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/Film
A Lee Daniels Musical Biopic Is In The Works From Lee DanielsWith four feature films and a TV series under his belt, Lee Daniels has created
A Lee Daniels Musical Biopic Is In The Works From Lee Daniels
/Film / Posted 12 hours ago
With four feature films and a TV series under his belt, Lee Daniels has created a rather successful career as a director, writer, and producer. But has he achieved enough and lived a compelling enough life to merit an autobiographical musical? The... Read more
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Billboard
Critic's Take: Music TV Shows Should Be More 'Monkees' And Less 'Vinyl'and Showtime’s Roadies recently bit the dust, but their ­failures barely seemed
Critic's Take: Music TV Shows Should Be More 'Monkees' And Less 'Vinyl'
Billboard / Posted 16 hours ago
and Showtime’s Roadies recently bit the dust, but their ­failures barely seemed to slow things down: Empire co-creator Lee Daniels’ much ­anticipated girl-group follow-up, Star, is due soon on Fox, and Law & Order’s Dick Wolf (yes, that Dick... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Lee Daniels Planning a Musical About His Life"It’ll have original music and sort of be like Fellini’s '8 1/2' or 'All That J
Lee Daniels Planning a Musical About His Life
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted yesterday
"It’ll have original music and sort of be like Fellini’s '8 1/2' or 'All That Jazz.'" Lee Daniels has tackled the music business in Empire and the White House in The Butler -- now he's ready to write about his own life. "My publicist will kill me,... Read more
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Billboard
'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Planning a Musical About His LifeLee Daniels has tackled the music business in Empire and the White House in The
'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels Planning a Musical About His Life
Billboard / Posted yesterday
Lee Daniels has tackled the music business in Empire and the White House in The Butler -- now he's ready to write about his own life. Lee Daniels Previews His 'Edgy' New Show 'Star' "My publicist will kill me, but I’m in talks about doing a musical... Read more
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Billboard
Lee Daniels on His 'Edgy' New Show 'Star': 'It's the Complete Antithesis of 'Empire''Empire creator Lee Daniels talks about his gritty new girl-group series with Qu
Lee Daniels on His 'Edgy' New Show 'Star': 'It's the Complete Antithesis of 'Empire''
Billboard / Posted yesterday
Empire creator Lee Daniels talks about his gritty new girl-group series with Queen Latifah, Star, the influence of Dreamgirls and Paris Is Burning on his work, and the Fellini-esque musical he is developing about his life. How will Star compare with... Read more
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Variety
‘Empire’ Tackles Black Lives Matter, Police Brutalityit’s not in a ripped-from-the-headlines kind of way.” The inspiration behind W
‘Empire’ Tackles Black Lives Matter, Police Brutality
Variety / Posted 2 days ago
it’s not in a ripped-from-the-headlines kind of way.” The inspiration behind Wednesday night’s scene came from co-creator Lee Daniels. “Lee really wanted us to write about it, and he told us some personal stories that I won’t repeat because... Read more
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Variety
Napa Valley Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup With ‘Lion’ Set for Opening Nightspotlight tribute recipient is Viggo Mortensen. The festival’s filmmaker and ac
Napa Valley Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup With ‘Lion’ Set for Opening Night
Variety / Posted 3 days ago
spotlight tribute recipient is Viggo Mortensen. The festival’s filmmaker and actor tributes will be presented to filmmaker Lee Daniels and actor Kurt Russell, respectively. “We’re excited to welcome everyone back to Napa Valley for another year of... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Napa Valley Film Festival Unveils Full LineupTrailblazer Tribute. Viggo Mortensen will be this year's Spotlight Tribute. Cha
Napa Valley Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
Trailblazer Tribute. Viggo Mortensen will be this year's Spotlight Tribute. Charles Krug Legendary Filmmaker and Actor Tributes will be presented to Lee Daniels and Kurt Russell, respectively. Napa Valley Film Festival will run from Nov. 9... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Jesse Williams Signs With UTAactor, Williams will be seen next year in Will Packer and Universal's Jacob's L
Jesse Williams Signs With UTA
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
actor, Williams will be seen next year in Will Packer and Universal's Jacob's Ladder remake. His previous credits include Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods, Brooklyn's Finest, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and ABC Family's... Read more
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Extra TV
Taraji P. Henson Throws Shade at 50 Cent for ‘Empire' Digto Taraji’s Instagram post, commenting, "All this back and forth sh*t is starti
Taraji P. Henson Throws Shade at 50 Cent for ‘Empire' Dig
Extra TV / Posted 4 days ago
to Taraji’s Instagram post, commenting, "All this back and forth sh*t is starting to turning me on cookie, LMAO I ran into Lee Daniels at the gym on Sunset Blvd. he asked why I didn't except his offer to be on EMPIRE. I told him I have a lot going... Read more
