Taraji P Henson and Jussie Smollett arrive back at their hotel in New York City

Empire stars Taraji P. Henson, 44, and openly gay actor Jussie Smollet, 31, were seen arriving at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation at Wollman Rink, Central Park in New York on Monday, May 11.
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Tubby with Empire cast

Friend of the blog, Columbia Records' exec. Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, (Sr. VP of Urban A&R) 2nd from right, was kind enough to send us his photo with the Empire cast at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation in New York. As you know, Tubby is in charge of selecting the tracks for Beyonce's albums. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean we get to hear Bey's music before the rest of the world.
Photo: Tubby Holiday

Keke Palmer arrive at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation in New York

Singer/actress Keke Palmer, left, was amongst the celebrities seen arriving at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation at Wollman Rink, Central Park in New York on Monday, May 11.
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Christina Milian arrive at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation in New York

Christina Milian's feet hurt, so she hitched a ride on a golf cart at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation in New York City on Monday.
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Ta'Rhonda Jones arrive at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation in New York

The unfortunately named Ta'Rhonda Jones, who plays Porsha on Empire, arrived dressed in all white for the FOX Upfronts on Monday.
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Nikke Beharie arrive at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation in New York

Gorgeous Nicole "Nikke" Beharie, 30, attended the FOX Upfronts presentation in NYC on Monday. Nikke always carries herself like a lady. Notice how every part of her is covered? This is how you snag a good man, as opposed to just any man.
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Bryshere Gray arrive at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation in New York

Gay rapper Bryshere Y. Gray arrived with bodyguards who jogged alongside his golf cart. I guess he thinks he's Chris Brown or something?
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  • Just Looking

    That Royal Blue on Miss Henson is giving me Life :yes: :nun:

    Everyone looks great :happy:

  • Yawncé

    KeKe looks about 35 :think:

  • Just Looking

    @Yawnce - Get out my head. Thought it was Angela Bassett :kona:

  • OpinionHated

    I am in shock Christian phucking for tracks Millian actually looks like a lady.....

    Cookie wearin that blue jump suit.... very nice..

    Keke looks like she's 45 wha de raz... she looks good but why she looks so dang old....

    I see Baby Wipes and his little d*ck made an appearance...

    Although they look nice in them I am not into the colored man suit - these various shades of blue are somehow working but I'm not sure the "average" Joe could pull off suits this fitted and that color without looking like da gheys....

  • TruGemini

    Hope 'Empire's' second season is just as good (better) than the first. You know how people get when I hope none of them got the big head from the first season and start making unreasonable demands which affect the quality of work... :coffee:

  • Just Looking

    Gorgeous Nicole “Nikke” Beharie, 30. Notice how every part of her is covered? This is how you snag a good man, as opposed to just any man.
    ===============
    She must gonna attend bible study as the head of the usher board. That dress is too old for her.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I'm really excited about B-Rocka joining the cast sand Ne-Yo joining the music team. I even like the idea of a longer season split in half by a hiatus. Can't wait for season 2. Why was Christiana Milian there? Did she finally get a steady job?

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    So happy that Timbo is working with Neyo this season and they will get 18 episodes :yahoo:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    thanks for letting me know there was 2 new posts :rolleyes:
    on topic.. Keke looks old old....
    @OTB come get your girl and talk to her about dressing for her shape :no: she around here. we got a clean up on aisle stomach :no: she look like a ghetto caped crusader

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    So Kenya’ Moore’s dude married a white lady and she found out cause he was on Fb in a picture with the lady with everybody writing congrats under it and MTO posted it? :rofl: GIRL gone with these lies :hahaha: Nobody knew he had a FACEBOOK???? Just slap yourself. She must have needed a new story line for the season and he needs money. So now she can act like she had a man but he betrayed her. AGAIN. Why folks forgetting she went on MILLIONAIR MATCH MAKER? She didn’t meet him at the grocery store or church and found out he cheated. He was on TEE BEE. A SHOW TO TRY TO GET A RICH MAN. You know mad THOTS goggled him. Did he have a fake name?

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    My Jussie pants too tight. He stangling our babies. Come let mama pull out that camel toe suga.

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    Gay rapper Bryshere Y. Gray arrived with bodyguards who jogged alongside his golf cart
    _____________
    :dead:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Aint nothing wrong with that lady name :mad:

    Always startin stuff :lol:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    everybody and these crop tops.. or faux ones :no: it's not for everyone. Let me hush before I get one one I get back fine. Everybody be like :huh: No she didn't :rules:

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I just realized there haven't been any pics of the cast of Uncle Buck. I hope it will be on time for fall. I'm really looking forward to that even though it sounds a lot like black-ish.

