Tag Archives: ‘precious’

  • Gabourey Sidibe Joins Fox Pilot ‘Empire’

    Mar 10, 14 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *The Fox drama pilot “Empire” seems to be adding cast members by the hour. On the heels of Malik Yoba joining Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollet in the hip-hop themed project from Lee Daniels, Deadline.com is reporting that Gabourey Sidibe has now signed on for a recurring role. The story centers on […]

  • Mo’Nique Makes Big Screen Return As Co-Star and Executive Prod. of Patrik-Ian Polk’s ‘Blackbird’

    Jan 8, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Mo’Nique may have been M.I.A. since winning her best supporting actress Oscar for “Precious,” but she’s coming back in a major way, courtesy of Patrik-Ian Polk. IndieWire.com reports the filmmaker and Mo’Nique will collaborate on his upcoming feature film, “Blackbird.” The movie, which also stars Isaiah Washington, centers on Randy Rousseau (Julian Walker), a 17-year-old […]

  • Lee Daniels Came Out of the Closet to Hurt His Abusive Father

    Nov 14, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *Director Lee Daniels said he decided to come out as gay when he was a teenager in an attempt to upset his abusive father. The filmmaker has spoken candidly about his troubled relationship with his police officer dad William, who was killed in the line of duty when Daniels was 15. In a new interview […]

  • Gabourey Sidibe: ‘The Big C’ was Like ‘Going Away to College’

    Mar 20, 13 by EURpublisher02 6 Comments


    *Things will be a little different when Showtime’s “The Big C” returns for its final run on April 29. First, it will be renamed “The Big C: Hereafter.” “The purpose of this title was really to speak about how it’s that very Buddhist concept that we’ve explored on the show in the past, that you’re […]

  • ‘Fruitvale’ Made History at Sundance

    Feb 3, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Sundance is over and marks another historical event in the record books. And as we reported earlier, “Fruitvale” director Ryan Coogler went home a champ with not one major award, but two. Not only did the film pick up the Audience Award, but also the Grand Jury Prize, the most celebrated, coveted award of the […]

  • Lee Daniels Not Feeling ‘PG-13’ Rating for ‘The Butler’

    Jan 24, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *Director Lee Daniels is feeling a bit “muzzled” while making his first PG-13 film. “It’s very un-‘Precious’ and un-‘Paperboy,’” he tells The Hollywood Reporter of “The Butler,” about a White House staffer (Forest Whitaker) employed through eight presidential administrations. “I can’t go into my bag of tricks on this one: no urination, no baby falling […]