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Lee Daniels On Mo'Nique Being 'Blackballed' In Hollywood: 'You Gotta Play Ball'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

Mo’Nique caused quite a stir recently after publicly claiming that director Lee Daniels said she had been "blackballed" in Hollywood since winning h...

50 Cent Shares His New Thoughts On Fox's 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

Following a series of social media comments comparing the marketing campaign of Fox’s “Empire” to his Starz series, “Power,” it appears 50 C...

'Empire' Co-Creator Is 'Gutted' By The Bill Cosby Allegations

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Lee Daniels is "wrecked" by the sexual-assault allegations surrounding Bill Cosby, a man the "Precious" director and "Empire" co-creator describes as ...

How 'Empire' Drew On Its Co-Creator's Firsthand Experience With Homophobia

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices

"Empire" co-creator Danny Strong spoke at length about his smash new series in an interview with HuffPost Live this week. During the chat, Strong ...

My Conversation With Mike Epps on Playing Richard Pryor

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by actor and comedian Mike Epps. It was recently announced that Mike will play legendary comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, to be directed by Lee Daniels. In this clip Mike shares his thoughts on portraying such an iconic figure and gives us a small taste of what to expect from his performance.

Ilene Chaiken, Empire Executive Producer, Gives Details About the Most Explosive Episode Yet

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

I talked with Chaiken, who created The L Word, which ran on Showtime from 2004 to 2009, about Empire and the role that gay characters play on TV today.

Sheryl Lee Ralph On Mo'Nique Being 'Blackballed': Sometimes You Need To 'Shut Up'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.23.2015 | Black Voices

Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique made headlines last week for her interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which she recalled director Lee Da...

Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' In Hollywood After Oscar Win

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment

When Mo'Nique won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2010's "Precious," it wasn't the career turning point she had expected...

Taraji On 'Empire' Obama Backlash: 'I'm Glad You're Mad. Do Something About It'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

--“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson responds to backlash stemming from the hit show’s second episode where her on-screen son calls President Ob...

Taraji P. Henson Reveals The Secret Behind The 'Empire Effect'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

The success surrounding Fox’s breakout series “Empire” has prompted the network to renew the show for a second season following its second episo...

'Empire' Star Explains Why Television Is The Place To Find Diversity

Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices

The growing Hollywood trend of a-listers making a transition from the silver screen to television has attracted the likes of Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kut...

Lee Daniels Is Using 'Empire' To 'Blow The Lid Off' Homophobia In The Black Community

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Director Lee Daniels is using his new Fox series, "Empire," to shine a light on homophobia in the black community. Daniels was asked about the ant...

This Is How Terrence Howard Filmed His Most 'Difficult Scene' In 'Empire'

Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices

FOX’s new series, “Empire,” has drawn a great deal of attention leading up to its television premiere this week. The show, which centers aro...

Terrence Howard Talks New FOX Series Empire

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

Lee Daniels and Brian Grazier's new offering Empire, a television drama dealing with a hip hop family dynasty, stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as an embittered and formerly married couple vying for the control of a thriving music corporation.

5 Entertainment Events We Want To See Happen In 2015

Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices

2014 was filled with notable entertainment events from some of today's biggest names, including Nicki Minaj, Shonda Rhimes and Kevin Hart. And for the...

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

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.29.2014 | 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.

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: Lee Daniels Has Been Brainwashed, Virginia Madsen Is a Super Heroine and Ahd a Real Saudi Woman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Out of the Ordinary as a film may end up being misunderstood, but I believe strongly in its message of love being the one emotion that has the power to make us a little bit magical.

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: Opening Night, the IWC Filmmaker Award and Virginia Madsen

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

As I write this, an elegant little crow has landed on the table of my luxury hotel room's balcony overlooking Burj Al Arab. Yes, it's like that here, a mix of celebrity, cinema, sweeping man-made landscapes and the best that nature has to offer.

10 Things You Need to Know About the 16th Annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit takes place for the first time in San Francisco November 3rd through 6th at the Moscone Center West. Here are 10 things you need to know about it.

Oprah's Next Movie Role Is Here!!!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media

Oprah's coming back to the movies, people. Sorry, that should be "ANOTHER OPRAAAAAAHHHHHH MOOOVVVVVIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!" Ms. Winfrey already wo...

Lee Daniels' Latest Film Project Will Surprise You

Eurweb | Posted 08.07.2014 | Black Voices

Lee Daniels’ next project will depict the true story of a college-bound football player who was falsely accused of rape. ...

Glenn Close Drops to her Knees at the Sundance Institute Celebration

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A plastic faced Glenn Close swivels her hips mechanically in The Stepford Wives or cackles maniacally as Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, just two...

Fox Just Got Awesome

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.07.2014 | TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family drama about a hip-hop business empire from filmmaker Lee Daniels and a coming-of-age series from Steven Spielberg will b...

The Disney Princess Remix We've All Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

We've seen Disney princesses transformed into everything from famous feminists to hipsters. However, it's CR Fashion Book's latest high-fashion and mo...

Essence To Launch 'Black Men In Hollywood' Dinner

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Essence is known for honoring black women, but during Oscar week, they'll also be lauding the accomplishments of African-American...