Lee Daniels’ The Butler (**½)

There are two very opposing viewpoints on display in Lee Daniels’ The Butler (from here on simply to be referred to once again as “The Butler,” for the most part at least). One is writer Danny Strong‘s take on the material he wrote about, while the other is director Lee Daniels‘ much different take. Over […]

American Idol Recap: Finale Review

Wow, can you believe American Idol is wrapping up its twelfth season already? I feel like the auditions were just yesterday, and speaking of…from the moment the season began, we had our frontrunner. That never changed, not even after tonight. With a killer conclusion to a very strong season (though not perfect by any means) […]

Awards Profile: The Butler

Written By: Danny Strong and Lee Daniels Directed By: Lee Daniels Cast: Forest Whitaker, Alex Pettyfer, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Jesse Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Liev Schreiber, Nelsan Ellis, Jane Fonda, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, Yaya DaCosta, David Oyelowo, Colman Domingo, […]

Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and Steve Jones Leaving ‘X-Factor’

Wow, Simon Cowell sure isn’t playing around. After streaming news circulated yesterday morning concerning host Steve Jones leaving X-Factor, followed by judge Nicole Scherzinger’s confirmed dismissal later that afternoon, a news report released this morning from The New York Times confirmed there were three cuts made from the British mogul in total. The final person […]