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The Wild Way Oprah Celebrated The Success Of 'The Butler'

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — When "Beloved" starring Oprah Winfrey fell flat at the box office in 1998, Winfrey drowned her sorrows in macaroni and cheese. Sh...

Police Presence At 'The Butler' Screening Causes Major Controversy

Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

The Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium movie theater in Silver Spring, Md. is in hot water after reports that the theater ordered an abnormally heavy leve...

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.

WATCH: Reporter's Fateful Role In Launching 'The Butler' Story

OWN | Posted 08.16.2013 | OWN

Near the culmination of President Barack Obama's first campaign, Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood was on the campaign trail, in search of a histor...

'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 Film.com, Daniels revealed...

Forest Whitaker Steals The Spotlight From Oprah

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

-- "You hear nothing. You see nothing. You only serve." Such are the instructions Cecil Gaines receives as he embarks on his daunting new job at the ...

Christopher Rosen

Lee Daniels Isn't The Only Person Behind 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

PHOTOS: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' NYC Star-Studded Premiere

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices

Oprah wasn't kidding when she said she loved the enormous Afro from her O, The Oprah Magazine September cover shoot. The media maven decided that she'...

WATCH: Oprah's Big Acting Fear When Filming 'The Butler'

OWN | Posted 08.05.2013 | OWN

In "Lee Daniels' The Butler," Oprah plays the wife of the title character -- her first major movie role in more than a decade. Because it had been a w...

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...

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...

Notice Anything Different?

Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment

The bitter feud between The Weinstein Company and Warner Bros. over Lee Daniels' "The Butler" ended on July 19 with but a whimper: The MPAA ruled that...

Mallika Rao

Who Owns Rights To 'The Butler'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

Copies of the 1916 silent film "The Butler," whose title is at the center of a legal battle between Warner Brothers and the Weinstein Company, can’t...

On The Butler Dispute

Harvey Weinstein | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein

If we run ads with The Butler, the MPAA is imposing $25,000 a day in penalties. We have to pull 5,000 trailers from the theaters, we have to pull our website down, all of which we complied with. What the hell do they need the title for?

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...

Is This Star-Studded Drama An Oscar Front-Runner?

Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment

The cast of Lee Daniels' new film "The Butler" is so packed with big names that it almost needs two posters to adequately convey just how many of Holl...

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...

'Paperboy' Director On Next Film: 'No Urination'

Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment

Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" is perhaps better known as the movie where Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron. (He gets stung by a jellyfish, so obviously.) ...

Hello, 2014 Oscars! TWC Acquires 'The Butler'

Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment

This year's Oscar race is already in full swing, but that doesn't mean you can't look ahead to next year's competition. The Weinstein Company announce...

FIRST LOOK: Robin Williams As Dwight Eisenhower

Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment

Robin Williams looks like Ike. The Oscar-winning actor and comedian was photographed on the set of "The Butler" wearing a bald cap and make-up, whi...