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  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
  • Fox Orders 'Weird Loners' To Series, Drama Pilot From Lee Daniels, Danny Strong

    Fox has given a six-episode order to comedy "Weird Loners" and added three more comedy pilots to its development roster. The network has also picked up a pilot billed as a family drama set in the world of hip-hop that was written by Lee Daniels...
  • Roger Ebert Widow Says Critic Would Have Given 'Life Itself' 'Two Thumbs Up'

    Roger Ebert was remembered Monday as a critic whose love of movies was second only to his zest for life at the New York premiere of "Life Itself." The Pulitzer Prize-winning Ebert became famous for the long-running "At the Movies" program with Gene...
  • Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'

    Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'
    Fox has tapped Grammy award-winning producer and rapper Timbaland to produce and write music for the new pilot "Empire," the network announced Tuesday. “Empire” is a family drama anchored in the hip-hop world and will feature both original...
  • Terrence Howard to Lead Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama Pilot for Fox

    Terrence Howard is reuniting with "The Butler's" Lee Daniels and Danny Strong on "Empire," the duo's hip-hop drama pilot for Fox, Variety has learned. Howard will play industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, the tough but wise patriarchal figure in the family...
  • Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago

    Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago
    Gabourey Sidibe will join fellow Oscar nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Lee Daniels' upcoming pilot for Fox, “Empire,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series will begin filming in Chicago this month but will be...
  • 'Weekend at Bernie's' Filmmakers Sue Fox, MGM Over Profits

    The director and writer of "Weekend at Bernie's" have sued Fox and MGM over the studios' alleged failure to pay them profits from the comedy. Ted Kotcheff, who directed, and screenwriter Robert Kane filed the action Friday in state court in Los Angeles,...
  • LA Screenings' Pick-Up List

    Disney/ABC ABC Studios is selling a diverse slate of new hours as well as a trio of unique comedies. On the drama side, "Marvel's Agent Carter" and "The Whispers" may hold the most global appeal, but others have potential as well. "Agent Carter," the...
  • Viacom and Fox Seek Share of Court-Mandated Anti-Smoking Spots

    Viacom and Fox Broadcasting are seeking to be part of tobacco companies' court-mandated plans for anti-smoking ads, arguing that the rollout on the three traditional broadcast networks won't reach the intended audiences of young people and African-...
  • Martin Campbell To Direct ABC Drama Pilot 'Warriors'

    Martin Campbell has signed on to direct the ABC drama pilot "Warriors." Project revolves around a group of military doctors and nurses at a facility inspired by the cutting-edge work done at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md....
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox
    Hip-hop is coming to Fox. The network has picked up "Empire," an urban-flavored drama from writer-director Lee Daniels ("Precious," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") for its upcoming schedule. The Imagine Television/20th Century Fox Television series is...