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    'Empire' and the End of "Least Objectionable Television"

    "Least objectionable television' is dead," as ABC entertainment president David Lee said last month, and "Empire" is only the latest network series to dance on the grave.

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    Review: Fox's 'Empire' Is More Than Its Hats (Though Its Hats Are Great)

    The new Fox drama, created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, finds its popularity not in its diverse cast, but its old-school soap opera roots.

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    Watch: Terrence Howard & Lee Daniels Bring a New 'Empire' to Fox

    Fox released a trailer for the hip-hop drama series "Empire" from Academy Award-nominated actor Terrence Howard and director Lee Daniels ("The Butler").

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    Weekend B.O. Sept. 19-21 (Hanging In There, Just Barely)

    Though it took a huge drop this weekend, "No Good Deed" is still in the top five.

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: 'No Good Deed' Tops Weak Field, 'The Drop' Scores, 'The Giver' Soars

    The Top Ten box office holds many surprises, from top-dog "No Good Deed," starring Idris Elba and weak family sequel "Dolphin Tale 2" to festival entry "The Drop" landing at number six. And The Weinstein Co.'s dystopian YA adaptation "The Giver" has unexpectedly become its best-grosser in over a yea...

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    Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?)

    For the sake of argument, is Henson’s frustration with her status due to the general lack of respect for black actresses in Hollywood, or something else, such as the roles she played?

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    Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson

    At some point earlier this week Screen Gems, the low-budget genre arm of Sony Pictures, sent out an email saying that press screenings for their upcoming home invasion thriller "No Good Deed" had been shuttered because the twist ending was so seismic that they didn't want members of the press seeing...

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    What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled?

    In case you didn't know, all advance screenings for 'No Good Deed' were cancelled at the last minute by the studio. Is the film that bad, or was it something else?

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