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    Lee Daniels Adapts Shakespearian Protagonist for TV

    In our in-depth interview, Lee Daniels explains why he's misunderstood, has stopped reading reviews, and has adapted King Lear as hip-hop musical "Empire" for network television--while not giving up on movies.

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    Listen up, Dreamers! Watch James Franco, Lee Daniels and Hans Zimmer Speak About Their Creative Inspirations

    In an effort to align itself with creativity, Italian coffee company and Tribeca Film Festival sponsor illy made "Inspiring Creativity," a short video featuring interviews from 21 artists of all mediums from around the world.

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    First Look At Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett In Lee Daniels' 'Empire'

    First Look At Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett In Lee Daniels' 'Empire'

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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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