Oscar award winning actress, Octavia Spencer, has turned author, with her newly released “Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective”. On October 16, 2013, Spencer made a promotional appearance on Fox & Friends.
“Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective” is a book series targeted for middle school readers. “The Case of the Time Capsule Bandit” is the first in the series. It was released on Oct. 15, 2013. Amazon.com has the book for an average price point of $10 per book.
Octavia Spencer divulged, during her Fox & Friends interview, that she is soon to start filming, in new James Brown biopic, “Get on Up”, directed by Tate Taylor. Spencer playing the role of one of James Brown’s aunt, who runs a brothel.
Spencer is making her rounds. She is also up for an Oscar nomination for her role in “Fruitvale Station”. What for, exactly, is in question, as NY Daily News reported - on Oct. 14, 2013, that there was a mix-up with the categories. It’s either ‘Best Actress’ or ‘Best Supporting Actress’.
On a side note, have you noticed the change in Octavia Spencer’s appearance? She has shed a few pounds, but it’s not because of the fast pace of her career right now.
Octavia Spencer recently participated in an advertising campaign with Sensa that should have yielded her $1.25 million. Sensa is a weight loss program that allows you to eat less and feel better by sprinkling the Sensa product on your food, resulting in weight loss. Per the contract with Sensa, Spencer lost and maintained the required 20 pounds to fulfill the contract. It took her five months to loss the weigh. Sounds good, right? Well, something went way wrong. Spenser is now embroiled in a lawsuit. Sensa is allegedly claims that Spencer breached the contract by minimizing advertising campaign efforts because of inclusion of #spon on tweets and other things, while Spencer is attempting to get the remaining $70, 000 that she feels is owed to her. The outcome of this part of Octavia Spencer’s journey is yet to be told.
One thing is for certain, Octavia Spencer is on the move!
Have you read her new book? What is your favorite role that Octavia Spencer played? Are you ready to see her in the new James Brown movie? What do you think, should Sense pay up?