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  • Central Falls HS gets $60K in honor of Viola Davis

    CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Central Falls High School has received a $60,000 grant from Hollywood's leading charity in honor of Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis, who grew up in the city.

  • Streep presents Davis with Women in Film award

    They may have been Oscar rivals earlier this year, but there's nothing but love between Meryl Streep and Viola Davis.

  • Viola Davis addresses struggling alma mater

    Viola Davis addressed graduating seniors Thursday at the high school in the struggling Rhode Island city where she grew up, urging them to treasure "hard times and joyous moments" and telling them that the "privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

  • Viola Davis (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    Viola Davis: Actress addresses R.I. high school alma mater

    Viola Davis on Thursday addressed graduating seniors at the high school in the struggling Rhode Island city where she grew up, urging them to treasure "hard times and joyous moments" and telling them that the "privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

  • Viola Davis addresses RI high school alma mater

    Viola Davis on Thursday addressed graduating seniors at the high school in the struggling Rhode Island city where she grew up, urging them to treasure "hard times and joyous moments" and telling them that the "privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

  • Streep gives $10K to Viola Davis' RI student fund

    Actress Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 to a Rhode Island scholarship fund in honor of fellow Oscar nominee Viola Davis.

  • Taking Names: Virginia reaches settlement with Salahi charity

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II's office said officials have reached a settlement with a charity run by White House party crasher Tareq Salahi for allegedly making false statements, submitting inaccurate financial statements and soliciting donations without being registered with the state.

  • Actress Meryl Streep donates $10,000 to RI school

    Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 to a charter school in the struggling Rhode Island city of Central Falls after a plug from fellow actress and hometown favorite Viola Davis.

  • Oscar stars arrive, with one dressed like statute

    Best actor nominees George Clooney and Jean Dujardin hit the Academy Award red carpet Sunday night to the delight of fans in the bleachers outside the Hollywood & Highland Center, the first group of nominees to arrive for the ceremony under a cool but glorious California sky.

  • Stars arrive for the Oscars, one dressed like 1

    Best actor nominees George Clooney and Jean Dujardin hit the Academy Award red carpet Sunday night to the delight of fans in the bleachers outside the Hollywood & Highland Center, the first group of A-listers to arrive for the ceremony under a cool but glorious California sky.

  • Spencer wins supporting-actress Oscar for 'Help'

    Octavia Spencer won the supporting-actress Academy Award on Sunday for "The Help," completing an awards-season blitz that took her from Hollywood bit player to star.

  • `The Help' cleans up at 43rd NAACP Image Awards

    "The Help" collected three prizes at the NAACP Image Awards, including top actress honors for Viola Davis, the supporting actress prize for Octavia Spencer and outstanding motion picture.

  • Clooney, Pitt other pals gather for Oscar lunch

    George Clooney says the best thing about Academy Awards nominations is not necessarily the prizes. It's hanging with old and new friends.

  • Davis, Dujardin win lead honors at SAG awards

    Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were the maids of honor at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, where their Deep South drama "The Help" won them acting prizes and earned the trophy for overall cast performance.

  • Viola Davis has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work in the movie "The Help." (AP Photo/Disney, Dale Robinette)

    'The Help' leads Screen Actors Guild nominations

    The Deep South drama "The Help" cleaned up with four nominations Wednesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, among them honors for Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

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