Lee Daniels

Hollywood actress and award winner Sandra Bullock, left, and Octavia Spencer pose backstage at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Bullock, Roberts crowned at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Award season has launched early this year as the movie industry’s hometown gives out its own film awards. Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Harrison Ford, Jerry Weintraub and Lee Daniels received […]

10/22/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Film critic’s analysis of African American directed movies

The much talked about and anticipated movie “12 Years a Slave” opened strong in limited release at the weekend box office. Lee Daniels’ The Butler is another recent film featuring an African American cast that’s […]

10/21/2013

(AP Photo)

Jane Fonda to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from American Film Institute

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will receive the 42nd American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the organization for a career in film, the institute announced today. […]

10/04/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ tops ‘One Direction’ at box office

(AP) – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” was served another first-place finish over the Labor Day weekend. The film starring Forest Whitaker as a veteran White House butler earned $20.2 million in the top spot at […]

09/03/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ tops box office with $16.5 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite three new releases, the period drama “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and the road trip comedy “We’re the Millers” stayed atop the box office. “The Butler,” which stars Forest Whitaker as […]

08/26/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ opens atop box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Lee Daniels’ biopic of a White House butler who served eight presidents topped the weekend box office while three other new releases failed to connect with fans. “Lee Daniels’ The […]

08/19/2013

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Oprah ‘sorry’ for Switzerland’s flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s “sorry” that a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland. “I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in […]

08/13/2013

Bartender not pursuing charges against Gooding Jr.

(AP) – A bartender who claimed that Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pushed her doesn’t plan to pursue criminal charges against him, managers at a New Orleans bar said Wednesday. On Tuesday, police issued […]

08/02/2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,185 other followers