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Viola Davis Brings ‘Set If Off’ Feels With Action-Packed ‘Widows’ Trailer — 97.9 The Box

Source: Desiree Navarro / Getty The new Set It Off has arrived! …or at least, we’re finally getting another movie where leading ladies plan a massive robbery. 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen will be bringing the movie Widows to life, along with Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn. It’ll tell the story of…

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Viola Davis Opens Up About Growing Up In Extreme Poverty [VIDEO] — 93.9 WKYS

Source: Randy Holmes / GettyViola Davis in most of her acceptance speeches talks about growing up poor and working hard to get to where she is now. The actress recently opened up to The Root about living in a rat infested apartment where they were on public assistance. Davis also chimed in about Donald Trump…

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Viola Davis and Terry McMillan team up

AdMedia / William T Wade Jr/Splash News Viola Davis Producing And Starring In New Movie Based On Terry McMillan Book This is BIG! Universal Picture placed the winning bid in a hotly contested auction to option the rights to Terry McMillan’s bestselling novel “I Almost Forgot About You,” from The Jackal Group, according to Deadline…

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Viola Davis Only African American Woman Nominated For Golden Globe!

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Viola Davis was the only african american woman nominated for a Golden Globe award. Some are speculating that there’s an unwritten rule that there can only be one black at a time.  To read a see more click here

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Viola Davis To Produce Legal Drama For ABC

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How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis is about to step behind the camera for her next project…yet another ABC drama, about another powerful female lawyer.

Davis and her husband/producing partner Julius Tennon have teamed with producer Debra Martin Chase  (Sparkle) for Conviction, a legal drama inspired by the life of Kym Worthy, the chief prosecutor of Wayne County, MI, known as the toughest woman in Detroit, reports Deadline.com.

Worthy became the second African-American to serve as a county prosecutor in Michigan when she was appointed as chief prosecutor of Wayne County in 2004. She is known for a number of high-profile cases, like filing charges against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and her campaign to clear a massive backlog of 11,000 unprocessed rape test kits in Detroit.

The script is being written by Jason Wilborn (Damages), with Jeff Melvoin (Army…

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‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Breaks DVR Record In Debut

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In addition to its strong season premiere last Thursday, ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder now holds the record for drawing the biggest DVR viewership increase in history, adding 6 million viewers to roughly 14 million from Thursday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 6 million is based on Nielsen’s live-plus-3 ratings for premiere week (Live Plus looks at who watched shows on their DVRs within the following three days of the premiere premiere.)

The Shonda Rhimes-produced series starring Viola Davis soared to 20.3 million viewers and a 5.6 rating among adults 18-49. Not only do those gains top the growth of previous freshman demo champ Gotham, they eclipse its overall ratings as well.

Each fall has produced new time-shifting records as more and more viewers choose to watch broadcast series on their own timetable, but How to Get Away With Murder’s increase of…

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