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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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Jason Bateman & Colin Egglesfield Show Their Support for City Year Los Angeles

Jason Bateman and Colin Egglesfield try on the City Year Los Angeles jackets while attending the 2014 Spring Break: Destination Education Benefit on Saturday (April 19) at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif.

The guys were joined by Octavia Spencer and Masters of Sex star Teddy Sears.

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The week before, Colin was cheered on by his close pal Malin Akerman at the 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach.

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'Fruitvale Station' Wins Best First Feature at Spirit Awards 2014!

Ahna O’Reilly and Octavia Spencer walk the carpet at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the beach on Saturday (March 1) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The ladies were in attendance to support their movie Fruitvale Station, which picked up the award for Best First Feature for director Ryan Coogler. See photos of him accepting the prize with his cast behind him in the gallery below!

Also in attendance at the show were the movie’s stars Michael B. Jordan and Melonie Diaz, both nominated for their acting jobs.

FYI: Ahna is wearing an Elie Saab outfit, Aldo shoes, and Effy Jewelry rose gold diamond ring. Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress, Prada shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and Irene Neuwirth jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of Ahna O’Reilly and Octavia Spencer at the awards show… More Here! »

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Michael B. Jordan & Octavia Spencer - AFI Awards 2014

Michael B. Jordan suits up while attending the 2014 AFI Awards Luncheon held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 26-year-old actor was joined at the event by his Fruitvale Station co-stars Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz. They were on hand to represent their movie, chosen as one of AFI’s Top Ten Movies of the Year.

FYI: Michael is wearing Gucci tailoring, a Piaget timepiece, and Burberry Prorsum shoes. Melonie is wearing an Honor dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and bag, Le Vian earrings, and rings by H. Stern and AS29. Octavia is wearing an EF Collection ring.

15+ pictures inside of Michael B. Jordan and others at the event… More Here! »

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Michael B. Jordan & Octavia Spencer - NBR Awards Gala 2014

Michael B. Jordan is the center of attention while attending the 2014 National Board of Review Awards Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday evening (January 7) in New York City.

The 26-year-old actor was joined by his Fruitvale Station co-stars Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, and director Ryan Coogler.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michael B. Jordan

During the ceremony, Michael took home the award for Best Breakthrough Performance, Octavia received the Best Supporting Award, and Ryan was honored with the Best Directorial Debut for their work in the film.

The day before, Michael, Octavia, and Melonie helped honor Ryan, who received the Best First Film award at the 2013 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Ceremony.

FYI: Michael is wearing a Viktor & Rolf suit and Christian Louboutin shoes. Melonie is wearing Zac Posen.

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Michael B. Jordan Reunites with 'Fruitvale Station' Co-Stars at NYFCC Awards

Michael B. Jordan is all suited up for the 2013 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Ceremony held at The Edison Ballroom on Monday (January 6) in New York City.

The 26-year-old actor reunited with his Fruitvale Station co-stars Melonie Diaz and Octavia Spencer on stage to present their director Ryan Coogler with the Best First Film honor. Congrats, Ryan!

The day before, Michael looked super dapper in a tuxedo for the 2014 SBIFF Kirk Douglas Award event.

FYI: Mike is wearing a Calvin Klein suit with Christian Louboutin shoes.

10+ pictures inside of Michael B. Jordan and his Fruitvale Station co-stars at the NYFCC Awards… More Here! »

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