On "Empire," Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker was welcomed to the Lyon's den as he made his debut as Eddie Barker, one of Lucious Lyon's closest friends.
On the season finale, Demi Moore guest-stars and Lucious has a brush with death. Also, Lucious declares for Cookie, his murderous mom schemes, and much more.
After an episode featuring beat-downs and bloodshed, it'll be an interesting season finale to see how many loose ends are tied up.
Empire star Terrence Howard strutted onto The View on Monday and explained that he recently lost 40 pounds because of Taraji P. Henson’s gentle teasing. He said, “Taraji was making so much fun of me at work about gaining weight. She was like, ‘Do you really want to look like this the rest of your career?'”
On “Empire,” everyone had baby fever after Child Protective Services took Bella from the Lyons, but it got even worse when they mysteriously couldn’t find the baby in the CPS computer system. Last week, Rhonda told Andre that Anika pushed their daughter down the stairs to her death, and this week he was kind of mad about it. Throwing Anika on the couch, he threatened her life, and she actually wanted him to kill her, saying, “I wanted so badly to be a Lyon.”
Angelo spills the beans and Cookie finds herself realizing her love for Lucious at exactly the wrong time — right when Lucious and Giuliana are becoming an item.
Lucious is mad at his son for his insubordination and fires him on the spot. He needs someone from the board to second his firing, though, and no one volunteers.
On Empire, Nia Long arrived with a bang as Giuliana, the mistreated wife of Rafael, a Las Vegas kingpin and one of Shine’s more dangerous associates. Rafael was about to be instrumental in furthering Andre’s anti-Lucious plot until things got heated between him and Giuliana. When Rafael suspected that Giuliana had set him up after seeing Andre Lyon, Giuliana tried to convince her husband that she had nothing to do with Andre’s arrival. But Rafael seemed less than convinced and slapped her and sent her to a corner and then got a gun that he seemed prepared to use on Andre. ...
During the midseason premiere of Empire, things got off to a fiery start as Lucious launched his new project, “Inferno,” without Cookie’s co-CEO blessing. With Jamal recovering at a rehab center, the family went to offer support, but things immediately got ugly with Lucious and Cookie arguing over whose fault it was that Jamal was at the center in the first place.
At long last, superfans of TV quiz shows and visual pop albums can rejoice. On Tuesday, "Jeopardy!" brought those two worlds together when they used “Becky With the Good Hair” as one of the categories, an obvious nod to queen bee Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, "Lemonade."
Love is in the air and on the boob tube this Valentine’s Day, so SuperFan Los Angeles has been asking every celebrity we’ve had the chance to interview a not-so simple question: Who is your all-time favorite TV couple? George and Weezy from The Jeffersons were the sole duplicate as everyone else has fallen in love with a different pair of lovers, or they found a tricky way of getting too sentimental by opting for duo of platonic life partners, like Abby and Ilana from Comedy Central’s Broad City, or Magnum and Higgins from Magnum, P.I. (Dominic Purcell from Prison Break is insistent that it was his favorite series AND “without doubt” his favorite TV couple). Star’s Benjamin Bratt also chose to get… creative, and he picked Law & Order’s Lennie Briscoe and his finest partner ever, Rey Curtis, played by none other than Benjamin Bratt.
Multi-hyphenate producer-director-writer Lee Daniels has had nothing but success in the world of television lately, but success didn’t come to him quickly. Daniels had a rough beginning in his early Hollywood days — he was homeless, he lived in a church and had “big dreams, but not knowing exactly what it was that I wanted to do,” as he puts it. Daniels’s previous smash hit for Fox, Empire, allowed him to explore what the toll his meteoric rise has taken on him, but it’s “the dark years” that he wants to go back to on Star.
After 28 seasons of The Simpsons, it’s rare that the show does something it has never done before, but that’s what happened Sunday night: For the first time ever, The Simpsons was an hour long. After going to a party at a mansion across the lake from Mr. Burns’s mansion, Homer and Mr. Burns befriended rap mogul Jay G. The guys went around spending ridiculous amounts of money until Jay G stabbed Mr. Burns in the back by bankrupting him. In an effort to get back at Jay G, Homer and Mr. Burns enlisted Jazzy James (Keegan-Michael Key), a disgruntled ex-partner of Jay G’s, to help write a revenge rap.
It’s been told within the framework of a variety of musical genres (pop, rock, soul, hip-hop), and the soul-music version is invariably rooted in the greatest real-life example ever: the Supremes, the trio led by Diana Ross and formed by Motown genius Berry Gordy. It’s about an ambitious trio of young women: the steely Star (Jude Demorest), her sister, Simone (Brittany O’Grady), and rich spoiled brat Alexandra (Ryan Destiny), whose father just happens to be Lenny Kravitz — excuse me, Kravitz playing an R&B-rock star named Roland.
Warning: This recap for the “Chimes at Midnight” episode of Empire contains spoilers. Hacked nudes was the issue facing Cookie in this week’s episode of Empire, and because she is a hero we should all hold in high esteem, she felt ZERO shame about her cute hot pics. Empire is full of great lessons like this, and in “Chimes at Midnight” it also contained an hour’s worth of very fun entertainment.
Throughout this marathon campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has insisted that “I know words, I have the best words.” But in last night’s debate, language failed him when he suddenly lashed out at Hillary Clinton and interjected, “Such a nasty woman!”