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  1. Lee Daniels' The Butler': Reagan Biographers Slam President's Portrayal

    3:02 pm 8/16/2013

    Paul Kengor, author of two books about the 40th president, says some scenes could amount to "Hollywood malpractice" and "ideologically driven fiction."Read more

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  2. In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and More

    6:00 pm 8/15/2013

    What THR's critics say about the movies opening this weekend.Read more

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  3. Box Office Preview: 'The Butler,' 'Kick-Ass 2' Battle for No. 1; Jury Out on 'Jobs'

    2:03 pm 8/15/2013

    "Paranoia" -- starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford -- looks to fizzle in its debut; "Austenland" opens in Los Angeles and New York. Read more

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  4. 'Lee Daniels' The Butler': What the Critics Are Saying

    10:21 am 8/15/2013

    The Weinstein Co. drama, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, hits U.S. theaters on Aug. 16.Read more

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  5. 'The Butler' Costumer on Dressing Oprah, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan and Minka Kelly as Jackie O.

    10:00 am 8/15/2013

    Two-time Oscar nominated designer Ruth Carter talks to THR about re-creating four decades of Washington wardrobes: "I wanted to pay homage to the first ladies' favorite designers," from Chanel to Oscar de la Renta.Read more

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  6. Why 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Has 41 Producers

    5:00 am 8/14/2013

    A who's who of black entrepreneurs, a Ukrainian-born billionaire, an NBA star and a wealthy New Orleans family helped back the $30 million drama.Read more

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  7. Lee Daniels Reveals Details of His Drug-Fueled Days Managing Wes Bentley and Michael Shannon

    5:00 am 8/14/2013

    Before finding success behind the camera with "Precious," the "Butler" director says he repped several emerging actors, including the troubled "American Beauty" star.Read more

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  8. 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Cast Talk About the Basis for Their Characters (Video)

    6:39 pm 8/13/2013

    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Oyelowo discuss the real and fictional inspirations for their roles while the film's director speaks about capturing the emotional reality of the civil rights movement.Read more

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  9. 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Cast on Creating Their Characters

    11:21 am 8/13/2013

    The stars of Lee Daniels' new drama discuss the real and fictional inspirations for their roles and what the civil rights movement means to them.Read more

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