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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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Empire's Taraji P. Henson Hospitalized for Food Poisoning

Taraji P. Henson was hospitalized for food poisoning after landing back in the United States following her trip to Monaco, according to TMZ.

The 44-year-old Empire actress posted a photo to her Instagram account on Friday (June 19) that showed her in the hospital bed with an IV drip in her arm.

“God has a way of saying ‘you’re doing too much!’ ‘SAT DOWN SOMEWHERE’. I’m listening Father!!! I am taking several seats!!! Don’t worry y’all I’m a tough cookie! HA! I will be just fine. My momma and best friends are flying in to check on me. I AM FINE!!!!!!! Just need to SAT ALL THE WAY DOWN for a bit. #listentoyourbody 💋💋💋💪,” Taraji captioned the photo.

Terrence Howard Welcomes Baby Boy with Wife Miranda!

Terrence Howard and his Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson attend another photo call for their show during the 2015 Monte Carlo TV Festival on Monday (June 15) in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

While at the festival, the 46-year-old actor confirmed to Access Hollywood that his wife Miranda gave birth to a baby boy four weeks ago!

The newborn baby is named Qirin Love. “He’s beautiful and strong and a whirlwind and my wife is so happy,” Terrence said. He explained that the name was derived from a mythic Chinese creature that is supposed to appear before a time of prosperity or serenity.

This is the first child for the couple while Terrence has three children from a previous marriage. Congratulations to the happy couple on their baby news!

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Taraji P. Henson & Sam Heughan Attend Photo Calls at Monte Carlo TV Festival 2015

Taraji P. Henson blows kisses at the camera while attends the Empire photo call held during the 2015 Monte Carlo TV Festival on Sunday (June 14) in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

The 44-year-old actress was joined by Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and CSI: Cyber‘s Patricia Arquette.

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“Great meeting @OutlanderFrance yesterday! Thanks to all that came to support! Les Chaussettes de…😋,” Sam tweeted the day before.

FYI: Taraji is wearing an RVN dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Jialini jewels. Sam is wearing a John Varvatos shirt and jacket. Patricia is wearing Marina Rinaldi.

10+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson, Sam Heughan, and Patricia Arquette in Monte Carlo… More Here! »

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Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Bring 'Empire' to Monaco!

Taraji P. Henson looks gorgeous while posing next to Terrence Howard at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Monte Carlo TV Festival on Saturday (June 13) in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The Empire co-stars were joined at the event by the show’s co-creator Danny Strong to premiere it for a whole new audience.

Taraji was glammed up the night before while stepping out in New York City to participate in a discussion of her career at the American Black Film Festival at the Hilton Hotel.

It was recently announced that the second season of Empire will be premiering on September 23.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Valentino dress and Gianvito Rossi shoes in Monte Carlo and a Paule Ka dress at the American Black Film Festival.

15+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson at both events… More Here! »

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Taraji P. Henson Says 'Dope' Is Best Movie She's Seen in a Long Time!

Taraji P. Henson is red hot while attending the Dope opening night premiere at the 2015 American Black Film Festival held at SVA Theater on Thursday (June 11) in New York City.

The 44-year-old Empire actress was joined on the red carpet by Chanel Iman, A$AP Rocky, and Kiersey Clemons.

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“#DopeTheMovie is sooooooooooo DOPE!!! Go see it. Best movie I’ve seen in a long time. So honest and raw and new and refreshing!!!! So many new faces. I absolutely loved it. Very proud of my friend and acting coach #JemalMcNeil THE BEST ACTING COACH!!!! Yeah I said it!!!! GO SEE THE DOPE!!!!!!!! 💋💋💋,” Taraji wrote on Instagram after the premiere.

FYI: Kiersey is wearing The 2nd Skin with Manoletinos shoes. Chanel is wearing a Philipp Plein dress and Tamara Mellon sandals. Taraji is wearing a Jay Godfrey dress.

10+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson hitting the Dope premiere… More Here! »

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