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  • Joan Didion to be awarded PEN Center USA prize by Harrison Ford

    What do Harrison Ford and Joan Didion have in common? They’ll both be at the PEN Center USA awards dinner in October, where he will present her with the lifetime achievement award. Their connection is personal rather than literary: The actor and...
  • Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on

    TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
  • PEN's Joan Didion event lacked just one thing: Joan Didion

    PEN's Joan Didion event lacked just one thing: Joan Didion
    PEN Center USA's 23rd annual literary awards festival went off without a hitch at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday night -- except for the small fact that its lifetime achievement award winner, Joan Didion, was not in attendance. "Unfortunately, Joan...
  • Lee Daniels begs Warner Brothers to not contest 'Butler' title

    Lee Daniels begs Warner Brothers to not contest 'Butler' title
    In a heartfelt letter, director Lee Daniels pleaded with Warner Bros. Entertainment chief executive Kevin Tsujihara not to force a change in the title of the upcoming Weinstein Co. film "The Butler." News broke this week that the Motion Picture Assn. of...
  • Adaptation of Dan Brown's 'Inferno' headed to theaters in 2015

    Adaptation of Dan Brown's 'Inferno' headed to theaters in 2015
    Sony Pictures is skipping over ”The Lost Symbol” and heading into an “Inferno,” announcing Tuesday that the 2013 Dan Brown novel will be its next Robert Langdon movie. The studio has hired writer David Koepp, who penned the 2009...
  • Blockbuster stores closing: Ode to a fallen icon (sort of)

    Blockbuster stores closing: Ode to a fallen icon (sort of)
    While Blockbuster’s announcement that it will close its remaining retail stores may cause little weeping among those who long ago moved on to streaming and other types of those, you know, technology things, there’s something a little sad about...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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' '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...