On a Scale of 0 to 'Drip Drop,' How Bad Was This Season of Empire?

Empire was once a show that was campy, ridiculous and perfect in its own right, with only the slightest hint that its creators had achieved this trifecta on purpose. Season 1 played out like a toddler struggling to balance itself, and now the baby has realized its place in the world and it’s walking upright. The show…

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Fresh Off of Project Greenlight, Effie Brown Joins Lee Daniels' Production Company

Effie Brown, the independent producer who endured Matt Damon’s rich explanation of diversity on Project Greenlight last fall, has reportedly found a home with Lee Daniels’ production company. Brown, who helped produced 2014's Dear White People, will serve as the outfit’s executive VP of production and development.

Popular TV Shows We Stopped Watching in 2015, For Reasons Like 'They Sucked'

For several years now, we have been in the throes of an era critics like to refer to as a “TV renaissance.” This ostensibly means that since the success of The Sopranos and The Wire, writers, directors and producers have been challenging themselves to make better, more literary and long-lasting series, built upon…

Here's Why Hollywood's Drunkest Award Show Will Probably Be Pretty Exciting This Year

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has a history of choosing Golden Globe nominees for reasons as simple as, “Uh, we’ve heard of it?” but this year’s lineup is filled with some delightful surprises that will probably make the ceremony the most entertaining of the year—despite Ricky Gervais.

Shocker: Empire's Fave Teen Vixen Becky G Does Not Sweat in New Video About Sweating

I’ve been loving Becky G’s run on Empire as Valentina Galindo, the lead singer of hilariously-named trio “Mirage A Trois” who’s been using her wiles on Hakeem to ramp up her stature. (She says she’s not, but we know the drill.) In part because Becky from the Block is all of 18 now, and it’s nice to see her taking on…

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…

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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…