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  • Chicago Sun-Times Writer Labels ‘Empire’ a Modern ‘Blaxploitation’ Movie

    Jan 30, 15 by Qwest7 20 Comments


    *With ever-increasing ratings and an instant green light for a second season, Fox’s “Empire” is clearly a hit. But for Mary Mitchell, the show is more of a “modern ‘Blaxploitation’ movie” that “portrays the African-American family at its worst.” In an opinion piece posted Monday (Jan. 26), the Chicago Sun-Times writer outlined her reasons for […]

  • Taraji P. Henson Says Empire ‘Crosses All Color Lines’

    Jan 27, 15 by Cherie Saunders 3 Comments


    *The audience for “Empire” continues to build each week, and it’s not just black people who are watching. Based on its social media presence alone, the audience for Fox’s breakout hit seems to be as diverse as America itself, which pleases star Taraji P. Henson to no end. “When you get a cast that is […]

  • Lee Daniels is Set on Showcasing Homophobia in Black America with ‘Empire’

    Jan 22, 15 by Qwest7 7 Comments


    *Lee Daniels is using the success of his hit show “Empire” to “blow the lid off homophobia” in the Black community. Daniels addressed his intent to dive into the issue at a recent television conference as he noted the depiction of the relationship between “Empire’”s lead character, Lucious Lyon, with his gay son Jamal. The […]

  • Naomi Campbell Dishes on her ‘Empire’ Character Camilla

    Jan 21, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment


    *Naomi Campbell makes an acting stretch in Wednesday’s episode of “Empire,” guest starring as Camilla…a fashionista from across the pond. “Camilla really is someone that’s from London and she’s in the fashion industry,” the British supermodel tells us. “She’s a designer. She’s been through ups and downs and basically now she’s in America and she’s […]

  • Hollywood Agent Charles Creates New Media Company: MACRO

    Jan 10, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *After years of working with William Morris Endeavor, Charles King is stepping out on his own into multicultural territory with his own media firm, MACRO. A Los Angeles-based media holding company, MACRO is designed to develop and distribute feature films, television series, and digital content targeting African-American, Latino and multicultural markets, according to the Hollywood […]

  • 50 Cent on Taraji’s Shade: ‘You Know Women, They Gonna Say What They Gonna Say’

    Jan 9, 15 by Cherie Saunders 2 Comments


    *During Starz’ panel for “Power” today at the Television Critics Association press tour, we asked 50 Cent directly about his back and forth with “Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. 50 fired the first shot last week by suggesting that “Empire” copied the promotional art and other material straight from “Power.” Henson was then asked by a […]