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'Empire' Cast Wins Big at the NAACP Image Awards 2016

Terrence Howard looks triumphant while accepting an award at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday night (February 5) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 46-year-old actor was joined at the award ceremony by his Empire co-stars Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Trai Byers and Grace Gealey.

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The entire cast won big during the show, taking home the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Terrence also took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series while Taraji took home Outstanding Actress.

The show also took home awards for their original music and Jussie even took to the stage to perform!

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Balmain dress, Stewart Weitzman shoes and Kimberly McDonald jewels. Grace is wearing a Ziad Nakad dress, EF Collection earrings, Nigaam Jewels and Graziela Gems rings and Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch.

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'Empire' Gets Renewed For Season Three

Fox has officially renewed their hit series Empire for a third season!

The early renewal announcement was made by Fox chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman on Thursday (January 14) during the network’s panel at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour.

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The series was recently nominated for Best Drama at the Golden Globes and although they didn’t take home the award, star Taraji P. Henson walked away with her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV series.

Empire returns for second half of season two on March 30th.

Taraji P. Henson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & More Cover Elle's Women in TV Issue!

Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Olivia Wilde, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Priyanka Chopra are Elle magazine’s Women in TV to watch for the February 2016 issue.

Here’s what the ladies had to share with the mag:

Julia, on roles for women in movies vs. TV: “Go to the movies—how many good scripts are you really seeing out there? How many good, meaty roles are there for women within those scripts? Not tons of them. Right now there are so many [TV] shows on with strong, complicated, powerful, not-so-powerful, interesting human beings who are women. And I am thrilled to be playing one of them.”

Viola, on the lies about women: “We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women…if you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table.”

Taraji, on Cookie: “It was very important to me that she not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature.”

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Taraji P. Henson Reveals Why She Handed Out Cookies at Golden Globes 2016!

Taraji P. Henson happily holds onto her award while attending the InStyle & Warner Bros. After Party following the 2016 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 45-year-old Empire star, who took home Best Actress in the TV Series Drama category, was accompanied by her co-stars Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Serayah, and Bryshere Y. Gray, who didn’t make it to the parties but did suit up for the ceremony.

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Taraji passed out cookies while she made her way to the stage to give her acceptance speech but it was totally “spontaneous.”

“There were cookies on the table!,” Taraji expressed (via PopSugar). “I just did not expect them to call my name. I never did. I just never put that much on it . . . you just never know how it’s going to come out. You don’t. When they called my name . . . I was like, ‘Well, cookies are here. I guess I should hand them out!’ [Laughs] I don’t know, it was just a spontaneous moment.”

Also pictured: Empire guest star Kelly Rowland attending the Fox & FX’s Golden Globes 2016 After Party.


Taraji P. Henson – Golden Globes 2016

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Stella McCartney dress, shoes and clutch paired with Kimberly McDonald jewels. Grace is wearing a Cristallini dress by Alina Cirstea, Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch, Effy earrings, Graziela and EF Collection rings. Serayah is wearing a Safiyaa dress, Giuseppe Zannotti shoes, Swarovski clutch and jewelry by John Hardy. Jussie is wearing Calvin Klein Collection.

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Terrence Howard Joined by Ex-Wife at the Golden Globes 2016

Terrence Howard keeps his shades on while at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 46-year-old Empire actor was joined on the carpet by his ex-wife Miranda Pak, whom he divorced in 2015.

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Terrence also posed alongside his Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson. Later, the duo presented a Golden Globe together.

While on stage, Terrence accidentally stepped on Taraji‘s dress and she pretended to be shocked but laughed it off before handing out the award.

FYI: Terrence is wearing Louis Leeman shoes and a Piaget watch. Taraji is wearing is wearing Stella McCartney Couture with Kimberly McDonald emeralds and diamonds.

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Taraji P. Henson's Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet Poses Are So Fierce

Taraji P. Henson absolutely works the red carpet while arriving at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 45-year-old Empire star is nominated tonight in the Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama category for her work on the Fox show. Best of luck to all of the nominees!

Make sure to tune in for the 2016 Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, TONIGHT at 8/7c on NBC!

FYI: Taraji is wearing Stella McCartney Couture with Kimberly McDonald emeralds and diamonds.
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Taraji P. Henson Stuns at BET Celebration of Gospel!

Taraji P. Henson looks drop dead gorgeous posing at the BET Celebration of Gospel held at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday (January 9) in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old actress wore a plunging black gown for the evening. Taraji also struck a pose with BET’s chief executive officer Debra Lee as well.

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This will be Taraji‘s second year in a row hosting the gospel event for the network!

Her Empire co-star, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray also made an appearance at the celebration that evening.

Be sure to tune in on Sunday, January 31 at 8pm/7C on BET!

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Stella McCartney gown.

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