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Lee Daniels Reveals he Had Opportunity to Direct ‘Broke Back Mountain’

Lee Daniels Reveals he Had Opportunity to Direct 'Broke Back Mountain'

Lee Daniels spoke with Insider and revealed that he was the original director for the Oscar-winning movie Broke Back Mountain, but had to give it up due to financial reasons. “It was a very expensive piece to keep and I simply couldn’t get the movie made. Nobody wanted to see the movie, nobody wanted to […]

Lee Daniels Ordered to Pay Dame Dash $1.7M in Biopic Settlement

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Dame Dash reportedly invested nearly $2 million dollars for Lee Daniels to produce a biopic based on Richard Pryor’s life but unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. The Roc-a-Fella Records CEO was looking forward to learning the details of the project’s development and get his money back but that never happened. The Blast reports Daniels […]

Sammy Davis Jr. Miniseries Being Developed By Lee Daniels and Tom Hanks

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Lee Daniels and his Lee Daniels Entertainment have teamed with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone to develop a miniseries about dancer-singer-actor-musician Sammy Davis Jr. The project, titled Sammy, is still in preliminary stages, but I hear the producers are circling the 2003 book In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. by […]

FOX’S ‘STAR’ to Make Its Mid-Season Premiere

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Fox’s musical drama STAR makes its mid-season return on Wednesday, March 13. The popular show, created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy (The duo also are the brains behind Empire, FOX’s highest-rated drama), made its debut on December 14, 2016. The show is centered on a trio of talented young singers who are navigating the […]

Queen Latifah Supports Jussie Smollett Amid Alleged Scandal

Queen Latifah Supports Jussie Smollet Amid Alleged Scandal

Queen Latifah made it clear that she is standing by Jussie Smollett’s side until there’s solid proof that he staged the attack against himself. Smollett was charged with filing a false police report last week and slammed by the Chicago Police Department for using “the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” However, […]

Lee Daniels Reveals Plan to Make Gay Superhero Film ‘Superb*tch’

The trailer for Spider-Man dropped today, Captain Marvel will hit theaters in March, Avengers: Endgame is set to follow and Aquaman is the hottest movie in theaters. It’s safe to say that comic book films are all the rave, but the one to look out for is Lee Daniels’ Superbitch. Yes, Superbitch. The creator behind […]

Dame Dash and Lee Daniels Settle $5 Million Movie Loan Lawsuit

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In June, Dame Dash confronted Lee Daniels at Diana Ross’ Hollywood Bowl show in Los Angeles about the $2 million he loaned him to fund his 2005 film, Shadowboxer. After the video of the altercation circulated the Internet, Daniels swore to right his wrongs. After the altercation, Dash filed a $5 million lawsuit for interest and […]

Snoop Dogg Links Ryan Coogler And Lee Daniels For Upcoming Biopic

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Uncle Snoop is coming to the big screen. Snoop Dogg’s substantial influence on the rap game has lasted for more than two decades. His instrumental contributions to West Coast Rap/Hip-Hop is the reason for a lot of the coast’s success. Now he is being honored with a biopic. The “Gin and Juice” rapper recently visited […]

Lee Daniels Claims He’s the Reason Cardi B Was Casted on ‘Love & Hip Hop’

Lee Daniels Claims He's the Reason Cardi B Was Casted on 'Love & Hip Hop'

Did you know that Cardi B auditioned for a role on Lee Daniels’ new series, STAR? Apparently, he was enamored with the then-social media sensation when they first met that he asked to take a selfie video that he uploaded to his Instagram account. #justanotherincrediblemomet #castinggirlgroup #everything @iamcardib #omg ??❤️?? A post shared by Lee […]

Lee Daniels Says Mo’Nique is Responsible for Blackballing Herself

Lee Daniels Says Mo'Nique is Responsible for Blackballing Herself

Lee Daniels is taking ownership for not reimbursing Dame Dash for the $2 million he loaned him to launch his directorial career, but he doesn’t want the world to get this situation confused with what happened during his fallout with Mo’Nique. The famed director says it’s time for Mo to ditch the tired narrative that Tyler […]

Lee Daniels Plans to Reimburse Dame Dash for the $2 Million Loan

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Earlier this week, Dame Dash publicly confronted Lee Daniels at a Diana Ross concert for never reimbursing him for the $2 million dollars he loaned him to fund his debut film, Shadowbox in 2005. Following the film, Daniels went on to direct Oscar-winning film Precious, The Butler, and the hit show Empire and STAR. In other words, […]

Oprah Winfrey to be First Black Woman to Receive The Cecil B. DeMille Award

Oprah Winfrey to be First Black Woman to Receive The Cecil B. DeMille Award

Words by Megan Ambers ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Media mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is next in line to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, making her the first black woman to ever receive the award. “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to announce Oprah Winfrey as the recipient of the […]

La La Anthony Lands Recurring Role on Lee Daniels’ ‘STAR’

La La Anthony Lands Recurring Role on Lee Daniels’ 'STAR'

Words by Megan Ambers Lately, La La Anthony’s acting career has gone through the roof, with hit series Starz’s Power and BET’s The New Edition Story on her acting resume. Now the actress has locked down on a new role on Fox’s Star. According to Deadline, the former MTV’s VJ will take on the role […]

La La Anthony Lands Recurring Role On Lee Daniels’ STAR

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Words by Megan Ambers Lately, La La Anthony’s acting career has gone through the roof, with hit series Starz’s POWER and BET’s The New Edition Story on her acting resume. Now the actress has locked down on a new role on Fox’s Star. According to Deadline, the former MTV’s VJ will take on the role […]

Mo’Nique To Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, & Oprah: “You Could Suck My D*ck If I Had One”

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Mo’nique had a Mother’s Day stand up comedy show at the Apollo Theater and she shared a few words aimed at Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry. @therealmoworldwide just let everyone have it tonight ??? #GoOff #MoNique #BlackBalled #Hollywood #TylerPerry #LeeDaniels #OprahWinfrey #DisTewMuch #Comedy #Queen #Actress #Mother #NYC #Harlem #Apollo #MothersDay #Comic #HappyMothersDay A post […]