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Octavia Spencer Reveals Her Experience with Ellen DeGeneres

Octavia Spencer is sending love and support to both Ellen DeGeneres and the employees at her show in a new post on Instagram.

“Sending love and support to Ellen and all of the employees of her show. All of my interactions with everyone from the show including ELLEN were supportive and fun!,” Octavia posted on her Instagram account. “In that spirit I am praying all involved get the love and support they need. #beyekindonetoanother #AllVoicesNeedToBeHeard” Octavia included an old photo of Ellen alongside her caption.

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If you didn’t see, be sure to look at all the other celebrities who have publicly supported Ellen (and there are some really big names on this list). Be sure to check it out.

Riz Ahmed & Octavia Spencer to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Invasion'!

Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer will star in a new film!

The two actors have been cast in Invasion, a sci-fi thriller from BAFTA-winning UK filmmaker Michael Pearce, Deadline confirmed on Wednesday (July 29).

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“I can also reveal that Amazon Studios has taken worldwide rights to the project and will produce alongside American Animals outfit Raw and UK funder Film4, which backed development,” the outlet reported.

Here’s a plot summary: “It follows two young brothers who go on the run with their father, a decorated Marine, who is trying to protect them from an unhuman threat. As the journey takes them in increasingly dangerous and unexpected directions, the boys will need to confront hard truths and leave their childhood behind. Ahmed is playing the Marine while Spencer is a probation officer who helps to bring him home. The film is aiming to shoot in the States this year.”

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Cate Blanchett, Zendaya, Leslie Odom Jr & Many More Score First Time Emmy Nominations

The full list of 2020 Emmy Award nominations were just released this morning and a ton of them are first time nominees!

Among the first time nominees are Cate Blanchett, Taika Waititi and Octavia Spencer, who have already won Oscars; as well as Zendaya, Leslie Odom, Jr. and many others.

The show is currently set to take place on Sunday, September 20 at 8pm ET on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting.

However, it’s still unclear just how the show will take place, whether it be a virtual program or a socially distanced one.

If you missed it, you can see the breakdown of nominations by network and just which star broke a major record!

Click inside to see all the first time nominees at the 2020 Emmy Awards…

Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo & More Reach Out To Young Boy After He Saves Sister From Dog Attack

The Avengers are honoring one of their own!

Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo spoke out after hearing of a young boy named Bridger, who saved his younger sister from a dog attack earlier this week.

Nikki Walker started an Instagram account just to get her nephew’s heroic story out there, writing that “my nephew is a hero who saved his little sister from an attacking dog. He, himself, took on the attack so that the dog wouldn’t get his sister.”

She added, “He later said, ‘If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me.’”

Nikki also revealed more about Bridger‘s injuries – “After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe” – before tagging the cast of Avengers and other on-screen superheroes to let them know another hero is among them.

Mark was one of the first to reach out to Bridger.

“Dear Bridger, I just read about what happened to you and I wanted to reach out to say this… People who put the well beings of others in front of themselves are the most heroic and thoughtful people I know,” he wrote. “I truly respect and admire your courage and your heart. Real courage isn’t dominating people or fighting against people or walking around like a tough guy. Real courage is knowing what is right to do and doing it even when it might end up hurting you somehow. You are more of a man than many, many I have seen or known. With Admiration…Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk/Professor).”

Later on, Chris recorded a special message for the young boy, and promised to send him an official Captain America shield for his bravery.

Other stars who commented on Bridger‘s story include Octavia Spencer (“I’m not an avenger but I know and appreciate them as I appreciate your little hero. Angel hugs for you.”), Vanessa Morgan (“So brave!!! Best big brother & true hero. Get better soon.”) and even Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (“You can measure height but you can’t measure heart #hero.”).

Check out the video with Chris below!

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There are no words. We are so, so thankful.

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Octavia Spencer Donates Respiratory Monitors to Hospitals Amid Pandemic

Octavia Spencer is doing something wonderful to help out amid the global health crisis.

The 47-year-old Hidden Figures actress announced that she is donating Miku breathing monitors to facilities in the United States in a post on Tuesday (April 28).

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“I, like many of you, have felt helpless in knowing how to help during this time,” she wrote in her post.

“Seeing what is happening in the communities that I love, I have teamed up with @Mikucare to donate monitors to nursing and medical facilities in Alabama and New York to provide much needed relief to nurses as they navigate care for COVID-19 patients,” she went on to say.

“Please everyone do your part to stay safe and stay home in order to protect yourself and the ones you love most and I hope we can all find ways – small and large – to give back to our neighbors, family, and those on the frontlines.”

Find out how other stars are helping out amid the pandemic.

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!