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  1. "Eleanor Rigby." Ah, look at all the aimless peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... Her father met a Nobel Prize winner in a restaurant in Paris. (Do we care?) A talkative college professor (Viola Davis) says things like: "Impenetrability of one's thoughts is evident, as is the idea that individuals are separate and distinct from ...

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  2. On the Box - TV PreviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | RTE.ie

    ... and produced by the legend that is Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal) this ensemble US legal drama stars Viola Davis (The Help) as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, along with her students, becomes ...

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  3. Movie review: Get on upRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... and career, this film owes its success to the fiery and utterly compelling Mr Boseman. Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Director: Tate Taylor Running Time: 139 mins Rating: M (Violence, offensive language, drug use, sex scenes) ...

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  4. Viola Davis: 'I Sacrificed A Childhood For Food'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Switched

    Viola Davis told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty," stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food. Davis shared the personal story Friday as she accepted accolades at the Variety Power of Women luncheon, where Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez were also recognized for humanitarian efforts.

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  5. Viola Davis Reveals Lesson Meryl Streep Taught HerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | WCTO-FM Lehigh Valley

    For Viola Davis, being the face of How to Get Away With Murder has meant a lot of responsibility. But she's embraced it with grace, thanks to lessons she picked up from fellow actress Meryl Streep.

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  6. Viola Davis Gives Inspirational Speech On Growing Up In Poverty At Power Of Women LuncheonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | ContactMusic.com

    The 49 year-old actress recalled growing up in "abject poverty" while being honoured for her humanitarian work targeting childhood hunger. Viola Davis , an Oscar-nominated actress, has undoubtedly had a very successful television and movie career, but before finding fortune and fame she lived in poverty as a child and was forced to steal and rummage through garbage bins for food.

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  7. Viola Davis Cries Onstage Talking About ChildhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | ContactMusic.com

    Actress Viola Davis broke down in tears onstage when she admitted the "immense shame" she felt for her impoverished childhood during an acceptance speech on Friday . The Help star was honoured for her work with anti-poverty charity Hunger Is at Variety magazine's Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills.

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  8. Viola Davis Recalls Childhood Spent In "Abject Poverty" To Spur Action For Starving ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | ContactMusic.com

    On Friday, October 10, Variety's Power of Women event honoured one very special woman for her work against poverty. Viola Davis may be an Oscar-nominated performer with her own successful TV show, but she had to fight her way there.

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  9. Why Viola Davis a oeFeels Fabulousa at Varietya s Power of Women LuncheonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | InStyle

    But it was being an honoree at the annual V ariety Power of Women luncheon yesterday afternoon that made her "feel fabulous," she told InStyle.com. "I would say it's like my daughter's always saying," she added.

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  10. Viola Davis crawled through bins for foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | ContactMusic.com

    Viola Davis once crawled through maggot-filled bins in order to find some food to cure her hunger as she and her family didn't have much money. The 49-year-old actress went to extreme lengths to stay alive when she was growing up in Rhode Island as she and her family battled ''abject poverty.'

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  11. Viola Davis Speaks About Growing Up In "Abject Poverty" In Power of Women Luncheon SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | ContactMusic.com

    Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis has spoken of growing up in "abject poverty", during an emotional speech delivered during the annual Power of Women luncheon on Friday . The actress, who stars in ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder', was speaking about her own personal experiences growing up which led her to get involved in the 'Hunger Is' campaign.

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  12. Viola: I searched bins to find foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | Heraldseries.co.uk

    Viola Davis opened up about her childhood poverty at the Variety Power Of Women event Actress Viola Davis has told Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fuelled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty", stealing and crawling through maggot-filled rubbish bins to find food. The actress, who won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the 2011 film The Help, shared her personal story as she accepted accolades at the Variety Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills, where Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez were also recognised for humanitarian efforts.

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  13. Film review: Stellar Chastain, affecting McAvoy anchor top-notch cast in marriage drama 'Them'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Nanaimo Daily News

    ... always with a glass of wine in her hand; William Hurt as Eleanor's dad, empathetic and distant, too; the great Viola Davis as a no-nonsense professor who helps get Eleanor on her feet; an excellent Ciaran Hinds, as Conor's wry father; Bill Hader, ...

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  14. TV's Renaissance for Strong Women Is Happening in a Surprising PlaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Atlantic

    Old-fashioned networks, not buzzy cable channels, are producing more boundary-breaking heroines like Viola Davis's character on ABC's How to Get Away With Murder . Why? Viola Davis's performance in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder thrills in so many ways.

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  15. Jessica Chastain Wants To Put A Stop To BullyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | WebProNews

    ... But I feel like she's the only one in her age group who gets those parts," Chastain told People . "Why isn't Viola Davis a lead in a film? She's one of the greatest actresses alive. And where are the Asian actors and actresses? I'm not saying, 'We ...

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  16. See This Eleanor Rigby, Not the Other OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | OC Weekly

    ... replies to inquiries. Her French mother (Isabelle Huppert), a former musician, and her sharp-tongued new mentor (Viola Davis) aren't comforting maternal figures. They both question the value of motherhood and carefully maintain an emotional ...

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  17. Red Band's Octavia Spencer on Nurse Jackson's 'Big...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | TVLine

    ... - filled with groan-inducing bits like describing Rhimes as an "angry black woman" and calling series star Viola Davis as "older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful" than Kerry Washington - definitely didn't escape Spencer's radar. "I've ...

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  18. Jessica Chastain: a I want to see more...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | SFGate

    Actress Jessica Chastain has called on Hollywood executives to make more movies about women - because Susan Sarandon and Viola Davis should be onscreen all the time. "The Help" star tells Glamour magazine it's a crime that her favorite actresses aren't in more movies - because they're among the best at what they do.

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  19. Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez lead the list of Power Women for Variety's annual issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Daily Mail

    And in Variety 's Power of Women issue, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez are just two of Hollywood's leading ladies using their stardom to advocate for women around the world. Viola Davis, Jane Fonda and Donna Langley round out the five separate covers for the publication's sixth annual celebration of women.

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  20. Jessica Chastain on why women deserve lead roles in HollywoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | New York Daily News

    ... who gets those parts. I'd like to see Jessica Lange in a movie again, you know? Or Susan Sarandon. Why isn't Viola Davis a lead in a film? She's one of the greatest actresses alive," she said of her fellow famous starlets. "And where are the Asian ...

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