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Octavia Spencer

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    Cover Revealed For Octavia Spencer's 1st Novel - 'Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective'

    The cover for Octavia Spencer's upcoming first novel has surfaced, and is embedded below, as the award-winning actress expands her name brand, from actress, to author.

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    Octavia Spencer Launches Short Film Competition (Win Brand New Camera, Cash, Exposure)

    Octavia Spencer announced the following contest on her Facebook fanpage on Friday, and I'm simply passing it along, as some of you may want to participate:

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    Octavia Spencer Options Award-Winning Tome 'The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones & His People'

    Interesting... it wouldn't be the first book I'd expect her to option, but still an interesting choice.

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    Octavia Spencer Signs w/ Simon & Schuster To Pen 2-Book YA Series 'Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective'

    Octavia Spencer is expanding her name brand, from actress, now to author.

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    Award-Winning Drama 'Blues for Willadean' (Octavia Spencer Co-Stars) Opens In LA This Friday

    One of the many feature films on Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer's upcoming slate of films, is the film adaptation of Del Shores’ 2003 critically-acclaimed, award-winning play titled The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, which our theater world readers will likely be ...

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    Octavia Spencer Talks Illusory Post-Oscar Career Bump + Creating Her Own Projects

    A feature I'm planning for to post during Oscar season is a look at if/how winning (and even being nominated for) an Oscar has affected the careers of black actors and actresses.

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    Exclusive: Trailer, Poster For Award-Winning Drama 'Blues for Willadean' (Octavia Spencer Co-Stars)

    One of the many feature films on Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer's upcoming slate of films, is an adaptation of Del Shores’ 2003 critically-acclaimed, award-winning play titled The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, which our theater world readers will likely be f...

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    Get 'Smashed' With Aaron Paul & Mary Elizabeth Winstead In New Pics From The Sundance Sensation

    Can James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" turn Park City buzz into awards season gold? Sony Pictures Classics certainly hopes so, and as they get set to unveil the film this fall, they've dropped a brand new batch of pics from the film.

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    Octavia Spencer's Next: Film Adaptation Of Award-Winning Play 'Trials & Tribulations Of A Trailer Trash Housewife'

    As Tambay mentioned in a post yesterday announcing her signing up to co-star with Paula Patton and Derek Luke in David E. Talbert's upcoming rom-com Baggage Claim, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has quite a full slate of films scheduled to be released in the next 12 months (whet...

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    Chris Pratt Orders 'Starbuck'; Octavia Spencer Files 'Baggage Claim' & Mos Def Sings 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

    We love Chris Pratt, but you already knew that. The "Parks and Recreation" star has been steamrolling into movies with a nice turn in last year's "Moneyball," a supporting part in this spring's "Five-Year Engagement," a role in Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming "Zero Dark Thirty," and has bagged the lead i...

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