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Octavia Spencer Doesn’t Agree With John Singleton’s Claim That Black Directors Are Being Shut Out

  • By Sergio
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  • April 9, 2014 11:32 PM
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Octavia Spencer wasn't exactly happy with what John Singleton said about the increasingly lack of opportunities for black directors. Is she right? Or is Singleton?

Coming To OWN: Toni Braxton Will Star In Darlene Love Biopic; Octavia Spencer Will Lead In 'Tulsa' & More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 3, 2014 11:08 AM
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Coming To OWN: Toni Braxton Will Star In Darlene Love Biopic; Octavia Spencer Will Lead In 'Tulsa' & More...

Kevin Costner Explains How Hard it is to Make a Movie About Racism with New Film 'Black and White'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • April 1, 2014 12:20 PM
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At a recent press conference promoting his upcoming football drama Draft Day, actor Kevin Costner also opened up about the challenges of making his next film Black and White, which deals pointedly with issues of racism.

First Trailer For Universal's James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' (Starring Chadwick Boseman) Arrives!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2014 8:07 PM
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First Trailer For Universal's James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' (Starring Chadwick Boseman) Arrives!

First Looks At Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2014 4:48 PM
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First Looks At Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

Chadwick Boseman Will Break 4th Wall In James Brown Biopic + New Pic Shows Off His Pompadour

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2014 5:35 PM
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Chadwick Boseman Will Break 4th Wall In James Brown Biopic + New Pic Shows Off His Pompadour

Chadwick Boseman "Mesmerizes" As James Brown In 'Get On Up' Footage + Ralph Tresvant As Sam Cooke?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2014 3:15 PM
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Watch Chadwick Boseman "Mesmerize" As James Brown In 'Get On Up' Footage + Ralph Tresvant As Sam Cooke?

The Academy Got It Wrong: Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 28, 2014 10:30 AM
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In anticipation of the Academy Award ceremony this weekend, here’s a look back at the black actors who’ve taken home the Oscar, and which other roles they should have won for, if any.

Octavia Spencer Makes Another TV Attempt - Lands Lead Role In FOX's 'Red Band Society' Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2014 5:09 PM
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Octavia Spencer Makes Another TV Attempt - Lands Lead Role In FOX's 'Red Band Society' Remake

Octavia Spencer, Danny Glover Join Cast Of YA Novel 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2014 3:30 PM
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Octavia Spencer, Danny Glover Join Cast Of YA Novel 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' Film Adaptation