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

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

Ben Affleck Hid His Slave-Owning Ancestor Because It Made Him Feel Bad

In the recent slew of Sony emails published on WikiLeaks, it was revealed that Ben Affleck, after appearing on Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr.’s Finding Your Roots, asked the PBS show to suppress newly discovered information about his ancestors owning slaves. (Gates obliged.) Yesterday, Affleck released a Facebook… »4/22/15 10:30am4/22/15 10:30am

Chris Brown Has Blocked Chrissy Teigen on Twitter. Congrats, Chrissy!

Back in 2012, Chrissy Teigen and Chris Brown were not on great terms after Teigen sarcastically tweeted that she was excited to see Brown perform at the Billboard Awards because she loves "loud and surprising background fits of rage I can hear from the audience!" Jump forward to 2015 and the relationship, you'll… »3/06/15 10:30am3/06/15 10:30am

American Hero Cher Calls Piers Morgan an 'Old Diva in Fishnets'

Yesterday, famed blowhard Piers Morgan—the biggest threat to U.S./British relations since the War of 1812—took to Twitter to express his discontent about pop stars of a certain age (namely Madonna) wearing revealing costumes. But what about Cher? Even Cher, hissed back Morgan. And having been summoned, the Goddess… »3/03/15 10:30am3/03/15 10:30am