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All Access: Jawn Murray Talks With Cast of Fox Drama ...

Essence Festival is the largest festival in the United States. The annual gathering in New Orleans helmed by Essence magazine had more than 470,000 attendees for its 2017 festival. In previous years, Essence has also garnered huge attendance numbers: 425,000 ...
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Reel Focus: Nissan Partners With African American Film Critics For ...

Nissan was the official automobile sponsor of the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards, a celebration held by the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, CA. This year’s AAFCA Awards was hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Nischelle Turner ...
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Jussie Smollett: Is Actor Really Leaving Lee Daniels’ “Empire?”

Is Jussie Smollett leaving Fox’s hit drama “Empire?” Sources close to the network tell AlwaysAList.com that “things aren’t as they seem,” when probed on the matter. On Wednesday’s episode of the Lee Daniels-produced series, Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon is shot ...
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Life After: “Empire” Finds Second Residence On TV One

TV One has exclusively acquired the cable rights for Fox’s record-breaking drama, “Empire.” The series, created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, premiered Jan. 7, 2015 and stars Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray and Trai ...
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Apollo Theater: Famed Venue Headlining Its Own Upcoming Film

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels has signed on to direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The authorized documentary will capture the Apollo’s storied impact in shaping America’s music nationally; ...
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Cinema Sequel: “The Butler” Back In Theaters

Missed it the first time or want to see it a second, starting on Friday Dec. 6, “The Butler” is back in theaters. In an unprecedented move, the movie, which stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo, is getting ...
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Lee Daniels’ The Butler: Continues To Clean Up At Box ...

For the third consecutive week, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” has come in at the top spot at the box office. In a surprise victory over the record revenue Labor Day weekend, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” grossed $20 million over the ...
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Oprah Winfrey: Her Friends Don’t Use The N-Word

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is featured on the cover of Parade this Sunday with her “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” co-star Forest Whitaker. In the interview, the 59-year-old network owner speaks about her disdain for the n-word. “You cannot be my ...
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Cuba Gooding Jr: Arrest Warrant Canceled But Still Due In ...

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. is apparently no longer a wanted man in New Orleans. A rep for the “Red Tails” and “Jerry McGuire” star said authorities in the Big Easy has canceled the arrest warrant after he met with ...