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Claire Danes & Octavia Spencer Film 'A Kid Like Jake' in Brooklyn

Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer film an intense conversation on Monday afternoon (June 26) in a park in Brooklyn, New York.

The actresses spent the afternoon filming scenes from their upcoming drama A Kid Like Jake.

In the film, Claire and Jim Parsons play a couple navigating the competitive world of NYC kindergarten admissions while trying to understand what is best for their son.

A Kid Like Jake is set to hit theaters in 2018.

Make sure to see more recent photos of the cast filming the upcoming movie in the Big Apple.

FYI: Claire is wearing a Helen Ficalora necklace.

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Orlando Bloom & Milo Ventimiglia Attend Star-Studded City Year Los Angeles Benefit

Orlando Bloom and Milo Ventimiglia were just two of the many stars to step out for the City Year Los Angeles Spring Break event.

The guys were joined by Jennifer Garner, Amy Schumer, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, and Mahershala Ali on Saturday (May 6) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance were B.J. Novak, Octavia Spencer, Pharrell Williams, Ryan Tedder, Yvette Nicole Brown, Julie Bowen, T. R. Knight, Max Greenfield, and Mel B.

The annual fundraiser is City Year’s largest fundraising event as well as a fun party open to teens, tweens and adults in support of education in Los Angeles. The event attracted more than 1,400 attendees, and raised over $1.8 million. There was a special performance by OneRepublic, as well as food, games and interactive booths.

30+ pictures inside from the star-studded charity event…More Here! »

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Does Tina Knowles Know the Sex of Beyonce's Twins?

Beyonce Knowles‘ mom Tina walked the red carpet with her daughter’s former Destiny’s Child group-mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams!

All three ladies were seen at the 2017 Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on Saturday (April 29) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance at the event were Tina‘s husband Richard Lawson, Kelly‘s husband Tim Witherspoon, Kris Jenner, Samuel L. Jackson, Empire‘s Serayah McNeill, Black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, Hidden FiguresOctavia Spencer, former athlete Magic Johnson with wife Cookie and son EJ Johnson, actress Meagan Good, former talk show host Star Jones, and former Destiny’s Child singer LeToya Luckett.

Beyonce, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy Carter (all not pictured) were also in attendance at the event!

Recently, Tina was asked about Beyonce and Jay Z‘s upcoming twins. “It’s the biggest blessing. I’m so excited!” When asked about the sex of the twins, Tina claimed she did not know. “I would be happy with whatever God gives me,” she told Extra.

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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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Evans

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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