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Sammy Davis Jr. Drama Starring Elijah Kelley From Lee Daniels Lands at Hulu

Hulu is teaming with Lee Daniels to tell the story of Sammy Davis Jr. The Disney-backed streamer has picked up an eight-episode limited series exploring the life of the entertainer and told through the lens of his racial identity and relationship with the Black community. Elijah Kelley, who has collaborated twice already with Daniels, will […]

Lee Daniels Joins Mo’Nique Onstage for Public Reconciliation: “I Am So Sorry for Hurting You”

Lee Daniels and Mo’Nique are officially burying the hatchet after years of tension played out in the media between the pair, who collaborated on the 2009 film Precious. As seen in footage shared to social media Friday, the Oscar-winning actress was onstage during her “Mo’Nique and Friends: April Fools Day with The Queen of Comedy” […]

Tyrese Gibson Joins Harvey Keitel in ‘Hard Matter’ Thriller (Exclusive)

Tyrese Gibson is set to star opposite Harvey Keitel in Hard Matter, a new feature thriller from Wonderfilm Media. Written and directed by Justin Price, the action thriller is set in a new America divided by quadrants and where a power-hungry corporation takes over the prison system and criminals as the new law enforcers inflict […]

Coronji Calhoun, Actor in Halle Berry’s ‘Monster’s Ball,’ Dies at 30

Coronji Calhoun, who in his only onscreen appearance scored high marks for his portrayal of the overweight son of Halle Berry and Sean Combs’ characters in the 2001 feature Monster’s Ball, has died. He was 30. Calhoun died Oct. 13, his mother, Theresa Bailey, revealed in a note on a GoFundMe page that had her […]

Fox’s ‘Our Kind of People’: TV Review

Yaya DaCosta toplines a new drama series as a single mom who's trying to build her hair-care business in the wealthy Black community of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard.

‘MacGyver’ Grad Lucas Till Joins Lee Daniels’ FX Drama

MacGyver star Lucas Till has booked his follow-up role. The actor has a co-starring role in Lee Daniels’ FX pilot The Spook Who Sat by the Door. Nafessa Williams, Nathan Darrow and Tom Irwin have also joined the cast of the pilot starring Y’lan Noel (Insecure) and Christina Jackson (Outsiders). Based on the 1969 novel […]

Lee Daniels Renews Overall Deal With Disney’s 20th Television

Lee Daniels is continuing his relationship with 20th Television. The Empire co-creator has renewed his overall deal with the Disney-backed studio, closing a new pact that extends his seven-year relationship with the former Fox asset. The news arrives as Daniels and his Lee Daniels Entertainment banner will return to broadcast television in the 2021-22 season […]

‘Wonder Years,’ ‘Queens’ Among Four ABC Series Orders

With its renewal decisions likely completed, ABC is now turning its attention to the new shows that will line its 2021-22 schedule. To that end, the network has ordered hip-hop drama Queens and comedies The Wonder Years, Maggie and Abbott Elementary to series. The fate of the network’s remaining pilots will be determined later today, […]

Lee Daniels-Karin Gist Drama Scores Series Pickup at Fox

The show from the 'Star' duo was developed under the network's script-to-series model.

‘Insecure’s’ Y’lan Noel to Star in Lee Daniels Spy Drama at FX

'The Spook Who Sat by the Door' is based on a novel by Sam Greenlee.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Andra Day (‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’)

The Grammy-nominated singer and Golden Globe-winning actress talks about her path from a strip mall to Stevie Wonder, creating the unofficial BLM anthem "Rise Up" and why it seems she was fated to portray Billie Holiday in Lee Daniels' new film.

‘United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Gets Political Support at Virtual Premiere

Director Lee Daniels was joined by U.S. Representatives Maxine Waters and Bobby Rush for Wednesday night's premiere, which also featured conversations with Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Washington.