Actress Naya Rivera was remembered by her former "Glee" cast members and others Monday, after officials announced they'd found her body in a California lake.
Amid nationwide protests over racial inequality, a 2018 interview with Davis talking about being called a "Black Meryl Streep" has resurfaced. So has an old interview with Sandra Oh talking about racism in the entertainment industry.
Fans can't believe "How to Get Away With Murder" killed off their beloved character in the final season premiere of the series.
It's fair to say that Viola Davis' potential next TV role will come with a lot of pressure. The actress has signed on to play former First Lady Michelle Obama in a series titled "First Ladies" which is in the works at Showtime. The network has given the prospective one-hour drama a three-script commitment, with […]
Annalise Keating's class is about to be dismissed: The upcoming sixth season of ABC's How to Get Away With Murder will be its last, TVLine has learned. The final season of the Emmy-winning drama, which debuts Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c, will follow Annalise's students through their final semester at law school, and "the deception, […]
Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman will star in the movie adaptation of the play "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" for Netflix. George C. Wolfe ("Lackawanna Blues") will direct from a script by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the award-winning play by August Wilson. Other cast include Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo ("If Beale Street Could Talk") and Michael Potts. Denzel […]
“How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis fulfilled her civic duty during a day of jury duty, but she may have discovered a new favorite restaurant. Check out the full story. The post Viola Davis Went to Court for the Jury Duty … Stayed for the Tuna Fish Sandwich appeared first on The Blast.
The "Hollywood Reporter" is being criticized — again — for the lack of diversity on its cover of female Academy Award contenders.
Davis and her female co-stars praise the film for daring to treat women like real people, not "va-va-va-voom."
Viola Davis and Stephen Curry have signed on as executive producers of “Emanuel,” a documentary about the 2015 mass murder of black churchgoers by a white supremacist. Unanimous Media, the production company of NBA superstar Curry, and Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions join as executive producers of the film alongside Dane Smith, David […]
As is tradition on How to Get Away With Murder, an occasion that should be joyous will become a deadly affair. The Middleton University pep rally? Check. The Caplan & Gold party? Check. And now, as seen in the Season 5 trailer, it will be Connor and Oliver’s long-awaited nuptials that are completely upended. In the video […]
It was a familiar dilemma for Viola Davis. What to do with her hair? The star of the upcoming film “Widows” needed to know what kind of wig or extensions she should wear to play Veronica Rawlins, the leader of an unlikely band of robbers scrambling to pull off a dangerous heist. Director Steve McQueen’s […]
When most husbands pass away, they leave behind personal keepsakes or money. But in "Widows," Viola Davis is left plans for her late criminal husband’s next job.
#OldHeadshotDay is a new social media holiday we never knew we needed. Hollywood stars are sharing cute, gorgeous, and even embarrassing old pics of themselves. See our favorites.
Viola Davis talked about being bullied as a kid on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, and how when those bullies friend her now on Facebook, she always accepts — so she can see how miserable their lives are. Davis found herself the only African-American in school when her family moved to Rhode Island in the 1970s.
Viola Davis’s stirring acceptance speech following her history-making win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series was one of the best moments of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. And even as her speech brought tears to the eyes of the audience inside the Microsoft Theater, it launched a ripple that spread outward through Twitter. The actress’s numerous friends and colleagues Tweeted out their congratulations and awe at her triumph, starting with two of her How to Get Away With Murder co-stars, Matt McGorry and Aja Naomi King.
I promised to come back the morning after the Emmys to discuss my “fearless” Emmy predictions, so here I am, my head held semi-high: I went five for 10 in divining who won on Sunday night. Of the categories I speculated upon, I correctly called winners for Veep in the comedy series and actress categories, Jon Hamm as best drama actor, Jeffrey Tambor as best comedy actor, and Peter Dinklage as supporting actor in a drama series. That’s five out of ten, and — let me be honest here — the worst year I’ve had predicting the Emmys in a long time. A couple of things tripped me up.
Once this year’s Emmy winners wrapped up their speeches and stepped offstage, they finally had a chance to let loose and celebrate. And we captured it all — in GIF form. Thanks to Yahoo’s backstage GIF booth, we got some amazing candid photos of tonight’s big winners, from Viola Davis and Uzo Aduba to Jeffrey Tambor and the cast of Veep. Related: The Complete List of 2015 Emmy Winners After her inspiring acceptance speech, How to Get Away With Murder star Davis let it all hang out — including her tongue: Photos: Emmys 2015: All the Red Carpet Arrivals Orange Is the New Black’s Aduba shows off the wide range of emotions that earned her the Emmy: We can’t tell whether Veep’s Tony Hale is planning to take his Emmy to bed with him, or contemplating world domination: Related: Ken Tucker Reviews the 2015 Emmys Sam Richardson seems perfectly pleasant, but we’ve seen the look that’s on his Veep co-star Timothy Simons’s face before.
Sometimes surprising winners and moments (Tracy Morgan returning to TV, and to present the Best Drama award!), and not excessively boring (the telecast even ended a minute early!), it was a fine Sunday night, especially if you were in any way associated with Game of Thrones, Veep, Olive Kitteridge, and … The Voice! Related: The Complete List of 2015 Emmy Winners If there could be said to be an upset, it was undoubtedly the triumph of Game of Thrones over the final season of Mad Men in numerous categories. You could argue that this wasn’t Thrones’s strongest season, and that Mad Men went out excellently, but that’s a familiar characteristic of Emmy history, and, really, I was just glad to see Jon Hamm finally get his acting Emmy. The show took a risk this past season in moving Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Selina Meyer up a notch in job description, and it worked out beautifully as an artistic strategy.
After their very public break-up, it’s good to know Kermit and Miss Piggy can still be civil and enjoy a nice lunch together… as long as the paparazzi are there to document it, of course. In this special Emmys promo, the stars of ABC’s new fall comedy The Muppets sit down for a L.A. power lunch ahead of Sunday’s big night. Kermit wants to make sure this lunch is strictly professional; Piggy assures him it is… even as she rudely refers to Kermit’s new girlfriend as “Dennis.” (It’s Denise, actually.)
Embracing the idea of network TV as a broad-based, big-tent medium, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee says that ABC shows ranging from Scandal and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to new fall fare such as sitcom Dr. Ken and drama Blood and Oil are “popcorn shows” and “page-turners” meant to entertain first and, if they’re lucky, enlighten as well. Related: ’Muppets’ Star Kermit the Frog Confirms Break-Up With Miss Piggy Lee addressed the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning enthusing about the “incredible originality” of ABC’s new take on The Muppets (it’s a spoof of mockumentaries) and extolling Priyanka Chopra, star of the new fall action series Quantico, as “an iconic star.” We expect hype from executives promoting their wares, but Lee is also the kind of suit-in-shirtsleeves who takes care to touch the talking-points that critics like to hear. Thus, he said that ABC shows including American Crime and the Shonda Rhimes “TGIT” schedule (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder) demonstrate a range of “racial make-up,” a disinterest in “the likability factor,” and “a moral complexity” that render them something more intellectually chewy that mere popcorn shows.