Empire

Director and producer Lee Daniels desperately hopes actress Vivica A. Fox can save Empire‘s TV ratings. Daniels is doing everything in his power to save the once popular musical soap opera. His last ditch effort is to cast Vivica as Cookie’s sister that no one knew she had is creating a little buzz for the show.

Empire‘s TV ratings continues to decline every week. Another sign of trouble was the launch of a clothing line collaboration between Lee and New York-based haute streetwear line, Hood by Air.

According to the NY Times, Empire’s clothing line “appeared on the H.B.A. website with almost no fanfare.”

The clothing line features a “newsprint frock with Cookie Lyon (Taraji P Henson) on it; a hoodie (yes a hoodie) with Gabby Sidibe’s face on the front; and a sweatshirt bearing Naomi Campbell’s face under the word “MOTHER.”

Items in the clothing line are priced from $15 to $300.

Empire

Designer Shayne Oliver, founder of Hood by Air, probably didn’t know Campbell isn’t on the 2nd season because he doesn’t watch the show.

“I am not someone who sits down and watches shows every week,” he said.

Oliver claims the clothing line is selling despite the lack of promotion.

“Cool kids are into it, which is very strange,” he said.

Yes, very strange indeed.


  • Dee

    She looks like cookie’s mother. LOL at that Lee D pic, LOL!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That Lee Daniels pic…lawd.

  • missmiami305

    Who would buy this crap??? Not to mention I’m glad somebody fixed Vivica’s face after her botched surgeries

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That’s mean. She does not look that old.

  • Milani

    I thought that was the rapper Game, not Lee…I was gonna say when did Game join the show… :kona:

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    I don’t know about anyone else, but Lee Daniels gives me the creeps…

  • Yoni

    Whale, Juicy was rocking this one peacoat that was HAWT! But other than that……

  • Yoni

    You will NOT see me with that dress on uptop with that writing all over it. I have NEVER been a fan of “plaster” brand clothing. It cheapens the look/garment.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Big time

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Bye…

  • Buttercup

    If Lysterine is his lifeline, then he just needs to go ahead and write the obituary.

  • more

    Makeup

  • Wildcat34

    Scary isn’t it. Damn!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It may work. Once it was revealed that she eats ass, I added Empire to my dvr list?? Fat bishes and analinguist-My two favorite things?? Dîck being the third??

    Edit to add a missing adjective *Big??

  • Too Many Colors

    Listy.

    ?

    But hey. Jamie Foxx has an Academy Award now and he was in that movie too. Anything can happen. ??

  • Buttercup

    Anything can happen, but it ain’t happening with Viv on Empire.

  • AnonymousRose

    clothes, with people faces on them…. oh***shrugs***

  • Bootcampgirl

    who is Tariji P Hendon??…:kona:

  • Buttercup

    Summer of ’99, I LOVED my dress that was newspaper print. Thank goodness for growth.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Who dis woman … Sandra is this another Unclockable post …. let me read …. cause that look like a ummmm

  • Buttercup

    I’m craving a Whopper. My tummy aches just thinking about it :wail:

  • Just Keya

    Any Que Dogs in here? Happy Founders Day!

  • SpillyNillie

    Somebody PLEASE go watch TSR’s interview with Kevin Gates….Lord!

  • SummerBaby

    Is it good? ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile 300 dollars for whet ??? shid but um yeah …

  • Juslookk2StraightShoot

    don’t do it, it may ache more afterward. Get a Veggie burger.

  • SpillyNillie

    Confusing at best

  • Juslookk2StraightShoot

    Designer Shayne Oliver, founder of Hood by Air, probably didn’t know Campbell isn’t on the 2nd season because he doesn’t watch the show.

    Season isn’t over, you got a inside scoop.?

  • SummerBaby

    I’m gonna watch it as soon as I hang up from this conference call.

  • Too Many Colors

    That was sweet of you. Dis is why I luh you.

    ? for dem and you

  • SpillyNillie

    It’s 33 mins lomg…let me know what you think

  • Just Keya

    Luh you back!

  • Too Many Colors

    ?? Roodt!

  • Juslookk2StraightShoot

    Go lay down, I can’t laugh no more today.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Youve had this coming for a minute…

  • Angela

    The show is super wack now and the clothes are ugly. I have a feeling Curtis will be clowning Vivica’s pic in 5-4-3- She looks like a super tranny

  • Angela

    What is ‘TSR’?

  • SpillyNillie

    TheShadeRoom

  • Juslookk2StraightShoot

    No is new and that was hot back in 80 -82…..and sometime before then maybe.

    Kids like of now like it.

    20 and under

  • Monday

    No…. Just no

  • Angela

    Yes he does!!!! He’s creepy.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Is that the dude that was sleeping with his cousin? If so, I can’t. He bothers my spirit. Literally.

