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Hip-Hop Influence Shows Up in THR’s 2017 50 Most Powerful in Hollywood

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Words by Nicole Duncan-Smith Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Hip-Hop had no place in Hollywood for years, aside from Will Smith, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube and Ice T. Only a few have found comfort in front of the camera and even fewer have found their space in behind the lens. However, over the […]

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 […]

Jay Z Announces Two New Docu-Series with The Weinstein Company

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As promised, Jay Z and The Weinstein Company are on a roll with announcement after announcement of projects in the works as a result of their recent first-look deal collaboration. In the past week alone they have unveiled three projects including the Lee Daniel’s directed Richard Pryor biopic starring Mike Epps and Tracy Morgan. Visit […]

Jay Z to Produce Richard Pryor Biopic, Tracy Morgan to Play Redd Foxx

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Shawn Carter is one busy man. The New York rapper is expanding his resume, jumping on board the highly anticipated Richard Pryor biopic, serving as producer. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The film, tentatively titled Richard Pryor: Is it Something I Said, named after Pryor’s 1975 live album, was reportedly postponed in May after Empire director […]

‘Empire’ Star Kaitlin Doubleday Is Married

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On Friday, May 6, actress Kaitlin Doubleday, also known as Rhonda Lyon on Empire, married DJ Devin Lucien during a private ceremony in Big Sur, California. The couple got engaged last year at Le Marais in Paris. Show creator Lee Daniels was in attendance, of course, and he shared the happy news on his Instagram page. Rhonda got married!!!!! Congrats Kaitlin […]

Lee Daniels To Helm Documentary On The Apollo Theater

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The historic Apollo Theater opened during the Harlem Renaissance [the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in the area between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s] and was one of a string of venues Black entertainers were allowed to perform at during segregation (a.k.a. the “Chitlin’ Circuit”). […]

Comedian Arsenio Hall Will Host “BET Honors”

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Comedian Arsenio Hall will host the ninth annual BET Honors premiering February 23rd on BET. The star-studded night will honor five distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of art, music, theater, technology and business. The ceremony will be taped on Saturday, January 23rd at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. […]

Happy Birthday To ‘Empire’ Creator And Director Lee Daniels!

TheSource.com and the entire Northstar Group would like to send a super born day salute to actor and director Lee Daniels! The Philly native is the creator and director of the Empire series as well as The Paperboy, The Butler and the Academy Award winning film Precious. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Daniels got his […]

Lee Daniels Snags Queen Latifah for Lead Role in Girl Group Pilot

Fresh off the ratings bonanza and highly acclaimed live production The Wiz Live!, Queen Latifah is already off to her next project. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Empire co-creator Lee Daniels has cast the former talk-show host as the lead role in his new music pilot, which will begin production in Atlanta next month. The […]

Da Brat Sent Lee Daniels A DM For Her Role In Tonight’s “Empire” Fall Finale

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With over 20 years in the game, Da Brat is a certified Hip-Hop legend. She’s the first platinum-selling female lyricist known for hits like “Funkdafied” “Give It 2 U” and “What’chu Like” and collaborations alongside acts like Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey and Missy Elliot. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Brat, 41, makes her debut on […]

‘Empire’ Creator Lee Daniels Developing New Show Titled ‘Star’

Fresh off the success of Fox’s hit show Empire, the show’s co-creator and producer Lee Daniels is developing another show tentatively titled Star. The show will be musically themed and centered around a female girl group, which was brought by Fox with a pilot commitment. Daniels will write and executive produce the show, which is […]

Lee Daniels and Taraji P. Henson Premieres Empire At Series Mania in Paris

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Lee Daniels and Taraji P. Henson went to Paris to show Empire at Series Mania. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Series Mania is a festival where upcoming and current comedies and dramas from all over the world are screened in Paris. Last night, Lee Daniels showed the French viewers two episodes of the record-breaking smash […]

Taraji P. Henson Hints At What to Expect on Tonight’s Finale of ‘Empire’

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Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Fans are anxious, nervous, but excited for the bitter sweet finale of the hit series Empire, which kicks off in less than 45 minutes. The cast Terrance Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollet, Trai Byers, and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray have already delivered an incredible season and the ratings are through […]

The 20 Best Timbaland Beats of the Last Decade

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Timothy Z. Mosley, better known as Timbaland, began his rise to fame in the mid-90s and had a steady progression of top Billboard chart hits annually from 1996 to 2001.   In August 2001 his collaborative partner, R&B singer, Aaliyah met a tragic end which seemed to send the producer into anonymity. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more […]

‘Empire’ Wins Wednesday Night’s Highest Rating Yet Again!

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When does Empire hit its peak? One would imagine that point would have come weeks ago, but the Fox drama has grown yet again. It hit a 5.7 rating among adults 18-49 during its ninth episode last night. But understand, that’s just the preliminary score. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Empire gained another three-tenths of […]

‘Empire’ Creator Says Luscious Lyon Character Is Partially Based On Jay Z

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Danny Strong says the ALS-stricken mogul is loosely based on a real life iconic superstar Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Empire has taken your television set, and subsequently the nation, by storm. It’s volatile and beloved characters, which include heartthrobs Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, all have individual fan bases of their own, and […]

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