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Daily Mail
Taraji P Henson hits back at 50 Cent after he disses her drama Empirecouldn't resist another dig, saying: 'All this back and forth s*** is starting
Taraji P Henson hits back at 50 Cent after he disses her drama Empire
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
couldn't resist another dig, saying: 'All this back and forth s*** is starting to turning me on cookie, LMAO I ran into Lee Daniels (Empire's co-creator) at the gym on Sunset Blvd. He asked why I didn't except his offer to be on EMPIRE. 'I told... Read more
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International Business Times
Taraji P Henson responds to 50 Cent's Empire ratings criticism on Instagramit the Power show's actor commented on Taraji's post and spoke about a conversa
Taraji P Henson responds to 50 Cent's Empire ratings criticism on Instagram
International Business Times / Posted 6 days ago
it the Power show's actor commented on Taraji's post and spoke about a conversation he had with Empire creator Lee Daniels. He claimed that was working on a show that Fox is planning to replace Empire with. The rapper wrote, "All this... Read more
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Al.com
'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which TV show is better?in their third seasons. "Power" executive producer and rapper 50 Cent started
'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which TV show is better?
Al.com / Posted 8 days ago
in their third seasons. "Power" executive producer and rapper 50 Cent started the feud with "Empire" executive producer Lee Daniels and the show's stars by calling out the show for copying the format of "Power." According to the Wrap, 50 Cent's... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which TV show is better?in their third seasons. "Power" executive producer and rapper 50 Cent started
'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which TV show is better?
Staten Island Advance / Posted 8 days ago
in their third seasons. "Power" executive producer and rapper 50 Cent started the feud with "Empire" executive producer Lee Daniels and the show's stars by calling out the show for copying the format of "Power." According to the Wrap, 50 Cent's... Read more
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MLive.com
'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which TV show is better?in their third seasons. "Power" executive producer and rapper 50 Cent started
'Empire' vs. 'Power': Which TV show is better?
MLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
in their third seasons. "Power" executive producer and rapper 50 Cent started the feud with "Empire" executive producer Lee Daniels and the show's stars by calling out the show for copying the format of "Power." According to the Wrap, 50 Cent's... Read more
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Variety
‘Empire’ Boss Explains Decision to Kill Off Major Character in Season 3 Premiere (SPOILERS)decision, Chaiken explains. “That fight on the balcony, it just happened. It wa
‘Empire’ Boss Explains Decision to Kill Off Major Character in Season 3 Premiere (SPOILERS)
Variety / Posted 9 days ago
decision, Chaiken explains. “That fight on the balcony, it just happened. It wasn’t in the original finale script, and as Lee [Daniels] and I were working on it, we loved it and we said, we have to do it. And then I said, ‘Lee, you realized that... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Chicago Med's" Yaya DaCostamodel on America’s Next Top Model. She’s done soap operas, been on Broadway, co
7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Chicago Med's" Yaya DaCosta
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted 9 days ago
model on America’s Next Top Model. She’s done soap operas, been on Broadway, covered major magazines, been in films like Lee Daniels’ The Butler and The Kids Are All Right, and even starred as Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic,... Read more
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FOX News
Our 5 Favorite Fall TV Shows for Interior Design Ideas -- and How You Can Get the Lookits vivid depiction of the lifestyles of an ber-wealthy hip-hop family set the
Our 5 Favorite Fall TV Shows for Interior Design Ideas -- and How You Can Get the Look
FOX News / Posted 11 days ago
its vivid depiction of the lifestyles of an ber-wealthy hip-hop family set the gold standard for high-style TV decor, but Lee Daniels isn't the only showrunner eager to stake a claim on the design world. This fall, we're lucky enough to have a... Read more
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Variety
A Brief History of Toronto’s People’s Choice Award and the OscarsOriginal Song*; Best Original Song; Best Sound Editing; Best Sound Mixing* “Pr
A Brief History of Toronto’s People’s Choice Award and the Oscars
Variety / Posted 12 days ago
Original Song*; Best Original Song; Best Sound Editing; Best Sound Mixing* “Precious” (2009) Best Picture; Best Director (Lee Daniels); Best Actress (Gabourey Sidibe); Best Supporting Actress (Mo’Nique); Best Adapted Screenplay*; Best Film... Read more
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NZCity
Halle Berry didn't want to play "the gorgeous girl" when she first started out in the film industry.Halle also admitted she struggled to get an audition for 'Monster's Ball'. She
Halle Berry didn't want to play "the gorgeous girl" when she first started out in the film industry.
