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Octavia Spencer is America's First Female 'Self Made' Millionaire in New Trailer - Watch!

Octavia Spencer transforms into Madam C.J. Walker in the brand-new trailer for her upcoming series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker!

The 47-year-old Truth Be Told actress stars in the new visual released by Netflix on Tuesday (February 25).

Here’s the synopsis for the four-part limited series, which was inspired by the book “On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker” written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles: “Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire.”

Self Made “brings the uplifting story of this cultural icon to the screen for the first time. Against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized black haircare, as she simultaneously fought for social change.”

It also stars Blair Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Garrett Morris, Kevin Carroll, and Bill Bellamy.

Watch the trailer now, and don’t miss Self Made when it hits the streaming service on March 20! (See all the new movies and TV shows hitting Netflix in March 2020.)


Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker | Official Trailer | Netflix
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Octavia Spencer Loves the Viral 'Ma' Memes & She Just Launched a Contest!

Fans of the movie Ma have been creating fun memes this week in which they insert “Ma” into famous movie titles and photoshop Octavia Spencer into the posters for those films… and she’s loving it!

The Oscar-winning actress has been sharing her favorite memes including ones like Ma Ma Land, Marasite, Call Ma By Your Name, The Greatest ShowMA, The IrishMA, and more.

An Instagram account called @dontmakemedrinkalone is dedicated to “preserving Ma’s contributions to film and the arts” and they’ve been sharing a bunch of fun posters featuring the character. Octavia even follows the account!

Octavia loves the memes so much that she launched a contest on Instagram. Go to her page to find out how to enter.

Ma was released in May 2019 and was a hit at the box office, grossing $61 million worldwide on a $5 million budget.

In Ma, Octavia plays a lonely woman named Sue Ann who befriends a group of teenagers looking for someone to buy them alcohol. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth. The film is now on Blu-ray, DVD, and on demand!

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Chris Pratt Takes Selfie With His Walk of Fame Star at 'Onward' Premiere

Chris Pratt pulls out his phone for a quick photo with his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Tuesday (February 18).

Just moments alter, the 40-year-old actor hit the blue carpet for the premiere of his new Disney Pixar movie, Onward, at the El Capitan Theatre.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Pratt

While on the carpet, Chris was seen hanging out with young fans and signing autographs before joining co-stars Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer for pictures.

Onward will be out in theaters on March 6.

FYI: Julia wore an Emilia Wickstead dress with Irene Neuwirth jewelry and a Mark Cross bag. Tom wore Prive Revaux sunglasses. Chris wore an AllSaints blazer, The Frye Company boots, and Persol sunglasses.

Check out 30+ pictures of Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer at the Onward premiere…

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Naomi Watts Supports 'Luce' Co-Star Octavia Spencer at Spirit Awards 2020

Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer walk the blue carpet at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 8) at the pier in Santa Monica, Calif.

Naomi, 51, went colorful in a pink dress paired with a black blazer while Octavia, 47, donned a black, velvet black over a gray dress for the awards event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Naomi Watts

Octavia is nominated for Best Supporting Female for her role in Luce, which Naomi also starred in.

FYI: Naomi is wearing a Chanel outfit with Azza Fahmy jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of the ladies arriving at the awards show…More Here! »

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Eva Longoria & Kate Beckinsale Dazzle at Producers Guild Awards 2020

Eva Longoria and Kate Beckinsale strike a pose on the red carpet as they arrive at the 2020 Producers Guild Awards Saturday evening (January 18) at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

The ladies both donned sparkling gowns as they stepped out for the awards event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Eva Longoria

Other stars in attendance included Constance Wu, Judith Light, and Octavia Spencer.

During the awards show, Idina Menzel took to the stage for a performance.

FYI: Eva is wearing a Teresa Helbig dress. Kate is wearing a Zuhair Murad jumpsuit and Effy jewelry.

READ MORE: Kate Beckinsale Addresses Rumors That She’s Dating Pete Davidson’s BFF Machine Gun Kelly

20+ pictures inside of the stars stepping out for the event…More Here! »

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Golden Globes Presenter Octavia Spencer Explains Why She Didn't Attend Show

Octavia Spencer was supposed to present an award at the 2020 Golden Globes, but she didn’t show up to the actual event!

Now she’s explaining why.

Octavia posted a photo of a hair piece on her Instagram and captioned the picture, “Well, since she won’t be worn to the #Globes tonight because someone (uh me) is congested, coughing and in full blown sweat 😓 mode….We thought we’d wish all nominees the best time tonight especially first timers!!! #fluseason.”

We hope Octavia feels better soon! Find out which other star skipped due to illness.

If you don’t know, Octavia has been nominated for the Golden Globes three times and won in 2012 for her role in The Help.