Lee Daniels

The "Empire" creator will be holding an international casting search for the main roles in his new musical drama, titled "Star."

Fox TV Group co-chief told Vulture that discussions of an 'Empire' spin-off show have officially started.

Empire has a lot to live up to for its second season. No one expected it to be a monster hit out the gate, but after the first season’s ratings improved week after week after week, it proved to be a tremendous force in television world. News came out that Lee Daniels would be holding […]

Biopics are obviously in demand after the success of Straight Outta Compton. One that’s been in the making for a while is Richard Pryor‘s story. The Weinstein Company finally revealed who’ll appear in the highly anticipated biopic. It’s a star-studded cast to say the least. As expected, Mike Epps will play Pryor. Nick Cannon was reportedly in consideration for the role, but he eventually […]

Lee Daniels knows to strike while the iron is hot. The Empire creator and executive producer is bringing another musical drama to Fox very similar to Dreamgirls. Thanks to the success from Empire, it seems Daniels will get the green light for whatever project he brings to the network. According to Entertainment Weekly, the title of the show […]

Empire‘s fans have given the cast love and support since the show’s premiere last year, but Lee Daniels says some of the feedback actually hasn’t been so positive. The show’s creator spoke about some of the backlash at the 2015 Produced By Conference in LA on Sunday. While noting the show’s poignant scenes between Terrence Howard’s character Lucious and […]

After winning a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress on Sunday night, Taraji P. Henson has her sights set on an Emmy. The actress is having quite a year, and we’re just in the first half. According to Vulture, Henson was involved in an Empire chat in Los Angeles last week, and the discussion turned to the Emmys. Show […]

With the success of Empire and the hit show opening the gates for more diversity in Hollywood, Lee Daniels is sitting pretty being among those at the top of the TV game right now. And he’s not shy about voicing his preferences when it comes to the series he helped created, as evidenced during a recent […]

We have to admit it, when Mo’Nique said she was initially offered the role of Cookie on Empire, we were a bit skeptical. Not that we doubted Mo’s talent, we just couldn’t imagine anyone but Taraji P. Henson in the role. But when we talked to the Blackbird star about the controversy and she challenged Lee […]

Actor and comedienne Mo’Nique Imes-Jackson made headlines in February when various outlets reported she had been blackballed from Hollywood after a perceived rift with Precious director and Empire co-creator Lee Daniels. One revelation to come from their respective interviews was Mo’Nique taking what seemed to be a low salary of $50,000 for a part that […]

One scholar believes that “Empire” has done nothing more than promote racially stereotypical casting in Hollywood. Not everyone was living for all of the delicious…

When Mo’nique accepted the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress,” in 2009, for her stellar portrayal of Mary Lee Johnston in Lee Daniels’ “Precious,” her Hollywood peers erupted with applause and Mo’Nique exhaled a sigh of relief. She kissed her husband, then acknowledged her friend Lee Daniels, who was standing behind her. She rode the […]