buyers ha...

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    OSCARS DEATH RACE: Surveying the race for Best Supporting Actress?

    OSCARS DEATH RACE: Surveying the race for Best Supporting Actress?

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    Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Book New Projects

    Smart women.  Strike while the iron is hot.  Octavia starts shooting Diablo Cody's directorial debut shortly, but she also has booked her next role which came to me yesterday in one of the Hollywood Reporter's Breaking News Alerts.  Those kinds of news alerts make me happy.

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    It Keeps Getting Better: Oscar Nominee Octavia Spencer Joins Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer'

    For his English language debut, Bong Joon-Ho is certainly stacking the deck to make sure he doesn't fuck it up. With a cast that already includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt and Song Kang-Ho, he's gone ahead and added to the already fantastic ensemble by signing on...

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    The Amazing Race: Taking The Temperature Of The Race After The Oscar Nominations & Guild Awards

    Finally, the Oscar nominations were announced last Tuesday. Furthermore, three of the four big guilds -- the Producers, the Director's and the Screen Actors -- have given out their awards over the last couple of weekends, with only the Writers still to hand out any statuettes. So at last, months and...

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    The Help Wins Big at the SAG Awards

    Check out this image of the cast of the Help winning best ensemble at the SAG Awards last night. I'm pretty sure we won't see that many women on a stage again at the same time winning an award (at least not this Oscar season.) Just take it in because it is beautiful.

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    Is The Oscar Next? 'The Help' Tops The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards With Three Prizes Including Best Ensemble

    Well, that’s a wrap. It was pretty much between “The Artist” and “The Help,” but the populist civil rights era film edged out the crowd-pleasing silent film. While “The Artist” is still probably the Best Picture favorite at the Oscars, it was “The...

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    Octavia Spencer Rocks Her Golden Globe Press Conference

    Every time she opens her mouth I get more and more impressed with her. Favorite comment that she is happy living in her own skin and people should be proud of who you are. I love how she took off her shoes.

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    Octavia Spencer's Golden Globe Speech

    I was co-hosting (they did all the work) a Golden Globe watching party last night with the National Domestic Worker's Alliance and when Octavia won the place went nuts.

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