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Empire Season 2 Finale Recap: The Cycle Never Ends

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After last week’s shocking episode of Empire, I was a little afraid to see what the Season 2 finale would bring. The last time we saw Jamal, he was being rushed to the hospital after being shot by Freda — who was really aiming for Lucious. Despite the rumors that Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal, wasn’t returning, I’m happy to say that Jamal is okay! He returns home after three weeks and tells his family that he wants the violent cycle that’s taken over their family to end. Until that ends, Jamal doesn’t want to sing. Someone please convince Jamal to never stop … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 17 Recap: Lyon Down

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With the scare Lucious’ mother, Leah Walker, gave us last week on Empire, it’s good to see Lucious alive and preparing for the ASAs tomorrow. I’m not sure Lucious gave Cookie all the details about what happened that night with the cakes, but she thinks Lucious needs to work things out with his mother. He might need to hurry because as Leah was watching TV, she saw Lucious’ music video. You know, the one about his childhood living with a bipolar mother who apparently shot herself. I bet Leah’s not happy about that! I’m not sure whatever D-Major and Jamal … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 16 Recap: Mama Walker

Empire Season 2 Episode 16 Recap: Mama Walker

Mama Walker is now a free woman and ready to tell her story on this week’s episode of Empire. Andre visits his grandmother in the nursing home during a game of bingo. Believe it or not, she recognizes Andre as her grandson. It’s his eyes. Leah must’ve been watching TV while away because she knows Lucious is famous. Since Jamal is the Lyon with the most ASA award nominations, he wanted to take charge and perform one of his new songs at the show. Now that Cookie is co-CEO she’s able to make changes to Jamal’s dream — such as … Continue reading

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HBO’s 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Special Will Include Footage From Prince’s 2004 Induction

HBO's 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Special Will Include Footage From Prince's 2004 Induction

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in Brooklyn on April 8, when Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Steve Miller were welcomed into the esteemed hall. HBO will be airing a broadcast of that special on April 30. The ceremony included an opening tribute to David Bowie, who passed away earlier this year, with The Roots, David Byrne and Kimbra performing “Fame.” Glenn Frey of The Eagles, whom we also lost this year, was remembered in a poignant duet by Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter on “New Kid in Town.” The ceremony took place … Continue reading

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2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards Will Be Presented in Special “Billboard Duets” Edition

2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards Will Be Presented in Special "Billboard Duets" Edition

When the 2016 Billboard Latin Music awards ceremony airs live April 28 on Telemundo, it will, for the first time, be presented in a special edition called “Billboard Duets.” All musical performances will feature an exclusive duet or a collaboration between performers. Top artists who will hit the Billboard Latin Music Awards “Billboard Duets” stage for never-before-seen performance include: Juan Gabriel and Alejandro Fernandez Juanes joins Juan Gabriel Marco Antonio Solís with Marc Anthony Lucero with Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Yandel with Victor Manuelle Alejandro Fernandez with Camila Fernandez Daddy Yankee with Don Omar Performances will also include Alejandra … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 15 Recap: Just Like Old Times

Empire Season 2 Episode 15 Recap: Just Like Old Times

This week’s episode of Empire starts off with Hakeem, a bunch of strippers, money and alcohol. Where’s Laura? This doesn’t sound good. Laura starts to blow up his phone but Hakeem doesn’t seem to care to return his fiancé’s texts. The game is on between Lucious and Jamal for the ASA Awards. It’s a real fight like Balboa and Creed, but this is between blood. May the best man win. Andre comes up with an idea to get Lucious on the board’s good side again as a way to help Cookie get the Lyons back in Empire. He proposes that … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 14 Recap: The Heir

Empire Season 2 Episode 14 Recap: The Heir

On this week’s episode of Empire, Lucious makes it his mission to get back into his company and claim the throne as CEO of Empire. I cannot believe what I’m seeing. Thirsty is actually pulling a hair from little Lola’s head?! What is this skinny man up to? Ew. I do not like Anika playing the nice housekeeper and taking care of Rhonda. She politely escorts herself out of the room when Andre comes to visit, but I’m not buying her act. Anika starts vomiting in the toilet and Rhonda and Andre rush to see what’s wrong. At first she … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 13 Recap: Birthday Dinner

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On last week’s episode of Empire, Lucious caught Camilla trying to hide her tracks after killing Mimi. He told her to take a sip of whatever it was that she gave Mimi and, surprisingly, she downed a bottle of prescription medication. I had my doubts about whether or not she actually took the pills but it looks like she did. Everyone is mourning the loss of Camilla during her service at Empire on this week’s episode of Empire. I guess Lucious hasn’t broken the news to his family about the role he played in Camilla’s death. Lucious tries pinning her death … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 12 Recap: The Dwight Walker Story

Empire Season 2 Episode 12 Recap: The Dwight Walker Story

On last week’s episode of Empire, we saw Hakeem take the reins as the new CEO of Empire. While he’s still being controlled by his puppeteer, Camilla, it seems that Hakeem is willing to keep the business in the family. He’s allowed for Cookie to be the head of A&R, Andre to be the chief financial officer of Empire and president of Gutter Life Records, and for Jamal to focus on his music with Empire. I’m sure Camilla has a few words to say about all these decisions. Lucious is giving Hakeem three months as CEO before he’ll come crawling … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: Life, Death and Business

Empire Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: Life, Death and Business

With Lucious losing the Empire to Mimi and Hakeem going against his own father by siding with Camilla, there are high expectations for the Season 2 return of Empire. We last saw Rhonda as she was pushed down the stairs in her new home — the one that Lucious so willingly paid for. Since Anika is pregnant with Hakeem’s secret misfit child, it would seem that Anika is at the top of the suspect list for who’s responsible. Jealousy is one ugly monster. Rhonda is left crawling on the floor to get her phone and call for help. She doesn’t get a … Continue reading

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