  • Just Looking

    Whale that makes botched Pattie Stanking a LIAR too.

    This dude was suspect, anyhoo. This is all I can say at this time.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    Aint nothing wrong with that lady name :mad:
    Always startin stuff :lol:
    _________
    WHALE her and @WHITTY might be some kin cause :gossip: they both hate creative names..
    10 minutes until I can leave and take a lunch over an hour and it not look obvious :rofl: I be sitting out side like :yawn: What time I leave like 12:05... It's 1:15... Let me go back :rolleyes: This lame-o cross from me I am sure be watching for me cause she eat at her desk. One time she was like we can go walk together and come back if you are just grabbing something. I was like :stop: I got errands to run. Waited for her to leave and snuck out the back door :lol: I don't play bout my lunch or lunch company.

  • Just Looking

    Pours me cup from water cooler :koolaid:

    Thanks User, I'm thirsty. :yes:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Gorgeous Nicole “Nikke” Beharie, 30. Notice how every part of her is covered? This is how you snag a good man, as opposed to just any man.
    ===============

    lawd knows wearing a turtleneck in 90 degree weather is how Tiny got Tip. :tip:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    Whale that makes botched Pattie Stanking a LIAR too.
    This dude was suspect, anyhoo. This is all I can say at this time.
    ____________
    they did a piss poor job of researching him. They did not do the education on him. Of course they can say he got married AFTER filming. One week :lol: but hey folks can lie and technically they are out the clear

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    :yes: :lol:

  • Shellz

    but why is Christina Milan there?... :pacifier:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    *looks in my purse praying i packed that Panera gift card I got the other day cause a smamich outside with some green tea would be HEAVEN right now*

    Also praying that I do not mess around and buy one of them chocolate cookies. I let it sit in the sun while I eat my food. it be nice and soft and warm by the time I eat it :kona:

  • @NikkeMinxx

    Bird, Did I hear you say you wanna hold the video for Dustin and Jussie?

    ....Did Brysheyere take off running before they could snap a pic of his girlfriend getting out behind him?

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Why was Christiana Milian there? Did she finally get a steady job?
    -------
    To show off her new tat of lil waynes name (or whatever it says)

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    @NikkeMinxx says:

    Bird, Did I hear you say you wanna hold the video for Dustin and Jussie?
    ***********************

    My Jussie is not with that thirst bucket. Fury can have him. Anyway Jussie faithful to me. He ain't messin wit mens right now.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    I can’t find the gift card :wails: And now I want it so I can’t get the taste out my mouth. Take the (Panera) taste out my mouf LAWD why ??!! :cry: I know you want something better for me. God don’t like for His children to be in pain or hurting like this. I DESERVE. That’s ok I am going to walk deez mannie mannie blocks and use my own money. I know I BET NOT OF LOST IT :huh:

  • Just Looking

    Yesterday, I ate a salad, then I proceeded to continue pretending I was eating, after it was gone. Portion control.... SIGGH

    Tommorrow there is a going away lunch at PF Changs, I'm going to get the hot fish, or maybe the salty prawns, or maybe the scallops. Pulls soup out...and looks for delinquent staff coming back from lunch. WRANGS HANDS TOGETHER.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @BIRD oh do you good as long as he don't cheat on you with another woman. But he can bang out as mannie mens mens mens as he wants. Cool :grin:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    Tommorrow there is a going away lunch at PF Changs, I’m going to get the hot fish, or maybe the salty prawns, or maybe the scallops. Pulls soup out…and looks for delinquent staff coming back from lunch. WRANGS HANDS TOGETHER.
    ______________
    Awe buddy :hugs: :lol:
    Ok let me slip out. The best 4 times I tried to go to lunch I ran into co-workers and they walked with me. Either delayed or joined my lunch. I cannot today :no: Going out the side door and using the freight elevator :kona:

  • WhoDat

    The unfortunately named Ta’Rhonda Jones
    ^^^^^^^^^
    She got a nigga name Sandra?

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    *sneaks back in* :kona:
    Oh yea ha ha ha I am using the freight elevator :ha: I set myself up. It’s cause I’m fat :hahaha: :rolleyes:

  • @NikkeMinxx

    Bird! :dead:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Oh so i shouldnt go next door to the cupcake shop as a show of support?

    ....but....*looks at calendar* I neeeeed it :(

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Shellz says:

    but why is Christina Milan there?…
    ******************

    I was hoping someone would answer. I've actually been following the Upfronts and getting familiar with the new shows and what's been cancelled and what not (RIP Ressurection) and I ain't heard Christina's name not nary one time. Let me go see if this hoe done finally got a job outta all the mileage she done put on her kitty cat.

  • WhoDat

    Tina Turnip got it right for her hair and makeup. Them shoes with that dress is giving me a seizure tho.

