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Taraji P. Henson & 'Empire' Cast Step Out at Fox Upfronts in New York

Taraji P. Henson and the cast of Empire are so ready for their next season!

The 40-year-old actress stepped out at the 2017 FOX Upfronts held at Wollman Rink in Central Park on Monday (May 15) in New York City.

Taraji was joined by her co-stars Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollet, Trai Byers, Serayah, Grace Gealey and Rumer Willis as well as director Lee Daniels.

The cast of Empire spinoff Star was also in attendance, including Queen Latifah, Jude Demorest, Quincy Brown, Brittany O’Grady and Ryan Destiny.

That day, it was also announced that Empire and Star will now air on the same night, Wednesdays, starting this fall.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Vatanika dress. Serayah is wearing a Bossa bodysuit.

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Rumer Willis Celebrates Her First 'Empire' Episode At L.A. Premiere - Watch Clip!

Rumer Willis is making her Empire debut on Wednesday’s (March 22) season three mid-season premiere on Fox!

The 28-year-old actress celebrated by hitting the red carpet last night (March 20) at the Spring premiere and special Q&A for Empire held at Pacific Theatres at The Grove in Los Angeles.

“Tonight was a dream come true. It was so much fun celebrating my first episode of @empirefox 🙌🏼,” Rumer captioned with her Instagram post. “And obsessed with this outfit.”

Also in attendance at the premiere was Rumer‘s sister Scout Willis, as well as co-stars Jussie Smollett, Serayah, Sanaa Hamri, Bryshere Y. Gray and Xzibit.

In Rumer‘s debut episode, she plays former hotshot singer Tory Ash who becomes friends with recovering Jamal (Smollett) in rehab – Watch a clip below!


Rumer Willis – ‘Empire’

FYI: Rumer is wearing a Monique Lhuillier jumpsuit, Gucci shoes, Halston clutch, Djula Jewelry, Doves by Doron Paloma diamond ring and a DVANi diamond floral ring. Serayah is wearing Ileana Makri jewelry.

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Demi Moore Books Recurring Role on Fox's 'Empire'

Demi Moore is joining the cast of the Fox series Empire and her first appearance on the show will be in the season three finale!

The actress’ role will continue into the fourth season. She is playing a “take-charge nurse with a mysterious past who will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family” in the upcoming season, according to Deadline.

Demi‘s daughter Rumer Willis has already appeared on the series.

Some of the other famous guest stars recently have included Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, and Phylicia Rashad.

Eva Longoria Lands Guest Star Role on 'Empire' as New Villain

Eva Longoria is set to appear in multiple episodes of the third season of Empire as a new villain!

The 41-year-old actress will be playing a character named Charlotte Frost and she is going to face off with Terrence Howard‘s Lucious.

Charlotte is “the formidable director of the all-powerful state gaming commission who has the power to make-or-break Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) dreams of expanding Empire’s reach to Las Vegas. The twist? Beneath Charlotte’s alluring facade, lies a force of darkness and corruption,” according to TV Line.

Empire is currently airing its third season and the Fox series was already renewed for an 18-episode fourth season. Season three resumes on Wednesday, March 22.

Empire's Serayah and Yazz Explain Why They're Not Dating

Serayah and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray are all smiles on the December/January 2017 cover of Seventeen magazine, on newsstands November 22.

Here’s what the Empire duo had to share with the mag:

Serayah on role models: “You can dream on something, meditate on it, and want it, but what’s equally important is doing all the work you possibly can… I always look at Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant—they were the first ones in the gym and the last ones in the gym. And I just was watching a documentary on Beyoncé, where a background singer was saying that Beyoncé’s the first and last one in the stadium to rehearse. I thought that was awesome. It’s those moments that count, and that’s why those people are who they are.”

Serayah on overcoming her insecurity: “I hated my hair—it always felt poufy and curly and people would poke it and ask, ‘Why is it so big?’ I started dyeing and cutting it and trying to make it as straight as possible. Then I got this role on Empire where I wear my hair big and natural, and I’ve come to realize it’s beautiful.”

Yazz on why he and Serayah aren’t a real-life couple: “She’s a cool girl. She’s very attractive, but we’re just so much friends, like homies.”

For more on Serayah and Yazz, visit Seventeen.com.

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Taraji P. Henson Responds to 50 Cent's 'Empire' Diss

Taraji P. Henson is firing back at 50 Cent for criticizing her hit TV show Empire.

The 46-year-old actress took to Instagram after he poked fun at the ratings and promoted his Starz show Power.

“For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes sooooooo much UNNECESSARY NOISE. STILL LOOKING FOR THAT DAMN CENT SIGN!!!😒 I guess it’s obsolete 😔. AGAIN CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS BLACK MAN!!! @50cent 😘😘😘,” Taraji wrote.

“Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies,” 50 originally wrote on Instagram in a since-deleted post. “I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you know I love you cookie. I got a new show for you BMF COMING SOON !!!#EFFENVODKA.”

Taraji even showed her support for Power actress Naturi Naughton, writing, “Sooooooooo proud of you @naturi4real I WANT YOU TO KNOW I will NEVER let any NEGATIVITY come between the LOVE I have for my sisters!!! As women we put up with enough BS. I will NEVER add to that stress and heartache!!! YOU ARE DOPE on #Power and in life!!! #BlackGirlMagic SHINE BABY SHINE 💋💋💋”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Taraji & 50 Cent feud?

Taraji P. Henson Brightens Up in Vera Wang on Emmys Red Carpet!

Taraji P. Henson wows in a bright yellow dress as she arrives on the red carpet for the 2016 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 18) in Los Angeles.

Also on the red carpet, was Taraji‘s Empire co-star Terrence Howard who was joined by his wife Mira Park as they wore coordinating outfits.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taraji P. Henson

Taraji is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at tonight’s Emmy Awards.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Vera Wang dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and Jimmy Choo sandals. Terrence is wearing Louis Leeman shoes and a Brackish bow tie.

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