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Lee Daniels Cancels Tribeca Film Festival Talk

14th April 2014

Director Lee Daniels has pulled out of plans to take part in an in-depth interview at the Tribeca Film Festival...

Terrence Howard Reteaming With Lee Daniels For Hip-hop Drama Series

20th February 2014

Actor Terrence Howard is reuniting with his The Butler director Lee Daniels to star in his forthcoming Tv drama series.The...

Oprah Winfrey To Produce Martin Luther King Drama

20th January 2014

Oprah Winfrey is set to produce Martin Luther King drama 'Selma'.The actress-and-talk show host has confirmed she will help produce...

Oprah Winfrey: I Wasn't 'Robbed' Of Oscar Nomination

17th January 2014

Oprah Winfrey insists she wasn't ''robbed'' of an Oscar nomination.The talk show legend was heavily tipped to earn an Academy...

'Gravity,' 'American Hustle' And '12 Years A Slave' Scoop Major Wins At Critic's Choice Awards: Full Nominees & Winners

17th January 2014

On the same day as the nominations for this year's Academy Awards ceremony were revealed, the latest instalment of the...

Lee Daniels To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

13th January 2014

Lee Daniels is in talks to direct a Richard Pryor biopic.The filmmaker is looking to once again join forces with...

Hollywood Filmmakers Teaming Up To Direct Ten Commandments Series

13th January 2014

Moviemakers Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels and Wes Craven are set to direct a 10-part mini-series inspired by the Ten...

Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

10th January 2014

The Butler director Lee Daniels is in talks to bring a long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic to fruition on the big...

A Week In Movies: Catching Fire Premieres, Portman Dodges The Paps, Jolie Is Maleficent, Farrell Travels In Time And Wahlberg Is Buzzing

15th November 2013

The big event this week was the world premiere on Monday night of the new Hunger Games movie Catching Fire,...

Oprah Winfrey Refused To Get 'Buck Naked' In The Butler

15th November 2013

Oprah Winfrey refused to get ''buck naked'' for 'The Butler'.The talk show host - who plays Gloria in the historical...

Lee Daniels 'Came Out' To Hurt Hated Dad

14th November 2013

Director Lee Daniels decided to 'come out' as gay when he was a teenager in an attempt to upset his...

Alex Pettyfer For Gay Action Movie?

14th October 2013

Alex Pettyfer is being eyed to star in an action movie with gay leads.'The Butler' director Lee Daniels has outlined...

Lee Daniels Hires Alex Pettyfer For Gay Action Movie

11th October 2013

Lee Daniels is on the lookout for the perfect male love match for Alex Pettyfer to star alongside him in...

Fascinating Fact: 3901794

11th October 2013

Filmmaker Lee Daniels has been named the recipient of the 2013 Visionary Award at gay arts festival Outfest in Los...

Forest Whitaker's Special Film

5th October 2013

Forest Whitaker says starring in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' was a ''special unique opportunity''.The 52-year-old actor portrays Cecil Gaines, a...

Moviegoers Feast On Meatballs

30th September 2013

It rained Meatballs at the box office over the weekend -- not as many as some of the wilder forecasts...

Winfrey's Cable Network Buys Movie In Which She Stars

27th September 2013

The power of Oprah Winfrey to bring films before the general public that might otherwise have wound up with a...

Final Box Office Results: Weekend Of 9/20-22

24th September 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent...

Prisoners Breaks Out At Box Office

23rd September 2013

Aided by an abundance of enthusiastic reviews, the Warner Bros. thriller Prisoners opened above expectations this weekend with an estimated...

Final Box Office Figures: Weekend Of Sept. 13-15

17th September 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent...

Dwindling Box Office In Sept.? Don't Believe It

16th September 2013

Could it be that Hollywood's established belief that no film can perform well at the box office during the first...

Will Insidious 2 Surprise At Box Office?

13th September 2013

It's September, a month when it's rare for a movie to open with more than $20 million. But director James...

41 Producer Credits On The Butler "Embarrassing" For Pga

11th September 2013

The controversy over multiple producers' credits has reared its head again with the box-office and critical success of Lee Daniels'...

Final Box-office Figures Weekend Of Sept. 6-8

10th September 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent...

Riddick Big, But Spanish-language Flick Is Gigante

9th September 2013

It didn't come close to collecting the $30 million that some box-office pundits thought it would, but Universal's Riddick, starring...

'Riddick' Shines At The Top Of A Weak Box Office Weekend With $18.7 Mil Debut

9th September 2013

The third instalment of the 'Riddick' series, this time called Riddick, has shot to the top of the US Box...

Weekend Box Office: "Riddick" Triumphs Over First Fall Weekend For Hollywood

9th September 2013

It was a tense fight, but this weekend’s box office goes to the Vin Diesel sci-fi action Riddick, meaning Lee...

Worst Weekend At Box Office May Not Be This Year

6th September 2013

The weekend after Labor Day is traditionally the slowest weekend of the year at the box office, but this weekend...

Box Office Sets Labor Day Record

4th September 2013

Ordinarily, the Labor Day weekend is written off by the major studios as a loser, when many films play to...

Surprises Galore At Holiday Box Office

3rd September 2013

Instructions Not Included, a Spanish-language comedy, came out of nowhere over the Labor Day weekend to surprise box office pundits...

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