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Sean Penn and Lee Daniels Settle $10 Million Defamantion Lawsuit, Say Sorry

Kaitlyn Laurie | May 4, 2016 - 5:50 pm

Lee Daniels and Sean Penn have said sorry, putting an end to the former’s defamation suit against the latter.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Empire’ Star Ta’Rhonda Jones Wants You to Lie and Steal

Mia Lardiere | October 14, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Porsha, Porsha, Porsha.

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Nicole Kidman Poses for Sultry ‘Interview’ Shoot

Callie Mills | October 5, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Nicole Kidman looks dazzling for Interview magazine’s October issue.

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Sean Penn Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Lee Daniels for Comparing Him to Terrence Howard

Kaitlyn Laurie | September 22, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Sean Penn wants everyone to know he’s nothing like Terrence Howard, so he’s suing Lee Daniels for $10 million for making an offhand comment linking him to domestic abuse.

In other words, defamation, he claims.

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Mariah Carey Upstaged by Son Moroccan at Walk of Fame Ceremony, He Gets Carried Away Crying and Screaming

Michael Prieve | August 5, 2015 - 6:26 pm

Children are precious things and Mariah Carey enjoyed an especially precious moment while receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (Aug. 05, 2015).

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One to Watch: Grace Gealey Talks New TV Show ‘Empire’

Jess Cohen | January 21, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Actress Grace Gealey just landed the role of a lifetime. As her first TV role, Gealey booked a major part on the new FOX show, Empire.

We were lucky enough to talk to Gealey about her role on the show, and she also revealed her dream co-stars! Check out the interview below to… More »



Jennifer Lopez Looks Glam in Bright Orange at Fox’s All-Star Party

Kaitlyn Laurie | January 18, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Jennifer Lopez looked amazing at Fox’s Winter Television Critics Association Tour on Saturday (Jan. 17)!

Wearing a bright orange skirt and white belly-baring sleeveless top, the American Idol judge looked enviously chic.

Also in attendance and looking fabulous were Taraji P. Henson of the newest hit show Empire, Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project, and producer Lee Daniels,… More »


‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Wins Weekend Box Office with $25M

Peggy Truong | August 18, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Oprah Winfrey, director Lee Daniels and company ruled the box office by a mile this weekend.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler grossed $25 million to win top spot, beating out fellow newcomers Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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‘Death Race 3,’ Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘End of Watch’ and Nicole Kidman’s ‘The Paperboy’ Premiere in HD

Todd Gilchrist | January 22, 2013 - 8:00 pm

The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing this week, churning out buzz and hype for some of the films that mainstream audiences will hopefully not just be seeing later this year but celebrating with the same sort of passion and intensity that drove 2012 alum Beasts of the Southern Wild to multiple Academy Award… More »



‘The Butler’: Oprah Winfrey Tweets Pics of Lenny Kravitz, Jane Fonda From the Set (PHOTOS)

Todd Gilchrist | September 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Oprah Winfrey was crowned “Queen of All Media” many years ago, but that doesn’t mean the mogul is resting on her laurels.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Winfrey tweeted pictures from the set of The Butler, Lee Daniels’ film in which she co-stars opposite Forest Whitaker as Gloria Gaines.

In the wake… More »