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Lee Daniels talks stalking Oprah for 'The Butler'

Lee Daniels talks stalking Oprah for ‘The Butler’

'The Butler,' 'Fruitvale Station' shut out of 2014 Golden Globe Awards

‘The Butler,’ ‘Fruitvale Station’ shut out of 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Lee Daniel’s The Butler was the runaway darling of Hollywood and the media during the summer of 2013. The story of a longtime White House butler, which features Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, was a critical and box office blockbuster as it racked up nearly $120 million at the theaters. Yet, The […]

'The Butler' and other blockbuster movies with all-black casts

‘The Butler’ and other blockbuster movies with all-black casts

Black films hosts predominantly Black casts but have found success with largely non-black audiences worldwide. Check out a few blockbusters with black casts. Notice any actors or actresses who have found success in multiple movies on this list? -Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson Above, Lee Daniels: The Butler is the latest feature from the Weinstein company. It stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, […]

David Banner discusses 'The Butler,' the state of hip-hop and Miley Cyrus: Listen now

David Banner discusses ‘The Butler,’ the state of hip-hop and Miley Cyrus: Listen now

As a cast member of Lee Daniel’s The Butler, David Banner proved that he has grown as an artist and actor. The film has reached No. 1 at the box office for two weeks straight and is a strong Oscar contender. Banner recently spoke with rolling out about the film, his thoughts on hip-hop and […]

Black couple felt racially profiled at 'The Butler' screening

Black couple felt racially profiled at ‘The Butler’ screening

Lee Daniels’ The Butler was released this weekend and two moviegoers claim that the extra security at the Regal Majestic Theater in Silver Spring, Md., made them feel racially profiled. Tiffany Flowers, a labor organizer, tweeted directly to Regal Theaters about her experience at the Saturday evening showing. Flowers watched the movie with her husband, Alan Hanson, who noticed that the extra security was only […]

Celebrities rave over 'The Butler' on Twitter

Celebrities rave over ‘The Butler’ on Twitter

Lee Daniel’s The Butler wiped the floor with its competition over the Aug. 16-18 weekend, raking in critical acclaim along $25 million to help Oprah Winfrey and Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker take the top spot from its vanquished competition, Kick-Ass 2 and Ashton Kutcher’s Jobs.  Celebrities raved over the film about a longtime White House butler who […]

Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker's 'The Butler' lands top spot at box office thanks to black churches

Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker’s ‘The Butler’ lands top spot at box office thanks to black churches

Lee Daniels’ The Butler starring Forest Whitaker and media maven Oprah Winfrey strikes box office gold, earning $25 million and finishing first, ahead of big budget releases: Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple genius Steve Jobs (7th place, earning $6.7 million) and Kick-Ass 2 featuring Morris Chestnut and Donald Faison (4th place, earning $13.6 million). Churchgoers are […]

Celebrities comment on Twitter about seeing 'The Butler'

Celebrities comment on Twitter about seeing ‘The Butler’

Celebrities are just as excited as everyone else about going to the theater to check out the highly-anticipated, star-studded film, The Butler, a Civil Rights-era epic directed by Lee Daniels (of the Oscar-winning Monster’s Ball and Precious films).  The film stars an array of award-winning entertainers including Academy Award winners Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda and Cuba Gooding Jr. as well […]

Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey star in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey star in ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’

Lee Daniels tells the compelling story of a butler who serves eight presidents in The Butler. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler Cecil Gaines and Oprah Winfrey sizzles as his wife Gloria. The two give touching performances as a couple who raises two sons amid the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. In a Q-and-A […]

Oprah, Forest Whitaker at 'The Butler' red carpet premiere

Oprah, Forest Whitaker at ‘The Butler’ red carpet premiere

The red carpet premiere for Lee Dnaiels’ The Butler was star-studded. Actors Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr. and more came out. Hosted by TWC, Budweiser and FIJI Water, Purity Vodka and Stack Wines, it was held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Aug. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Oprah wears a bright fuschia wrap dress at 'The Butler' premiere in L.A.

Oprah wears a bright fuschia wrap dress at ‘The Butler’ premiere in L.A.

