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  • Chicago Sun-Times Writer Labels ‘Empire’ a Modern ‘Blaxploitation’ Movie

    Jan 30, 15 by Qwest7 20 Comments


    *With ever-increasing ratings and an instant green light for a second season, Fox’s “Empire” is clearly a hit. But for Mary Mitchell, the show is more of a “modern ‘Blaxploitation’ movie” that “portrays the African-American family at its worst.” In an opinion piece posted Monday (Jan. 26), the Chicago Sun-Times writer outlined her reasons for […]

  • Is Denzel Washington Making Moves to Guest on ‘Empire?’

    Jan 26, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Lee Daniels is making some major moves, with all the high-level guest stars he’s lined up for his show “Empire.” And he may be on the verge of scoring his best get yet. Media sources report that Daniels had dinner with Denzel Washington last week during a night of partying with “Empire” stars Jussie Smollett […]

  • Lee Daniels is Set on Showcasing Homophobia in Black America with ‘Empire’

    Jan 22, 15 by Qwest7 7 Comments


    *Lee Daniels is using the success of his hit show “Empire” to “blow the lid off homophobia” in the Black community. Daniels addressed his intent to dive into the issue at a recent television conference as he noted the depiction of the relationship between “Empire’”s lead character, Lucious Lyon, with his gay son Jamal. The […]

  • Son of Baldwin Creator Pens Inspirational Open Letter to Ava DuVernay

    Jan 22, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Ava DuVernay’s Oscar nomination snub for best director came as a surprise for many people, including writer/blogger Robert Jones, Jr., who penned an inspirational open letter to the filmmaker. In the missive, posted on IndieWire.com’s Shadow and Act, the Son of Baldwin social justice brand creator cited the strong characters of DuVernay’s past films as a […]

  • Foxy Brown Set to Make Guest Appearance on Fox’s ‘Empire’

    Jan 13, 15 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment


    *Foxy Brown is starting off 2015 with exciting news! She’s going to be guest starring on the hit Fox drama, “Empire,” according to YBF. And she isn’t the only one elated about the upcoming appearance. Director and producer Lee Daniels can’t wait to have her on the show!

  • EUR on the Scene: The ‘Empire’ Red Carpet (Watch Interviews)

    Jan 11, 15 by Billie Jordan Leave a comment


    *When EURweb met up with the behind the scenes folk and cast of “Empire” at it’s premiere screening party this week, the energy surrounding the new TV series felt nothing short of historical. Crew and cast members spoke of the dynamic of it all. Their comments were peppered with delight and perhaps even a bit […]