Lee Daniels

  via TV ONE: FOX has announced Empire will end after its sixth season. The Lee Daniels‘ drama famously starred Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard,Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Bryshere Gray.   Unlike Daniels’ other series Star, which was canceled last week, the Lyons will get a proper send-off with 20 episodes. “We are turning the final season into a large TV event, […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Dame Dash has beef. And rightly so, if what he says is true. At a Diana Ross concert in L.A. last week, the hip-hop mogul who was formerly Jay Z’s partner in their Roc-A-Fella label, Dash ran up on writer/producer/director Lee Daniels to ask him for money he once loaned him. How much? 2 million dollars, according to […]

Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels are reportedly looking to get a remake of the 1983 classic Terms of Endearment in the works. The film, based on the book of the same name written by Larry McMurtry, followed the 30-year relationship between a mother and daughter and earned itself 11 Academy Award nominations, ultimately winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best […]

Welcome to the ATL, Queen Latifah. The actress is posted up in the so-called “Hollywood of the South” to work on Lee Daniels’ new Fox series “Star.” But apparently carjackers could care less about Latifah and her “star” status. All they know is they saw an opportunity to do what they do in south Fulton […]

A new ad targeting Donald Trump contains an appeal to African-American voters by cast members from FOX's hit show Empire.

Roland Martin and NewsOne Now were on hand to capture the sights and sounds of this year's Essence Festival.

In a cover story for Variety ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Oscar winner Mo’Nique reveals that she received just $50,000 and an inconsequential back-end deal for starring in Precious which went on to gross $47.5 million at the domestic box office. “There was a backend, in all fairness. But the end it was behind, it […]

Lee Daniels, the director of The Butler and creator of FOX’s Empire is entering new territory to direct an upcoming documentary, The Apollo Theater Film Project. The doc will chronicle the history and impact of the acclaimed concert hall from its establishment in 1934 until present day. The Apollo Theater, which took the Harlem Renaissance by storm in […]

Patti LaBelle’s guest appearance on the season one finale of “Empire” wasn’t a one-time hit. Fans will be happy to know that the music icon is returning to the show and will be featured in its upcoming season! During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, LaBelle recalled a conversation she had with co-creator, Lee […]

A Texas man who spent 35 years behind bars without a conviction will finally get a second chance at justice. Jerry Hartfield, 59, has been…

Roland Martin and HipHollywood’s Vanessa Barnett rundown which African American actors  received Emmy Award nominations and who was snubbed by the Emmy voting committee. Lee…

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” and Academy Award winner, Mo’Nique chat about the liberal media spectrum and why it was challenging to get distribution…