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Fox Orders Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Series Empire, Steven Spielberg's Red Band Society

Empire

Fox has given series orders to hip-hop drama Empire and Steven Spielberg's Red Band Society, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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American Horror Story: Coven's Gabourey Sidibe Joins Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe is reteaming with her Precious director Lee Daniels for his new Fox hip-hop drama Empire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Timbaland Joins Fox Drama Pilot Empire

Timbaland

Timbaland has signed on to the Fox drama pilot Empire, TVGuide.com has learned.

The Grammy-winning producer will act as songwriter and producer for the show, a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire. It will feature modern music as well as original tracks.

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Taraji P. Henson to Star Opposite Terrence Howard in Fox's Empire

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson will star opposite Terrence Howard in Fox's Empire, TVGuide.com has learned.

From The Butler's Lee Daniels and Game Change's Danny StrongEmpire is a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire that will feature both original and current music.

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The Complete Pilot Report: Fox Has Batman Prequel Gotham, Tina Fey Comedy

Ben McKenzie, Tina Fey

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Friends' David Schwimmer, and from proven producers like How I Met Your Mother bosses Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are the Fox pilots: read more

Fox Orders Weird Loners to Series, Pilots from Johnny Galecki, Lee Daniels

Johnny Galecki

Fox has given a series order to Weird Loners and picked up three comedy pilots and one drama pilot with an eye towards series production, TVGuide.com has learned. 

Weird Loners is the story of four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into each other's lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, New York townhouse. The single-camera comedy... read more

Box Office: The Butler Stays On Top

Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker

Lee Daniels' biopic The Butler retained the top spot at the box office this weekend with $17 million in earnings, a 30 percent dropoff from its opening weekend, Box Office Mojo reports. We're the Millers also held strong at the No. 2 spot, bringing in $13.5 million in its third week.

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Trailer for Oprah’s First Film Lead Role in 15 Years The Butler Hits the Web

Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker

Oprah Winfrey is back on the big screen for her first lead movie role in 15 years, and we've got a first look at her new role.

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Precious Leads 2010 Indie Spirit Awards

Mo'Nique

Precious topped the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards Friday, taking home all five awards for which it was nominated.

Precious won best feature, best director (Lee Daniels), best actress (Gabourey Sidibe), best supporting... read more

A Precious Night at the NAACP Image Awards

Lee Daniels

Precious was the belle of the ball at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards Friday, grabbing six trophies.

The film, also nominated for six Academy Awards, snagged best film, best independent film, best director for Lee Daniels, best writing, best supporting actress for Mo'Nique, and... read more

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