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‘Empire’ Team Teases Season 3: Cookie’s New Love Interest, Guest Stars and Potential Spinoffs

8 August 2016 6:07 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox’s smash hit “Empire” returns with its third season this fall, and in anticipation, star Taraji P. Henson was joined by exec producers Ilene Chaiken and Sanaa Hamri on Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

After the Season 2 cliffhanger that left someone dead and split up Cookie (Henson) and Lucious (Terrence Howard), is there any hope that the power couple at the center of the show could get back together?

“Cookie is going to try in Season 3 to leave Lucious. She’s going to try to move on,” Chaiken teased on the panel to which Henson quipped, “Whether or not he lets her!”

Regardless of the ups and downs of Lucious and Cookie’s relationship, Chaiken promises that the core storylines will veer back to the central Lyon family.

“We learned that the stories that work best and that we love telling most are about the family, and »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Empire Season 3 Poster: What Does It Reveal?

15 July 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Might all soon be good between Lucious and Cookie?

To close Empire Season 2, viewers witnessed Andre (Trai Byers) walking in on a fight between Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) and Anika (Grace Gealey)...

... just in time to see what appeared to be one (or both)? of them falling off a New York City roof.

However, that cliffhanging event is Not the primary focus of a new Empire Season 3 poster that was unveiled this week by Entertainment Weekly.

Instead, the first promotional photo for new episodes of this Fox smash hit gives us a look at a very different version of Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), considering what we saw from these two the Season 2 finale.

Refresher: Cookie stormed off after Lucious married Anika in order to protect her from having to testify against him in court.

But everything seems to be all good between the show's main characters in this image, »

- Matt Richenthal

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The Empire Cast Also Wants to Know Who Died in the Season 2 Finale Cliffhanger

25 May 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you ask us, Empire took the word "cliffhanger" a little too literally at the end of its second season finale. In the closing moments of the episode, we saw Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) and Anika (Grace Gealey) fighting on the edge of a balcony—only to cut away as one of the women fell. And according to the stars of the show, even the actors don't know which woman it was. At least that's what they Swore to us last week when we caught up with them on a red carpet. Ta'Rhonda Jones, who pretty much speaks for all of us, told E! News her immediate reaction to the episode. "I was a little disappointed because I'm, like, that's it? Nothing else? That's all we »

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‘Empire’ Finale Kills Off Major Character, Showrunner Teases What’s Next

18 May 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not watched the Season 2 finale of “Empire,” Episode 18, titled “Past is Prologue.” To refresh your memory on where we left off, check out last week’s “Empire” recap.

“Empire” just lost one of its own — but the question is, who died?

“It sure as hell looks like someone died. The cliffhanger is someone dies,” teases “Empire” showrunner Ilene Chaiken, clearing up any prospective theories that may suggest otherwise.

After a half of season of wondering if Anika (Grace Gealey) pushed Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) down the stairs, the two ladies came face-to-face – and someone was pushed again. Rhonda came up to the top of a building to find Anika and immediately starting fighting with her. After yells, screams and traded blows, Andre (Trai Byers) arrived on the scene, but just a second too late. As he looked over to see his wife fighting with Boo Boo Kitty, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Empire Boss Talks Finale Cliffhanger, Omg Wedding and Season 3 Plans

18 May 2016 6:58 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Talk about putting the craziest possible spin on Empire‘s weeks-long promo promise that “a Lyon will fall!”

Wednesday’s Season 2 finale ended with Rhonda channeling her inner Cookie and going into full street-brawl mode vs “Pearl-Clutching Debutante” (aka Boo Boo Kitty) (aka Fake-Ass Lena Horne) (aka Becky With the Blonde Wig) (aka Anika Calhoun) — and one or both (but probably not neither) tumbling off a 30-story balcony.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2016: Deaths, Breakups, Weddings, Firings, Sex, Resurrections, Time Jumps and More!

Oh yes, it turns out if this were a game of Clue, the final answer would’ve been »

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‘Empire’ Showrunner Says Shocking Cliffhanger Is ‘Serious’ and ‘Life-Threatening’ (Spoilers)

11 May 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead, if you have not watched “Empire” season 2, episode 17, titled “Rise By Sin,” which aired on May 11.

“Empire” went out with a bang — and it’s not even the finale.

As teased in promos for this week’s episode, a Lyon would be shot down. Even with the warning, the final moment came as a shock when Jamal (Jussie Smollett) was shot by Freda Gatz (Bre-z) at the Asa Awards and left in critical condition.

Rewind to the beginning of the episode and Lucious (Terrence Howard) was rehearsing for his ASAs performance. Over the course of the season, competitive drama has been heating up between Lucious and Jamal, as the father and son are going head-to-head at the big award show.

Meanwhile, while Jamal was in the studio, he and the closeted gay producer D-Major — who he hooked up with last week — were getting close again, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Empire Star Kaitlin Doubleday Is Married!

