| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:34 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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-...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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....
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:13 AM
Whether it was a reflection of politics or not, this made-for-HBO drama about the 2008 campaign of Sen. John McCain and then-Gov. Sarah Palin for the White House was a big winner at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
Named outstanding movie or miniseries, it also...
| Aug 13, 2013
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...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2013
*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&...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:20 PM
If it takes a village to raise a child, it took a principality to bring "Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' " to the screen.
A five-year odyssey of false starts, studio abandonment and piecemeal financing, "The Butler" arrives in theaters Friday with 37...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:11 PM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:45 PM
One of the intriguing aspects of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is that it straddles the line between father-son tale and race-relations epic.
On the one hand, of course, it’s about a man (Forest Whitaker’s Cecil Gaines) who...