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Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime Series ‘The First Lady’

Gillian Anderson has been cast as Eleanor Roosevelt in the upcoming Showtime anthology series “The First Lady,” Variety has learned.The show is described as a reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.Anderson joins previously announced series leads Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer, who will […]

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Aaron Eckhart to Play Gerald Ford in Showtime Series ‘The First Lady’

Aaron Eckhart has signed on to play President Gerald Ford in the upcoming Showtime anthology series “The First Lady.”Formerly known as “First Ladies,” the show is described as a reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.Eckhart joins previously announced series stars Viola Davis and […]

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Hollywood Mourns Cicely Tyson: ‘One of Those Legends You’d Hoped We Would Have Forever’

Cicely Tyson’s co-stars and admirers shared their remembrances of the late Emmy and Tony-winning actor, who died Thursday at 96.Viola Davis, who starred opposite Tyson, playing mother and daughter for six seasons on “How to Get Away with Murder,” shared a lengthy tribute to the legend alongside a photo from the set.“I’m devastated.My heart is […]

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Viola Davis “Broke Down” Hearing Ma Rainey Co-Star Chadwick Boseman Died

Viola Davis reflected on her late co-star Chadwick Boseman’s amazing life in the wake of his death at age 43 from colon cancer.  Viola, who starred with the Black Panther actor in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, told Yahoo Entertainment that while she was unaware of Chadwick’s private heath struggles, she was always so in awe of how he […]

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Chadwick Boseman to Receive Posthumous Honor at 2020 Gotham Awards

Chadwick Boseman already received a posthumous Gotham Independent Film Awards nomination for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.But regardless of who wins in the best actor category in which he’s nominated, Boseman will still be honored at the ceremony.The late actor will receive the awards’ annual actor tribute.His fellow Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star […]

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Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis Sing Into the Oscar Race with ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

One of the most anticipated films of this awards season, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” emerges as one of the premier Oscar vehicles for Netflix.At its soulful core, the farewell performance of the late Chadwick Boseman is as invigorating as anticipated.His work as Levee may very well be his best and most spiritual gift to cinema.Boseman […]

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Viola Davis Recalls What It Was Like to Work With “Great Artist” Chadwick Boseman

Viola Davis is remembering Chadwick Boseman in a unique way not everyone can.Before his death, Boseman acted alongside Davis in the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which is set to be released on Netflix Dec.18.This wasn’t the first time the stars had worked together.They also both appeared in the 2014 film Get on Up about James Brown.Ahead of their final project’s debut, the […]

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Zendaya Makes History as She Wins Her First Ever Emmy for Euphoria

Zendaya came, she saw and she conquered.  The Euphoria actress took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series during tonight’s 2020 Emmys.  This marks her very first Emmy win and nomination.She makes history as the youngest actress to ever win the award, as well as the second Black actress after Viola Davis in 2015.The […]

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Netflix Delays Chadwick Boseman’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Screening Following His Death

Netflix is delaying a preview event of Chadwick Boseman’s new film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, out of respect for those mourning his loss.  Prior to the actor’s death, Netflix intended to hold a virtual preview screening of the film based on the life of Ma Rainey, who is viewed as “The Mother of Blues.” According to Deadline, there was […]

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