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Lee Daniels on Emmys Instagram video: 'I was having fun'

Lee Daniels says people took his online hijinks a little too seriously. The "Empire" creator became a trending topic after posting an expletive-filled video alongside actor Jussie Smollett with the hashtags #timetoberealagain and #emmyniceguyoverwith. The freshman hit series earned three Emmy bids Thursday — lead actress for Taraji P. Henson and two for costume design — but failed to nab a best drama nomination. Daniels posted a video on Twitter and Instagram after the nominations were announced that shows him laughing with Smollett, who tells him, "You have to be nice." Daniels then unleashes a tirade of obscenities, which some entertainment media...

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