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Taraji P. Henson, the leading lady of the hit series Empire, is being recognized for her work on the show. Last night, the 44-year-old received the Best Actress in a Drama Series award at the Critics’ Choice TV Awards for her role as Cookie Lyon. During her acceptance, she thanked Fox for taking a risk […]

Last month, a Zion, Ill. police officer fatally shot 17-year-old Justus Howell in the back — and like many of the recent incidents involving police brutality, it was captured on camera. Despite the footage, Lake County prosecutors announced that the officer who shot Howell will not face any criminal charges. State Attorney Mike Nerheim claims […]

With the blockbuster success of ABC’s Black-ish, Fox’s record-breaking first season of Empire, as well as the success of Shonda Rhimes‘ How to Get Away With Murder and Scandal, it would seem as though network television is welcoming more diverse programming. It comes down to show me the numbers, which happens far more quickly on […]

So this happened. Just days after Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva posted a piece that seemed to attribute the number of Black actors snagging roles in Hollywood to an affirmative action quota of sorts (and simply put, not Black excellence), the site’s editor has issued an apology. Deadline is sorry. They really are sorry. My co-editor-in-chief Nellie […]

Taraji P. Henson apologized via Instagram on Friday for claiming her son was racailly profiled by Glendale, California, police after a video of the 20-year-old being stopped emerged, reports Buzzfeed. In recent weeks, Henson made news after an Uptown magazine cover story reported that her son was racially profiled by officers on the University of Southern California […]

Fans of FOX’s smash hit Empire were shocked when (spoiler alert) Malik Yoba’s character Vernon was killed during the season finale of the drama. As a result of his exit from the show, rumors began circulating about his demise. According to some media reports and an anonymous source, Yoba was fired from the show for using drugs and for being difficult to work […]

After a tough bout with cancer, Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still’s 4-year-old daughter is in remission. Still’s daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma last year. He took to Instagram to share the good news: “After 296 days of day dreaming about what it would feel like to hear the doctors say my daughter is in […]

Social media is ablaze and ready for the season finale of Fox’s Hip Hop drama, “Empire,” starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard. If you are a fan of the show, you know that Howard’s character, the bold and ambitious, Lucious Lyon is battling ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). For Anthony Williams, a former CBS Network Business Analyst, […]

Bryshere Gray joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the 2-hour season finale of Fox’s Empire and the show’s soundtrack debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart. Gray, who plays Terrence Howard’s son Hakeem in the Fox hit, talked about the skyrocketing success of the show, which has industry insiders stunned. Gray told Martin, “We’re working […]

After enduring a tough political fight, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won re-election on Tuesday. The ballots showed that Netanyahu’s Likud Party garnered almost 30 seats in Parliament, surpassing their rival, the Zionist Union alliance. Netanyahu’s road to victory was far from easy. There was a hard-hitting campaign that focused on his shortcomings and the public opinion polls […]

#CookieMonsters and other Empire fans: Watch Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) expose her ex-husband Lucious Lyon‘s (Terrence Howard) fianceé Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey) for the traitor that she is, in this preview clip via Hollywood Life. Will Lucious call the wedding off, or find way to use this embarrassing moment to his advantage? We’re laying odds […]

If you get a kick out of watching Cookie act out on Fox’s runaway hit “Empire” as the feisty ex-wife of hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon, just imagine how much fun actress Taraji P. Henson is having playing the character. Henson, who also starred alongside “Empire” co-star Terrence Howard (Lyon) in award-wining “Hustle & Flow,” tells […]