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Chuck Hodes/FOXEmpire might be over, but Cookie Lyon is here to stay.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox is in the early stages of developing a spinoff of the Lee Daniels series, starring Taraji. P. Henson, who played Cookie for all of the show’s six seasons.  The spinoff’s official plot remains under wraps, but sources say the as-yet untitled show will “follow Cookie as […]

Taraji P. Henson on ABC’s “The View”; ABC/Lou RoccoAlthough she’s known for her role as Cookie Lyon on the television series Empire, Taraji P. Henson has taken on a new role as a founder of virtual therapy. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Henson launched free online therapy services targeted to African-Americans. In an interview with ABC News, Henson said her inspiration […]

Michael Lavine/FOXFollowing Tyler Perry’s efforts to support black communities, actress Taraji P. Henson is offering mental health services to “under-served communities experiencing life-changing events related to, or triggered by, the COVID-19 pandemic.”  Through her “virtual therapy,” Henson plans to offer affordable services to those battling with their mental health due to the global pandemic that has millions stuck at […]

Justina MintzTaraji P. Henson has teamed up with funnyman Ed Helms for Netflix’s new action-comedy Coffee & Kareem. In the feature, Henson plays the mother of Kareem, a mischievous twelve-year-old who hires a criminal to scare his mom’s new boyfriend, Officer James Coffee, played by Helms. Henson tells ABC Audio that the film is really […]

ABC/ Heidi GutmanKerry Washington set off the actress edition of Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” challenge creating her own video compilation to the song.  “I don’t have TikTok but I want to play!!!” she captioned a video collage of funny TV appearances and past films, starting with her Scandal strut and including a few clips from Netflix’s American Son and Django. Gabrielle Union applauded her video on Twitter. […]

ABC/Lou RoccoTaraji P. Henson and Ed Helms are bringing some much needed levity to Netflix next month with their new action-comedy Coffee & Kareem. In the first trailer for the film, Helms, who plays officer James Coffee, is seen trying to connect with Henson’s twelve-year-old son Kareem. However, things go awry when Kareem decides to hire a criminal to scare his mom’s […]

FOXTonight, Taraji P. Henson returns as Cookie Lyon for the second half of the final season of Empire. Henson, who’s played the illustrious character for six seasons, tells ABC Audio that saying goodbye to her “iconic” role wasn’t easy. “It’s, like, bittersweet,” Henson says. “What else can I do with Cookie? She’s iconic. It’s one of those characters […]

Katherine Johnson at NASA in 1966; NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty ImagesNASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, died Monday morning at the age of 101, according to NASA. The 2016 film Hidden Figures documents the life of Johnson and two other groundbreaking women at NASA, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughn. Johnson was played by Tarai P. Henson, who […]

Troy Jensen The final season of Empire is underway. The March 17 episode will be Taraji P. Henson‘s directorial debut with special guests En Vogue. In the episode titled “Come Undone,” Cookie, played by Henson, books the musical group-Cindy Herron-Braggs, Terry Ellis, and Rhona Bennett– for her “Tea Talk” talk show. Ellis tells Variety she’s excited to be part of a show she’s always […]