Season 2 of Fox TV's hit soap opera musical Empire took a big hit on Wednesday. Ratings tumbled from episode 1's 16 million viewers to just over 13 million viewers in the second week. That's the lowest viewing audience since episode 2 of season 1.

Twitter users mocked Empire for jacking scenes from HBO's The Wire and indie film Hustle & Flow, starring Terrence Howard, who plays Lucius Lyon on Empire.

Insiders say FOX executives are busy fielding calls from nervous advertisers who paid upwards of $650,000 for a 30-second commercial spot in upcoming episodes.

Execs are scrambling to fix Empire's anemnic script and viewer complaints of too many pointless cameos by bandwagon jumping celebrities and wannabes like CNN anchor Don Lemon.

One insider told Sandrarose.com exclusively that FOX execs blame Empire creator Lee Daniels (center) for underestimating his viewing audience.

The insider whispered that Daniels, who is openly gay, dumbed down the role of actor Bryshere Gray (who plays Hakeem) because he took offense to the rapper telling a blogger he wasn't gay.

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    • Enoughsaid2020

      Sometimes too much of a good thing, is not good enough. They need to just focus more on Cookie, Lucious, and their adult children's relationship, and the record company.

    • EMILY POST

      The writing for the premier of empire was sooooooo bad. Reminds me of what Allen ball did with true blood just ruined characters for no reason. Lol he didn't even develop the characters ... Manipulative white chick and bi polar brother turn into loving couple?? Cookie just ghetto with no fabulous. The guys all seem gay. Lol the women are all bisexual cookie was a madam having Anika sleep with a woman for what? Lol the writing was awful the first episode. I was done when cookie had a guerilla costume on in a cage.??

    • MissyJ

      You seem to have Jesus on the mainline for all these "insiders" blowing up ya email box....

    • Jusstlookn2

      DUHHHHHH, the script and Unbelievable and his "viewers" interest, taste and the ability to view quality television are much more sophisticated that the writers.

    • Willetta

      Her Majesty better quit playin'!! She is getting beside herself now.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Why is that breaking news..... anyways for those that watch Narcos .... that other Pablo Escobar (Lord of evil) is better chile ... I'm on episode 62 chile .... lawd it's in spanish but well worth the watch

    • iWasteTime

      Wait so the same thing happened season one episode 2.
      They'll be fine . ..
      Hakeem was dumb all last season ...lolol

    • GubmentCheeze

      Last night's episode almost put me to sleep. The plot lines were everywhere and it seems like they try to cram as many characters into a scene as they possibly can. Hakim looks a lil tired too he may need some cucumbers for his eyes and some monistat on his lips to make them pink again.

    • Love Kdub

      From downstairs when ChitsNGiggles come up here...

      How many folks can have a true genuine relationship with the muthaFUGGING President of the US. How many?
      ^^^^^^
      All of old Hollywood was friends of President Reagan and wives one and two. They were actors.

    • iWasteTime

      Anyone watching the Muppets?
      this show is hysterical!

    • MissHarlem

      This show as well as this post is overrated. He has toooooo many people. Who's next flip Wilson ???

    • Love Kdub

      Flip deadt.?

    • Keesh5000

      I watched Empire like twice last season and never watched again...but a lot of people really like this show

    • Love Kdub

      Harlem I hate you

    • MissHarlem

      I know ??? I died at myself when I typed that

    • Love Kdub

      If Sammy Davis Jr's ghost appear on Empire Imma be mad at you

    • MissyJ

      I didn't like the muppets except for Muppet Babies cartoon when I was a kid... haven't even tried to watch now

    • Love Kdub

      I'm still laughing. Hard?

    • Jusstlookn2

      FLIP WILSON.....I hollered

      I loved me some Geraldine

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Exactly .... saw one episode and instantly saw this as a trend show ... acting was mediocre ... no substance .... but folks like what they like .... I need substance and this ain't it for me ... signed movie buff

    • MissHarlem

      That's the finale ?? sha boing boing

    • Milani

      Hakim looks a lil tired too he may need some cucumbers for his eyes and some monistat on his lips to make them pink again.
      =====================================

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      SANDRA....STAHPPPPP

      You are torturing us....We don't care...I rather talk about your love of Obama.

    • Love Kdub

      You know I'm here for da frog?

      Told yall he identifies as black

    • Monday

      Wasn't interested last season.... still not interested now.... seeing the posters in the NY subways makes me think of Beyonce and Jay Z "Upgrade You", and Kelly Rowland is on the show?? How "groundbreaking"

      If they really put Tyrese this season , it will turn into another Baby Boy...

      where are the ORIGINALS writters??

    • chachadigi

      But was that the trend? Did the ratings do the same thing last year? I need the data do I can do my own analysis.

    • Keesh5000

      What was KELLY doing last night??? Why was she on Empire...acting or something

    • MissHarlem

      I don't like trends. I will only tolerate it in food ....maybe

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      God that needs to be on a blu ray collection ... they want release it though smh

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Cosign <3

    • iWasteTime

      " That’s the lowest viewing audience since episode 2 of season 1."
      Seems to be a trend ...

    • Monday

      Maybe I'm the only one but I always preferred The Fraggles more than The Muppets

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Told yall in the other post Lee gonna be the first to bring a damn hologram to the show. My money on Tupac. Or Selena, for the new gap tooth chick

    • MissHarlem

      Honey ?

    • MissHarlem

      Nah it's flip and Sammy

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Ahhhh Geraldine ????

