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Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

May 7 2014, 5:28am CDT | by

Denzel Washington generously gave $1,000 each to students who were competing for a scholarship. The 59-year-old star awarded 24 finalists, from select US cities, who were competing in the August...

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Denzel Washington rewards 24 students with $1,000

May 7 2014, 5:28am CDT | by

Denzel Washington generously gave $1,000 each to students who were competing for a scholarship.

The 59-year-old star awarded 24 finalists, from select US cities, who were competing in the August Wilson Monologue Competition a cash prize.

According to the New York Post newspaper, the actor said: "Just don't spend it all tonight."

Competition judges included his wife Pauletta Washington and Stephen McKinley Henderson - who he worked with in famed playwright August Wilson's production 'Fences.'

Boston student Ashley Herbert won the contest after beating regional competitors who traveled to the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to participate in a weekend devoted to the late American playwright, who died on October 2, 2005, before competing in the final round of the competition.

Denzel previously revealed he feels fortunate to have gone to college and then later acting school because both provided him with the early foundations for his successful Hollywood career, which has seen him win two Academy Awards.

He revealed: "I wanted to carry on with my education, because I realized how important it was. I went to university and acting college. I was in my mid-20s before I started work as an actor. It was something I enjoyed but it was hard to make a living. That's the thing about acting. To be an actor, all you have to do is say you are one. That is perhaps the saddest thing about it. That is why there a lot of angry, frustrated people walking around Hollywood without any training or any work."

 
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Chloë Grace Moretz -- I Win Big Bucks If Denzel Puts Asses In Seats

Oct 13 2014 2:30am CDT | Source: TMZ

Nobody's pulling for Denzel Washington's new action flick more than his young co-star Chloë Grace Moretz -- because she's on the verge of a six-figure haul that will make her one of the highest paid teens in Hollywood. 17-year-old… ...
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From VMI To James Island, Hollywood Battles To Get The Civil War Right

Oct 12 2014 6:22am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Movies about the Civil War are almost always problematic. They're long and boring, or they're slanted, or they leave out a huge part of the story. A new movie about the Battle of New Market in 1864 has its own set of problems. Field of Lost Shoes begins with a slave auction where a young white boy watches as an African-American mother is sold away from her children. Then the movie jumps ahead to Virginia Military Institute, six years later. In real life, V ...
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Jodie Foster Puts Fit Figure On Display For Breakfast

Oct 6 2014 4:20am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Jodie Foster shows off her fit figure while stepping out for breakfast on Friday (October 3) in West Hollywood, Calif. Earlier in the week, the 51-year-old actress kept it casual while catching a movie at the Century City Mall. We wonder what movie she watched! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jodie Foster In case you missed it, Denzel Washington recently shared that his Equalizer co-star Chloe Moretz reminded him ...
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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Gone Girl’ Goes Right To The Top

Oct 6 2014 1:30am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Where have all the weekend moviegoers gone? To Gone Girl. Most of them anyway. The marital thriller based on the best-seller, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, debuted in first place at the box office by earning an estimated $38-million on its initial weekend. But it barely eked out a victory because also making a strong showing as the close runnerup was the new horror thriller, Annabelle, which took in $37-million ...
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Do you wanna own a bit of a celebrity?

Oct 5 2014 6:13pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

San Francisco-based Fantex plots a trading exchange for real people, where shares of future revenue could give stars a big payday now; says one lawyer, "I can almost guarantee it's going to happen"Is the world ready for a Tom Cruise IPO? How about trading shares of Melissa McCarthy for a piece of Ben Affleck?It might not happen this year, but don't be surprised if one day soon, celebrity fandom mixes with m ...
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'Gone Girl' Narrowly Beats Out 'Annabelle' at Weekend Box Office

Oct 5 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Gone Girl and Annabelle went neck and neck at the box office this weekend, with the Ben Affleck thriller pulling in a narrow lead for the top slot with $38.0 million, Variety reports. Annabelle brought in an impressive $37.2 in its opening weekend – the film is an origin story for the scary doll featured in last year’s The Conjuring. The Equalizer came in at number three this weekend with a total of $19.0 million at the box office. The Chloe Moretz and Denzel Washingto ...
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Box Office: ‘Gone Girl’ Surging to $35 Million-Plus Weekend

Oct 3 2014 8:28pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike are showing solid drawing power as “Gone Girl” heads for an opening weekend of at least $35 million in the U.S., according to early estimates Friday.Fox’s “Gone Girl” looked likely to draw more than $12 million on its opening day at 3,014 locations.That should be enough to give the thriller a winning weekend over New Line’s scarefest “Annabelle,” which will probably take in about $14 million Friday and wind up the weekend with an ...
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Denzel Washington And 'Gilligan's Island'

Oct 3 2014 8:23am CDT | Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington in the kind of role (the "Sad Jedi," as our own Chris Klimek put it in his terrific review) ithat Liam Neeson has been specializing in for several years, hit theaters last weekend. It made a lot of money, and that got us thinking: How does this fit ...
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Denzel Washington And 'Gilligan's Island'

Oct 3 2014 8:23am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington in the kind of role (the "Sad Jedi," as our own Chris Klimek put it in his terrific review) ithat Liam Neeson has been specializing in for several years, hit theaters last weekend. It made a lot of money, and that got us thinking: How does this fit into the larger arc of Denzel Washington? For that discussion, we brought in our pal Tanya Ballard Bro ...
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