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Lee Daniels Says The Kennedy’s, Not P.Diddy, Inspired ‘Empire’
Contrary to popular belief, Lee Daniels says his hit FOX television show Empire isn't based off of music moguls Sean Combs and Jay Z.
Dame Dash Enlists Kanye West and Mariah Carey as Witnesses in Lee Daniels Lawsuit
Dame Dash is continuing with his lawsuit against movie director Lee Daniels and is lining up some big names to help him plead his…
14 Favorite Fictional Television and Film Moms
It's not Mothers Day, but why shouldn't we appreciate the nurturers and rocks of the family? Movie and television moms are the key…
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard Land Lead Roles in TV Pilot
Remember the on-screen Hustle and Flow chemistry between Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard? Well The Butler duo Lee Daniels and Danny Strong plan to…
Oprah Winfrey Shares ESSENCE Cover with Three Leading Men [Photos]
What's it like being surrounded by three handsome movie stars? Just ask Oprah Winfrey, who sits alongside Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker and…
Opinion: On ’12 Years A Slave’, ‘The Butler’ And Hollywood’s ‘White Savior’ Obsession
NEW SLAVES Hollywood has become obsessed with revenge tales of bondage and servitude like 12 Years a Slave and The Butler. But why aren’t depictions…
Fruitvale Station, K. Michelle and Alicia Keys Are Up For NAACP Image Awards
It's officially red carpet season and the 2014 NAACP Image Awards are next to announce their list of nominees. With so many great strides…
Lupita Nyong’o and Oprah Winfrey Are Fashion Forward for W Magazine’s ‘Movie Issue’ [Photos]
This Sunday's Golden Globes will officially kick off awards season and Lupita Nyong'o will be front and center. The 12 Years A Slave…
Worst and Best Black Films of 2013
2013 proved to be a great year for films thanks to the works of many black filmmakers. Story lines were compelling, acting was…
Director Lee Daniels Talks Suicidal Thoughts & Race Relations In Film
After serving box offices with his hit movie The Butler, Lee Daniels spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his abusive childhood and why he thinks…
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UNC Students Protest National Anthem With Raised Fists
The group stood in solitude at a North Carolina Tar Heels football game.
Donald Trump Invites Bill Clinton’s Former Mistress To…
Trump invites Gennifer Flowers to presidential debate in spite of Hillary Clinton.
Thousands Gather To Close Rikers Island Down For Good
#CloseRikers activists rallied to bring down the controversial prison complex.
More Than 1,000 People Pay Their Respects To Terence…
The nearly three-hour service was filled with 750 family and friends and another few hundred who simply came to say their final goodbyes.
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