    • surprise2012

      I'm not homophobic by any means but I believe what is killing the EMPIRE audience from watching is the gay scenes. From other sites I've been on most people talked about how they we're not going to watch anymore after seeing Jussie kiss his boyfriend. I've said the same thing it's just all over the place now. Last week Cookie was nice to boo boo kitty and this week she's back to hating her. CONFUSED for real, now I love me some Luda but what was the purpose of having him play a Correction Officer? Any other actor (unknown) could've done and said the exact same lines.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      :casket:

    • Milani

      Last season on episode 2, the ratings took a hit...
      This season, the ratings again, took a hit on episode 2...
      so that's the trend.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      I didn't. I want too!
      That and mommy Dearest bean bean my faves :D

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      They way they creating shyt on this show, it might be James Brown. Cookie told yall last season he was her uncle.

    • I’m good

      Yep, I think folks are finally onto the c0oning and the gay agenda being pushed. Where's the positivity in this show?

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Is that ah Question ma'am????
      ???

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Damn it's that many gay scenes on there??? Wow

    • chachadigi

      Sooo...what are we really talking about here? Seems like it's following the same pattern as LY.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      My sister loves it ....

    • eBay

      that durn costume killed it for me too!!!!!

    • Samia Williams

      Please, no more celebrity cameos. Focus on the main characters like in the last season. That is what made it great. Last season they only had Mary J Blige and that was enough.

    • Torae

      I don't see what's so good about this show? The whole cast besides Taraji and Terrence are horrible actors...they over act like Telemundo soap actors and their storyline is not believable...plus I don't like when negroes bust out in song and dance for no reason....

    • greedmonster1

      Empire clearly changed writers for Season 2 because it's all just too much now. The first season left me wanting more. This 2nd season isn't a great transition from the 1st season.

    • Milani

      Don't forget when Jennifer Hudson had her little cameo and helped Andre when he had his breakdown.

    • eBay

      does monistat really make your lips pink again? asking for a friend.....who's a smoker. lol

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      :dead:

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      positivity I don't expect from Hollywood ... but I do enjoy good writing and great acting .... this show just don't have that for me .... saw that in the first episode .... it was basic asf!!

    • ???

      Lee Daniels and his emo bullchit gonna be the death of this show. That was a mistake to switch up Jamal and Hakeem ' personalities ..I hate Jamal now ugh!

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Thanks for reading, hun.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      ?That's not all it does...
      Valued Roses, help her or him out ??

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      This show is like so many others. Some hate it and some love it. But with social media, it's more, shall I say, fun to hate it. There would be nowhere near as many memes and shyt if EVERYBODY loved it.
      Hell I like it, and I can't wait til about 9:15pm on Wednesday when the memes, gifs, and social commentary get in full swing about the pure fukkery that Lee and his crew just unleashed.

    • Buttercup

      And Courtney Love...

    • Samia Williams

      Oh. yes that's right and also Rayven Simone.

    • BKLYNS MAMA

      I knew when all these people wanted to be "special Guess" on Empire...it was going to be waaay too much and all over the place. Im not liking season 2....I hope POWER season 3 is not like this. even though I think they gon make Tasha a lawyer or something crazy. Bish a hoodrat that love doing hoodrat ish! Dont change that bish

    • surprise2012

      There was two but they only showed one and mentioned the other, and by the way Jussie kissed his boyfriend I'm almost positive there will be more scenes like that.

    • greedmonster1

      I was so bored that I'm feeling like the Drake song..."I don't want it back to back. When I look back I might be mad that I gave this attention."

    • elliegrll

      You pretty much made up everything except for the big ratings drop. That rating will still make Empire the highest rated scripted show for the week. Advertisers are happy, because they know that this is the only show on the air where they can reach this many viewers in the key demo. The rating drop is significant, but the show will make up a lot of that figure over the next three days. Advertisers and the network are not worried.

    • Buttercup

      Monistat will also help edges grow back #Helpful

    • surprise2012

      They had Jennifer Hudson, Courtney Kobain ( Curt Kobains wife) Juicy J. Estelle and a few other's.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Ugh 13 million still a lot of viewers though

    • iWasteTime

      he sure does.!!

    • DivineMsM

      Hi WHit! LOL . . . You say, we need to get on to more important things?

      Afternoon, folks!

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Yeah for this week

    • iWasteTime

      I'm so mad I missed the Thugger post!

    • 88

      The show is suffering from lack of masculinity it's too feminine for me.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Check back in 2 weeks when the ratings slide even further. This isn't MTO. I don't have to make up shat when insiders are so willing to share information.

    • Noirluv45

      There are so many things wrong with this show. The formula they used last season has been mixed up and diluted. There are too many events, but no substance. There are way too many "guest stars." It's without purpose now. Also, the show cannot function without Lucious Lyon at the helm. What happened to Empire is what brought The Game to its knees.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      " Cookie just ghetto with no fabulous."
      ^^^^^
      Taraji is playing herself from what I hear. That's why she can't keep a man.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      BUT DIDJEW SEE WATT I SAID AFTER YEW ACCUSSSSSED ME OF NOT LURVING YEW???? ????

    • 88

      Jennifer Hudson was annoying.

    • elliegrll

      I agree that there has been a problem with the first two episodes, but every thing in this article aside from the actual ratings is garbage. Nothing on Fox aside from sports, is getting a rating above a 2.0. Empire has more than a 2 point advantage on the next highest rated scripted show. Fox and the producers aren't going from rejoicing over last week's show, which drew more than 20 million viewers over the course of 3 days to ringing the alarm about the show being dead based on the numbers from one episode.

