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Taraji P. Henson Plays 'Fast Family Feud' with Jimmy Fallon!

Taraji P. Henson sits down for an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (August 18) in New York City.

The 44-year-old Emmy-nominated Empire actress played a game of “Fast Family Feud” with the talk show host and it was so much fun to watch!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taraji P. Henson

“I JUST LOVE ME SOME JIMMY!!! 💋💋💋,” Taraji wrote on Instagram after the appearance.

Make sure to catch the season two premiere of Fox’s hit series on Wednesday, September 23 and then watch the Emmys that weekend to see if Taraji takes home the award.


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Taraji P. Henson on Political Correctness: 'It's Bullsh*t!'

Taraji P. Henson is so fierce in this feature for Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 44-year-old Empire star had to share with the mag:

On her favorite Empire outfit so far:Alaïa black catsuit, hands down. I’ve even worn some of my own stuff, like my Balmain leather. I have to meet [Balmain designer] Olivier Rousteing; I need to be his friend.”

On modeling Cookie after her late father: “He had no buffer. He spoke the truth. It’s heroic because in this society we have been trained to be politically correct. Political correctness is bullsh*t. If I ask you a question right now, the first thing that comes in your mind is the truth. But we’ve all be been trained to breathe, digest the question, and manipulate the answer. Cookie doesn’t do that.”

On her personal style: “It took me a while to get on the chic bus. I was coming from the era of Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige, you know, ghetto fabulous. I came from nothing, I was deprived all my life, so when you get money, you go big!”

On what she looks for in a man: “He is funny, has personality; he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He need to be confident in who he is, confident to let me be who I am. And let me shine, you know? My life is only going to enhance his light.”

For more from Taraji, visit HarpersBazaar.com.

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January Jones, Taraji P. Henson & Morena Baccarin Get Glam for Fox All-Star Party!

January Jones, Taraji P. Henson and Morena Baccarin flash a smile for photographers while attending the Fox All-Star Party held during the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at Soho House on Thursday (August 6) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The three ladies were joined by January‘s Last Man On Earth co-stars Will Forte and Cleopatra Coleman, Married‘s Judy Greer, Nat Faxon, and Sarah Burns Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg, Chelsea Peretti, Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero, The League‘s Katie Aselton and Nick Kroll, as well as Empire executive producer Lee Daniels.

Also in attendance at the event was Bones actress Michaela Conlin and Morena‘s Gotham co-star Cory Michael Smith.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Cushnie et Ochs dress and an Edie Parker clutch. Morena is wearing a Halston Heritage jumpsuit. Judy is wearing an A.L.C. jumpsuit and Kurt Geiger London pumps.

50+ pictures inside of January Jones, Taraji P. Henson and others at the Fox All-Star PartyMore Here! »

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Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Will Get an 'Empire' Spinoff Series

Taraji P. Henson is gorgeous in green while sitting on stage at the Empire panel held during the Fox portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour on Thursday (August 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 44-year-old actress was joined by the show’s executive producers Lee Daniels, Brian Grazer, and Ilene Chaiken.

It was at the panel that Lee revealed a spinoff based on a young Cookie will be coming soon.

“There is going to be a spinoff from Empire, without question,” he said (via TV Line). “There’s so much ripe story that we’ve talked about already— about Cookie’s family, what makes her her. That in itself is fascinating to me.”

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'Empire' Season 2 Trailer - Lucious Goes to Jail

The official trailer for Empire season two was just released and you can watch it here!

In the clip, we see that Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is behind bars and the trailer starts with him getting a visit from his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson).

We are also given our first look at Marisa Tomei in her guest-starring role as a venture capitalist named Mimi Whiteman.

Make sure to catch the season premiere of Empire on Wednesday, September 23 at 9/8c, only on Fox.


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Taraji P. Henson Shows Off So Much Skin for 'W' Mag!

Taraji P. Henson shows off a ton of her breasts in this brand new photo from her W magazine cover story.

Here’s what the 44-year-old Empire star had to share with the mag:

On her role of Cookie in Empire: “Not only would I never be offered a character like Cookie in a movie, but she doesn’t exist. Cookie is bold and crazy, and she loves the struggle. She started from nothing, and now she’s at the top. In that way, we’re alike: Cookie is the American Dream.”

On originally turning down Cookie: “I was like, This is stupid. Hip-hop—dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. But then I started to think, Cookie is going to piss so many people off! She hits her son with a broom; she talks back. Clearly, this was a challenge.”

On moving to LA to pursue acting when her son was a toddler: “It was a struggle. But my son grew as my career grew. I never had a nanny—I did TV so I could be home with him. I wasn’t making my millions, but I was able to fulfill my dreams and be a mother.”

For more from Taraji, visit WMagazine.com.

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Taraji P. Henson Explains Why She Doesn't Sleep With Co-Stars

Taraji P. Henson lets her gorgeous hair run wild on the July 2015 cover of Allure magazine.

Here’s what the 44-year-old Empire star had to share with the mag:

On co-star Terrence Howard‘s legal issues: “Let’s pop the trunk to your life and see what’s dysfunctional and what’s bad…. At the end of the day, we’re all human and we got flaws and we got shit.”

On working her way into the industry by doing friends’ hair and nails: “I come from a family of hard workers….Oh, yeah, I knew how to hustle and make money. We used to do wet sets…I bought a hooded dryer, and I had my box of rollers…I could have gone to jail; I had no license whatsoever. But it was just my friends. They were like, ‘Girl, hook me up.’”

On not sleeping with co-stars: “I always wanted to be known for my work. Not who I dated. Not who I slept with…I have a gift, and my gift is acting. I started in the business at 26 with a kid, so I was smart enough to know reality from fantasy. I didn’t want to blur the lines. This is a job that I have to do. I cannot get caught up in it. And if I sleep with these guys, why would they want to work with me again? The conquest is up.”

For more on Taraji, visit Allure.com.

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