Taraji P. Henson Confirms Split From Fiancé Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson has announced that she’s broken off her engagement with fiancé Kelvin Hayden. The actress confirmed the rumors in an interview with The Breakfast Club on Monday, October 19. Speaking with the show’s co-hosts, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy, Henson revealed that she and Hayden had been going through a rough patch […]

Lamar Odom Calls Himself An ‘Immature Punk’ For Leaving Taraji P. Henson In Favor Of Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom is providing more details about his former affair with actress Taraji P. Henson. The Dancing with the Stars contestant recently sat down with TV One’s Uncensored and discussed various aspects of his life in the spotlight. According to E! News, one of the topics that came up during the sit-down interview was one […]

Taraji P. Henson Looks Smoking Hot In Fishnet Stockings & Short Shorts For Roller Rink Birthday Party

It’s hard to believe that stunning actress Taraji P. Henson is close to 50-years-old, but it’s true — the bombshell just celebrated her 49th birthday. Taraji decided to share some shots from her party with her 14.7 million Instagram followers to bring them along with her for the night, and it looks like it was […]

Taraji P. Henson Sizzles With Afro In Throwback Snap From A Decade Ago

Taraji P. Henson is a total chameleon when it comes to changing her hair. Over the years she’s been in the industry, she has rocked a wide variety of looks that always keep her fans guessing. She has worn her hair long and short, she has rocked slightly lighter shades and also stuck to jet […]

Taraji P. Henson Looks Flawless Rocking Hoop Earrings In Close-Up Selfie

Empire star Taraji P. Henson is always thrilling her 14.6 million Instagram followers with her gorgeous shots. The actress updates her page frequently, and isn’t afraid to share hilarious behind-the-scenes details from her life. She shares her experiences, her beauty looks, pictures of her adorable dog, an even the odd throwback or two. In her […]

Taraji P. Henson Looks Smoking Hot At The US Open Supporting Serena Williams

Taraji P. Henson stunned her 14.6 million Instagram followers in her latest post, which she took from the stands of the US Open. She went to support Serena Williams with her soon-to-be husband Kelvin Hayden by her side. Taraji has rocked quite a few hairstyles over the years, from sleek and straight to voluminous and […]

Taraji P. Henson Shares Crazy ’80s Throwback, Looks Like Different Person

Actress Taraji P. Henson serves up major attitude as Cookie Lyon on the show Empire, and it seems that she has been serving up style statements for decades now. Henson shared a throwback snap on Instagram that had her followers utterly obsessed. In the snap, Henson stood in front of a bar cart covered with […]

Taraji P. Henson Reveals Why She Left ‘Person Of Interest’

In 2011, Person of Interest premiered on CBS and introduced the world to Detective Jocelyn “Joss” Carter, played by Taraji P. Henson. Henson spent three seasons on the show as a part of the main cast and was later credited as a guest star during the fourth season before ultimately deciding to step away from […]

Lamar Odom Admits That He Once Secretly Dated Taraji P. Henson In His New Memoir

While many fans have been interested in Lamar Odom’s previous role as Khloe Kardashian’s husband, the former NBA player shares that he was once in love with another famous face. In his memoir, Darkness to Light, Odom revealed that he secretly dated actress Taraji P. Henson before meeting — and eventually marrying — Kardashian. Odom […]

Fox’s ‘Empire’ To End After Its Sixth Season, Plans To Go Out With A Bang

It has been announced that Fox will say goodbye to the Lyon family after Empire’s sixth season. The Fox drama starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will move to Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET this fall, per E! News. The series reportedly saw a decline in ratings during Season 5. Empire’s showrunner Brett […]

Taraji P. Henson Announces Conference Covering Mental Illness In African-American Communities

Actress Taraji P. Henson wants to bring attention to a cause that is near and dear to her heart — mental health. On Thursday, the Empire star announced that a two-day conference addressing mental illness will be held June 7 through 9 in Washington, D.C. The event will be hosted by the Boris Lawrence Henson […]

Jussie Smollett’s Brother, Jojo, Says The Star Is ‘Violently Awakening From Night Terrors’ Following Scandal

Actor Jussie Smollett, 35, is reportedly having a difficult time adjusting to life following his alleged attack in January HotNewHipHop shared that the Empire star was arrested in February for allegedly staging his own attack in Chicago. While Smollett was deemed guilty by the court of public opinion, the actor’s charges were dropped by Chicago […]

‘The Best Of Enemies’ Delivers A ‘BlacKkKlansman’-Like Team Up That’s ‘Better Than Green Book’

One of the weekend’s theatrical releases is The Best Of Enemies, a film based on a true story that deals with the friendship between a black civil rights activist, and a white supremacist. Many reviews for the film have been released, and the critical reception seems divided at best. Rounding up the latest reviews, The […]