      That's not how this works.

    • iWasteTime

      I did not
      :shame:
      let me check!
      I gave a compliment too though :D

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Instead of hating on me, y'all should be glad you have at least one blogger who isn't kissing ass for blog revenue. Ask Necole Bitchie how that worked out for her.

    • Rachel

      Why watch it, when you can read about on FB & Twitter? Folks don't even wait for the commercials they updating social media and watching at the same time. Plus you got people begging Lee Daniels for a cameo. It looks like love and hip with real actors and mainstream celebrities.

    • Hugga Bunch

      Less is more, especially since they already have an audience. Things could end very badly for the show if they don't go back to the basics. Cookie isn't consistent, I know it's just episode 2 of the season, so we'll see but something is indeed off...

      Anika needs a storyline, I keep saying this bc she's being wasted as of now. So is Portia. Plus, remove Anika from Hakeem, put him w/the Spanish girl or Tiana again...would be nice to see Anika back w/Lucious...

      Jamal...ugh. Make him nice again. Daddy's lap dog isn't a good look, hell even Dre did that better. And speaking of baby Denzel...

      Andre should venture off and do something else, away from everyone in the family. How is he the one struggling the most to find his place when he's responsible for everyone else's? Show business w/out business is nothing but a show...
      Can't stand how Lucious treats him, but I'm loving Terrence in the role lol

      Hopefully things pick up episode 3!

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Sandra I miss the old website.

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      They done got you started!!!! ???

      Love it!

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Oh you mean on FOX ...I get what your saying

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      "Plus you got people begging Lee Daniels for a cameo. It looks like love and hip with real actors and mainstream celebrities."
      ^^^^^
      And that narcissist is loving the attention.

    • elliegrll

      Did the insiders tell you that Lee Daniels is not the show runner at Empire?

      I'm sure that the ratings will slide, but it will still have higher ratings than any show on the air.

    • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

      Your "insiders" are fools. 13 million in comparison to what? ITSELF. No one is scrambling and no advertising is worried. People like this type of ish. Side Note. Ludacris really URKED me....I use to think he was a decent actor however last night really showed just how much he isn't. He was so UNBELIEVABLE trying to play a hard prison guard OR maybe its the casting. They are trying to cram too many guest celebrity spots on the show and are casting them in the wrong roles. Personally, I'm just waiting for POWER to come back on.

    • MookieFly

      I did not enjoy when Jamal gave his boyfriend a reach around in the kitchen. I did not like when Boo Boo Kitty was scissoring like it was arts and crafts time. I did not enjoy when Lucious got eiffel towered in that prison shower scene. I just did not

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Hey Sug...and YES.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Damn Sandra. You hit 'em with the.....

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Pat has probably already contacted him to put up Whitney and probably mad she forgot to scan Bobbi...RIP

    • ???

      Dre is fine frfr but that chicken scratch beard thing gots to go...GO!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Luscious got what?

    • eBay

      I'm so glad I found this blog!!! :-)
      Thanks for helping a sister out!!!!!!!!

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Well I was thinking Whitney, but you know Tyler Perry ain't gonna let anything Whitney or Bobbi Kris get anywhere near Empire.
      Speaking of Tyler, I wonder what he thinks of Lee.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      You mean when she looked like she was wanted to suck the sickness out of him?

    • MookieFly

      Lee Daniel is just one of the dramatic gays. Remember his spat with Monique? He does bring the drama every week so I will stay tune for now

    • Miany

      dont let these folk have you putting chemicals on yo body.... brush yo doggone lips and keep em moisturized, if they are still dark either quit :blunt: or jusss deal with the brown lips.

    • Hugga Bunch

      Oh no! Lol, I think it enhances his sexy! Beards are becoming "that thing" on a lot of men these days. Jamal is an a** right now, but his is nice too. His smile is everything and he knows it! ?

    • ???

      Yea that was weird and totally uncomfortable to watch .

    • eBay

      I will just keep the lip gloss poppin' then, lol ;-)

    • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

      BTW, was that dream scene with Kelly Rowland suppose to be Dre's real mother and not cookie? See! it made no sense. Again, I'm just passing time until POWER returns.

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      I asked downthread, but I wonder what Tyler Perry thinks of the whole Empire thing? Does he have him a nice glass of wine and tee hee, cross legged, at all the fukkery on Wednesday?

    • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

      Is that why her site looks completely different? I haven't been on there in forever her robot followers kiss behind too

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      ............ Now that shyt ret there da truth ....not gone front ... but damn .... name dropping whew

    • Sayitlikeumeanit

      Well I watched the premier last week and got completely turned off..my tv will stay on modern family and blackish...also just in case my 8 yrs old walks in the room I don't have to jump over head to switch the channel so she won't see 2 men going at each other

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      I think she doesn't blog anymore lol

    • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

      Like her loud azz voice

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Until Lee starts makeing Vadea"s Wamily Cockmas Movie's and getting on his territory.... Not damn thning.

    • MissHarlem

      Yes he does

    • Hugga Bunch

      I bet Tyler loved dude on that big damn grand piano lol

      Ms. Lawrence said, "Watch me WERQ this cameo!" He did that!?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      She sold it.

    • SpillyNillie

      Who has she dated?

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      As fukk!

    • MissHarlem

      Hee. Sorry Missy came to mind

    • MookieFly

      This

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Right there in the Lord's house, no less.

