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  • Lee Daniels Signs Overall Deal with 20th Century Fox TV

    Jun 29, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Lee Daniels is planting his flag at 20th Century Fox Television. The co-creator of “Empire” has signed a multiyear overall deal with the studio, it was announced Monday. Under the pact, he’ll remain an executive producer on the smash hit, which he also directs. He will also develop, write, direct and supervise new projects for […]

  • Chris Rock Locked Up With Lucious Lyon on ‘Empire’ Season 2 (Watch)

    Jun 24, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *Orange is the new Rock – as in Chris Rock on Fox’s second season of “Empire.” Director Lee Daniels Instagrammed some video from the set that reveal Rock’s guest starring role on the series – an inmate in jail with Lucious Lyon. Daniels’ clips and pics from the first day of shooting show Rock and […]

  • Jussie Smollett Celebrates 32nd B’Day with ‘Empire’ Co-Stars (Pics)

    Jun 22, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Jussie Smollett joined his “Empire” co-stars on Sunday to celebrate his 32nd birthday, a spy tells Page Six. The show’s creator Lee Daniels and Smollett’s onscreen co-star and close friend Gabourey Sidibe threw the party for the actor at Chicago’s RM Champagne Salon. The cast has returned to the Windy City to begin filming season […]

  • ‘Empire’ Set To Introduce Young Gay Female Rap Artist

    Jun 12, 15 by Ny MaGee 1 Comment


    *Lee Daniels is on the hunt for a young actress to play the recurring role of gay rapper Betty Barz, a “moody, outspoken” teenager who’ll be introduced in the Sept. 23 Season 2 premiere of “Empire” on FOX. The episode is titled “The Devils Are Here,” and TVLine has the scoop. Betty, who’s also known as […]

  • Jussie Smollett Embraces Role Model Tag, Talks International Fan Base

    Jun 10, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *In six months, Jussie Smollett went from being known as Jurnee’s older brother, to international superstar – thanks to the January 2015 premiere of Fox’s “Empire.” As his character Jamal prepares to take the throne in Season 2, the actor says he is humbled by the crazy amount of fame the Lee Daniels-run show has brought him…throughout […]

  • Danny Strong Address the F-Word vs. the N-Word on ‘Empire’

    Jun 8, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Could there be a double standard on ‘Empire’? After all, the show’s non-use of the N-word has been the topic of conversation since it’s star Terrence Howard made his preference for the word known back in February in an effort to make “Empire” more authentic. “Why is TV showing something different from the reality of […]