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Lee Daniels

  1. in conversation
    Lee Daniels on the End of Empire, Woke Culture, and Why Precious Was a ComedyPrecisely what his post-Empire career will look like isn’t certain, but the perennially restless director is nurturing a number of seedlings.
  2. pilots
    Lisa Kudrow and Greg Kinnear to Star in Amazon Comedy Pilot Good PeopleWhitney Cummings, who co-created the show, will also star alongside Martin Short.
  3. homophobia
    CNN Can’t Find Kevin Hart’s Apologies, Either“That is a reality for many little boys in the United States. Somewhere, a black dad is beating his black son.”
  4. Fox Orders ‘Rel’ and ‘Our People’ Comedy PilotsFox has two new comedy pilots in the works. According to Deadline, the network has given pilot orders to a single-cam comedy titled Our People […]
  5. pilot season
    Get Out’s Lil Rel Howery Set to Star in New Fox Sitcom PilotThe network also placed pilot orders for a comedy produced by Lee Daniels and an hour-long musical drama.
  6. casting couch
    Forest Whitaker Is Joining Empire in a Recurring RoleThe Oscar winner will play a music icon with ties to Lucious Lyon.
  7. feuds
    Mo’Nique Blames Oprah, Tyler Perry, and Lee Daniels for Blackballing Her“It would kill me not to say the real shit. You are not paying me equally. You are not treating me fairly.”
  8. possible necessary remakes
    Lee Daniels in Talks to Direct Oprah in Terms of Endearment RemakeThe pair previously worked together on his film The Butler from 2013.
  9. you better work
    You Can Thank Naomi Campbell’s Mom for Her Runway WalkAnd more things we learned at her Hearst Master Class talk.
  10. casting couch
    Paris Jackson to Make Acting Debut on StarLet her be your star.
  11. spinoffs
    Lee Daniels Discusses an Empire SpinoffJust a reminder: Star is not an Empire spinoff.
  12. hey white people
    Oscar-Nominated Director Lee Daniels Thinks #OscarsSoWhite Was ‘Reprehensible’With his new series Star, the Empire co-creator is trying to help white people feel cool again.
  13. conversations
    Lee Daniels on Star, Trump, and Why He’s Tired of Talking About Diversity“For somebody to sit there and talk about inclusion or diversity … get off your ass and do what I did.”
  14. tv review
    Fox’s Star Is Not the Next EmpireIt will not break the recent streak of mostly uninspiring music television.
  15. roll clip!
    Lee Daniels Explains Why Star Has a White Lead“This white girl is so fabulous that black people will embrace her and white people will embrace her.”
  16. the industry
    Lee Daniels Still Directing Richard Pryor BiopicHe’s back onboard, with Jay Z now producing.
  17. get out the vote
    Watch the Empire Cast Come Out for HillaryTaraji P. Henson is with her.
  18. lee daniels
    Some Lee Daniels News: Lee Daniels Is Writing a Musical About Lee DanielsGet excited for Lee Daniels’s Lee Daniels musical.
  19. 2016 dnc
    Empire’s Lee Daniels on Gun Control at the DNC“It hit me like a brick — Hillary knows me.”
  20. the industry
    Lee Daniels Will No Longer Direct the Richard Pryor BiopicThe Weinstein Company is looking for a replacement.
  21. lawsuits
    Lee Daniels Apologizes to Sean PennThus settling Penn’s $10 million lawsuit against Daniels.
  22. boycotts
    Hathaway, Daniels Condemn Georgia Anti-Gay BillAaron Sorkin, Seth MacFarlane, and Julianne Moore are also urging Governor Deal to veto the bill.
  23. lawsuits
    Lee Daniels Fights Sean Penn’s Defamation Lawsuit by Quoting Jeff SpicoliCalling it “bogus.”
  24. the industry
    Queen Latifah Nabs Lead in New Lee Daniels PilotFour other actresses have also been revealed.
  25. defamation
    Lee Daniels Files Motion to Dismiss Sean Penn’s Defamation Suit“The First Amendment is not for sale.”
  26. Tracy Morgan Is in Talks to Play Redd Foxx in Lee Daniels’s Richard Pryor […]SNL alum Tracy Morgan just might be the latest cast addition to Lee Daniels’s in-the-works Richard Pryor biopic. According to The Wrap, Morgan […]
  27. Empire Is About to Go on a Longish BreakSee you in March, Destiny’s Problem Child!
  28. lawsuits
    Sean Penn–Lee Daniels Slander Suit Moves to N.Y.Daniels said Penn has a history of abusing women.
  29. empire non-spin-off
    Lee Daniels’s Empire-esque New Show Star Goes Into ProductionThe show will feature a transgender lead and could conceivably cross over with Empire.
  30. empire
    Nicole Kidman Will Be on Empire at Some PointIt just may take a minute.
  31. lawsuits
    Sean Penn Sues Lee Daniels for DefamationThe summer of beef has escalated into an autumn of lawsuits.
  32. chat room
    Danny Strong: Why Empire’s Cookie Is Like Kramer“Fonzie or Kramer.”
  33. empire
    Chris Rock Was Going to Play a Cannibal on EmpireThey shot a scene where he eats a plate of human remains.
  34. party chat
    Lee Daniels Used to Shoplift From SaksAlong with his sister, the inspiration for Cookie.
  35. vulture on set
    Behind the Scenes of Empire’s Second SeasonThe creators are facing a problem the Lyon family knows all too well: How do you follow a hit?
  36. movies
    The Cast for Lee Daniels’s Richard Pryor Movie Is Comically GoodBest of all, Adam Sandler isn’t producing it anymore.
  37. lawsuits
    Marvin Gaye’s Son Plans to Sue Over EmpireMarvin Gaye III claims he came up with the show five years ago.
  38. spinoffs
    Lee Daniels Wants an Empire Spinoff About Cookie“There is going to be a spinoff from Empire, without question.”
  39. the industry
    Lee Daniels’s New Fox Show, Star, Is Also a SoapPrison Break is definitely returning.
  40. empire
    Mariah Carey Is Coming to Empire, Says Lee DanielsMove over, Cookie.
  41. emmys 2015
    Lee Daniels Reacts to Empire’s Emmys Snub With a Big Ol’ F-BombNot even Jussie Smollett’s smile could calm him down.
  42. instagramatic
    Terrence Howard Punched Chris Rock on Empire SetOkay, we’re being a little dramatic.
  43. party pics
    Naomi Campbell Parties for Art, Loves BasquiatIt’s Frieze season and the British have invaded.
  44. Eddie Murphy in Talks to Play Richard Pryor’s Father in Lee Daniels’ BiopicThe upcoming Richard Pryor biopic by Lee Daniels just added another big name to its cast. Entertainment Tonight reports that Eddie Murphy is in […]
  45. casting couch
    Lee Daniels Says Oprah and Common Will Appear on Empire Next SeasonLee Daniels confirms the rumors.
  46. The Empire Cast on the BibAnd much more at their very lively panel.
  47. Mo’Nique Says She Was Supposed to Play Empire’s Cookie First“Mr. Daniels offered me the part of Cookie.”
  48. the business
    Mo’Nique Says Former Collaborator Lee Daniels Told Her She’s Being ‘Blackballed’“Each of those things that he offered me was taken off the table.”
  49. empire
    What Empire’s Huge Success Means for the TV BizFox: We “didn’t believe the overnight ratings” at first.
  50. tv review
    TV Review: Fox’s EmpireStarring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
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