At the star-studded red carpet Hollywood premiere for Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Oprah Winfrey, 59, was rocking a bright fuchsia on Monday night. It’s just days after the infamous Swiss Dis, where the store clerk denied she was neither rude or racist towards the queen of talk during a recent visit. Prior to her big […]

Forest Whitaker and Lee Daniels attend 'The Butler' premiere in Chicago

Forest Whitaker and Lee Daniels attend ‘The Butler’ premiere in Chicago

Forest Whitaker and Lee Daniels attended the premiere of their latest film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Held at Kerasotes Showplace ICON, the screening was the first viewing in Chicago. Lee Daniels’ The Bulter tells the story of White House butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), who serves during seven presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986. The […]

Jesse Jackson joins battle over movie title 'The Butler'

Jesse Jackson joins battle over movie title ‘The Butler’

Harvey Weinstein has enlisted a group of civil rights leaders, including Rev. Jesse Jackson in his battle with Warner Bros. over the use of the title The Butler even as the title itself enters arbitration. Jackson was joined by NAACP president and CEO Ben Jealous and Roy Innis, national chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, in throwing their support behind Weinstein and the Lee Daniels-directed film. An appeal […]

'The Butler' Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker Movie

‘The Butler’ Official Trailer #1 (2013) – Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker Movie

Lip Bar owner Melissa Butler colors outside the lines

Lip Bar owner Melissa Butler colors outside the lines

It takes a huge helping of courage and a lipstick tube of faith to do what Melissa Butler has done. Butler took her passion for color and cosmetics and created The Lip Bar, an electrifying and “intoxicating” line of unconventional colored lipsticks. The Detroit native is no novice in the world of business; she has a background […]

The real White House butler: Eugene Allen

The real White House butler: Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen’s story of great service lives on even after he is gone. As Oprah continues to promote the release of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, many are wondering about the real White House butler before you hit the theaters this weekend. Here are some great facts to know about the life of Eugene Allen.

Cadillac presents BET's 7th pre-awards dinner: GM's Don Butler, NeNe Leakes and more

Cadillac presents BET’s 7th pre-awards dinner: GM’s Don Butler, NeNe Leakes and more

BET’s CEO Debra Lee hosts celebrity pre-awards dinner sponsored by Cadillac The seventh annual BET pre-awards dinner hosted by the network’s CEO Debra Lee highlighted and showcased their accomplishments. Lee presented the lineup from “The Game,” discussed their new hourlong drama with Richard Roundtree; thanked their sponsor, Cadillac; and P&G (CoverGirl and My Black is […]

Don Butler VP of Marketing, Cadillac: tips for careers in Marketing and Brand Management

Don Butler VP of Marketing, Cadillac: tips for careers in Marketing and Brand Management

Don Butler tells how blacks helped save Cadillac from extinction during ABFF Festival

Don Butler tells how blacks helped save Cadillac from extinction during ABFF Festival

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Urban sophisticates understand and cherish their long, rich relationship with General Motors’ luxury brand, the Cadillac. But most cannot even begin to fathom the actual depths and sheer importance of that alliance, because without this demographic, Cadillac may not be here today. Cadillac executive Don Butler took the time during the […]

Twitter reacts to Jimmy Butler's vicious dunk over Chris Bosh of Miami Heat

Twitter reacts to Jimmy Butler’s vicious dunk over Chris Bosh of Miami Heat

The Miami Heat’s 27-game winning was snapped by the Chicago Bulls. After a closely contested game, the Bulls walked away as winners by a score of 101-97. To add insult to injury, Jimmy Butler embarrassed Chris Bosh. During a fast break play, Bulter soared and dunked viciously over Bosh. Twitter responded immediately to the posterization. […]

Gerard Butler's sexiest pictures

Gerard Butler’s sexiest pictures

Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler, 44, is more than one of Hollywood’s hottest actors. He is also a philanthropist, trained lawyer, and global sex symbol who skyrocketed to fame after his role in 2006′s 300. The veteran actor, who has starred in more than 35 films, plays a disgraced presidential guard in Olympus. Check […]

Angela Bassett, Rachel Roy, Gerard Butler attend 'Olympus Has Fallen' screening

Angela Bassett, Rachel Roy, Gerard Butler attend ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ screening

Gerard Butler and Angela Bassett looked very chummy at the New York City screening of their latest film Olympus Has Fallen, which took place last week. The co-stars posed with the film’s director, Antoine Fuqua, and fellow guests Rachel Roy, Morgan Freeman, and more at the event, held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. In Olympus, […]

Don Butler gives insight on his journey to Cadillac

Don Butler gives insight on his journey to Cadillac

Sean Butler, the official game changer in the world of hip-hop

Sean Butler, the official game changer in the world of hip-hop

  Rolling out  recently had the pleasure of talking with a Chicago hip-hop artist who is turning the world of hip-hop, as we know it, on its ear.  A refreshing blend of hip-hop influences from soul, jazz, rock and R&B, “SB” is at the forefront of a hip-hop “revolusean”  –tony binns Tell us about your […]

RZA, Ghostface Killah, Gerard Butler and Jimmy Fallon Play Bubble Soccer

RZA, Ghostface Killah, Gerard Butler and Jimmy Fallon Play Bubble Soccer

   