    • Jessica

      If what I read and hear about Lee Daniels is true, he is one insecure gay man. He seems to get off on punishing people who isn't feeling all of the gay stuff. Well, Lee, your viewership dipped because not everybody is into all that gay stuff. Season 2, Episode 1, was sooooo gay that it made me (and others I talked to) uncomfortable. We know that "Jamal" is gay and that's really okay but did we have to have so much homosexuality thrown in our face. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE. Black people love your show but some still are not comfortable with so much homosexuality. Tone it down, write a good script (this season is weak) and stop bullying people and maybe, just maybe, Empire will make it long enough to go into syndication. Right now, you have a long way to go and we (your audience) will turn on you in a n New York second. Remember, you're up against "Black-ish" which is a very good show.

    • MS PEACHES

      How many Empire post did we have today????

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Chile... Sandra said see pic below ... take that shyt outside

    • iWasteTime

      “There is no boy at this age that is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education. "

      --- FLOTUS!

    • iWasteTime

      enough to get them back up to 16 million

    • MS PEACHES

      She said that ish!!!!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Ho! I know what it is!! HAHAHA...what he the bridge or a bookend and did this really happen?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      STOP HATING. lol

    • iWasteTime

      That was lil Lucius and his momma
      Shows us where he came from and how mental illness can be inherited

    • Sexy CJ

      I see you Ms. Lawrence......."Lips Popping"......."do it".........

    • Hugga Bunch

      Didn't she date Lamar Odom? Waaaaaaay before the Kardashians.

    • Jessica

      Yep, cause Chris Rock is nobody's thug. If they are going to cast the celebrities, please put them in believable roles. Or better yet, don't cast them at all. The show can hold its own if the writing is good.

    • MsSincerity

      I don't watch Empire.....and It would be nice if the fall in ratings was due to black people not appreciating that they gave Don Lemon Juice a cameo, but I know that's not the case (eye roll). #blackballallcoons

    • SpillyNillie

      What?!?!?! Really?

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Yeah I was really into Empire during Season 1 but now its just bland as hell. I went to sleep on it last night. If it's not broke, don't fix it! Where are the old writers? Why do I have to wait til June for Power? *cries*

    • MookieFly

      Naw I'm just playing but I'm sure thats one of the deleted scenes

    • L.T.L. Since 2007

      Don't get me started on that fukktard Don.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Nasty Nas...Became the first rapper to receive the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, Harvard's highest honor in the field of AA Studies..He joins the ranks of Oprah, Shonda Rhimes and Maya Angelou.

      ----

      GO HEAD SEXY!!!!

    • Jessica

      Snoop Dogg

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I HATE CHEW

    • Miany

      lol...yup, tis all you need...I keep the lipgloss on deck and I brush my lips (personally I use a lil peroxide)

    • Jessica

      Yep, an uncomfortable amount.

    • Hugga Bunch

      Don't forget Malik Yoba's lips. Looking like they just left the set of New York Undercover.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      I don't know but he showed out on that Have and Have Nots finale

    • iWasteTime

      You saw the pics?
      He so damn smart and fine!

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Jesus another shooting ... 10 so far reportedly dead .... Jesus

    • SpillyNillie

      Hey Whit! I'm bored...

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Shooting on Oregon CC campus...10 dead..shooter in custody.

    • Hugga Bunch

      The way she tried to pray with Dre?! Lmao

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Read my mind

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Fawk this bullshyt up top ... the whole world is going fugging mad ... damn

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      He is always fine...til DEAF

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      and his mom supposedly had a mental disorder like Andre

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I'm trolling CNN.com so you KNOW its real.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      chile smh ..... ugh

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      World been mad babes...we just got the internet now.

    • SpillyNillie

      ...to hell in a hand basket

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      me too chile....

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Oh my!
      Lord have mercy!!!!! :pray:

    • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

      Hey Hun ?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Nah man .... this shyt is on a whole new level .... believe that ... internet my azz .... something ain't right out here yo ....

    • Jusstlookn2

      :_:

    • SpillyNillie

      I hate to be this way, but lets see if they drag whoever did this through the mud like they did Martin, Brown, etc...

    • DivineMsM

      Hey, Jen! #cosign on that.

    • Jusstlookn2

      CANT NOT STAND YOU.

      Teehhe and wine

      GHOST

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      damn ..... I mean damn ...... too many deflectors out here on the issues here ..... but yet we worried bout artist .... fuggery etc ..... shid ... suntin ain't right yo

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Sad part this isn't the worst..history shows there HAS been worse.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Hey bew <3 .... stay woke hun .... and it will only get worse smh

    • Sexy CJ

      "Stringer Bell".........Come Thru........

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Why would they...mentally ill...

    • Hugga Bunch

      There are pics of them online somewhere, and supposedly he proposed to her not long before he met Khloe.

    • SpillyNillie

      Tuh...

    • Carrington

      THANK YOU! I've BEEN saying this $hit! People act like a woman killing her baby, or a dude molesting his niece is indicative of the world ending.. The only difference is now if a teen stabs his mammy in Iowa, we know about it 3 minutes after it happens.

    • MS PEACHES

      Nope, because until they (police) start shooting them up like they do black men, it will continue.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      damn he fine <3

    • SpillyNillie

      They're mentally ill and we're barbaric and violent

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      Just waiting on an open post...?

    • Jusstlookn2

      "Instead of hating on me"

      DEAD

    • Tammie Reed

      I saw that coming! I was not impressed with this weeks episode, oh well! I do love Power though! Great storyline!

