Tag Archives: empire

  • ‘Mad Men’ Star Missed Chance to Play ‘Some White Dude’ on ‘Empire’

    Mar 27, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *“Mad Men” star John Slattery doesn’t know what role he would’ve played on “Empire,” but he was asked to appear on the show prior to its launch by actor-turned-executive producer Danny Strong. “That’s Danny Strong who punches me in the balls!” he told The Daily Beast about one memorable “Mad Men” episode featuring the “Empire” […]

  • Malik Yoba Gets An Apology From Blogger Who Spread Drug Rumors

    Mar 27, 15 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Malik Yoba has officially put an end to all the hoopla associated with rumors he was fired from “Empire” because he was abusing drugs. The entertainer set the record straight on the rumors during an appearance on “TMZ Live,” revealing that he spent money to find the blogger who was behind the false rumor, which […]

  • Great Grantland Article on ‘Empire’ Puts Black TV Drama in Perspective

    Mar 26, 15 by EurPublisher 1 Comment


    *Now this is some good writin’ and makes for some good readin’, too. We’re referring to an article at Grantland from writer Wesley Morris about network TV’s hottest new show in decades, “Empire” on Fox. Morris says he’s never seen anything that gets away with everything “Empire“ gets away with — murder, basically. “I’ve never seen anything on network […]

  • Jussie Smollett Covers Urban Lux Magazine’s Spring Men’s Issue

    Mar 26, 15 by Deron Dalton 5 Comments


    *”Empire” superstar Jussie Smollett covered Urban Lux magazine’s spring 2015 men’s issue. He opened up about his new found fame. Although Taraji P. Henson stole the show as Cookie Lyon, but Smollett is the breakout star of the series as openly gay musician Jamal. The series garnered record-breaking viewership with 21.2 million during its season finale. […]

  • ‘American Idol’ Ratings Even Lower Without ‘Empire’

    Mar 26, 15 by Cherie Saunders 6 Comments


    *Without “Empire” to wait around for, ratings for Wednesday’s “American Idol” went into free fall. Two weeks ago, when “Empire” was on fire, “Idol” pulled almost 10 million viewers and a 2.7 in the key 18-49 demo (the most important measure to advertisers). Last night “Idol” dropped to a mere 8.34 million total viewers, and […]

  • ‘Dear White People’ Producer Calls Out Deadline.com’s Casting Article

    Mar 26, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Lena Waithe, producer of the film “Dear White People,” wrote an op ed piece addressing the article written by Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva suggesting that “Empire’s” success has prompted casting directors to now go overboard in casting “ethnic” people…to the possible detriment of white actors. In her piece, Waithe addresses the Deadline article, as well as the impact of “Empire” […]