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'Empire' Cast Performs at Billboard Music Awards 2015! (Video)

Taraji P. Henson looks amazing while walking the red carpet at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 44-year-old actress took to the stage at the show to present a performance from her Empire co-stars (and on-screen sons) Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray.

The guys were joined by the show’s guest star Estelle to perform a medley that included “Conqueror” and “You’re So Beautiful” from the television series’ soundtrack.

Watch the performance video below!

‘Empire’ Cast Performs at Billboard Music Awards 2015

FYI: Taraji is wearing an Alexandre Vauthier dress and Saint Laurent shoes. Estelle is wearing an Amanda Wakeley vest and trousers with a Bibhu Mohapatra belt for the performance and a Galia Lahav dress on the red carpet. Bryshere is wearing a John Varvatos suit and shoes. Jussie is wearing Calvin Klein Collection.

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Taraji P. Henson & Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' Adds Alicia Keys

Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett show their goofy side while attending the 2015 Fox Network Upfront Presentation on Monday (May 11) in New York City.

The two Empire stars were joined by their co-star Gabourey Sidibe.

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On the same day, it was announced that Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, and Lenny Kravitz have signed on as guest stars for the second season of Empire.

The day before, Alicia and Lucy Liu were spotted attending a showing of the Finding Neverland musical. More Here! »

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'Empire' Season 2 Will Get 18 Episodes, Two Half-Seasons

Awesome news for fans of Empire – the show has been upped to 18 episodes for the upcoming second season!

The news was announced just ahead of Fox’s Upfronts presentation on Monday (May 11) and it was also revealed that the show will be split into two half-seasons for season two.

Empire‘s first season, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, consisted of 12 episodes and broke records as it increased in the ratings for every single episode through the finale.

Make sure to check out the network’s full schedule for the 2015-2016 season!

Taraji P. Henson is Alexander Wang's Met Gala 2015 Muse!

Taraji P. Henson hits the red carpet with designer Alexander Wang by her side at the 2015 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 4) in New York City.

This is the first time that the 44-year-old Empire actress has been photographed at the Met Ball. We certainly hope it is not the last!

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Balenciaga white silk crepe column gown with a black abstract floral pattern created entirely from embroidered black seed beads, black rhinestones and tiny chain links. The gown took 120 hours of couture workmanship to accomplish. She completed her look with Balenciaga earrings and a Fred Leighton bracelet.

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Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Stops by 'Sesame Street' on 'Saturday Night Live' - Watch All the Skits!

Taraji P. Henson channels her Empire character Cookie in this hilarious Sesame Street spoof on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (April 11) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actress takes on Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Bert and Ernie.

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“He’s trying to play you,” she tells Bert about Ernie, who tried to trade snacks with him.

Watch the funny skit below!


Sesame Street Promo With Cookie

Click inside to watch the rest of Taraji P. Henson‘s SNL skits… More Here! »

Taraji P. Henson Says She Knew 'Empire' Would Be a Success

Taraji P. Henson is ecstatic as she waves to the audience while making an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday (April 9) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actress opened up about knowing that Empire would be a success even before the episodes aired and revealed some of her favorite lines from her character Cookie Lyon – Watch the interview below!

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Taraji will be making her SNL hosting debut with musical guest Mumford & Sons this weekend – Make sure to tune in!


Taraji P. Henson – ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

Click inside to see more of Taraji P. Henson on Late Night with Seth MeyersMore Here! »

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Taraji P. Henson Channels Her 'Empire' Character Cookie Lyon for 'Saturday Night Live' Promos - Watch Here!

Taraji P. Henson rocks a jumpsuit while hitting the red carpet at the 2015 Summer Sizzle BVI Launch Party held at the Ricco Maresca Gallery on Wednesday (April 8) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actress was joined by her Empire co-star Jussie Smollett at the event celebrating the Summer Sizzle BVI, a fashion and lifestyle destination event in the British Virgin Islands scheduled for July 23rd to 27th.

Taraji will be making her SNL hosting debut with musical guest Mumford & Sons this weekend.

Check out her hilarious promos where she channels her Empire character Cookie Lyon below!


Taraji P. Henson – Saturday Night Live

10+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett at the launch party… More Here! »

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