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Taraji P. Henson Rides Around as an Undercover Lyft Driver - Watch!

Taraji P. Henson is surprising some unsuspecting riders!

The What Men Want actress put on a disguise and became a Lyft driver for the day for riders in Los Angeles.

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During the ride, Taraji tried her best to read her riders’ minds before revealing her true identity.

She also dropped not-so-subtle hints by referencing her work, including Empire and new movie What Men Want, which is out in theaters on February 8.

Watch Taraji take Lyft riders around below!

Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Worked at The Pentagon!

Taraji P. Henson stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night (February 4) and dished about her time at The Pentagon as a college student!

“Coming from the Washington, D.C. area, most of my family worked for the government, so that’s how I got my job in college at The Pentagon,” the 48-year-old actress revealed. “Back in the day kids had jobs and that’s why they weren’t killing each other. I was actually in a stay-in-school program, as long as I was in school full-time I could work 20 hours a week.”

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“I was a receptionist, nothing important,” Taraji continued. “Security clearance, that was the most important part of my job.”

Taraji also promoted her new film What Men Want and talked about the time she appeared in a 1998 episode of Saved By The Bell: The New Class – Watch below!


Taraji P. Henson Once Called The Pentagon Home

FYI: Taraji is wearing a L’Agence turtleneck dress.

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Taraji P. Henson & Tracy Morgan Host 'What Men Want' Screening in NYC

Taraji P. Henson waves to the camera at a special screening of her new film What Men Want!

The 48-year-old actress hit the red carpet with her co-star Tracy Morgan on Monday night (February 4) at Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.

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They were also joined by cast mates Aldis Hodge and Phoebe Robinson as well as director Adam Shankman.

Tracy‘s wife Megan Wollover was also in attendance!

The film is set to hit theaters on February 8th.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a L’Agence dress.

Also pictured inside: Taraji outside of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert studios that same evening.

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Taraji P. Henson Reveals What She Told Jussie Smollett After He Was Attacked

Taraji P. Henson wears a colorful skirt while leaving NBC Studios following an appearance on The Today Show on Monday morning (February 4) in New York City.

The Empire actress was on the show to promote her new film What Men Want, in theaters this weekend. Taraji later went to SiriusXM Studios for another interview.

On Today, Taraji opened up about what she told her co-star Jussie Smollett after he was attacked in Chicago last week.

“I just told him to walk in his truth, just stay the Jussie that everybody loves,” she said. “And you saw the outpour of love that he had, so he has touched a lot of people, in his career. So, I just told him just walk in your truth, baby, no one can take that from you.”

FYI: Taraji is wearing Mother denim and Adeam boots at SiriusXM.

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Taraji P. Henson Hosts InStyle Badass Women Dinner

Taraji P. Henson gives Uzo Aduba a hug at the InStyle Badass Women Dinner on Saturday night (February 2) in New York City.

The actresses were joined at the event by Padma Lakshmi, Natasha Lyonne, Hari Nef, Iman, and Taraji‘s co-host of the night, InStyle‘s Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown.

The Instyle Badass Women Dinner celebrates women who “not only have a voice but defy the irrelevant preconceptions of gender.”

“Only fitting that @tarajiphenson is the (lucky? 😅) first on my lap for 2019. This woman is one of the greats – so, so happy to host our first NYC #instylebadasswomen dinner with her tonight. (Thank you to @calvinklein!) #onlauraslap,” Laura captioned a photo of the duo. Check it out below!

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Wolford bodysuit with a Calvin Klein skirt. Uzo is wearing Balmain. Natasha is wearing Nili Lotan. Iman is wearing Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier sunglasses.

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Taraji P. Henson Breaks Silence on What Happened to Jussie Smollett

Taraji P. Henson is speaking out for the first time on the suspected hate crime that occurred against her Empire co-star Jussie Smollett.

“I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now. @jussiesmollett is pure love to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!!” Taraji posted on Instagram.

Taraji continued, “I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My baby is resilient and love still lives in him. The devil and his minions are very busy right now but one thing is for sure and two things are for certain #GODIS and that is all I know. This song needs to be downloaded until it goes triple platinum because the message is NEEDED. #weareresilientpeople AND #weaintgoingnowhereuntillwearefinished. The love so many have him just goes to show HE IS LOVE!!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY MY BABY!!! #LOVEWINSALWAYS.”

Jussie was attacked in the early morning hours of Tuesday (January 29) by 2 unidentified individuals who hurt him, put a noose around his neck, and poured a substance on him.

Empire star Terrence Howard also spoke out for the first time today.

Our continued thoughts are with Jussie during this time.

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