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Jussie Smollett Scenes Cut From Empire In Light of HOAX Allegations…

Jussie Smollett’s name is mud on the internet streets and apparently his EMPIRE feels the same. It was previously rumored that Smollett had orchestrated his own attack because his character was being written out of the show, however Empire writer’s disputed the chatter. After Chicago PD “changed the trajectory” of their investigation, it seems that the writers of EMPIRE did the same with their story line. Details below… (more…) Related Posts Jussie Smollett Story Takes A Turn! Nigerian...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Chicago, Empire, Marvin Gaye, Lee Daniels, Legal Issues, Jussie Smollett, Smollett, Son Claims Lee Daniels


Jussie Smollett Story Takes A Turn! Nigerians Released, Sources Claim Empire Actor Paid “Attackers”…

Uh oh Jussie… you in danger girl! The past few days has been quite an eye-opener for people who jumped on the Jussie Smollett bandwagon. The popular EMPIRE actor, who claimed to have been assaulted by two Caucasian Donald Trump supporters two weeks ago, hit up Robin Roberts to tell his story on Good Morning America (click HERE if you missed that). And not soon afterwards, his story started to crumble. Jussie has reportedly hired a well known defense attorney and several news outlets are report...
Tags: Wtf, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Chicago, Empire, Donald Trump, Lee Daniels, Legal Issues, Jussie Smollett, Robin Roberts, Jussie, Racial Issues


Nigerian Brothers Told Police They Were Paid by Jussie Smollett to Stage Attack (Report)

Law enforcement sources have revealed that Chicago police say new evidence suggests Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate his hate crime assault, CNN reports.Meanwhile, a separate report from USA Today reveals that the two Nigerian brothers who were arrested Wednesday (Feb. 13) as “potential suspects” in the case—Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo—told investigators that the Empire actor paid them to stage an attack on him.The brothers, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Ola...
Tags: Celebs, Cbs News, Nigeria, Cnn, Chicago, United States, Pop Culture, Jazz, Usa Today, Empire, Lee Daniels, Jussie Smollett, Hare Airport, Daniels, Abel, Smollett


Chicago Police Sources Say Jussie Smollett Paid Two Men to Orchestrate Hate Crime Attack

Law enforcement sources have revealed that Chicago police say new evidence suggests Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate his hate crime assault, CNN reports.CNN’s sources didn’t reveal the names of the two men, but it’s assumed that they’re the two Nigerian brothers who were arrested Wednesday (Feb. 13) as “potential suspects” in the caseThe brothers, Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police discovered new evidence a...
Tags: Celebs, Cbs News, Nigeria, Cnn, Chicago, United States, Pop Culture, Jazz, Empire, Lee Daniels, Jussie Smollett, Hare Airport, Daniels, Abel, Smollett, Jussie


Nigerian Brothers Arrested for Jussie Smollett Attack Are Friends With “Empire” Star, One Took Photo With Lee Daniels on Set

So this Jussie Smollett hate crime attack story just got a little more interesting.Chicago police reportedly identified the two Nigerian men who were detained this week as persons of interest in the alleged attack as brothers Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo.Abel and Ola were reportedly taken into custody on Wednesday (Feb. 13) at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport not long after they arrived on a flight from Nigeria, where they had recently been “vacationing” since the attack. Coinc...
Tags: Celebs, Cbs News, Nigeria, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Arrested, Empire, Lee Daniels, Ola, Jussie Smollett, Hare Airport, Robin Roberts, Daniels, Abel, Eddie Johnson


Coming To America Sequel Release Date Set for 2020

Coming to America sequel release date set for 2020 The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Coming to America sequel release date has been set by Paramount Pictures. The follow-up to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy has landed an August 7, 2020 release date. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var st...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key


Pam Grier Wants Spike Lee to Direct Her Biopic [TCA 2019]

Pam Grier co-stars on the ABC comedy Bless This Mess . Speaking with reporters after the Bless This Mess panel for the Television Critics Association, Grier discussed the biopic about her life that is in the works. Given her storied career from Roger Corman movies to landmark black action heroine movies like Coffy and Foxy Brown  to a career in television drama, a movie about this legend seems like a no-brainer. Here’s what we found out from Grier about the movie, currently titl...
Tags: Movies, Colorado, Abc, Spike Lee, Jamie Foxx, Lee Daniels, Roger Corman, Mike Epps, Richard Pryor, Pam, Eddie Griffin, the Television Critics Association, Grier, Pryor, Pam-Grier, Alan Ball


‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Ruth Carter on Her Third Oscar Nomination and Why Costumes Should Not Look Like Costumes [Interview]