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      History always repeats itself when it's washed away (forgotten) this shyt should not be happening in 20 damn 15 nah ... suntin ain't right ..... this is different .....

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      Hey :) :dance:

    • I love to gossip

      To much faggot stuff going on. Dont nobody want to keep seeing that every episode...Im ready for POWER....

    • MissyJ

      But you sold your blog to DaQuan and them sad ghost writers we are supposed to believe is you... everybody should put down their stones

    • nucynu25

      Here we go again.

    • MissyJ

      I am a loyal reader....

    • SpillyNillie

      Did anyone play the clip above? We gagging alright...chile

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      the things I will do to this man!!!! Lawd........

    • MissyJ

      The world is overall less violent but more depraved, if that makes sense... and yes the innanet gives us every little foul smelling fish right to your phone

    • DivineMsM

      Hmmm, licks lips. . . oooooffff. Let me get myself together.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I get what you saying...but people have been committing mass murder since man KNEW what murder was...its overloaded bc we know everything know...nothing knew...if you knew what went on in other countries it would surprise you.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      indeed!!!!

    • Jusstlookn2

      James Brown her Uncle....Woooo can't breathe

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      OH NO not DA Quan....not Da Quan

    • Jusstlookn2

      GIF OF THE DAY

    • Love Kdub

      I am sitting here watching this fugg azz episode now.

      This the funniest chit EVER.

      Empire is a comedy.

      The end.

    • MS PEACHES

      Back then. Now he looks like his character Luther to me.

    • T3

      I was TIRED and crashed before it came on. Looks like I didn't miss anything. The premiere was doing too much last week.

    • DivineMsM

      Lord help us all.

    • Milani

      they're bullied as kids, depressed as teens, had personal problems etc...we're gangbangers, thugs, alladat.

    • SpillyNillie

      Move back! He's mine!!

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      not even more depraved more accessibility...I would have minored in history if I didn't want to leave earlier..The stories I have read...This is actually less tamed but people arent getting away with it so easily.

    • Sexy CJ

      As wine............

    • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

      Think about all the shyt they say went down during the Roman Empire. Ancient Greeks practiced perderasty. Egyptian pharoahs were all about incest to keep bloodlines pure. Aztecs mass murdered people as a part of worshiping their gods on the regular. Craziness has been happening for CENTURIES...EONS.

    • SpillyNillie

      Wow, I had no clue!

    • Sexy CJ

      ....................

    • Love Kdub

      I PROMISE I wanted to cry when it went off for the season. *DEEP SIGH*

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Yup. Cain and Abel...

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      IM BOREDT

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      :chase: lol

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I've yet to watch episode 1 or 2 from this season. It hasn't been in my spirit. I have to be in the mood to watch certain shows at specific times. Plus my attention span is short and I'm impatient. Waiting a week to find out what happens is so not my thing.

    • Jusstlookn2

      Me too, I'm ready to go home and have me a Colt 45

      I KID

    • Love Kdub

      I CAINT BREEVE

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Bingo

    • SpillyNillie

      Times change, but people don't...mankind will destroy earth...

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I'm cold.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      chle whew

    • Love Kdub

      YOU AND @JL and these damn GIFS. I AM SCREAMING

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Hey Sug..Add that too...weather is the pits

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      I got me a can of wine...lol

    • SpillyNillie

      I lovvvveeee me a chocolate man! Mmmm

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I just watched the entire season a week ago. Did the same thing with season 1. I need to do better *kicks garbage*

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      and they all damn fried ...... chile

    • SpillyNillie

      I told you.

      Did you know Cookie use to date Lamar?

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      ^^^^^ this

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      He got us ... <3

    • Winner

      Gag huh...dude is a predator imo

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Lamar aka Crackdashian? What are you talking about?

    • Love Kdub

      WHY is faggot son trying to be his deddy fren? THAT NIGGA PUTCHU IN DA TRASH SIR.

    • SpillyNillie

      Yes, Crackdashian.

      Sandra said Taraji couldn't keep a man so I asked who has she dated. A commenter said she dated Lamar before he and Khloe got together...

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Hey luvd Yes. Windy as hell. Rain acting byepola. Like either rain or don't. Drip dropping for 5 minutes and then stopping for 5 hours. I need a jacket ? <--me fighting the cold.

    • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

      me too but I love Idris' walk, swag, peen print, etc

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      BRB...Da knows the TRUFF

    • PettyEyezPrime

      I choked on my juice

    • iWasteTime

      yeah I watch at work so I can talk to the Roses.
      I watch Modern family and Blackish on Wed nights ... oh and Castle re runs

    • iWasteTime

      I just died.
      is this a open post ????!?1

    • Love Kdub

      This the only blog I comment on. I aint never like Necole writing style. I love "your new" writing style tho.

      :sarcasm:
      :shade tree:

    • PettyEyezPrime

      It need to be with comments like that?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Damn...Yup...supposedly RIGHT before Inflatdashian.

    • MS PEACHES

      Because he wants the EMPIRE!!!. Well that's what he said last season.

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      it is cold..BURR #GuCCI

    • SpillyNillie

      He should have stayed with Cookie...now the Whoredashians got him strung out and looking crazy

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      petty

    • Milani

      ------

    • Chellie141508

      +1

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      All I could think of was..." WHOSE BAD!"

    • Chellie141508

      Come through @elliegrll

    • SpillyNillie

      Was I the only one chanting "whoop dat trick" last night when Lucious was talking to Luda?

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Sis don't do this...Don't keep this post alive.

    • Tammie Reed

      Welp!!! LOL!!!

