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  • The Top Grossing Black Director is an Unknown Tim Story

    Oct 12, 14 by Deron Dalton 2 Comments


    *Black Hollywood’s best kept secret or completely underrated? Tim Story‘s name might not resonate with the public or audiences of major black films like Spike Lee, Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels or Steve McQueen, but he’s here — making major bucks with his films, which the box office loves. Nevertheless, it seems as though the LA Times […]

  • Lee Daniels Proclaims He is Not Tyler Perry, Dammit!

    Oct 11, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Attention everyone: Lee Daniels is not Tyler Perry. Daniels made that fact abundantly clear while speaking to students at a lecture at Ohio State University not too long ago. Daniels emphasized that while he and Perry make films for and about African-Americans, both men are two different people. “My mom said, ‘I don’t understand you, […]

  • Naomi Campbell Nabs Role in Lee Daniels Series ‘Empire’

    Sep 29, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Lee Daniels has cast his longtime friend Naomi Campbell in “Empire,” his upcoming midseason hip hop-themed drama for Fox. As previously reported, the family drama is set in the world of a hip-hop empire and stars Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the head of a record label […]

  • Damon Dash Files New Complaint in Lawsuit Against Lee Daniels

    Sep 22, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Damon Dash just put his foot on the gas regarding his lawsuit against director Lee Daniels. As previously reported, Dash is accusing the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of failing to fork over profits after investing in Daniels films “The Butler,” “Precious,” “The Paperboy,” “The Woodsman,” “Shadowboxer” and “Tennessee.” In August, Dash filed a summons that outlined his […]

  • Oprah Winfrey to Play Richard Pryor’s Grandma in Biopic

    Aug 26, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    Get ready y’all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor pic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB — lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014 *Now we have an official reason why Oprah Winfrey was in the middle (literally) of the announcement that Mike Epps will play Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed biopic. It’s because she’s also in the cast. Per “Entertainment Tonight”: ET can exclusively confirm […]

  • Mike Epps Wins Richard Pryor Biopic Role; Gets Congrats from Kevin Hart

    Aug 26, 14 by Qwest7 9 Comments


    *The search is officially over for someone to play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels’ upcoming biopic on the late comic icon. Interrobang reports that Mike Epps has been chosen to play Pryor. The funnyman beat out a talented roster of contenders that included Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans and Nick Cannon. News of Epps’ selection […]