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Paris Jackson To Make Film Debut

Paris Jackson will be making her film debut in an Amazon Studios' untitled movie.The 19-year-old model-and-actress - who is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson - will portray ''an edgy 20 year old'' named...

Lee Daniels' Grandmother Saw 'Greatness' In Him

Lee Daniels has credited his grandmother for seeing ''greatness'' in him.The 57-year-old film producer has opened up about his difficult childhood which saw his father put him ''in the trashcan'' for being openly gay, but...

Lee Daniels: 'It's A Miracle I Don't Have Aids'

The Empire creator admits he once tried to commit suicide by contracting the virus through unprotected sex with strangers at bathhouses, while high on drugs - and he still can't believe he's AIDS-free.In a candid...

Naomi Campbell: 'Paris Jackson Is Destined For Great Acting Career'

The 18-year-old will make her screen debut on Wednesday night's (08Mar17) episode of U.S. musical drama Star, the Lee Daniels series Naomi has also filmed a guest appearance for. The British beauty...

John Lithgow: 'Terms Of Endearment Remake Will Be A Disappointment'

Paramount Pictures bosses have secured the rights to the project for filmmaker Lee Daniels to develop, with Oprah Winfrey in negotiations to take on Shirley MACLaine's role of Aurora Greenway. Lithgow also...

Queen Latifah Wears Discount Wigs On Tv Series Star

The rapper-turned-actress plays beauty salon boss Carlotta Brown in the new series, and the role requires her to don an assortment of colourful wigs and weaves. But she's not allowed to use...

Why Paris Jackson Won't Follow Her Family Into Music

Paris Jackson says she has no plans for a recording career, despite her musical heritage.The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson opened up to director Lee Daniels in a new interview with Carine Roitfeld’s Fashion Book,...

Demi Moore Lands Recurring Role On Empire

The 54-year-old star has taken on a major recurring role in the series, and will act alongside leads Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, who portray characters Cookie and Lucious Lyon. Executives...

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...

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