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Viola Davis Makes History for Black Women at Emmys 2015

Viola Davis accepts her award on stage at the 2015 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 20) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old actress won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the show How to Get Away with Murder.

Viola made history as the first black woman to ever win an award in the category. Just a few years back, Kerry Washington became the first black woman in nearly two decades to get a nomination in the category. She thanked Kerry and quoted Harriet Tubman in her acceptance speech, which you can watch below.


Viola Davis – Emmys Acceptance Speech

FYI: Viola is wearing a Carmen Marc Valvo gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Neil Lane jewelry.

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Viola Davis Helps Make Women's History Before the Emmys

Viola Davis is lovely in yellow while stepping out for the 2015 Women Making History Brunch presented by the National Women’s History Museum & Glamour Magazine on Saturday (September 19) at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old actress, Emmy-nominated for her work on How to Get Away with Murder, was joined by her husband Julius Tennon. She was one of the honorees at the event and her award was presented to her by Maria Bello!

Also in attendance were Kate Walsh, Leona Lewis, Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky, Orange Is the New Black‘s Taryn Manning and Jackie Cruz, The LeftoversAmy Brenneman, Devious Maids actresses Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Edy Ganem, and Brianna Brown, Tyrant‘s Moran Atias, and Fear the Walking Dead‘s Kim Dickens.

FYI: Kate is wearing a Novis top and skirt, and carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Anna is wearing Pierre Hardy shoes.

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Shonda Rhimes & Her Leading Ladies Cover EW's New Issue!

Shonda Rhimes and her leading ladies, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo, and Viola Davis take the cover of EW‘s latest issue!

There are four separate covers highlighting Shonda‘s hit ABC shows Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal. Here’s what the cast had to share about their shows:

Ellen, on the sexist response to McDreamy’s death: “All of a sudden, ­Patrick [Dempsey] leaves, and it’s like, Oh my God, ­Meredith’s gonna get killed with Alzheimer’s! The show couldn’t possibly go on ­without the man!”

Viola, on colorism in the entertainment industry: “You have to come from Detroit or Atlanta to be black. If you have John Denver on your iPod and you come from Central Falls, Rhode Island, then: Eh, you trickle-down black woman.”

Kerry, on why it’s different to work for a female showrunner: “I was talking to an actress who’s pregnant and really worried about telling her bosses, and I said, ‘Yeah, when I told my boss I was pregnant, she literally jumped up and down in my trailer.’ I don’t know if there’s a male show­runner who would do that.”

For more from the ladies, visit EW.com!

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Kerry Washington Says Olivia Pope Is Not a Role Model

Kerry Washington and Viola Davis are all smiles while attending the ABC portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour on Tuesday (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined by Shonda Rhimes, the creator of their respective shows Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo.

Kerry opened up about why she doesn’t think her character Olivia Pope should be a role model.

“I’ve always thought it was misguided when people tell me that Olivia is their role model,” Kerry said (via TV Line). “Because she’s having an affair with a married man, who is President of the United States. And a murderer.”

“There are things that are very admirable,” she added. “She’s an entrepeneur, she’s very smart, she has an amazing closet… [but] she is nobody’s role model.”

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Mary Katrantzou dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Viola is wearing a Carmen Marc Valvo dress.

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Don't Mess With Jennifer Lopez in Her Latest Roles

Jennifer Lopez gets intense as she wields a gun on the set of her upcoming television series Shades of Blues on Thursday (July 16) in New York City.

In the show, the 45-year-old entertainer plays a single mom who works undercover for the FBI on an anti-corruption task force unit.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lopez

But that isn’t the only rough and tough role JLo has in the works.

In Jennifer‘s latest film Lila and Eve, she plays Eve, a mother who has recently lost her daughter. She befriends Lila, a fellow grief-stricken mother, portrayed by Viola Davis, whose son was murdered. When the police fail to solve the crime, the duo seek justice for the murder by tracking down the boy’s killers. The two women soon embark on a violent pursuit to avenge the murder of Lila’s son.

Lila and Eva is in theaters now. Check out the trailer below…

Lila and Eve Movie Trailer

10+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez on set in New York…

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'Suicide Squad' Trailer from Comic-Con Officially Released - Watch Now!

Warner Bros has officially released the Suicide Squad footage that was shown during the studio’s 2015 Comic-Con panel.

During the panel presentation over the weekend, someone recorded the footage and posted a poor quality version online that has been circulating ever since.

Jared Leto, Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adam Beach, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje all star in the film, which will be released on August 5, 2016!

“Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday. We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation,” Sue Kroll, president of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution said in a statement.

Watch the full trailer below!

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'Suicide Squad' Cast Surprises at Comic-Con Sans Jared Leto

The cast of Suicide Squad poses for photos while attending the Warner Bros. panel held during 2015 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 11) at the convention center in San Diego, Calif.

Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adam Beach, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and director David Ayer all were in attendance as a big surprise to the crowd.

Noticeably absent was Jared Leto, who plays The Joker and was seen the day before roaming New York City in new candid photos.

The first-ever footage from Suicide Squad debuted during the panel and it ended with Jared‘s character saying, “I’m not gonna kill ya, I’m just gonna hurt ya really, really bad.”

FYI: Cara is wearing a Zuhair Murad top and skirt, Saint Laurent shoes, and Melinda Maria jewelry. Margot is wearing a Camilla and Marc top and pants.

15+ pictures inside of the Suicide Squad cast at Comic-Con… More Here! »

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