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Taraji P. Henson Gives 'Performance of a Lifetime'

Critics say 'Hidden Figures' is 'dazzling'

(Newser) - After a limited release , Hidden Figures is hitting theaters nationwide to tell the tale of three black female mathematicians (played by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe) breaking barriers at NASA in the 1960s. Based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, the... More »

Murder, She Wrote Returns, With Octavia Spencer

NBC rebooting mystery series

(Newser) - Murder, She Wrote is getting a rewrite—or, rather, a reboot. Deadline Hollywood first reported NBC would launch a re-imagining of the long-running CBS series. The 1980s crime show starred the iconic Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher, a mystery writer who doubled as a detective. True fans might think there’... More »

Best Picture Goes to The Artist

Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin take home best actor awards

(Newser) - And the Oscar goes to:
  • The Artist wins for Best Motion Picture.
  • Meryl Streep wins Best Actress for Iron Lady, her third Oscar (and 17th nomination).
  • Jean Dujardin wins Best Actor for The Artist. "I love your country!" he begins. "Merci beaucoup, I love you!" he
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