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Lee Daniels' Next: Janis Joplin Biopic w/ Amy Adams - Then Miss Saigon, Then A Horror Movie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2013 1:14 PM
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Over the last 3-4 years since the release of Precious, director Lee Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The Butler, The Paperboy, a Janis Joplin biopic and maybe more.

Oprah Winfrey's Butlers - Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • August 21, 2013 2:02 PM
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I have a knot in my heart. It was in my throat, it moved along. Eventually, I am sure it will suffocate me if I don't get this out. Black women, listen, we've got to stand up. We need to be mad as hell and not take it anymore.Please indulge me because I am, admittedly, angry. And, before anyone starts rolling their eyes, I am not an angry black woman (whatever the fuck that is). I put compassion and understanding at the center of all things. Having survived sexual abuse as a child. And, rape as an adult, I have a right to be angry. But, no, I have decided that compassion is essential if I am to walk amongst humans. Because human beings do some foul shit.

Is Lee Daniels' Conservative, American 'Butler' A Black Version of Forrest Gump?

  • By Chauncey DeVega
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  • August 20, 2013 2:21 PM
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Lee Daniels May Be Directing A Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic For HBO (No Word On Byron Allen's)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2013 5:31 PM
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Roger Friedman at Showbiz411 is reporting exclusively that Lee Daniels is currently circling an HBO Sammy Davis Jr. project.

Black Church Groups Play Significant Role In 'The Butler's' Big Opening Weekend Box Office

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2013 10:19 AM
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Some were apparently stunned by the commanding box office lead Lee Daniels' The Butler enjoyed over the weekend, debuting to a stellar $25 million.

Weekend B.O. Aug. 16-18 (How 'The Butler' Kicked 'Kick-Ass 2's' Ass)

  • By Sergio
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  • August 18, 2013 12:17 PM
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According to all the box office predictors, Kick-Ass 2 was going to be the No 1 film this weekend. Meanwhile, I was telling anyone who would listen to me (both of them) that Lee Daniels’ The Butler was going to beat its ass. And guess who was right?

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.

Lee Daniels In Conversation w/ Sergio On 'The Butler' & More...

  • By Sergio
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  • August 15, 2013 3:19 PM
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Whatever you may think of Lee Daniels as a film director, and he’s very well aware that no one is neutral about him, one thing for sure is that he’s a truly fascinating person.

How Many Producers Does It Take To Produce ‘Lee Daniels' The Butler’?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 15, 2013 9:55 AM
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Quite a few it turns out. Definitely more than a few. More something like 41 producers, give or take a few.

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.