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Lee Daniels

  1. homophobia
    CNN Can’t Find Kevin Hart’s Apologies, Either“That is a reality for many little boys in the United States. Somewhere, a black dad is beating his black son.”
  2. Fox Orders ‘Rel’ and ‘Our People’ Comedy PilotsFox has two new comedy pilots in the works. According to Deadline, the network has given pilot orders to a single-cam comedy titled Our People […]
  3. pilot season
    Get Out’s Lil Rel Howery Set to Star in New Fox Sitcom PilotThe network also placed pilot orders for a comedy produced by Lee Daniels and an hour-long musical drama.
  4. casting couch
    Forest Whitaker Is Joining Empire in a Recurring RoleThe Oscar winner will play a music icon with ties to Lucious Lyon.
  5. feuds
    Mo’Nique Blames Oprah, Tyler Perry, and Lee Daniels for Blackballing Her“It would kill me not to say the real shit. You are not paying me equally. You are not treating me fairly.”
  6. possible necessary remakes
    Lee Daniels in Talks to Direct Oprah in Terms of Endearment RemakeThe pair previously worked together on his film The Butler from 2013.
  7. casting couch
    Paris Jackson to Make Acting Debut on StarLet her be your star.
  8. spinoffs
    Lee Daniels Discusses an Empire SpinoffJust a reminder: Star is not an Empire spinoff.
  9. hey white people
    Oscar-Nominated Director Lee Daniels Thinks #OscarsSoWhite Was ‘Reprehensible’With his new series Star, the Empire co-creator is trying to help white people feel cool again.
  10. conversations
    Lee Daniels on Star, Trump, and Why He’s Tired of Talking About Diversity“For somebody to sit there and talk about inclusion or diversity … get off your ass and do what I did.”
  11. tv review
    Fox’s Star Is Not the Next EmpireIt will not break the recent streak of mostly uninspiring music television.
  12. roll clip!
    Lee Daniels Explains Why Star Has a White Lead“This white girl is so fabulous that black people will embrace her and white people will embrace her.”
  13. the industry
    Lee Daniels Still Directing Richard Pryor BiopicHe’s back onboard, with Jay Z now producing.
  14. get out the vote
    Watch the Empire Cast Come Out for HillaryTaraji P. Henson is with her.
  15. lee daniels
    Some Lee Daniels News: Lee Daniels Is Writing a Musical About Lee DanielsGet excited for Lee Daniels’s Lee Daniels musical.
  16. 2016 dnc
    Empire’s Lee Daniels on Gun Control at the DNC“It hit me like a brick — Hillary knows me.”
  17. the industry
    Lee Daniels Will No Longer Direct the Richard Pryor BiopicThe Weinstein Company is looking for a replacement.
  18. lawsuits
    Lee Daniels Apologizes to Sean PennThus settling Penn’s $10 million lawsuit against Daniels.
  19. boycotts
    Hathaway, Daniels Condemn Georgia Anti-Gay BillAaron Sorkin, Seth MacFarlane, and Julianne Moore are also urging Governor Deal to veto the bill.
  20. lawsuits
    Lee Daniels Fights Sean Penn’s Defamation Lawsuit by Quoting Jeff SpicoliCalling it “bogus.”
  21. casting couch
    Lee Daniels Says Oprah and Common Will Appear on Empire Next SeasonLee Daniels confirms the rumors.
  22. biopics
    Lee Daniels Eyeing Amy Adams’s Janis Joplin FilmHe’s already making The Butler. Might as well stay historical.
  23. movie review
    Movie Review: The Paperboy Is the Year’s Most Alienating MovieNicole Kidman does her best impersonation of a diva from outer space.
  24. words
    Lee Daniels Wanted Nicole Kidman to Use the N-Word for The Paperboy“I have a son who’s African American and I just didn’t feel it was right.”
  25. chat room
    Lee Daniels on The Paperboy, Nicole, and Zac“I felt like Nicole had given me everything — she’d spread her legs, she’d f**kin’ peed on Zac.”
  26. the butler
    See Oprah Winfrey on the Set of The ButlerOprah serves up some Cruella de Vil realness.
  27. in development
    Lee Daniels and Hugh Jackman Are Making an MLK Conspiracist BiopicJackman will play William Pepper, an attorney who has spent decades trying to prove James Earl Ray was not the shooter.
  28. casting
    Mariah Carey Is Joining The ButlerFinally.
  29. casting
    Lee Daniels Adds Alex Pettyfer to The ButlerPettyfer originally was pursued for Zac Efron’s notorious role in The Paperboy.
  30. casting
    Matthew McConaughey Won’t Play JFK in The ButlerHe’s dropped out of the Lee Daniels film.
  31. cannes 2012
    Lee Daniels Almost Cut the Peeing Scene From The PaperboyBut Nicole Kidman convinced him not to.
  32. cannes 2012
    When Nicole Kidman Gave Zac Efron a Golden Shower at CannesThis really happened, in the Lee Daniels film The Paperboy.
  33. casting couch
    Minka Kelly Cast As Jackie KennedyIn Lee Daniels’s The Butler.
  34. casting
    Alan Rickman to Play Ronald ReaganIn the new Lee Daniels film, which Matthew McConaughey is also joining.
  35. party chat
    John Cusack Talks Playing Richard Nixon In Lee Daniels’s The Butler“I’m really interested in history and politics … I’ll have a good take on it.”
  36. casting
    Lee Daniels Picks His Butler: Forest WhitakerOprah Winfrey may join the movie, too.
  37. oprah winfrey
    Oprah May Act AgainLee Daniels’s The Butler could coax her out of actress-retirement.
  38. tv
    Showtime Is Developing a Series About Teenage Drag Queens’Paris Is Burning’ fans, rejoice!
  39. movies
    John Cusack to Replace Tobey Maguire in The PaperboyLee Daniels is directing.
  40. casting couch
    Nicole Kidman May Replace Sofia Vergara in Lee Daniels’s PaperboyShe’d play a woman who writes letters to men on death row.
  41. exclusive
    Precious Director Lee Daniels Wants Sofia Vergara, Bradley Cooper for Thriller The PaperboyAlso Alex Pettyfer.
  42. lee daniels
    Lee Daniels to Direct Anna in the TropicsBased on Tolstoy. Yeah.
  43. movies
    Someone May Let Lee Daniels Adapt a Fellini MovieSomeone needs to be stopped.
  44. the industry
    Sigourney Weaver Will Vamp It UpPlus: Chris Evans gets ‘Punctured.’
  45. jackman
    Hugh Jackman on His Oscar Party, His Role in Lee Daniels’s Selma, and Getting Naked in Acting Class“And I just dropped my pants and took off my shirt.”
  46. kudos
    Precious Takes Home Five Independent Spirit AwardsThat’s every award it was nominated for.
  47. the industry
    Justin Timberlake Joins Ex-Girlfriend Diaz in TeacherPlus: ‘Gilligan’s Island’ to be adapted for the big screen.
  48. late night
    Lee Daniels Made Helen Mirren Sound Like Kind of a Jerk on The Daily ShowShe could play Mariah Carey’s role “in her sleep.”
  49. The Red-Carpet Campaign PortfolioWhen you attend over a dozen movie awards shows, parties, lunches, brunches, teas, and Q&As over two weeks, you learn a few things.
  50. news reel
    Gabourey Sidibe on the Scene From Precious That Totally Cracks Her Up“I laugh inappropriately at it — sorry. I’m laughing because I’m not falling.”
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