  • SpillyNillie

    Say whettttt?

  • Jessica

    I stopped watching after Season 2 Episode 3. I gave it a try, but the show seems “too desperate” now. I think Lee Daniels got a little over confident last season. Shouldn’t have clowned Donnie McClurkin!

    I love Black-ish!

  • SunnyChi

    I totally stopped watching this season. A clothing line tho. Why?! Smh

    I am also tired of hearing the empire cast on Pandora. Lol

  • IntroSpective

    Attached you will find a photo of Kevin Gates. Also, pay attention to the caption and it’s irony. YW ?

  • Wildcat34

    You are not alone…he looks very Chester the Molester!

  • sunni_daze

    The writing is all over the place as if the writers have ADHD. I think Lee needs to get in touch with some of TP’s writers to bring the drama and get the storyline back on track. Otherwise S3 will be straight trash

  • my view

    Donnie clowns himself but the show sucks

  • Meme81

    SR, what are the ratings now? I know at their highest they were 17 million a week.

  • Buttercup

    I may have to relent.

  • SummerBaby

    I’m watching right now & this dude got me hollerin! ?

  • Buttercup

    I was 12 that summer. Turned 13 that September

  • my view

    like 2.8mil

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    Look like some Rainbow, Jimmy Jazz, DTLR bullchit

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    As Long as you lick it after you hit it???

  • Sincerity7

    I bet that there’s another person hovering around Lee’s waistline that was cropped out the picture. That’s why his face looks so blissful.

  • stanhope

    Queen Daniels is looking a little less royal these days with her arrogant azz. She needs to get back the original writers and stop trying to bring star names into her dwindling court. Remember bitch, queen today vassal tomorrow. Mo’Nique got her money’s worth going to new orleans to get that spell cast on her high-ass. lol

  • CarlA

    How about this for a storyline: Cookie is on the hook for murder and at the trial a parade of witnesses testify on her behalf, including her “Daddy” Billy Dee Williams. But there’s a suprise witness for the prosecution no one knew about. The courtroom goes silent. The doors fling open and in walks her “Mother” Diana Ross to testify against her………Any thoughts??? That would get me back on the Empire train quick fast and in a hurry!! Lol

  • stanley

    It’s still the #1 Show on Wednesdays Sandra lol

  • Buttercup

    See. The Roses can write a script for Lee whilst pretending to work. Lee, call me. *holds up the finger phone*

  • SpillyNillie

    He’s comical…but very hypocritical

  • Meme81

    Oh, my. Tragic.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Ooooh? Hoepfully it wasn’t Carlos Estevez??

  • SummerBaby

    He’s crazy & intelligent You don’t know whether to be mad or laugh at his crazy azz.

  • CarlA

    Hahaha, I know right!!!! And watch this, Diana would be so mean, she would make “Joan Crawford” look like Mother Teresa…….:|) I bet you they would get BUTTS back in them seats!

  • VV

    Um this clothing line is super wack…Lee Daniels should move on to something else. This show is going down the drain quick!

  • VV

    Nah, she still botched but air brush is her savior in pictures!

  • SpillyNillie

    I really wouldn’t consider him “intelligent.” It’s very apparent that he gets many of his ideologies from older individuals like his grandfather and grandmother. Sounds like he’s regurgitating a lot of what he’s heard. It would have been interesting to know what 7 languages he speaks….

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I’d rock that dress?? If @Nancy can walk around bare chested with her bitties dangling for dear life, I should be able to walk around in a dress with my nuts doing the same??

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Is there a shirt that says “The name is Cookie. Ask about me.”?

  • SummerBaby

    I think he’s pretty smart & knowledgeable on several things. The way he comes across is WOW!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    NO.

  • SpillyNillie

    His delivery could definitely improve. He talks about his love for his wife but in the same sentence makes a very disrespectful comment about one of the young ladies genitalia…I guess I’m expecting too much

  • Dee

    Yes she does and that is AFTER all of that plastic surgery and Botox.

  • SummerBaby

    That was extremely disrespectful!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    WHY they got Naomi on that sweatshirt lookin’ like a busted @$$ BMF wife??

  • Neicey

    He was trying to get her off him for asking about that girl he kicked. Just throw her off. Like he saw she was rattled so he kept going.

  • Neicey

    He is smart and knows he’s smart. He is just a product of his environment…

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Vivica as Cookie’s sister that no one knew she had is creating a little buzz for the show.
    _____________
    I bet he is putting all his energy in that so called spin off. Either way, he dropped the ball/phucked the show up. Should’ve kept the original writers. I watch every week and don’t even remember what happened last week :( #watereddown

  • Mel

    Nothing can save that show lmao

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    nope I am back to Blackish :coffee:

  • Mel

    Chile my Wednesday nights is booked anyways blackish, svu modern Fam ,criminal minds ,AHS. DVR be working hard ain’t nobody got time for Lee n em

  • Meme81

    I never left :)

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Aight lets make bets on more or less viewership than last week ?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Why did I think that picture of Lee was a sculpture of some sort by Michaelangelo or somebody? I was thinking why the heck Sandra got that up here? Is she saying Vivica is too damn old.

