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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"...

Oprah Celebrates 'Butler' Success

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices

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

Danny Strong: I was 'Completely Fair' To Sarah Palin In 'Game Change'

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Five years removed from the 2008 McCain-Palin Republican ticket, Sarah Palin's successes, failures, and well-documented gaffes are still part of the n...

'Why Can't You Make Movies Like Tyler Perry?'

Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” journey to the top of the Box Office was a hard fought battle, according to the director. In addition to seeking 4...

Movie Theater Won't Show 'The Butler' Because Of Jane Fonda

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation's top movie, "The...

WATCH: Why Lee Daniels Wishes He Were Straight

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Director Lee Daniels said he is "deeply" hurt when people say he doesn't support African-American women, especially because of the intense connection ...

'Butler' Director Plans Janis Joplin Movie WIth Amy Adams

Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment

Lee Daniels' latest film, "The Butler," may have just hit theaters but the acclaimed director already has big plans for what's next. Daniels, who l...

The Butler's Whitaker/Winfrey, Next Chapter of Bogart/Bacall? Holding Back the Tears

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

What makes Lee Daniels' films so darn good? The brilliant casting and textured layering through and through. Knowing how to weave history with entertainment with moral message.

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 ...

'Butler' Director Explains Why Gay Black Men 'Can't Come Out'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Openly gay filmmaker Lee Daniels recently discussed his belief that gay men in the black community just "can't come out." The "Butler" director sa...