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Fleur East Reveals Dream To Star In Black Mirror Episode

Fleur East would ''absolutely love'' to star in an episode of 'Black Mirror'. The 31-year-old singer revealed that it's her ''dream'' to be part of Charlie Brooker's ''genius'' anthology series and said that since the...

Lee Daniels Reflects On Empire Stars' 'Pain And Anger'

Lee Daniels has admitted the cast and crew of 'Empire' have been through ''pain and anger and sadness and frustration'' due to the Jussie Smollett scandal.The 36-year-old actor was dropped from the final two episodes...

Jussie Smollett Cut From Empire Episodes

Jussie Smollett's scenes from the final episodes of 'Empire' have been cut.The 36-year-old actor - who is being investigated over reports he orchestrated an alleged homophobic and racist attack on himself - will not be...

Lee Daniels Plans Gay Superhero Film

Lee Daniels has a gay superhero film ''in the pipeline''.The 59-year-old filmmaker has decided to make his ''dream'' movie after being captivated by viral sensation SuperBitch aka Dremon Cooper - who rose to fame after...

Damon Dash Ends Legal Battle With Lee Daniels

Damon Dash has dropped his $5 million legal battle with Lee Daniels.In June, the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder had sued Daniels accusing him of breach of contract over the Richard Pryor biopic they were working on...

Time's Up Campaign Gets Oscars Segment

Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd and Annabella Sciorra celebrated changing the culture in Hollywood at the Oscars.The three women - who have been among disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein's most prominent accusers - fronted a special...

Naomi Campbell Targeted By Blackmailers

Naomi Campbell has been targeted by blackmailers.The 47-year-old supermodel - who entered rehab for alcohol and cocaine addiction in 1999 and has been convicted of assault four times - has ''learned'' from her past mistakes...

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...

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