Viola Davis set to play Michelle Obama in proposed series
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in a Showtime series under development about America's first ladies.
Davis also is an executive producer on the project, which...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will be case closed next season for "How to Get Away with Murder," with the show's upcoming sixth season to be its last.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on...
‘Emanuel’ explores life after tragic church shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston,...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — In a night of commanding words from some of the most accomplished women in entertainment at the annual Women in Film Gala Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, from the...
John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ in coma after stroke
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton is in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital eight days after suffering a major stroke, court papers filed Thursday showed.
My First Audition: Viola Davis
‘Black Panther’ stars stun at THR Women in Entertainment breakfast
Viola Davis says ‘stop taming us’ at Hollywood event
Viola Davis says ‘stop taming us’ at Hollywood event
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and producer Viola Davis gave a rousing speech about leadership and authenticity to a well-heeled crowd of Hollywood power players Wednesday morning at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast.
Viola Davis to star as Shirley Chisholm in Amazon project
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is gearing up to play groundbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm in a film for Amazon Studios.
The company said Thursday that Davis has signed on to star in and produce the project about Chisholm, who was the first black woman ever elected to the United States Congress and the first woman to seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
Film Review: A commanding turn from Viola Davis in ‘Widows’
When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man's misdeeds or end up becoming part of the problem. They might get fancy jewelry or a big house, but they are the ones who get shut out of the room. They get greedy. They get addicted. They get killed. And, as an unwritten rule, they are secondary.
Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and expressing her femininity
TORONTO (AP) — To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.
Davis and Rodriguez ready to swap genres
Steve McQueen’s thriller ‘Widows’ opens London Film Festival
LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the European premiere of British director Steve McQueen's whip-smart heist thriller "Widows."
Steve McQueen to create portrait of London schoolchildren
LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen is planning an ambitious project to take a portrait of every third-year pupil in London — tens of thousands in all.
The "12 Years a Slave" director will oversee a team of photographers taking class photos at all of London's 2,400 primary schools over the next nine months.
Viola Davis has regrets about role in ‘The Help’
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis has regrets about her role as a maid in the 2011 film "The Help."
Alexandra Shipp’s love for Viola Davis
NEW YORK (AP) — This week's BookExpo and BookCon will be a showcase for diversity and for combinations and alliances new and old.
Viola Davis: Me Too movement becoming inclusive
Viola Davis: ‘I do see a moment becoming a movement’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis is good in a pinch.
Last year's best supporting actress Oscar-winner was sipping champagne at the annual Women in Film pre-Oscar cocktail event Friday night when the organization's president, Cathy Schulman, herself an Oscar-winner for "Crash," asked Davis if she could give a few remarks.
Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland and Viola Davis to present Academy Awards
Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Viola Davis and Emma Stone are some of the stars presenting awards at this year's Academy Awards.
Film producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd revealed today the first 12 celebrities who will be handing out statuettes at the annual ceremony - which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel - on March 4 and in keeping with tradition, they include past Academy Award winners.
Other names include Mahershala Ali, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner and Tiffany Haddish.
Solange Knowles named Harvard Foundation artist of the year
NEW YORK (AP) — Solange Knowles is getting another honor — this one from the Harvard Foundation.
The singer, songwriter and artist has been named the foundation's artist of the year, and is set to accept the accolade on March 3.
Boseman, Haddish, Gerwig, Nanjiani among Oscars presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, "Girls Trip" breakout star Tiffany Haddish, "Lady Bird" author Greta Gerwig and "The Big Sick" co-writer and actor Kumail Nanjiani are set to appear at the 90th annual Academy Awards.
Producers of next month's telecast announced the show's first round of presenters on Friday.
Viola Davis: ‘Sexual assault is everywhere’
Viola Davis’ ‘Two Sides’ docu-series tackles deadly reality
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis knows how to make an audience see into the heart of a character, whether a burdened mother in "Doubt" or the flawed attorney in "How to Get Away with Murder."
She hopes the same holds true for the critical issue examined by the documentary series "Two Sides," the deaths of African-American men and women in confrontations with law enforcement.
