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Empire Recap: Cookie Takes on Elle Dallas, a Drug-Addicted Has-Been | Courtney Love


Empire Recap: Cookie Takes on Elle Dallas, a Drug-Addicted Has-Been

Originally posted 02/12/2015 07:15AM

The client roster of misfit toys belonging to Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) has grown ever larger.

In "Out, Damned Spot," we meet Elle Dallas (Courtney Love), a has-been whom Anika (Grace Gealey) is keen to drop from Empire entirely. Partly to annoy Anika, but mainly to restore Elle to her status as a hit-maker due to the influence she had on Cookie during the early years of Elle's career, Cookie takes her on as a client.

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Empire Recap: In Which We Learn Why Cookie Was Released from Prison Early | Empire


Empire Recap: In Which We Learn Why Cookie Was Released from Prison Early (and Why She May Soon Return)

Originally posted 02/05/2015 08:25AM

Now that we know exactly how Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) managed to wrangle herself an early release, she jumps to a conclusion in Wednesday's episode of Empire that causes her to react in a way that will almost certainly have her behind bars once again. (Unless, of course, she can get someone to take the fall for her – it worked for Lucious, after all)

In "Dangerous Bonds," Jamal (Jussie Smollett) finally records a single, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) shoots a music video, and Andre (Trai Byers) sets out to drive a wedge in between his younger brothers.

Also, Lucious (Terrence Howard) finds some common ground with Anika's (Grace Gealey) "bougie debutante" parents after he proposes with an 18-cfarat diamond ring like the one Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor. True love.

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Empire Recap: Hakeem's Oedipal Complex Is Exposed


Empire Recap: Cookie Continues to Pull Everyone's Strings and Hakeem's Oedipal Complex Is Exposed

Originally posted 01/29/2015 07:30AM

Wednesday's episode of Empire saw a kinder, gentler Cookie Taraji P. Henson – but only because she was successfully playing with everyone's strings like the leopard print-wearing puppet master she is.

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First Look: See Courtney Love on Empire | Courtney Love


Courtney Love Guest Stars on Empire – and She Looks Incredible!

Originally posted 01/28/2015 07:35PM

Courtney Love's latest gig has her rocking more than her usual guitar.

The Hole frontwoman is headed to Fox's Empire – and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at her bedazzled appearance on the new hit show.

Empire stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as the patriarch and matriarch behind a a successful record label. And Love, 50, will have a recurring role on the series as "a hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment’s stable of artists," according to FOX.

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Taraji P. Henson on Dating: 'Men Don't Court Anymore'

Originally posted 01/08/2015 07:40PM

Taraji P. Henson just wants a proper date night.

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Fourth Child on the Way for Terrence Howard

Fourth Child on the Way for Terrence Howard

Originally posted 01/02/2015 10:15AM

It's the first baby together for the Empire star and wife Miranda

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Nebraska – a Hidden Gem of a  Movie: PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From The Best Man Holiday to Nebraska

Originally posted 11/15/2013 02:30PM

All the fellas are back in The Best Man Holiday, which, PEOPLE's critics say, should please the crowds. But the real winner is Bruce Dern in a hidden gem called Nebraska.

Here's what to see and what to skip at the movies this weekend.

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Oprah Winfrey Returns to the Silver Screen in The Butler

Originally posted 05/09/2013 02:35PM

Oprah's back – on the big screen, that is – in The Butler.

Based on the life of Eugene Allen, the White House head butler who served eight presidents during a 34-year career, the film stars Forest Whitaker playing a character called Cecil Gaines. Oprah plays his wife, Gloria Gaines.

As shown in the intriguing two-minute, thirty-second trailer, the OWN network mogul, 59, shows off the acting chops that once earned her an Oscar nomination, for 1985's The Color Purple.

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Terrence Howard Auctions Off Puppy for Charity | Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard Auctions Off Puppy for Charity

Originally posted 10/21/2011 06:00PM

Now there's a gift bag with bite!

Terrence Howard helped auction off an adorable puppy on Oct. 17 during the Alfred Mann Foundation Gala in Santa Monica, Calif. The actor was placed in charge of caring for the Cavapoo during the evening, which aimed to raise funds for individuals suffering from debilitating medical diseases. Howard spent so much time with the pup that he even expressed difficulty in handing it over after a winner had been chosen.

While Howard has no pets of his own, he has put his love of animals on display at past events. Perhaps it's time he considered expanding his brood?

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Filed Under: Dogs, Terrence Howard
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Terrence Howard Is Getting Divorced | Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard Is Getting Divorced

Originally posted 02/03/2011 03:05PM

Almost exactly a year after saying, "I do," Terrence Howard and his wife Michelle are ending their marriage.

Citing irreconcilable differences, Michelle filed for divorce from the Oscar-nominated star of Hustle & Flow, 41, on Jan. 27 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The couple have no children, and Michelle is seeking spousal support.
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