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Oscar-Winning Producer Brian Grazer: 'Empire' Is 'Better Than Any Other Success I've Had'

OWN | Posted 04.16.2015 | OWN

If you don't know Brian Grazer, you at least know of his work. The veteran Hollywood producer has worked on films like "Splash," "A Beautiful Mind," a...

The Return Of The Supermodel: Not Just Pretty Faces Any More

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

It's impossible to scan the news or flip through a magazine these days without catching a glimpse of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Stephanie Seymour or Christie Brinkley. Yes, these original "supermodels" are back -- and better than ever.

Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Crashed 'Sesame Street' On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment

Move over, Cookie Monster -- another Cookie is about to steal the show. Taraji P. Henson hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend and made sure t...

'Empire' Star Explains Why She Never Felt Like A 'Light-Skinned Black Woman'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.06.2015 | Black Voices

-- “Empire” star Grace Gealey explains how the focus on skin complexion among women of color was the most surprising thing she discovered in A...

'Empire' and 'Freakshow' Are More Similar Than You Think

David Toussaint | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
David Toussaint

If Freakshow ended with a too convenient mass-murder, Empire was just as much to blame for a reverse-illness scenario. When you're trapped in a script corner, erase those pesky plot traps. The audience won't care.

Not Quite the Big One: 'Sanford and Son' 38 Years Later

Jason Williams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Williams

Thirty-eight years ago this week, Sanford and Son ended its historic television run after 136 groundbreaking episodes. The show was anchored by the incomparable Redd Foxx and then-rising-star Demond Wilson.

Kendrick Lamar, Lee Daniels, and Dismissing the Double Standards on Black Artistry

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Current standards set by the masses suggests that black men and women cannot artistically express anger, be imperfect, invoke rebellion, find humor in their woes, be unapologetically sexual, explore taboos, and re-appropriate the tumultuous barriers placed on us.

Malik Yoba's "Empire" Co-Stars Shoot Down Rumors of Cocaine Use

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Akoshia Yoba

Actors Jussie Smollett (who plays Jamal) and Yazz (Hakeem), Malik Yoba's co-stars on the FOX hit series "Empire," set the record straight about recent, allegations (supposedly from an anonymous source) attributing Yoba's exit from the show to a cocaine addiction.

Deadline's Take On Diversity Is Dangerous, And Completely Misses The Point

Rashad Robinson | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

It feels like Hollywood is finally starting to get what so many of us knew all along; audiences want to see diversity. Yet somehow, at this exciting moment of progress for the industry, Deadline Hollywood found it appropriate to publish what can only be described as a call for regression.

The Real Reason Tyrese Didn't Reunite With Taraji P. Henson On 'Empire'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices

Tyrese has already made it clear that he wants to reunite with his "Baby Boy" co-star Taraji P. Henson on her breakout hit "Empire," and he explained ...

This $12.95 Million Penthouse Is The Clear Answer To Your 'Empire' Withdrawals

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

Wednesdays are a sad day for "Empire" fans now that season one of the breakout Fox-network show has wrapped. But there are a couple of ways to get you...

RE: Are You Black first? #GayAgenda

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Sheena C. Howard

More germane, if you are a negro and part of the LGBT community, step aside; we need to register you as a person fighting for the black cause or the gay cause, pick one -- you can't do both. These are mutually exclusive.

Fox Is Suing 'Empire Distribution' To Protect Its Rights To 'Empire'

Jezebel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

Fox has filed a lawsuit to protect its rights to the Empire name and property. It sounds like a plot straight out of Empire. The show's phenomenal ...

Fox Sues Record Label To Keep 'Empire' As Title Of Show

AP | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox has asked a federal judge to issue an order allowing the network to continue to use "Empire" as the title of its newest hit s...

This Is Dick Gregory's Response To 'Empire' And The N-Word

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

This article contains explicit language. When it comes to the use of the N-word, Dick Gregory is no stranger to explaining his candid thoughts on t...

Brennan Williams

'Empire' Is Showing Us A New Way To Think About Black TV Characters | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices

The Fox drama "Empire" reigned supreme Wednesday evening, capping off its breakout first season with a two-hour finale whose latter half drew 17.6 mil...

What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Perhaps one of the most stirring and sympathetic characters in Fox’s hit show “Empire" is Andre, who suffers from Bipolar disorder. In case you’...

The Only Place You'll Be Able To Stream 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment

There's only one place you can catch up on the season's hottest new drama. In a press release issued Thursday, Hulu announced a deal with Twentiet...

All The Ways The 'Empire' Finale Set Up Season 2

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment

"Empire" ended its tremendous first season on Wednesday night with a two-hour finale, featuring guest performances from Snoop Dogg, Rita Ora, Jennifer...

POLL: What Are Your Thoughts On 'Empire'? We Want To Know

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.23.2015 | Black Voices

As season one of Fox’s breakout series, “Empire,” comes to an end on Wednesday with a special two hour season finale, the hysteria surrounding t...

Catch Up On 'Empire' Before The Season Finale

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment

Empire's ratings have steadily increased since its premiere in January, making it the most popular drama in five years. Pretty much everyone is tuning...

The 2-Hour 'Empire' Finale Will Be Seriously Explosive

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

If you've been watching "Empire" along with the rest of America, you already know to expect nothing short of fireworks on the two-hour season finale a...

'Empire' Actress Says The Show Is 'Not Limited To The Black Experience'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

Actress Grace Gealey has had her share of delicious, soapy drama as Anika Calhoun on Fox's breakout hit "Empire," but she's just as interested in the ...

Tyrese Made A Great 'Baby Boy' Reference In A Plea To Win Back Taraji

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices

--Tyrese took to Facebook and wrote a post in the voice of Jody, the popular character he played in the classic 2001 film “Baby Boy.” In the p...

Snoop Dogg Shares 'Empire' Finale Preview

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment

Snoop Dogg is set to appear in the two-hour "Empire" Season 1 finale, and now we have the first look at his performance. The rapper shared an exclusi...