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Octavia Spencer Reveals the April Fools' Joke That Taraji P. Henson Pulled on Her

Octavia Spencer is showing fans the text message that she received from longtime friend Taraji P. Henson on April Fools’ Day!

The Oscar-winning actress shared a screencap of the message, which said, “Did you mean to post nudes on your story?” Taraji then pressed the enter button a bunch of times to make sure Octavia had to keep scrolling to see the rest of the message, which said, “April Fools! Just kidding, in case your heart dropped!”

Octavia responded to the texts by saying, “Girl my heart dropped. Lmao.”

She shared the screencap on Instagram and captioned the post, “Just got this from @tarajiphenson and nearly fainted. Omg #ShesSoDayumFunny #ScaredTheHellOuttaMe.”

Taraji‘s Empire co-star Gabourey Sidibe commented and said, “I got it too! I threw the phone!”

See the post below!

Taraji P. Henson Asks for Prayers After Beloved Dog Suffers Complications Following Surgery

UPDATE: Taraji tragically revealed that her beloved dog has died.

“Had to say good bye forever to my baby @kballhenson I AM GOING TO MISS MY SWEET BABY SO MUCH. KBall was so good to me. Gave me three beautiful love filled years. KBall you calmed mommy’s anxiety. What will I do without you. Mommy tried everything to save your life. EVERYTHING!!! I couldn’t watch you suffer any longer. Life was rough on this lil guy. He had breathing issues that needed to be addressed. His trachea was the size of a straw so breathing and eating and playing was becoming very difficult for him. He had two surgeries and his Lil body couldn’t take it. I gave you the best three years ever. Private jets vacations shopping movie sets photo shoots the best dog food money could buy and ALL OF MY LOVE!!! Jesus this is hard and yes I AM A WRECK!!! #RIPKBallHenson,” she posted on Instagram. RIP.

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Taraji P. Henson‘s beloved dog needs our prayers.

On Saturday (March 27), the 50-year-old Empire actress took to Instagram to ask fans for prayers for her French Bulldog K Ball, who suffered complications after a recent surgery.

“I NEED ALL PRAYER SOLDIERS TO PRAY FOR MY BABY @kballhenson He is having some complications after his surgery. He is fighting and I am loosing my mind,” Taraji wrote along with a photo of K Ball.

“PLEASE KEEP FIGHTING @kballhenson MOMMY NEEDS YOU!!!!!!! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ” Taraji added.

Over on her Instagram Story, Taraji shared a photo of K Ball with a tube up his nose while laying on a towel.

“Keep fighting baby,” Taraji wrote. “Mommy and team are praying Lil champ!!!!”

At this time, Taraji has not shared what procedure K Ball underwent.

If you missed it, Taraji revealed that she contemplated suicide during the pandemic.

Our thoughts are with Taraji P. Henson and K Ball at this time.

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Megan Thee Stallion Celebrates Grammy Wins With Boyfriend Pardison Fontaine

Megan Thee Stallion holds hand with boyfriend Pardison Fontaine as they exit a Grammy party in Los Angeles on Sunday night (March 14).

The cute couple kept close together as they headed to a waiting car after celebrating her big Grammy wins. Megan picked up the awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

For the party, Megan switched up her look to a cute blue and white dress, with coordinating heels.

During the night, Megan was sparking engagement rumors. See why here!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Megan Thee Stallion

There were many guests at Megan‘s party, including Taraji P. Henson, who was wearing a unique face mask.

Also pictured in the gallery below is Rita Ora, who was celebrating the Grammys from Sydney, Australia, where she’s currently a judge on The Voice Australia.

FYI: Megan wore a Lips + Honey dress. Taraji wore a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini jumpsuit.

10+ pictures inside of Megan Thee Stallion and Pardison Fontaine celebrating her big Grammy wins…

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Taraji P. Henson Cries While Recalling Telling Her Son How His Father Died

Taraji P. Henson is opening up about the moment she had to tell her son how his father died in the newest episode of her Facebook Watch series, Peace of Mind with Taraji.

The actress spoke with Tracie Jade Jenkins and therapist Sierra Hillsman about the difficult situation she endured on how to tell her now 26-year-old son, Marcell Johnson, how his father died when he was only nine.

