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Lee Daniels Thinks Hip-Hop Is More Tolerant Of The LGBTQ Community

Despite the constant debate about the current state of hip-hop, <i>Empire</i> creator Lee Daniels claims the culture has evolved significantly over the …

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Mariah Carey Reveals the Hardest Thing About Being Mariah Carey

The diva, pinning awards hopes on new song "The Star," opens up about childhood Christmases, dueting with Whitney and sexual misconduct in the news: …

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Mudbound's Dee Rees interview on Mary J. Blige, racism and women in Hollywood

Dee Rees’ <i>Mudbound</i> has turned heads around the world, garnering huge amounts of attention at various film festivals and earning Oscar buzz. Based on …

Mary J. Blige

Inmates Sue FOX Over ‘Empire’ Filming At Juvenile Detention Center

The Fox network is being sued, again, over the filming of its hit music drama series <i>Empire</i> directed by Lee Daniels.The lawsuit stems from the …

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Brandy And Patti LaBelle Join Lee Daniels' 'Star' For Multi-Episode Arc

Lee Daniels' <i>Star</i> is getting two new high-profile stars.<p>Patti LaBelle and Brandy will join the FOX hit for a multi-episode arc. <i>Deadline</i> reports that …

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Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood Join Lee Daniels' 'Star'

The two singers will appear in multiple episodes this spring.<p>Lee Daniels' Fox drama <i>Star</i> is adding two big-name singers for the second half of its …

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Dee Rees (‘Mudbound’ director): ‘As a country, we have not really addressed our national history’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Although the story of “Mudbound” is set over 70 years ago, director <b>Dee Rees</b> finds it vitally important to today. During our recent webcam chat (<i>watch</i> …

Entertainment

'Empire' to Enter Production Hiatus to 'Regroup' for Rest of Season 4

Danny Strong and Lee Daniels aim to “map out the back half of the season”<p>Fox is about to reconstruct an empire. The Lion Family’s empire, that …

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'Empire' Schedules Season 4 Production Hiatus for Script Work

The break begins Nov. 8 as the show's writers begin work on the final eight episodes of the season.<p><i>Empire</i> is pressing the pause button.<p>The hip-hop …

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‘LBJ’: Woody Harrelson delivers an outsize performance in a film that somehow feels small

Lyndon Baines Johnson has been a hot commodity of late, at least in the entertainment world. Liev Schreiber took at stab at portraying the 36th president in the 2013 film “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” In 2014, Tom Wilkinson, as LBJ, joined forces with Danny Oyelowo’s Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma.” …

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You Ok, Bruh? Tyrese Bursts Into Crocodile Tears About Daughter, Preggo Wife, “Don’t Take My Babyyyy”

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 03: Tyrese attends Luda birthday celebration at Compound on September 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince …

African-American Culture

Tyrese Is Having a Complete Meltdown Over Losing His Daughter — Says He’s Broke, Threatens The Rock’s Family and More [Photos + Video]

We’ve been giving Tyrese a hard time for his social media antics lately, but we’re starting to think that there are some serious psychological issues …

Black Culture

Mariah Carey Reflects on How Dreams of a ‘Show Business Life’ Were Realized

After five Grammy award wins, enough No.1 hit singles to create a whole album (the aptly titled “#1s” released in 1998, followed by the updated “#1 …

Mariah Carey

Heatwave’s Sad Chapter Comes To A Close With Death Of Keith Wilder

Sadly, we must report on the passing of <b>Keith Edward Wilder</b>, one of the founders and co-lead singer of the legendary funk/R&B band <b>Heatwave</b>.According …

African-American News

WATCH: Wendy Williams Suffers Scary Moment On Live TV

<b>Wendy Williams</b> is trending on Twitter right now, but not for her costume. The daytime talk show host apparently passed out on live TV when she says …

African-American News

Is ‘Empire’ On Tonight? Season 4, Episode 5 Of Fox Series Delayed

Viewers who are ready to tune into some new songs and drama from the Lyon family are out of luck because “Empire” Season 4, episode 5 will not be …

TV

Chelsea Handler on Creating Change in Hollywood and More: ‘You Need to Be Informed’

As the news feed continues to expose instances of harassment, workplace inequality and serial abuse in Hollywood and beyond, the time is ripe for …

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Little Known Black History Fact: Sydni Bennett

<b>Sydni Dion Bennett</b> was instilled with a natural gift of ambition and self-awareness from an early age, which has served her well in her new role. The …

Black History

15 Hilarious Stranger Things Memes That Will Split Your Sides

When Netflix’s <b>Stranger Things</b> premiered in 2016, it became a surprise hit. For months, the Internet would not stop talking about the show (has the …

TV

10 Men Whose Careers Took Off After Turning 40

Advertisement<p>Image: Getty<p>Is there a right way to get ahead? Welcome to Raise Your Game—our week of examining success at work, whether you’re Patrick …

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TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ Hits Low, ‘Riverdale’ Down, NBA Debut On ESPN Up | Deadline

A Prince themed birthday party on <i>Empire</i> (1.8/7) and Taraji P Henson’s Cookie as the deceased musical genius in his Raspberry Beret phase seems like …

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Aishwarya Rai's former manager talks shutting down 'pig' Harvey Weinstein: 'His threats didn't bother me at all'

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, there have been a dizzying number of insiders claiming that they knew nothing about …

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Harvard rescinds medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein in 2014

Harvard has decided to strip Harvey Weinstein of an award it gave him in 2014.<p>The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research voted unanimously on Wednesday to rescind Weinstein's W. E. B. Du Bois Medal. The movie mogul has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of …

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Oprah Winfrey Calls Harvey Weinstein Scandal a "Watershed Moment"

The media mogul, who starred in the Weinstein Co.-distributed film 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' spoke about the allegations against the producer on …

Hollywood

Atlanta Man Wanted For Assaulting A Woman

The search is on for an Atlanta man who allegedly assaulted a woman.According to WSB-TV news, a sketch of the suspect has been released by …

African-American News

Tamar Braxton & Vincent List Mediterranean Mansion On Sale For $15M

Tamar Braxton and her music executive husband Vincent Herbert, founder of Streamline Records, have listed their glamorous Mediterranean mansion in …

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Shaun King: Colin Kaepernick’s Decision With The NFL

1. Queen Latifah<p>A post shared by Queen Latifah (@queenlatifah) on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:12am PDT<p>1 of 15<p>2. Marvin Sapp<p>A post shared by Marvin Sapp …

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The Barren Future of The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein’s film studio is already disintegrating, as the public image the disgraced producer crafted for himself crumbles.<p>The power that Harvey Weinstein wielded—the power he abused for the entirety of his Hollywood career, according to dozens of allegations of harassment, rape, and …

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Queen Latifah Receives Icon Award at Revolt Music Conference: 'She's Fearless'

Queen Latifah was presented with the Jimmy Iovine Icon Award on Saturday evening (Oct. 14), capping the third day of the Revolt Music Conference....

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