A year after the 2017 Women’s March that protested Trump’s inauguration, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets again, wearing pink “pussy” hats and carrying colorful signs with feminist slogans. All over the world, from Los Angeles to Rome, from Uganda to right here in Santa Fe, women — and many supportive men — gathered to stand up for equality and respect for all.
The Latest: Movie stars join California women’s march
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on women's marches in California (all times local):
Movie stars have joined women's marchers in a get-out-the-vote and empowerment rally at Los Angeles City Hall.
Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated 500,000 people turned out Saturday for the women's march. It's one of many being held from the Sacramento state Capitol to San Diego.
Marchers oppose Trump administration policies and support campaigns against sexual harassment.
Nicholas Ashe, star of the OWN award-winning drama “Queen Sugar,” will host Season 10 of the entertaining and enlightening documentary series “AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange,” premiering Tuesday on Y2 (check local listings).
ABC staging ‘Scandal,’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ crossover episodes
Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope are women who have blazed their own paths, but those paths are now going to collide.
ABC confirmed Wednesday that “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” will stage crossover episodes that will see the characters played by Viola Davis and Kerry Washington share the small screen for the first time.
Witherspoon, Rhimes among founders of anti-harassment group
NEW YORK (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up.
Meryl Streep, Viola Davis to speak at women’s conference
BOSTON (AP) — Actresses Meryl Streep and Viola Davis are among several big names who will be speaking at the upcoming Massachusetts Conference for Women.
Ten thousand people are expected to attend Thursday's conference leadership, networking and professional development at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Viola Davis writing new ‘Corduroy’ children’s story
NEW YORK (AP) — The celebrated picture book "Corduroy" will soon have a new sequel, written by an Oscar-winning actress: Viola Davis.
Viola Davis says her best teacher taught her that she ‘was enough’
Stephen Colbert praised "diversity in television" during his opening monologue at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (17.09.17).
The 53-year-old talk show host highlighted the importance of the "diverse group of nominees" as he presented the annual ceremony - which honours the best of the year's television programming - which was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Viola Davis always "stresses" the importance of education to her daughter because she doesn't want her to grow up entitled.
The 'How To Get Away With Murder' star feels it is vital that her five-year-old daughter Genesis - who she has with her husband Julius Tennon - understands the importance of learning rather than rely on her mother's fame.
In a candid and often comedic docu-series featuring celebrity couples and everyday people, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network explores “Black Love,” premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Common and Hanks among stars of ‘Super School Live’ special
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Common and Jennifer Hudson are among the celebrities participating in an hour-long live television special about reinventing American high schools.
The stars will be joined by more than two dozen celebrities slated to appear on the "EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live " special that will air on all four major broadcast networks simultaneously on Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Nelsan Ellis has been laid to rest.
The 'True Blood' actor - who died from heart complications on July 8 following years battling drug and alcohol abuse - was remembered at a public funeral service at the Holy Temple Cathedral in his home state of Illinois on Saturday (07.22.17), with the likes of his 'True Blood' castmates Anna Paquin, Rutina Wesley and Carrie Preston, and 'Get on Up' and 'The Help' co-star Viola Davis in attendance.
Katy Taylor junior Emily Graham earns ‘Best in Show’ honor from Society for the Performing Arts
Emily Graham, a junior at Katy Taylor High School, was awarded the "Best in Show Award" for her piece titled "Sweet Tooth" in the 19th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA).
The award is given by Mary and Mike Sultanik in memory of Viola Davis Rosson.
The area-wide art contest was open to grades Pre-K through 12 with the theme "Culinary Art." Students were asked to use their creativity to answer the question, "How does Houston taste to you?"
Viola Davis has said she "thanks God" for her mother.
The 51-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday (04.05.17) to share a sweet snap of her mother Mary in honour of her 74th birthday, praising the woman as being her "rock" and her "joy".
How an Oscar changed Viola Davis’ life
Trump, Francis, LeBron among Time’s 100 most influential
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis join the likes of singer Demi Lovato and actress Viola Davis on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people.
The latest edition of the magazine's annual list is an eclectic group that also includes Chance the Rapper, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and FBI Director James Comey.