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  • 'Empire' creator: Time to blow the lid off homophobia in black community

    The creator of Fox's prime-time soap "Empire" said he wants to "blow the lid off homophobia" in the African-American community with a depiction of the show's lead character's hostile relationship with his gay son.
  • TCA 2015: 'Empire' is an unapologetic soap opera, spiced with life

    TCA 2015: 'Empire' is an unapologetic soap opera, spiced with life
    Some drama series might flee from being labeled as a soap opera. The producers of Fox's new "Empire" embrace it. "Don't you all miss 'Dynasty?'" exclaimed Lee Daniels, creator and executive producer, to reporters during a session for the drama at the...

    David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay show a very human Dr. King in 'Selma'

    David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay show a very human Dr. King in 'Selma'
    Three years passed between David Oyelowo reading the script for “Selma” and being cast in the starring role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Another four went by before the movie was made. But the now-38-year-old English actor never lost track of...

    Oyelowo's long wait to play MLK Jr.

    Midway through Lee Daniels' "The Butler," 2013's true-story portrait of a black man who worked at the White House under eight presidents, the character played by David Oyelowo is in a room with an actor in the role of Martin Luther King Jr. Oyelowo's...

    Much hustle, little flow on Fox's 'Empire'

    Much hustle, little flow on Fox's 'Empire'
    There's enough story presented in Wednesday's first episode of "Empire," the new Fox melodrama about a New York City family feuding over control of its record label, to sustain several TV seasons. A long run would be a good thing for the show's...