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Octavia Spencer Does Not Feel Bad About Speaking Up For Diversity in Hollywood!

Octavia Spencer is very aware of the lack of diversity in Hollywood and she’s not afraid to speak up about it!

“Since making Hidden Figures, I don’t have a problem saying to a room of male executives: ‘I need a female writer or a female director,’ or ‘I need a black voice or a Latin voice’,” the 46-year-old Oscar-winning actress recently told the New York Times. “I do not feel bad about it.”

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“The big boys were big boys,” Octavia added about speaking up in meetings in the past. “They heard me and encouraged me to have a voice, always listened to my needs. We as women should always ask for what we need and might be surprised that there might not be as much resistance as we perhaps perceive.”

Octavia rocked a sophisticated ensemble to attend the 2016 UNICEF Snowflake Ball last night, Tuesday (November 29), alongside Maggie Q, Tea Leoni, Patina Miller, Brooke Burke and her hubby David Charvet, Meryl Davis, Kyle MacLachlan and his wife Desiree Gruber at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

FYI: Octavia is wearing a black tuxedo jacket and matching pants by Laura Basci. Brooke is wearing a Rubin Singer gown.

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Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer & Taraji P. Henson Bring 'Hidden Figures' To AMAs 2016!

Janelle Monae is fierce in a black and white fur coat while hitting the red carpet at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old entertainer hit the stage to present an award with her Hidden Figures co-stars Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson in coordinating outfits.

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The three ladies presented the award for Best Pop/Rock Duo or Group to Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots.

FYI: Janelle is wearing Marc Jacobs and carrying a Anya Hindmarch clutch. Taraji is wearing a Celine dress paired with Jimmy Choo shoes.

15+ pictures inside of Janelle Monae and others at the 2016 American Music AwardsMore Here! »

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Nicole Kidman Reveals Secret to Marriage to Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman poses with Casey Affleck while attending Variety Studio: Actors on Actors presented by The Venetian Las Vegas on Sunday (November 13) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old Lion star was joined by Casey Affleck, her co-star Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer, Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali, Greta Gerwig, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Hailee Steinfeld, and Sally Field.

Nicole recently opened up about celebrating her 10-year anniversary with husband Keith Urban, and how they make their marriage work

“Just love. Just love each other, lavish each other with love,” she told People. “Also we just happen to like each other too. That works.”

FYI: Hailee is wearing Mary Katranzou. Nicole is wearing Gabriela Hearst with Brian Atwood shoes.

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Oscars' Best Actress Front-Runners Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, & Amy Adams Attend Governors Awards!

Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, and Amy Adams are all considered front-runners for the Best Actress prize at the Oscars next year and they all stepped out on the red carpet at the 2016 Governors Awards on Saturday (November 12) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.

The ladies are in contention for their films La La Land, Loving, and Arrival, respectively.

Also in attendance at the event were Amy‘s Nocturnal Animals co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson and director Tom Ford, as well as Emma‘s former The Help co-star Octavia Spencer.

The Birth of a Nation‘s Armie Hammer (with pregnant wife Elizabeth Chambers), Aja Naomi King, and Penelope Ann Miller all were at the event as well!

FYI: Emma is wearing an Erdem dress. Ruth is wearing a Gucci Resort dress. Amy is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress. Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji gown. Aja is wearing a Marc Jacobs gown.

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Ruth Negga Says It Was 'Very Important To Film 'Loving' Where The Historical Events Took Place

Ruth Negga is opening up about playing Mildred and Richard Loving with co-star Joel Edgerton in their much-buzzed about film Loving, which follows the story of the historical interracial couple whose marriage defied the anti-miscegenation laws placed in Virginia.

“When you see footage of things, when you see history, it’s very distant,” the 34-year-old actress recently expressed (via LA Times). “I think to walk in their footsteps, to see the walls that they were contained in, the walls that they had to plead guilty in, it sort of brings it all so much closer. Makes everything so much more urgent and specific.”

“I really think that there was a potent energy in Virginia where we were filming” Ruth added. “I think it was very important for Jeff [Nichols] to film there. It was super helpful for us. We were treading in their footstep. You could feel that energy. You could feel the reverence from everybody, the cast and crew, for this place, because of this couple.”

Ruth and Joel, 42, attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle‘s celebration of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Season last night (November 10) alongside Moonlight stars Naomie Harris, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes, Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, Octavia Spencer, Linda Cardellini, Constance Zimmer and Carly Chaikin at Catch LA in West Hollywood, Calif.

FYI: Ruth is wearing a Valentino dress. Naomie is wearing a Ralph Lauren Collection dress paired with Nicholas Kirkwood pumps.

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Chris Evans & Jenny Slate Star in 'Gifted' Trailer - Watch Now!

The first trailer for Chris Evans and Jenny Slate‘s upcoming movie Gifted has been released.

Chris and Jenny are currently dating in real life and have to be one of the cutest celeb couples out there!

Here is the movie’s synopsis: “Frank Adler (Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.”

Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend while Jenny is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.”


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Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner Make Their 'Arrival' at TIFF!

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner sit down for an interview while promoting their movie Arrival at the Variety TIFF Studio presented by Airbnb on Sunday (September 11) in Toronto, Canada.

The 42-year-old actress wore another outfit that same day while stopping by the studio with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Michael Shannon to discuss their movie Nocturnal Animals.

Also in attendance at the studio were Hidden FiguresTaraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Glen Powell, and soundtrack artist Pharrell Williams, as well as Taron Egerton, Felicity Jones, Rami Malek, and Oscar Isaac.

30+ pictures inside of celebs at the studio… More Here! »

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