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Lee Daniels said ( about Dana Walden ) : “I’m beyond grateful to continue my partnership with 20th, Dana Walden Karey Burke and their amazing team, all of whom have wholeheartedly supported my vision over the past seven years,” External link

thegrio Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "She was flawed. She was human. And what makes her life a phenomenal story is that you can be flawed, but you can still be a civil rights leader," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:20:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I wanted to make sure that we did it right cause we knew a lot of people would be watching," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:20:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don't know this story when I sort of know everybody's story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren't told that we don't know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

abc7ny Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There's a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don't have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There's no outside interference from suits who don't know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It's our soul" External link

abc7ny Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she's getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

abc7ny Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don't know this story when I sort of know everybody's story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren't told that we don't know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

abc7ny Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There's a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don't have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There's no outside interference from suits who don't know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It's our soul" External link

abc7ny Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she's getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

abc7ny Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don't know this story when I sort of know everybody's story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren't told that we don't know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There's a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don't have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There's no outside interference from suits who don't know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It's our soul" External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she's getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

cleveland Friday, February 26, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” “There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul” External link

cleveland Friday, February 26, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

cleveland Friday, February 26, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels told : "What I respect most about her was her determination and her ability to stand up to the government. She was just determined to do it her way. I don't think she looked at herself as we do, which is now a civil rights leader," External link

foxnews Friday, February 26, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” “There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul” External link

baltimoresun Friday, February 26, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, February 26, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don't know this story when I sort of know everybody's story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren't told that we don't know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There's a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don't have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There's no outside interference from suits who don't know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It's our soul" External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she's getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "Rise Up is a song of triumph...and Strange Fruit is a call to arms, so yeah, I think that's a beautiful segue," External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : "Billie's story must be told," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels explained ( about Billie Holiday ) : “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “Whether you are new to the story and legacy of Billie Holiday or know every note she ever sang, I do hope our celebration of this complex woman does justice to a great musical legend and civil rights activist whose artistry resonates as well today, as it did 80 years ago. Hulu releasing this film and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, because as recent events reveal, our country has much work to do in fulfilling its promise of a more perfect union,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “They sent her to jail, they planted drugs on her, they gave her boyfriends, her manager’s drugs to plant on her, they were after her,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels added : “Yeah, they see her as a badass, they see her as a hero, a civil rights hero,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels dijo : “Pensé, ¿dónde estuve todos estos 59 años? ¿Cómo es que no conocía esta historia cuando conozco la historia de todo el mundo, o eso pensaba, en cuanto a historia negra se refiere?” “Me hizo pensar sobre las muchas historias que no se cuentan que desconocemos. Así que tenía que contarla” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I just wanted to do her right,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Andra Day ) : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” "There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul”. Day was grateful that the start date kept getting pushed back. She had about a year and a half to prepare, which started confusing her mother when she’d drift into Billie-isms in real life. “My behaviors would change. I was smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and just wilder than I’m used to being, more emotionally vulnerable and open,” Day said. “I’m a Capricorn, I keep that (expletive) on lock" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I just wanted to do her right,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” “There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I just wanted to do her right," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

whig Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Andra Day ) : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” "There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul”. Day was grateful that the start date kept getting pushed back. She had about a year and a half to prepare, which started confusing her mother when she’d drift into Billie-isms in real life. “My behaviors would change. I was smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and just wilder than I’m used to being, more emotionally vulnerable and open,” Day said. “I’m a Capricorn, I keep that (expletive) on lock" External link

whig Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

whig Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I just wanted to do her right,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Andra Day ) : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” "There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul”. Day was grateful that the start date kept getting pushed back. She had about a year and a half to prepare, which started confusing her mother when she’d drift into Billie-isms in real life. “My behaviors would change. I was smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and just wilder than I’m used to being, more emotionally vulnerable and open,” Day said. “I’m a Capricorn, I keep that (expletive) on lock" External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels disse : “Ela sabia que não daria errado com Prada. Ia me jogar aos pés de Miuccia porque ela é um gênio, mas não precisei. Ela admirava meu trabalho e sou um grande fã dela, então ficamos entusiasmados” External link

uai Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels disse : "Ela sabia que não daria errado com Prada. Eu ia me jogar aos pés de Miuccia porque ela é um gênio, mas não precisei. Ela admirava meu trabalho, e eu sou um grande fã dela, então ficamos entusiasmados" External link

