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Octavia Spencer

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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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    Octavia Spencer Joins Paula Patton, Derek Luke In Rom-Com 'Baggage Claim'

    Octavia Spencer continues to rack up the projects... certainly no post-Oscar curse here!

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    Octavia Spencer & 'Chronicle' Star Michael B. Jordan To Star In 'Fruitvale' About Controversial Death Of Oscar Grant

    The tragic death/murder of Trayvon Martin has been at the top of headlines in recent weeks, drawing controversy and criticism as officials have moved painfully slowly in arrested George Zimmerman, or even doing the basic groundwork of investigation, in a case that many feel has the markings of a rac...

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    Oscar Thoughts: Boys, Boys and More Boys

    Here's my thing about the Oscars. There were women everywhere. We can't stop talking about the great dresses. Women were also there as great presenters (like the crew from Bridesmaids and Emma Stone) YET at the same time it felt like there were no women there. Because really, hardly any women wo...

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    The Help: Eat My Shit

    Love this video. Done by Jon and Al Kaplan.

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    In Their Own Words: The Complete 2012 Oscar Acceptance Speeches

    In case you missed it: Here's last night's acceptance speeches - curse words and all! - at the 84th Academy Awards, in their entirety.

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    Octavia Spencer Says She's Writing Something For Melissa McCarthy, Describes Her 'Lamb Of God' Character While Campaigning For 'The Help'

    At a recent private luncheon for awards contender "The Help" at Desmond's in New York, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer didn't touch their dessert, a chocolate pie/cake hybrid -- did they know something the rest of us weren't privy to? Speaking very slowly as if it were a warnin...

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    Miss Piggy Flirts With Jon Hamm, Michael Fassbender on BAFTA Red Carpet (Video)

    As she promised Miss Piggy ruled the Red Carpet at the BAFTA awards – with very litte commentary about clothes and quite a lot about what the stars think of her. Jon Hamm thinks they’re a perfect match because – well, his name is Hamm.

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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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