Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon and Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem in "Empire"

EMPIRE: What Really Happened to Hakeem After Kidnapping?

EMPIRE presented “A High Hope for a Low Heaven” and did a good job of portraying the anguish of PTSD on the part of Hakeem Lyon. After being kidnapped and beaten, he was branded like an animal with what appears to be the head of a steer, longhorn style. Thinking it’s not because the thugs … Read more

Adam Rodriquez as Laz and Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon on "Empire"

EMPIRE: Adam Rodriquez as Laz Delgado Shakes Up Cookie And Taraji (VIDEO)

EMPIRE introduced a new and important character in last night’s episode, “Be True”. Did you feel the heat when Adam Rodriguez appeared on-screen as concert promoter and new hot guy Laz Delgado? In the scene when he helps foil a robbery at the Lyon Dynasty office the two realize they share at least one thing … Read more

EMPIRE ‘Poor Yorick’ Highlights: Where There’s a Weave There’s a Way

When Cookie Lyon apologizes for insulting someone’s weave, you know EMPIRE meant this to be an important episode and it was. With Lucious on his meds he’s been able to maintain his unforgiving posture towards his sons Hakeem and Andre. Oh, he’ll take them back but not without paying a price. For Hakeem it’s dangling … Read more

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon and guest star Rafael de la Fuente as Michael in the Without A Country

EMPIRE ‘Without a Country’ Recap: A Boo Boo Kitty Reference AND Cookie in Bangs

Is it possible that the fashion choices on EMPIRE for Taraji P. Henson’s character Cookie Lyon are getting more fierce? We’re thinking so after last night’s episode two in this new season, “Without a Country”. Cookie sported bangs for much of the show and we’re thinking it’s a great look for her. Then there was … Read more

Danny Strong, behind the scenes at EMPIRE PHOTO: RYAN LOWRY FOR WSJ. MAGAZINE

EMPIRE Co-Creator Danny Strong in WSJ Magazine: Typical Day That Never Ends

Danny Stong is the subject of a profile in the WSJ Magazine’s September Men’s Style issue and the writer, director and co-creator of Fox’s monster hit EMPIRE isn’t complaining. In the profile, Strong succeeded in demonstrating that his life isn’t as glamorous as you’d think for a Manhattan Beach, CA native currently based in New … Read more