Taraji P Henson

It's Tuesday, so that must mean Taraji P. Henson is doing the most to get her name in the news.

Last week it was reported that Taraji was "hospitalized" with the celebrity ailment "dehydration". She even posted an Instagram photo of an IV needle stuck in her arm.

Taraji P Henson

Now she's channeling R&B/Soul Icon Diana Ross on the cover of fashion bible 'W' magazine.

I have no idea why Taraji -- who is too old to be modeling -- is even on the cover of 'W' magazine.

The 44-year-old actress is best known for her role as the feisty and excessively obnoxious "Cookie" in Fox TV's 'Empire' soap opera slash musical.

No, Taraji, you will never be on Miss Ross's level. Your face shows the tell-tale signs of too much plastic surgery. Desperation is never a good look at any age. Please go sit down somewhere until 'Empire' returns to TV.

Taraji P Henson

From Fusion.net:

Channeling the Franceso Scavullo-photographed album artwork of the songstress’ acclaimed 1980 album, Diana, W’s Creative Director Edward Enninful styled Henson for this sensual array of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot photos. Henson is masterfully dodging a nip slip in one photograph while sweat beads artfully roll down her damp features in another.

While a completely different look for Henson, it’s hardly a surprise Diana Ross was a muse for the shoot: As Empire‘s costume designer Rita McGhee revealed to us here at Fusion, Miss Ross’ legendary closet is the only one Cookie would love to raid, with McGhee taking style cues from the diva often.

t’s even more interesting to consider that the Diana album, Ross’ tenth studio production, was the singer’s most successful album to date, spawning the hits “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out.” It was a musical rebirth for the R&B legend, as she reportedly wanted “a fresher, more modern sound,” and was gravitating towards disco music.

Taraji P Henson

Taraji P Henson

  • mzwhang90210

    Ohhhhh I'm LOVING these pics!!! Werk it huntay *snap..snap...snap*

  • MercifulLove

    I think she looks great !!!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Air brush the contah of that nip hun..But I dig the pics.

  • Jessikah

    She looks Amazing! These covers are getting it right! Better than any of Kerry Washington's covers

  • cam

    Beautiful

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Cookie looks good to me!

  • Chitsngiggles

    Come through Taraji. Come through hunny!

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Oooooh nip peek... ?

  • Femme404

    Hate Empire, but I love Taraji and her success. And I love the fact that she's on the cover of W magazine. Beautiful.

  • mzwhang90210

    I have no idea why Taraji — who is too old to be modeling — is even on the cover of ‘W’ magazine."

    Sandra made a funny. How cute. LOL

  • Trey

    good looking pics

  • Chitsngiggles

    Sandra have you ever thought about modeling? You arent too old. :tea:

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey Wutty Butty. *hugs* You been a good gurl? Nvr mind. LOL

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    I for one thinks she's quite stunning....

  • AnonymousRose

    nope, i just said that

  • Toni ToniToni

    She loooooks fabulous.

    I read a bunch of hate in that POST. Lawd...

    Let's lift one another up, not be negative. Sheesh

  • Di Ana

    Taraji looks great!

  • http://batman-news.com Niacast

    She looks beautiful! Glad to see us on the cover!

  • iWasteTime

    Taraji!

  • Jessica

    She looks beautiful!

  • Di Ana

    Why do people come on blogs to start fights? People are just plain pity-ful.

  • iWasteTime

    On this here blog?
    How much time you have?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Mz Whhhhaaanng...nah when is im ever goodt? HUUUG..lol you musta missed my story I left in one of the post lol ;-)

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    shaddup Coco...lemme be innocent for 2 seconds... lol at least let me lie first! lololol

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Cause they are miserable, insignificant, ugly, non having sex trolls that don't have friends in the real world.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Wheres the :handclaps: emoti when you neeed it! LOL..

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I promise my new response is "bust a nut and chill out" It's too damn hot to be mad.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Beautiful! She does have Diana's eyes!

  • Hugga Bunch

    Hello crab, the second part of your comment is barrel.

  • mzwhang90210

    There's no fighting in the Garten.

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    I don't agree with the channeling Diana...

    And why oh why do I see a pc of a nip. Da fugg ?

    I get "Janet" from her eyes in one pic.

    ??

  • Hugga Bunch

    Just the fact she's come such a long way...wow! Stunning.

