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'Empire' Picked Up for Fifth Season By Fox

Empire will be returning for another season at Fox!

The show is currently wrapping up its fourth season, which has four more episodes to go.

“’Empire’ is as compelling, emotional and unpredictable as it ever was,” Michael Thorn, entertainment president for Fox Broadcasting, said in a statement. “We are so proud of our amazing cast, led by Terrence and Taraji, who deliver powerful performances week after week. We’d also like to thank our tremendous creative team – Lee, Danny, Brett, Ilene, Sanaa, Brian and Francie – whose inspired storytelling continues to create the unforgettable, jaw-dropping OMG moments that have always been signature to ‘Empire’.”

Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Bryshere Gray, Grace Byers, and more also star.

Taraji P. Henson Hilariously Responds to 'Empire' Exit Rumors!

Taraji P. Henson is not leaving Empire for one big reason – she has bills to pay and she loves Chanel!

The 47-year-old actress was asked about the rumors that she’s leaving Cookie behind after episode four of this season.

“I don’t know what this rumor is that I’m done after episode four… I have bills to pay… I love Chanel too much to walk away from a hit show,” Taraji told Extra. “Who is spreading that… Who walks away from that money?”

She then went on to joke that she bought too many pairs of Gucci shoes. “I can’t leave the show because I bought every color, every style.”

Be sure to catch Empire‘s new season, airing this Wednesday on Fox.

Taraji P. Henson Debuts New Short Hairdo at 'Empire' Panel

Taraji P. Henson is looking fierce with her new hairdo!

The 46-year-old Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress showed off the new look while appearing alongside the Empire cast at Fox’s panel for the 2017 TCA Summer Press Tour on Tuesday (August 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Taraji was joined by co-stars Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett, show creator Lee Daniels, and executive producers Sanaa Hamri and Ilene Chaiken.

During the panel, Taraji said she thought the short hair would set her apart from her character Cookie, but it hasn’t helped. Fans will come up to her and say, “‘Cookie, I like your new cut, girl.’ Cookie doesn’t even wear this hair!” Taraji said (via USA Today).

FYI: Taraji is wearing Malone Souliers heels.

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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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