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Mo'Nique: Lee Daniels Had A Problem With My Oscar Speech

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.09.2015 | Black Voices

Following days of trading public claims, it appears the verbal war between Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels has extended itself for an additional week. M...

Mo'Nique Debunks Lee Daniels' 'Blackball' Comments: 'There Were No Demands'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this week, Lee Daniels clarified comments Academy Award winner Mo'Nique made claiming that the director told her she had been “blackballed...

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

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.04.2015 | 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...

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

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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...

Remember How Precious Life Is

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Mike Robbins

I was deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn.  Tony was a star for the San Diego Padres in the 19...

Babies Waiting for Dad to Come Home is Adorable x 1,000,000 (VIDEO)

HooplaHa | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
HooplaHa

Babies get excited about everything -- from food to new toys -- but nothing is more exciting (or adorable) than getting to see their parents! Check o...

WATCH: Tiny Puppy Is Determined To Climb Step

Posted 08.24.2013 | Good News

Come on little guy! You can do it, don't give up! Watching puppies learn to climb stairs just never gets old. This tiny Pomeranian is so determine...

Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

Review: Oprah and Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels' The Butler

Caryn James | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite.

Interview: Geoffrey Fletcher on Violet & Daisy

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Geoffrey Fletcher smiles when Violet & Daisy is described to him as feeling like a strange mash-up of Tarantino and Wes Anderson.

Movie Review: Violet & Daisy

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Geoffrey Fletcher's filmmaking debut, Violet & Daisy, is the summer's oddest, most original treat. Imagine a script by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Wes Anderson - and you have an idea of just how deliciously surprising this film can be.

FIRST LOOK! The Network Television Premiere Of 'Precious'

Posted 11.09.2012 | OWN

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternat...

How I Would Teach The Film Precious

Sheril Antonio | Posted 12.21.2012 | Black Voices
Sheril Antonio

There are many ways to interpret Precious. I acknowledge that Precious is about the darkest of human tragedies and, yes, depicts a horrible truth. The well-crafted art of film is always fiction presented as an artifact of truth. Pablo Picasso once said, "art is the lie that reveals the truth."

Movie Review: The Paperboy

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lee Daniels' touch is all over this movie, which is as sensational as it is nonsensical, with its overheated blend of sex, race and murder.

Review: Little Birds Never Soars High

Zach Udko | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

Set in California's forgotten Salton Sea, writer-director Elgin James' debut follows 15 year-old Lily (Juno Temple) and her best friend Alison (Kay Panabaker) as they attempt to flee their impoverished community and build a nest in Los Angeles with a group of runaway squatters.

Brennan Williams

"Precious" Screenwriter Launches Global Filmmakers Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.03.2012 | Black Voices

Geoffrey Fletcher's exemplary writing for the 2009 drama "Precious" scored him an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, making him the first African-Amer...

Jennifer Hudson: 'I Did Not Turn Down 'Precious' Because Of Weight Gain'

Hello Beautiful | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices

Jennifer Hudson is backtracking on her recent explanation as to why she did not take the role in "Precious."...

Leigh Weingus

Jennifer Hudson Passing on 'Precious'

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment

Jennifer Hudson now says she did not turn down the role of 'Precious' because of her weight. At a New York City party for her new book, "I Got This...

12 For '12: Paula Patton

Posted 01.03.2012 | Black Voices

Paula Patton is way more than just a pretty face. At age 36, she has taken the industry by storm not only as a talented actress but as a mother and wi...

Mo'Nique Sues Landlord Over Bizarre, Foul Odor

TMZ | Posted 02.29.2012 | Celebrity

Academy Award-winning "Precious" actress Mo'Nique is suing her landlords in Georgia -- demanding she be let out of her $22,000-a-month rental contract...

PHOTO: Facebook User Doesn't Get Why This Is Funny

Posted 12.06.2011 | Comedy

This image -- which makes us snort with inappropriate laughter every time we see it -- has been around for a while. But like any meme, it always bubb...

One to Represent All? How The Help Is Being Punished for a Lack of Minority-Driven Films, Rather Than Its Own Merits as a Movie

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson

It is not the responsibility of The Help to be the be-all, end-all big-studio movie involving the Civil Rights Movement. It does not concern itself with those who actively fought for freedom because that is not the story being told.

Elizabeth Taylor's Passion

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Phil Bronstein

"Passion was a quality she never lost," CBS' Harley Carnes said today about Elizabeth Taylor. No kidding. I got a glimpse of that in action a few years back.

At the Oscars: Breaking Tradition on the Red Carpet

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Here is my red carpet experience captured on video. Will Aaron Sorkin finally join Facebook? How has induction in the Conan O'Brien Oscar-Winner F-bomb Hall of Fame stack yup to the Oscars?