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Chris Evans & Ex Jenny Slate Reunite At 'Gifted' L.A. Premiere!

Chris Evans and his ex girlfriend/co-star Jenny Slate have reunited!

The 35-year-old actor and 34-year-old actress were all smiles while posing for a ton a photographers together at the premiere of their latest film Gifted held at the Pacific Theaters at The Grove on Tuesday (April 4) in Los Angeles.

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Chris and Jenny were joined by their other cast mates Octavia Spencer, Mckenna Grace, Julie Ann Emery, Jona Xiao and director Marc Webb, as well as Tiffani Thiessen, Mae Whitman and Ed Helms, who all came out to show their support.

That same day, Jenny was spotted making her way inside El Capitan Theatre to make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Gifted – Watch her interview below!


Jenny Slate Reveals Worst Vacation

FYI: Jenny is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and EF Collection earrings. Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress. Mae is wearing Schutz shoes.

Click inside to watch the rest of Jenny Slate’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live…More Here! »

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These Stills of Chris Evans in 'Gifted' Prove He'd Be a Great Dad

Chris Evans is starring in the upcoming movie Gifted and we have a great gallery of exclusive photos from the film!

The 35-year-old actor plays 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.

The photos of Chris and Mckenna interacting totally prove to us how Chris is going to make a great father one day when he decides to have kids!

Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate are also featured in the new stills. Gifted hits theaters in limited release on April 7 and everywhere April 21.

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Octavia Spencer Opens Up About Being Dyslexic: 'It Doesn't Mean You're Not Intelligent'

Octavia Spencer is opening up about being dyslexic and dealing with it when she was a young student.

“I was a dyslexic child and am a dyslexic adult; that doesn’t really mean that you’re not intelligent – it just means that your brain functions differently,” the Oscar-winning actress recently expressed to WENN. “I was actually tested for the gifted programme in my school because I was more auditorially (sic) inclined than visually.”

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“I just remember thinking differently. I could solve puzzles quicker than the average child. I would start with the mazes at the end and go to the front and be done in, like, 30 seconds. My deductive reasoning was very important,” Octavia added. “You have to allow kids to be kids. You also need to nurture their thirst for knowledge. I don’t know that allowing them to skip grades is good because then they end up in a grade with people who are much more mature than they are. I had great teachers and I think teachers should be paid as much as athletes. When you think about it they spend the majority of the day with your kids so they should be compensated. They’re also teaching them and shaping their views about themselves. I feel very fortunate that in the public school system in Montgomery, Alabama, I had some wonderful teachers”

Pictured: Octavia wearing an all blue ensemble while attending a photo call and press conference for her latest film The Shack on Monday (March 27) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

FYI: Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji top.

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Octavia Spencer & Brooklyn Decker Inspire at SXSW Brunch

Octavia Spencer was all smiles during the 2017 SXSW Festival.

The Oscar-winning actress stepped out for Twitter’s #SheInspiresMe Brunch with Brooklyn Decker and Caity Lotz at Bar 96 on Saturday (March 11) in Austin, Texas.

Octavia is at the festival promoting her new film Small Town Crime, which follows Ex-cop, Mike Kendall, finds the body of a young woman and, in an act of self-redemption, becomes hellbent on finding the killer. While his uncouth, quirky detective style helps break the case, his dogged determination puts his family in danger.

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Octavia Spencer Reveals The Best Advice She's Ever Received (& It Came From Whoopi Goldberg)

Octavia Spencer does a bright and fun photo shoot for Good Housekeeping‘s latest issue, on newsstands March 14.

Here’s what the 46-year-old The Shack star had to share:

On the best advice she’s ever received: “The best advice I ever received was from Whoopi Goldberg, who told me to be true to myself. It seems like a cliché until you’re faced with a major decision that will impact your life.”

On her favorite outfit: “My go-to outfit is a pair of form-fitting jeans and a beautiful, classic top. Sometimes I’ll pair it with a blazer and nice pumps!”

On what makes her most proud: “Through it all, I’m most proud of my family. That means both the family I was born into and the family that chose me — my friends.”

For more from Octavia, visit GoodHousekeeping.com.

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Octavia Spencer Sues Pharmacy Company for Naming Drugs After Her Family Members - Watch the SNL Video!

Octavia Spencer hosted Saturday Night Live last night and she sure brought the laughs!

In one skit, the 46-year-old Hidden Figures actress plays a disgruntled former pharmacy company employee who sues her former employer for intellectual property theft.

Octavia‘s character feels as though her former bosses stole the names of her friends and family to name their drugs after.

Between her daughter Seasonique, hairstylist’s daughter Nicorette, her coworker Lunesta (Leslie Jones), and her nephew Dayquil, Octavia wants to be paid for the company stealing the names out her contact list.

Watch the hilarious sketch below!


Drug Company Hearing – SNL

Octavia Spencer Pokes Fun at 'Hidden Fences' in 'SNL' Opening Monologue (Video)

Octavia Spencer made a joke about Hidden Fences in her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live!

Tonight’s episode marked the 46-year-old actress’s SNL hosting debut.

In her monologue, Octavia brought up the 2017 Oscars, noting that some people were getting confused telling the different between Fences and Hidden Figures.

“I get it, I get it,” she says in the video. “There were three black movies at the Oscars this year. That’s a lot for Americans. So if you were gonna get confused anyway, I thought I’d make some money off it anyway. That’s why I produced Hidden Fence Light.”

“I’ve played a nurse so many times, when I played a maid they gave me an Oscar,” she adds.

Watch below!


Octavia Spencer Monologue – SNL