  • Meme81

    U wrong for that Sheneneh pic…I remember that episode where she was on Love Jones Connection w/ Chris Rock, lmao.

  • nucynu25

    I haven’t looked at him the same since he kicked Ole girls face off. Fuk him. I can’t stand a man who puts his hand on a female.

  • Mel

    Lmaoo yes nobody couldnt tell her nothing she’s a laydayyyy

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    1 in 3 men secretly enjoy having their fartbox tongue bathed. With the addition of 50’s former anal swisher, my guess is a 30% viewership increase??I also predict the same rise in cases of pink eye??

  • AnonymousRose

    is it to early to ask you to go sit in the dam kona, STAT

  • AnonymousRose

    takes bren keyboard, will not return it til next week,

  • chachadigi

    This is probably why Vivica said what she said about 50, to drum up publicity for her Empire appearance #yawn

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Has Nan shown her face after her nipplegate mishap at work ???

  • SummerBaby

    He most def rattled her. ? I follow her on IG & she’s hilarious.

  • Neicey

    Understandable. He kicked her like a dog. He responded poorly during the interview when one of the ladies tried to touch his arm. He has problems. I haven’t looked at him the same since he admitted he was and kept screwing his cousin after he found out.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Whale considering you usually send me by like 12/1, I think I’m showing marked improvement to not get sent until 530.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    How does one get pink eye from the fartbox? Is this something that you or Dubb would know.

  • maleorderside

    It’s funny because a lot of shows would kill for empire ratings. But I guess just because they fell so far it’s a more news worthy story.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Definitely Dubb???

  • maleorderside

    Nobody reports that. It’s more trendy to hate sometime.

  • maleorderside

    He’s gonna put Mo’noque on the show. Watch.

  • SandrasNewFave

    talk about selling cds out the trunk. and unfortunately, i think you are right. #desperate

  • SandrasNewFave

    I think it’s a cropped photo of him in his dressing room. If we saw the raw (cringe) photo Jussie might resemble Yusaf. (double cringe)

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    lol

  • 1/8

    Hire better writers who can develop more sophisticated storylines. Just because most of the “music” is mediocre, doesn’t mean the plots have to be equally as vapid.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Crine

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Crine

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    But Lee would make that be the first 20 minutes of the show. He’ll still have 23 minutes left to plotlessly run through.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    But Lee would make that be the first 20 minutes of the show. He’ll still have 23 minutes left to plotlessly run through.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I don’t think she would accept.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I don’t think she would accept.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ~windmills~

    Too soon. ~Smh~ It’s just too soon.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ~windmills~

    Too soon. ~Smh~ It’s just too soon.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whaaa?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whaaa?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    S3?! That’s being optimistic.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    S3?! That’s being optimistic.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I’ve had the same comment for 50 and Plies. Mad geniuses.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I’ve had the same comment for 50 and Plies. Mad geniuses.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Eye shawy???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Eye shawy???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I had Used Jeans crop top and shorts newspaper print. Couldn’t tell me Nathan!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I had Used Jeans crop top and shorts newspaper print. Couldn’t tell me Nathan!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    WHOOT

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    WHOOT

  • Fendi

    Who is wearing that crap? I gave Empire 2 seasons. If Lee Daniels thinks Trout Mouth Not A. Fox is going to save his show, he has another thing coming.

  • Fendi

    Who is wearing that crap? I gave Empire 2 seasons. If Lee Daniels thinks Trout Mouth Not A. Fox is going to save his show, he has another thing coming.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    No you’re nawwwwwwt! ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    No you’re nawwwwwwt! ???

  • Juslookk2StraightShoot

    Yes Ma’am me too, I been carry a pocket book since I was Kindergarten. Used it as weapon too. Like Esther. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4876527de9633a536ce0cb9083e53df38dc2ee0b2b9972766440fd9a37d49293.jpg

  • Juslookk2StraightShoot

    Yes Ma’am me too, I been carry a pocket book since I was Kindergarten. Used it as weapon too. Like Esther. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4876527de9633a536ce0cb9083e53df38dc2ee0b2b9972766440fd9a37d49293.jpg

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yes…complete weirdo. Creeps me out.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yes…complete weirdo. Creeps me out.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Looks like he’s having a backwards bowel movement

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Looks like he’s having a backwards bowel movement

  • Tammy GILBERT

    right a book .meanwhile the lady that took the pics she is back on her back again bloop

  • Brazen Beauty

    I don’t know what happened, wait yes I do, too much LG tendencies for prime time TV. Also the plot has become weak, Where is Grace (Anika), whose idea was it to write the story line with Anika and Hakeem? I don’t know who is writing this crap, did the original writers quit? Lee Daniels must realize the show was great in the beginning, but we are not trying to watch HIS life story on prime time tv.

