‘Empire’ has a role for Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey will make a guest appearance on “Empire” in an episode that will air Oct. 5. The 46-year-old singer has long been rumored to be making a cameo appearance in the musical drama series — which was created by her friend Lee Daniels — and it has now been confirmed. According to a press release, Carey will play Kitty, “a […]

Golden Globe Awards 2016 nominations reaction: Black and golden

I love Taraji P. Henson. I spent my formative years in Washington, D.C., as a student at Howard University, so I know that girl. You know her too, the buried innocence reflected in her hopeful gaze, masqueraded by an esoteric southern drawl that screams bravado while at the same time having the ability to evoke […]

Taraji P. Henson gets feline fierce for Halloween

“Empire’s” leading lady, Taraji P. Henson, hit the Time Nightclub in Chicago Oct. 31 for the Hennessy V.S at the Empire Halloween Party. The actress dressed as a frisky cheetah for the occasion, which mirrored the catty personality of Cookie Lyon, the character she plays on FOX’s hit show. She donned a wild honey blonde […]

50 Cent blames dip in ‘Empire’ ratings on ‘too much gay stuff’

Though the series is as popular as it’s ever been, Fox’s “Empire“ took a noticeable dip in ratings between episode one (16 million viewers) and episode two (13.7 million viewers), and 50 Cent believes he knows why: too much “gay stuff.” In a since deleted Instagram entry, 50 shared a post by a page called […]

‘Empire’ cast hits red carpet at Saks, celebrating the Empire collection

‘Empire’ and Saks Fifth Avenue team up on fashion collection First music, now fashion. FOX’s hit drama, “Empire,” is now making waves on Fifth Avenue. The pop culture phenomenon has its own fashion collection at the storied department store, Saks Fifth Avenue. Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels kicked off the festivities at the department store during New York […]

Vivica A. Fox joining cast of ‘Empire’

The new season of “Empire” is going to feature more guest stars than ever before and promises to be even more explosive than the show’s monstrous freshman season. And now it’s been revealed that one of the guest stars to look forward to this year is legendary actress Vivica A. Fox. According to Entertainment Weekly, […]

‘Empire’: What the Lyon family can teach you about your family relationships

“How can you watch that crap?” a colleague asked me. Her word choice revealed her disdain, rather than her curiosity. She wasn’t really asking about my interest in Empire, she scorned me for watching. I’ve been asked similar questions about related issues, in both social settings and professional circles. Whether responding to questions or critiques about […]

Terrence Howard’s ‘Empire’ role reportedly being reduced

Terrence Howard has been a tabloid mainstay for years, thanks to his unending relationship problems, and things got worse over the past few months as Howard has faced both financial problems and abuse accusations during the divorce settlement with his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent. Now, a report claims that Howard’s personal issues are affecting his work […]

Taraji P. Henson says she hates her character, Cookie

Taraji P. Henson stole everyone’s heart this year with her tough as nails, sharp-tongued, but still loving character of Cookie Lyon on Fox’s hit show Empire. Although her character is loved by many, Henson recently commented that she “hates” Cookie. In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Henson spoke about Cookie’s massive appeal with […]

Mo’Nique presents evidence Lee Daniels offered her ‘Empire’ role

For months now, Mo’Nique has been in a high-profile feud with TV and film producer Lee Daniels after he claimed that she had been blackballed in Hollywood for having a bad attitude. The feud worsened when Daniels and his business partner, Danny Strong, denied Mo’Nique’s claims that she was offered the pivotal role of Cookie […]

‘Empire’ creator reacts to Mo’Nique saying she was offered a role in show

For weeks now, Mo’Nique has been in the papers discussing her alleged blackballing in Hollywood over the movie Precious and her growing feud with director and producer Lee Daniels. This week alone, she claimed that Daniels lied about Hollywood thinking she’s “difficult” and also claimed that he offered her roles in “Empire” and The Butler. […]