bemparana Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels : “Empathize with Jimmy, that was the hardest thing. We understood that he had a job to do, but that he was regretful of what he did. And how do you make up for it?” External link

wsvn Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels : “The gift that she’s given me is teaching me not to judge. It lives in all of her music. It lives in her pores, lives in every action that she did.” External link

wsvn Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I wanted to tell the whole truth," External link

trust Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “She didn’t believe that she could do it,” “When I met her, she was talking herself out of a job! She loved Billie Holiday and wanted to honor her” External link

eurweb Saturday, February 6, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels tells ( about Civil Rights Movement ) : “I think she began the Civil Rights Movement as we know it to be,” External link

eurweb Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “Whether you are new to the story and legacy of Billie Holiday or know every note she ever sang, I do hope our celebration of this complex woman does justice to a great musical legend and civil rights activist whose artistry resonates as well today, as it did 80 years ago. Hulu releasing this film and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, because as recent events reveal, our country has much work to do in fulfilling its promise of a more perfect union,” External link

thegrio Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I just want to make you think about where we are in America right now," External link

abc7ny Monday, January 18, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “Whether you are new to the story and legacy of Billie Holiday or know every note she ever sang, I do hope our celebration of this complex woman does justice to a great musical legend and civil rights activist whose artistry resonates as well today, as it did 80 years ago. Hulu releasing this film and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, because as recent events reveal, our country has much work to do in fulfilling its promise of a more perfect union,” External link

thegrio Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “These festivals give birth to young voices, and they celebrate them,” External link

nytimes Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Friday, July 17, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

krqe Friday, July 10, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkrn Friday, July 10, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkbn Friday, July 10, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkrn Friday, July 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “I want to begin by acknowledging the passing of a great Tennessean. A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkrn Friday, July 10, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “I want to begin by acknowledging the passing of a great Tennessean. A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkrn Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “Clearly, there’s obvious stuff going on,” External link

thegrio Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “With the world’s eyes forced to look at the centuries-old oppression of Black people, I hope The United States Vs. Billie Holiday will add to this important conversation by shining a light on systemic racism and social injustice,” “I also feel that in this time of great reckoning it is essential we celebrate the life and artistry of an unsung Civil Rights warrior, Billie Holiday” External link

thegrio Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels expressed : “before I showed anybody my movies, I showed Andre. He was the cultural barometer of what people would like to see” External link

thegrio Monday, May 25, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels says : “I’m heartbroken we aren’t getting to shoot the finale we wanted — at least not yet,” External link

thegrio Friday, April 17, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Pete Buttigieg ) : “The next leader of our country has a daunting task ahead of them, but I believe that Pete is prepared to bring our country together to confront the biggest challenges we face, from dismantling systemic racism to passing gun violence prevention legislation and combating climate change,” External link

nypost Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “When I was 5, my earliest memory was walking down the stairs in my mother’s red high-heel shoes, and my dad, he’s a cop, is down playing cards with the boys and it was not pretty—at all,” External link

newnownext Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Tuesday, September 24, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Berry Gordy ) : “No way I was going to shoot this movie without kissing (Gordy’s) ring,” External link

thegrio Monday, September 23, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels says ( about Cookie Lyon ) : “When I think of Attica, I think of the voice of Cookie,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, September 16, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I didn’t realize I had a problem until I watched his work,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels added : “That’s the beauty of youth today,” “For people in my generation, it’s simply unheard-of to talk like that, to talk about suicide. I didn’t realize that I had been suicidal until (Cooper) told me I was suicidal” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “If it turned out that [Smollett] did it, was guilty, and all of it’s accurate, then it will feel like a betrayal,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels confirmed : “We tried to gather all the information [and] we tried to make a good decision at the time. Lee’s right -- there are no plans for Jussie to return to Empire ,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “The bad news is that ‘Star’ is not getting picked up for series,” External link

thegrio Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels says : “The bad news is that ‘Star’ is not getting picked up for series,” External link

eurweb Monday, July 8, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels says : “The bad news is that ‘Star’ is not getting picked up for series,” External link

thegrio Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels wrote ( about Jussie Smollett ) : “Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire,” External link

