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Lee Daniels may be one of the most famous and accomplished gay men in the world of TV and film, but unlike most celebrities, he’s been able to successfully manage how much information the world knows about his romantic life. But this weekend the “Empire” producer let the world in on his relationship as he celebrated…

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Film and television director Lee Daniels says Sean Penn’s $10 million defamation lawsuit against him is without merit and he’s hoping to have a judge dismiss it. “Dismissal is required because the core of the complaint — that Daniels wronged Penn by falsely comparing Penn to someone else — is constitutionally [to quote Penn’s iconic movie character Jeff…

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From the looks of things, Lee Daniels’ upcoming new show on Fox is coming together pretty nicely as he recently landed a big name to lead the currently untitled project. Media mogul Queen Latifah has signed on for a starring role in the still developing project that formerly had the working title “Star.” The project, which begins production in Atlanta this…

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Ebony Magazine held its annual Power 100 Gala presented by Nationwide at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, Dec. , 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Ebony has been celebrating the accomplishments of a handpicked list of 100 of the most influential and intriguing men and women in Black America for the past 70 years. From “Blackish” co-stars Tracee Ellis Ross to…

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Since his recovery from the tragic vehicle accident in June 2014 that left him seriously injured, acting roles have been coming in generously for funnyman Tracy Morgan. He’s now in negotiations to play iconic comedian Redd Foxx in director Lee Daniel’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic. Foxx, a legend on the stand-up comedy circuit, was known…

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Fox’s urban hit “Empire” has received mixed reviews from fans during the second season. While the ratings were astronomical for the first season, the numbers have consistently waned in season two, leaving viewers frustrated with over-the-top storylines, including violence, homophobia and mental illness.  Fans have collectively complained about storylines lacking development, suggesting the simple approach to complex…

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With the runaway success of Fox’s hit series, “Empire,” it was only a matter of time before chatter of an impending spin-off began to circulate. That chatter kicked into overdrive earlier this year when series co-creator Lee Daniels was quoted as saying “I think there is going to be a spin-off from ‘Empire’ without question.”  More…

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Episode four of “Empire” has been met with lukewarm reviews but one storyline that is intriguing is Lucious’ childhood flashbacks that showcase his mother’s (played by Kelly Rowland) struggle with bipolar disorder. Starting a conversation about mental illness could be Daniels’ most provocative angle yet, especially with the topic popping up in headlines everywhere from the presidents…

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The breakout hit drama “Empire” has been accused of being a rip-off of other people’s lives and ideas since it’s Fox debut in January. Everyone from Damon Dash to Sean “P. Diddy” Combs have reportedly blamed the show’s creators, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, for biting from their life story. Now one of Marvin Gaye’s…

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The enormous success of “Empire” is spawning another show that has a shot at being just as popular. At this summer’s Television Critics Association meeting Thursday, Lee Daniels announced “Empire,” the musical drama he co-created with Danny Strong, will birth a spin-off. “Without question,” he said. “There’s so much ripe story that we’ve talked about already,…

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Taraji P. Henson was the talk of the town this week after the Emmy nominations were announced and it was revealed that she made history alongside Viola Davis by being the first two Black women to be nominated at the same time for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. However, Lee Daniels isn’t too happy…

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For many ’90s TV fans, Malik Yoba’s role as Vernon Turner on FOX’s megahit “Emipre” was a major comeback for the veteran actor. And that’s why when fans learned that Yoba’s character was killed off during this week’s season finale, they were shocked to see Turner bite the bullet. But did Yoba expect his character…

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