Taraji P. Henson caused quite a discussion on social media after she revealed that her son had been racially profiled while he was visiting the University of Southern California. The alleged incident, which she revealed in her interview with Uptown Magazine, led the Empire actress to send her son, Marcel, to an HBCU in order to avoid […]

With tensions between minorities and police at an all-time high these days, some parents are taking more precautions to keep their children safe. In a recent interview with Uptown Magazine, Taraji P. Henson revealed that her son was racially profiled during a trip to the University of Southern California: the college he was initially going to attend. However, the Empire actress […]

Before Taraji P. Henson snagged the role of Cookie on Empire, she apparently auditioned for another important lead role. In an interview with Angie Martinez, Ms. Henson recalls the time she went to read for the role of Olivia Pope on Scandal, stating: “When I went in to read for Shonda Rhimes, in my mind I was […]

Last night, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray (aka Yazz) of Empire captivated the crowd at Stage 48 during the show’s soundtrack release party sponsored by Hennessy in New York City. Yazz, who plays Hakeem, started the party off with his song “Drip Drop,” as party-goers lifted their Hennessy V.S drinks in the air to sing and dance alongside the […]

Taraji P. Henson doesn’t think her hit show Empire needs the N-word in order to be considered authentic. During a recent interview with TMZ, Terrence Howard (who plays patriarch Lucious Lyon) said the show should mimic real life and feature more use of the n-word: “I’m mad that we don’t say n—- in the show,” he admits. “Why […]

It’s Wednesday night, so you know what that means: Empire is on. Although the show is centered around Lucious Lyon and his three sons, the women of the series steal the show. But just who are these lovely ladies? Take a look… Cookie Lyon Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, has been deemed the HBIC of primetime […]

If anyone knows about making a come-up in the big bad world of Hollywood, it’s certainly Taraji P. Henson. The 44-year-old actress has been trying to shake Hollywood’s default view of her as Yvette from the 2001 hit movie Baby Boy, and with her new role as Cookie on Fox’s Empire, she might have just nailed it. The […]

Last night, dozens of celebrities gathered for the grand and star-studded 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards. The host, Anthony Anderson, added his energetic and comedic touch to the night, while the stars dazzled and amazed in gorgeous ensembles. Kerry Washington shined on the red carpet wearing a red Zuhair Murad gown, paired with a Ferragamo clutch and Cathy Waterman jewelry. […]

Kerry Washington might as well be called “Superwoman” these days. Not only is the beautiful actress starring in Scandal, but she’s also a new mommy to her daughter Isabelle, and she’s managed to find a way to shed all that baby weight in just 9 months. She recently shared her secrets for losing the pounds, revealing […]

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson‘s “Empire” has caused quite the stir. The FOX television show, which recently got green lit for a second season after only two episodes, has also indicated just how much black actors and directors are winning on the small screen, despite the constant snubs in film. Vanity Fair reports: According to a 2013 […]

Lee Daniels is bringing hip-hop and drama back to primetime television like never before. His new series Empire is the talk of the town and everyone from TV critics to social media has been praising the hit FOX series as the next big thing. The show follows a hip-hop record label and the family that runs […]

Good news for all you Empire fans, the hit show has already been renewed for a second season. Though it’s only aired two episodes, the series, which stars our favorite girl Taraji P. Henson and the man Terrence Howard, got the green light from FOX execs. Entertainment Weekly reports: The move is partly surprising (in that it’s very unusual for […]