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Lee Daniels

  1. chat room
    Danny Strong on Playing Elijah’s Mean Boyfriend“I’ve been on the other side of that coin with so many different girls I’ve dated.”
  2. casting couch
    Terrence Howard Joins Lee Daniels’s Hip-Hop PilotOkay!
  3. pilot season
    The Butler’s Daniels & Strong to Make Rap PilotA family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire.
  4. new jobs
    Lee Daniels in Talks for Richard Pryor Biopic Eddie Murphy, Marlon Wayans, and Michael B. Jordan are all being considered to play Pryor. 
  5. Richard Pryor Biopic Back On with New Director; Eddie Murphy, Marlon […]A biopic about the late great standup Richard Pryor has been in the works for nearly two decades now, and while the project has been dormant […]
  6. fashion
    The Story Behind the 8 Most Fabulous Looks in The ButlerIncluding those amazing matching jumpsuits that Oprah and Forest Whitaker wear.
  7. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Oprah Slapped Andy CohenIn a roundup of Oprah’s wackiest moments on Watch What Happens Live.
  8. movie review
    Edelstein: The Butler Is Crudely Powerful Forest Whitaker stars as the title character, who observes history from the White House sidelines.
  9. last night on late night
    It Was Jimmy Kimmel’s Show, But Oprah Decided to Give Away a Car AnywayWith her O.C.G. Obsessive Compulsive Gifting.
  10. party chat
    Oprah Wouldn’t Strip Down for The ButlerAnd other things we learned at a panel discussion for the movie last night.
  11. of beef and silliness
    The Butler Is Allowed to Be Called Lee Daniels’ The ButlerThis back-and-forth doesn’t stop being silly.
  12. trailer mix
    Watch the First Trailer for Lee Daniels’s The ButlerFeaturing a whole bunch of important people … but mostly Oprah.
  13. biopics
    Lee Daniels Eyeing Amy Adams’s Janis Joplin FilmHe’s already making The Butler. Might as well stay historical.
  14. movie review
    Movie Review: The Paperboy Is the Year’s Most Alienating MovieNicole Kidman does her best impersonation of a diva from outer space.
  15. 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.”
  16. 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.”
  17. the butler
    See Oprah Winfrey on the Set of The ButlerOprah serves up some Cruella de Vil realness.
  18. 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.
  19. casting
    Mariah Carey Is Joining The ButlerFinally.
  20. casting
    Lee Daniels Adds Alex Pettyfer to The ButlerPettyfer originally was pursued for Zac Efron’s notorious role in The Paperboy.
  21. casting
    Matthew McConaughey Won’t Play JFK in The ButlerHe’s dropped out of the Lee Daniels film.
  22. cannes 2012
    Lee Daniels Almost Cut the Peeing Scene From The PaperboyBut Nicole Kidman convinced him not to.
  23. cannes 2012
    When Nicole Kidman Gave Zac Efron a Golden Shower at CannesThis really happened, in the Lee Daniels film The Paperboy.
  24. casting couch
    Minka Kelly Cast As Jackie KennedyIn Lee Daniels’s The Butler.
  25. casting
    Alan Rickman to Play Ronald ReaganIn the new Lee Daniels film, which Matthew McConaughey is also joining.
  26. 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.”
  27. casting
    Lee Daniels Picks His Butler: Forest WhitakerOprah Winfrey may join the movie, too.
  28. oprah winfrey
    Oprah May Act AgainLee Daniels’s The Butler could coax her out of actress-retirement.
  29. tv
    Showtime Is Developing a Series About Teenage Drag Queens’Paris Is Burning’ fans, rejoice!
  30. movies
    John Cusack to Replace Tobey Maguire in The PaperboyLee Daniels is directing.
  31. 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.
  32. exclusive
    Precious Director Lee Daniels Wants Sofia Vergara, Bradley Cooper for Thriller The PaperboyAlso Alex Pettyfer.
  33. lee daniels
    Lee Daniels to Direct Anna in the TropicsBased on Tolstoy. Yeah.
  34. movies
    Someone May Let Lee Daniels Adapt a Fellini MovieSomeone needs to be stopped.
  35. the industry
    Sigourney Weaver Will Vamp It UpPlus: Chris Evans gets ‘Punctured.’
  36. 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.”
  37. kudos
    Precious Takes Home Five Independent Spirit AwardsThat’s every award it was nominated for.
  38. the industry
    Justin Timberlake Joins Ex-Girlfriend Diaz in TeacherPlus: ‘Gilligan’s Island’ to be adapted for the big screen.
  39. 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.”
  40. 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.
  41. 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.”
  42. mo'nique
    How Many Interviews Must Mo’Nique Give the Times to Prove She Doesn’t Hate Giving Interviews?“What I can participate in I’m more than happy to.”
  43. kudos
    Tarantino, Bigelow, HMFIC Nominated for Directors Guild AwardsAlso: Lee Daniels and Jason Reitman.
  44. kudos
    Mariah Carey’s Biggest Fan Isn’t Giving Up on Her Oscar Chances Just YetMeanwhile, we hope that she shows up at the People’s Choice Awards tonight in the same form that she was in at the Palm Springs Film Festival last night.
  45. news reel
    Lee Daniels: Precious Screening Prompts Abuse Confession“Some guy came up to me at a screening that I was at recently and he told me that he, um, was sexually abusing his 14-year-old daughter.”
  46. ranters and ravers
    Armond White: Precious Worse Than Norbit“Not since ‘The Birth of a Nation’ has a mainstream movie demeaned the idea of black American life as much as ‘Precious.’”
  47. precious
    A Star Is Born: Lee Daniels’s Times Magazine Profile Arrives“‘I kind of co-directed ‘Monster’s Ball’,’ Daniels told me as he ordered another drink.”