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Octavia Spencer Is Going to Be the Angela Lansbury of a 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot

By JJ Duncan on
(Getty Images | NBC Universal)Octavia Spencer is making a move to TV in an unexpected way with a planned reboot of beloved '80s detective show Murder, She Wrote. She'll be filling the formidable shoes of Angela Lansbury, who played mystery novelist and detective Jessica Fletcher for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996.Deadline reports the new show has a put pilot commitment (meaning the pilot is almost guaranteed to air), and the production team is in talks with Lansbury to get her to appear on the...Read Full Story

Interview: Diablo Cody on 'Paradise,' Her Odd Trio, and Nick Offerman's Shaved Mustache

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(Getty Images)It's been nearly six years since Diablo Cody won an Oscar for her screenplay for Juno, and in that time she's written three more movies, created the critically acclaimed Showtime series United States of Tara, and learned to take both praise and criticism in stride. Her latest movie, Paradise, finds her sitting in the director's chair for the first time, and bringing together a high-profile cast (Julianne Hough, Holly Hunter, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, and Nick Offerman) in...Read Full Story

5 Reasons We Want to See Julianne Hough's 'Paradise,' Judging By the Cheesy Trailer

By Deena Bustillo on
ImageEntertainmentIn Paradise, Julianne Hough's character Lamb abandons her rural, religious life after surviving a plane crash and heads to Sin City, of course. When she arrives, she demands "as much liquor as possible" from Russell Brand, who plays a bartender, of course. Talk about the cliché potential, right?Judging by the 2.5-minute trailer, the movie will probably be completely cheesy, but it also looks kind of fantastic. Here's our initial thoughts — five reasons Paradise could be...Read Full Story

Octavia Spencer Wins, Gets Oscar Bump (Photos)

By Darrick Thomas on
LoIn perhaps the closest category to call, Octavia Spencer walked away with the Best Supporting Actress Oscar this year for her stirring performance in Best Picture nominee The Help. Spencer beat out fellow Help star Jessica Chastain, along with The Artist's Berenice Bejo, Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy, and Albert Nobbs' Janet McTeer.As Octavia accepted Oscar statuette, she was at a loss for words, truly appearing to be in shock at her win. Before the show, Spencer told Ryan Seacrest that she...Read Full Story

Octavia Spencer Wins Oscar (Best Supporting Actress)

By Darrick Thomas on
In perhaps the closest category to call, Octavia Spencer walked away with the Best Supporting Actress Oscar this year for her stirring performance in Best Picture nominee The Help. Spencer beat out fellow Help star Jessica Chastain, along with The Artist's Berenice Bejo, Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy, and Albert Nobbs' Janet McTeer.As Octavia accepted Oscar statuette, she was at a loss for words, truly appearing to be in shock at her win. Before the show, Spencer told Ryan Seacrest that she...Read Full Story
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