Tag Archives: Mississippi

“THE HELP, a Cultural Touchstone” – By Myrlie Evers-Williams

HollywoodNews.com: My mother was “the help.” And so was her mother. I’m telling you these things because they were courageous and they were not alone in their courage. Legions of black women like them—maids and waitresses and caretakers who fanned out across Vicksburg and Mississippi and the South to[...]

Viola Davis, SAG winner, on “The Help,” Tate Taylor and Kathryn Stockett – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: By most accounts, this year’s Best Actress race boils down to “Doubt” co-stars Meryl Streep and Viola Davis, competing on behalf of their respective films “The Iron Lady” and “The Help.” Yet choosing a frontrunner has been difficult. Davis might take home a Critics’ Choice Movie Award,[...]

Viola Davis, Tate Taylor open up about “The Help” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The book sold millions of copies, spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times’ best seller’s list, and stirred up its fair share of controversy. The movie opens in theaters on Wednesday and is generating its fair share of Oscar heat thanks to outstanding performances[...]

Oprah opens up about new network, childhood

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: There is only one Oprah Winfrey and she just finished holding court here at the TV Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. Everyone is buzzing about how when Oprah was asked what she dreamed about being when she was a little girl, she launched into an 18[...]

J.K. Rowling Gives Donation to Fund MS Research

HollywoodNews.com: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated £10m (approximately $15 million) towards the fight for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The funds, which were donated to the University of Edinburgh, are aimed to attract researchers who will help to aggressively find a cure for multiple sclerosis. The Anne Rowling Regenerative[...]

Michael Jackson wanted mansion In Bel Air, CA

Hollywoodnews.com: Michael Jackson wanted to make an $85m mansion in his new Neverland – but was too broke to afford it. A multi-millionaire property developer has revealed that the late King of Pop pleaded with him for a special deal on the property in the hills of LA’s exclusive Bel[...]

Faith Hill named ambassador of Tide’s Loads of Hope program

HollywoodNews.com: Tide has announced that five-time Grammy Award winner Faith Hill will be the new ambassador for its Tide Loads of Hope program. In 2005, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina inspired the launch of Tide Loads of Hope, a mobile laundry service that provides clean clothes to families affected by[...]

Mansion where Michael Jackson died up for sale

HollywoodNews.com: With a hefty price tag that has gone down since Michael Jackson died, the mansion where he reportedly overdosed and died is available for purchase. According to TMZ, the mansion in Holmby Hills is on the market for $28 million, but was priced around $38 million before Jackson overdosed on[...]

Interview: Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek dish on how to ‘Get Low’

By Todd Gilchrist hollywoodnews.com: Although he’s just shy of 80, Robert Duvall seems as active as he did when he started his acting career some 50 years ago: from Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird to Felix Bush in Get Low, Duvall has played every variety of cultured, ignorant, aggressive,[...]

‘True Blood’ Trails 6: When Women Attack

By Anthony D’Alessandro HollywoodNews.com: Not that the girls on “True Blood” deserve to punch back. God knows their supernatural better halves have played with more than their minds. However, did ya notice there was a lot of misandry going on in Sunday’s episode, “I Got a Right to Sing[...]