dailycaller Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “Of course, there’s some doubt,” “I’m telling you that because I love him so much. That’s the torture that I’m in right now, because it’s literally if it were to happen to your son and your child, how would you feel? You would feel, ‘Please God, please let there be that glimmer of hope that there is some truth in this story.’ That’s why it’s so painful. It was a flood of pain” External link

thegrio Monday, June 17, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I’m angsty, and I’m sober, so that is really weird to be going to the Met Ball and to other social activities not intoxicated,” “I hate f**king being sober. It’s a bore. It’s a f**king snooze” External link

dailycaller Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels admitted : “I never really even liked to drink, but I drank because my father told me if he ever saw me with a man, he would kill me,” “And until I was 22, I had to get drunk to actually go through with the process. And then the drug scene came” External link

dailycaller Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I’m telling you that because I love him so much," "That’s the torture that I’m in right now, because it’s literally if it were to happen to your son and your child, how would you feel? You would feel, 'Please, God, please let there be that glimmer of hope that there is some truth in this story.' That’s why it’s been so painful. It was a flood of pain" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "We weren’t there. I can’t judge him," "That’s only for the f------ lady or man with that black robe and God" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I had to detach myself and stop calling him, because it was taking away the time I have for my kids, the time I have for my partner," "It was affecting my spirit and other shows, everything" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “Of course, there’s some doubt,” “I’m telling you that because I love him so much. That’s the torture that I’m in right now, because it’s literally if it were to happen to your son and your child, how would you feel? You would feel, ‘Please God, please let there be that glimmer of hope that there is some truth in this story.’ That’s why it’s so painful. It was a flood of pain” External link

thegrio Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "Empire, in in its current iteration may be over, but 'Empire' is far from over," "We’re trying something out, and if it works, then 'Empire' is over and we have a great spinoff. And if it doesn’t, then 'Empire' may not very well be over. But the intent is to have our last season with a great spinoff" External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I’m beyond embarrassed. I think that when it happened, I had a flash of me running from bullies. I had a flash of my whole life, of my childhood, my youth, getting beaten,” External link

dailycaller Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels told : "I think that what I'm learning right now is that I can't judge," External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Jussie Smollett ) : "This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Jussie Smollett ) : "This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire," External link

news4jax Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Jussie Smollett ) : "This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire," External link

click2houston Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels wrote ( about Jussie Smollett ) : “This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “Cross fingers that you see us again, and if you don’t, you’ll see us in your dreams,” External link

eurweb Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "It's so painful that our souls are cracked," External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I have had conversations with him and he is in a lot of pain," External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels asked ( about Jussie Smollett ) : "Jussie, you know we've got to fire you, right?" External link

upi Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "Jussie, I am the gay Lee Daniels," External link

upi Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "Oh my God. These past couple of weeks have been a freaking roller coaster," External link

patch Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels added : "This is not what the show was made for. The show was made to bring America together" External link

patch Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “We, me and my cast, have experienced pain, and anger, and sadness and frustration, and we really don’t know how to handle it,” External link

dailycaller Friday, March 22, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “This is not what the show was made for. The show was made to bring America together. To talk about the atrocities that are happening right now on the streets,” External link

dailycaller Friday, March 22, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "You didn't deserve -- nor anybody deserves -- to have a noose put around your neck, to have bleach thrown on you," External link

click2houston Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT



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Lee Daniels said ( about Dana Walden ) : “I’m beyond grateful to continue my partnership with 20th, Dana Walden Karey Burke and their amazing team, all of whom have wholeheartedly supported my vision over the past seven years,” External link

thegrio Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "She was flawed. She was human. And what makes her life a phenomenal story is that you can be flawed, but you can still be a civil rights leader," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:20:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I wanted to make sure that we did it right cause we knew a lot of people would be watching," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:20:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don't know this story when I sort of know everybody's story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren't told that we don't know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

abc7ny Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There's a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don't have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There's no outside interference from suits who don't know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It's our soul" External link

abc7ny Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she's getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

abc7ny Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don't know this story when I sort of know everybody's story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren't told that we don't know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

abc7ny Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There's a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don't have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There's no outside interference from suits who don't know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It's our soul" External link

abc7ny Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she's getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

abc7ny Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don't know this story when I sort of know everybody's story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren't told that we don't know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There's a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don't have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There's no outside interference from suits who don't know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It's our soul" External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she's getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

cleveland Friday, February 26, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” “There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul” External link

