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Empire And Transparent Lead Tca Awards Nominations

Both new series will vie for the top honour against veteran shows The Americans, Game of Thrones, and Mad Men, as well as Outstanding New Program, versus Better Call Saul, The Flash, and...

Lee Daniels: 'I Have Received Death Threats Over Empire's Homosexual Storylines'

The openly-gay filmmaker draws from his personal experiences for some of the plotlines in the series, including a heartbreaking scene in season one, in which Terrance Howard's character throws his young son Jamal...

Empire Castmates To Perform At Billboard Music Awards

Smollett and Gray will hit the stage with British singer Estelle, who guest starred on the show, to perform a medley of songs from the series. Announcing the news in a...

Empire Co-stars Spark Romance Rumours

Gealey plays Terrence Howard's ex-fiancee on the hit hip-hop drama, while Byers portrays the actor's onscreen son, Andre Lyon, but it appears they have become more than just co-workers off camera. Sources...

Jussie Smollett Confirms Gay Rumours

Actor/singer Jussie Smollett has 'come out' as a gay man after playing a homosexual on hit Tv show Empire.The 31 year old refused to talk about his sexuality during a recent taping of The Ellen...

Malik Yoba: 'My Comments About Co-star's Sexuality Were Misquoted'

Actor Malik Yoba has hit back at reports suggesting he 'outed' Empire co-star Jussie Smollett in an online interview, insisting his comments have been misquoted.During a chat with BlackFilm.com last month (Feb15), Malik appeared to...

Lee Daniels Shunned Film Plans For Empire To Make Tv Money

Filmmaker Lee Daniels shunned plans to make his new hip-hop drama Empire for the big screen because he has grown tired of scrambling for funding for his movie projects.The Precious director co-created Empire with his...

Mo'nique Has Proof She Was Offered Leading Role In Lee Daniels' Empire

Comedienne/actress Mo'nique insists she can prove Lee Daniels offered her a leading role in his new Tv series Empire before giving the part to Taraji P. Henson as the former friends' feud rumbles on.Daniels has...

Empire's Jussie Smollett Lands Recording Contract

Actor/singer Jussie Smollett's starring role on new hip-hop based drama Empire has landed him a recording contract at Columbia Records.The former child star, who portrays Terrence Howard's musician son Jamal Lyon on the hit Tv...

Whoopi Goldberg Wants A Role In Empire

Whoopi Goldberg is angling for a role in hit new Tv show Empire.The Ghost star is hoping to juggle acting work around her slot on U.S. Tv chat show The View, and Lee Daniels' new...

Terrence Howard Won Empire Role Over Wesley Snipes Thanks To Henson

Terrence Howard has Taraji P. Henson to thank for landing him a leading role in hit Tv series Empire after she suggested her Hustle & Flow co-star would be a better fit than Wesley Snipes.The...

Terrence Howard's Heavy Weight Almost Cost Him Empire Lead

Actor Terrence Howard almost lost out on the top role in Lee Daniels' new drama series Empire because he was too heavy after piling on the pounds for another Tv project.The Oscar nominee reveals he...

Lee Daniels Cried Shooting Empire Pilot As Dad's Brutality Played Out Onscreen

Lee Daniels was left in tears after shooting the pilot episode of his new hip-hop drama Empire after watching actor Terrence Howard dump his onscreen son in a trash can - because it was exactly...

Naomi Campbell Expands Acting Career

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is expanding her acting career following a guest spot on U.S. Tv drama Empire.The British beauty revealed she has an array of projects coming up and that she was "thrilled" to appear...

Jennifer Hudson Reuniting With Terrence Howard In Empire

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is set to reunite with her Winnie Mandela co-star Terrence Howard on his new hit music drama Empire.Howard played late South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela opposite Hudson, who portrayed...

Lee Daniels Campaigning To Land Tv Role For Denzel Washington

Lee Daniels has offered to buy Denzel Washington dinner so he can talk the actor into accepting a role on his new Tv show Empire.The Hollywood moviemaker is co-creator of the drama, which stars Terrence...

Foxy Brown Lining Up For Empire Cameo

Rapper Foxy Brown is working with director Lee Daniels in the hopes of landing a guest role on his new hip-hop drama Empire.The Oh Yeah hitmaker has not flexed her acting muscles since making her...

Taraji P. Henson Takes A Swipe At 50 Cent For Empire Criticism

Actress Taraji P. Henson has taken aim at 50 Cent after the rapper accused the producers of her new Tv show Empire of copying the promotional tactics for his own series, Power.The In Da Club...

Terrence Howard's Ex-wife Files Subpoena Over Spousal Support Debt

Terrence Howard's third ex-wife has filed a subpoena to gain access to his contract for new Tv series Empire in a bid to force him to pay up in their ongoing spousal support battle.Michelle Ghent...

Courtney Love Lands Recurring Role On Tv Show Empire

Singer Courtney Love has landed a recurring role on U.S. Tv series Empire.The Hole frontwoman will play rocker Elle Dallas on the gritty new show, which stars Hustle & Flow castmates Terrence Howard and Taraji...

Naomi Campbell Returning To Acting With Lee Daniels Drama Series

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is relaunching her acting career with a new role in Lee Daniels' forthcoming Tv drama Empire.The British beauty has landed a major recurring role in the hip-hop focused series, which features Taraji...

Jay-jay Z Launching Video Game

Rapper Jay Z is following his peer 50 Cent into social networking - he's set to launch a game based on his life via Facebook.com.50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has teamed up with bosses...

Former Oz Actor Charged In Homicide Case

Actor GRANVILLE ADAMS, who appeared in the US network HBO prison drama series OZ, has been arrested in connection with the death of a man who fell down an elevator shaft during a fight in...

Outspoken Kasabian Feared Being Dropped

KASABIAN rocker SERGE PIZZORNO claims the only reason he was so outspoken following the release of the band's debut album was because he feared it would flop. The guitarist believed the British group would never...

Kasabian's Pizzorno In Good Health

KASABIAN rocker SERGE PIZZORNO has returned to wow fans of the band, after spending the Christmas holidays in bed with a viral infection. The EMPIRE stars were forced to cancel a gig in Sheffield, England,...

Kasabian Star Credits Empire With Salvation

KASABIAN rocker TOM MEIGHAN has credited his band's latest album with pulling him through depression. The singer reveals he was struggling to find positives in his life before hitting the studio with his bandmates to...

Arctic Monkeys Set For Triumph At Q Awards?

Mercury Prize-winners ARCTIC MONKEYS are leading the nominations for this year's (06) hotly anticipated Q music awards, with nods in an impressive four categories. The rockers are up against competition from chart-topper LILY ALLEN, CORINNE...

Scissor Sisters Top UK Chart For Second Week

SCISSOR SISTERS are sitting atop the UK singles chart with comeback track I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCING for the second week in a row. The New York band are again keeping JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE at bay....

Meighan's Post-tour Madness

KASABIAN frontman TOM MEIGHAN became so depressed when the British band stopped touring with their eponymous debut album, he "went mad". The EMPIRE rockers were on tour for two years and Meighan admits he was...

Scissor Sisters Top UK Chart

SCISSOR SISTERS have knocked JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE off the top of the UK singles chart with comeback track I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCING. The camp New York group climb three places, while Timberlake's SEXYBACK slips one...

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