#Empire: Lee Daniels On How The Gay Content Of His Hit Show Is Changing Hearts & Minds


Spoiler Alert: In last night’s episode Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) finally came out (in song) and met a new man too! Since Empire's January premiere, much has been made of having a gay male character of color having such visibility on TV, living and working in the notoriously homophobic hip-hop biz. According to co-creator and executive producer ... See the Rest

Director Lee Daniels’ Dedicates Award to His Boyfriend


The other night at the Stonewall Community Foundation’s Vision Awards, filmmaker Lee Daniels was honored “for his confidence, courage, and creativity.” When Daniels took the stage in his signature pajama pants, he gave this speech dedicating the award to his partner, Jahil Fisher: "I go to these things and I normally don’t get nervous, but I am ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda arrives at the 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes

"I’ve lived a long time [74 years], 20 years of that time was in the south, and I have seen too many lives destroyed and distorted by homophobia. I pray with all my heart that I live to see the day when people can come out freely, safely and be accepted by every strata of society.” – screen legend Jane Fonda presenting the Outfest Visionary Award ... See the Rest

Lee Daniels, Jim Parsons, Wentworth Miller, and Edie Windsor Cover the OUT100 Issue


The yearly issue of OUT magazine, which spotlights the year's most entertaining, heroic, and intriguing LGBT and LGBT-related figures, hits the stands today. On the cover: Lee Daniels (Artist of the Year), Jim Parsons (Entertainer of the Year), Wentworth Miller (Newsmaker of the Year) (slow news year, I guess), and the glorious Edie Windsor ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote: Lee Daniels (Or Lee Daniels’ Quote Unquote)

Lee Daniels attends the premiere of the Weinstein Company's 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles

"Oprah was a producer on Precious, and we were looking for things to do. I sent her something that was my version of a black Misery, where she plays this serial killer. And Oprah said, 'Are you bonkers?' That didn't work, so we developed this role." –  director Lee Daniels on getting Oprah, who hasn't acted in a film for 15 years, to portray Forest ... See the Rest

On the Red Carpet: Lee Daniels’ The Butler in New York City

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There were four movie premieres of note last night: Kick-Ass 2 in London, Lovelace in Hollywood, Planes in Hollywood, and The Butler at the Zeigfeld in New York. I can't believe I decided to go with The Butler. I know, I know: You have zero interest in seeing it, and even less interest in the red carpet. But look! It's Mariah with a FABULOUSLY ... See the Rest

First Look: Mariah Carey in Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Wait a cotton-pickin' minute! That's Mariah Carey picking cotton as field slave Hattie Pearl in Precious director Lee Daniels' latest film. The Butler also stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams, and Jane Fonda. Meanwhile, Carey's 13th studio album drops on July 23. ... See the Rest

Oprah Is Gettin’ Some


If Terrence Howard was workin' me over, I'm pretty sure I'd have the same face going on. Oprah Instagrammed this pic from a scene on the set of The Butler. She is going for the Oscar this time, not just a nomination. #WerkBitch ... See the Rest