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  • 50 Cent, Hardwick Justify White Actor’s Use of N-Word on ‘Power’

    May 21, 15 by Qwest7 3 Comments


    *No matter what situation it is, the N-Word will always raise an eyebrow or two whenever it’s comes out of someone’s mouth. Especially if that someone is white. For 50 Cent, the N-word is an important factor in maintaining the authenticity of Joseph Sikora’s character, Tommy Egan, on the popular Starz series “Power.” On the program, Egan […]

  • Lee Daniels Details How ‘Empire’ Reflects His Own Life in Adweek

    May 20, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *There’s no doubt that Lee Daniels has injected shades of his own life into “Empire.” From artist Jamal Lyon being beaten as a child by his homophobic father Lucious to Cookie and Lucious being a reflection of him and certain members of his family to Cookie’s son Hakeem being beat with a broom by his […]

  • Black Hollywood Turns Out to Honor African American Achievements in TV

    May 15, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *A celebration of African American achievements in television drew a who’s who of Black Hollywood Wednesday night as the stars reflected on the past, present and future of blacks on the small screen. Those on hand for the Paley Center for Media-hosted event included Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Larry Wilmore, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lee Daniels, […]

  • ‘Empire’ Bros Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers and Jussie Smollett Cover Essence

    May 13, 15 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *The brothers of “Empire,” Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers and Jussie Smollett, are too sizzling hot for Summer covering the June issue of Essence magazine. Essence got the “brothers” to open up about the show and reveal a little chest/skin for fans as well. Smollett used Instagram to contact Lee Daniels about the role.

  • Celebrities Gather For Tribute to African-Americans in TV

    May 13, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *The stars keep lining up to honor the achievements of African Americans in television. Page Six reports that Gabrielle Union, Gladys Knight and Brandy are among those joining previously-announced attendees Oprah Winfrey, Michael Strahan, Cicely Tyson and Lee Daniels for the Paley Center for Media’s Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television black-tie gala this week. […]

  • Lee Daniels: ‘I Hate White People Writing for Black People’

    May 13, 15 by Qwest7 7 Comments


    *With the success of “Empire,” and the hit show opening the gates for more diversity in Hollywood, Lee Daniels is sitting pretty being among those at the top of the TV game right now. And he’s not shy about voicing his preferences when it comes to the series he helped created, as evidenced during a […]