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.
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 Wednesday’s "Empire," Andre Lyon brought a surprise guest to a family rehearsal, prompting Lucious to walk off and leaving the family reeling in total shock.
On Wednesday’s Spring season premiere of Empire, the show picked up where it left off, with Lucious ousted from the company he built. To ensure that nobody willingly took control as CEO, he met with some sinister characters and said, “I need ya’ll to systematically pay a visit to each and every one of these board members.” They began to terrorize the members, blowing up their cars, issuing beat downs, and even hanging a cat.
The opening moments of the new season of Empire on Wednesday night are almost literally riotous: A combination concert and protest-rally on behalf of the imprisoned Lyon-king, Terrence Howard’s Lucious Lyon, is loud, noisy, and militant. No matter: In the world of Empire as conceived by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, emotional truths matter as much as facts — indeed, that could be the motto of a music company like Empire Entertainment, where artistic expression trumps everything else — except, perhaps, money.