Taraji P. Henson Confirms Jussie Smollett’s Return To ‘Empire’ Next Season

During an appearance on The View Thursday, Taraji P. Henson addressed an often-asked question about the future of Empire and Jussie Smollett’s status on the show, reports Decider. Smollett was written out of the final two episodes of the drama’s fifth season after being charged with fabricating an alleged attack in January. Henson confirmed the […]

Taraji P. Henson Gets Candid About Mental Health And Her Own Struggles With Depression & Anxiety

Empire star Taraji P. Henson is opening up about her fight to preserve her mental health. According to E! News, the actress, 48, shares in an interview with Variety that the more her star rises, the more she has found herself facing issues pertaining to her psychological well-being. She also said that her fame made […]

Taraji P. Henson & More Stars React To Jussie Smollett’s Dropped Charges

On Tuesday, March 26, the public learned that Chicago prosecutors had decided to not pursue criminal charges filed against Jussie Smollett. Smollett was accused back in February of faking what he called a racist attack. Two of Smollett’s alleged accomplices had claimed that the Empire actor paid them to stage a fight where Smollett got […]

Taraji P. Henson Celebrates News Of Jussie Smollet’s Charges Being Dropped

Taraji P. Henson has expressed relief at the recent news that all criminal charges were dropped against Jussie Smollet, reports USA Today. The Empire star was asked about her thoughts concerning the latest turn in her co-star’s legal case. Henson has remained one of Smollet’s staunchest defenders in the wake of the alleged attack and […]

‘Hidden Figures’ Star Taraji P. Henson Plans To Take A Summer Break

While Taraji P. Henson originally planned to tie the knot with her fiancé Kelvin Hayden when the weather became sunny again, she decided against walking down the aisle this year. With spring and summer nearly here, Henson realized she hadn’t spent enough time planning her wedding. She’d like extra time to make her special day […]

Taraji P. Henson To Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame On January 28

Actress Taraji P. Henson’s career is on fire right now. In addition to playing the dynamic Cookie Lyon in the hit Fox television drama Empire, the 48-year-old is well-known for her roles on the silver screen. She appeared in three major motion pictures in 2018 (Proud Mary, Acrimony, and Ralph Breaks the Internet), and has […]

Taraji P. Henson Creates A Stir On Social Media After Comparing R. Kelly Outrage To Weinstein Drama

Social media users are buzzing over a set of videos Empire actress Taraji P. Henson posted to her Instagram page on Tuesday and the buzz isn’t pretty. The actress was clearly trying to make a point via social media, but people were not having it. Taraji P. Henson tried to tackle a topic that others […]

Terry Crews Comes To Taraji P. Henson’s Rescue After She Loses Her Ring At The Golden Globes

Though Taraji P. Henson is a gorgeous and successful actress, she can relate to the heart-stopping moment of realizing you’ve lost an expensive piece of jewelry! Henson voiced the character “Yesss” in the animated movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, a film which was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2019 Golden Globes on […]

Tyler Perry To Retire ‘Madea’ Character In 2019

According to E Online, comedian Tyler Perry is ready to move on from his most famous character, “Madea.” Perry introduced the sassy Madea character to the world during his play I Can Do Bad All By Myself in 1999. The character was such a hit he went on to create several successful movies starring Madea […]

Alec Baldwin Premieres New Talk Show The Day After Mocking Donald Trump On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Who knew that at the age of 60 Alec Baldwin would be such an in-demand television star? In addition to hosting Match Game, and appearing on both Saturday Night Live — as President Donald Trump — and Will & Grace — as Karen’s sometimes lover Malcolm Widmark — the popular personality is launching his own […]

‘Empire’ Star Taraji P. Henson Engaged To Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson celebrated Mother’s Day in a very special way. In a post on her Instagram page earlier today, the 47-year-old shared that she and former NFL star Kelvin Hayden are engaged. The photo from the prior evening shows Taraji with her hand over Hayden’s hand and her huge rock clearly visible. In the […]

Beyonce Bit In The Face By Mystery Actress, Says Tiffany Haddish

Superstar Beyonce Knowles-Carter was bit in the face during a party late last year, according to comedian Tiffany Haddish. The Girls Trip actress refuses to reveal the name of the actress who bit the former Destiny’s Child singer, leading people to speculate who the culprit was. Haddish, 38, first hinted at the biting incident involving […]

Taraji P. Henson Sends Ryan Seacrest A Message During Oscars Red Carpet Interview, But It’s Not What You Think

Ryan Seacrest’s Oscars red carpet coverage for E! News went off mostly without a hitch, but one star’s stop had viewers assuming she was throwing some serious shade his way. Amid allegations that Seacrest sexually harassed his former stylist Suzie Hardy for years, E!’s decision to keep him on the red carpet for the 2018 […]