    • SpillyNillie

      It's already dead Whit...

    • ValJ1975

      There're allowed one. This doesn't mean sudden and imminent death. The ending was everything! ??

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      just don't bring it back...I feel....I feel trapped...I still have a 30 mins

    • SpillyNillie

      Whur u finna go? Home?

    • DivineMsM

      On my knees right now, trying to get rid of impure thoughts. But the position aint helping me much. Maybe I should of just bowed my head, lol.

    • MissHarlem

      New post

    • Hugga Bunch

      I would say he made the wrong choice, but who knows. I honestly liked Khloe for him...

    • Jen_n_juice

      New post. ... more gay folks having issues

    • scentsychick30

      I liked the episode,will still be watching,I love seeing black actors on tv. Sorry not sorry ??

    • SpillyNillie

      Zackly....

    • MS PEACHES

      Mixed with Drip Drop, yeah I caught it.

    • Jusstlookn2

      Okay, I will use that one.

    • MS PEACHES

      Screaming laughter!!! LOL

    • WHITTYwithWORDS

      Yup home

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

      Yes. It's crystal clear that I love the show and even I thought they went over board last week. This week was more normal though.

    • ~~eb

      Yes, I had to rewatch the scene to get it. Lucious' issue with Andre is because his mother was bipolar and he passed the genes to his oldest son.

      While the writing sucked, the look on TH face as he looked at Andre, with the flashback it all made sense to me now. That's why he didn't want him labeled in season one. He grew up with it and now his son has it.

    • LordeAmbler

      I agree. Gay doesn't need to be the focus. Who gives a sht about gay. It's a hip hop hustle and grind story. Leave it at that. Jussie Smollet character is getting to much visibility and I don't like him leading. I want luscious out of jail cookie slapping him, the oldest son crazy out burst and bryshere love story to go next. Now that's your next script.

    • LordeAmbler

      Lol

    • Smartypants

      Blame Jussies struggle singing....

    • Phillybruh

      I think gay is the only the focus of some viewers. Gay just happens to be part of the story. It seems to be the only thing some can focus on.

    • chappedlippz

      Showtunes in every scene....I'm done.

    • Li

      There's a reason Lee Daniels has never received an Oscar nom for directing, although one movie, Precioius, got several noms. I think Lee thinks he's a Spielberg or Cronenberg type director. He's not that great and now that he's on TV, he competes with so many shows....it's like he's on training wheels.

    • Li

      What happened to the IPO storyline?

    • Fabiola

      Too much gay shit. I get soo turned off from watching it. UGHH

    • slim3542

      OR ceasing the use of hair relaxers!

    • Fabiola

      All the glory is going to the gay son, of course because it's Daniels writing. Show us more of Hakeem and where is his ex girlfriend that looks like Rihanna :)

    • Gone n Tell It!!!!

      Say it Loud!!!

    • Rodmilla De Ghent

      sensless cameos, its like a celebfest. people want good stories

    • AJ

      I tuned out after the first episode as well. Reasons:
      1. Taraji in a guerilla costume in a cage acting a fool
      2. Anika sleeping with Marissa Tomei, for what?
      3. Taraji's line: "You can't even dike right"
      4. Taraji's assistant's line: "I can't talk to you right now...I have to boo-boo" (I don't know any adult women who talk like that)
      5. Jussie Smolett all of a sudden hates Taraji and turns evil?

      There is so much more, but this is my top 5. I will be giving Black-ish my viewership from now on.

    • EMILY POST

      Lol it was a mess... Did they just forget about Malik Yoba character being murdered.. Nobody didn't miss him nothing... Brought to us from the makers of precious...

    • AJ

      I know right!

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      I don't watch this show , but it sounds like this mess is going to cost him. He needs to pay attention to what happened with Desperate Housewives. That soap could still be on today.... bad writing, and too many character kill off's killed that show.

    • Maricela

      It sucked. All those cameos. Why? Oh and Lucious has all that juice in prison? Give me a break. It was campy and damn near tired. It reminded me of a spoof on a soap opera. Why is Anika the resident ho? Jamal the resident asshole? Hakeem has no role. And yes Cookie is "ghetto with no fabulous". Too much was made of it and now Daniels doesnt know how to do season 2. I will wait for Power to come back on and skip this.

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      They are trying to do too much and it's taking away from it. I'm excited about HTGAWM tonight though.

    • Ms.Capricorn101

      Thats why i go to work, then back in the house. As long as i got food, cable & ac i can sit in the house all day.

    • EMILY POST

      Some dudes need a urban chick... Isn't Lamar a drug head? What amazes me is he got too brand new with Khloe... Only to end up a drug addict... Wow idk about those kardashians and the weak men they destroy. The only man who didnt seem weak was Scott...the men they ruin lol whole other convo.

    • jussaying

      I think she dated the PR dude for a quick second from CSI: Miami. Adam Rodriguez.

    • jussaying

      !! man true blood got so god awful. I hated Sookie. I think I watched until Season 3 then quit.

    • barbeez

      The storyline is all over the place. The music is bad. Too many unrealistic scenes. And if I see another damn cameo. Can't concentrate on the plot because too many stars are popping up knocking us out of the story. Bad bad bad decisions.

    • EMILY POST

      I always liked your blog... Glad it's inclusive with the comments.. I used to read the old site and thought y'all Was like a sorority or something. Lol ?? people only hate because they couldn't post and you had some good items up.

    • Sonya A. Willis

      I knew that Daniels would screw this show up based on the S1 finale and comments he made over the Summer. Now, do Dana and Gary have the guts to reign him in before he totally destroys it?

