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How Lee Daniels Drew on His Own Life to Shape Empire, TV’s Surprise Hit

Scratch the surface of Fox's monster hit drama Empire and you'll find a whole lot of truths that are based on the experiences of Lee Daniels, who created the series with his partner, Danny Strong.

Multicultural Talent Is Surging on TV and Winning Mainstream Audiences

Hardly anyone was more surprised than Dana Walden at the ratings surge Fox midseason entrant Empire enjoyed following its Jan. 7 debut. She expected a lift but not to the degree it did shoot up.

Alt-Weekly Mocks Its Own Buyout With a Cover That Looks Just Like Its New Owner

When you're an alt-weekly known for skewering the establishment, how do you tackle the fact that you've been bought out by the establishment?

PETA Ads With ‘Hot’ Women Could Run on Baltimore Fire Trucks

For those of you who don't follow Baltimore city politics (I live here, so I'm going to share my pain with you), city councilman William "Pete" Welch, best known around town for living off his mother's name and shooting a gun at the ground during an argument over $40, has proposed