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First Look At Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett In Lee Daniels' 'Empire'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 9, 2014 9:04 PM
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  • 26 Comments
First Look At Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett In Lee Daniels' 'Empire'

FOX Orders To Pilot Lee Daniels Drama Series About Family-Run Hip-Hop Empire

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 24, 2014 2:23 PM
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FOX Orders To Pilot Lee Daniels Drama Series About Family-Run Hip-Hop Empire

Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Bio. Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy Eyed

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2014 3:33 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Bio. Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy Eyed

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Available on DVD, On Demand and VOD Starting Jan. 14th

  • By Sergio
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  • December 4, 2013 12:01 PM
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Now it’s official. Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will release Lee Daniels’s The Butler on a Blu-ray and standard combo DVD set, On Demand cable and pay-per-view, starting on January 14th.

Lee Daniels Says He's Developing A Gay 'Interracial Love Affair Action Movie' Like 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'

  • By Sergio
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  • October 12, 2013 6:43 PM
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  • 30 Comments
And I say why not?

Hollywood Film Awards: Lee Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Steve McQueen To Be Feted

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 4, 2013 12:23 PM
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Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that director Lee Daniels will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award." The honor will be presented at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21st, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Lee Daniels 'Afraid' To Answer Question About Gay/Black Acceptance In Hollywood: 'I Want To Work'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 23, 2013 5:32 PM
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One of the things I love about Lee Daniels is his honesty - specifically in interviews. I haven't yet had the opportunity to converse with Mr Daniels - although Sergio has - but I can say that, as an interviewer, there's nothing more pleasing than a interviewee who isn't afraid to be unfiltered. It makes my job so much easier, and the entire experience much more interesting, which in turn translates to a pleasurable read (or listen) for you folks!

Lee Daniels Teaming w/ Brian Grazer On FOX Drama Series About Family-Run Hip-Hop Empire

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2013 5:29 PM
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Director Lee Daniels is re-teaming with his The Butler writer, Danny Strong, and super producer Brian Grazer, to bring a hip hop drama series to television.

'The Butler' Made Obama Cry. How About You?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2013 7:51 PM
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"You know, I did see “The Butler,” and I did tear up. I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go. And yet, with dignity and tenacity, they got up and worked every single day, and put up with a whole lot of mess because they hoped for something better for their kids."

Eugene Allen Speaks - Hear From The Real Butler Of The White House (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 23, 2013 9:09 PM
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I wasn't aware that this documentary featuring Eugene Allen, whose life Lee Daniels' The Butler is based on, existed.Courtesy of Smithsonian magazine, in 1994, Smithsonian Folkways released a documentary titled Workers At The White House, which included interviews with White House staff, including, of course, Eugene Allen. The film was directed by Dr. Marjorie Hunt, curator for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and was produced in conjunction with the Folklife Festival.If you'd like to purchase the documentary, you can find it on the Smithsonian Folkways DVD titled White House Workers: Traditions and Memories. Click HERE to buy. It's $15 a copy.