To read the list of films that costume designer Ruth Carter has worked on in her 30-year-plus career is to move through the history of black cinema in that time period, having worked extensively (in some cases, almost exclusively) with such filmmakers as Spike Lee , Robert Townsend , John Singleton and Lee Daniels . This week, she received her third Oscar nomination for her groundbreaking costume designs in director Ryan Coogler ’s Black Panther (she was also nominated for Malcolm ...
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Jussie Smollett Pictured With Swollen Face & Bruises After Being Viciously Attacked in Apparent Hate Crime

Jussie Smollet’s facial injuries as a result of him being viciously attacked were apparent in a picture shared on social media by Empire creator Lee Daniels.Smollett was pictured laying in a hospital bed while on FaceTime with Daniels. The actor—who plays Jamal Lyon in the Fox series—had a cut on his right cheek under his eye and his face appeared to be swollen and bruised.Jussie was taken to hospital after he was attacked by two men wearing ski masks late last night/early this morning, accordin...
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Lee Daniels Posts Emotional Reaction to Jussie Smollett Attack: ‘America Is Better Than That’ (Watch)

Lee Daniels, co-creator of “Empire,” posted a strong reaction on Instagram to the assault and suspected hate crime against Jussie Smollett, one of the musical drama’s stars. “It’s taken me a minute to come to social media about this because, Jussie, you are my son,” he said in a video posted on Tuesday. “You didn’t deserve […]
Tags: News, America, Empire, Lee Daniels, Jussie Smollett, Jussie


The Academy Award-winning director of ‘Precious’ is planning a gay superhero movie

"Dreams do come true. America, world get ready ‘cuz Super B*tch is here!"
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Lee Daniels, Queerty, Gay Superheroes, Super Bitch


Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to Direct Coming To America Sequel

Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America sequel The upcoming sequel to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy-led comedy Coming to America has found its director in Craig Brewer, known for writing and directing the acclaimed 2005 musical drama Hustle & Flow and modest 2006 success Black Snake Moan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key


10 LGBT Icons With Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

More than 2,600 celebrities are immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including many LGBT icons.
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Elton John, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Ryan Murphy, Jim Parsons, Ellen Degeneres, Lee Daniels, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ricky Martin, Rupaul, George Takei, Tallulah Bankhead, Rock Hudson


Lee Daniels Pays Up! Dame Dash Drops $5 Million Lawsuit…

NEWSFLASH!! Lee Daniels can rest a bit easier now that he’s paid up his debt to Damon “Dame” Dash. If you recall, the movie director was SHOOK when the hip-hop mogul pulled up on him at at Diana Ross concert and confronted him about a $2 million investment Dame made into Lee Daniels budding career back in 2004. [READ: On Blast! Dame Dash Publicly Confronts Lee Daniels Over $2 Million Dollar Loan… (VIDEO)] Daniels has apparently paid up so Dash has dropped his $5 million dollar lawsuit. Detai...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Diana Ross, Lee Daniels, Legal Issues, Daniels, Dame, Dame Dash, Mo Nique, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Damon Dash, Atlanta Gossip, Damon Dame Dash, Million Fraud Lawsuit Lee Daniels Apologizes


Keke Palmer in Official Trailer for Christine Crokos' Indie Drama 'Pimp'

"Once you in this game, you in it for life." Vertical Entertainment has released an official trailer for an indie drama titled Pimp, the latest feature written & directed by filmmaker Christine Crokos. This is executive produced by Lee Daniels, and it's getting a small release this November. Born into the "Pimp Game", a female pimp Named Wednesday, played by Keke Palmer, hustles for a chance at a better life. When her girlfriend, Nikki, hits the streets to change their luck, Wednesday's game...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Palmer, Lee Daniels, Keke Palmer, Indies, Nikki, To Watch, Christine Crokos Indie Drama Pimp, Christine Crokos


Philly's Lee Daniels at work on #MeToo-themed project with Penn grad Whitney Cummings

According to Deadline, the pair are developing a half-hour comedy for Amazon that would be set on a college campus's ombudsman's office and would star Cummings
Tags: Amazon, Incidents, Lee Daniels, Penn, Philly, Whitney Cummings


Ryan Coogler Returning to Write & Direct Black Panther Sequel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Ryan Coogler returning to write & direct Black Panther sequel Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed 2, Space Jam) is returning to Wakanda as the writer and director has signed on for the Black Panther sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Coogler’s camp took their time making the deal, and the outlet notes that the filmmaker will begin penning the script next year with production expected to start in late 2019 or early 2020. Currently, Marvel’s release slate has not b...
Tags: Movies, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Jordan, Stan Lee, Avengers, Ryan Coogler, Angela Bassett, Lee Daniels, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong, Butler, Jam, Coogler