NZCity / Posted 13 days ago
Halle also admitted she struggled to get an audition for 'Monster's Ball'. She told W magazine: "[Director] Lee Daniels didn't want to see me read. He was actually disgusted by the thought. He thought there's no way and my argument... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Ghetto Film School Awards Student Prizes to Inner City Filmmakersjust added its first-ever chief operating officer, Kisha Cameron Dingle, boasts
Ghetto Film School Awards Student Prizes to Inner City Filmmakers
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 14 days ago
just added its first-ever chief operating officer, Kisha Cameron Dingle, boasts such board members as David O. Russell and Lee Daniels who mentor young filmmakers. It was a big night for local teens with Hollywood dreams Aug. 15 when Ghetto Film... Read more
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New Now Next
15 Must-See Television Shows Coming This FallEmpire In the Season 2 finale, Jamal got shot and a catfighting Boo Boo Kitty
15 Must-See Television Shows Coming This Fall
New Now Next / Posted 14 days ago
Empire In the Season 2 finale, Jamal got shot and a catfighting Boo Boo Kitty and Rhonda fell off the balcony. Where will Lee Daniels take things from there? And how do upcoming guest stars Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs and Phylicia Rashad figure into... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Don’t count Oprah out just yetso much that she tapped DuVernay to “go TV” for the first time and meg “Queen S
Don’t count Oprah out just yet
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
so much that she tapped DuVernay to “go TV” for the first time and meg “Queen Sugar.” Oprah also played Gloria Gaines in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.” Upcoming film projects include “The Untitled Richard Pryor Biopic,” “The Immortal Life of... Read more
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Philly.com
Fall TV: Your guide to new shows this seasonkinds of families. Empire (9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox). Season Three of the music-f
Fall TV: Your guide to new shows this season
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
kinds of families. Empire (9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox). Season Three of the music-fueled soap opera from West Philadelphia's Lee Daniels reportedly includes guest appearances by Mariah Carey and Phylicia Rashad. Designated Survivor (10 p.m.... Read more
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FOX News
Halle Berry Says Her Good Looks Hindered Her Success In Hollywoodme." Berry's fight for more complex roles didn't stop there. A decade later, B
Halle Berry Says Her Good Looks Hindered Her Success In Hollywood
FOX News / Posted 15 days ago
me." Berry's fight for more complex roles didn't stop there. A decade later, Berry says she also had to convince producer Lee Daniels to let her audition for the lead role in 2001's "Monster's Ball" -- which she ended up winning a Best Actress... Read more
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International Business Times
Halle Berry explains how her beauty worked against her in Hollywoodthe Die Another Day star had to once again convince a director to let her audit
Halle Berry explains how her beauty worked against her in Hollywood
International Business Times / Posted 16 days ago
the Die Another Day star had to once again convince a director to let her audition for a serious role. "With Monsters Ball, Lee Daniels didn't want to see me read. He was actually disgusted by the thought. My argument to him was, just because... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Halle Berry: 'My beauty cost me roles'major for me.” But Halle’s fight for serious roles didn’t end there - she also
Halle Berry: 'My beauty cost me roles'
Calgary Sun / Posted 16 days ago
major for me.” But Halle’s fight for serious roles didn’t end there - she also had to battle to land her role in producer Lee Daniels’ 2001 film Monster’s Ball, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress, revealing he was “disgusted” by... Read more
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News.com.au
Halle Berry’s boyfriend forced her to enter beauty pageantsindustry by seeking out roles that “didn’t really rely on my physical self at a
Halle Berry’s boyfriend forced her to enter beauty pageants
News.com.au / Posted 16 days ago
industry by seeking out roles that “didn’t really rely on my physical self at all”. But despite her credibility, Lee Daniels had no interest in casting Halle Berry in his 2001 movie, Monsters Ball. “Lee Daniels didn’t want to see me... Read more
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E! Online
