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On the "A" w/Souleo: Civil Rights Doc "Eyes On The Prize" Returns To TV With Fresh Perspective

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Growing up after the Civil Rights Movement removed executive producer of WORLD Channel, Chris Hastings, from any firsthand experiences of that era. Instead the bulk of his knowledge came from books and documentaries such as Eyes on the Prize. Hastings has now helped ensure the return of this documentary to television for a new generation.

Lee Daniels Directing Apollo Theater Documentary

Variety | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices

Lee Daniels will direct the documentary feature film “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” an authorized history of New York’s famed v...

'Project Greenlight' Breakout Effie Brown Joins Lee Daniels' Company

The Hollywood Reporter | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.08.2016 | Black Voices

Effie Brown, the veteran indie producer of films like Dear White People who most recently served as a producer on HBO's Project Greenlight, has joine...

Madonna Denies That Sean Penn Ever Physically Assaulted Her

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment

In an affidavit written for Sean Penn's lawsuit against "Empire" creator Lee Daniels, Madonna has denied that her ex-husband ever physically assaulte...

Patti Labelle, LA Reid, Lee Daniels Among 2016 BET Honorees

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) -- Legendary singer Patti Labelle and veteran music executive L.A. Reid will be honored at the 2016 BET Honors. The network announced Tu...

Queen Latifah To Star In Lee Daniels' Drama Pilot

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Queen Latifah is starring in a new drama pilot from filmmaker Lee Daniels, the co-creator of Fox TV's "Empire." The untitled Fox ...

‘Empire’s Lee Daniels Hit With 'Weird' Residuals Lawsuit By SAG-AFTRA

Deadline | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices

Just over a month after the Empire co-creator was honored by the SAG AFTRA Foundation, SAG-AFTRA sued Lee Daniels today in federal court in a six-yea...

Lee Daniels On First Tasting Success And The Rise Of 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment

A lack of formal training wasn’t enough to keep “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels from succeeding in the film industry. "Because I ha...

Ken Jennings Tweets Insensitive Joke About 'Star Wars' Fan Who Just Died

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

Former "Jeopardy" star Ken Jennings has landed in hot water after yet another insensitive tweet.  On Tuesday, Jennings tweeted, "It can't be a g...

Sean Penn Seeks To Sanction Lee Daniels Over Tactics In Defamation Fight

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices

The legal dispute between Sean Penn and Empire co-creator Lee Daniels is turning on tactics quickly.   In September, Penn filed a $10 million la...

Production, Casting Heat Up On Lee Daniels' TV Pilot 'Star'

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Production will begin in December on "Star," a drama pilot from "Empire" creator Lee Daniels. Fox, which airs "Empire" and ordere...

'Empire' Star Ta'Rhonda Jones Shares Advice She Gets From Taraji P. Henson

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Playing Porsha on Fox's breakout hit "Empire" is Ta'Rhonda Jones's first big acting role, but you'd never know it based on her standout perf...

Nicole Kidman Gets Candid About Rough Love Scenes In Interview Mag

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment

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Ugh, Sean Penn Needs To Go Away

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.26.2015 | Entertainment

There are more than a few famous men who have (allegedly) beaten or raped women and have just kept on being famous. They try to bu...

Sean Penn Sues 'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels For Claiming The Actor Hits Women

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment

Sean Penn has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Lee Daniels, claiming the "Empire" creator falsely accused the actor of be...

More Drama, More Music Promised As 'Empire' Returns

Reuters | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.20.2015 | Black Voices

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13 Bookish Movies Now Streaming on Netflix

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.19.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

As book lovers, we tend to be skeptical about film adaptations, but we are fans of both the thirteen books on this list and their cinematic counterparts. Read the book, then stream the movie. Netflix is a marvelous thing.

Lee Daniels Defends Terrence Howard's Domestic Abusive Past

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices

The “Empire Effect” is in full swing as fans gear up for next week's return of the popular Fox series. The Hollywood Report...

Satisfy Your 'Empire' Cravings With This Clip About Its Creation

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment

The second season of "Empire" is less than two weeks away. Two very, very long weeks during which we will chant the "up, down, up, down, up, dow...

Taraji P. Henson Says 'Empire' Is Great In Every Way, Except Dating

ET Online | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

Mo' money, mo' problems, it seems for Empire star Taraji P. Henson. The Oscar-nominated actress told ET that while her career has reached a new plate...

Mike Epps Talks 'Soaking' Up Richard Pryor Role, Hints At Timeline

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

After a long casting process, it appears Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor biopic is set to begin production soon.    The late comedian...

The One Thing Patti LaBelle Refuses To Do On 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices

Patti LaBelle’s guest appearance on the season one finale of “Empire” wasn't a one-time hit. Fans will be happy to know that the mu...

'Empire' Spin-off Is 'Without Question,' Says Lee Daniels

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Lee Daniels says there will be a spin-off of his smash hit "Empire." "Without question," the series' co-creator and exe...

'Empire' Will Make You Scream In Season 2

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.09.2015 | Entertainment

The plans for the second season of “Empire” sound as though they came straight from Cookie Lyon herself: “We’re here to f**k ...

Exclusive Clip from the New 'Empire" DVD

Nell Minow | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

In this exclusive clip from the new "Empire" DVD, Fil Eisler takes us behind the scenes for the creation of the "bold and operatic" score....