Preview Season Two of Fox’s Empire

EMPIRE SEASON TWO TRAILER-1Empire, Fox’s breakout hit of the 2014-15 season, is set to return this fall on September 23 and the network has already got a preview for fans despite the show having only begun taping the new season earlier this month.

The 30-second clip doesn’t feature much but does give a few clues as to what fans can expect in the upcoming season.

We see Cookie visiting Lucious in jail, as well as the Lyon brothers performing at a benefit concert to free their father.
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Cookie and Lucious Empire Posters Unveiled

While Fox’s 2013 breakout drama Sleepy Hollow was busy shooting itself in the foot today with news of yet another woman from Ichabod’s past being added to the show, the network’s 2015 breakout drama Empire was busy doing just the opposite, delighting fans with the release of the official Cookie and Lucious artwork for the upcoming season.
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Taraji P. Henson Lines Up Her Next Big Screen Role

TARAJI P HENSON THE BEST OF ENEMIESDon’t expect Taraji P. Henson to sit around twiddling her thumbs the next time Empire goes on hiatus. Nope, the 44-year old actress has a full plate for the foreseeable future, adding yet another big screen role to her already overflowing itinerary.

According to online reports, Taraji has landed the lead role in film adaptation of The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, a true account of civil rights pioneer Ann Atwater, who for over a decade fought KKK leader C.P. Ellis in an attempt to get schools in North Carolina desegregated.

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Taraji P. Henson Covers Allure Magazine


TARAJI P HENSON ALLURE MAGAZINE COVER-0Actress Taraji P. Henson is covering the latest edition of Allure magazine. The 44-year old Empire star graces the July cover and dishes on everything from her beauty regimen, to why she makes it a point never to date her male co-stars.

According to Taraji, nearly twenty years in the business has prepared her for the success she is now experiencing thanks to her role as broom-wielding matriarch of the Lyon family, Cookie Lyon.

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Cookie & Lucious Cover Emmy Magazine


TARAJI P HENSON AND TERRENCE HOWARD COVER EMMY MAGAZINE6_FotorEmpire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are covering the latest issue of Emmy magazine. Just as they did last year with Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison from Sleepy Hollow, Fox has submitted the pair for consideration in this year’s Emmy race for Best Male and Female lead in a drama series.

Emmy consideration is nothing new to Taraji who scored a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie back in 2011 for her Lifetime film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. Howard on the other hand says an Emmy nod for anyone affiliated with the show, or the show in general, would be “Icing on the cake of an already amazing television experience.”

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Taraji P. Henson Wins Big at the Critics’ Choice Awards


TARAJI 2015 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDActress Taraji P. Henson was a big winner at last night’s 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

The 44-year actress walked away with the Best Actress in a Drama Series statuette for her role of Cookie Lyons on Fox’s break-out hit Empire, beating out stiff competition that included Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Eva Green (Penny Dreadful), Keri Russel (The Americans), and Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel).

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‘Empire’ Stars to Host Guys Choice Awards + Lip Sync Battle Season Finale


Empire’s leading couple, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, are set to take over your TV screens in the next couple of weeks.

Via press release, the pair will be lending their talents to Spike TV, first in the season finale of their break-out hit Lip Sync Battle, and again in June when the longtime co-stars come together to host the 2015 Guys Choice Awards.

In addition to her hosting duties, Taraji will also be presented with the prestigious Jean Claude Gahd Damn award. Previous winners include Scarlett Johansson, Kate Beckinsale, and The Walking Dead’s Danai Guria (2013) and Lauren Cohan (2014).

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Taraji P. Henson Returns to ‘Person of Interest’


“Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson is set to reprise her role of Detective Joss Carter on the CBS cop drama “Person of Interest.”

Taraji will return for a one-episode guest spot, despite her character being killed off in season three.

Nope, Carter isn’t being resurrected, this isn’t Sleepy Hollow (lol), she will appear in flashbacks on the April 14 episode, titled “Terra Incognita,” which finds her former comrade-in-arms, Reese (Jim Caviezel), attempting to solve the cold case she was working on before her murder.
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Fox’s ‘Empire’ Continues to Grow


There appears to be no stopping Fox’s freshman hip-hop drama “Empire.” After becoming the first show in over 20 years to post gains for three straight weeks, the show tops itself by once again rising to new heights in terms of viewership and demo.