NBA Star Caron Butler Gives Playoffs Predictions and Talks Fatherhood

NBA Star Caron Butler Gives Playoffs Predictions and Talks Fatherhood

Caron Butler played an intricate role in helping the L.A. Clippers reached the second round of the NBA Playoffs. One year after suffering a season ending injury while with the Dallas Mavericks, Butler returned to have one his best seasons as an L.A. Clipper. Butler recently sat down to speak with rolling out magazine about […]

Don Butler, VP of Cadillac, Talks African Americans and Cadillac

Don Butler, VP of Cadillac, Talks African Americans and Cadillac

General Motors’ Don Butler is cognizant that Cadillac and the African American community have enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship that predates the Lyndon Johnson administration of the 60s. And it has remained steady through the Clinton Adminstration when the Escalade SUV became a favorite of athletes and hip hop stars and the CTS was […]

Jonathan Butler’s ‘Soul of Summer Tour’ Excites Soul, R&B and Jazz Music Fans

Jonathan Butler’s ‘Soul of Summer Tour’ Excites Soul, R&B and Jazz Music Fans

Feel-good soul, R&B  and jazz music fans will be ecstatic to learn that South African singer-guitarist Jonathan Butler has launched a unique concert tour for the summer of 2011. But, the show is not a typical package where acts just come out to plug their latest CDs. Butler’s “Soul of Summer Tour” is a collaboration […]

Caron Butler Discusses His Transition From Prison to NBA Stardom

By the time Caron Butler was 15-years-old, he had already been jailed 15 times. A drug dealer who started selling at the age of 11, Butler served a 15-month prison sentence at 14 after he was arrested with cocaine and a firearm. At the time, Butler’s chances of attending college and finding a way to […]

The Stormy Days Are Over for South African Artist Jonathan Butler

The Stormy Days Are Over for South African Artist Jonathan Butler

On a stormy day you can count the clouds within your purview but the question is can you see the silver lining in each one of them? Veteran Grammy nominated South African singer-songwriter; Jonathan Butler has had enough stormy days over the past year to the point that he’s mastered the art of finding hope […]

myron butler & levi- stronger

myron butler & levi- stronger  EMI Gospel From the outset, Myron Butler & Levi’s second album, Stronger, is a rollicking combo of bold arrangements and soaring gospel vocals. The title cut boasts heavy beats and stuttering horns along with squeaky synthesizer noises to give Bernie Worrell a run for his money. It’s an engaging bit […]

jonathan butler - singing for a better day

jonathan butler – singing for a better day

jonathan butler – singing for a better day photo by steed media service Gospel/Jazz Artist, A Brand New Day Jonathan Butler was once oblivious to the vile effects of apartheid. As a child growing up in rural Cape Town, South Africa, Butler didnÕt realize that there was a racial disadvantage until he visited the city […]

Worst Oscar snubs of black movies and actors

Worst Oscar snubs of black movies and actors

While urban Americans were pleased that 12 Years a Slave took home three Oscar awards, most particularly breakout star Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress, many took note of the conspicuous dearth of other black actors who were heralded for delivering riveting performances. There were pockets of protests where several other critically acclaimed black films, […]

2014 NAACP Image Awards winners: Full list

2014 NAACP Image Awards winners: Full list

2014 NAACP Image Awards winners  A gaggle of stars gathered at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards. The 45th annual awards ceremony highlighted the best in television, music, motion picture and literature and brought out some of the biggest names in black entertainment. Oprah was on hand for the awards and […]

Terrence Howard to star in Lee Daniels' hip-hop TV drama

Terrence Howard to star in Lee Daniels’ hip-hop TV drama

Hustle and Flow star Terrence Howard gears up to film a new TV pilot, “Empire,” for FOX Network. The Oscar-nominated actor will begin filming the Lee Daniels hip hop drama in Chicago in late March, but it’s unclear if the show will take place in the windy city. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Howard will […]

'Vanity Fair' and Chuck Close capture raw photos of Oprah, Brad Pitt and more

‘Vanity Fair’ and Chuck Close capture raw photos of Oprah, Brad Pitt and more

Vanity Fair enlisted Chuck Close, world-renowned American artist, to capture their 20th Hollywood Issue. This issue strips Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and many more of make up and hairstyling. These celebrities sat in front of Close’s 20-by-24-inch Polaroid camera and bared all. Check out the celebs who were brave enough to bare it all. […]

Oprah Winfrey celebrates 60th birthday early with a spinning class

Oprah Winfrey celebrates 60th birthday early with a spinning class

She may be nearing her 60s but there’s no slowing down the queen of daytime TV, Oprah Winfrey. Recently, Winfrey celebrated her 60th milestone a little ahead of schedule, with a spinning class at SoulCycle in West Hollywood. ‘I just had the best birthday experience ever at SoulCycle, ride baby ride!’ Oprah declared, in a […]

Oprah Winfrey gets glam for February 2014 'O' cover; her most fab magazine covers

Oprah Winfrey gets glam for February 2014 ‘O’ cover; her most fab magazine covers

