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Not quite an Oscar, but close: Octavia Spencer gets Franklin Barbecue sauce at SXSW

3:32 pm Mar. 11, 2017

Not only did Octavia Spencer not have to wait in line for a taste of Franklin Barbecue. They rolled out the red carpet for her at South by Southwest on Saturday.

Well, not quite. But as the Oscar-winning actress made her way into Austin’s Paramount Theater for the world premiere of her thriller, “Small Town Crime,” she was awarded a bottle of the Austin joint’s signature espresso sauce. The gift-giver said

Readers: Show us your ‘Star Wars’ photos!

9:00 am Dec. 13, 2015

Is your desk so crowded with Stormtrooper action figures that it looks like the Death Star? Have you dressed like Han Solo every Halloween for ten years straight? Does your dog bear an uncanny resemblance