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FOX Orders More Episodes of Star!

Star – (L-R) Carlotta Brown (Queen Latifah), Jahil Rivers (Benjamin Bratt), Alexandra (Ryan Destiny), Star Davis (Jude Demorest) and Simone Davis (Brittany O’Grady) – Photo courtesy of FOX.

FOX has ordered an additional five episodes for its music drama, Star (Wednesdays, 9/8C) – raising the season total to 18.

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Forest Whitaker Signs On for Multi-Episode Arc on Empire!

Oscar®-winning actor Forest Whitaker is joining the cast of Empire for a multi-episode arc during the show’s fourth season.

Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious his first radio airplay.

Empire returns on Wednesday, September 27th (8/7C).

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Epic Teaser: Empire and Star Collide In Season Premieres!

On an epic night of music and drama, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) comes face-to-face with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson),Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), as the worlds of Empire and Star collide Wednesday, Sept. 27 on FOX. The special event begins with the Season Four premiere of Empire (8/7C), followed by the Season Two premiere of Stat (9/8C).

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Lee Daniels’ Star Scores Second Season!

STAR: L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady in STAR ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX

Star (FOX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) – Lee Daniels’ tale of three young women who form a girl group to find musical stardom in Atlanta – has been renewed by FOX.

Three episodes remain until the first season finale, Wednesday, March 15th.

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FOX Renews Empire!

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Ta’Rhonda Jones, Gabourey Sidibe, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Serayah McNeil, Trai Byers and Grace Gealey. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

FOX’s top drama, Empire, has been renewed for a fourth season.

New episodes return on Wednesday, March 22nd. Details follow the break.

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‘Hollywood Doesn’t Owe Anybody Anything!’

Mo Rocca interviews Lee Daniels on this week’s edition of CBS Sunday Morning (9am/8C) – and Daniels has something to say about the confluence of Holly wood, filmmaking and awards. He’s not shy about it either.

‘Hollywood doesn’t owe anybody anything,’ says the man behind Precious, Empire and Star, before continuing on and explaining why.

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Lee Daniels’ New FOX Pilot, Star, Now Casting!

EMPIRE: Director/Writer/Creator/Executive Producer Lee Daniels attends the EMPIRE Series Premiere event at the Arclight Cinerama Dome on Tuesday, Jan. 6 in Hollywood, CA.  EMPIRE debuts, with limited commercial interruption, following AMERICAN IDOL XIV on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  CR: Frank Micelotta/FOX ©Ê2015 FOX BROADCASTING
Lee Daniels –  CR: Frank Micelotta/FOX ©2015 FOX BROADCASTING

Lee Daniels – creator and executive producer of Empire – is looking to capture lightning in a bottle again with his new pilot Star.

Star follows three women as they negotiate the path to stardom while trying to figure out just how far they will go to achieve stardom in the cutthroat music industry.

The pilot will begin production in December – casting is underway now. Follow the jump for details.

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FOX Orders Pilot, Star, From Lee Daniels!

EMPIRE: Director/Writer/Creator/Executive Producer Lee Daniels attends the EMPIRE Series Premiere event at the Arclight Cinerama Dome on Tuesday, Jan. 6 in Hollywood, CA.  EMPIRE debuts, with limited commercial interruption, following AMERICAN IDOL XIV on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  CR: Frank Micelotta/FOX ©Ê2015 FOX BROADCASTING
 CR: Frank Micelotta/FOX
©Ê2015 FOX BROADCASTING

With the success of Empire boosting FOX’s profile, the network has gone to that series’ co-creator, Lee Daniels for a drama pilot called Star.

Star is the story of three young women who hope to make it big in the cutthroat world of music – and asks the question, ‘what will you do to reach the top?’

The pilot is the first to come from Daniels’ multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Casting will begin soon. For more, follow the jump.

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Seventh annual Produced By conference brings Hollywood powerhouses together

Produced By LA 2015 6-1-15

The seventh annual Produced By Conference presented by the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) occurred May 30-31, 2015, and was hosted by Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.  It brought together the best of Hollywood in film, television, and digital.  Lee Daniels,Tyler Perry, Kevin Smith, Brian Grazer, Eva Longoria, and Reese Witherspoon are but a few of the names that came to speak to producers from all over the world. See more after the jump.

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