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Watch 'Empire Stars Have Fun Messing With Taraji P. Henson On Set

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

Stars take embarrassing videos of friends without their consent -- they're just like us! The latest victim of video prankery is "Empire" matriarch Ta...

Gabourey Sidibe: Will She Won't? [INTERVIEW] | Posted 10.19.2016 | Black Voices

Gabourey seems like a kid in a candy store when it comes to playing the vivacious, ambitious young woman. Her fashion sense speaks almost as loudly as her character, and we had to know how much input Gabourey gives when it comes to putting together those 'fits.

Taraji P. Henson Frees Her Natural Hair In Jawdroppingly Gorgeous Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices

Taraji "Slay" Henson serves fierceness every time she's in front of a camera but a recent photoshoot shows a side of her we've never seen before. Free...

Empire and Scandal on Entrepreneurship

Daphne Mallory | Posted 10.12.2016 | Entertainment
Daphne Mallory

I have a confession. I wake up early to get business done. The one thing that keeps me awake is not coffee. It's watching episodes of my favorite tele...

'Empire' Star Ta'Rhonda Jones Shares Advice She Gets From Taraji P. Henson

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Playing Porsha on Fox's breakout hit "Empire" is Ta'Rhonda Jones's first big acting role, but you'd never know it based on her standout performance as...

An Intimate Conversation With Empire's Sean Cross

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment
Marjoriet T. Matute

I had the pleasure of chatting with Empire's newest musical genius, Sean Cross while the build up was intensifying. He let me in on some of his intimate memories with close friend and mentor, Producer Swizz Beatz.

Nicole Kidman Gets Candid About Rough Love Scenes In Interview Mag

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment

As the cover star for Interview's October 2015 issue, Nicole Kidman gets candid with Lee Daniels, the director of "Empire." The two friends, who work...

50 Cent Gives Offensive Explanation For 'Empire' Ratings Dip

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: A rep for 50 Cent released a statement to the Huffington Post regarding the incident: "Mr. Jackson reposted something on Instagram that or...

Wendy Williams: I Would Be Happy To See Terrence Howard Exit 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.05.2015 | Black Voices

As the ratings for episode two of “Empire” took a dip from its premiere episode, network executives might want to listen to Wendy Williams' though...

'Empire' Drama: Taraji P. Henson And Terrence Howard Clash On Set

In Touch | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices

Sources exclusively reveal to In Touch magazine that Empire co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard have been clashing on set — and it's causi...

Tyrese Confirms He's Playing Cookie's Love Interest On 'Empire'

EurWeb | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.29.2015 | Black Voices

It’ll be Jody and Yvette all over again this season on “Empire.”...

Kerry Washington: It's Not 'Risky' To Cast Black Actresses. It's Good Sense.

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices

Black women may be starring in more leading roles on primetime television, but Kerry Washington is reminding everyone that it hasn't always been that ...

Is Lil Kim a Forgotten Fashion Icon

Nigel Isaiah | Posted 09.28.2016 | Style
Nigel Isaiah

From the lime green fur donned during the No Way Out tour in New York to freeing the boob at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center for the VMA's, Kimberly Jones solidified herself as a fashion icon.

Must-See TV Shows You Can't Miss This Fall

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment

Fall TV is kicking into high gear, but there's still time to jump onboard with the buzziest shows of the season. In the video above, HuffPost Live's "...

Viola Davis Matters

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.25.2016 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

We must remember that in life and in art, letting new people in, however scary it may be, often brings huge rewards. It inspires us to expand our own potential. And so I'll say it again: onscreen storytelling is only enhanced by diversity, both in front of and behind the camera.

Empire Returns Very Strong, Just Shy Of Record Numbers

Yahoo | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices

The Lyons are still king. In a big way. Fox’s Empire opened Season 2 on Wednesday night with 16.2 million total viewers and a 6.7 rating (per finals...

The Imperfect But Important Feminism Of Cookie Lyon

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women

When "Empire" premiered earlier this year, the general consensus among fans and critics was that Taraji P. Henson's performance as Cookie Lyon was eas...

Bet On Black-ish: ABC's Hit Series Returns, Promising The Perfect Dose Of Honest Humor

Julian Mitchell | Posted 09.23.2016 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

Promising to produce a collection of episodes that touch on several prevalent topics, everything from black men's health to how people view guns, season two is projected to be more transparent and progressive than ever.

Scream 'Yaaas' Like Lee Daniels Over Porsha's 'Empire' Audition Story

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment

When Ta'Rhonda Jones went to a casting call for "Empire," she thought she was auditioning to be a rapper. She didn't know who Lee Daniels was or that ...

'Empire' Returns, And Not A Minute Too Soon

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment

In its second season, “Empire’s” stilettos are sharper, its gloss is glossier and its enjoyably soapy turns are even larger than life, if that...

How Empire Broke Down Stereotypes By Embracing Them

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.23.2015 | Black Voices

There were few things more exciting this past television season than the debut of Fox's "Empire." Part Shakespearean tragedy, part telenovela, the Lee...

There's A HUGE Twist In Jimmy Fallon's 'Empire' Parody

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.23.2015 | Comedy

If there's one word to describe "Empire," it's drama, but on "Jimpire," Jimmy Fallon takes it to a whole new level. Questlove, Tariq and Higgins er .....

9 Performances By 'Empire' Stars Before They Were TV Royalty

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices

Songs like “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful” became big hits during "Empire's" first season, and with the show returning this week, fans...

Downton Abbey Goes to Spain (And Gets Hot)

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

There's constant interaction and tension between the serving staff and the feuding Alarcón family who own the hotel; episode after episode of scandal, skulduggery, crime, illicit passion; and much more. The hotel is bursting with secrets and lies.

15 Shows With Black Stars We Can't Wait To See Dominate TV This Fall

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.23.2015 | Black Voices

Black stars are taking over TV this fall and we can't wait. Discussions surrounding diversity in the media have finally reached a critical mass, and...