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    An Evening With Viola Davis... Tonight!

    Late announcement, given that it's happening this evening, but I only just got notice of it, so don't look at me... :)

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    Trailer Watch: Won't Back Down

    This is my kind of movie. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, and Holly Hunter. Look for it in Theatres September 28.

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    Casting Watch: Alden Ehrenreich Takes Over Lead on Supernatural 'Beautiful Creatures'

    Alden Ehrenreich joins Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Emmy Rossum in potential franchise "Beautiful Creatures." Writer-director Richard LaGravenese adapted the script from Kami Carcia and Margaret Stohl's New York Times bestseller, an intense coming-of-age story about ho...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: Trouble in Hollywood - Hunger Games Fans Resort to Racist Tweets

    The first installment of the highly anticipated The Hunger Games trilogy finally made its way to the silver screen, earning an historic $155 million its opening weekend. While fans cheered on Katniss Everdreen—the strong and self-sufficient blue-eyed, blond hair Anglo heroine fighting for her ...

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    Robert Orci Launches "Ender's Game" Production Blog

    Prolific Roberto Orci, when he is not sweating over "Star Trek" rewrites with producing and writing partner Alex Kurtzman, is now running a weekly production blog for the upcoming sci-fi film "Ender's Game." He's also producing and adapting the epic adventure from the Orson Scott Card sci-fi classic...

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    Viola Davis to Play Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

    Maybe this could be the one to put Viola Davis up on the stage on Oscar night with a win in her column.  Several reports state that Davis is circling to star in and produce a biopic on the trailblazing Texas Congresswoman -- Barbara Jordan.  Jordan was a  leader in the civil rights mo...

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    Viola Davis To Star In Biopic Of Groundbreaking Politician Barbara Jordan

    Since picking up her first Oscar nomination when she stole the show in "Doubt," Viola Davis has developed into one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood -- someone you know you can go to for a guaranteed good performance, no matter the role. And now that she's won that well-dese...

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    Could Bill Murray & Keira Knightley Be Oscar Winners? We Prematurely Predict Best Actor & Actress At The 2013 Academy Awards

    At the Academy Awards, Best Picture might be the big prize, but the ones that both the winners and the audience have the most emotional connection to tend to be the acting prizes. Seeing a beloved star, or a fresh-faced newcomer, finally pick up a statue more often than not ends up leading the mains...

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    Video: Things I Learned on the Oscar Red Carpet

    Check out these videos shot on the Oscar red carpet with the stars and filmmakers of the nominated movies.

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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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