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    How 'Empire' Beat the Sophomore Slump

    FOX's freshman sensation returns to the airwaves bigger, brasher, and better than ever, a populist mic drop in an age of prestige.

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    'Empire' Co-Creator Danny Strong On Season 2 and Going From 'Buffy' to Writing

    One of the masterminds behind broadcast television's biggest success story of 2015 reveals how he got his start as a screenwriter, as well as the pressure of "Empire's" increased episode order.

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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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    'Girls' Heads to the Beach for a Weekend of 'Healing' That's Anything But

    Check out our recap and review of "Beach House," the seventh episode of the third season of "Girls."

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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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    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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    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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    Watch: 'Making A Story' Short Films With Cate Blancett, Greta Gerwig, Bradley Cooper & More Directed By Janusz Kaminski

    When Janusz Kaminski isn’t lensing his often Oscar-nominated work on a batch of Steven Spielberg’s finest films, including “Schindler’s List," “Saving Private Ryan," and most recently “Lincoln," the cinematographer also occasionally settles into the director’s chair. Three films (including the under...

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