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Five Perfect New Year's Lessons I Learned from Lee Daniels in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Just in time for the ideal reflections on the new year ahead, I sat down with filmmaker Lee Daniels on a terrace overlooking the splendid Arabian Gulf during the recent Dubai International Film Festival.

10 Black Films That Deserved Oscar Recognition

Posted 03.03.2014 | Black Voices

Each year the Academy Awards’ Board of Governors collectively comes together to celebrate the various achievements in motion pictures. And with that...

Here Are The 2014 PGA Nominees

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The Producers Guild Awards announced its nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award, an honor that is "considered a strong prognosti...

Amy Adams Might Take Meryl Streep's Oscar Nomination

Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

If she is gonna win, it's gotta be the best she's ever done, Chris! (Sorry.)

These Two Roles Were Too Gloomy For Oprah

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.13.2013 | Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey only decides to act when the roles she's offered speak to her. That means she probably gets endless pitches for parts that directors wou...

SAG Awards Shockers: Redford, 'Mr. Banks' & More

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

According to some instantaneous analysis from Variety, Wednesday morning's Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were a boon for "August: Osage County...

Kia Makarechi

Lenny Kravitz Is Having A Very Good Year | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

Lenny Kravitz plays Cinna, the stylist to Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen, in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but for many of the months befor...

Oprah Winfrey Thought Lupita Nyong'o Was 'Amazing'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey and Lupita Nyong'o are expected to compete against each other for Best Supporting Actress at the 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony, bu...

Hey, MPAA: Give Philomena a PG-13

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a charming and moving little film, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It tells the true story of an Irish woman who, as a teen, became pregnant and was forced into the Magdalene Sisters' care.

These Hollywood Big Wigs Want Black Film To Be More Than Just A Trend

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-...

Hollywood's 'Race Problem' Is Worse Than You Think

Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

In bleak situations, incremental improvements can be mistaken for evolution. So it goes with Hollywood's consistent inability to include actors of color.

I Got 39 Problems... but Oprah Ain't One

Jon Eig | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Of the five movies I saw this week, only one of them had a trailer for Johnny Knoxville's Bad Grandpa, down from five last week. I can almost feel the brain cells regenerating.

Can Hollywood Push Movie Discussions Beyond Race?

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Neil Parmar

Even when asked, not all actors and directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are engaging with reporters on questions about red carpet designer wear or what their shots are at getting an Oscar nod.

Race, Film and Reflection

Tom Meek | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Meek

In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial two movies have come out that have helped shape the discussion on race and the racial divide.

The Movie That Made Obama Cry

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he got teary while watching "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a movie about a black White House servant who worked ...

Barack Obama On Oprah: 'My Girl, She Can Act'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Add President Barack Obama to the list of people praising both "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and Oprah Winfrey's performance in the civil rights drama. In...

Few Bones For 'Mortal Instruments'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — "Lee Daniels' The Butler" served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million according to studio esti...

Christopher Rosen

'Butler' Filmmaker Responds To Theater Controversy | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is expected to compete with the horror film "You're Next" and the young adult adaptation "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"...

Oprah Celebrates 'Butler' Success

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- When "Beloved" starring Oprah Winfrey fell flat at the box office in 1998, Winfrey drowned her sorrows in macaroni and cheese. She fou...

The Wild Way Oprah Celebrated The Success Of 'The Butler'

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — When "Beloved" starring Oprah Winfrey fell flat at the box office in 1998, Winfrey drowned her sorrows in macaroni and cheese. Sh...

For Obama and the U.S., Narrowing Gap of Economic Injustice Has Proven Elusive

Jerry Lanson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Until the underpinnings -- the root causes -- of economic and social injustice are confronted in more honest and open dialogue, issues of race will continue to dog this country and slow its progress.

'Why Can't You Make Movies Like Tyler Perry?'

Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” journey to the top of the Box Office was a hard fought battle, according to the director. In addition to seeking 4...

Movie Theater Won't Show 'The Butler' Because Of Jane Fonda

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation's top movie, "The...

WATCH: Why Lee Daniels Wishes He Were Straight

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Director Lee Daniels said he is "deeply" hurt when people say he doesn't support African-American women, especially because of the intense connection ...

'Butler' Director Plans Janis Joplin Movie WIth Amy Adams

Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment

Lee Daniels' latest film, "The Butler," may have just hit theaters but the acclaimed director already has big plans for what's next. Daniels, who l...