If you caught Empire this week, then you might have been a little surprised to see Raven-Symone on your screen as Jamal’s baby’s mother, Olivia (so she says). She got into the role, sort of by surprise. Symone told Vulture, she was in Chicago visiting Jussie Smollet, who plays Jamal, on the set, and she got […]

The Life

Taraji P. Henson has a message for those critics who are dogging out her uber-addictive series, Empire: Thanks. Now we all know most people wouldn’t give someone hating on you and what you’re doing another thought, so why is Taraji even entertaining the idea? The actress chopped it up in the latest edition of Uptown magazine […]

The Screen

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta reality star Joseline Hernandez is out in the world thinking that she was the inspiration for Empire’s Cookie. Really. “I know Cookie been taking some lessons from me. I mean, where do you think she get it from? That ain’t all her character, that’s Joseline Hernandez’s character, honey. I know it for […]


Cookie met Lucious for dinner, under the impression the rose he’d left meant more than it did.  As it turned out, it was a family dinner where Lucious announced his engagement to Anika.  Too bad Cookie showed up wearing nothing but lingerie and a fur coat! MUST SEE: Taraji P. Henson Gives The Cookie Treatment To […]

The Sound

If you’re as much of a fan of Fox’s “Empire” as we are, you equally appreciate the music the Empire produces each week. We’re still singing along to Jamal’s (Jussie Smollett) certified hit “Keep Your Money” and Hakeem’s (Bryshere Y. Gray) “Armani.” We have super producer Timbaland to thank for that. Since we can’t stop […]

Diddy won’t be letting his son, Quincy Combs, on Empire anytime soon. The mogul’s adopted son was all set to appear on the Fox hit drama, but that deal was canceled because Diddy wasn’t satisfied with his deal, according to Page Six. Combs, 23, would have had to sign over some of his music rights relating […]

Fox’s Empire just keeps growing. The Lee Daniels drama just beat American Idol in their Wednesday night ratings for the first time, bringing in a total of 11.3 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Only four episodes have aired so far, and each one has gained the network thousands of new viewers. MUST SEE: 9 Facts About Taraji P. […]


Tonight’s episode of Empire was full of unexpected twists and turns, starting with Tiana bringing her new song, “Keep It Moving,” to Cookie to hear.  Cookie and Tiana made it official, and Cookie announced that she was representing Tiana. Lucious went in on Hakeem about not being in the studio, even though Anika suggested they […]


Since its premier, FOX’s Empire has seen its ratings sky rocket, and no doubt the show has star Taraji P. Henson to thank for that.  Henson’s character, the no holds-barred, sharp-tongued, “I wish a m____ would” Cookie, is truly the series’ heart and soul.  Love her or hate her, Cookie is the best thing on […]


After Fox renewed Empire for a second season after airing just two episodes, here’s some more confirmation that the series is a quick hit: as of last Wednesday’s third episode, Empire is officially the most popular show on Wednesday evenings among viewers under 50. According to Vulture, the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard-led drama saw a spike of more than half-a-million viewers between its […]

We love Taraji P. Henson, but how much do we really know about the Oscar nominated actress? Here are 10 facts about the Empire star you might have overlooked. 9. She is related to Matthew Henson, one of the men who discovered the geographic North Pole. 8. Her parents broke up when she was two years old. […]