  • WhoDat

    No pics of Precious? She was there too I think I saw on another site.

    *SIGH*

    :kona:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    Christina still repling her TURNT UP reality show :no:

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Aww shucky ducky now! Christina on John Stamos' new show Grandfathered. Her part ain't big enough for her to have been mentioned outside of IMdB, but shat issa job. Good for her.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    My phone is at 42%. I need for it to not die cause my doorter is supposed to text me if she has to stay after school. I got a work charger and a car charger. This kids done ripped them and the wires ain't working today :facepalm: I am about to phone post on this lunch and then leave it alone :kona: Let me write down her phone number in case my phone die cause I don't know it. I can call her before I leave #priorites

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    WhoDat says:

    No pics of Precious? She was there too I think I saw on another site.
    ********************

    That's the prettiest I've ever seen Gabby look. Hair and dress were just perfection. Whoever is styling her is a GAWD.

  • SOTHERNGRL

    :huh: Chick in the white outfit is bipolar. Long sleeves with a mock turtle neck but you got your belly out. Is this the new style :shrug:

  • Just Looking

    Really Likes Miss Jones Hair.

    Yeap, take that down a notch...Not so big and do a loose not in the back, or braided loose french braid into a knot.

    :love:

    Leave me alone, I the carrier all two hairstyles. Business in the front, Party in the back.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Boid I told u she was there to show her new Wayne tat. Prolly held her arm like that all day. Steady waving :hi: :wave:

  • Shellz

    Bird.. ! wowwwww thank you for that, I was wondering. She cant act lol. But a check is a check.. lol

    User friendly Bird has answered. New john Stamos show.

  • Shellz

    user friendly :LOL: I am soooo annoyed with their relationship.. I don't even know why

  • WhoDat

    What Tina Turnip need a job fah? She get her cs from Teddy Ruxpin. She got her lil e-cigs. I KNOW she get mad residuals from Love Dont Cost A Thing and that God awful Bring It On Part 33. It be on every weekend. At least one of em. I know the Bring It On movie went straight to Roku. But it still be on TV. Baggage Claim be on ALL THE TIME. It was on last month on Showtime. That damn show on E! coming back. She getting her lil paper.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    once hbo gets a hold of something they play it on all 75 of their channels back to dam back! Been running Big mamas house into the ground

    Going to get me some reese cups with the butterfingas inside :pizza:

    ...on account of needing magnesium during this trying time :P

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    *burp* I just had thee best Gyro. *locks fingers*

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @Dub but according to her show she supports her whole FOMILY she says she been putting them on and up. You know like Gabriel Union did her folks when she quietly let that slip :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    I'm digging Jussie's teal suit! Taraji's blue too :yes:

    Tina Turn Up looks pretty.

    :thinking: Im even digging TaRhonDas white :yes:

    The name TaRhonda makes me think of Rhonda from The Chappelle show.
    "That's impossible, RHOOOONDA. How can you sleep when you're high on crack? Chinese riddle for you." :rofl:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

    everybody looks nice... but some of these fashions are très FUPA-unfriendly :sad: is this where we're headed? :bite:
    *starts 1 set of 2 crunches* :bow: :rolleyes:

  • GottaBigOne

    CHILE!
    THE SHADE THAT HAS BEEN THROWN AROUND ALL UP IN HERE TODAY - - FROM SOMEONE'S ALLEGED SEXUALITY TO HOW SOMEONE'S DEMUR WAY OF DRESSING (EVEN CAUGHT SOME FLACK) . . . CAN'T WIN UP IN HERE - - PHEW!!!

    GBO

  • Str8tUpMenace

    :blink: KeKe lookin like she AARP ready

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

    User! that gravi! :rofl:

  • GottaBigOne

    Correction: "Demure" . . .

  • Sucker Free Esq.

    @ User Friendly where can i get one of those coolers, but with Patron?

    I'm digging Jussie with the hair and beard...work it boo!

    @ OTB you live in FL don't you? i'm thinking of relocating to Orlando

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

    Take! girl :facepalm: how bout I woke up and that PTO show was on my tv? :wtf: I mean... words fail... :no:
    I mean, between the "president" trippin and sending folks video questionnaires :blink: ...the crazy yt chick :loose cannon: ...the chick who had been desperate to join for bout 3/4 yrs cause whenever she saw them they all 'had their hair did and was lookin good' but now she all 'dis tew murch work' :blink: :no:
    I know something's wrong if I'm agreeing w/the crazy yt chick :nono: she said ol girl power trippin but it aint even REAL POWER :fistbump: I CAN NOT! :ghost:

