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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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Oprah Winfrey Talks Vacationing with the Obamas: 'What Happens on the Boat, Stays on the Boat'

Oprah Winfrey is all smiles as she arrives at the premiere of her new HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Tuesday night (April 18) at the SVA Theater in New York City.

The 63-year-old actress, entrepreneur, and former talk show host was joined at the premiere by her co-stars Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Courtney B. Vance.

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At the premiere, Oprah played coy when asked about her recent vacation with former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, and Bruce Springsteen where the stars enjoyed some fun in the sun aboard a yacht of the coast of Tahiti.

“This is the deal, what happens on the boat stays on the boat,” Oprah joked with Extra. “There were conversations all the time, that’s all we did was talk, we talked and everybody else did a lot of paddle boarding. I’m not really good with the ocean. Me and the ocean don’t get along too good, there was a lot of paddle boarding, snorkeling, jet skiing, lots of good stuff.”

Other guests at the premiere included Cynthia Erivo, Lee Daniels, and Audra McDonald.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premiere on HBO on April 22.

FYI: Rose is wearing a Rosie Assoulin dress, Broken English jewelry, Anita Ko earrings, and Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch.

15+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the premiere…

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Lee Daniels' New Show 'Star' Will Debut Following 'Empire' Midseason Finale - Watch Trailer!

Lee Daniels‘ upcoming series Star is officially set debut on Wednesday (December 14), immediately following the season three mid-season premiere of Empire!

Star centers around three talented young singers, who are desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business. It stars Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, as well as guest starring roles from Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Tyrese Gibson.

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The 56-year-old show creator got together with the star of the show, newcomer Jude Demorest, and Benjamin at the #PaleyLive premiere of the series held at The Paley Center for Media last night (November 29) in New York City.

“I did this before Trump was in, so we’ve had to shift course,” Lee expressed at the event (via Variety). “I saw America coming to a civil war, I thought, in front of my eyes. The conversations I’ve had to have with my son. For me there was [Martin Luther] King, Malcolm X, the [Black] Panthers, I remember them vividly. And there aren’t any now, so I’m going to invent one in [the character of] Derek [Quincy Brown] and tell his story. I want people to walk away from this knowing we’re all one. It doesn’t matter that you’re black or white. What do you say when you have a sister that is black, and you’re white? What do you say? Family is wherever you find it.”


Official Trailer | Season 1 | STAR

65+ pictures inside of Lee Daniels and others at the #PaleyLive premiere of StarMore Here! »

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Dakota Johnson & Katharine McPhee Dress Up for UN Event

Dakota Johnson and Katharine McPhee both look stunning while arriving at the special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held at Hilhaven Lodge on Wednesday evening (August 10) in Los Angeles.

The ladies were joined at the event, which was hosted by Brett Ratner and David Raymond, by Emily Ratajkowski, Courtney Love, and Nicole Scherzinger.

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Also in attendance that night were Sharon Stone, Larry King, and Lee Daniels.

FYI: Dakota is wearing Flaca earrings. Emily is wearing Alexandre Vauthier. Katharine is wearing Coomi earrings and Kenneth Cole shoes, and carrying a Devi Kroell clutch.

15+ pictures inside of Dakota Johson, Katharine McPhee, and more at the UN event…More Here! »

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Lee Daniels Apologizes to Sean Penn, $10 Million Defamation Suit Dropped

Lee Daniels has issued a public apology to Sean Penn after comparing him to Terrence Howard with regards to domestic violence issues.

“I am so sorry that I have hurt you, Sean, and I apologize and retract my reckless statements about you,” Lee said in a statement (via Deadline). “How thoughtless of me. You are someone I consider a friend, a brilliant actor and true Hollywood legend and humanitarian.”

In addition to the statement, Lee has donated an undisclosed amount to Sean‘s organization, J/P HRO.

“I accept Lee’s heartfelt apology and appreciate the sincerity with which it was delivered,” Sean added. “I also accept and appreciate his generous donation to J/P HRO, which will have a transformative effect on the lives of those we serve in Haiti.”