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...
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...
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the European premiere of British director Steve McQueen's whip-smart heist thriller "Widows."
Actress Viola Davis regrets her role in "The Help," saying it didn't properly give voice to the black maids depicted in the film.
The 2011 period drama written and directed by Tate Taylor...
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.
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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’
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.