  • Phrozen1der

    Dope suit and color Jussie :thumbsup:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    :yawn: That soup and sammich was SEW goodT. I didn't get a cookie. They do not sell the kind k like anymore :shock: They had an alternate but I felt like that was God saying :stop:
    Good thing cause I am stuffed.
    OAN: Vivica Fox shading Kenya saying she lying and bye trick. Viv :no: ain't you POSED to be in the new Independence Day 2? Be grateful. Let that child destroy herself. You about o miss your blessing

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @IS the chick that was impressed by them getting their hair done and had waited 4 years.. That's Tip baby mama :no: I couldn't even finish my DVR of it. I straight turned it off. It was beneath me :rofl:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Sucka free u gotta mk it with a empty jug then print out a label, I guess. Party gone end in violence tho :ak47:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

    That’s Tip baby mama
    __________________

    :shocked:
    lemme go see if I can get my foot out my mouf... :kona: :ghost:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

    :crying1: she seem like a good mom though :) :kona:

  • sassyshe

    @Iam what ype of phone you got

  • sassyshe

    I was so happy Sleepy Hollow coming back, :sad: Following got cancelled

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @IS Naw naw naw DEM HIS BMs. :rofl: no shame
    Let me get this refill on this green tea and start walking back. I think I am going to visit Tiff at Walgreens and get some allergy meds doc said I need. Folks recommend Zyrtec. I ain't doing Claritin. It didn't work for me before and I was feeling high :lol:

    Oh yea found this on Diddles: While promoting his new fragrance, 3AM, on “Watch What Happens Live,” the mogul explained that he isn’t opposed to marriage, he just isn’t ready.
    “It’s the whole thing of … I think you have to be ready for it,” explained the 46-year-old. “There’s somebody else’s heart involved and that’s a lot of responsibility. And I don’t want to be going to courts and having somebody be like interfere in my relationships so I rather just do the Goldie Hawn.”
    Hawn and Kurt Russell have famously avoided marriage after 32 years of dating.
    Although a trip down the aisle for Diddy is less likely to happen, he’s willing to enter an agreement that yields financial benefit should things go wrong.
    “I will give a contract,” Diddy added. “I will commit to a contract — a love contract.”
    It’s unclear if Diddy has a “love contract” in place with his longtime girlfriend, Cassie, who also stars in his 3AM ad.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    So he won't get married cause he doesn't want the courts involved but he would do a "love" contract... Cause I guess this contract must not be legal. Oh ok. :yes:

  • Anna

    35

    Bird says:

    Shellz says:

    but why is Christina Milan there?…
    ******************

    I was hoping someone would answer. I’ve actually been following the Upfronts and getting familiar with the new shows and what’s been cancelled and what not (RIP Ressurection)
    ~~~~
    Mad about Ressurection, and Cristela

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Anna says:

    Mad about Ressurection
    ***************

    Me too. :cry:

  • iWasteTime

    Tink-Million :love:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

    WhoDat says:

    The unfortunately named Ta’Rhonda Jones
    ^^^^^^^^^
    She got a nigga name Sandra?
    ---------------
    :ghost:

  • Just Looking

    Although a trip down the aisle for Diddy is less likely to happen, he’s willing to enter an agreement that yields financial benefit should things go wrong.
    “I will give a contract,” Diddy added. “I will commit to a contract — a love contract.”
    ==============
    Broke ninjas i.e gonna be talking about, take the pearl ring and this contract. By Kneegrow.

    :offtopic: Again... What is the up date on the principal, all the black people leaving?

    During the graduation ceremony for TNT Academy IN STONE MOUNTAIN GEORGIA Friday night, Nancy Gordeuk, the founder and director of the school, said, "Look who's leaving, all the black people!" :facepalm:

    Yeah, lets go to Stone Mountain and Hike :tea:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

    Take iont know his FOB status :bite: I mean him being all fruitful and what not... cayse he doin GOD's will.... practically ...all by hisself too... he good steward... like Johnny Appleseed :ghost:

    lemme go get this man from the dentist... Ill see if my login still work after I get him settled... whatever happens, ive enjoyed yall :hi: :kona:

  • iWasteTime

    The unfortunately named Ta’Rhonda Jones
    ^^^^^^^^^
    She got a nigga name Sandra?
    -----------

    :rofl:

    Nefi Ya Girl made the garden :danban: Niggah she made it :danban1:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiALdvRJZyo Milanisti

    :newpost: pics :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

    @JL-

    They screwed up the program apparently and released the class before they let the valedictorian speak. She was pissy and started talking about everybody. Called some yt boy a goober and his baby a thing...they left...tried to order the ushers to close the doors and said "you all will sit and listen to this speech...y'all are the rudest bunch of people I've ever seen, then said what you mentioned bout the black people..that's when folks left... she then blamed it on the devil like a coward. :facepalm: