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

A Comprehensive Wish List of Empire Guest Stars

After a summer of nothing but “Drip Drop” and “Trap Queen” on repeat, Empire finally returns to our lives tonight. Much like the first season, this second one is jam-packed with guest stars, including Marisa Tomei, Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull and Mariah Carey. Honestly, it sounds like a snoozefest. »9/23/15 4:40pm9/23/15 4:40pm

Let's Welcome Vivica A. Fox to Empire's Massive List of Guest Stars

It seems like everyone and their mom is guest-starring on the new season of Empire. The latest addition to the hip-hop soap opera will be none other than Vivica A. Fox, and her character is going to be related to Cookie. Fox, whose most recent television appearances include Celebrity Apprentice and Mob Wives, is set… »9/10/15 11:00pm9/10/15 11:00pm

FOX Gets GLAAD's Seal Of Approval For LGBT Representation in Programming

FOX, the network that brought you Empire and Glee, has just reached an important milestone in the The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s Network Responsibility Index, a system which rates each major television network by how well the LGBT community is represented in its line-up. FOX is the first broadcast… »9/03/15 6:10pm9/03/15 6:10pm

Woman Who Says She's Cookie Lyon Is Suing Empire Creator

There’s no doubt Cookie Lyon is one of the best (and most fashionable) characters on modern television. Have you ever wondered if the Empire matriarch was actually based on a real-life person? A woman named Sophia Eggleston says that Cookie is based on her life and Lee Daniels, the show’s co-creator, ripped off her… »8/04/15 10:30pm8/04/15 10:30pm

Empire’s Lee Daniels on Emmys Snub: 'Fuck These Motherfuckers'

Lee Daniels didn’t hold back his feelings when it came to the Emmys passing on Empire for the majority of their nomination categories. The show’s co-creator posted a vid of him and Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon, having a friendly chat about Instagram etiquette. “Jussie is saying I have to be politically… »7/16/15 11:00pm7/16/15 11:00pm

All the Smoking-Hot Looks From the 2015 Billboard Awards Red Carpet

It’s not really awards season and we’re on the cusp of summer: can these musicians give us some red carpet heat for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas? Taylor Swift’s premiering “Bad Blood,” Kanye West is doing some kind of outro spectacular, and Empire’s Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray are… »5/17/15 7:00pm5/17/15 7:00pm