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    Lee Daniels' Fox Hip-Hop Pilot 'Empire' Casts Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard As Leads

    Taraji P. Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) will star alongside Terrence Howard in Lee Daniels' hip-hip drama 'Empire.' The Fox pilot will mark Lee Daniel's TV debut and follows the success of his features "Precious" and "The Butler."

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    Mike Ehrmantraut Will Return On 'Better Call Saul,' Bryan Cranston Open To Returning Plus More TV Updates

    While the rumor machine remains high on "Better Call Saul," and actual details low, this much we do know: some of the "Breaking Bad" writers are back for this spinoff, Bob Odenkirk is reprising his role in the lead (obviously), and now his regular fixer is back.

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    FOX Orders To Pilot Lee Daniels Drama Series About Family-Run Hip-Hop Empire

    FOX Orders To Pilot Lee Daniels Drama Series About Family-Run Hip-Hop Empire

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    Lee Daniels Will Produce and Direct 'Empire,' a Drama Pilot Set in the World of Hip Hop

    Lee Daniels' "The Butler" may have gotten shunned at this year's Academy Awards, but the acclaimed director will certainly have an opportunity to make up for it with his new television drama "Empire," which has just gotten a pilot order at Fox.

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    25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

    As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independen...

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    Gus Van Sant, Lee Daniels, Michael Cera and More Will Direct Segments of Anthology Series 'Ten Commandments'

    WGN America, which will launch its first original scripted series "Salem" this year, is getting into business with the Weinstein Company via "Ten Commandments," a 10-part scripted series that will, anthology-style, feature 10 filmmakers over 10 nights taking on a different commandment and giving it ...

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    Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Bio. Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy Eyed

    Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Bio. Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy Eyed

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    Lee Daniels To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic, Michael B. Jordan, Damon Wayans & Eddie Murphy In The Mix To Lead

    Where on Earth do we begin with the saga that is the forever developing Richard Pryor biopic, once known as "Is It Something I Said?" Well it has gone through a couple of producers (Adam Sandler and most recently, Forest Whitaker, who doesn't seem to be linked anymore), and while it looked like Bill...

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    ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Available on DVD, On Demand and VOD Starting Jan. 14th

    Now it’s official. Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will release Lee Daniels’s The Butler on a Blu-ray and standard combo DVD set, On Demand cable and pay-per-view, starting on January 14th.

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    Interview: Lee Daniels Talks 'The Butler,' Wanting Oprah Winfrey For 'Prisoners,' His Hip-Hop TV Drama & More

    Named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 25 film schools in the country, the Savannah College Of Art & Design grows in stature year by year. The annual Savannah Film Festival—which we attended last month—is the rare event that almost seamlessly marries the glitz of the red carpet with the s...

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