cleveland Friday, February 26, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

cleveland Friday, February 26, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels told : "What I respect most about her was her determination and her ability to stand up to the government. She was just determined to do it her way. I don't think she looked at herself as we do, which is now a civil rights leader," External link

foxnews Friday, February 26, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” “There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul” External link

baltimoresun Friday, February 26, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, February 26, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don't know this story when I sort of know everybody's story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren't told that we don't know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There's a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don't have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There's no outside interference from suits who don't know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It's our soul" External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she's getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "Rise Up is a song of triumph...and Strange Fruit is a call to arms, so yeah, I think that's a beautiful segue," External link

abc7ny Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : "Billie's story must be told," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels explained ( about Billie Holiday ) : “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “Whether you are new to the story and legacy of Billie Holiday or know every note she ever sang, I do hope our celebration of this complex woman does justice to a great musical legend and civil rights activist whose artistry resonates as well today, as it did 80 years ago. Hulu releasing this film and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, because as recent events reveal, our country has much work to do in fulfilling its promise of a more perfect union,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “They sent her to jail, they planted drugs on her, they gave her boyfriends, her manager’s drugs to plant on her, they were after her,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels added : “Yeah, they see her as a badass, they see her as a hero, a civil rights hero,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels dijo : “Pensé, ¿dónde estuve todos estos 59 años? ¿Cómo es que no conocía esta historia cuando conozco la historia de todo el mundo, o eso pensaba, en cuanto a historia negra se refiere?” “Me hizo pensar sobre las muchas historias que no se cuentan que desconocemos. Así que tenía que contarla” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I just wanted to do her right,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Andra Day ) : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” "There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul”. Day was grateful that the start date kept getting pushed back. She had about a year and a half to prepare, which started confusing her mother when she’d drift into Billie-isms in real life. “My behaviors would change. I was smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and just wilder than I’m used to being, more emotionally vulnerable and open,” Day said. “I’m a Capricorn, I keep that (expletive) on lock" External link

readingeagle Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

readingeagle Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I just wanted to do her right,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” “There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history," "It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I just wanted to do her right," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew," "There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

whig Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Andra Day ) : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” "There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul”. Day was grateful that the start date kept getting pushed back. She had about a year and a half to prepare, which started confusing her mother when she’d drift into Billie-isms in real life. “My behaviors would change. I was smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and just wilder than I’m used to being, more emotionally vulnerable and open,” Day said. “I’m a Capricorn, I keep that (expletive) on lock" External link

whig Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

whig Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I was like, where have I been for all these 59 years? How come I don’t know this story when I sort of know everybody’s story, or I thought I did, when it comes to Black history,” “It made me think about the many stories that aren’t told that we don’t know about. And so I had to tell the story” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I just wanted to do her right,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Andra Day ) : “There’s a beauty of working in independent cinema because I don’t have to answer to anybody but the actors and my crew,” "There’s no outside interference from suits who don’t know anything about our culture. It was great to just do us. Everything you see on that screen is us. It’s our soul”. Day was grateful that the start date kept getting pushed back. She had about a year and a half to prepare, which started confusing her mother when she’d drift into Billie-isms in real life. “My behaviors would change. I was smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol and just wilder than I’m used to being, more emotionally vulnerable and open,” Day said. “I’m a Capricorn, I keep that (expletive) on lock" External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I get emotional talking about this girl because she’s getting ready to be mega famous after this,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels disse : “Ela sabia que não daria errado com Prada. Ia me jogar aos pés de Miuccia porque ela é um gênio, mas não precisei. Ela admirava meu trabalho e sou um grande fã dela, então ficamos entusiasmados” External link

uai Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels disse : "Ela sabia que não daria errado com Prada. Eu ia me jogar aos pés de Miuccia porque ela é um gênio, mas não precisei. Ela admirava meu trabalho, e eu sou um grande fã dela, então ficamos entusiasmados" External link

bemparana Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels : “Empathize with Jimmy, that was the hardest thing. We understood that he had a job to do, but that he was regretful of what he did. And how do you make up for it?” External link

wsvn Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels : “The gift that she’s given me is teaching me not to judge. It lives in all of her music. It lives in her pores, lives in every action that she did.” External link

wsvn Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I wanted to tell the whole truth," External link

