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  • Forest Whitaker Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Southpaw'

    Forest Whitaker is in final negotiations to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Weinstein's boxing pic "Southpaw." Antoine Fuqua is directing the pic from a script by Kurt Sutter. The story follows a left-handed prizefighter who wins a title, but...
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire' picked up by Fox, will 'likely' film in Chicago

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire' picked up by Fox, will 'likely' film in Chicago
    It looks like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” are going to have some company when they start filming again in Chicago. Lee Daniels’ hip-hop drama “Empire” has been picked up by Fox and will likely film in...
  • Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago

    Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago
    Gabourey Sidibe will join fellow Oscar nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Lee Daniels' upcoming pilot for Fox, “Empire,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series will begin filming in Chicago this month but will be...
  • Q&A: Relativity President Tucker Tooley

    As president of Relativity Media, Tucker Tooley credits his successful collaboration with Ryan Kavanaugh to their differences. "I think any good partnership has to have completely different skill sets and bring something different to the table," notes...
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox
    Hip-hop is coming to Fox. The network has picked up "Empire," an urban-flavored drama from writer-director Lee Daniels ("Precious," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") for its upcoming schedule. The Imagine Television/20th Century Fox Television series is...
  • Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors

    Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors
    Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
  • Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'

    Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'
    Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
  • Outfest Film Festival Announces Galas

    Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating and sharing LGBT stories on the screen, announced its galas for the 32nd Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. Outfest Los Angeles 2014 will open with "Life Partners,"...
  • Beyonce and Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards Nominations

    Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z top the list of BET Awards nominees for 2014 with five nominations each. The husband-wife team share nominations for their song "Drunk in Love," which has nods for the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video of the Year and...
  • Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'

    Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'
    Fox Broadcasting is overhauling much of its prime-time lineup after a disappointing season. The network, which endured steep declines in overall viewers and in the coveted 18-to-49-year-old  demographic, said it will premiere 12 new shows next season....
  • Cannes 2014: With 'Prophet,' Salma Hayek seeks to realize a vision

    Cannes 2014: With 'Prophet,' Salma Hayek seeks to realize a vision
    CANNES, France--“I guess it is the end of the road,” Salma Hayek says, then laughs. “But it depends which road you mean.” Hayek is sipping water at a table in a hotel backyard on a side street removed--somewhat--from the chaos of...
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