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Idi Amin Died Today; Watch Barbet Schroeder's 'General Idi Amin Dada' (Portrait of A Dictator)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2013 11:36 AM
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Today in history... August 16th, 2003, Idi Amin Dada, the military dictator and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, died in Saudi Arabia, where he'd been living in exile since 1979.

Contest: Guess Opening Weekend Box Office For 'The Butler' & Win Amazon.com Gift Cert.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2013 4:49 PM
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So tomorrow is the big day; Lee Daniels' The Butler - a film that was in the middle of a legal battle between its distributor, The Weinstein Company, and their opponent, Warner Bros., but is now in the clear - opens tomorrow, August 16.

Forest Whitaker Talks To Sergio About 'The Butler,' 'Fruitvale Station' And More...

  • By Sergio
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  • August 15, 2013 3:57 PM
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Just before I interviewed director Lee Daniels (HERE) I spoke with actor and producer Forest Whitaker about his new film The Butler, as well as Fruitvale Station and a few other things.

Meet The Real Butler Who Inspired 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2013 7:41 PM
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Despite my misgivings about the film that his life inspired (misgivings that have nothing to do with the real man himself, as I know him), if there's one very good thing that comes out of the release of Lee Daniels' The Butler, it's that it will likely generate public interest in the story of the real life butler, the late Eugene Allen - a story that apparently no one was interested in or intrigued by until journalist Wil Haygood, working on President Obama's 2008 presidential run, sought out stories from White House staff who had been employed there prior to the signing of the Civil Rights Act in the mid-1960s.

Watch 4 New Clips From 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' + Check Out A New Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2013 4:39 PM
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Here are 4 new clips from Lee Daniels' The Butler - a film that was in the middle of a legal battle between its distributor, The Weinstein Company, and their opponent, Warner Bros., but the fight is now over, with the film set for release in 2 weeks, on August 16.

Review: 'Rising From Ashes' (First Rwandan National Cycling Team Takes a Shot at 2012 Olympics)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 1, 2013 3:01 PM
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Inspirational sports documentary Rising From Ashes follows cycling legend Jock Boyer on a six-year journey to train the first ever national cycling team of Rwanda. Directed by T.C. Johnstone and executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, the film opens in theaters tomorrow, August 2, in New York and Los Angeles.

'The Butler' Will Now Be Called 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' - MPAA Rules On Title Arbitration

  • By Sergio
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  • July 20, 2013 11:16 AM
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In yesterday's update, Harvey Weinstein had enlisted the civil rights leader trio comprised of Jesse Jackson, NAACP president & CEO Ben Jealous, and National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, Roy Innis, in his fight against Warner Bros. over the use of the title The Butler. And also, attorneys for both sides made further appeals in a hearing of the MPAA’s Title Registration Bureau.

Harvey Weinstein Enlists Jesse Jackson, NAACP, Ben Jealous, Roy Innis In Battle Over 'The Butler' Title

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2013 4:23 PM
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I was hoping this had been put to bed already, since I hadn't read any updates in a little while. But it's still very much in play.

Watch Zoe Saldana And Forest Whitaker In Trailer For Drama 'Out Of The Furnace'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 12, 2013 12:21 AM
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Here’s your first look at the trailer for the upcoming drama Out of the Furnace, starring the always intense Christian Bale, which opens in select cities on Novemeber 27th, before opening wider on Dec. 6th.

Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo Fight Over Sidney Poitier's Relevance In New Clip From 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2013 6:01 PM
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Welp... Here's a first clip from Lee Daniels' The Butler - a film currently in the middle of a legal battle between its distributor, The Weinstein Company, and their opponent, Warner Bros.