    • Rodmilla De Ghent

      who are they? full names please

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      I heard about that. These stars using the show to prop themselves up. It's lame... it's supposed to be about the smart viewers.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      What "new" writing style? I haven't changed my writing style at all.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Whoever DaQuan is, he lied to you. I didn't sell anything.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Her left hand.

    • Sonya A. Willis

      Fox Television Group Chairman-CEOs Dana Walden & Gary Newman.

    • Rob

      The pointless cameos are killing me for realz. Chris Rock's character was interesting, I thought his was a mid-season story arc at least. Nah, another pointless cameo just like Luda last night.

      And they still haven't shown a scene to explain when the gay dude got so crunk...WTF...and his falsetto is starting to chafe.

      Lee's personality (the Vine above for example) is getting on my nerves anyway. Imma bail soon, Taraji can't carry the whole show.

    • Zizzle

      No surprises there. I DVR'd and have yet to watch it, but I did catch Blackish and Chicago P.D. Daniels should give some 'Power' writers an offer they can't refuse.

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      That scene with the judge pissed me off. As a writer, I know I could never present last night's script to any reputable studio and not get pages of notes.

      That scene was stupid. When Andre asked Luscious why he hates him, the scene where he thought back to being a kid was dumb. Many viewers forgot that Lucious' mother had mental issues. What was the point of his day dream in the middle of his son needing to be comforted or at least real talk from his father?? Dumb.

      There should have been a transition in Jamal's character practically hating his father end of season 1 and wanting to bring him down to all a sudden in season 2, he's his number 1 fan? Huh?

      Lastly, WTH happend to Derek Luke and all this security they needed in the last few episodes of season 1? The head of the company is in prison and the "managing son" is green, should security be in a couple scenes?

      Empire is like a penny stock gassed up by hype so it pushed up the ratings, but once you realized there was no substance behind it, it tanks. It's happening, no matter what Fox reports. They aired 35+ commercials and/or ads for other Fox shows during last night's episode.

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Thanks, hun.

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      I said once we got past the comical casting of CR, they should have made that a subplot in him putting a hit on Cookie. They got rid of him too soon. And that's the problem; they're shutting down plots at the end of each episode. That isn't going to work.

      Like that, Ludacris' character is out of there. I would have rather seen Luda or the sexy MILF attorney from Boyz in the hood (Tyra Ferrell) go down on a technicality over some silly ass photos of a judge in leather and gagged. You know damn well an attorney would never come to court with that bs.

      It would have been more plausible had that bust the milf's bubble by putting her on blast that she and Luda were workign together to keep his meds from him, harrassing him, trying to get him more time, etc. What a sad, sad, state for black writers everywhere.

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      That's another story they didn't address. Anika was out at the end of season 1. Now, she's a puppy dog taking all kind of abuse. Who brought her back to Empire when Luscious was in prison and Cookie hates her? Makes no sense.

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      My mother keeps bringing that up, like wth happened to nobody even asking about him being gone? Stupid show.

    • Zizzle

      Execs are scrambling to fix Empire‘s anemnic script and viewer complaints of too many pointless cameos by bandwagon jumping celebrities and wannabes like CNN anchor Don Lemon.

      BINGO!

      One insider told Sandrarose.com exclusively that FOX execs blame Empire creator Lee Daniels (center) for underestimating his viewing audience.

      It never hurt Tyler Perry. :shrug:

    • Hugga Bunch

      I hear you Emily, but I swear I truly believe Lamar was and still is dealing with abandonment issues. Men can be preyed on too...
      I know dude is a big guy, but his episodes (yes I've watched some guilty lol) revealed way more that meets the eye. And if he did use drugs, probably more so to fill a void.

    • Hugga Bunch

      Adam was also with Melanie Fiona.

      Allegedly lol

    • jussaying

      I know; they actually dated for a very long time.. I'm sure her latest sistah soul menz do meh wrong song was about him.

    • jussaying

      Scott was my favorite Kardashian lmfao. I love his smart ass comments.

    • Hugga Bunch

      Best songs come from breakups...hello Mary J!

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      ???

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      ???

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I almost fell out when he got the gun on Valeria? Reminded me of the chick who hid hers in the glovebox.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      lmao!!! Chile bawhahahahah

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Met its demise just like the other 492 plots in an episode.

    • Luv Pitties

      Lee is better with his mouth closed, he said he wants to make us gag which means he's going to be shoving a lot of unpleasant viewing material down our throats. *in Homer Simpson annoyed voice*

    • EatTheCakeAnnaMae

      Got the gun on Valeria?? I stopped watching because the feds were pissing me off. I'm at the part where they're looking for Pablos tunnel, and the wife says all she can see is a truck... I was honestly hoping that Pablo would kill them all...

    • Queen Negus

      Sandra you ar funny!!
      ????. Keep on keeping it Real with us. That's why I am here.. Now let's talk about having your own talk gossip show. ?

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      Yes. Let's talk. How much are you paying?

    • Zizzle

      And Sam Smith. Lol

    • MissyJ

      Clever...................................

    • MissyJ

      ?? you see a comment "she " made a little while ago.... Sandra has had numerous offers to be in the spotlight and declined... But now she talking bout let's talk about a talk show??? These new blog runners should just admit we under new management and keep it moving.... They forget the OGs had to have jobs to post. We smaht!!

    • Queen Negus

      ????

    • Queen Negus

      ??????

