Taraji P. Henson wants to leave America

Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson has had it up to here with the fighting and marching and chanting and making up new hashtags in the interminable quest for justice in America. And now the former “Empire” star wants out. “I’m really considering getting up out of here, leaving and living in another country,” Henson retorted […]

Mary J. Blige enlists Pepsi to celebrate the power and beauty of women

Mary J. Blige partnered with Pepsi for a female empowered mothers day weekend unlike any other. The Strength of a Woman festival consisted of social networking, educational workshops, information panels and numerous celebrity sightings. The event culminated in an all-star concert that included tear-jerking moments from today’s biggest stars with their mothers. If the five-hour […]

Alumna Taraji P. Henson to deliver Howard University commencement address

Howard University alumna, and Academy Award-nominated actress, producer, and director Taraji P. Henson is set to deliver the commencement address to the class of 2022 at her former college. Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I.Frederick announced on April 14 that Henson will serve as the 2022 Commencement orator during the 154th Commencement ceremony on […]

Taraji P. Henson and Chris Paul have been named to White House board

President Joe Biden and the White House have reached out to Taraji P. Henson and Chris Paul for help. The NAACP Image Award-winning actress and Washington, D.C. native Henson and NBA All-Star Paul have been announced appointees on the Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the White House announced on March 31. […]

Taraji P. Henson invokes Emmett Till while discussing Jussie Smollett case

Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson wove the name of Emmett Till into her soliloquy about the jail sentence given to her former fellow “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. Most of Smollett’s siblings have spoken out in vehemence against his guilty verdict on five of six felony charges of disorderly conduct and a subsequent sentence that […]

Kelly Rowland obsessed with self-care

Kelly Rowland is “obsessed” with self-care. The 40-year-old pop star — who is mother to Titan, 7, and Noah, 11 months with husband Tim Weatherspoon — admits that her favorite way to relax is with a self-care session including beauty face masks and a steamer. She said: “I think that when it comes to having […]

‘Annie Live!’ set to shine brightly with Taraji P. Henson and all-star cast

Annie Live

“Annie Live!” is set to shine bright with an all-star cast just in time for the holidays. Rolling out spoke with the stellar cast led by newcomer Celina Smith in the titular role. “Annie Live!” also features Titus Burgess as Rooster Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks, Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Jane […]

Taraji P. Henson says she is missing part of her lip due to abuse she suffered

Taraji P. Henson has been forthcoming and transparent when sharing intimate details of her past life experiences on her Facebook watch show, “Peace of Mind,” which covers topics related to mental health and well-being. In a clip released Friday, Oct. 22 of an upcoming episode, Henson opened up about the abuse she suffered at the […]

Taraji P. Henson makes a career pivot with upcoming R&B project (videos)

Taraji P. Henson will be gracing the screen once again when Muppets Haunted Mansion debuts Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, on Disney+. The kid-friendly ensemble also features Skai Jackson, Alphonso Ribeiro, Craig Robinson, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jeannie Mae Jenkins and follows Muppet character Gonzo as he tackles his fears and spends a night in a […]

Gabrielle Union says studios cheat Black actresses

Gabrielle Union thinks movie studios “screw” Black actresses out of big paydays. The 48-year-old actress says Black actresses are underpaid compared to their white counterparts, and Union is determined to fight back against the inequality. “As Black actresses, there’s almost shame involved, because we get paid so much less. When those Forbes‘ lists come out […]

12-year-old Celina Smith to star in new ‘Annie’ musical with Taraji P. Henson

Celina Smith has landed the lead role in NBC’s upcoming musical Annie Live! The musical is scheduled to air around the Christmas holiday and will also star Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace and Tituss Burgess as Rooster. Smith, 12. will play young orphan Annie […]

Taraji P. Henson to direct Jennifer Hudson and Pauletta Washington in new film

Taraji P. Henson is to direct Jennifer Hudson in the anthology project “Tell It Like a Woman.” The “Empire” star is to helm “Pepcy & Kim,” one of Iervolino Entertainment anthology’s seven parts, and Pauletta Washington will also feature. According to Variety, Hudson will take on the role of both Pepcy and Kim in the […]

Taraji P. Henson says ‘Empire’ spin-off on hold

The “Empire” spin-off has been put on hold. The hit drama is set to be transformed into a new spin-off series, but Taraji P. Henson — who plays the part of Cookie Lyon — has revealed that plans for the show have been paused for the time being. Speaking about the series — which was […]

Virginia middle school renamed after NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson

Another honor was bestowed on legendary NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson this month as Sydney Lanier Middle School in Fairfax, Virginia, was officially changed to Katherine Johnson Middle School on June 4, 2021. Johnson worked for NASA for 33 years as a mathematician where she played a vital role with her projections and calculations of orbital […]

Taraji P. Henson cast in beloved ‘Annie Live!’

Taraji P. Henson has secured the role of a lifetime. The Oscar-nominated actress and former “Empire” star has been cast to play the antagonist role of Miss Hannigan in the TV adaptation for one of the most beloved plays in the history of Broadway, “Annie Live!.” The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical will air on NBC […]

‘Empire’ actor Bryshere Gray sentenced in domestic violence case

Actor Bryshere Gray, who starred as Hakeem Lyon alongside Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in the hit TV series “Empire,” has entered a guilty plea in his domestic violence case. According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, Gray pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault, and as part of a plea agreement, he will have […]

Taraji P. Henson launches mental health program to help Black children

In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month, actress Taraji P. Henson has launched a campaign to help Black students deal with mental health struggles and racial bias at school. The Hidden Figures star told People that she developed The Unspoken Curriculum to help Black students recognize signs of trauma and give them the tools to […]

Octavia Spencer ‘nearly fainted’ during Taraji P. Henson’s April Fools’ prank

Octavia Spencer fell victim to Taraji P. Henson’s April Fools’ prank. The 50-year-old actress has revealed her “heart dropped” on Thursday, April 1, 2021, when she received a text message from her friend and fellow actress asking her if she  “meant to post nudes” on her Instagram Story, before realizing it was a prank. Spencer […]

Stephen A. Smith releasing a docuseries exploring the accomplishments of HBCUs

ESPN sports anchor Stephen A. Smith and his Mr. SAS Productions (“Stephen A’s World,” “Why Not Us?”) are producing an upcoming documentary series called “Black Excellence” examining the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. According to Deadline, “Black Excellence” will explore HBCUs’ impact across American politics, business, culture, sports and entertainment. The documentary will […]

Taraji P. Henson lauds favorite Black-owned businesses during Black History Month

Taraji P. Henson has been benevolently leveraging her vast platform to illuminate some of her favorite Black-owned businesses during Black History Month. The Oscar-nominated actress and star of the hit Fox drama “Empire” has been spending February sharing Black proprietors in the fields of wellness, beauty, art, design, home, and food and drink with her […]