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  1. Mo'Nique Denies Being "Blackballed": Lee Daniels "Had a Problem" That I Didn't Thank Him at Oscars (Video)

    5:45 am 3/2/2015

    The comic appreciates the 'Precious' director's comments: "A game does have to be played. But why can't we play the fair game? Why can't we play the right game? If you're asking, am I willing to put my integrity on the line for Hollywood? No."Read more

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  2. Mo'Nique: I Was "Blackballed" After Winning My Oscar

    9:00 am 2/19/2015

    The 2010 best supporting actress winner for 'Precious' — who refused to campaign for her award — says she was told by her director Lee Daniels that the perception is she's "difficult" and "tacky," and she's lost out on several roles as a result.Read more

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  3. 'Empire's' Black (Ratings) Power: How Fox's Targeted Marketing Paid Off


    10:00 am 1/28/2015

    Nearly two-thirds of the drama's 18-49 viewers are African-American as the network lures an underserved audience that is "broad and niche at the same time."Read more

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  4. 'Empire': How Lee Daniels Made TV's "Black 'Dynasty' "

    9:00 am 1/7/2015

    The 'Butler' filmmaker tackles such heavy subjects as homophobia and mortality in his 'King Lear'-meets-'Godfather' musical hip-hop dramaRead more

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  5. New Fox Chiefs Reveal Reboot Plan: "We're Not Looking to Do Smaller, Dark Programming"

    9:00 am 1/7/2015

    Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman start the year with a loud launch ('Empire'), turn to the town's top behind-the-scenes talent (hello, Ryan Murphy) and dismiss predecessor Kevin Reilly's cable envy: "We're looking to have big, broad commercial hits"Read more

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  6. Dubai Film Fest: 'Into The Woods' Brings 11th Edition to a Close

    4:12 pm 12/17/2014

    Lee Daniels and Emily Blunt were among the star attractions during the weeklong eventRead more

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  7. Lee Daniels: “I Have Been Brainwashed About Arabic Culture and I’m Embarrassed”

    11:05 pm 12/16/2014

    The filmmaker, speaking at the Dubai Film Festival, also confirmed Kate Hudson will star in his upcoming Richard Pryor biopicRead more

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  8. Dubai Film Fest: Yemeni Drama Takes Top Award

    11:35 am 12/16/2014

    Jury head Lee Daniels applauded winning director Khadija Al-SalamiRead more

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  9. Dubai Film Fest: Emily Blunt, Lee Daniels Appear at Opening

    9:39 am 12/10/2014

    The Middle East festival kicked off with 'A Theory of Everything'Read more

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  10. ‘Theory of Everything’ to Open Dubai Film Festival

    2:59 am 11/26/2014

    Kelsey Grammer and Paul Bettany are confirmed as guests for the Middle East event, which is set to close with 'Into the Woods'Read more

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