According to Nielsen ratings, last night’s episode pulled in an impressive 11.47 million viewers and an even more impressive 4.6 in the advertiser coveted demographic of viewers age 18-49.
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Fox Renews Empire + Sleepy Hollow on Hold


After airing only two episodes Fox has decided to greenlight a second season of its hip-hop family drama ‘Empire.’ The show’s pilot was a huge success, drawing in just over nine millions viewers and easily besting its competition. With great reviews and much fanfare being lauded on Taraji P. Henson for her broom wielding portrayal of Cookie Lyons, ‘Empire’s second episode surpassed the first, increasing its viewership numbers by over a million and securing an eye-popping 3.5 in the advertiser coveted 18-49 age group.
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Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Empire’ Debuts Strong


After having her character Joss Carter be unceremoniously killed off on the third season of “Person of Interest,” actress Tarji P. Henson appears to have bounced back quite nicely via her starring role in Fox’s hip-hop drama “Empire,” which debuted last night to some pretty spectacular numbers.

According to published reports, the pilot episode of “Empire” delivered 9.8 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among the 18-49 crowd, numbers that almost assure the show will more than likely see a second season, especially since it is Fox’s highest rated debut since 2012’s “Touch.”
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Naomi Campbell Returns to Acting


According to published reports, supermodel Naomi Campbell will soon make her return to acting.

The 5’10 British beauty has reportedly landed a recurring role on the upcoming FOX drama “Empire.”

The show stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson and is slated to make its debut in early 2015.

The hip-hop inspired drama is produced by Lee Daniels (The Butler, Precious, Monster’s Ball) who in a statement called Campbell a “beautiful and underrated actress.”
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Taraji P. Henson Scores Box Office Hit


No Good Deed Tops Weekend Box Office

When asked in a recent interview who has been the biggest villain in her career, Oscar nominated actress Taraji P. Henson answered, and I quote, “The studios that underestimate my box office draw.”

It appears with her new film “No Good Deed,” which opened #1 at the box office over the weekend, that Henson may not be so underestimated in the future.
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Taraji P. Henson Stuns in Vogue Italia


Actress Taraji P. Henson is featured in the latest online edition of Vogue Italia.

The 43-year old former “Person of Interest” star is moving on to the next phase of her career, and says a return to the big screen will feature prominently in her future.

First up for Taraji will be “From the Rough,” a film she shot almost two years ago, but is only now being released.
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Taraji P. Henson Gets an Upgrade

Remember all the hoopla Taraji P. Henson raised back in September when she was cut out of sharing the cover of TV Guide with her “Person of Interest” co-stars? Well it appears the actress’ speaking out may lead to her character getting a bigger role on the show.

According to Shadow & Act, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler spoke about the controversy at the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour, saying she was “extremely pleased” with the show’s ratings [1. “Person of Interest” averages 13 million viewers per episode.] and has “high hopes” for the show’s future [2. The show has yet to be renewed for a second season.] and Taraji’s character in particular.

“We felt that the Carter [Taraji P. Henson] character was somewhat marginalized. We felt that the Carrter character was too peripheral… we asked if they [the show’s producers] were open to bringing her into the superhero cave. It was a plan that they had in place, but more for the end of the season. We asked them if they were open to moving that up. We felt it was a key ingredient to help the show grow and expand.”

This is great news for Taraji, who many thought would suffer for speaking out. The 41-year old actress even apologized for her poor use of language when commenting about the snub on her Facebook page.

I look forward to hearing what Taraji has to say about her role now and if she thinks speaking up is what caused CBS and the show’s producers to re-evaluate her role on the show.

Taraji P. Shows Off Her Rap Skills

When the tracklisting for Mary J. Blige’s recently released album “My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1)” was released about a month ago, I don’t recall seeing actress Taraji P. Henson listed as a contributor. However, with the project now available to the public, its singles are being uploaded one by one to the internet and wouldn’t you know it… Taraji can actually be heard rapping on one of the album’s standout tracks “Get it Right.”

And as previously reported, Taraji has signed her own record deal… no doubt Mary will be returning the favor and appearing on Taraji’s upcoming solo project as well.

Taraji & Tyrese Team Up Again

Taraji P. Henson and singer Tyreses Gibson are once again set to reunite; this time for another John Single directed movie.

The two first came together for ‘Baby Boy,’ the 2001 flick that officially introduced Taraji to the world.

Most recently Tyrese handpicked Taraji to be his leading lady in the video for ‘Stay,’ the lead-off single from his ‘Open Invitation’ album.

The news was tweeted to fans over the weekend by Tyrese, who made sure to let everyone know it would not be a ‘Baby Boy’ sequel.

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