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Lee Daniels' Double Consciousness

Frank Roberts | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Roberts

Lee Daniels' The Butler is a moving, multidimensional, and sometimes magical film from an emergent filmmaker who is still wrestling with his inside/outside relationship to the Hollywood machine.

Review -- Lee Daniel's The Butler ...Just a Minute

Carole Mallory | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While stars abound as pop ups in cameos, this story is not about celebrity, but ideals. It is about the gruesome spilling of blood unfortunately necessary to arrive at the pinnacle of the civil rights movement -- a black president.

'I'm Not Interested In Being In Movies For Movies' Sake'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- The day before Oprah Winfrey began shooting "Lee Daniels' The Butler," she was at the White House, talking to the president. Her access t...

Why 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Has 41 Producers

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices

No independent film is easy to get off the ground, but Lee Daniels' The Butler stands apart. A complex arrangement has led to 41 producers and executi...

'Butler' Director Wanted Oprah To Play Murderer

Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

From the files of what might have been: Lee Daniels tried to cast Oprah Winfrey as a serial killer. In an interview with, Daniels revealed...

Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I walked away from Daniels' film deeply moved. As obvious as this film can be in its messages -- bigotry and racism: bad -- it still touches on moments of history from the recent past that need to be recalled, over and over.

The History Behind 'The Butler'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — History in the movies has often been seen through white eyes: civil rights-era tales with white protagonists reacting to a changing w...

Christopher Rosen

'I Was Really Scared' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey has received the lion's share of buzz for her performance in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," but it's Forest Whitaker who holds the film toge...

Ellen Makes The Year's First Oscar Prediction

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.09.2013 | Entertainment

Critics aren't the only ones praising Oprah Winfrey's performance in "Lee Daniels' The Butler": Ellen DeGeneres, next year's Oscar host, used her Twit...

Christopher Rosen

Lee Daniels Isn't The Only Person Behind 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment

Lee Daniels, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey are the main faces out in front of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," but neither the filmmaker nor his high-pr...

The Reviews Are In ...

Posted 08.09.2013 | Entertainment

"Lee Daniels' The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and a parade of famous faces, isn't out in theaters until Aug. 16, but with the fil...

WATCH: What Oprah Hopes People Will Learn From 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

OWN | Posted 08.08.2013 | OWN

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" spans nearly 35 years of American history, including the turbulent years of the civil rights movement. In an interview for...

Christopher Rosen

'Butler' Director On Racism: 'I Feel Safer In The South' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment

Lee Daniels has the type of personality associated with Hollywood's biggest movie stars, and opinions that make him sound like America's next great ta...

Oprah: Terrence Howard Is 'Cray-Cray'

Black Film | Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

Coming out on August 16th is Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which tells the story of Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served eight American presiden...

WATCH: Behind The Scenes Of Oprah's Love Scene In 'The Butler'

OWN | Posted 08.01.2013 | OWN

In "Lee Daniels' The Butler," Oprah returns to the big screen in her first major movie role in more than a decade. Oprah plays Gloria Gaines, the wife...

Oprah: 'This Will Be History'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

A cross-section of the media and movie worlds convened on Wednesday night at New York's Hearst Tower for a screening of and conversation about "Lee Da...

See Jane Fonda As Nancy Reagan

Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment

Now that the kerfuffle around the title of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" has been sorted out, it's time to get audiences excited to see the upcoming civil...

WIN $1,000: Celebrate The Everyday Hero In Your Life (SWEEPSTAKES)

Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact

Throughout our history books and daily news headlines alike, it’s easy to spot whom our heroes are in the world. But what of those who operate on...

Big Update In Bitter Title Fight Between Hollywood Giants

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.19.2013 | Entertainment

The Weinstein Company and Warner Bros.' dispute over "The Butler" added another wrinkle late on Friday as the MPAA approved the former's use of the ti...

MLK Biopic Moves Forward With New Director

Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

Hot on the momentum of his upcoming drama "The Butler" (or whatever it might be called), director Lee Daniels has passed along the reins of another hi...

Director Pleads Case To Studio In Title Fight: 'I Am Heartbroken'

Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

The battle between Warner Bros. and The Weinstein Company over the "The Butler" took another turn on Wednesday when director Lee Daniels sent a letter...

Oprah Winfrey Movie In Battle Over Title

Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment

The Weinstein Company has set Aug. 16 to release "The Butler," Lee Daniels' historical drama about a White House staffer (Forest Whitaker) who served ...

The Next 'Forrest Gump'?

Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment

Fans of Lee Daniels' arch, salacious work on past films like "Precious" and "The Paperboy" might be disappointed in "The Butler." "I can't go into ...

Oprah's Back On The Big Screen

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

So there's this big new movie with Forest Whitaker about a White House butler and sweeping historical change and violins and blah blah blah and — le...

Jane Fonda To Conservative Critics: 'Get A Life'

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Jane Fonda is set to play Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' upcoming film, "The Butler." "I wish it was more than a cameo," Fonda wrote on her personal...