  • Brown fields

    IT’S A WRAP!!!!!

  • Stan4NoOne

    Vivica better BRING IT!

  • Yoni

    How dreadful. LOL

  • Di Ana

    Good Morning yall… so I’m guessing that entire Fiddy cent thing was a PR stunt huh? What a co-ink-see-dink that she on Empire now.

  • The Mrs.

    I thought Tasha Smith was Cookie’s sister?

  • Mrs Mary

    I still won’t be watching, not a fan of lee daniels this show or vivica old ignorant fox

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I had one too….? In a dress….,sigh!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Gd morning!!! Despite what is going on in Vivica Fox life she still is a very underrated actress. I think if she would have had the right team her career could have been more lucrative

  • stanhope

    I would much rather watch Mo’Nique than Viveca Fox. Mo’Nique can truly act and her personality lends itself to the material. For putting Viveca on they may as well put on Kenya Moore LOL

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

    Tasha is her younger sister. Viv is her older sister.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I wonder how many more of Cookie’s “sisters” Lee will cast to save the show?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Hmmmp Rumor has it that now all the fellas are opening and holding the doors for her, treating her to lunches, dropping off Snick Snacks at her desk, inviting her into the break room ‘for coffee’ etc.

    ???

  • The Mrs.

    Ooh okay! Thanks boo!

  • The Mrs.

    Ooh okay! Thanks hun!

  • JazzyPudding

    The clothing line looks like the newspaper and a pillow. No wonder he didn’t promote it. https://www.hoodbyair.com/empire

  • elliegrll

    No promotion? If that is the case how do you know about it? It must be from all of the sites that covered the line. I’m also pretty sure that the show that still has the highest ratings on broadcast television is not relying on Vivica Fox to save the show. The how has problems, but this isn’t how tv works. Please do some research. http://www.fashiontimes.com/articles/24047/20151112/empire-taps-hood-air-designer-shayne-oliver-capsule-collection.htm

    http://www.eonline.com/news/715283/hood-by-air-designed-a-collection-paying-tribute-to-empire-of-course-cookie-lyon-is-the-star

    http://www.gq.com/story/official-empire-merchandise-by-hood-by-air

    http://www.details.com/story/empire-hood-by-air-collaboration

    By the way, neither the New York times piece that you cite or the others that I listed show that the designer does not watch the show. In fact it is the opposite. He does, and is a fan of the show, which is why he used the music in one of his fashion shows.

    A little spoiler for you, well for anyone who does not follow Naomi Campbell, Naomi confirmed that she will be on the second season, and the spoilers for the tenth episode confirm this. Maybe you should do more research before posting things.

  • jackhart1

    the rating are above average .. sandra rose really hates this show or lee daniels (lol) .. it will not be cancelled no time soon because the ad rates are highest for fox in years #truth

  • JustCoastWitHa

    lol

  • Carmen

    wretched

  • DopeRhymesYo

    And if that don’t work…. she can always sell her pie ??

  • stanhope

    ROFLMAO!!!!!! Super Tranny…LOL LOL I just can’t, I just can’t LOL

  • stanhope

    Nobody would be able to understand Billy Dee’s drunk azz. Diana Ross couldn’t be so bothered…she has coins from her work and her ex husband. What they need is Diahann Carroll and Vanessa Williams as her daughter. Diahann reprising Dominique Devereaux, rival record label owner and Vanessa as her ruthless daughter. Light skinned women get ratings. LOL

  • CarlA

    Dang, I forgot about Ms. Carroll…….yes LAWD she would be a good one too!

  • Angela

    Or the one when she was arguing with Pam and Gina in the hallway and Pam broke her press on. “Bish done broke my nail”

  • stanhope

    Remember telling Alexis that her champagne was burned! Her inimitable line….”ciao….for now” also serves. What Empire needs is wealth not rich. Diahann and Vanessa would class up the joint. Can you imagine Diahann giving Lucious the “les gens de couleur libres” attitude? She’d slay his azz.

  • Meme81

    LMAO- I remember that, too! ‘Lost all my jew-ry messin’ witchu’!!! LOL

  • Angela

    LOL. I love that part.

  • CarlA

    Yes, yes, yes, yes…….SHE WOULD!!! He’d be stuttering worse than he does now! Lol

  • NOTHINGBUTTHETRUTH

    Lee Daniel is evil. That’s what’s creeping everybody out. News Flash: Vivica cannot save this show! Trust me on that. The damage is done.