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


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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 has every right to use the name ‘Empire’ as the title for its hit series, after a Californian music company demanded it pay $5 million for usage of the name.

Empire'Empire' has been a ratings winner for Fox

According to The Hollywood Reporter Fox is suing Empire Distribution, Inc, after the company claimed they owned the rights to the names "Empire," "Empire Distribution" and "Empire Recordings”. The company has also claimed ‘trademark dilution by tarnishment’ saying the series features "a label run by a homophobic drug dealer prone to murdering his friends.”

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Experience East meets West in honor of 100 years of Beverly Hills - Arrivals

Terrance Howard - Experience East meets West in honor of 100 years of Beverly Hills & Lunar New Year of the Horse in association with The An Family and Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, held at Crustacean Beverly Hills - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 5th February 2014

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City of Beverly Hills 100th Anniversary

Terrance Howard and Miranda Howard - The City of Beverly Hills Centennial Party held at the Crustacean Restaurant - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 5th February 2014

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20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Presentation

Terrance Howard and Miranda Howard - California - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 18th January 2014

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The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

Terrance Howard and Miranda Howard - The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 18th January 2014

Terrance Howard returning to his Manhattan hotel

Terrance Howard - Terrance Howard returning to his Manhattan hotel - New York City, NY, United States - Friday 2nd August 2013

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Idlewild Review


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I didn't go into Idlewild expecting to see one of the best films of 2006. In fact, I didn't go into Idlewild, Bryan Barber's bootlegger/gangster musical, with any expectations. Perhaps Universal was equally perplexed. This really isn't a film you can effectively advertise in any traditional sense. The most challenging films are never that easy. Not having read about the film and not being a fan of musicals - the very thought of Moulin Rouge made my bowels quake - I approached Idlewild with apprehension. I'm a fan of Outkast. I've always preferred Andre 3000's quirk and funk to Big Boi's gangsta shuffle, but I came out of Idlewild with a much richer appreciation for the duo's talent.

You don't need to have heard a single song by Outkast to appreciate Idlewild's brilliance. The film has a life - at times almost fantastical - that springs from the screen and pounces and coos in your lap as though it's wooing you. Barber was a video clip director, he cut his teeth on three minute commercials for bands like Outkast, and he's got the polish down so tight it's almost part of the celluloid. At times it can be distracting. Sometimes there is so much happening on screen that you eyes overload and your brain shuts down. You just can't catch it all. But the music - that snaky (perfectly used) synth bass line, that flapping guitar work, the sugary gut punch of the horns - pulls you back into the film like a musical whirlpool.

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The Best Man (1999) Review


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The best text for a film to toy with the "emotional heartstrings" of an audience is undoubtedly the romantic comedy. Broad in its appeal, the filmmaker doesn't have to worry about turning away certain audiences with horror, overblown special effects, or too much action. Romantic comedies are so successful because they parody our fascination with love and all its complexities. They are like rolling along a roller coaster of emotion, poking fun at our society's mores, twisting and turning towards a morally fulfilling conclusion. It's a Catch-22 -- despite the fact that we know what's going to happen in the end, we keep coming back for more, and are continuously intrigued time and again by the molding of a blissful resolution.

The Best Man, directed and written by Malcom Lee, is a prime example of an exhilarating love story that will certainly charm its audience. Well written and fabulously acted, this film hopefully will put some fresh new faces onto the Hollywood scene.

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