trust Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “She didn’t believe that she could do it,” “When I met her, she was talking herself out of a job! She loved Billie Holiday and wanted to honor her” External link

eurweb Saturday, February 6, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels tells ( about Civil Rights Movement ) : “I think she began the Civil Rights Movement as we know it to be,” External link

eurweb Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “Whether you are new to the story and legacy of Billie Holiday or know every note she ever sang, I do hope our celebration of this complex woman does justice to a great musical legend and civil rights activist whose artistry resonates as well today, as it did 80 years ago. Hulu releasing this film and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, because as recent events reveal, our country has much work to do in fulfilling its promise of a more perfect union,” External link

thegrio Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I just want to make you think about where we are in America right now," External link

abc7ny Monday, January 18, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “Whether you are new to the story and legacy of Billie Holiday or know every note she ever sang, I do hope our celebration of this complex woman does justice to a great musical legend and civil rights activist whose artistry resonates as well today, as it did 80 years ago. Hulu releasing this film and giving it a platform to be seen nationwide is a blessing, because as recent events reveal, our country has much work to do in fulfilling its promise of a more perfect union,” External link

thegrio Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “These festivals give birth to young voices, and they celebrate them,” External link

nytimes Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Friday, July 17, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

krqe Friday, July 10, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkrn Friday, July 10, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkbn Friday, July 10, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkrn Friday, July 10, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “I want to begin by acknowledging the passing of a great Tennessean. A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkrn Friday, July 10, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Charlie Daniels ) : “I want to begin by acknowledging the passing of a great Tennessean. A legend in country music, an iconic man, Charlie Daniels…we will honor the life of Charlie Daniels by lowering the capitol flags from sunrise to sunset on July the 10th,” External link

wkrn Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “Clearly, there’s obvious stuff going on,” External link

thegrio Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “With the world’s eyes forced to look at the centuries-old oppression of Black people, I hope The United States Vs. Billie Holiday will add to this important conversation by shining a light on systemic racism and social injustice,” “I also feel that in this time of great reckoning it is essential we celebrate the life and artistry of an unsung Civil Rights warrior, Billie Holiday” External link

thegrio Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels expressed : “before I showed anybody my movies, I showed Andre. He was the cultural barometer of what people would like to see” External link

thegrio Monday, May 25, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels says : “I’m heartbroken we aren’t getting to shoot the finale we wanted — at least not yet,” External link

thegrio Friday, April 17, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Pete Buttigieg ) : “The next leader of our country has a daunting task ahead of them, but I believe that Pete is prepared to bring our country together to confront the biggest challenges we face, from dismantling systemic racism to passing gun violence prevention legislation and combating climate change,” External link

nypost Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “When I was 5, my earliest memory was walking down the stairs in my mother’s red high-heel shoes, and my dad, he’s a cop, is down playing cards with the boys and it was not pretty—at all,” External link

newnownext Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:26:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Billie Holiday ) : “It is an extraordinary responsibility to tell the story of the iconic Billie Holiday. Her story is very personal to me and I hope to do justice when bringing to light this profound and complicated soul — a great artist and an unsung civil rights warrior,” External link

eurweb Tuesday, September 24, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Berry Gordy ) : “No way I was going to shoot this movie without kissing (Gordy’s) ring,” External link

thegrio Monday, September 23, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels says ( about Cookie Lyon ) : “When I think of Attica, I think of the voice of Cookie,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, September 16, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I didn’t realize I had a problem until I watched his work,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels added : “That’s the beauty of youth today,” “For people in my generation, it’s simply unheard-of to talk like that, to talk about suicide. I didn’t realize that I had been suicidal until (Cooper) told me I was suicidal” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “If it turned out that [Smollett] did it, was guilty, and all of it’s accurate, then it will feel like a betrayal,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels confirmed : “We tried to gather all the information [and] we tried to make a good decision at the time. Lee’s right -- there are no plans for Jussie to return to Empire ,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, August 7, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “The bad news is that ‘Star’ is not getting picked up for series,” External link

thegrio Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels says : “The bad news is that ‘Star’ is not getting picked up for series,” External link

eurweb Monday, July 8, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels says : “The bad news is that ‘Star’ is not getting picked up for series,” External link

thegrio Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels wrote ( about Jussie Smollett ) : “Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire,” External link