6 May 2016 9:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Can't rain on this parade! Despite weather that wasn't exactly ideal, Empire star Kaitlin Doubleday is officially a married woman. Lee Daniels, who created the hit series that Doubleday, 31, currently stars in, shared a photo of the bride and her groom, DJ Devin Lucien, on Instagram Friday. "Rhonda got married!!!!! Congrats Kaitlin & Devin …. More Empire children getting married!!," Daniels captioned the pic. Daniels also shared a video, featuring co-star Gabourey Sidibe, who attend the wedding. #empire posse celebrating @kaitlindday wedding & @gabby3shabby b'day!! A video posted by Lee Daniels (@theoriginalbigdaddy) on May 6, 2016 at 8:59pm Pdt In the photo, a »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Empire Star Kaitlin Doubleday is Married!

6 May 2016 9:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Can't rain on this parade! Despite weather that wasn't exactly ideal, Empire star Kaitlin Doubleday is officially a married woman. Lee Daniels, who created the hit series that Doubleday, 31, currently stars in, shared a photo of the bride and her groom, DJ Devin Lucien, on Instagram Friday. "Rhonda got married!!!!! Congrats Kaitlin & Devin …. More Empire children getting married!!," Daniels captioned the pic. In the photo, a smiling Doublebay holds her hubby's hand as they walk down the aisle, having tied the know in an outdoor ceremony. The actress was engaged last May and the broke the exciting news on Instagram. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Empire's Kaitlin Doubleday Marries Devin Lucien—Take a Look!

6 May 2016 8:42 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's official—they're married! Empire star Kaitlin Doubleday and longtime love DJ Devin Lucien tied the knot today during an intimate ceremony in Big Sur, Calif., E! News confirms. The newlyweds swapped vows outdoors in front of 140 of their closest friends and family members, with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean as their backdrop and gorgeous white flowers lining the aisle. Guests had to reach for their umbrellas due to the weather, but that didn't seem to put a damper on the happy occasion. Doubleday stunned in a beautiful Mark Zunino gown. The actress, who plays Rhonda Lyon on this hit Fox series, got engaged to Lucien last May in Paris. "I'm feeling incredibly excited »

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‘Empire’: Lucious’ Mother Is Unleashed, Showrunner Warns ‘This Woman Is Danger’ (Spoilers)

4 May 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not watched “Empire” season two, episode 16, titled “The Lyon Who Cried Wolf,” which aired on May 4.

Leah Walker has been unleashed. Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) mother was finally introduced to the Lyon family, after years of believing she was dead. Andre (Trai Byers) formed a relationship with his newfound grandmother, but Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) knows that she’s bad news for her family.

On the brighter side of the Lyon spectrum, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) met a new man in the music biz and entered into his first steamy hookup since breaking up with Michael (Rafael de la Fuente).

Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) began to come back to her senses, recalling moments from the night she fell down the stairs — and now, she believes she didn’t fall, but was pushed. And all signs in her mind point to Anika (Grace Gealey). While »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Empire Recap: Grand-Ma Seizures Plus: Ep Talks Lucious' 'Love' for Cookie, the Tricks Up Anika's Sleeve

4 May 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Not since the days of Marie Antoinette has a cake-bearing woman been asking for such a complete and total takedown as Lucious Lyon’s mother on this week’s Empire.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2016: Deaths, Breakups, Weddings, Firings, Sex, Resurrections, Time Jumps and More!

Leah Walker might present herself as a kindly old grandmother type, but the way she waves a knife in her son’s face, then hisses, “Sorry I was too weak to kill you when I had the chance,” gives me a case of the mean chillakers (a new term I coined just now to describe the »

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Empire Recap: Mother Loaded! Plus: Grace Gealey Talks 'Bizarrely Layered' Anika/Lucious Showdown!

20 April 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Boo Boo Kitty, beware!

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You’ve already crossed Lucious Lyon with some vicious corporate espionage (whatever happened to Judd Nelson’s Billy Beretti, anyhow?), slept with his youngest son (not just once, I might add!) and even screwed Mimi Whiteman in an attempt to screw the Empire Entertainment founder out of his CEO chair.

Now you’re threatening to drop several dimes on the monstrous music mogul? As Q-Tip once asked on Janet Jackson’s “Got ‘Til It’s Gone”: “Now why »

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‘Empire’ Season 2 Episode 13 Recap: Hakeem Proposes After Cookie’s Birthday Disaster

14 April 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Camilla Marks-Whiteman (Naomi Campbell) is really dead. Rhonda Lyon (Kaitlin Doubleday) takes over the creative director position for the Empire fashion while the company “mourns.” ‘Empire’ Season 2 Episode 13 Recap Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) tells her family the government is calling it a murder suicide and that’s what they are going to leave it […]

The post ‘Empire’ Season 2 Episode 13 Recap: Hakeem Proposes After Cookie’s Birthday Disaster appeared first on uInterview. »

- Caitlyn McAloon

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‘Empire’ Pops the Question With Surprise Engagement (Spoilers)

13 April 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the latest “Empire” episode, titled “The Tameness of a Wolf,” which aired on Wednesday, April 13.

