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  • Viola Davis and Julius Tennon have a new baby girl

     
    Viola Davis has adopted a baby girl, Genesis, with her husband Julius Tennon. Octavia Spencert spilled the new-mom news and Viola Davis confirmed it Monday at the Elle Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills....
  • 'The Help'? That's what the movie is doing for its stars [Video]

     
    "The Help" became a surprise hit at the box office over the summer, grossing more than $175 million worldwide -- and months later, star Viola Davis still seems bowled over by the movie's success. "The Help" star Octavia Spencer says the movie has opened...
  • Octavia Spencer leads, Janet McTeer gains in supporting Oscar race

     
    Glenn Close isn’t the only woman bending genders in “Albert Nobbs.” Tony-winning co-star Janet McTeer gains some momentum this week as audiences continue talking about her magnificent work as the confident housepainter who inspires...
  • Sundance Film Festival unveils its 2012 competition lineup

     
    Sundance Film Festival announces its lineup for 2012 competition films. The Sundance Film Festival roster for the U.S. dramatic and U.S. documentary competition -- 16 movies in each category -- features some familiar names both in front of and behind...
  • Friday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 in PDF format are also available at latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv Weekly TV Listings......
  • 'Bridesmaids' star Melissa McCarthy digs another female-led film

     
    It’s been a whirlwind year for the actress Melissa McCarthy, who stole scenes in the raucous comedy “Bridesmaids,” won an Emmy for her work on the CBS series “Mike & Molly,” hosted “Saturday Night Live” and is...
  • 'Hugo,' 'The Artist' top nominees for Critics Choice Awards

     
    Martin Scorsese's lavish 3D family film "Hugo" and the black-and-white ode to silent cinema "The Artist" topped the list of nominees for the 17th Critics Choice Awards, earning 11 nominations each from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the...
  • African American critics name 'The Tree of Life' best film of 2011

     
    "The Tree of Life," Terrence Malick's 1950s-set drama that ruminates on questions of family, faith and the universe, was named best picture of the year Monday by the African-American Film Critics Assn. The group also awarded two prizes to the stars of the...
  • Golden Globes: What do they mean for the Oscars?

     
    The Envelope's Gold Standard film awards columnist looks at how this week’s nominations from the Golden Globes voters, SAG and Critics Choice have changed the landscape for best picture and the other Oscar categories....
  • Year in Review: Betsy Sharkey's best film picks of 2011

     
    This year, Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey was drawn to certain themes as well as specific films. What follows are her favorites on both fronts....
  • Golden Globes: 'The Help's' director and star on film's wild ride

     
    Writer-director Tate Taylor, producer Brunson Green and actress Octavia Spencer came together as friends more than 15 years ago, never imagining that they would be honored all these years later after working to turn another longtime friend's novel, "The...
  • As Oscar ballots go out, where does best picture race stand?

     
    Academy Award nomination ballots went out Tuesday, so in the spirit of casting our votes, we take a look at the best picture candidates and see how they're faring....