“My son’s father was suddenly taken β€” murdered β€” when he was 9, and I didn’t know how to tell him that,” she shared. “I couldn’t tell him he was murdered, so I told him he died in an accident.”

Taraji adds that telling him that his dad died in an accident came back to haunt her.

“Later on in life he found out and he came back to me and was like, ‘Why didn’t you tell me my daddy was murdered?’ And so then we had to get therapy,” Taraji shared.

After Taraji‘s recollection, Sierra then offered advice to her and viewers on how to handle difficult situations like this.

Before the holiday break, Taraji revealed something shocking during an episode of the series. Read more here…

Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Contemplated Suicide During The Pandemic

Taraji P. Henson is opening up about her past thoughts of suicide during her Facebook Watch series, Peace of Mind with Taraji.

The 50-year-old Empire actress talked about her dark moment where she didn’t get out of bed for days during the earlier days of the pandemic.

“For a couple of days, I couldn’t get out of the bed, I didn’t care. That’s not me,” Taraji said while talking with Tracie Jade and licensed psychologist Dr. LaShonda Green. “Then, I started having thoughts about ending it. ‘I could go in there right now, and just end it all.’”

“I felt myself withdrawing. People were calling me, I wasn’t responding. I just didn’t care. Finally, I’m talking to one of my girlfriends and I knew, I was smart enough to say, ‘I have to say it,’” Taraji went on, before admitting that she did feel ashamed for thinking of it. “I was like, I don’t want them to think I’m crazy. I don’t want them to, you know, obsess over me or think they gotta come and sit on me.”

“So one day I just blurted it out, to my girlfriend. She called me in the morning and I was like, ‘You know I thought about killing myself last night,’” she continued. “‘Oh my god, I feel so much better. I’m not gonna do it now.’”

Taraji said that opening up to someone helped her let go of those feelings.

“For me, I’m no professional, but I felt like, if I don’t say it, it becomes a plan,” she said. “And what scared me, is that I did it two nights in a row. And the thoughts kept coming. Now I started think about how. At first, it was like, I don’t want to be here. And then I started thinking about going and getting the gun. And that’s why when I woke up the next morning, and I blurted it out. Because I felt like after a while it was going to take over me and it was going to become a plan because that’s how strong my brain is.”

Last month, Taraji showed off just how good she was feeling now as she twerked on stage as host for the 2020 American Music Awards.

Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Spinoff Series Not Moving Forward At Fox

Fox has announced that they are not moving forward with the planned Empire spinoff focused on Taraji P. Henson‘s character, Cookie.

Deadline reports that the series is going to be shopped to other networks like Hulu and ABC.

Announced in July, Fox had planned the series to center on Cookie Lyon, the wife of Terrence Howard‘s Lucious Lyon, and the mom of Andre, Jamal, and Hakeem Lyon.

The plot was pretty much unknown at the time of the announcement, but Fox did revealed that it might have followed “Cookie as she moves to L.A. and potentially feature some of her other family members.”

The flagship series, Empire, just wrapped up a six season run earlier this year and centered on Lucious, a hip-hop mogul who battles to choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company.

Find out what’s next for Taraji here…

Taraji P. Henson Is Directing Her First Movie & She'll Star In It Too!

Taraji P. Henson is set to make her feature film directorial debut with the upcoming movie Two-Faced!

The Oscar-nominated actress will also produce and star in the movie, which is being made at Bron Studios.

Deadline reports that the movie “follows Joy, a Black high school senior whose chances to attend the college of her dreams are threatened by her wildly popular and charismatic school principal, Jerald, after she confronts him with evidence of his racist past. With the help of her friends, Joy sets out to expose Jerald for who he truly is but quickly learns that he is not above waging all-out-war against the students trying to take him down.”

Taraji will play the role of Joy’s mother Gina Robinson.

She said in a statement, β€œAfter two decades spent in front of the camera, I’m thrilled to finally jump behind it for my feature directorial debut! What first attracted me to this project was Joy – she is the character I needed to see in films growing up, but never had. It’s important that stories be told from a woman’s point of view and partnering with Bron Studios and the amazingly talented Tim Story – both who use their platforms to help elevate women and people of color – feels like the perfect match. I can’t wait to bring this hilariously heartfelt script by Cat Wilkins to life!”

A couple weeks ago, Taraji showed off her dance moves while hosting an awards show!