Empire Season 5 Adds Mario in Recurring Role

Empire season 5 adds Mario in recurring role Actor and singer Mario has joined the cast of FOX’s musical drama Empire for its upcoming fifth season in a recurring role, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Mario will portray Devon, an “earnest, up-and-coming R&B singer who supports his ailing sister.” Both the Empire label and Lyon Family Management are vying against each other to sign him. The fifth season will find the Lyon Family trying to build back their empire after losing the company ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Fox, TV News, Mario, Devon, Empire, Naacp, Lee Daniels, Taraji P Henson, Danny Strong, ComingSoon, Lyon Family, Terrell Carter, Fox Television Empire


Kevin Feige Discusses Black Panther Oscar Campaign Plans

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Kevin Feige discusses Black Panther Oscar campaign plans With the recent announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that a new category is being designed around achievement in popular film, many have been wondering how this will influence Oscar campaigns for films moving forward now that “popular” mainstream films have the chance to put their hat in the ring. For some studios like Marvel, the addition of this new category will in no way impede their in...
Tags: Movies, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Oscar, The Times, Martin Freeman, Stan Lee, Ryan Coogler, Angela Bassett, Marvel Studios, Los Angeles Times, Lee Daniels, Black Panther, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong


OPEN POST: Phaedra Parks Shades Vivica A. Fox Over 50 Cent. Vivica Claps Back…

Former RHOA cast member, Phaedra Parks is in hot water after throwing quite a bit of shade at Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson‘s ex, Vivica A. Fox. In an Instagram post, the quick-witted entertainment attorney insinuates that Fiddy’s magic stick will lock you down for life. [Disclaimer: This is an open post. This post will not be censored or moderated. Disqus may automatically moderate certain words considered offensive. There are no rules in ‘Open Posts’ so enter at your own risk.] (more…) Relat...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Instagram, Atlanta, Philippines, Jackson, Lee Daniels, Curtis, Keri Hilson, Atlanta Gossip, Phaedra Parks, Real Housewives Of Atlanta Party, Derek J, Vivica A. Fox, OPEN POST, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson


Lee Daniels Apologizes to Damon Dash, Calls Monique ‘Disrespectful’ & ‘Out of Pocket’… (VIDEO)

News of Damon Dash publicly confronting Lee Daniels at a Diana Ross concert over an alleged $2 million loan went viral last week (click HERE if you missed that) and the incident offered Mo’Nique the opportunity to add fuel to her claims of being blackballed by Daniels with a leaked phone conversation from Tyler Perry. [READ: Did Mo’Nique’s Leaked Phone Conversation w/Tyler Perry Validate Her Claims? (AUDIO)] Daniels has since responded to BOTH Dash and Mo’Nique and claims one situation has abs...
Tags: Wtf, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Viral Video, Oprah Winfrey, Diana Ross, Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, Daniels, Dame Dash, Mo'Nique, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Damon Dash, Atlanta Gossip, Lee Daniels Oprah Winfrey Tyler Perry


Kendall Jenner Pregnant? Engaged? Kim K Confronts Tristan Thompson! AND..

Kendall Jenner moved in with her NBA player beau, Ben Simmons! Too fast? Kim Kardsahian puts Tristan Thompson on blast! Special guest cohost Montana Tucker joins me! Mel B wanted her husband murdered, her ex says! Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are over! Should Sam Smith date Perez? He's single now! 50 Cent AND Russell Simmons mock sexual abuse victim! Even more insane Jersey Shore drama with Ronnie and his abusive girlfriend! Lee Daniels vs Damon Dash! Lindsay Lohan back to her old ways! Bella Tho...
Tags: Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Sam Smith, Nba, Katie Holmes, Johnny Depp, Kendall Jenner, Kim, Jamie Foxx, Bella Thorne, Lindsay Lohan, Mel B, Lee Daniels, Thompson, Perez, Ronnie


OPEN POST: Did Mo’Nique’s Leaked Conversation With Tyler Perry Validate Her Claims? Or Nah?

Another day, another chance for Mo’Nique to battle the powers that be in Hollywood. This time, the ‘blackballed’ actress has targeted Tyler Perry once again. Just last year, Mo’Nique amidst all of the drama between she, Lee Daniels and Oprah in an attempt to squash the issue (click if you missed that). Now that Dame Dash has publicly blasted Lee Daniels (with RECEIPTS), Mo’Nique has decided it’s the perfect time to ‘leak’ her own receipts in the form of secretly recorded audio from the c...
Tags: Hollywood, Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Oprah, Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, Dame Dash, Mo'Nique, Sheryl Lee Ralph, For Discussion, Atlanta Gossip, OPEN POST, Sidney Hicks, Oprah Winfey


