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Octavia Spencer Gives Hilarious Answer on Why She Joined 'Red Band Society'

Octavia Spencer dons a little black dress while hitting up the Fox Summer TCA All Star Party at an exclusive hotspot on Sunday (July 20) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 44-year-old actress was joined at the party by her co-stars Dave Annable and Charlie Rowe.

Earlier in the day, Octavia sported curls while attending a panel for her new show Red Band Society during the FOX Network portion of the 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

At the panel, Octavia and Dave were joined by their co-stars Astro, Zoe Levin, Griffin Gluck, Wilson Cruz, and Rebecca Rittenhouse.

“I got really tired of being a sex symbol,” Octavia joked at the panel about why she signed on for the project.

Red Band Society centers on the “lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital.”

15+ pictures inside of Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable at the TCA Press Tour… More Here! »

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Octavia Spencer Labeled 'Scary Bitch' on New 'Red Band Society' Poster

Octavia Spencer arrives at LAX Airport after spending some time out of town on Saturday (July 19) in Los Angeles.

The 44-year-old actress’ new show Red Band Society just released a brand new poster featuring lots of members of the cast including Dave Annable and other patients at the hospital, The Wrap reports.

Each character is labeled on the poster and Octavia‘s character was called the “Scary Bitch”. Yikes! Dave‘s character received “The Hot Doc” label.

Check out the brand new poster, and be sure to look out for Red Band Society, airing on September 17 on Fox. More Here! »

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Octavia Spencer is a Ray of Sunshine at 'Today' Show

Octavia Spencer steps out of her SUV as she arrives at the Today show studios to do some promo work on Thursday (July 17) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actress promoted her flick Get On Up, which is released in theaters on August 1.

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Get On Up is a chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Be sure to check it out – the flick also stars Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, and more.

FYI: Octavia is wearing Jamie Wolf earrings.

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Octavia Spencer Joins 'Red Band Society' Cast at Special L.A. Screening!

Octavia Spencer takes a moment to pose for a photograph while attending a special screening for her upcoming new series Red Band Society held at the Landmark Theatre on Wednesday (June 25) in Los Angeles.

The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress was joined by her co-stars Dave Annable, Ciara Bravo, Nolan Sotillo, and executive producer Margaret Nagle as they all took part in a Q&A session.

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Red Band Society is a provocative, unconventional and, at times, comic high school drama told through the eyes of a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles – Watch the trailer below!


‘Red Band Society’ Official Trailer

15+ pictures inside of Octavia Spencer and her co-stars at their Red Ban Society special screening… More Here! »

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Octavia Spencer Attends Fox Upfront After 'Insurgent' Casting!

Octavia Spencer hits the carpet at the 2014 Fox Programming Presentation & Fanfront on Monday afternoon (May 12) in New York City.

The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who just landed a major role in the movie Insurgent, was joined by her Red Band Society co-stars Dave Annable, Ciara Bravo, Charlie Rowe, Zoe Levin, Griffin Gluck, and Nolan Sotillo.

Anna Gunn and David Tennant were in attendance to promote their highly anticipated event series Gracepoint. Representing the new drama Backstrom were Rainn Wilson, Thomas Dekker, Dennis Haysbert, and Genevieve Angelson.

Also in attendance from new shows were Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson, Hieroglyph‘s Condola Rashad, and The Last Man on Earth‘s Will Forte.

FYI: Genevieve is wearing a Schumacher dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Veronika Borchers for Pearl Collective jewelry. Anna is wearing a top, skirt, and belt by Monique Lhuillier with an Edie Parker clutch.

35+ pictures inside of the stars of a bunch of new Fox series… More Here! »

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Octavia Spencer Joins 'Insurgent' as Amity Leader Johanna

Octavia Spencer has joining the cast of Insurgent, the upcoming sequel to the hit movie Divergent!

The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress will be playing the role of Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction. Looks like the studio is getting Oscar winners to play the faction leaders as Kate Winslet is reprising her role as Jeanine, the Erudite leader.

Here is the sequel’s synopsis (via TheWrap): Tris’ stakes are risen (Shailene Woodley) as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

Insurgent will hit theaters on March 20, 2015!

President Obama Gets Honored at USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala!

Barack Obama hits the stage to give a speech while attending the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday (May 7) at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, Calif.

The 52-year-old President of the United States was joined at the event by Octavia Spencer, Samuel L. Jackson, Liam Neeson, Rita Wilson, Jessica Capshaw, Christa Miller, and Steven Spielberg, who introduced Obama before accepting his Shoah Foundation’s Ambassador of Humanity Award.

“I have this remarkable title right now — President of the United States — and yet every day when I wake up, and I think about young girls in Nigeria or children caught up in the conflict in Syria — when there are times in which I want to reach out and save those kids — and having to think through what levers, what power do we have at any given moment,” President Obama said during his speech. “I think, ‘drop by drop by drop,’ that we can erode and wear down these forces that are so destructive; that we can tell a different story.”

“And because of your work — because of your work, Steven, and the work of all who supported you — our children, and their children, and their children’s children will hear from the survivors, but they’ll also hear from the liberators, the Righteous Among the Nations. And because of your work, their stories, years and decades from now, will still be wearing down bigotry, and eroding apathy, and opening hearts, drop by drop by drop.”

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