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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 Gets Honored at Heroes in the Struggle Awards for Her Work in Fighting HIV/AIDS!

Taraji P. Henson shows off some skin as she hits the red carpet at the 2017 Heroes in the Struggle Awards Gala held on Saturday (September 16) in Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old actress was among those honored for her work in battling the fight against HIV/AIDS. Taraji was accompanied by her Empire co-star, Jussie Smollett, who presented her with the award.

“When you lose people that you love to something that’s preventable, or that can be cured, why wouldn’t you want to be apart of it? Why wouldn’t you want to help save lives?” Taraji told ET on the red carpet. “The more we talk about it, the more awareness will be raised. We have to keep talking about it because when you don’t talk about it, shame comes in, and people who have shame make decisions out of fear and those usually aren’t healthy decisions.”

“It’s always going to be a war,” Taraji added. “It’s spiritual warfare, that’s life, but we’re going to find a cure.”

FYI: Taraji is wearing an Emanuel Ungaro dress.

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Taraji P. Henson Will Never Hate on Another Female

Taraji P. Henson looks fierce on the cover of Marie Claire‘s October 2017 issue and she tells the mag, on newsstands September 19, why she won’t ever feud with another female.

Here is what the Oscar-nominated actress shared with the mag:

On supporting other women in the industry: “How can we get ahead if we’re feuding and hating on each other all the time? I made a pact years ago that I would never hate on another female, ever, especially in this industry.”

On the legacy she wants to leave: “I love black people. I love telling stories. I want these little girls to study me like I studied Meryl and Bette Davis and Carol Burnett. I want them to study my work, because I put a lot of work in, a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.”

On dating: “I would love to [be in a relationship], but he has to see how I move and deal with it, because I don’t have time to explain. I’ve got work to do.”

On doing her own laundry: “That keeps me normal. That keeps me feeling like, Yeah, I’m not too Hollywood.”

For more from Taraji, visit MarieClaire.com!

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Taraji P. Henson Gets Real About Eating Healthy

Taraji P. Henson is getting real about food choices and keeping healthy.

The 46-year-old actress teamed up with Special K to talk about the difficulty of making healthy eating choices during an event on Monday (August 14).

“Statistics have shown that it takes the average woman 61 mins per day to make smart food choices. That is 15 days that we waste our energy on deciding what’s best for us to eat or have feelings of guilt about what we ate,” Taraji wrote on her Instagram.

She added, “Women we spend way too much time doubting our food choices!!! Shout out to @SpecialK for rallying women to eat with confidence and #OWNIT.”

FYI: Taraji is wearing a By Johnny dress.

Check out more of what Taraji had to say in the video below…

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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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