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  • 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...
  • Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama 'Empire' Gets Series Order at Fox

    "Empire," the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough...
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire' picked up by Fox, will 'likely' film in Chicago

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire' picked up by Fox, will 'likely' film in Chicago
    It looks like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” are going to have some company when they start filming again in Chicago. Lee Daniels’ hip-hop drama “Empire” has been picked up by Fox and will likely film in...
  • Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'

    Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'
    Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
  • 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...
  • Fox Taps Two for Writers Intensive Fellowship Program

    Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox TV have set a development pact with writing partners Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft after tapping the pair as its Fox Writers Intensive fellows for 2014. Gonzalez (pictured left) and Haft (pictured right) were chosen...
  • Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

    Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
  • How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories

    "I want to tell the story of the civil rights movement," I said. The late, great film producer Laura Ziskin looked at me and said, "Which part?" "All of it." Many people in our business would've immediately explained why telling such a vast story...
  • Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' director Lee Daniels

    Q&A: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' director Lee Daniels
    Talking about his drama “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” in which Forest Whitaker plays a fictionalized version of a real butler who worked in the White House for more than three decades, the titular director says, “I did this movie because...
  • Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well

     Forest Whitaker says 'The Butler' served him well
    NEW YORK — Forest Whitaker tends to talk about his work with a mystical flourish. Movie roles, he says, have helped him achieve transcendence, learn the value of quiet and appreciate fear. Yet the star of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is...
  • 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' review: Upsetting for the wrong reasons

    'Lee Daniels' The Butler' review: Upsetting for the wrong reasons
    *1/2 (out of four) No matter what you think of “Forrest Gump,” no one would call it in an informative history lesson. It’s slick entertainment—and, in the interest of full disclosure, one of the few films that ever made me cry&...