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FOX Announces “Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays”

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are teaming up to spread cheer, goodwill and holiday magic in Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays, an all-new music and variety special airing Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX. The special will feature a special duet by Henson and Howard, and modern performances of classic holiday songs by entertainment superstars Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Jamie Foxx. The special also promises other surprise guests and performances, so hopefully we’ll see performances from Henson and Howard’s talented Empire co-stars, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett and Trai Byers. Empire’s fall finale airs […]


Empire Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Born a Lyon

This week’s episode of Empire is starting off with a bang. Lucious wants to make sure Hakeem knows what he’s missing out on. He calls Hakeem out by having Freda perform the new song she made with Lucious. It’s right there in the lyrics: Lucious has some serious beef with Hakeem. Daddy’s little favorite is no longer Hakeem; she’s Freda. Ouch! That has to hurt on so many levels. In order to prove himself to the world, Hakeem announces that he’ll be battling Freda for his last name. Nobody can just “become” a Lyon. You have to be born one. Things aren’t […]


Empire Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: Making History

On the last episode of Empire, Cookie got frisky with her new head of security, Laz. Now it looks like she decided to do her work from Laz’s bed instead of actually showing up in the office. In fact, she hasn’t left his bed in three days. I don’t know if that’s romantic or creepy. I’m also still confused as to how she hasn’t seen this huge longhorn on his back — or be OK with it, if she has. After all, they did kidnap her son. At least Cookie comes up with the idea to host a summer jam […]


Empire Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: Longhorns

Empire fans, rejoice! Now that the World Series is over, Empire is back on its usual Wednesday nights. • Empire Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 We saw Hakeem get kidnapped and thrown into a van in the last episode, and Cookie can’t get ahold of him because of the predicament he’s currently in. Since this wouldn’t be the first time Hakeem has blown off responsibilities, Cookie thinks he’s not answering her calls on purpose so he doesn’t have to work with his group. When she gets […]


Empire Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: You’ve Been Marked

If you’ll recall on last week’s episode of Empire, Lucious and his sly dog of an attorney, Thirsty, placed Vernon’s rotting corpse in Roxanne Ford’s car. As horrifying as that may sound, it worked out in Lucious’ favor. • Empire Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 All the charges against Lucious were dropped and Vernon’s death was made out to be a suicide. I’m beginning to worry about the life lessons that this show is teaching. Be smart, kiddos! Following through with what he said for […]


Empire Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: Alas, poor Vernon …

Empire fans know here’s no doubt that Lucious has had his share of trouble with the law. • Empire Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 But since he was able to get out of jail, thanks to his new crooked lawyer, Thirsty, I guess you could say that I was just a bit surprised to see an FBI squad rush into Empire and demolish Lucious’ office. Jamal tried stopping them but hey, they’re the FBI and when they have a search warrant, they can do whatever makes them happy. […]


Empire Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: Payback

On the last episode of Empire, we saw Lucious score his “get out of jail free” card. Now he’s focused on getting his kingdom back to the way it was. The only problem is, he’s not allowed inside the Empire building. If he walks in there, he’s going to right back to jail. • Empire Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 This hurdle won’t hold Lucious back from making his Empire what he wants it to become. Meanwhile, Cookie also isn’t playing around with her mission to make Lyon Dynasty […]


Empire Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: Thirsty for freedom

Oh yes, it’s Wednesday night and the feeling’s right! That could only translate into one thing — it’s Empire night! • Empire Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6   Last week, we left off with Jamal and Lucious making it clear that they weren’t going to let Cookie and her gang take over Empire. Lucious is a powerful man so those bars aren’t going to hold him for long. I cannot believe my eyes: Cookie Lyon is walking out of Empire with a box full of […]


Empire Season 2 Episode 1 Recap: Justice Has Been Served

Hello, all you wonderful Boo Boo Kitties! That’s right, Empire is back on FOX for another explosive season. Needless to say, I’m excited for the return of my favorite girl Cookie, and to see what she’s done with Empire Entertainment. • Empire Season 2 recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 The Season 2 premiere starts off three months after Lucious (Terrence Howard) was arrested and incarcerated into federal prison. Cookie (Taraji P. Nelson) is in charge of hosting a #FreeLucious concert to show her support for her ex-lover. […]

Empire Reigns

Empire Returns To Reign On FOX

  When Empire premiered on FOX in January 2015, it burst into America’s living rooms and consciousness with raw and riveting storytelling set within the glamorous and dangerous world of hip-hop music, and the series quickly became the No. 1 drama on TV. The delicious soap found Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) revealing he’s not dying of ALS; he was misdiagnosed, and he proceeded to dole out a jet to Hakeem, a foundation to Dre and his empire to Jamal, before getting arrested for Bunkie’s murder. The best action, however, was Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Anika (Grace Gealey) having one […]