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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 12.19.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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...

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...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Saturday, Dec. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The fact that this festival tends to focus on and celebrate films from the Arab world also makes it unique. I've already put together a lineup of films to see, some of which I've missed at other festivals, most of which I'm just finding out about.

Race Matters at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lee Daniels, always a provocateur, addressed the huge crowd at Cipriani Wall Street at this week's Gotham Awards with a confession: he hates white peo...

The Gotham Awards Fete Indie Film Amidst an Audience Allergic to Silence

Erica Abeel | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The Gotham Independent Film Awards are nothing if not quirky and unpredictable. In this 23rd iteration -- which took place Monday at Cipriani Wall Street -- 12 Years a Slave went into the show with more noms than any other film -- and got zip.

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...

Mariah Carey Surprises Fans With LGBT Awards Appearance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Mariah Carey surprised a packed crowd at New York's Terminal 5 when she made an unannounced appearance at Out Magazine's annual Out 100 bash in honor ...

Lee Daniels Lines Up Gay Action Hero Movie

Moviefone | Posted 10.13.2013 | Black Voices

To anyone familiar with the works of director Lee Daniels -- whose previous films include the Oscar-winning "Precious" and its follow-up, the pulpy B-...

WATCH: Oprah Breaks Character In New 'Butler' Clip

Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” has garnered a tremendous amount of attention since its box office debut last month. In addition to critics and fan...

A N*gg*r Is a Black Person, Says Webster

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.

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...

Christopher Rosen

'Butler' Filmmaker Responds To Theater Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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"...