An Interview with Empire Stylist Paolo Nieddu On Evolving the Lyon Family Wardrobe

Empire’s debut season frequently featured its star player Cookie Lyon in furs, mammal prints and flashy post-prison vintage. Coupled with the other characters and their glitzy music industry gear, the show has become a vehicle for the most exorbitant and sometimes gaudy fashions. »10/22/15 10:30am10/22/15 10:30am


Twerking Unites Empire Enemies Cookie and Boo Boo Kitty

Empire’s Season 2 premiere was an auspicious one, to say the least. In the first several minutes, a host of cameos by people (including Rev. Al Sharpton, André Leon Talley) and designers (two mentions of Tom Ford, plus Gucci, albeit “last season”) exemplified how much cachet the show has garnered after just one… »9/24/15 12:15pm9/24/15 12:15pm

Shade Court: Matt Lauer, a Confused Business Insider and Queen Cookie

Does anyone else find it amazing that, after 19 weeks of Shade Court, there's still an enormous group of people who are still out there embarrassing themselves? I'm just kidding, that's not surprising at all. In this week's Shade Court, Matt Lauer tries to get back at Ellen, Drake's fans go H.A.M. on Chris Brown and… »2/27/15 5:10pm2/27/15 5:10pm

On Loving and Hating Terrence Howard as Empire's Lucious

In the pilot for Empire, Lucious Lyon was pure evil, more of a straight-up villain than an anti-hero. This meant he had a long way to go to be likable. Lucious had the greatest potential character arc and the most tragic flaws to overcome, including homophobia. The writers have so far succeeded in making him one of… »2/19/15 3:15pm2/19/15 3:15pm

It's Time to Stop Sneaking Vegetables Into Your Children's Desserts

You've probably heard of this whole cooking genre that's sprung up around parents sneaking vegetables into otherwise delicious sounding things like cakes and cookies. Well, a new study has looked into how accepting of these sneakily nutritious snacks kids were, and it's beginning to seem like going to the trouble of… »3/02/12 4:00pm3/02/12 4:00pm