  • MissHarlem

    She looks damn good!! Tempting even. Idc bout the nip slip mine always want to make an appearance. Ok enough comment for me. Have a great week people :peace:

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Who's fighting?
    Yew ASSHOLE Yew????
    That's for whomever its for LOL.

    OAN
    ????? Heyyy boo! ??

  • SummerBaby

    I'm loving these pics!

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Hi,
    I got a Question for you.... MmmmHmmm
    Did you lurk on here before?

    The reason I'm asking is because the name you selected was someone else's username.

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey luv muffin

  • mzwhang90210

    I misseded it. Which post?

  • SummerBaby

    :popcorn:

  • mzwhang90210

    Chea

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Where can this "fighting" be traced back to? Which post? I got a few minutes to spare POP?
    LOL

  • AnonymousRose

    ooh i gotta find me a gif....since i dont have emote no mo, helllooo wastetime

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    I've always thought T was cute. Yep ?

  • iWasteTime

    Now that the garden is open are we still fat, bitter, single, miserable, baby mommas, on welfare?

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    But EYE am gonna karate chop you, if you'on speak back to me in a special way! ?

  • AnonymousRose

    lol, good one

  • iWasteTime

    Hey coco
    Sandy Smiley page still up, you can right click and save em. They are gifs as well
    remember him

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey remember when I said I'd had a harrowing experience? No? Well listen up anyway. LOL.
    Last week I was exercising my maltese mix & my poodle mix doggies. Both are well under 25 lbs. Well..out of no where a HUGE pit bull comes charging out and grabs the poodle. I was screaming and yelling and NOBODY came outside. That pit locked it's jaws on my poor poodle and wouldnt let go. He then let the poodle go and grabbed the maltese. Finally some folks across the street came outside, but they just stood there. Anyways, the pitbull had grabbed my poodle again but I managed to jerk her away and run across the street.
    Long story short...the pit had escaped from a yard a few blocks away & the owners didn't know they'd left the door of the gate WIDE OPEN.
    My hubby presented the homeowner with the $800 vet bell for both doggies...I'm sure they know NOW!

  • AnonymousRose

    oohhhh , ok thanks hun

  • mzwhang90210

    *sigh* spoilt brat

  • Bootcampgirl

    Oooo snap, I thought that was her this hole time...

  • iWasteTime

    wait that ain't Luvie

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yes, she is rather stunning. She looks amazing in all of the pics!

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Never mind. I got my answer.

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    She models her EYE, can't you see that?!

  • Di Ana

    Are you one of the old Roses? What happen to that Rose named Don't Speak to Strangers? I don't see the majority of the Roses on here. I guess they ain't like the fact that we new Roses are here. So so sad.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Welp???

  • iWasteTime

    so it is mi amiga

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    *blushes*
    And now I want a choc chip muffin!
    Kona

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I think she's one of those women who gets even more beautiful as they get older, but she def don't look old.

  • AnonymousRose

    you a new rose? oh helleerrr

  • mzwhang90210

    Silly wabbit.

  • iWasteTime

    @CheddupAlreadyDamn:disqus
    Um is she or ain't she mi amiga?!?!

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Ohhhh noooo ?????

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Who wants to know Buster?
    ?(Sug Knight)

  • Jessikah

    Why am I a crab because I acknowledge the fact that Taraji's covers gets it right?! With Kerry's covers they always tend to lighten her skin or use too much airbrushing.

  • iWasteTime

    I'm from the Old SR
    she here
    New name?
    She in here right now.
    Oh they here but seen the new ones coming.
    People hold internet grudges and chit and come on here popping off over comments they read when they were outside the club. It also appears that some of the newer people appropriated some old screen names as well.

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Come estas?
    wATT
    ???

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Yeah I'm new
    Kona

  • Bootcampgirl

    @CheddupAlreadyDamn:disqus YOU DON'T SEE ME!!!!

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    No!

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    :shakebutt: ??

  • iWasteTime

    Ahhhh Chit!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks added!

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Go look a couple down. AND I spoke the other day and you left ?

  • Bootcampgirl

    :love:

  • SummerBaby

    Of course we are ??

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Its in the Love Addiction Post... LOL

  • Bootcampgirl

    :ashamed: I take it all back :hugs:

  • Sleepy One

    Why are you hating on Taraji so hard, did she reject your advances or something dang? Anyway, she's killing these photos. #prettygirlsdonthate

  • mzwhang90210

    Yup..and our toes don't match each other.