Dame Dash Confronts Lee Daniels Over $2 Million Unpaid Loan

Dame Dash is suing decorated movie director Lee Daniels — again. Following an in-person confrontation at a Diana Ross concert last week, spearheaded by the media mogul, a lawsuit has been filed against Daniels’ in the amount of $5M after he broke his promise to give Dame an executive producer credit and 5% of backend profits on a Richard Pryor biopic that never materialized. The strangely paired business associates have been at odds for nearly over 10 years after Dame loaned Daniels $2M to fun...
Tags: Jazz, Diana Ross, Lee Daniels, Music News, Richard Pryor, Daniels, Dame, Dame Dash


Lee Daniels hit with $5 million lawsuit from Damon Dash after confrontation at Diana Ross concert

Empire creator and Philadelphia native Lee Daniels is facing a $5 million lawsuit filed by Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash, who warned the director about the suit in a tense confrontation at a Diana Ross concert last week.
Tags: Philadelphia, Diana Ross, Incidents, Lee Daniels, Damon Dash, Roc A Fella Records


ON BLAST!! Dame Dash Confronts Lee Daniels Over $2 Million Dollar Loan + Serves Him With New Lawsuit…

Damon “Dame” Dash has publicly blasted producer Lee Daniels for an unpaid debt. Dash has the whole net buzzing after sharing footage where he confronted the Empire Producer over a $2 million dollar loan that has never been repaid. Details below… (more…) Related Posts Sheryl Lee Ralph on Mo’Nique’s Claims of Blackballing: “Sometimes you just need to shut up…” (VIDEO)Mo’Nique Claims Lee Daniels Confirmed Her Suspicions of Being Blackballed…WATCH THIS! Mo’Nique Blasts Tyler Perry (Again) For...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Viral Video, Lee Daniels, Legal Issues, Sean Penn, Tyler Perry, Damon, Dame Dash, Mo Nique, Sheryl Lee Ralph, On Blast


ON BLAST!! Dame Dash Confronts Lee Daniels Over $2 Million Dollar Loan + Hits Him w/$5 Million Fraud Lawsuit…

Damon “Dame” Dash has publicly blasted producer Lee Daniels for an unpaid debt. Dash has the whole net buzzing after sharing footage where he confronted the Empire Producer over a $2 million dollar loan that has never been repaid. Details below… (more…) Related Posts Sheryl Lee Ralph on Mo’Nique’s Claims of Blackballing: “Sometimes you just need to shut up…” (VIDEO)Mo’Nique Claims Lee Daniels Confirmed Her Suspicions of Being Blackballed…WATCH THIS! Mo’Nique Blasts Tyler Perry (Again) For...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Viral Video, Marvin Gaye, Lee Daniels, Legal Issues, Tyler Perry, Damon, Dame Dash, Mo Nique, Sheryl Lee Ralph, On Blast, Son Claims Lee Daniels


WATCH: Dame Dash Confronts Lee Daniels for Not Repaying $2 Million Loan

Dame Dash wants Lee Daniels to run him his money … NOW!Years ago, Damon Dash lent Lee Daniels $2 million to produce the 2004 movie “The Woodsman.” In return for the money, Dame says he received a written agreement from Daniels that promised him executive producer credits, 50 percents of the film’s rights, and a guarantee that the $2M investment would be repaid in full with interest. Apparently, that never happened and Dame filed a lawsuit in 2014.In 2015, Dash and Daniels settled the suit, with ...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Money, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lee Daniels, Sued, Lee, Butler, Richard Pryor, Daniels, Dame, Dame Dash


Damon Dash Sues & Confronts Lee Daniels For Allegedly Owing Him MILLIONS For Richard Pryor Biopic! WATCH HERE!

On Tuesday, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash filed a lawsuit against Empire co-creator Lee Daniels over a Richard Pryor biopic that was never produced. Last week, during Diana Ross' show at the Hollywood Bowl, Dash confronted Daniels for allegedly owing him $2 million for the project. Related: Damon's Son Arrested For DUI! On Tuesday, video of the fiery encounter began circulating around social media. As seen here: Guess Dame finally ran into Lee Daniels. Ouch... pic.twitter.com/5Y7az...
Tags: Celebs, Diana Ross, Lee Daniels, Damon, Richard Pryor, Daniels, Damon Dash, Roc A Fella Records, Rachel Roy, Dennis Van Tine, Jack Freeman, Damon Dash Sues, Hollywood Bowl Dash, New York Supreme Court Daniels


Jamie Foxx Calls For Mo’Nique & Oprah To End Beef… (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx hit the stage of The 2018 BET Awards show to offer his take on a few notable beefs this year and he says that there’s a major one many seem to have overlooked… Mo’Nique vs. Oprah. [FLASHBACK: Storytime: Mo’Nique Explains History Behind Oprah Beef… (VIDEO)] If you recall, Mo’Nique hit the stage during one of her comedy shows to tell Mother O, as well as her fellow media moguls Tyler Perry & Lee Daniels, to “s*ck her d*ck’ (click HERE if you missed that). Well Foxx hit the stage to p...
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