John Fogerty Slams ‘Proud Mary’ Movie For Taking His Song Title And Changing His Lyrics, Producers Fire Back

John Fogerty is not a happy camper. The Creedence Clearwater Revival singer has criticized the new Taraji P. Henson movie Proud Mary, saying creators of the film borrowed the name and modified lyrics from his famous 1969 CCR song of the same name. In a lengthy statement posted to social media, John Fogerty blasted the […]

“Empire: Season 4 Episode 5 “The Fool” Spoilers: Lucious’ Memory Loss Exposed, Claudia Not Afraid Of Cookie

Empire Season 4 Episode 5 “The Fool” spoilers reveal hidden plots and secrets that will be exposed. After Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) sent Lucious (Terrence Howard) home during auditions for an act after he started acting strangely, Cookie approaches nurse Claudia to find out how Lucious is doing. But Claudia seems to have her own […]

‘Empire’ Season 4 Spoilers: Demi Moore Hints At A Romance With Terrence Howard’s Lucious Lyons

At the end of Season 3 of the hit FOX show Empire, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) avoided a murder plot orchestrated by his son, and Demi Moore joined the show as a nurse helping the record mogul to recover. With Moore’s character returning for Season 4, does it mean a possible on-screen romance for her […]

Taraji P. Henson Claps Back At Body Shaming Hater With The Most Epic Shade

Taraji P. Henson is famous for playing the super sassy Cookie Lyon on Fox’s Empire, but it looks like some of that fierceness has now rubbed off on her in real life. The actress confirmed that she’s most definitely got a whole lot of sass of her own on Instagram this week when she hit […]

‘Empire’ Season 4: “Reset” Lucious Lyon 2.0., How Much Control Will Demi Moore Have Over Her Patient?

Could Empire be going through a rebirth in Season 4? Fans of Fox’s music drama will have to wait until the fall to see what drama awaits the Lyon family as Lucious (Terrence Howard) is ‘reset’ and the happily ever after that awaited him and Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) vanishes into thin air. How […]

‘Empire’ Season 3 Episode 14 Spoilers: Will Cookie Marry Angelo As Lucious Gets Sexual With Giuliana?

Empire Season 3 Episode 14 spoilers suggest that things will get complicated between Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious (Terrence Howard). The episode, named “Love Is A Smoke,” will apparently show at least two love stories. One is between Cookie and Angelo (Taye Diggs), while the other is between Lucious and Giuliana (Nia Long). The […]

‘Empire’ Spoilers: Is Terrence Howard Leaving After Lucious Is Murdered?

Empire is set to return to Fox for the remainder of Season 3 on March 22, and producers are teasing that there’s a very good chance Andre (Trai Byers) kills his father Lucious (Terrence Howard) in the coming episodes, meaning Terrence could potentially be leaving the series. Empire co-creator and executive producer Danny Strong recently […]

Taraji P. Henson Slams Nicki Minaj Amid Remy Ma Beef, Throws Shade At The Oscars

Taraji P. Henson appears to be wading in on Nicki Minaj’s recent drama with Remy Ma and hitting back at fans defending the rapper with a pretty scathing clap back, all while also throwing some major shade on the Oscars red carpet. Taraji took to social media after Nicki and Remy’s beef boiled over, seemingly […]

Ryan Reynolds: ‘Green Lantern’ Nearly Ended Career, Still Shortlisted For Sequel

Ryan Reynolds may be one of the best actors of 2017, but he certainly didn’t feel that way just a few years ago, according to Variety. In fact, the 40-year-old actor reveals that he felt he was “unhirable” after Green Lantern. It’s been more than five years since the world saw Green Lantern starring Ryan […]

Kate Moss, 43, Gets Naked For W Magazine ‘Powerful Women’ Issue

Kate Moss goes completely naked for W Magazine’s Powerful Women March issue. The 43-year-old supermodel joins other notable women like Jennifer Lopez, Taraji P. Henson, Jessica Chastain, and Donatella Versace. Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Chastain, Donatella Versace, and Taraji P. Henson have gotten together to grace the March cover of W magazine for their […]

Taraji P. Henson Rented Out A Theater, Treated Low Income Families To ‘Hidden Figures’ Screening

Empire star Taraji P. Henson rented out a theater so that low-income families in Chicago could have a nice night out to go see her new film, Hidden Figures, in an act of generosity. Henson tweeted about her charitable gesture on Fri. Jan. 20. “Chicago, this Sunday, see #HiddenFigures on me,” Henson wrote. “This is […]

Octavia Spencer Honors Late Mom With Free Screening Of ‘Hidden Figures’ For Low-Income Families

Octavia Spencer has bought an entire showing of Hidden Figures at a Los Angeles theater for low-income families, according to People magazine. The 46-year-old actress made the generous gift in honor of her late mother, and said families in need were invited to Friday’s 8 P.M. showing at a Baldwin Hills movie theater. Octavia Spencer […]

Jennifer Lopez’s Friends Fear Drake Will Leave Her Broken Hearted

Even as Jennifer Lopez’s romance with Drake is rumored to be heating up, her friends are worried the notoriously wandering-eye rapper will leave her with a broken heart. The two have seemingly grown inseparable over the last several weeks, with Lopez even walking away from a $1 million New Year’s Eve gig in Miami to […]

‘Empire’ Season 3 Premiere Recap – Did Rhonda Or Anika Die? Who Is Tariq?