Halle Berry Explains How Her Beauty Worked Against Her in HollywoodMonsters Ball, a role which would later crown her as the first black actress to
Halle Berry Explains How Her Beauty Worked Against Her in Hollywood
E! Online / Posted 16 days ago
Monsters Ball, a role which would later crown her as the first black actress to win an Academy Award. "With Monsters Ball, Lee Daniels didn't want to see me read. He was actually disgusted by the thought. He thought there's no way and my argument... Read more
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Daily Mail
Halle Berry on how she had to BEG for roles in W Magazine interviewThe 50-year-old reflected that she had to beg Spike Lee to play the 'crack ho'
Halle Berry on how she had to BEG for roles in W Magazine interview
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
The 50-year-old reflected that she had to beg Spike Lee to play the 'crack ho' in Jungle Fever and then strongly convince Lee Daniels to let her play the part in Monsters Ball 'And I said, "Let me go in the bathroom, wash all this makeup off; you... Read more
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People Magazine
Halle Berry Opens Up About Begging Hollywood to Take Her Seriously: 'Adversity Does Not Discriminate'said. "It was major for me.” She also had to fight for another major role, her
Halle Berry Opens Up About Begging Hollywood to Take Her Seriously: 'Adversity Does Not Discriminate'
People Magazine / Posted 16 days ago
said. "It was major for me.” She also had to fight for another major role, her Oscar winning turn in Monsters. "[Director] Lee Daniels didn't want to see me read. He was actually disgusted by the thought. He thought there's no way and my argument... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Effie Brown to Give Keynote at Film Independent Forumat the 12th annual Film Independent Forum. The Dear White People producer, who
Effie Brown to Give Keynote at Film Independent Forum
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 17 days ago
at the 12th annual Film Independent Forum. The Dear White People producer, who is the EVP of production and development at Lee Daniels Entertainment, will give her speech at the Forum, which will take place at the Directors Guild of America. Jeff... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
WGA East, NYC Mayor's Office Launch Local TV Fellowship Programwith mentors who are established showrunners based in New York. Confirmed mento
WGA East, NYC Mayor's Office Launch Local TV Fellowship Program
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 21 days ago
with mentors who are established showrunners based in New York. Confirmed mentors include Sarah Treem (The Affair), Lee Daniels (Empire), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Julie Klausner (Difficult People), Julie Martin (Law & Order: Special... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
City partners with Writers Guild to launch 'Made in NY Writers Room'to a mentor who is an established New York City-based showrunner. Confirmed men
City partners with Writers Guild to launch 'Made in NY Writers Room'
Crain's New York Business / Posted 22 days ago
to a mentor who is an established New York City-based showrunner. Confirmed mentors include Sarah Treem (The Affair), Lee Daniels (Empire), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Julie Klausner (Difficult People), Julie Martin (Law & Order: Special... Read more
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Variety
WGA East, New York City Agencies Launch Diversity Initiative for TV Writersof Cards”) and Richard LaGravense (“The Divide”), who both attended a launch ev
WGA East, New York City Agencies Launch Diversity Initiative for TV Writers
Variety / Posted 22 days ago
of Cards”) and Richard LaGravense (“The Divide”), who both attended a launch event for the program Thursday morning. Lee Daniels (“Empire”), Sarah Treem (“The Affair”), Julie Klausner (“Difficult People”), Julie Martin (“Law & Order: SVU”),... Read more
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Breitbart
'Empire' to Tackle Black Lives Matter Themes in Third Seasonfor this story to be a part of the collective conversation,” he added. Oscar-n
'Empire' to Tackle Black Lives Matter Themes in Third Season
Breitbart / Posted 23 days ago
for this story to be a part of the collective conversation,” he added. Oscar-nominated director and Empire co-creator Lee Daniels said the police profiling storyline was inspired by his own son’s life experiences. “I came into the writer’s... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Lee Daniels Joins SXSW Keynote Speakers LineupThe Academy's Cheryl Boone Isaacs will appear as one of the featured speakers.