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Why yes, yes she did.
    ???

  • iWasteTime

    Me too!

  • SummerBaby

    I think we all thought that was her. I know I did.

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    Nonsense *hugs*

  • iWasteTime

    #thisbullchit

  • SummerBaby

    *New post

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I aint Mad....GO Head....

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Pics look good

  • imright

    not here.smh lol

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    lmao

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    lmao...chile

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That is scary as hell! Glad YOU didn't get bitten, too!

  • toni walker

    Taraji had a career way before Empire and even nominated for an Oscar and was not on any magazine covers . It was not until Empire got a broad audience that mainstream magazines really checked for her.

  • mzwhang90210

    Thank you...me too!! But now I'm extremely paranoid when I walk them. I keep turning around looking behind me..like Imma crack head or something. LOL.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Your entitled to an opinion on Kerry's cover but above, it's Taraji's. Nothing on T's cover even rhymes with Kerry.

  • whitty hutton

    I've always thought Taraji favors The Boss and would be excellent in any remake of Mahogany or Lady Sings the Blues

  • Charese_617

    She looks great!!!1

  • Tawauna Williamson-Madrid

    OMG, Sandra Rose! You never have anything positive to say about anyone! Why are you so BITTER!!!!!! She beautiful!

  • Individual

    Taraji is one of the most natural looking chicks in hollywood. Once again, sean rose proves he is a hating azz thot.

  • Scorpio

    Yes, Kerry always looks like she trying to look like the clear girls.

  • ???

    Well Cookie does have the eyes for it so yea...

  • Tysion

    I never realized how much Diana's (GAY) son the one married to (Ugly) Ashley Simpson looks like her.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Flawless-- get it lady

  • Jessikah

    I speaking in terms of two black actresses who are both on main stream covers and for some reason Kerry's cover always suck! I'm loving Taraji's covers

  • ???

    Omg if I had a dollar for ever time I read that on a blog where bw frequent..smmfh..it ain't just yall ..it fact I believe it's the same tired ?hating a$$ troll.

  • 88

    It would be interesting to say the least if she played Diana Ross in a biopic.

  • Ms. Moore

    Wow! She looks gorgeous in these photos.

  • AQUEEN

    I like

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    I have lurked before but I honestly didn't know that this was someones screenname....I have had this screenname since I was 14 years old....as I stated earlier...

    Since this is apparently cause for World War7895438957834 I will change it...

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    ...

  • 1/8

    Sorry, Sandra, but Ms. Thing is working it in these photos! Get 'em mommy!

  • Wolfperm

    Nice.. they did a great job on the photos and Taraji nailed each one of those looks.

  • Wolfperm

    I didn't know she had plastic surgery.. they just left those bags under her eyes ?

  • Lolalao

    I think she looks good! I don't see anything wrong with her layout.

  • denise

    She looks just like Diana....I bet she is preparing for a role

  • smartchickfl

    Beautiful spread.

  • Blue

    "Celebrity ailment" hahahaha. Tough bein famous

  • JustB

    The best I have ever seen her look!!! And they didnt even have to change her skin color or drastically photoshop...Represent Represent

  • Guess Who

    Sandra, shut your hatring arse up. You know damn well when some magazines run a feature article on someone, they also include pics of said subject. If your ugly arse was clueless on that, why the heck are you even IN this field? Girl, sit down. Seriously.

  • crownedforsuccess

    Sandra please, Taraji looks hawt!!!!!! She's working the hell out of these photos!

  • Carrington

    Jantit always reminds me of Dianta.

  • Dee

    That is a beautiful woman.

  • qtpi

    wait what?! Surgery? too old? how? where? in what world? You mad huh sandra?

  • Toni ToniToni

    Very True., I forgot where I was for a minute. Hahha! :D

  • Toni ToniToni

    Very True., I forgot where I was for a minute. Hahha! :D

  • Strappyheels

    AND it hit right on the mark~!!!!
    #MYBLACKISBEAUTIFUL

  • Ronesha Holloway

    Magnificent

  • Yea

    Smh at this post. Everybody knows whenever a show is about to come out all you see is publication of them. She's beautiful...she's better than some 20 year old women. Who do you even like?