Tag Archives: ‘precious’

  • Lee Daniels, Damon Dash Settle ‘Butler’, ‘Empire’ Ownership Dispute

    Apr 8, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *The legal situation involving Lee Daniels and Damon Dash has come to a resolution. As previously reported, Dash claimed he lent $2 million to Daniels, entitling Dash to participate in the financial success of his projects – including “The Butler,” “Precious” and “Empire” – but was never fully repaid. On Tuesday, the parties filed papers dismissing […]

  • Mo’Nique Explains Why She Refused to Promote ‘Precious’ at Cannes

    Mar 3, 15 by EURPublisher01 18 Comments


    *No one can say Mo’Nique isn’t fulfilling her promotional duties for “Blackbird.” So far, her appearances on CNN and Inside Edition have also allowed her to set the record straight regarding “Precious” director Lee Daniels, who said Hollywood has blackballed the Oscar winner because she is difficult to work with and expected payment to promote […]

  • Fox Producers Cut Mo’Nique for the Role of Cookie Lyons on ‘Empire’ (Watch)

    Mar 2, 15 by Deron Dalton 8 Comments


    *Mo’Nique revealed to Inside Edition she was originally supposed to play Cookie Lyons on “Empire.” But the breakout character role instead went to Taraji P. Henson who constantly steals the show. She added director Lee Daniels who directed her in the Oscar-winning performance from the independent drama, “Precious” originally wanted her to play the part of […]

  • Lee Daniels Confirms Mo’Nique was Blackballed after Oscar Win

    Feb 20, 15 by EURPublisher01 5 Comments


    *Lee Daniels doubles down on his “Precious” star Mo’Nique’s claim that he informed her of a Hollywood conspiracy afoot, preventing her from getting work following her Oscar win. “Mo’nique is a creative force to be reckoned with,” the director said, according to Ace Showbiz. “Her demands through ‘Precious’ were not always in line with the campaign. This soured her […]

  • Mo’Nique Claims She was Blackballed After ‘Precious’ Oscar Win

    Feb 20, 15 by EurPublisher 2 Comments


    *If you’ve ever wondered why you didn’t see Mo’Nique in a high profile role or in any role for that matter after she won her Oscar for the Lee Daniels directed “Precious” in 2010, we now know the answer. The comedienne and dramatic actress penned a very candid essay for the Hollywood Reporter that broke […]

  • ‘Empire’ Producer Lee Daniels: ‘I Can’t Believe They Let Me On TV’

    Feb 10, 15 by Cherie Saunders 3 Comments


    *All Lee Daniels wants to do is make his mama proud. The producer of Fox’s breakout hit “Empire,” who has already achieved critical and box office victories with “Precious” and “The Butler,” says the success of the TV show caught him off guard: “I didn’t even think we’d be picked up!” But his mother saw it coming. “I’m surprised [at […]