dailycaller Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “Of course, there’s some doubt,” “I’m telling you that because I love him so much. That’s the torture that I’m in right now, because it’s literally if it were to happen to your son and your child, how would you feel? You would feel, ‘Please God, please let there be that glimmer of hope that there is some truth in this story.’ That’s why it’s so painful. It was a flood of pain” External link

thegrio Monday, June 17, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I’m angsty, and I’m sober, so that is really weird to be going to the Met Ball and to other social activities not intoxicated,” “I hate f**king being sober. It’s a bore. It’s a f**king snooze” External link

dailycaller Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels admitted : “I never really even liked to drink, but I drank because my father told me if he ever saw me with a man, he would kill me,” “And until I was 22, I had to get drunk to actually go through with the process. And then the drug scene came” External link

dailycaller Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I’m telling you that because I love him so much," "That’s the torture that I’m in right now, because it’s literally if it were to happen to your son and your child, how would you feel? You would feel, 'Please, God, please let there be that glimmer of hope that there is some truth in this story.' That’s why it’s been so painful. It was a flood of pain" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "We weren’t there. I can’t judge him," "That’s only for the f------ lady or man with that black robe and God" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I had to detach myself and stop calling him, because it was taking away the time I have for my kids, the time I have for my partner," "It was affecting my spirit and other shows, everything" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “Of course, there’s some doubt,” “I’m telling you that because I love him so much. That’s the torture that I’m in right now, because it’s literally if it were to happen to your son and your child, how would you feel? You would feel, ‘Please God, please let there be that glimmer of hope that there is some truth in this story.’ That’s why it’s so painful. It was a flood of pain” External link

thegrio Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "Empire, in in its current iteration may be over, but 'Empire' is far from over," "We’re trying something out, and if it works, then 'Empire' is over and we have a great spinoff. And if it doesn’t, then 'Empire' may not very well be over. But the intent is to have our last season with a great spinoff" External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “I’m beyond embarrassed. I think that when it happened, I had a flash of me running from bullies. I had a flash of my whole life, of my childhood, my youth, getting beaten,” External link

dailycaller Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels told : "I think that what I'm learning right now is that I can't judge," External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Jussie Smollett ) : "This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire," External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Jussie Smollett ) : "This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire," External link

news4jax Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said ( about Jussie Smollett ) : "This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire," External link

click2houston Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels wrote ( about Jussie Smollett ) : “This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “Cross fingers that you see us again, and if you don’t, you’ll see us in your dreams,” External link

eurweb Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "It's so painful that our souls are cracked," External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "I have had conversations with him and he is in a lot of pain," External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels asked ( about Jussie Smollett ) : "Jussie, you know we've got to fire you, right?" External link

upi Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "Jussie, I am the gay Lee Daniels," External link

upi Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "Oh my God. These past couple of weeks have been a freaking roller coaster," External link

patch Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels added : "This is not what the show was made for. The show was made to bring America together" External link

patch Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “We, me and my cast, have experienced pain, and anger, and sadness and frustration, and we really don’t know how to handle it,” External link

dailycaller Friday, March 22, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : “This is not what the show was made for. The show was made to bring America together. To talk about the atrocities that are happening right now on the streets,” External link

dailycaller Friday, March 22, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Lee Daniels said : "You didn't deserve -- nor anybody deserves -- to have a noose put around your neck, to have bleach thrown on you," External link

click2houston Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
nominee0.25%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
director39.21%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
producer21.34%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
creator6.70%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
academy award nominee0.74%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
cineasta0.50%PT03/10/201710/03/2017
executive producer1.99%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
produtor0.99%PT01/16/201716/01/2017
producteur0.50%FR01/16/201716/01/2017
writer0.25%EN12/06/201606/12/2016
leader0.74%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
house leader0.74%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
creator of fox0.25%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
next producer0.50%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
réalisateur9.93%FR03/21/201521/03/2015
diretor0.74%PT02/20/201520/02/2015
noir0.74%FR09/08/201408/09/2014
director13.90%ES11/19/201319/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Lee DanielsEN45.66%
Lee DanielsFR11.44%
Lee DanielsPT11.02%
Lee DanielsIT7.85%
Lee DanielsDE7.85%
Lee DanielsEU7.85%
Lee DanielsAR7.85%
LEE DANIELSEN0.50%
Lee DanielsRO0.00%


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