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Naomi Campbell Writing Autobiography

Naomi Campbell is writing her autobiography.The 50-year-old supermodel had been contemplating writing a memoir for some time but wasn't unsure how to start, until she received some guidance from music producer Clarence Avant.She told America's...

Empire Confirmed To End Prematurely On April 21

'Empire' will end prematurely on April 21.The popular hip-hop drama was always intended to finish after its current sixth season, but after the coronavirus pandemic forced filming to be shut down, it will now end...

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,...

'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...

Director Lee Daniels Apologises To Sean Penn Over Madonna Domestic Abuse Comments, Settles Defamation Lawsuit

Film and TV director Lee Daniels has settled the defamation lawsuit brought by Sean Penn, with an apology for insinuating that the actor physically abused his ex-wife Madonna and with a donation to the charity...

Madonna Submits Court Declaration That Sean Penn Never Assaulted Her

Madonna has denied that her ex-husband Sean Penn ever struck her during their short-lived marriage in the 1980s, as she offered up evidence on his behalf of his defamation case against the co-creator of the...

Lee Daniels Agrees To Keep Sean Penn Defamation Lawsuit In State Court

The Milk star filed a $10 million (£6.25 million) lawsuit with the State Supreme Court of New York in September (15), alleging the Empire co-creator made "false and defamatory statements" about him in...

Kelly Rowland Scored Empire Role After Hollywood Soulcycle Class

The singer and the director found themselves at the same SoulCycle class in Los Angeles and started chatting. "Myself and Lee, we were dressed in our SoulCycle fits (gear) and we had...

Sean Penn Responds To Lee Daniels' Request To Move Defamation Lawsuit

The Milk star filed a $10 million (£6.25 million) lawsuit with the State Supreme Court of New York last month (Sep15), alleging the Empire co-creator made "false and defamatory statements" about him in...

Lee Daniels Responds To Sean Penn's Defamation Lawsuit

The Milk star lodged papers with the State Supreme Court of New York last month (Sep15), alleging the Empire co-creator made "false and defamatory statements" about him in relation to domestic abuse....

Taraji P. Henson 'Planned' Her Success

Taraji P. Henson claims her success was ''strategically planned.''The 'Empire' actress, who has been nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy, had to work very hard for all of her achievements, but believes she is...

Oprah Winfrey Is 'A Mother' To Pupils

Oprah Winfrey is a ''teacher and a mother'' to the pupils of her South African school.The media mogul ensures she returns to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa every year in order to...

50 Cent Thinks 'Empire's' Ratings Drop Is Due To "Too Much Gay Stuff"

50 Cent has an idea as to why ‘Empire’s’ second season ratings have dropped, blaming it on “too much gay stuff.” The rapper has been criticised after sharing a now deleted post on Instagram claiming...

Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Her Fears Over Stage Return In Interview Magazine

Nicole Kidman has spoken about her nerves as she makes her return to the stage after nearly two decades away. The Oscar winner is starring in Photograph 51 on London’s West End, playing Rosalind Franklin,...

Nicole Kidman Wants Empire Role

Nicole Kidman wants to be in 'Empire'.The 48-year-old actress is keen to work with her 'Paperboy' director Lee Daniels again but has been too busy appearing in 'Photograph 51' on London's West End to find...

Ne-yo Performs At Barack Obama's State Dinner

Empire co-creator Lee Daniels, Facebook.com founder Mark Zuckerberg, and fashion designer Phillip Lim were among the 200 guests at the event on Friday (25Sep15), which was held for China's President Xi Jinpling and...

Sean Penn Reportedly Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against 'Empire' Co-creator Lee Daniels

Sean Penn has reportedly filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against 'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels. The complaint, which was filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court, comes after a recent interview Daniels gave to The...

Sean Penn Sues Lee Daniels For $10 Million

Sean Penn is suing Lee Daniels for $10 million.The Oscar winner, 55, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the 'Empire' director, accusing him of dragging his name through the mud while defending the show's star...

Lee Daniels Defends Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard's boss believes he's been unfairly treated like ''some f**kin' demon.'''Empire' co-creator and director Lee Daniels admits he is fiercely protective of the actor, who was the subject of domestic abuse allegations during his...

Lee Daniels Hails Empire For Breaking Barriers

The show's co-creator spoke out at a screening of the first episodes of season two, insisting more needs to be done to highlight the issue. Daniels took to the stage at Carnegie...

Empire Bosses Sued Again

The creators of 'Empire' are being sued for $500 million.Jon Astor-White is suing the musical drama's executive producers Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, as well as Imagine Entertainment and 21st Century Fox, claiming they have...

Marvin Gaye's Son Not Suing Empire Creators

Marvin Gaye III's lawyer initially broke news of the suit on Sunday (09Aug15) after telling TMZ.com that he is working on filing a lawsuit against the hip-hop drama's co-creator Lee Daniels, and executives...

‘Empire’ Season 2: Pitbull All Set To Make Cameo & Mariah Carey To Guest Star

Pitbull and Mariah Carey will guest star in the upcoming season of Empire. The news about Carey’s role was revealed earlier this week at the unveiling of Carey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame...

Mariah Carey To Star In Empire

Mariah Carey is to guest star on 'Empire'.The TV show's creator Lee Daniels has revealed the 'Honey' singer will be making an appearance in the second series of the hit show.Speaking on Wednesday (05.08.15) before...

Lee Daniels Reveals Mariah Carey's Empire Cameo At Walk Of Fame Ceremony

The music superstar was finally feted with the 2,556th star eight years after she was first handed the accolade, and her Precious director and close friend Daniels was there to salute her....

Empire Creators Sued Over 'Real Life Version' Of Character

Sophia Eggleston, of Detroit, Michigan has filed a $300 million (£187 million) lawsuit claiming the show's central character Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, is so similar to her that creator Lee Daniels...

Mariah Carey Making Directorial Debut With Festive Film

The Hero hitmaker inked a deal with studio executives at New Line in April (15) to star in her own festive film, and now it's been revealed she will make the scripted project...

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...

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...

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