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    Lee Daniels, Jordan Vogt-Roberts & More Line Up TV Projects

    With “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” crossing the $100 million mark and awards sure to come, Lee Daniels and screenwriter Danny Strong have decided to stick together for their next project. Deadline reports the duo will take their talents to the small screen through the guidance of Brian Grazer for “a uni...

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    Lee Daniels Teaming w/ Brian Grazer On FOX Drama Series About Family-Run Hip-Hop Empire

    Director Lee Daniels is re-teaming with his The Butler writer, Danny Strong, and super producer Brian Grazer, to bring a hip hop drama series to television.

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    A Civil Rights Professor Reviews 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    We asked a leading scholar of the civil rights movement, Dr. Peniel E. Joseph, to see the movie and share his thoughts.

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    'The Butler' Made Obama Cry. How About You?

    "You know, I did see “The Butler,” and I did tear up. I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could ...

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    Oprah and Forest Whitaker in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite. Forest Whitaker, as a butler who serves at the White House through eight Presidents, from Eisenhower to Reagan, gives a dazzling performance; he...

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    Your Week in Streaming: A Bad Teacher, Zac Efron in Tighty Whities, Pasolini's Marxist Jesus and More (TRAILERS)

    From Pasolini to Welles, and new films by Hannah Fidell and Kat Coiro, here are some of the best films available across VOD platforms this week.

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    Eugene Allen Speaks - Hear From The Real Butler Of The White House (Video)

    I wasn't aware that this documentary featuring Eugene Allen, whose life Lee Daniels' The Butler is based on, existed.Courtesy of Smithsonian magazine, in 1994, Smithsonian Folkways released a documentary titled Workers At The White House, which included interviews with White House staff, including, ...

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    Kentucky Theater Won't Screen 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Because of Jane Fonda

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" has proven to be a surprise hit at the box-office, but that hasn't stopped one theater from refusing to play the film. As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, a central Kentucky theater owner won't show the potential Oscar contender because of star Jane Fonda, who plays form...

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    Lee Daniels' Next: Janis Joplin Biopic w/ Amy Adams - Then Miss Saigon, Then A Horror Movie

    Over the last 3-4 years since the release of Precious, director Lee Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The Butler, The Paperboy, a Janis Joplin biopic and maybe more.

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    Oprah Winfrey's Butlers - Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry

    I have a knot in my heart. It was in my throat, it moved along. Eventually, I am sure it will suffocate me if I don't get this out. Black women, listen, we've got to stand up. We need to be mad as hell and not take it anymore.Please indulge me because I am, admittedly, angry. And, before anyone star...

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