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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 10:30pm 8/04/15 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 11:00pm 7/16/15 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 10:30am 4/22/15 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 10:30am 3/06/15 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 10:30am 3/03/15 10:30am

Empire's Gay Black Son to 'Blow Lid Off Homophobia'

I remember David's black boyfriend, Keith, in Six Feet Under. And of course gahmotherfuckingbless Omar Little, the baddest dude up in The Wire. Oh and Deadline says that HBO is developing a series called Bros about a group of brothers, one of whom is gay. Other than them though, we all gotta be real honest with… » 1/18/15 5:00pm 1/18/15 5:00pm

Our Dumbest Diets: An Anonymous Jezebel Retrospective 

It's January 2015—time to leave that holiday trend called "eating" behind and starve your tender, fragile bodies of nutrients. Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels is doing it! He's only eating carrots! He's ONLY EATING CARROTS. To honor this amazing decision, several Jezebel staffers have attempted to extract… » 1/02/15 4:10pm 1/02/15 4:10pm

A Festive Mariah Carey and Her Boobs Honor Lee Daniels at Out 100 Gala

Famed butterfly Mariah Carey has officially emerged from the chrysalis stage of her campiness to spread her wings and fully soar as a gay icon at the Out100 Awards, saying, "I'm a straight girl, I don't really know why they asked me to be here, but my boobs have been out for years." » 11/15/13 10:25am 11/15/13 10:25am

Oprah, Tight Trousers and a Mustard Caftan at The Butler Premiere

Last night was the New York premiere of The Butler, the Lee Daniels film about a long-term African-American employee at the White House. Fun fact: The script was written by Danny Strong, aka Jonathan on Buffy and Doyle on Gilmore Girls. But this is a red carpet fashion post and we're here for the clothes, so let's… » 8/06/13 2:10pm 8/06/13 2:10pm