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Taraji P. Henson to Star In & Produce Emmett Till Biopic

Taraji P. Henson is gearing up for her new movie role!

The 47-year-old Proud Mary star is attached to star in and produce the upcoming period pic based on Emmett Till, the 14-yer-old black teenager from Chicago who was abducted and brutally killed by two white men while in Mississippi in 1955, THR reports.

Taraji is set to play the teen’s mom Mamie Till-Mobley who decided to make her son’s funeral open casket, even though he was brutally mutilated in the murder. An all-white jury later acquitted the killers, even though they confessed to the murder.

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‘s production company TPH Productions will be producing the film.

No word yet when the film will begin production.

Taraji P. Henson Tells Jimmy Fallon Why Portraying Hit Woman in 'Proud Mary' is Important for Women in Film!

Taraji P. Henson shows off her new adorable French Bulldog puppy K-Ball while making an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (January 8) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actress also talked to Jimmy about her five amazing chili recipes and explains why portraying a hit woman in her upcoming movie Proud Mary is important for women in film.

“This is a role I dreamt of. I kept throwing little subliminal hints on Instagram out there to DC, Marvel comics and all them but nothing ever panned out so I created my own,” Taraji expressed. “I executive produced this as well.”

“The reason I had to do this film is because usually women, after we reach 40, they send us out to pasture,” Taraji joked. “She’s not ready to go out to pasture. My point is that we see men of all ages and over 40 always get these heroic roles. Why don’t you see women like this? All of my friends in the industry look amazing and they’re quite athletic. Why aren’t we all in films like this every year?”


Taraji P. Henson Proves Actresses Over 40 Are Action Heroes

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Preen by Thornton Bregazzi black dress.

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Taraji P. Henson Finally Confirms She's Dating Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson is opening up about her relationship with former football player Kelvin Hayden for the first time!

The 47-year-old Empire actress and the 34-year-old former cornerback for the Colts were spotted on a vacation on the beach almost two years ago.

“I’m happy in my personal life. Finally it has happened to me!” Taraji said on Essence‘s Yes, Girl! podcast this week.

“It was all over The Shade Room anyway,” Taraji added. “You know, I’m not the type to blast my personal business, but you know, I think that it’s important for people to know that I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am. We’ve been together for two years. And no one would really know that because I don’t blast my info like that but I’m very happy.”

It looks like Kelvin just surprised Taraji with a puppy for the holidays!

Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂

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Taraji P. Henson's White Hot Holidays 2017 - Performers Lineup!

Taraji P. Henson is back with another holiday special, airing tonight (December 14) on Fox!

The Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress will be joined by a bunch of her celebrity friends for a fun night of holiday cheer.

You can expect performances from some of Taraji‘s Empire co-stars and stars like Fergie and Ciara.

“PLEASE JOIN ME and a few of my friends to ring in this holiday season. TONIGHT only on @foxtv see you soon 💋,” Taraji wrote on Instagram earlier in the day.

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Solange, Ciara & Taraji P. Henson Support Fierce Ladies at Billboard's Women in Music Event!

Solange Knowles is all smiles while holding onto her Impact Award on the pink carpet at the 2017 Billboard Women In Music Awards event held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Thursday (November 30) in Hollywood.

The 31-year-old singer was joined at the event by Ciara, Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, Kehlani, ZZ Ward, FLETCHER, Nick Cannon and Diplo.

“Thank u so so much @billboard and to everyone who has supported my journey 💜 #womeninmusic,” Solange captioned with her Instagram post.

Kehlani was honored with the Rule Breaker while Mary accepted the Icon Award and vowed to keep fighting for every woman who can not keep her head up – Watch her acceptance speech below!


Mary J Blige Accepts Icon Award & Vows to Fight For Every Woman

FYI: Solange is wearing a Vivienne Westwood jumpsuit and Alexis Bittar jewelry. Ciara is wearing custom Vera Wang Collection and rings by EFFY Jewelry. Taraji is wearing a Schiaprelli gown and Miansai rings. Kehlani wore an Anabela Chan pearl ring on the red carpet, and a Noudar choker while maxed out in Le Vian rings while on stage. Mary is wearing Dvani diamond drop earrings, a Le Vian black diamond ring, as well as a Djula diamond ring and Hueb diamond ring.

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Taraji P. Henson Mourns the Death of Her 16-Year-Old Dog

Taraji P. Henson is speaking out the mourn the loss of her beloved dog Uncle Willie, who passed away at the age of 16.

The 47-year-old Empire actress shared a photo of her late dog and posted a touching message that referenced her Oscar-nominated movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

“Although I understand NOTHING lasts forever the pain is still very real. #RipUncleWillie He made it 16 long years. He truly was #BenjaminButton I will miss you soooooooooo much!!!” Taraji wrote on Instagram with some broken heart emojis.

We send our thoughts to Taraji during this difficult time.

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.