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Jussie -- who plays Cookie and Lucious Lyon's son, Jamal, on "Empire" -- met up with 6-year-old Kayden Kinckle to deliver a Taraji, Terrence & 'Empire' Cast Hook Up Entire Crew with Bomb-ass Jackets . Is it that time, girlfriend?". Or it'll make reference to the Ray Rice assault incident while also casting notorious assaulter Naomi After Lucious arrived and immediately started scolding Hakeem for not doing Also, I'm still laughing at this world's answer to TMZ. it for you already, guess who showed up as Jamal's secret girlfriend?. There's more to the Fox music drama series Empire than hostility, according to TMZ, the wedding ceremony took place Thursday on Grand.
Expect a character to be watching Person of Interest in the near future. Guys, Cookie is so great it's to the point where I start growing restless whenever she isn't onscreen. We're talking fur coats, trash talk, and one of the most amazing '90s era flashback wigs I've ever seen. Let's talk about this episode! In what appears to be a new tradition, we began with a performance.
And, uh, not to sound like a music snob, but this was not a very good song. Something about hot boys needing hot girls or whatever, I don't know. But it involved shirtless dudes throwing sand and two divas getting in a fight, and that's what matters. View photos After Lucious arrived and immediately started scolding Hakeem for not doing his chores recording No.
And by took a quick meeting, I mean he beat the s--t out of him in his trailer. That's just how the music industry works. View photos Also, in a bittersweet turn of events, Lucious found out that there had been a witness at the scene where he'd murdered Bunkie.
See, usually when he shoots people in the face by the river he doesn't have to worry about it anymore, but not in this case.
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Fortunately, he's still a very good actor and got VERY serious with anybody who would listen about how much they needed to find that witness and, I don't know, shake his hand. Shoot him in the face also.
View photos Meanwhile Cookie was hard at work looking for musicians to sign. This was her reaction when a man tried to rap to her about bloody marys.
View photos It was definitely becoming clear she needed Jamal to step up and embrace stardom. Which meant he needed to start singing other peoples' songs because his soulful yammerings were just not cutting it in Cookie's book.
And Cookie's book is LAW. View photos On the upside, this week Bunkie was looking slightly better than he did last week. I hope this actor got his full day rate for this. View photos In a genuinely impressive twist, remember last week's revelation that Cookie was secretly working with the Feds?
Everybody immediately found out about it this week! A private investigator had snapped photos of Cookie in the limo with the FBI lady, so suddenly Lucious was confronting her about it in the funeral home. Cookie denied everything, of course, and the two of them yelled at each other about family and business and whatnot. But what I'm saying is, on other shows that whole "secretly working with the Feds" plotline would've lasted for a good 12 episodes before anybody caught on.
Empire is not just any show, however, so the secret was revealed ten minutes later. Fast forward to April and they took their romance to new heights tying the knot in a super quiet and private ceremony on Grand Cayman Island, reports TMZ.
Only 50 people attended and none of their Empire co-stars were present. While Byers and Gealey don't usually discuss their private lives, Gealey did talk about mixing business with pleasure, according to People.
At the time, she made it clear their love was "real" and not a "fling. While fans rejoiced in having a gay person of color on primetime television, few knew some of his sex scenes didn't involve other gays. Smollett, who is openly gay, shared the details in a New Now Next interview.
When asked if he looks forward to days when he has sex scenes, Smollett gets candid. It's not," he said. Like where you want to be with them—that's the only way that it would be 'Yo, this is kind of hot.
This is not the norm! It's never like 'I have a sex scene today! You make sure that you're comfortable.
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I did go to Eka and I was like 'Alright, bruh, how comfortable are you? Because for this [sex] scene I'm going to go balls to the wall. But I just want to make sure that you are comfortable. Some actors have to go through auditions; others get the job by word of mouth. Newsthe crew talked about casting during a TCA press tour in As the story goes, director Lee Daniels approached Henson about the role of Cookie. At the time, he wanted Wesley Snipes to play Lucious Lyon.
It was an idea that Henson immediately shot down.
I think Cookie is amazing. I would love to play her. If you can get Terrence, I'm all about it. If not, good luck with the project!
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Henson knew Howard had strong acting and music capabilities. However, Daniels had his reservations.
He claims he was unsure if Howard had any interest in working in television. Howard, when he finally got the script of the first episode, was "scared to death" of what he read. Not only entertaining people, but change the persona of what's happening in the world, you can't help but jump on board and say, 'I'm in, win or fail.
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She needs no introduction or any additional work to further her career. When Lee Daniels asked her to participate in the show, she had her reservations. In fact, she didn't want to at all. According to a Vogue interview, at the time Campbell hadn't acted since a Bollywood film.
The designer encouraged her to rethink her position and to give it a shot. Fursternberg was right as Campbell's steamy storyline as Hakeem Lyon's older girlfriend was a highlight of the first season. Speaking of Hakeem Lyon, Bryshere Gray, who plays the arrogant rapper, felt compelled to get his body in good shape because he was shooting scenes with the legendary model. He told Entertainment Tonight he prepared for those steamy shoots by doing pushups.
He has serious mommy issues. Insiders tell the site that Long, who played Lucious' former girlfriend, was rude to folks back stage including the hair, makeup and wardrobe teams. She allegedly turned her daggers toward Henson when they had to shoot scenes together. Spys say Long and Henson got into a tiff and made Henson angry. Their catfight caused producers to figure out how to shoot their scenes, in which they act together, separately, should it come to it. The source says it's not likely Long will be asked back for season four.
Her rep also denied any drama on set saying, "This story is complete nonsense.
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Throughout her long, established career, Nia has been nothing but a consummate professional treating all members of productions with respect. She denied any beef with Henson. None of that is true. I love Taraji, she's an amazing actress. There's no beef with us at all," Long calmly said. She stayed mum on details if she would work on the show again. Long also had one more final word on the matter before storming off in her car, "Taraji is a wonderful actress.
She deserves all the accolades she's getting and it's never been about that. The work is the work. In a candid interview with Varietywhich her bosses almost certainly read, Henson claims she's tired of her character and the show. Cookie wears me out!
She is emotionally all over the place. Those writers, they just keep pushing my emotions with every episode.