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Report: Joni Mitchell Is Unresponsive & In A Coma

No. No, no, no. This is not okay.

Claire Hannum / April 28, 2015

Viola Davis Knows A Thing Or Two About Tough Times

“One thing that is missing from the vision boards is what happens when you don’t get what you want. Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are.”
Viola Davis told Glamour about growing up in poverty, finding acting success as a young adult, and…

Claire Hannum / March 11, 2015

Uzo Aduba And Viola Davis Were A Breath Of Fresh Air At The SAG Awards

The SAG Awards were last night, and you probably watched them if you’re a major awards-show junkie. If not, you missed out on two really incredible speeches by Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis, who won in each of their categories. Their speeches were free of the typical faux humility and breathless “What, me? An award?!

Megan Reynolds / January 26, 2015

Make This Happen: Viola Davis Wants To Be On “Game Of Thrones”

In a video interview for her cover shoot with TV Guide, “How To Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis revealed the television show she would most like to be cast on. That show? “Game of Thrones.”

“I would love to be on ‘Game of Thrones.’ I love that show,” Davis said. “I…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 16, 2015

Wendy Williams Says Viola Davis’s Natural Hair Made Her Look Like A Man

Move your nasty self over, Kelly Osbourne: there’s a new girl-on-girl hater in town. Talk show host Wendy Williams had some crap to say about Viola Davis’s decision to go natural at the Oscars  and it was not nice. According to the blog Madame Noire, Wendy Williams said no one wanted to see a “‘Room…

Jessica Wakeman / February 29, 2012

Viola Davis On Rocking Her Natural Hair

“There hasn’t been any occasion that I felt brave enough to do it. … I feel very powerful, I really do. I feel more powerful every day, more secure in who I am, and I’ve waited so long for that … It feels so divine.” 
– Viola Davis at the Essence Black Women In Hollywood…

Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2012

Viola Davis Addresses Black Actresses, Racism In “The Help”

“The black artist cannot live in a revisionist place. The black artist can only tell the truth about humanity, and humanity is messy. People are messy. Caucasian actors know that. … We as African-American artists are more concerned with image and message and not execution, which is why every time you see your images they’ve bee…

Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2012

Viola Davis Looks To The Oscars, I Mean, The Heavens

Well, it’s pretty clear The Los Angeles Times magazine thinks it’s got the Best Actress thing on lock. And no wonder — look how amazing “The Help”‘s Viola Davis looks on the cover of their magazine. Inside, Davis elucidates the key to her acting skill — a tip gleaned from playwright David Mamet: “If you’re looking at…

Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The Totally Amazing: The NY Film Critics Circle Awards

Last night, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis turned out for the 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards, the start of this year’s official “self-congratulatory awards season.” While Angie looked typically gothic gorgeous in black and white, and Chastain, who co-starred with Brad Pitt in “Tree of Life” missed the mark in a…

Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2012

“The Help” Trailer Is Out!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of my favorite books of 2010 — and millions of other readers agree. This summer, “The Help” hits the big screen, starring Emma Stone as Skeeter, a white recent college graduate writing for the local newspaper in her Mississippi town, and Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen, a…

Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011

No “Doubt” For Viola Davis

Viola Davis doesn’t have top-billing on “Doubt” movie posters or the website. But the Tony Award-winning actress has been generating a great deal of award buzz for her role as Mrs. Miller, a mother who makes a surprising decision when confronted with the accusation her son may have been molested by a priest. Although she…

Annika Harris / January 8, 2009