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Empire's Ratings Continue to Grow as Show Approaches Season Finale!

Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard take the cover of EW‘s Empire related issue!

Terrence chatted about working with Taraji on the show: “We’re like father and daughter, mother and son, brother and sister,” he said. “We’ve never been lovers. When I was doing Hustle & Flow, I was like, ‘I know I’m playing this character right if all my female co-leads want to sleep with me.’ Taraji was the only one that didn’t want to.”

Meanwhile, Empire‘s ratings keep on growing as the show approaches the season finale in a few weeks.

Empire rose to 13.75 million viewers in last night’s episode, which makes it the most-watched show of the evening, THR reports.

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Taraji P. Henson's 'Empire' Breaks a 23-Year Ratings Record

Taraji P. Henson totally works it on the red carpet at the 2015 Directors Guild of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday evening (February 7) in Century City, Calif.

The 44-year-old actress had a big thing to celebrate – her new show Empire just broke a 23-year television ratings record to become the first series to ever grow in total viewers over each of its first five telecasts.

The record may stretch even longer than that, but the Nielsen ratings system was revised in 1991 and that’s as far back the comparisons can go, according to EW. Such a cool record to hold!

Also pictured inside: Regina King and Jane Seymour at the awards show.

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Taraji P. Henson & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Are Picture Perfect at NAACP Image Awards 2015

Taraji P. Henson looks ravishing in red while posing backstage with her trophy at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday (February 6) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 44-year-old actress won the award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her work in the movie No Good Deed.

Also pictured inside are Taraji‘s fellow nominee Gugu Mbatha-Raw from Belle, Mad Men‘s Teyonah Parris, Revenge‘s Gina Torres, and Garcelle Beauvais.

FYI: Taraji is wearing an Edition by Georges Chakra gown and Tacori jewelry. Gugu is wearing a Burberry gown, Brian Atwood shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, and Pamela Love earrings.

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Empire's Terence Howard Says He's 'Grown So Much' Since Assault Allegations

Terrence Howard takes a seat on stage for the Empire panel held during the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Hotel on Saturday (January 17) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 45-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, and Trai Byers.

During the panel, Terrance asked to speak about celebrities facing assault allegations, including himself.

“I have grown so much from anything that happened in the past,” he said (via Deadline), adding that he expressed gratitude to Fox for not taking “any of that stuff into consideration” and looking at “the talent and the power of right now.”

Later that night, Taraji and the boys hit up the Fox Winter TCA All-Star Party where they mingled with director Lee Daniels.

15+ pictures inside of Terence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and the Empire cast at TCA… More Here! »

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Naomi Campbell & Taraji P. Henson Put On Their Best for 'Empire' Hollywood Premiere!

Naomi Campbell stuns as she strikes a pose on the gold carpet while attending the premiere of Empire on Tuesday (January 6) at theArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

The 44-year-old supermodel was joined at the event by her co-stars Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Gabourey Sidibe, Grace Gealey, as well as Raven Symone, Glee‘s Amber Riley, Christina Milian, and Terrence‘s pregnant wife Miranda, who all came out to show their support.

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Empire made its season one debut on Wednesday night on Fox.


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25+ pictures inside of Naomi Campbell, Taraji P. Henson, and others at the premiere of EmpireMore Here! »

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Taraji P. Henson Still Struggles With Racial Profiling & Wants It to Stop!

Taraji P. Henson shows some leg while arriving for an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday (January 5) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actress was on hand to promote her new Fox show Empire, which is a drama set in the world of a hip hop empire.

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On the same day, Taraji took to Twitter to discuss the issue of racial profiling.

“Racial profiling is VERY REAL!!! It has happened to me but to my son more and he is only 20!!! Something needs to be done. #SERIOUSLY,” Taraji tweeted. “I worked my butt off 2 break a cycle. Get my son out of the hood. Thinking his privileged lifestyle would protect him from profiling. #WRONG.”

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Taraji P. Henson Looks Hot in Her Bikini at 44 on Vacation in Miami

Taraji P. Henson shows off her bikini body and cleavage while soaking up the sun during vacation on Friday afternoon (January 2) in Miami, Fla.

The 44-year-old Empire actress was at the beach with friends and had a laugh during their hangout.

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A little bit later that day, Taraji put on a maroon dress and headed back up to her hotel once she got sick of the sun.

You can catch Taraji in Empire, which premieres on Wednesday, January 7 on Fox.

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