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Mariah Carey To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Mariah Carey will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The 45-year-old singer will get the 2,556th star, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced, and it will be unveiled in a ceremony on...

Ricky Martin, Juanes And Lee Daniels Pen Letters To Their Children For Father's Day

The singers are among the stars taking part in Time magazine's annual Letters From Dad series, and in Martin's heartfelt note to twin sons Matteo and Valentino, he reveals being their dad is...

Lee Daniels: 'I Have Received Death Threats Over Empire's Homosexual Storylines'

The openly-gay filmmaker draws from his personal experiences for some of the plotlines in the series, including a heartbreaking scene in season one, in which Terrance Howard's character throws his young son Jamal...

Macy Gray Lost Out On Role In Empire

Show creator Lee Daniels has revealed the I Try star was among the first people cast for the series, but she was cut after executives at U.S. network Fox didn't approve of her...

Oprah Winfrey And Lee Daniels To Honour African-american Tv Achievements

Winfrey and Daniels will be among the special guests at the Paley Center for Media's tribute on 13 May (15) in New York City. The event will recognise milestones such as the...

Ellen Degeneres Second On Out List

Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper, Laverne Cox and Jane Lynch are among the stars named on Out magazine's annual Power 50 list.The 57-year-old talk show host has lost the top slot on the publication's annual list...

Bradley Cooper, Emma Watson Among Most Influential

Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore and Emma Watson have been named on this year's TIME 100.The news magazine will publish its annual list of the most influential people in the American world later today (16.04.15) but...

Empire Creator Hit With Bizarre Lawsuit From Aspiring Singer

Ron Newt, who claims he previously signed a "multi-million dollar" record deal with Michael Jackson and Death Row Records, claims Empire is a replica of his film, Bigger Than Big: The Documentary of...

Damon Dash & Lee Daniels End Loan Dispute

Dash accused Daniels of failing to pay back $2 million (£1.3 million) he loaned the director to make 2004 film The Woodsman, and then played down a credit agreement on his subsequent movie...

Critically Acclaimed Series 'Empire' Heading To E4 In The Spring

Empire, the critically acclaimed U.S drama about a family run record label, is to be screen on E4 in the UK this spring. The channel acquired Lee Daniels's show after it proved to be a...

Fox Sues Music Company To Keep The Name Of Hit Series 'Empire'

It looks like Fox is doing everything in its power to make sure their ‘Empire’ is the only one left standing. The network filed a a trademark lawsuit on Monday seeking a declaration that it...

Hit Tv Show Empire At Centre Of Legal Battle Over Name

Label bosses, who have worked with the likes of rappers Kendrick Lamar, Sean Paul and N.O.R.E., have taken issue with the name of the show, which documents the drama surrounding the fictional Empire...

Steve Harvey: 'Terrence Howard Is Wrong About N-word'

Howard made his comments during an interview with Access Hollywood Live on Monday (16Mar15), when he admitted he uses the term daily, as does his Empire boss Lee Daniels. The Hustle &...

Terrence Howard Felt Sure Gay Kissing Scene Would Shut Down Empire

The actor's Hustle & Flow co-star Taraji P. Henson urged show creator Lee Daniels to hire her friend as her character's ex-husband, but when the call came through from The Butler director, Howard...

Terrence Howard: 'I Should Be Able To Use The N-word On Tv'

In a hard-hitting rant during an appearance on U.S. morning show Access Hollywood Live on Monday (16Mar15), the Hustle & Flow star insisted he'll never give up ownership of the word, revealing he...

Eddie Murphy In Talks To Play Richard Pryor's Dad In Biopic

Mike Epps has been cast as the late comedy legend, and Murphy is considering a supporting role as Pryor's abusive father, LeRoy, according to U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight. Kate Hudson has...

Eddie Murphy Is Reportedly In Talks To Join The Cast Of Upcoming Richard Pryor Biopic

Eddie Murphy is said to be in talks to join the cast of the as-yet-untitled Richard Pryor biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film is being produced by the Weinstein Co, with award winning...

Lee Daniels Shunned Film Plans For Empire To Make Tv Money

Filmmaker Lee Daniels shunned plans to make his new hip-hop drama Empire for the big screen because he has grown tired of scrambling for funding for his movie projects.The Precious director co-created Empire with his...

Mo'nique Has Proof She Was Offered Leading Role In Lee Daniels' Empire

Comedienne/actress Mo'nique insists she can prove Lee Daniels offered her a leading role in his new Tv series Empire before giving the part to Taraji P. Henson as the former friends' feud rumbles on.Daniels has...

Mo'nique: 'I Wasn't Paid To Campaign For Precious'

Precious star Mo'nique has fuelled her war of words with director Lee Daniels and producers of the acclaimed 2009 film by insisting she turned down the chance to promote the movie in France because they...

Mo'nique Convinced Lee Daniels Made 'Blackballing' Comments Over Oscars Speech Snub

Actress Mo'nique is convinced filmmaker Lee Daniels is the only person who holds a grudge against her following her 2010 Oscars win, because she failed to thank him personally during her acceptance speech.The Precious star...

Lee Daniels: 'Mo'nique Made Herself Unpopular During Precious Oscars Campaign'

Filmmaker Lee Daniels has expanded on comments he recently made about his Precious star Mo'nique, revealing she was "blackballed" by Hollywood because she made "unreasonable demands" during her Oscars campaign.The comedienne picked up the Best...

Terrence Howard's Heavy Weight Almost Cost Him Empire Lead

Actor Terrence Howard almost lost out on the top role in Lee Daniels' new drama series Empire because he was too heavy after piling on the pounds for another Tv project.The Oscar nominee reveals he...

Lee Daniels Cried Shooting Empire Pilot As Dad's Brutality Played Out Onscreen

Lee Daniels was left in tears after shooting the pilot episode of his new hip-hop drama Empire after watching actor Terrence Howard dump his onscreen son in a trash can - because it was exactly...

Lee Daniels Campaigning To Land Tv Role For Denzel Washington

Lee Daniels has offered to buy Denzel Washington dinner so he can talk the actor into accepting a role on his new Tv show Empire.The Hollywood moviemaker is co-creator of the drama, which stars Terrence...

Foxy Brown Lining Up For Empire Cameo

Rapper Foxy Brown is working with director Lee Daniels in the hopes of landing a guest role on his new hip-hop drama Empire.The Oh Yeah hitmaker has not flexed her acting muscles since making her...

Amy Adams To Star In Long-awaited Janis Joplin Biopic With "Dallas Buyers Club" Helmer Possibly Directing

It’s been a long time coming (so long, in fact, that the whole thing became a running joke on the late 30 Rock), but the Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams is finally about to...

Lee Daniels Plotting Vegan Restaurant Project

Hollywood director Lee Daniels is considering opening a vegan restaurant to promote healthy eating.The Butler moviemaker has become more conscious of his diet in recent years and is hoping to use his knowledge to help...

Naomi Campbell Returning To Acting With Lee Daniels Drama Series

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is relaunching her acting career with a new role in Lee Daniels' forthcoming Tv drama Empire.The British beauty has landed a major recurring role in the hip-hop focused series, which features Taraji...

Damon Dash Lists Kanye West And Mariah Carey As Potential Witnesses In Daniels Suit

Embattled hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is preparing to call upon Kanye West and Mariah Carey as potential witnesses in his legal battle with director Lee Daniels.Jay Z's former Roc-A-Fella Records business partner is suing the...

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