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Lee Daniels Expands On Reasons Why Mo'Nique Was 'Blackballed' From Hollywood — Plus Find Out How Much She Made For Precious HERE!

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The creator of Empire is revealing the reasons why!

Lee Daniels recently sat down with Don Lemon on CNN Tonight to initially talk about his groundbreaking drama on Fox but the the conversation quickly turned to other topics — namely Mo'Nique and her belief that she was "blackballed" by Hollywood after she won a Oscar for her work in Daniels' movie Precious!

And Lee doesn't think Mo'Nique is wrong in her belief, and it all happened because she didn't play the game during awards season. Now we have more details.

Here's what he said:

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Empire LIVE May Be Coming To Your Town! Get The Deets On The Potential Musical Tour HERE!

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Empire has been a HUGE ratings boon for Fox, so it's no surprise the network is planning on capitalizing on the success!

How??

[ Related: Raven-Symoné Is Continuing Her TV Comeback By Joining The Family On Black-ish! ]

Fox is now looking to do a tour of live concerts based on the show — just like Glee did a couple of years ago!

And since that was pretty successful, we're guessing it's going to happen soon!

Here's what co-chair and co-CEO of Fox Television Group Dana Walden said:

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Raven-Symoné Is Continuing Her TV Comeback By Joining The Family On Black-ish!

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She's making moves!

Raven-Symoné recently had an amazing appearance on the show Empire, and it seems her guest spots will NOT be stopping there!

[ Related: Empire Has Been Renewed For A Second Season After Only Airing 2 Episodes!! ]

The former That's So Raven star has signed up for another freshman network series that is picking up some very good ratings…

…A show called Black-ish!

Raven will play

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Was Mo'Nique 'Blackballed' By Hollywood After Her Oscar Win? Empire Creator Lee Daniels Believes So!

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This is a shame since we've always been big fans of this super talented lady!

Mo'Nique dropped some bombshell in a recent interview, revealing she has been "blackballed" from Hollywood since her role in the award-winning movie Precious. And it was actually director Lee Daniels that told her!

The full interview, in the February 27th issue of The Hollywood Reporter, was going ho-hum along until Mo'Nique was asked the inevitable question: how did winning an Oscar change her life?

Here's what the actress said:

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Courtney Love Spills That Her Empire Guest Role Is All A Tribute To Whitney Houston!

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We seriously cannot wait until Wednesday!

If you haven't caught on by now, Empire is far-and-away the best new show of 2015. But as if you needed any more convincing, Courtney Love is about to join the FOX drama!

The singer actress is set to start her recurring role on the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard vehicle this Wednesday, and we're hearing that the part is all about Whitney Houston!

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Jennifer Hudson & Rita Ora Set To Guest Star On Empire!!

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When you've got a show that's a hip-hop musical drama, at some point, you're gonna have some pretty talented guest stars.

That's just what's happening with FOX's new show Empire!

According to a show representative, singers Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora will guest star at some point this season!

No one is revealing what roles the talented tenors (or altos/sopranos/whatever voice they sing in) will be playing, but they'll apparently be playing themselves.

[ Related: Empire Already Renewed For Second Season! ]

Seriously though, we can't wait to see them on the show! We just know it's gonna be amazing!

Empire has been such a hit for FOX, pulling in 10 million viewers on average!! Can't wait to see these ladies on the show!!

Are you more excited to see Jennifer or Rita?? Let us know in the comments!!

[Image via WENN.]

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Empire Has Been Renewed For A Second Season After Only Airing 2 Episodes!!

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FOX has a hit on its hands!

The new hip-hop drama Empire may have only aired two episodes so far, but it's not going anywhere anytime soon.

That's because the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard series was just renewed for a second season on Saturday!

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