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How Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’ improved upon Tyler Perry’s brand of drama

By Demetria Lucas D’Oyley I missed the initial airing of the Empire finale. I’d planned to stay home and live-tweet it like I usually do, but a friend called me crazy. “You’d rather sit home and watch people build an … Continue reading

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How Black Churches Helped Fuel ‘The Butler’s’ Big Weekend

By C. Molly Smith The Weinstein Co. appealed heavily to the black faith-based community in promoting Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a strategy that appears to be paying off. Over the weekend, Daniels’ historical drama debuted to a stellar $25 million, … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Reminder #4)

Please mark your calendars! The day is almost upon us. Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on August 16, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight … Continue reading

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The Butler (Reminder #3)

Please mark your calendars! Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on August 16, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight Presidents and was a witness to … Continue reading

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The Butler

Please mark your calendars! Lee Daniels’ (Precious) “The Butler” opens in theaters on October 18, 2013. It is the story of Cecil Gaines who as the head butler at the White House served eight Presidents and was a witness to … Continue reading

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