Oprah Winfrey heats things up for the February issue of O magazine in a figure-hugging Grecian inspired dress, fishtail braid and chic accessories. Despite her recent Academy Award snub for her role in The Butler, Winfrey is glowing and keeps things moving by signing on to produce Selma, a new drama about the Civil Rights […]

2014 Oscar nominations

2014 Oscar nominations

2014 Oscar nominations The nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards have been announced. Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” landed 9 nominations while “American Hustle” garnered 10. Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” was snubbed as well as Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela Long Walk To Freedom.” The Academy Awards air Sunday, March […]

2014 NAACP Image Award nominees

2014 NAACP Image Award nominees

2014 NAACP Image Award nominees The nominees for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards have been announced. The ceremony honoring the accolades of people og color in television, music, motion picture and literature will air February 22 on TV One. This year “The Butler” will battle it out with “Frutivale Station,” “12 Years A Slave,” […]

'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'

‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’

Stars: Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral, Crystal Santos It will be interesting to see how this latest film in the Paranormal Activity franchise does at the box office, given America’s predilection for cinema apartheid and the fact that the cast is largely Hispanic. A big brouhaha was made over the fact that USA Today […]

African-American Film Critics Association names '12 Years a Slave' top film of 2013

African-American Film Critics Association names ’12 Years a Slave’ top film of 2013

Forest Whitaker, Sandra Bullock, Oprah Winfrey and Jared Leto Also Receive Wins from the Nation’s Premiere African American Critics Group The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has named 12 Years a Slave as the Best Picture of 2013.  The Fox Searchlight film’s also earned Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Newcomer honors for Steve McQueen, John Ridley […]

Record number of black actors nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award®: Complete list

Record number of black actors nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award®: Complete list

Nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2013 in five film and eight television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles have been announced. Black actors (actresses) have put in work this year and it has paid off. […]

Actress Yaya Alafia shares photos of her adorable son

Actress Yaya Alafia shares photos of her adorable son

Yaya Alafia’s son “America’s Next Top Model” star-turned-actress Yaya Alafia is sharing photos of her adorable 3-month-old son. The 31-year-old, who starred in Lee Daniels’ The Butler recently gave fans a glimpse of her son, Sankara, on social media. “Thank you for choosing us, little prince!” Yaya captioned the photo above of her child. Best […]

2014 Golden Globe nominations: Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor get 2 nods apiece

2014 Golden Globe nominations: Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor get 2 nods apiece

It’s turning out to be the Battle of the Black Brits at 2014 Golden Globe Award nominations. Chiwetel Ejiofor, who got a Golden Globe nod for his awe-inspiring portrayal of free man-turned-slave Solomon Northup in the searing epic 12 Years a Slave, was also nominated for his role in Dancing on the Edge. Hollywood heartthrob […]

Oprah, Forest Whitaker, Chiwetel Ejiofor among SAG Award nominees

Oprah, Forest Whitaker, Chiwetel Ejiofor among SAG Award nominees

The Butler and 12 Years a Slave blew audiences away before they even opened up in theaters this past summer and fall, respectively. So it comes as absolutely no surprise that the cast and crew from those spellbinding epic motion pictures were awarded with the most nominations for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award . […]

'The Best Man Holiday' fell flat with white audiences, should black people care?

‘The Best Man Holiday’ fell flat with white audiences, should black people care?

USA Today’s ignorant description of “The Best Man Holiday” as a ‘race-themed’ film (later laughably softened as a ‘diverse’ film), opened up the floodgates of criticism and justifiable anger. But more than that, it shed a light on what black filmmakers, actors and audiences have known for years: anything that features mostly black stars will invariably be viewed as a ‘black’ film by the mainstream–regardless of how universal the actual film’s themes are.

Lee Daniels planning a gay interracial action film

Lee Daniels planning a gay interracial action film

Acclaimed filmmaker Lee Daniels is known for creating moving stories for unconventional characters like with his hit films Monsters Ball and Precious. And now, after striking gold again at the Box Office with The Butler, Daniels is now setting his sights on an action adventure film with two gay men as its stars. In a […]

Reality TV stars: Where are they now?

Reality TV stars: Where are they now?

Since the beginning of reality TV over two decades ago with the launch of MTV’s “The Real World,” we have been obsessed! While a majority of today’s reality shows contribute to the decay of America, that wasn’t always the case. Reality shows like “American Idol,” and today’s “The Voice” gave viewers the power to determine […]

Plus size actresses in Hollywood

Plus size actresses in Hollywood

Plus size actresses are taking on the entertainment industry and considering the success of the recent Rick Owens runway display, the fashion industry, as well. Turning on the television or flipping through the latest magazine, plus size women are no longer the “where’s Waldo?” image. With the average American woman being a size 14, shouldn’t […]