Is It Greedy To Ask For More Octavia Spencer In The Red Band Society Trailer?

by Anya Rahmingon May 28, 2014
Fox has released an extended trailer previewing their upcoming Fall 2014 series The Red Band Society. We already have a few post on the series, which features Octavia Spencer as a nurse in the hospital wing for critically ill teenagers. But in case you’ve missed our coverage, here’s the official synopsis from Fox: What if a […]

Octavia Spencer To Play Lead In OWN Racial Riot Mini Series

by Anya Rahmingon April 13, 2014
Octavia Spencer will headline an upcoming mini series for OWN tentatively titled Tulsa. The project will air as a two-night event that tells the story of the largest race riot in U.S. history. According to OWN,  “300 people were believed to have been murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma – a story that was largely covered up […]

The Talented Chadwick Boseman Captures Persona Of James Brown In New Trailer

by Anya Rahmingon March 17, 2014
Chadwick Boseman (42) is starring as legendary funk musician James Brown in the August 1, 2014 biopic titled Get On Up. A trailer was recently released which gives us a sample of Boseman’s portrayal. In it he appears energetic, self-assured, and entertaining. James Brown, as a historical figure, is a contrast to Jackie Robinson, Boseman’s last […]

THR’s Latest Actresses Round Table Features Octavia Spencer, Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong’o: Watch!

by Anya Rahmingon February 22, 2014
If you’re a film buff, chances are you’re familiar with The Hollywood Reporters in-depth roundtable interview series. The media outlet hosts interviews for actors, actresses, directors, producers and writers who are at the top of their game. The latest actresses roundtable release features some this year’s award season competitors, and actresses who were in last […]


Octavia Spencer To Play Central Role In Fox Television Show ‘Red Band Society’

by Anya Rahmingon February 15, 2014
Octavia Spencer is set to play a central character in a new television show from Fox. The show, titled Red Band Society, revolves around the day to day lives of a group of teenagers who all live in a hospital where Spencer’s character works. The teens become friends against odds. Spencer will play Nurse Jackson, who works […]
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Octavia Spencer and Quvenzhane Wallis Join Fathers And Daughters Cast

by Anya Rahmingon February 13, 2014
  Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis have been added to the cast of an upcoming film titled Fathers And Daughters. Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried play the father and daughter duo. Spencer and Wallis are part of a supporting cast that also includes Aaron Paul and Diane Kruger. According to Collider, Spencer’s […]


Original “Murder, She Wrote” Actress Has Beef With Remake Starring Octavia Spencer

by Anya Rahmingon November 17, 2013
Angela Lansbury played the character Jessica Fletcher in the 12-year-running television series Murder, She Wrote. Last month it was announced that Octavia Spencer would star in a remake of the television series. Lansburry caught wind of the remake and did not seem too happy with the whole idea. The exact quote she gave regarding the […]

Octavia Spencer Snapped Up To Headline NBC’s “Murder She Wrote” Remake

by Anya Rahmingon November 6, 2013
Octavia Spencer has been chosen to star in a television remake of the series Murder She Wrote. A pilot has been ordered for the show by NBC according to THR. It appears that smart television networks are snatching talented Black actresses out of their film careers and giving them better roles on television.  Black actress have been […]


List of Oscar Presenters Grows: Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah…

by Anya Rahmingon February 22, 2013
A more extensive list of Oscar posters have been announced since our last post about the subject. Several Black presenters and performers have been announced including: Jamie Foxx Halle Berry Samuel L. Jackson Octavia Spencer Queen Latifah Kerry Washington Jennifer Hudson (performer) Other presenters and performers  include: Jane Fonda Jennifer Garner Kristen Stewart Kerry Washington […]

Octavia Spencer And Samuel L. Jackson To Present At Oscars

by Anya Rahmingon February 7, 2013
Octavia Spencer and Samuel L. Jackson have been chosen as presenters for the 2013 Oscar.  This is the first year in which all of last year’s Oscar winners in each of the acting categories are returning to present. Octavia Spencer won an Academy Award last year for her role in The Help. Samuel L. Jackson, […]

Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale A Huge Hit At Sundance

by Anya Rahmingon January 28, 2013
Fruitvale, a film directed by 26-year-old Ryan Coogler, and starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer, was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival. People are calling it this year’s Beasts of The Southern Wild, which seems unnecessary for a film so successful on its own merit. This January, Fruitvale became the first Sundance film […]

Jennifer Hudson and Octavia Spencer To Be In Lifetime Film

by Anya Rahmingon November 9, 2012
Lifetime is making a  sequel to last year’s TV movie Five. The sequel will be called Five 2, and will star Jennifer Hudson and Octavia Spencer. The first Five film told the stories of 5 women dealing with breast cancer. According to Cinema Blend, each of the five segments of the film had a different director […]


“Baggage Claim” Cast Keeps Growing With Trey Songz, Taye Diggs, Shemar Moore

by Anya Rahmingon October 12, 2012
According to Hollywood Reporter, Trey Songz and Taye Diggs are the newest editions to the cast of upcoming romantic comedy Baggage Claim, based on the David E. Talbert novel. The author also wrote the screenplay in which Paula Patton stars as a 35-year-old flight attendant determined not to attend her younger sister’s engagement party without a […]