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Taraji P. Henson & 'Empire' Cast Step Out at Fox Upfronts in New York

Taraji P. Henson and the cast of Empire are so ready for their next season!

The 40-year-old actress stepped out at the 2017 FOX Upfronts held at Wollman Rink in Central Park on Monday (May 15) in New York City.

Taraji was joined by her co-stars Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollet, Trai Byers, Serayah, Grace Gealey and Rumer Willis as well as director Lee Daniels.

The cast of Empire spinoff Star was also in attendance, including Queen Latifah, Jude Demorest, Quincy Brown, Brittany O’Grady and Ryan Destiny.

That day, it was also announced that Empire and Star will now air on the same night, Wednesdays, starting this fall.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Vatanika dress. Serayah is wearing a Bossa bodysuit.

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Viola Davis Is Honored by Denzel Washington at BET's Black Film Festival Honors

Viola Davis poses backstage with Denzel Washington after accepting the Hollywood Legacy Award during BET’s American Black Film Festival Honors on Friday (February 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The actors were joined at the event by their Fences co-stars Jovan Adepo and Saniyya Sidney.

Other stars who attended the event included Viola‘s How to Get Away with Murder mom Cicely Tyson, Queen Latifah, Common, Pitch‘s Kylie Bunbury, Insecure‘s Issa Rae and Jay Ellis, Empire‘s Grace Gealey and Trai Byers, True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley, Famous in Love‘s Keith Powers, The Flash‘s Candice Patton, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Isaiah Washington, RootsAnika Noni Rose, Hidden FiguresAldis Hodge, BeachesNia Long, Dope‘s Kiersey Clemons, and When the Bough BreaksRegina Hall.

FYI: Viola is wearing a Michael Kors Collection gown. Queen is wearing a Randi Rahm dress. Kylie is wearing a Solace London dress.

45+ pictures inside from the star-studded event… More Here! »

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Empire's Terrence Howard Expecting Baby with Mira Pak!

Terrence Howard and Mira Pak are greeted by Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at Empire’s For Your Consideration Event on Friday (May 20) at the Zanuck Theater in Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old actor and his on-again love revealed that they are expecting their second child together and Taraji looked very excited to see the baby bump!

Terrence and Mira, who married in 2013 and split in July before reconciling, have a one-year-old son named Qirin and he also has three children from a previous marriage.

Other stars at the event included Jussie Smollett, newlyweds Trai Byers and Grace Gealey, Serayah, Gabourey Sidibe, Bryshere Gray, and Ta’Rhonda Jones.

FYI: Serayah is carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Trai is wearing a Tomorrowland leather jacket.

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Empire's Trai Byers & Grace Gealey Are Married!

Empire stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey have tied the knot!

The 32-year-old actor and 31-year-old actress were married in a secretive ceremony on Grand Cayman Island on Thursday (April 14), according to TMZ.

The guest list was limited to close friends and family, and didn’t include any Empire co-stars.

Guests dined on steak and lobster and danced the night away to hip-hop, disco and reggae.

Trai and Grace, who play Andre Lyon and Boo Boo Kitty aka Anika Calhoun on the show, began publicly dating in March 2015.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

'Empire' Cast Reveals Their Ideal Guest Stars: Beyonce, Adele, & More!

The cast of Empire arrives at their 2016 PaleyFest panel held at the Dolby Theater on Friday evening (March 11) in Hollywood.

In attendance at the event were cast members Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray, Trai Byers, Kaitlin Doubleday, Grace Gealey, Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah McNeill, and Ta’Rhonda Jones, as well as co-creator Lee Daniels, executive producers Ilene Chaiken, Brian Grazer, and Sanaa Hamri, and moderator Kevin Frazier.

During the panel, the cast was asked about their dream guest stars, which included Adele and Kendrick Lamar, and Gabourey kept whispering “Beyoncé” into her mic, EW reports.

FYI: Kaitlin is wearing a Peggy Hartanto romper. Serayah is wearing Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.

20+ pictures inside of the Empire cast…More Here! »

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'Empire' Cast Wins Big at the NAACP Image Awards 2016

Terrence Howard looks triumphant while accepting an award at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday night (February 5) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 46-year-old actor was joined at the award ceremony by his Empire co-stars Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Trai Byers and Grace Gealey.

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The entire cast won big during the show, taking home the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Terrence also took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series while Taraji took home Outstanding Actress.

The show also took home awards for their original music and Jussie even took to the stage to perform!

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Balmain dress, Stewart Weitzman shoes and Kimberly McDonald jewels. Grace is wearing a Ziad Nakad dress, EF Collection earrings, Nigaam Jewels and Graziela Gems rings and Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch.

35+ pictures inside of the Empire cast at the NAACP Image Awards
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Taraji P. Henson Reveals Why She Handed Out Cookies at Golden Globes 2016!

Taraji P. Henson happily holds onto her award while attending the InStyle & Warner Bros. After Party following the 2016 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 45-year-old Empire star, who took home Best Actress in the TV Series Drama category, was accompanied by her co-stars Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Serayah, and Bryshere Y. Gray, who didn’t make it to the parties but did suit up for the ceremony.

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Taraji passed out cookies while she made her way to the stage to give her acceptance speech but it was totally “spontaneous.”

“There were cookies on the table!,” Taraji expressed (via PopSugar). “I just did not expect them to call my name. I never did. I just never put that much on it . . . you just never know how it’s going to come out. You don’t. When they called my name . . . I was like, ‘Well, cookies are here. I guess I should hand them out!’ [Laughs] I don’t know, it was just a spontaneous moment.”

Also pictured: Empire guest star Kelly Rowland attending the Fox & FX’s Golden Globes 2016 After Party.


Taraji P. Henson – Golden Globes 2016

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Stella McCartney dress, shoes and clutch paired with Kimberly McDonald jewels. Grace is wearing a Cristallini dress by Alina Cirstea, Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch, Effy earrings, Graziela and EF Collection rings. Serayah is wearing a Safiyaa dress, Giuseppe Zannotti shoes, Swarovski clutch and jewelry by John Hardy. Jussie is wearing Calvin Klein Collection.

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