Category: Taraji. P. Henson

Empire Season 2 cast photos (aka The Cookie Bunch)

The most fun show on network television returns on September 23, when the hip hop moguls of Fox's Empire come back for the show's highly-anticipated second season. To help tide fans over until then, the network released the first official cast photos of the main players–including Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon and, of course, Taraji P. Henson as the ex-convictacular HBIC Cookie Lyon. Keep reading to check out all the photos, and to find out which top honor Empire took home last night at the Television Critics Association Awards!

PHOTOS Empire’s Andre Lyon now engaged to Boo Boo Kitty in real life!

It's hard to imagine the off-screen script of Fox's super-popular, over-the-top drama Empire could ever rival what happens on screen, but at least for one brief moment that seems to be the case. Show stars Trai Byers, who plays Andre Lyon, and Grace Gealey, who plays Andre's step-mom-to-be Anika "Boo Boo Kitty" Calhoun, are engaged! Keep reading for all the details, including photos from Grace's recent surprise birthday party in which you can see her new engagement ring.

Birdman and Cookie to host SNL in April

NBC continues to reveal who will be hosting upcoming episodes of Saturday Night Live, and earlier today the network revealed that the April 4 show will be hosted by Birdman actor Michael Keaton and the next week the honor will go to Taraji P. Henson, who you may know better as the animal printastic Cookie from Fox's blockbuster new series Empire. Keep reading to find out who the musical guests will be and see my skit suggestion for Taraji!