Cookie Lyon

FOX is truly riding this Empire wave until the wheels fall off. The cast has already released several compilation albums and gone on an international tour. There’s a new makeup collection in collaboration with Covergirl and now there are Empire dolls. According to Entertainment Weekly, two new collectors editions dolls inspired by Taraji P. Henson‘s character […]

50 Cent always has something to say about Empire, FOX’s hit drama that’s been running the ratings game since its inception. Unfortunately, the show’s suffered its first slip after last Wednesday’s episode, bringing in 13.7 million viewers. That’s an 18 percent drop over the season two premiere. Fifty is saying it’s all due to “too […]

Jamal Lyon has already gone through a lot of changes in Empire‘s second season, and we’re only two episodes deep. Jussie Smollett, who plays the singer-turned-CEO, recently told The Hollywood Reporter that Jamal’s not ready to be the head of a company, and just how much that slap from Cookie really hurt. At the end of last […]

Are we really ready for a Baby Boy reunion on Empire? It’s been nearly 15 years since Tyrese and Taraji P. Henson aka Jody and Yvette have been on screen together. Last season the sexy chocolate Derek Luke aka “Malcolm DeVeaux” had a six episode arch on the series. He exquisitely played Cookie’s bodyguard/love interest […]

Taraji P. Henson has already had a successful career - way before she became known as the Empire matriarch Cookie Lyon.

Lee Daniels confirms an Empire spinoff before defending Terrence, who's been making headlines after speaking on his abusive past.

The critics have spoken! Taraji P. Henson made history at last night’s Critics Choice Television Awards, as the first Black woman to win Best Actress In A Drama Series for her role as Cookie Lyon on Empire. In a highly competitive race, Henson beat out fellow nominees Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), […]

Taraji P. Henson wins again. The acting force of nature in 2015 will host SNL on April 11, and the Cookie Lyon skits are already writing themselves. SNL has already poked fun at Henson’s runaway hit series Empire, when Chris Hemsworth played the token white guy, “Chip the Office Manager,” earlier this month. A musical guest has […]

Cookie is everyone’s favorite “Empire” character. Sorry Lucious. The fiery personality entered our living room 10 weeks ago and kept us entertained every step in her stilettos along the way. Since Cookie’s big debut, the woman behind the role, Taraji P. Henson, has been so busy trying to adjust to her new levels of fame […]

She’s tough, she’s talented. She’s from the block and been around the block. As an only child who was born to parents who split when…