After Doubt Breakthrough Davis Looks Ahead
She’s on screen for less than 15 minutes. Yet Viola Davis has emerged as this awards season’s breakthrough sensation, thanks to her searing turn as a protective yet pragmatic mother in the drama Doubt. “Everyone has a different opinion of how long the scene is. I’ve heard everything from five to 12 minutes,” says the actress, 43. “I tried not to think of milking it. I didn’t see it as a character who had a small amount of screen time. I saw it as just a window into this one moment in these two women’s lives. I didn’t want to come into the scene thinking I just had five to 12 minutes to blow it out of the box.” (Continue Reading…)

Obama Plan Seeks to Save Millions from Foreclosure
His massive stimulus plan now signed into law, President Barack Obama is turning to attack the home foreclosure crisis at the heart of the nation’s deepening economic woes. His goal is to prevent millions of American families from losing their houses because they can’t make mortgage payments. “We must stem the spread of foreclosures and falling home values for all Americans, and do everything we can to help responsible homeowners stay in their homes,” Obama said Tuesday as he signed his tax cut and spending package into law. (Continue Reading…)

Terrence Howard’s Past Domestic Assault Towards Wife Exposed
Chris Brown might not want Terrence Howard in his peanut gallery. Police and court records show that the Hustle & Flow star, who backtracked last week on initially supportive remarks he made about Brown’s situation, was arrested in 2001 in Pennsylvania on suspicion of assaulting his wife, Lori McCommas. When confronted by police, he confessed to hitting her, according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun. The duo had been estranged for more than two years when Howard, fuming after a contentious phone conversation, broke down the front door of McCommas’ house, states a Whitemarsh Police Department report dated Sept. 17, 2001. (Continue Reading…)

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