Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congratulations goes out to “EMPIRE” creator and the “Original Big Daddy” Lee Daniels. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday afternoon in California.

Daniels was recognized for his outstanding contributions to entertainment and is the visionary behind such hit films as “Precious,” “Monster’s Ball,” “The PaperBoy,” “The Woodsman” “Shadowboxer” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”  Two of his “Empire” stars were in attendance and helped present and unveil the star including Jussie Smollett and Gabourey Sidibe. Queen Latifah was also in attendance and is playing one of the leads in his upcoming FOX drama “STAR.”

In addition to his successful film career, Daniels is an advocate, philanthropist, a longtime LGBT activist, and a supporter of many charitable organizations. He sits on numerous boards including Ghetto Film School, a non-profit which helps to educate, develop, and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers.

Check out the actual ceremony below:


Photo Credits: Facebook/William Leecan