The Help

All eyes were on “The Help” actress Octavia Spencer Sunday night at the 84th annual Academy Awards, and history has been made. Spencer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress making her the fifth African American to do so in the history of the Academy Awards. Spencer now shares the honor with past winners Hattie […]

“The Help” Actress/Oscar Nominee Octavia Spencer says she plans to get plastic surgery to enhance her breasts. Spencer told Parade magazine she plans to go under the knife. “I am going to get my boobs lifted. That’s going to be my first gift. I’m going to do that. I figured going into my forties I […]

Actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were the maids of honor at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where their Deep South drama “The Help” won them acting prizes and earned the trophy for overall cast performance. Davis won “Lead Female Actor” and Spencer “Supporting Female Actor” for “The Help.” The wins boost the actors’ prospects […]

Singer Mary J. Blige thinks the Oscars aren’t showing her any love. When the nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced, Blige and her song “Living Proof” from the film The Help wasn’t named. The single appeared to be a frontrunner in the Best Original Song category. To the shock of many, including […]

It’s official. Viola Davis has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in “The Help”. She’s up against friend Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady”, Rooney Mara for “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, Michelle Williams for “A Week With Marilyn”, and Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs”. And the other star of “The Help”, Octavia […]

The public library in Central Falls (Rhode Island) that was temporarily closed because of the city’s dire finances is expanding its hours again after receiving a donation from actress Viola Davis and a state grant. The Adams Memorial Library said Monday that it got a $1,000 check from Davis, who grew up in Central Falls. […]

Watch the new video from Mary J. Blige “The Living Proof” form the Motion Picture ‘The Help’.  Tell us what you think of the song and the movie if you’ve seen it.

Actress Viola Davis, who plays a Mississippi maid in the movie ‘The Help’, has announced that she and her husband Julius Tennon are adopting. Married since 2003, this will be the first child for the couple, however Tennon has two children from a previous relationship. “We don’t have any children [together], but we’re about to […]

With the recent controversy surrounding the recently released movie “The Help,” TheGrio decided to take a deeper look at the lives of minority maids across the country — and the struggles they face on a daily basis. From TheGrio: Some things never change. The story of domestic workers in the 1960s that fuels the newly released […]

Actress Viola Davis struggled with her decision to play a black maid in segregated 1960s Mississippi in the upcoming film “The Help” – because she wasn’t sure it was a role she wanted to play. Viola admits she was captivated by the screenplay of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller – but didn’t like the idea of revisiting […]