Taraji P. Henson Is Hosting SNL in April, Praise Hands Emoji

Taraji P. Henson will host the April 11 edition of Saturday Night Live. The musical guest will be Mumford & Sons, but who cares. There will definitely be a Cookie skit, and here's what else I'm hoping for: a Baby Boy reference, furs on furs on furs, a special "Drip Drop" performance and a Jussie Smollett surprise… » 3/26/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Cookie Lyon's Closet is For Sale! Here Are My Irrefutible Empire Picks

Following the Empire's exhausting finale this week—Yes Boo Boo Kitty slept with ____ and yes, ____ caught them—you can now buy a piece of Cookie Lyon's cat-print-filled wardrobe for yourself. You too can "taste these cookies," if you will. I ranked the items for your viewing and, perhaps, buying pleasure, if… » 3/20/15 3:40pm 3/20/15 3:40pm

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 3:15pm 2/19/15 3:15pm

Enter Cookie: An Empire Supercut

Knowing how to make an entrance is a crucial part of being a pop cultural icon. When Fox's nighttime soap Empire debuted three weeks ago, Taraji P. Henson's character Cookie stole the show the instant she sashayed out of jail and started wreaking havoc in whatever room she entered. She's been stealing it ever since.… » 1/29/15 11:06pm 1/29/15 11:06pm

Empire's Stylist Explains Cookie's Bossed-Up Fashion Game

Cookie Lyon's bossed-up wardrobe is one of the reasons she's the real star of Empire. She's never seen on screen without some over-the-top fur or leopard garb. The show's costume designer Rita McGhee is the woman who keeps Taraji P. Henson's character and the rest of the cast properly flossed. » 1/28/15 5:50pm 1/28/15 5:50pm

Taraji P. Henson's Evil, Lovable 'Cookie' Makes Empire Worth a Watch

After previewing the sloppy yet moderately intriguing pilot for Empire, a drama about a dysfunctional music-business family, there's one reason I'm giving it a shot. Cookie. Although Terrence Howard is billed as the star (he plays the rotten record label magnate Lucious Lyon), Taraji P. Henson is a bigger draw as the… » 1/07/15 6:00pm 1/07/15 6:00pm