Following last week’s shocking episode in which Camilla (Naomi Campbell) and Mimi (Marisa Tomei) were killed off, “Empire” this week kicked off with the Lyon family at Camilla’s funeral — and with Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) taking over her role as the boss of Empire fashion.

So much can change in one week. Last episode, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) was filming a secret sex tape with Camilla. Tonight, he proposed to Laura (Jamila Velazquez).

The surprise proposal — and engagement — came after Laura’s debut on tour with Hakeem’s ex Tiana (Serayah) who was none too happy to share the stage with her ex’s new girlfriend. The pop star’s jealousy was evident and a girl fight broke out, even causing news to leak »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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5th Panama International Film Festival Builds in Industry Events, Regional Lineup

7 April 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Panama City — Paddy Breathnach’s Cuban-set “Viva,” set in Havana’s drag nightclubs and selected as Ireland’s entry in this year’s foreign language film Oscar race, will open the fifth Panama International Film Festival (Iff Panama), which bows this Thursday, April 7.

Director Pituka Ortega Heilbron and artistic director Diana Sanchez consider this year’s edition the strongest to date, given the breadth of films slated, the range of guests, the record number of industry events and – key — the unprecedented number of films screening from Central America and the Caribbean.

“There are incredible films now coming out of this region,” says Heilbron. “We’re fortunate to have the perfect prerequisites for a coordinated and well-functioning festival, given the location of Panama City, its connectivity, infrastructure, hotels, access and support from the government, private sector and the local business sector.”

In a mere four years, Iff Panama has carved out »

- Martin Dale

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‘Empire’ Season 2 Episode 12 Recap: No More Camilla And Mimi?

7 April 2016 11:32 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Y. Gray) starts his reign as CEO. ‘Empire’ Season 2 Episode 12 Recap He addresses the press to confirm that the company was started by his parents and he plans on keeping it in the family bloodline. Andre Lyon (Trai Byers) gets a sign from God that Rhonda’s (Kaitlin Doubleday) fall was […]

The post ‘Empire’ Season 2 Episode 12 Recap: No More Camilla And Mimi? appeared first on uInterview. »

- Caitlyn McAloon

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Walking Dead, Castle, Htgawm, Originals, Outlander, Devious Maids, Empire and More

5 April 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Can we expect the LokSat storyline to be wrapped up by the end of Castle‘s Season 8 finale? —Andrea

Ausiello: Considering that Kristofer Polaha will resurface as LokSat stooge Caleb Brown in the May 16 closer, I’d say that is a safe-ish bet. Speaking of which, with a renewal decision expected to come down to the wire, I hear producers are shooting multiple endings — one that works as a season finale and another that serves as a series finale. »

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TV Review: Empire: Season 2, Episode 11: Death Will Have His Day [Fox]

31 March 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Fox‘s Empire Death Will Have His Day TV Show Review. Empire: Season 2, Episode 11: Death Will Have His Day brought Empire back to prime time with a bang last night, serving up ample portions of drama for every member of the Lyon family and all those involved. The episode begins with Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday), who has just been attacked by […] »

- Leah Singerman

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‘Empire’ Returns With A New CEO — Plus, Did Rhonda’s Baby Survive? (Spoilers)

30 March 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read on if you have not watched the midseason premiere of “Empire,” Season 2, Episode 11, titled “Death Will Have His Day.” 

Following a three-month hiatus, the midseason premiere of “Empire” answered many key cliffhangers from December’s finale, while introducing a new set of problems in the Lyons’ den.

After being violently pushed down the stairs in the midseason ender, Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) made it out alive. Unfortunately, her baby did not. Worse still, no clues were offered as to who may have knocked her down the stairs, and fresh-out-of-the-hospital Rhonda doesn’t even remember being pushed — she thinks she simply slipped.

Over at Empire Entertainment, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) got himself upped to CEO of the company, further shaming his father and taking Camilla’s (Naomi Campbell) side, but he did let Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) back into the fold. Throughout the episode, Cookie cozied up to »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'Empire' Boss on Lyon Family's "Huge Loss," Cookie's Confession and Lucious' Test for Hakeem

30 March 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the midseason premiere of Empire, "Death Will Have His Day."] The Grim Reaper is no stranger to Empire, but the loss at the center of Wednesday's midseason premiere was unlike any of the other sudden, shocking, over-the-top deaths that came before it. After getting pushed down the stairs at the end of the winter finale, Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) lost her unborn baby with Andre (Trai Byers). "It hardens her," Doubleday tells The Hollywood Reporter. "At first, [Andre] thinks somebody pushes her and she doesn’t believe it, and then she thinks

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- Kate Stanhope

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