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Octavia Spencer Signs w/ Simon & Schuster To Pen 2-Book YA Series 'Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 12, 2012 10:15 AM
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Octavia Spencer is expanding her name brand, from actress, now to author.

Award-Winning Drama 'Blues for Willadean' (Octavia Spencer Co-Stars) Opens In LA This Friday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 11:10 AM
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One of the many feature films on Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer's upcoming slate of films, is the film adaptation of Del Shores’ 2003 critically-acclaimed, award-winning play titled The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, which our theater world readers will likely be familiar with.

Octavia Spencer Talks Illusory Post-Oscar Career Bump + Creating Her Own Projects

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 17, 2012 7:06 PM
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A feature I'm planning for to post during Oscar season is a look at if/how winning (and even being nominated for) an Oscar has affected the careers of black actors and actresses.

Exclusive: Trailer, Poster For Award-Winning Drama 'Blues for Willadean' (Octavia Spencer Co-Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2012 11:16 AM
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One of the many feature films on Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer's upcoming slate of films, is an adaptation of Del Shores’ 2003 critically-acclaimed, award-winning play titled The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, which our theater world readers will likely be familiar with.

Octavia Spencer's Next: Film Adaptation Of Award-Winning Play 'Trials & Tribulations Of A Trailer Trash Housewife'

  • By Courtney
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  • August 4, 2012 4:17 PM
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As Tambay mentioned in a post yesterday announcing her signing up to co-star with Paula Patton and Derek Luke in David E. Talbert's upcoming rom-com Baggage Claim, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has quite a full slate of films scheduled to be released in the next 12 months (whether on the film festival circuit, or traditional commercial release in theaters).

Octavia Spencer Joins Paula Patton, Derek Luke In Rom-Com 'Baggage Claim'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 3:44 PM
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Octavia Spencer continues to rack up the projects... certainly no post-Oscar curse here!

Watch This Must-See Debate Between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis + Octavia Spencer About "The Help"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 10, 2012 12:32 PM
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If you're like me, you're probably ready to move on from all the controversy surrounding The Help but here's a spirited debate between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer that's a must-see!