BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viewers may pay a lot of attention to what Taraji P. Henson wears as Cookie on Fox’s “Empire,” but guess who doesn’t? Taraji P. Henson. “It’s not my job,” Henson told TV critics Monday at a bi-annual press event. She added that some actresses get caught up with what their […]

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Season 3 of “Empire” will include several flashbacks to Cookie and Lucious Lyon as teenagers, Ajiona Alexus and Jeremy Carver taking on the roles, respectively, They’ll recur in the Fox series, along with musician-actor Ezri Walker, reports Deadline Hollywood. Alexus, as young Cookie, will be seen as a beautiful, innocent teenager, whose Catholic school uniform […]

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Cookie and her new boo thang are getting it in, but when she finds out his secret all hell will break loose.

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Taraji P. Henson was feeling under the weather this weekend. She was hopitalized for a mysterious ailment (speculated to be food poisoning) but she sent a message out to worried fans, via social media of course, that she’s OK. Don’t worry, Empire fans. Henson will be back up and running  in time for the return […]

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Taraji P. Henson has already mentioned that her Empire character Cookie will have two new love interests next season – and one may have just been announced.   Magic Mike XXL and former CSI: Miami star Adam Rodriguez has joined the cast of the top-rated show. Rodriguez will play “Laz Delgado,” a smooth-talking concert promoter […]

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Mad tea was spilled regarding Empire Season 2 during a TV Academy event on Friday, including revelations about Cookie’s main story line, Chris Rock’s guest role and Jamal Lyon’s reign as the new head of Empire Records. “He’s going to be a very passionate leader,” Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal, told The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s going […]

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There’s no doubt that Lee Daniels has injected shades of his own life into “Empire.” From artist Jamal Lyon being beaten as a child by his homophobic father Lucious to Cookie and Lucious being a reflection of him and certain members of his family to Cookie’s son Hakeem being beat with a broom by his […]

Mo’Nique claims she was initially offered the role of Cookie on “Empire,” but no one really believed her. Today she comes with proof to clear…

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UPDATE! Well, well, well. It looks as if Gaborey Sidibe has weighed in on the never ending drama of Monique and her claims that she was offered the role of Cookie Lyons in ‘Empire’. Sidibe who stars in the hit show also played Precious in the movie Monique won an Oscar for. Gabourey took to […]

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Love and Hip Hop Atlanta reality star Joseline Hernandez is out in the world thinking that she was the inspiration for Empire’s Cookie. Really. “I know Cookie…