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Viola Davis Finally Gets the Lead Role She’s Been Waiting for in How to Get Away With Murder

Viola Davis thought she was ready. After all, she’s been acting for 34 years, has won a Tony, has been nominated for two Oscars, and had Meryl Streep serve as her personal cheering squad after they did Doubt together in 2008. (“Someone get her a movie!” Streep once shouted at... More »

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Let’s start the week with what everyone is talking about: Viola Davis and How to Get Away With Murder. Did you see the show? No? Apparently 14 million people did, proving that Shonda Rhimes really is an unstoppable force when it comes to creating powerful black women leads for Network TV. Viola Davis is also moving beyond that terrible New... Read More

Viola Davis Responds to NYT Article Calling Her 'Less Classically Beautiful'

How would you react if The New York Times described you as "less classically beautiful" than your peers, let alone in the same story labeling your friend as an "angry black woman"? If you're Oscar-nominated Viola Davis, the star of ABC's new How to Get Away With Murder, you reply eloquently on national TV. Show More Summary

Black Is Beautiful: Viola Davis Admits She Was Called “Ugly” All Her Life For Being A Dark-Skinned Black Woman

Why can’t all shades of Black be considered “classically beautiful” in America? Viola Davis Admits She Was Called Ugly For Being Dark Skinned Via S2S Magazine reports: Viola Davis gets to do something in her new show, “How to Get

Shonda Rhimes' Thursday night lineup scores big ratings

ABC's night of Shonda Rhimes has gotten off to an impressive start, and it was the newcomer that led the way. The legal drama starring Viola Davis called "How to Get Away With Murder" was seen by 14.3 million people for its debut Thursday night

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1624

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BLACKHAT: Trailer for the upcoming heist-thriller starring Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis. CHRIS PRATT: Gets prank called by his wife Anna Faris and Ellen. UNNECESSARY CENSORSHIP: Jimmy Kimmel's weekly tribute to the FCC. THE CARTERS: An inside look at Beyonce...

People magazine retracts 'stupid & insensitive' Viola Davis tweet

The editors at People magazine might be vetting their Twitter feed a little more carefully after a Viola Davis tweet Thursday night touched off an uproar.

People Mag Gets Dragged To Hell Over Tacky Viola Davis Tweet During #HTGAWM Premiere

The Best Of Black Twitter Vs. People Magazine It was just another deliciously juicy “Scandal” Thursday until People Mag decided to get cute (or whatever they tried to be) and dim beloved actress Viola Davis’ shine during the premier...

Racist Or Nah? People Magazine Deletes Shady Viola Davis Tweet After Backlash During “How To Get Away With Murder”

People Magazine caught heavy slander last night after sending a tweet about “How To Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis in reference to her role in 2012’s big-screen blockbuster “The Help.” Joining in on the live-tweeting Twitter conversation as

People Magazine Tweets, Then Deletes Controversial Viola Davis Comment

Whoever is behind People magazine's Twitter account has a lot of explaining to do. The magazine faced harsh scrutiny during its live-tweeting of ABC's premiere lineup Thursday night, which included all three series executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Show More Summary

TMZ Live: Kim & Kanye -- Bringin' Out the Big Guns in Paris

ON TODAY'S SHOW Amber Rose Scores BIG in Her Prenup with Wiz Khalifa Ariana Grande May Not Be a Total Diva Afterall Jason Aldean Narrowly Avoids a Fan Stampede Racial Controversy Over Viola Davis & Kerry Washington SKYPE US TMZTVSHOW TWEET US…

Fall TV Preview: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Starring: Viola Davis (“The Help”), Billy Brown (“Sons of Anarchy”), Alfred Enoch (“Harry Potter”), Jack Falahee (“Twisted”), Katie Findlay (“The Carrie Diaries”), Aja Naomi King (“Black Man”), Matt McGorry (“Orange is the New Black”),...Show More Summary

Recap: How to Get Away with Murder

Viola Davis provides a master class in manipulation and you just don’t know who she really is other than brilliant. How to Get Away with Murder has a strong ensemble cast which drives this show through its twists and turns of a crazy ride which I am excited to experience. We start the episode at […]

People Magazine deletes racist tweet about Viola Davis

They reportedly tweeted it just ahead of the "How To Get Away With Murder" premiere

We Know What Mens Rea Is: How to Get Away With Murder’s Familiar DNA

Last night's premiere of How to Get Away With Murder lit up Twitter like crazy and further solidified Shonda Rhimes's position as ABC's MVP. Viola Davis stars as the super-intimidating lawyer and law-school professor Annalise Keating, who bounces between terrifying her (often wimpy) students and winning high-profile cases through questionable... More »

People Magazine Apologizes for ‘Stupid and Insensitive’ Tweet About Actress Viola Davis

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Last night was a watershed night for Shonda Rimes, the prominent African-American showrunner, who premiered two primetime TV dramas starring black women: Scandal with Kerry Washington began its fourth season, and How to Get Away With Murder with Viola Davis debuted. People Magazine then crapped on her parade with a few tweets.

People magazine deletes ‘stupid & insensitive’ tweet about ‘The Help’ during Viola Davis’s new show

6 days agoArts : Arts Post

People magazine’s bubbly Twitter account always reads like someone trying to be your best friend (“This Corgi is just about all we can look at this early on a Friday morning”...  “You know that the high school #Hills fan inside of you wants to see @LaurenConrad‘s closet”). On Thursday night, whoever tweets for […]

Viola Davis Responds To Being Called "Less Classically Beautiful": ‘You Define You’

Viola Davis fired back at the NY Times writer who recently said she was “less classically beautiful” during an appearance on The View. Last week, in an article that received backlash, Times writer Alessandra Stanley not only critiqued Davis’ looks but also referred to Shonda Rhimes as an angry black woman.

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