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Empire creator says Lucious Lyon is based on Jay Z

Empire creator Danny Strong appeared on Sway In The Morning to talk about both the show’s success and the backlash he has received for the negative image many feel he is portraying of black people. 198 more words

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Terrence Howard Wants “Empire” Less PC; Advocates Saying N-Word

On its way past 11 million viewers, Fox’s Empire hasn’t exactly shirked controversy. So far, viewers have seen an openly homosexual lead character come to grips with his father’s homophobia, a business at least in part funded by illegal drug money, some adultery, and a gangland-style execution all intertwined in various plot lines. 228 more words

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Mo’Nique Claims She Was Offered The Role Of Cookie On “Empire” [POLL & VIDEO]

Mo’Nique is once again making headlines over comments surrounding Hollywood and allegations she was blackballed from working after she “wouldn’t play the game.” Recently, the Academy-Award winning actress appeared on… 407 more words

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Mo’Nique said she was supposed to play Cookie on ‘Empire’ but execs said this about her

Mo’Nique intimated to an entertainment television show that she was offered the super glam role of Cookie in the blockbuster drama series “Empire” opposite Terrence Howard, but there is a reason why Lee Daniels’ offer was nixed by Fox executives. 289 more words

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Mo'Nique said she was supposed to play Cookie on 'Empire' but execs said this about her

Mo’Nique intimated to an entertainment television show that she was offered the super glam role of Cookie in the blockbuster drama series “Empire” opposite Terrence Howard, but there is a reason why Lee Daniels’ offer was nixed by Fox executives. 289 more words

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‘Empire’s’ Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard say why they never hooked up

Even though Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard created cinematic magic in the Oscar-nominated John Singleton-directed film Hustle & Flow, they’ve never created that magic off-screen or in the bedroom as they did during a recent episode on the blockbuster TV series “Empire.” 159 more words

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