01:58 AM EDT 11/19/2015
Originally posted 11/18/2015 02:35PM
Vivica A. Fox is headed to the Lyon's den.
The actress starts a two-episode run on Empire Wednesday, playing Candace, the older sister of Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson). Fox, 51, is a longtime friend of co-creator Lee Daniels, who wrote the role for her after seeing a particularly dramatic boardroom confrontation during her season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Originally posted 10/07/2015 09:45PM
There may be plenty of drama onscreen over at Empire, but the stars say off camera, that couldn't be further from the truth.
Taraji P. Henson took to her Instagram to set the record straight after reports claimed she and leading man Terrence Howard were feuding off camera.
Originally posted 10/05/2015 12:50PM
Are Terrence Howard and Mira Pak back on? Looks like it!
The duo attended The Latest Spin charity event together on Saturday at Orange County, California, hot spot AnQi – and despite having secretly divorced earlier this summer, the pair got cozy and even stole in a few kisses.
Originally posted 09/23/2015 09:00PM
Fox's breakout, buzzed-about smash hit Empire starts its second season Wednesday, and it's very much like the first: Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Lyon remains the most wildly entertaining character in any primetime drama.
Originally posted 09/23/2015 04:35PM
While we're obviously excited to see the return of Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and the rest of the Lyon family, we're also dying to find out what the new season's influx of guest stars will bring to the table.
Of all the big names looking to make their mark on Empire this year – including Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Swizz Beatz and Henson's own favorite newcomer Vivica A. Fox – these are the six guest stars we can't wait to meet ....
Originally posted 09/23/2015 12:00PM
There are a lot of stars who want to rule the Empire for season 2 – but there is one actress that has Emmy-nominated star Taraji P. Henson particularly excited.
"I have watched [Vivica A. Fox] since before I got into the business," says Henson, who posed with Terrence Howard in a photo (above) exclusive to PEOPLE. "She has always been someone that I've looked up to."
Originally posted 09/23/2015 11:25AM
Who knew late-night TV politics were this dramatic?
Jimmy Fallon stars in a hilarious new sketch for the Tonight Show called "Jimpire" – which is basically the greatest Empire parody ever.
The hit Fox series' first season kicked off with family patriarch Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) discovering that he is ill and must choose a replacement for his successful record label. On Tuesday night's sketch, Fallon follows suit: The late-night host, with his injured finger, spends the 10-minute segment deciding who will be the heir to his Tonight Show empire.
Originally posted 09/23/2015 09:00AM
Like the rest of us, you've probably been impatiently counting down the days until everyone's favorite musical melodrama – Empire, duh – finally returns on Wednesday.
Despite our overwhelming excitement to see Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Lucious (Terrence Howard) and the rest of the Lyon family returns to the small screen, there is one worry that keeps nagging at us: How on earth are they going to be able to top the first season?
After all Empire packed a whole lot of drama into its very first season – we're talking musical numbers, backstabbing, seduction, murder, attempted murder and jail time ... to name just a few – and it's hard to imaging what creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong will come up with that can top all of that insanity.
So what, exactly, is season 2 of Empire up against? Let's take a look (warning: spoilers ahead).
Originally posted 09/22/2015 05:00PM
Rose McGowan Debuts Trippy Debut Single, Plus 10 Other Not-Famous-for-Singing Celebs Who Recorded Albums
Originally posted 09/23/2015 01:20AM
She's best known for her roles in Scream and Grindhouse or on the TV series Charmed, but this week Rose McGowan announced a new phase of her performing career: as a vocalist. On Sunday, she debuted her first single, the Bjork-esque "RM486" and an accompanying music video on the site Nowness.
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