    • Love Kdub

      I saw it. I was all like :twisted mouth emoti: like...OK. ???

    • Love Kdub

      Ok.

    • BLOODBLOOD

      This season just isn't the same ready for power to come back on

    • Tea???

      Too many guest stars on one episode, nothing Lee is doing is original & the way people are suing him for stealing their work it might be true that he's borrowing from shows like power, the wire, and even glee with the music scenes ?? the show is ok but I'm good on all the guy on guy action all the time & multiple storylines that drag on but go nowhere.

    • DopeRhymesYo

      That gay ish is killing me.... sick of fägs

    • Jessy

      And Common...

    • maleorderside

      true, but compared to scream queens...this is a masterpiece. that show is just....bad.

    • maleorderside

      bingo. social media nerds HATE this show...even the gays, yet they know everything about it from start to finish. Let it be, let it be.

    • maleorderside

      yeah, people say this show is "slow" "boring" but the pacing is fine. The Affair on Showtime is very slllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooow yet it got an emmy for best drama.

    • Jusstlookn2

      Thanks for the clarification, that had me thinking I am delusional. Why we gotta be filled in by random scrip writers of others show. I appeal to write Mr. Lee Daniels and become lead writer and clean the show up. Gonna now, start the campaign now.

    • Jusstlookn2

      Talk about her her boobs, busting out. I guess that was the point. It seemed so comical.

    • Jusstlookn2

      If Dana and Gary are white and love money. There is no stooping. Don't you know the majorityboffins whites think all black people sell or sold drugs and lived in the hood. Really disgusted by show.

    • Jusstlookn2

      That's the problem the think the view has no clue.

    • Jusstlookn2

      Right his father put him in the trashcan. That kind of hate does not go away with a hit song. Only in Lee Daniels dream. Matter of fact. He should write all the past two episodes as a nightmare of luscious.

    • Jusstlookn2

      Hated that too

    • Shaylove1975

      This season they are trying to do way too much. All the celebrities they have on there and also the amateurs also. Lee Daniels is doing too much.

    • Cricket404

      Also jacked Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConnehey

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      It's when he hooks up with Valeria in bed somewhere. She lipped off again. He checks her and she plays it off by enjoying the gun. I think Season 2, E 1 or 2.

    • sunni_daze

      That was dead when Lucius got locked up.

    • Renee26

      Scott was ruined too...he's an alcoholic who was only given sex when it was time to consume a baby. Courtney treated him like crap on the show

    • Your Mama

      agreed!

    • PRiNCESSgIgI

      It was really boring they fukkkin up trynna make cookie look weak & luscious loook strong BYE

    • Terry bell

      These fags are doing way too much!...SMH ???????????

    • Lolalao

      I like Scream Queens..lol

    • Wakando Shamar Taylor

      13 million viewes was still way more than any YT show that was on that night i doubt advertisers are nervous i do agree they need to establish some kind of plotlines the show is all over the place rt now maybe we will get some kind of decent plots since luscious is out now

    • rodt

      i cant fucks with show

    • Tiffany Miller

      off the table once Lucious gets locked up

    • http://www.pureromance.com LA

      Too early for me to judge.. I'll give it some more time..

    • http://www.pureromance.com LA

      I am howling!!!!! Where do you come up with this stuff?!?!? Lmbo!!

    • bubbles060

      i,m waiting for POWER new season,it won,t disappoint

    • Enoughsaid2020

      That's a good question?

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      Go for it, no bs. Also, look into writing fellowships too. All you need is the opportunity to showcase your skill.

    • Jusstlookn2

      No not me. You. Lmbo

    • Ebony McKinney

      Sandra you don't have to blast another blogger to state your claim....you know we enjoy you....that why we're on your site....don't get angry or lose your positive spirit

    • Ebony McKinney

      I agree with you totally

    • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

      How am I blasting her? Is she still a blogger?

    • Lorenzo Chaps

      Oh definitely. My consistency improves so I write a lot more than I did say years ago. I wrote every day when I was younger and had a Hollywood agent call me about one of my scripts n everything. So I know it's possible. I follow the major contests and fellowships. I gotta save my bedroom miles for after I get in the door, not before. So til then, fellowships and contests or my short projects will have to carry me thru to the next opportunity. I will keep you posted.

    • Valerie Fearfullyandwonderfull

      Here's the thing for me....it's hard to watch when it's full of sex!!! The music is sex the dancing is sex the dudes are sex the girls are sex the executives are sex EVERYTHING IS SEX......if that's all the show is about I don't need that! Sorry but the show lost a viewer here

    • JennyJazzhands

      What happened to the dude that Andre and his wife killed. He was like 2nd in command and three episodes in, nobody has even asked where he at?

    • truth

      Why such a Bitch Sandra? black people always complain about people success.

    • truth

      Why such a Bitch Sandra? black people always complain about people success

    • Traci404

      Didnt they complete it. They were just signing papers, when the security guard shot the man holding everyone hostage.
      That was the day we found out lucious fathered Jamals daughter.

    • Traci404

      Two things.
      Blackish comes on , people would rather watch one or the other online.

      Next, Whose idea was it to have all the NON SINGERS doing cameos?
      It's ridiculous and distracting.
      Takes away from the shows chemistry - very obvious they are off their game this season.
      Something is off.

      Enough with all the guests. Tighten up the story,
      We dont like the new evil Jamal either.

      And why is their a love scene every show? Gay or straight, Ridiculous!

    • Traci404

      Concur on the Guerrilla costume...for what....

      well truth be told the Finale was a hot mess too!