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  • VIDEO: Oprah didn't recognize 'The View's' Sherri Shepherd in 'Precious'

     
    Sherri Shepherd, co-host of "The View," is almost unrecognizable as Cornrows, the receptionist at the alternative school in the new film "Precious." Even Oprah didn't recognize her! Shepherd promises that "Precious" will uplift and inspire audiences and...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Billy Crystal as Oscar host? | Mariah Carey looks 'Precious' | Lifetime kudos for Caleb Deschanel and Sidney Lumet

     
    • Vegas oddsmaker Johnny Avello is at odds with Gold Derby readers about who should host the Oscars. His top choice is Billy Crystal, whom he considers a 5 to 2 favorite to return to the podium. Avello didn't even consider your top pick Ricky Gervais...
  • VIDEO: 'Precious' newcomer Gabby Sidibe's first red carpet with Oprah Winfrey!

     
    Gabby Sidibe, the 24-year-old actress who stars as a sexually and physically abused obese teenage single mom in "Precious," had never acted in a film before. And at last night's "Precious" premiere in the 2009 AFI Fest, she was sharing......
  • Isaiah Washington shows paternal instinct at Pan African Film Festival

    Isaiah Washington shows paternal instinct at Pan African Film Festival
    Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington, who has three projects in the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival running through this weekend, says the fatherly thread in his latest projects is no coincidence. The actor portrays a small-town father...
  • Mo'Nique, Kevin Hart featured in Pan African Film Fest

    Mo'Nique, Kevin Hart featured in Pan African Film Fest
    The Pan African Film Festival returns for its 22nd year next month (Feb. 6-17), showcasing 172 films — documentaries, features, shorts and webseries — during its nearly two-week stint at the Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills theater in Los Angeles. ...
  • For independent films, Oscar buzz often means change of fortune

     For independent films, Oscar buzz often means change of fortune
    Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them — all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The...
  • Lee Daniels says racism played role in 'Butler's' struggle for money

    Lee Daniels says racism played role in 'Butler's' struggle for money
    NEW YORK -- Lee Daniels is never one to hold back on hot-button topics like race and the movie business. So when the director of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is asked why he thinks it was hard to get his new movie financed, he comes back...
  • For 'The Butler,' a cast of 37 producers

    For 'The Butler,' a cast of 37 producers
    If it takes a village to raise a child, it took a principality to bring "Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' " to the screen. A five-year odyssey of false starts, studio abandonment and piecemeal financing, "The Butler" arrives in theaters Friday with 37...
  • Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived

     Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
  • 'The Butler' serves up melodrama, fine performances, reviews say

    'The Butler' serves up melodrama, fine performances, reviews say
    The year's first serving of Oscar bait has arrived on a silver platter in the form of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a star-studded historical drama starring Forest Whitaker as an African American butler working at the White House through multiple...
  • 'The Butler' puts a new spin on LBJ, says Liev Schreiber

    'The Butler' puts a new spin on LBJ, says Liev Schreiber
    The new trailer for Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” shows an up-from-his-bootstraps man moving, Zelig-like, through U.S. presidential history, demonstrating how “one man overcame his past.” But for at least one of the actors...