Lee Daniels Joins SXSW Keynote Speakers Lineup
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 24 days ago
The Academy's Cheryl Boone Isaacs will appear as one of the featured speakers. Lee Daniels has been added to the list of keynote speakers who will appear at the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals that runs March 10-19. Director of Lee... Read more
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Billboard
SXSW 2017 Taps 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels as Film Keynote SpeakerThe organizers of Austin’s South by Southwest announced Tuesday (Sept. 6) that
SXSW 2017 Taps 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels as Film Keynote Speaker
Billboard / Posted 24 days ago
The organizers of Austin’s South by Southwest announced Tuesday (Sept. 6) that acclaimed film director and Empire creator Lee Daniels will serve as the 2017 conference’s film keynote speaker. Daniels is best known for highly praised films like The... Read more
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Variety
SXSW 2017: Lee Daniels, Cheryl Boone Isaacs Set as Speakerscreative combustion we’re known for,” said Janet Pierson, the festival’s head o
SXSW 2017: Lee Daniels, Cheryl Boone Isaacs Set as Speakers
Variety / Posted 24 days ago
creative combustion we’re known for,” said Janet Pierson, the festival’s head of film. “We are particularly excited about Lee Daniels as Film Keynote for his unparalleled talent, passion, continued experimentation, and career evolution. He’s been... Read more
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Variety
‘Don’t Breathe’ Dominating Newcomers on Sleepy Labor Day Weekend$13.4 million; the fifth weekend of “Guardians of the Galaxy” led in 2014 with
‘Don’t Breathe’ Dominating Newcomers on Sleepy Labor Day Weekend
Variety / Posted 28 days ago
$13.4 million; the fifth weekend of “Guardians of the Galaxy” led in 2014 with $22.9 million; and the third weekend of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” was victorious in 2013 with $20.2 million. “The Light Between Oceans” is the final DreamWorks title... Read more
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Irish Examiner
'You saw what happened above in Buncrana... Well, it’s quite capable of happening in Foynes'McGrotty, 49, his sons Mark, 12, and Evan, 8, along with his 59-year-old mother
'You saw what happened above in Buncrana... Well, it’s quite capable of happening in Foynes'
Irish Examiner / Posted 29 days ago
McGrotty, 49, his sons Mark, 12, and Evan, 8, along with his 59-year-old mother-in-law Ruth Daniels, and sister-in-law Jodi Lee Daniels, 14, all died. Four-month-old baby Rioghnach-Ann was saved when Mr McGrotty handed her out of an opening in one... Read more
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Variety
‘Don’t Breathe’ to Top Newcomers in Slow Labor Day Weekendthe fifth weekend of “Guardians of the Galaxy” led the pack two years ago with
‘Don’t Breathe’ to Top Newcomers in Slow Labor Day Weekend
Variety / Posted 30 days ago
the fifth weekend of “Guardians of the Galaxy” led the pack two years ago with $22.9 million; and the third weekend of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” won in 2013 with $20.2 million. The 2015 Labor Day weekend was one of the slowest weekends of the... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Secrets Behind the Making Of Selmasecrets here. Read on to learn more exciting behind the scenes details about Se
Secrets Behind the Making Of Selma
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted a month ago
secrets here. Read on to learn more exciting behind the scenes details about Selma. Image: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com Lee Daniels It’s hard not to think of Selma as an Ava DuVernay film, but prior to her attachment, Lee Daniels was set to... Read more
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Billboard
Watch Mariah Carey Make a Glamorous Cameo in 'Empire' Season 3 Teaserin the season 3 trailer of Fox's hit musical drama Empire. Another diva is als
Watch Mariah Carey Make a Glamorous Cameo in 'Empire' Season 3 Teaser
Billboard / Posted 1 months ago
in the season 3 trailer of Fox's hit musical drama Empire. Another diva is also poised to make an appearance in the Lee Daniels presentation -- Mariah Carey. "You always got a trick up your sleeve," says the iconic singer in the teaser. She... Read more
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SaukValley.com
The black hole in the legislative processvote. Today, in starkest contrast, the House Rules as crafted over the decades
The black hole in the legislative process
SaukValley.com / Posted 1 months ago
vote. Today, in starkest contrast, the House Rules as crafted over the decades by Madigan, and for one term by GOP Speaker Lee Daniels (1993-94), have put all the legislative power in a Rules Committee controlled by Madigan. All bills are first... Read more
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Daily Mail
First look at Mariah Carey's long-awaited debut on Empire as KittyLos Angeles welcoming Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations
First look at Mariah Carey's long-awaited debut on Empire as Kitty
Daily Mail / Posted 1 months ago
Los Angeles welcoming Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations Carey has history with the show's creator, Lee Daniels, as they had past worked on projects including 2009's Precious and 2008's Tennessee. She's had sporadic... Read more
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Variety
Madison Avenue Bets Big On Fox’s ‘Star’ To Lead Freshman TV Showsfor the 2016-2017 broadcast TV season finds ad buyers believe “Star,” the new F
Madison Avenue Bets Big On Fox’s ‘Star’ To Lead Freshman TV Shows
Variety / Posted 1 months ago
for the 2016-2017 broadcast TV season finds ad buyers believe “Star,” the new Fox musical drama from co-creators Lee Daniels (pictured, above) and Tom Donaghy, will generate the most commercial viewership of any freshman scripted program.... Read more

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