The Empire Season 3 premiere kicked off with a bang tonight, with shocking revelations, dramatic twists, and Cookie Lyon dressed to kill (perhaps literally). The Season 2 finale left viewers with a lot of questions: did Rhonda or Anika fall off the roof? What will happen to Anika and Lucious’ marriage? What will Hakeem do […]

‘Empire’ Season 3 Spoilers: Who Dies, Who’s Fighting, And More

How can Empire Season 3 possibly top the brutal fight in the Season 2 finale? The Empire Season 2 cliffhanger episode ended with Rhonda, Lucious Lyon’s daughter-in-law, locked in a tense brawl with Anika, Lucious’ conniving wife. Rhonda, having deduced that Anika pushed her down a flight of stairs and caused her miscarriage, attempts to […]

Empire Season 3: Lee Daniels’ Hit Show To Address Black Lives Matter Movement

Empire Season 3 debuts in just a couple of weeks, and showrunners have revealed that the show will be tackling an important social issue. Empire will continue its socially conscious themes this season when it addresses ongoing police brutality throughout the nation and the Black Lives Matter movement, according to Entertainment Weekly. Without revealing too […]

Mariah Carey Wows In Leather At United Nations Event, Upcoming Role On ‘Empire’

Mariah Carey has once again put her perfect body on display, according to the Mirror. The 46-year-old singer has always used every opportunity she got to showcase her assets, and this time, she accompanied her seductive look with a leather ensemble. Ok so Mariah Carey just won 2016…???????? #leather pic.twitter.com/zoC6MXjcNf — Just Jack! (@Ouchmyfootjack) August […]

Empire 2016: Season 3 Teaser Shows Cookie Lyon Ready To Reclaim Family

As the months fly by in 2016, Empire‘s Season 3 premiere is right around the corner. A new teaser unveiled recently gives Empire fans a glimpse of what we can look forward to when the hit show returns. Warning: Spoilers ahead for Empire Season 2 and the Season 3 teaser. In the one-minute preview, we […]

Watch The Trailer For ‘Hidden Figures’ Starring Taraji P. Henson

The trailer for Hidden Figures is here. The film, which is based on a true story, follows “a team of African-American women [who] provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions,” according to iMDb. Empire star Taraji P. Henson plays Katherine Johnson, a whiz with numbers. Johnson is […]

Empire Season 3: Taye Diggs May Be Cookie Lyon’s Love Interest

As Empire Season 3 draws closer, the showrunners are slowly revealing more and more juicy tidbits about the hit television series. Most recently, they did so at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. The latest is about a potential love interest for Empire‘s formidable matriarch, Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji P. Henson. Taye Diggs’ […]

Is Kim Kardashian Replacing Cookie On ‘Empire’? Viral Story Claims Taraji P. Henson Fired In Favor Of Kim

Is Kim Kardashian really replacing Taraji P. Henson as Cookie on Empire? That was the word going around the internet this week after one entertainment website posted a story about a potentially massive shake-up on the hit Fox musical drama. The report from the site Witty Feed claimed that producers decided to give Kim Kardashian […]

Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson Explain Why ‘Hidden Figures’ Is Not A ‘Black Film’

Actresses Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson had a lot to say recently about their new movie, Hidden Figures. During an interview with the New York Times, the two actresses made it clear that the new film should not be classified as a “black film.” So excited for “Hidden Figures” with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia […]

‘Person Of Interest’ Launches A Final Season To Leave Fans Feeling ‘Really Rewarded’

Person of Interest just launched its fifth and final season, a shortened installment of 13 episodes, before the series goes into an early retirement and although Person of Interest has maintained a steady fan base, the series has still failed to attract higher ratings. Recognizing that Season 5 would be their opportunity to provide a […]

Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner Set To Reunite In NASA Drama ‘Hidden Figures’

It was previously announced that Oscar winner Octavia Spencer signed on to play a mathematician opposite Taraji P. Henson in Fox 2000’s Hidden Figures. Now, Empire Online confirms that the film will reunite the actress with Kevin Costner. The two co-starred in the 2014 drama Black Or White, which grossed $21.6 million in the U.S. […]