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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...

Actors Who Have Gotten Skeletal For Roles

Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey turns 44 on Monday. A potential Oscar nominee for his lauded turn as a homophobic party boy who contracts HIV in "Dallas Buyers Cl...

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 ...

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.

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.

'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.) ...

Nicole Kidman, Character Actress, Continues to Go Where Other Beauties Won't

Liz Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

She has come a long, long way from the unknown with "all that hair" that annoyed me. Now I adore her. As an actress and as a woman who has apparently found herself.

Sofia Vergara Almost Starred In 'The Paperboy'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment

From the files of "What if?": As THR notes, Sofia Vergara was originally cast in Lee Daniels' pulp thriller "The Paperboy" as Charlotte, a sexy waitre...

2012 in Film: The Underrated and/or Unfairly Scorned...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Now we continue our 'the films of 2012' lists with another favorite, the underrated! And as always, this list won't just be good films that were labeled as "bad," but also mediocre films that got unfairly pounded, or genuinely bad films that nonetheless deserved credit for one element or another.

The McConaissance: Matthew McConaughey On His Great Year

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

When Matthew McConaughey calls, he introduces himself by simply saying, "McConaughey." This has probably been his introduction of choice for some time...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment

From "X-Factor" winner Cher Lloyd's debut album to Lee Daniel's 'The Paper Boy, the critics had a fresh batch of works to review this week. Cher L...

'I Can’t Imagine Oprah On The Floor Trying To Masturbate'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.05.2012 | Entertainment

"The Paperboy," Lee Daniels' follow-up to the Oscar-nominated "Precious," has been generating controversy since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festiv...

Review: The Paperboy Delivers Nasty Nonsense

Zach Udko | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

The Paperboy shoots for greatness (a serious meditation on Southern race relations and sexuality in the 1960s) instead of fully embracing what it should be: a campy cinematic cesspool in which talented actors are ritually degraded in lurid scenes.

Lee Daniels Talks 'The Paperboy,' Naked Zac Efron And Being A Black, Gay Director

Isoul Harris | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Isoul Harris

Lee Daniels stunned the world with the 2009 film Precious, even snagging an Oscar nomination for Best Director. The openly gay 52-year-old is back with The Paperboy, an equally dark tale set in the southern Florida swamps.

Review: The Paperboy (2012)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Lee Daniels's The Paperboy is a movie that frankly skirts by purely on the good will of its actors.  The story is pretty much a wash, even if its mundane nature wins points for probable realism.

Is 'Life Of Pi' Ready To Roar At The Oscars?

Mike Hogan | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Hey, Mike: Another week, another favorite? "Life of Pi" premiered at the New York Film Festival on Friday and thrust itself into the Oscar conversation with the force of a Bengal tiger attacking a villainous hyena

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.

'The Paperboy' Delivers

Kevin Sessums | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment
Kevin Sessums

I went to a screening The Paperboy at the screening room at 500 Park Avenue last night. It's director Lee Daniels' down-and-dirty version of Pete Dexter's 1995 book. Both Dexter and Daniels are credited with the screenplay. I have three words for it. Lord. Have. Mercy.

Brennan Williams

Lee Daniels Opens Up On Oprah's Role In 'The Butler' | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.04.2012 | Black Voices

Make no mistake about it; Lee Daniels has had a consistent track record of pulling together some of Hollywood’s biggest names to star in his feature...

WATCH: The Animated 'Paperboy' Trailer Explains Everything

Posted 05.31.2012 | Comedy

Ever since "The Paperboy" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last week, everyone's been talking about a scene where Nicole Kidman urinates on Zac E...

Michelle Rodriguez Doesn't Think Urinating On Zac Efron Is Oscar-Worthy

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment

Michelle Rodriguez doesn't think Nicole Kidman will get nominated for an Academy Award for her controversial performance in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy...

Boo Birds, Line-Cutters and Other Jerks You'll Meet at Cannes

Dan Mecca | Posted 07.28.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Mecca

Embattled, tired and bittersweet, the final days at Cannes slow down to a mild jog, allowing those who've watched the films and interviewed the filmmakers to take stock in all that's just happened.

Cannes Review 2012: The Paperboy

Dan Mecca | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Mecca

Operating on a level of ridiculousness so high it suggests possible intention, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy is a trash pile packed high, high and higher still.

Nicole Kidman Pees On Zac Efron In New Film: Camp Classic Or Worst Of The Year?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.24.2012 | Entertainment

"The Paperboy" debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, and Lee Daniels' "Precious" follow-up provided attendees with the chance to watch Nico...

Matthew McConaughey, Sofia Vergara In Sexual Thriller

Posted 07.14.2011 | Entertainment

If you're going to bill a film as a big budget sexual thriller, you've got some lofty expectations to meet -- especially when it comes to casting. In ...