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  1. Forest Whitaker to Receive Actor Tribute at Gotham Awards

    10:53 am 10/3/2013

    The Oscar-winning 'Butler' star will be honored at the annual New York event, which takes place on Dec. 2.Read more

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  2. 'The Butler' to Open Mumbai Film Festival

    12:57 am 9/26/2013

    The 15th edition of the event will screen more than 200 films, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" in the competition for debut feature directors.Read more

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  3. John Singleton: Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie? (Guest Column)

    6:00 am 9/19/2013

    "42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' "Read more

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  4. Box Office Milestone: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Hits $100 Million

    10:21 am 9/15/2013

    UPDATED: The filmmaker becomes one of only a handful of black directors to have a movie hit this mark in the U.S.Read more

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  5. Box Office: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' Opens No. 1 With $18.7 Million

    8:06 am 9/8/2013

    UPDATED: "Lee Daniels' The Butler" stays high up on the chart, coming in No. 2 in its fourth weekend and crossing the $90 million mark; "Salinger" scores the best opening for a documentary in nearly 18 months. Read more

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  6. Box Office: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' Pacing for $20 Million-Plus Debut

    1:21 pm 9/6/2013

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" falls to No. 2 after ruling the domestic box office for three consecutive weekends.Read more

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  7. Box Office Preview: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' to Top More than 25 New Indie Films

    2:17 pm 9/5/2013

    Specialty offerings include "Salinger" and "Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard; holdover hit "Lee Daniels' The Butler" should near $100 million in its fourth weekend.Read more

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  8. Box Office: 'The Butler' Enjoys Labor Day Upset With $20 Mil; 'One Direction' No. 2 With $18 Mil

    8:40 am 9/2/2013

    UPDATED: The civil rights drama is the first film of 2013 to top the North American box office chart for three consecutive weekends as Hollywood rings out a record summer and Labor Day Weekend; "Getaway," "Closed Circuit" are D.O.A.Read more

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  9. Obama Says 'The Butler' Made Him 'Tear Up'

    1:51 pm 8/27/2013

    "I thought Forest Whitaker was wonderful," the President told radio talk show host Tom Joyner in a White House interview. "And Oprah, my girl, she can act."Read more

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  10. President Reagan's Son Attacks 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    6:00 pm 8/26/2013

    “The real story of the White House butler doesn’t imply racism at all. It’s simply Hollywood liberals wanting to believe something about my father that was never there,” writes Michael Reagan.Read more

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