Following the first part of “Empire’s” Season 3 finale last week, which killed off Tariq (Morocco Omari) at the hands of Lucious’ mother (Leslie Uggams), the grand finale nearly saw the death of another main character — none other than Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard).
Through the entire season, Andre (Trai Byers) has been plotting to kill his father. Well, Wednesday’s season finale saw that plan come to fruition, but Andre had a last-minute change of heart and ended up saving Lucious’ life within a second. That being said, Lucious knocked on death’s door.
Andre and Shyne’s (Xzibit) plan was to blow up the car that Lucious would be getting into, and though Andre urged him to stop the explosion, Shyne wanted to go through with the plan. Just as Lucious and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) were
“Empire” is no stranger to saying goodbye to major characters, and the Fox show did it again, killing off the main antagonist of Season 3: Tariq (Morocco Omari), who was stabbed in the neck by none other than Lucious’ mother, Leah Walker (Leslie Uggams.)
Earlier in the episode, Lucious (Terrence Howard) and his half-brother Tariq had finally made up, after a long history of hating each other. Lucious enlisted Tariq’s help to find his granddaughter, Hakeem’s (Bryshere Gray) baby girl, Bella, and Tariq was successful in finding her — with the Dubois family, a.k.a. Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) former flame, Angelo (Taye Diggs), and his nutso mother, Diana (Phylicia Rashad).
Moments before Wednesday’s episode ended, Tariq sat down with Lucious to tell him that he found Bella, who
Omari’s publicist dismissed the allegation as “blatantly false” and said he was “extremely confident” that the actor “will be completely vindicated in this matter.”
Chicago police say they responded to a call about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, where Omari’s 24-year-old girlfriend told officers he had allegedly pushed her down to the ground multiple times during a verbal argument.
The girlfriend said she suffered scratches to her chest and neck,
In a news release, police say 46-year-old Morocco Omari was arrested Wednesday afternoon. They say officers were called to the Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago's South Side by a 24-year-old woman who identified herself as Omari's girlfriend. She told officers Omari pushed her to the ground several times during an argument, causing scratches on her neck and chest.
According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Omari was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
A representative for Omari did not immediately return a...
“Empire” has been renewed for Season 4, it was announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour by Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman. Alongside Newman, Fox exec David Madden said Season 4 will consist of 18 episodes.
The fourth season will return in the 2017-2018 television season. Currently on hiatus, “Empire” returns with the back-half of its third season this spring on Mar. 22.
The renewal is hardly a surprise, as “Empire” is one of the biggest hits to come to network television in the past decade. In its third season, the primetime family soap ranks as the top broadcast drama among adults 18-49 — a title it has held through its entire run. Though its ratings dipped this year, “Empire” still finished out the first half of its third season with nearly 8 million overnight viewers for the midseason finale. For
“Empire” wrapped up the first half of Season 3 on Wednesday night, and no surprise here — viewers were left with a ton of cliffhangers, including the safety of many Lyon family members.
Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) found out that her boo Angelo (Taye Diggs) not only got a DUI back in the day, but a girl that was in the car with him was left to die. Jamal (Jussie Smollett) was ordered to go to rehab by his family, after hitting rock bottom. And Andre (Trai Byers) has vowed to kill his father, Lucious (Terrence Howard).
Here, “Empire” executive producer Sanaa Hamri, who directed the midseason finale, breaks down the episode. Plus, what’s up next when Season 3 returns in March?
At the end of the episode, we
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“Empire” welcomed its biggest name yet on this week’s episode with Mariah Carey playing — what else? — a superstar songstress.
The hit show, which has gained a reputation for flaunting a who’s-who of guest stars, has considerably toned down the guests this season, instead focusing on the central Lyon family, but when Carey became available, the “Empire” team jumped at the chance.
In fact, Carey’s relationship with co-creator Lee Daniels and executive producer/director Sanaa Hamri goes way back. In the ’90s, Hamri was hired to cut a music video for the singer, and later was chosen to direct her first-ever music video with Carey’s “Thank God I Found You” remix. The collaboration marked Hamri’s foray into directing and was the start of a long professional partnership between the two.
After a summer of waiting, “Empire” viewers finally know who fell to their death on last season’s finale…Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) is dunzo.
Last season’s final episode saw Rhonda fighting with Anika (Grace Gealey) on top of a roof when Andre (Trai Byers) walked out onto the scene to see someone fall off the balcony — but he didn’t see who.
Moments after Season 3 kicked off Wednesday night, Rhonda fell from the sky, her bloody and lifeless body landing on a car, and there’s no doubt about it: she’s dead.
However, Rhonda came back in the episode by way of Andre’s hallucinations, setting up a storyline for the eldest Lyon brother — who’s dealt with mental illness over the past two seasons — to deal with new demons in the upcoming
Those in attendance included cast members and guest stars Taraji P. Henson, Trai Byers, Bryshere Gray, Ta’Ronda Jones, Xzibit, Vivica A. Fox, Morocco Omari, Bre-z, Sierra MccLain and Taye Diggs, as well as executive producers Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken, Francie Calfo, Sanaa Hamri and Danny Strong.
Upcoming guest star Phylicia Rashad was also at the bash, despite having to be on set early Wednesday morning. She revealed that in the Fox soap’s
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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
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