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Lee Daniels Set To Direct Oprah Winfrey In Terms Of Endearment Remake

If Oprah and Daniels sign up for the project, which is in development at Paramount Pictures, it will mark the first time the two have worked together since the 2013 biopic The Butler....

Oprah Winfrey Set For Terms Of Endearment Remake With Lee Daniels

Oprah Winfrey is in talks to star in a remake of Oscar-winning movie 'Terms of Endearment' with Lee Daniels at the helm. The 62-year-old talk show legend is in talks for a role in the...

Paris Jackson To Appear In Star

Paris Jackson has been offered a role in 'Star'.The 18-year-old daughter of the late music icon Michael Jackson will make her acting debut on the American drama series created by filmmaker Lee Daniels, TMZ.com has...

Paris Jackson Signs On For Star - Report

Teenage model Paris Jackson reportedly met Daniels for a screen test last week (ends27Jan17) - and it went well. Sources tells TMZ she's already filming in Atlanta, Georgia, but it's unclear if...

Lee Daniels 'In Deep Talks' For Empire Spin-off

The Precious filmmaker co-created the music-themed series, which stars Terrence Howard as a rap mogul and Taraji P. Henson as his ex-wife-turned-record label executive. The show was renewed for a fourth season...

Doug E. Fresh Denies Reports He Is Suing Over Empire Song

Wonderboy Entertainment boss Rasheed Rahan Wonder and songwriter Unique Mecca Hall have reportedly launched a lawsuit, accusing TV executives of illegally sampling Fresh's 1993 track I-Ight (Alright) in the song No Doubt About...

Lee Daniels: Women Are Smarter Than Men

Lee Daniels thinks women are ''smarter than men''.The 56-year-old director has been praised for his ability to give strong voices to the women in his works - such as Taraji P. Henson's role of convicted...

Doug E. Fresh Sues Over Empire Song Use

The hip-hop veteran has teamed up with Wonderboy Entertainment boss Rasheed Rahan Wonder and songwriter Unique Mecca Hall for the lawsuit, which accuses TV executives of illegally sampling Fresh's 1993 track I-Ight (Alright)...

Gladys Knight To Guest Star On Lee Daniels' Series

The Midnight Train to Georgia hitmaker will play herself on the show, which follows the rise of a trio of aspiring singers, portrayed by newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady....

Tyrese Gibson Books Recurring Role On Lee Daniels' New Show

The Furious 7 will star as Pastor Bobby Harris in the new musical drama, in which his character will strike up a relationship with Queen Latifah's Carlotta. The series will centre on...

Lee Daniels Back On Board For Richard Pryor Biopic

Lee Daniels is back on board for the Richard Pryor biopic.The 56-year-old filmmaker previously had to step down from the directorial chair after he was unable to fit the movie into his hectic shooting schedule,...

Jay Z Developing Richard Pryor Film With Lee Daniels

Jay Z will produce the film, which Daniels will direct. It's the first project to be announced after Jay Z signed a two-year film and TV deal with The Weinstein Company last...

Lee Daniels' Empire Stars Endorse Hillary Clinton

Actors Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Tasha Smith, Trai Byers, and his wife Grace Byers also appear in the What Will You Say? ad, which was shot by Daniels to throw their support behind...

Naomi Campbell Joins Lee Daniels' Star Series

The British beauty had a recurring role in hip-hop drama series Empire, alongside Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, and now she has scored a new gig as a regular on Star, a...

Lee Daniels Planning Life Story Musical

The filmmaker and producer leaked the news to Billboard, confessing his publicist will "kill me". "I'm in talks about doing a musical about my life," he tells the publication. "I've had a...

Lee Daniels' Star Loses Showrunner

The Precious director had been working on the new U.S. TV series about a girl group with Charles Murray running the show, but he has since stepped down. The split is said...

Lee Daniels' Empire Lawsuit Moving Forward

Sophia Eggleston filed a $300 million (£228.2 million) lawsuit in August (15), claiming the show's central character, Cookie Lyon - played by Taraji P. Henson - is so similar to herself that Daniels...

Mariah Carey To Appear In Empire

Mariah Carey is to guest star in the upcoming season of 'Empire'.The 46-year-old singer has long been rumoured to be making a cameo appearance in the musical drama series - which was created by her...

Terrence Howard Hit With Lawsuit By Former Managers

Bosses at Authentic Talent and Literary Management filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging the Empire star, who hired the agency in 2013, has failed to pay thousands of dollars in...

Terrence Howard And Lee Daniels Get $10 Million Empire Lawsuit Dismissed

Ron Newt, a former gangster who wrote a book and script based on his life called Bigger Than Big, sued Lee, Terrence and 20th Century Fox for $1 billion (£760 million) in damages...

Kid Cudi Returning To Tv On Empire

The Day 'N' Nite hitmaker won't be straying too far from his day job - he will portray a musician named Gram, who becomes a chart and love rival for Bryshere Gray's character,...

'Empire's' Jussie Smollett Will Think Twice Before He Prank Tweets Again

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett has described how he got a little more than he bargained for when he joked on twitter that he might be leaving the hit show. Earlier this month Smollett had posted...

Mariah Carey Tricked Lee Daniels To Appear On Reality Show

The filmmaker, who worked with the Hero superstar on his movies Precious, Tennessee, and The Butler, reveals he was invited to join the singer for dinner in New York City, but he was...

Lee Daniels Departs Richard Pryor Biopic

The Empire co-creator and showrunner has been linked to direct the movie since 2014. However, he has since parted ways with studio bosses at The Weinstein Company, according to Deadline. The site...

Director Lee Daniels Apologises To Sean Penn Over Madonna Domestic Abuse Comments, Settles Defamation Lawsuit

Film and TV director Lee Daniels has settled the defamation lawsuit brought by Sean Penn, with an apology for insinuating that the actor physically abused his ex-wife Madonna and with a donation to the charity...

Sean Penn And Lee Daniels Settle Legal Dispute

The Milk star launched legal action against Daniels in September (15), claiming the director made "false and defamatory statements" about him in relation to domestic abuse, while defending Terrence Howard after his Empire...

Mariah Carey To Be Honoured By Lgbt Organisation

The Hero star will receive the Ally Award for her support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Director Lee Daniels will present his Precious leading lady with her accolade at the...

Lee Daniels Has Another Empire Lawsuit Dismissed

Jon Astor-White sued Daniels, his Empire co-creator Danny Strong and bosses at 21st Century Fox in August (15), alleging he created a show titled King Soloman in 2007 with Shaft star Richard Roundtree...

Judge Dismisses Empire Lawsuit Against Lee Daniels

Romanus Castro launched legal papers against Daniels, producer Danny Strong and bosses at America's Fox Network, alleging they stole ideas from his screenplay, titled The Summit of Beauty of Love, for the series...

Empire Bosses Win Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

The record company chiefs filed suit against Twentieth Century Fox Television bosses last year (15), amid allegations the show's storyline, which documents the drama surrounding the fictional Empire Records, is tarnishing their brand....

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