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'I Felt Like I Directed The Film In Handcuffs And A Muzzle' - Lee Daniels On 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 24, 2013 12:44 PM
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Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Janis Joplin Biopic With Amy Adams Starring

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 17, 2012 11:25 AM
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Another potential project for Lee Daniels' future slate; as we've already reported, over the last 2 to 3 years, since Precious, Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The Butler, and, most recently, The Paperboy, which is in theaters, and not exactly lighting the box office on fire, or drawing lots of critical acclaim. It's Daniels in Shadowboxer mode - in retrograde.

'The Paperboy' Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD In Jan.

  • By Sergio
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  • October 17, 2012 12:31 AM
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Wait, didn't this just come out? And they're already announcing its DVD release, which means the writing is on the wall for this one, and it's time to move on.

'The Paperboy' Is Lee Daniels' Worst Box Office Opening Weekend Performer... But Not By Much

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 8, 2012 7:32 PM
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In so-called specialty box office for the weekend... 2 films that opened Stateside on Friday, in limited release.

New In USA Theaters This Weekend: Polarizing 'Paperboy,' & Winsome 'Wuthering Heights'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • October 5, 2012 3:01 PM
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Get a jump on plans for your weekend.  Two much talked about films are making their USA theatrical debuts today.

Oprah Passed On Masturbating Maid Role In 'Paperboy' + Lee Daniels On What He Owes Blacks

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2012 12:29 PM
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All the behind-the-scenes reports on this film are maybe more interesting than the film itself, or at least give you some idea of just how much of a spectacle it is. 

Oprah Smokes Cigarette In Goodbye 'Love Scene' w/ Terrence Howard In Photo From 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 10:08 AM
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Dirty Daniels: 'The Paperboy's' Twisted Delivery

  • By Judi Jordan
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  • September 28, 2012 12:31 PM
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It’s not often that a film can leave you in desperate need of a hot (not cold) shower, but director Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy does just that.

Watch Nicole Kidman 'Go There' For Lee Daniels In New Clip From 'The Paperboy'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2012 2:14 PM
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"I think that you’ll find it very provocative. It’s definitely an unexpected choice after Precious. The reviews have been mixed. They’re the same as Precious, but I’m not here to please you as I did with Precious. With Paperboy, there’s some big stars in it [including Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey and Nicole Kidman] and they were surprised that I got them to do what I got Mo'Nique and Gabby [Gabourey Sidibe] to do. But I think die hard Lee Daniels fans will love the film and those who can’t stomach the truth will be appalled and call it disgusting."

Photo Of An Aged Forest Whitaker As Eugene Allen In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2012 12:35 PM
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"What moves me most about this man is his quiet nature, grace and unmatched perspective that comes from being in one place -- a very powerful one -- during what was arguably the period in American history that saw the most change."