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  • 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 […]

  • Oprah Winfrey and Common Will Appear On ‘Empire’ Season 2

    Mar 13, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *It’s official. Oprah Winfrey heard the cry of her friend Lee Daniels and has accepted his offer to appear on his TV hit “Empire” next season. “Yes. Yeah, she’s gonna be on it,” Daniels revealed to “Access Hollywood” on Thursday night. Winfrey’s “Selma” co-star Common will also have a guest spot during season 2. “Common, you […]

  • Lee Daniels Describes How Taraji P. Henson Landed Cookie Role

    Feb 26, 15 by Cherie Saunders 3 Comments


    *“The way the ‘Empire’ cast came together was complete serendipity,” admits Lee Daniels, creator and executive producer of the hit series that is setting weekly ratings records and defying gravity at Fox. Envious of the performance-driven series “Glee,” Daniels had been thinking of way to make his own musical series on TV when his creative […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • Lee Daniels’ Demand for Dismissal of Damon Dash’s $25 Million Lawsuit

    Nov 24, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Damon Dash may have a good reason for filing his $25 million lawsuit against Lee Daniels, but Daniels wants to know the exact reason behind the legal drama. TheJasmineBrand.com reports that Daniels filed a response to the suit on November 12. The response is the latest development concerning Dash’s lawsuit, which claims the Roc-A-Fella Records […]

  • UK Black History Month: David Oyelowo Talks UK’s Denial of Black Culture

    Oct 16, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *David Oyelowo, the star of the upcoming Martin Luther King movie, “Selma,” called out his home country, the UK, for its lack of representation of black culture on the small and silver screens — saying the UK doesn’t utilize black actors and stories involving black folks. “There is a bizarre denial of our country’s black history,” he told […]