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  1. 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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  2. Forest Whitaker on Evading Oscar's Curse, Rediscovering the Magic on 'The Butler' (Q&A)

    10:43 am 8/25/2013

    The 52-year-old won the best actor Oscar seven years ago, but he struggled to find another great role -- until Lee Daniels offered him an audition.Read more

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  3. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Wins Again With $17 Million, Crosses $50 Million

    7:59 am 8/25/2013

    UPDATED: "We're the Millers" also shines as it crosses the $90 million mark; "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" disappoints, while fans turn out in force for Edgar Wright's "The World's End." Read more

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  4. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Races Towards $50 Mil Mark; 'World's End' Solid

    8:31 am 8/24/2013

    "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and "You're Next" are doing so-so business; "Blue Jasmine" makes the top 10 after expanding to a total of 1,200 theaters. Read more

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  5. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Winning Again, Beating 'Mortal Instruments,' 'You're Next'

    2:10 pm 8/23/2013

    Playing in fewer theaters, "The World's End" and "Blue Jasmine" are both enjoying solid Friday business.Read more

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  6. Kentucky Theater Won't Show 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Because of Jane Fonda

    7:04 am 8/23/2013

    The owner refuses to play the film due to her opposition to the Vietnam War, which he trained pilots for.Read more

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  7. 'The Butler' Follow-Up: Lee Daniels Says His Janis Joplin Biopic Is Next

    6:30 am 8/22/2013

    Amy Adams will play the rocker, Daniels tells THR ("Guess what? She can sing her ass off!") -- and after that, the director's aiming for "Miss Saigon" and a horror movie.Read more

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  8. Controversy Brews Over Increased Security at 'Butler' Screening Outside D.C.

    6:56 am 8/19/2013

    A couple claims the presence of police officers in the theater led them to feel racially profiled; Regal Entertainment says the additional personnel was merely due to the popularity of the film.Read more

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  9. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Tops the Field With $25 Million

    8:26 am 8/18/2013

    While "Kick-Ass 2" took in $13.6 million, both "Jobs" and "Paranoia" failed to create much of a stir.Read more

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  10. 'The Butler' Builds Oscar Credentials With Strong Critical, Commercial Debut (Analysis)

    11:57 am 8/17/2013

    THR's awards analyst notes that "The Help," a similarly themed 2011 contender, opened on almost the same date to almost the same reviews and box-office gross.Read more

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