Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels is a film producer and director known for his critically acclaimed work. In 2001, he produced Monster's Ball, for which Halle Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Daniels also produced festival favorite The Woodsman, starring Kevin Bacon and Mos Def. As a director, he made a major impact with Precious (2009), a dark film about an obese teen (Gabourey Sidibe) who suffers sexual abuse at the hands of her father. The film earned Daniels an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and a Best Supporting Actress award for Mo'Nique.

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Empire Sued for Stealing the Life Story of Former Gangster

Ron Newt wants a billion dollars from Lee Daniels, Terrence Howard.

Damon Dash Squashes Beef With Lee Daniels

The two are apparently working on a movie together.

Empire Producer to 'Beg' Eminem to Be on the Show

Brian Grazer also wants to get Oprah Winfrey to join the cast.

Music Stars and Lawsuits

Eminem, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and others hit with litigation.

Empire Sues Record Label Over Trademark of Name

Network responds to company's demand for $5 million for name.

Empire Creator Reveals How Kanye West Inspired the Show

Danny Strong says he was ready to write the hit show's screenplay after 45 minutes with Yeezus.
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