Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer, Keke Palmer and More Stars Support Taraji P. Henson’s Pay Inequality Comments

Taraji P. Henson has received support from fellow actresses, including Gabrielle Union and Keke Palmer, after the Empire star grew emotional detailing the pay inequality she's experienced.

December 21, 2023

Celebs React to SAG-AFTRA Strike Ending After 118 Days

SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative deal with AMPTP after 118 days of striking. Here's what Zac Efron, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more are saying.

November 9, 2023

Ron Cephas Jones Dead at 66: This Is Us Cast Pays Tribute to Late Costar

Ron Cephas Jones, who won two Emmys for playing William Hill on This Is Us and recently starred on Truth Be Told, died at age 66. See his costars' tributes to the late actor.

August 20, 2023

Octavia Spencer Says Her "Heart Is Broken" for Sandra Bullock After "Soulmate" Bryan Randall's Death

Octavia Spencer mourned the death of Sandra Bullock's partner Bryan Randall—who passed away following a private battle with ALS—and noted "the world lost a talented, handsome, all around good guy!"

August 9, 2023


Gabrielle Union Explains Why Season 3 of Truth Be Told Hit So Close to Home

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Truth Be Told star Gabrielle Union explained why the subject matter of season three was so personal to her and how she hopes the show effects change.

January 20, 2023

Octavia Spencer Mourns Death of General Hospital Actress Sonya Eddy

Octavia Spencer announced the death of friend Sonya Eddy, who was best known for her role as nurse Epiphany Johnson on General Hospital.

December 20, 2022

Leslie Jordan Dead at 67: Dolly Parton, Sean Hayes & More Pay Tribute

Leslie Jordan receives a farewell from Hollywood royalty following his tragic death. See tributes from "Will & Grace" co-stars, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rosie O'Donnell & more.

October 25, 2022

"Gutted" Octavia Spencer Mourns Death of Her Nephew

Octavia Spencer announced the death of her nephew in a gut-wrenching message on May 31, telling her Instagram followers in part, "today was the second worst day of my life."

June 1, 2022

"Gutted" Octavia Spencer Mourns Death of Her Nephew

Octavia Spencer announced the death of her nephew in a gut-wrenching message on May 31, telling her Instagram followers in part, "today was the second worst day of my life."

June 1, 2022

Octavia Spencer Apologizes to Britney Spears For "Prenup" Comment

The Oscar winner takes to Instagram to issue a public apology to the "Lucky" singer and fiancé Sam Asghari over prenup joke. Watch!

September 15, 2021

Octavia Spencer Apologizes to Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Over Prenup Comment

Octavia Spencer says she reached out privately to Britney Spears and Sam Asghari over a comment she left in response to the singer's engagement announcement.

September 15, 2021

Britney Spears' Fiancé Sam Asghari Mocks Fans Urging Her to Sign a Prenup

After Britney Spears' engagement announcement led Octavia Spencer and other supporters to push for a prenup, the singer's fiancé, Sam Asghari, fired back at the concerns.

September 13, 2021

"The Help" Cast 10 Years Ago: Live From E! Rewind

"The Help" turns 10! In honor of heartfelt film's anniversary, take a look at these throwback interviews with Emma Stone, Viola Davis and more!

August 10, 2021


Kate Hudson Admits She's Been "Burned a Couple Times" for Being Too Trusting

Truth Be Told star Kate Hudson revealed she is sometimes trusting to a fault when it comes to past friendships during E! News' Daily Pop on Aug. 2.

August 2, 2021


See Octavia Spencer and Kate Hudson's Friendship Unravel in Truth Be Told Trailer

See Kate Hudson and Octavia Spencer's friendship unravel in the chilling trailer for the Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told, which premieres on Friday, August 20.

June 16, 2021


How Melissa McCarthy Really Feels About Training for Superhero Stunts

Melissa McCarthy discussed training for stunts for her new superhero movie, Thunder Force. Plus, Octavia Spencer revealed why their heroes are relatable.

April 5, 2021

Octavia Spencer, Gabrielle Union and More Stars React to Taraji P. Henson's Nude Photo Prank

Octavia Spencer "nearly fainted" after receiving a shocking text from her friend Taraji P. Henson. Scroll on to see the message the Empire star sent her celeb friends.

April 2, 2021

Octavia Spencer Shares Why She Broke Down in Tears Over Keanu Reeves' Birthday Tribute

Octavia Spencer received personalized tribute videos from her A-list pals for her 50th birthday. Read on to find out why Keanu Reeves’ video made the star break down to tears.

October 23, 2020

Anne Hathaway Is Here to Terrorize Kids In First Trailer For Roald Dahl's The Witches

HBO Max released the first trailer for Roald Dahl's The Witches starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock and Jahzir Kadeem Bruno. Scroll on to see a sneak peek.

October 2, 2020

Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer and More Stars Rally Around Young Boy Who Saved His Sister's Life

Mark Ruffalo and Octavia Spencer are applauding a 6-year-old boy after he saved his sister's life. Read the heroic story here.

July 15, 2020

Kendrick Sampson, Tessa Thompson & 300 Black Artists Call on Hollywood to Divest From Police

Developed alongside Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Melina Abdullah, the letter also demands that Hollywood divest from anti-Black content

June 23, 2020

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer's BFF Showdown Takes an Unexpected Turn

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer put their 20-year friendship to the test with a round of BFF Showdown on The Tonight Show—and it did not go as planned.

April 21, 2020