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Watch: 2 Clips & 30-Minute Q&A For 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Plus Lots Of New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 9:30 AM
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From an assassin drama in "Shadowboxer," to a grim tale of inner city life with "Precious," to a swampy Southern potboiler with "The Paperboy," Lee Daniels hasn't been one to stick to a traditional path. However, his forthcoming "Lee Daniels' The Butler" does find his ambitions reaching a whole new height with probably his biggest story to date. And with the movie coming to theaters, a few new peeks have arrived for the film.

New Pics From 'The Butler' As Warner Bros. & The Weinstein Company Fight Over Title Rights

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 2, 2013 9:24 AM
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For all the cash and capital that flows through Hollywood, it’s still very much an industry prone to pettiness. With all those egos, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise when one studio decides to screw over another. And yet, the news of Warner Bros. beef with The Weinstein Company over the title of the latter’s upcoming period-drama “The Butler” still feels random.

Watch: First Trailer For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2013 7:28 PM
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Talk around "Precious" and "The Paperboy" director Lee Daniels' next effort "The Butler" has ranged from the director himself comparing it to a work-for-hire gig, calling it a "big compromise" from his usually more button pushing fare to Terrence Howard talking about his co-star Oprah Winfrey's "tig ol' bitties" (yes, that's how he said it). But enough talk, what does the final result look like? Well, here you go...

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Returns With 'Movie The Movie 2V' Featuring Jessica Chastain, Jude Law, Oprah Winfrey & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 9:39 AM
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So, the Oscars are over, and you're likely waking up today with a nacho cheese hangover and still wondering why so much of the broadcast was dedicated to "Chicago" and "Dreamgirls." But if you still had any kind of energy left over from the four-hour slog, perhaps you stayed up to watch "Jimmy Kimmel Live." And if not? Well, we have the magic of YouTube.

New Image Of Oprah Winfrey & Terrence Howard In Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 10:40 AM
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As one Lee Daniels movie opens this weekend with "The Paperboy," the busy director is wrapping his next feature effort, "The Butler," and Oprah Winfrey has documented the occasion.

Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Mila Kunis, John Cusack & David Oyelowo Sought For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2012 11:17 PM
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Lee Daniels certainly knows how to draw in the stars. After breaking through with his low budget indie "Precious," which found people like Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey and Mo'Nique appearing, the director (after a highly publicized stalled project in "Selma" -- which we'll get to in a moment) put together "The Paperboy" with Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, David Oyelowo and more. And now, a project Daniels became involved with nearly two years ago is bubbling back to life, and it seems like he's slowly building a roster of regular players.

Oprah Winfrey To Star In Adaptation Of Pulitzer Prize Winning Play 'Ruined'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2010 8:35 AM
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With Oprah Winfrey set to retire her longrunning talk show next September, she has no plans to say out of the limelight (or off the covers of her own magazine) and seems to be gearing up some film projects. Earlier this fall, she became attached to a comedy with heavyweights Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep set in the world of home shopping networks, with "Sex And The City" director Michael Patrick King set to sit in the director's chair. That one is gearing up to get into production sometime next year, but Oprah is keeping her options open.

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