Taraji P. Henson and other stars of FOX TV series Star and Empire attended the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, August 8, in Beverly Hills.

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Empire stars Jussie Smollet, left, and Terrence Howard field questions from the press during the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer TCA Press Tour on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

‘Star’ actors Benjamin Bratt, left, Queen Latifah, center, and director Lee Daniels attended the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills.

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images




  • Rayne

    This woman done cut ?? Alll of her beautiful hair off!! Now I’m pissed !

  • NaeNay

    Love Taraji’s hair! She looks good.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Tarji is giving me Chrisette Michelle

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Love the chemistry between Taraji and Terrence (even though I’m no fan of his).
    Love Taraji’s hair!

  • Junkanoo

    I gave up on Empire after the first season and couldn’t be bothered to to even fain interest in Star. Taraji is a thespian when you watch her talk about acting in youtube videos she’s passionate about the craft of acting unlike so many others who can’t act their way out of a brown paper bag.

  • Queen B

    Goodness….a Terrance looks sweeter than Jussie ? And btw i still love Empire ?

  • Jeanine McNeal

    I could be wrong… but a chop like that happens when someone has damaged their hair and wants to start new and healthy.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Terrence is looking all lady-like with his legs crossed.

    Uggh!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Lee should have paid the original writeRs and kept a HOTT SHOW!

  • Jay

    I love Taraji’s hair, but she looks HARD in the face. Queen Latifah looks more masculine than Terrance.

  • brownisback

    I was about to say the same thing. Terrance looks more feminine than Queen Latifah

  • Harley

    It will grow back! Its just hair!

  • Cheese eggs

    Taraji Joined team Natural?

  • IamAllnatural

    Natural girls rock??

  • Diva_woman

    Taraji’s hair just looks studd-ish to me, but idk

  • IamAllnatural

    Terrence got that leg crossed tight with it tooted up in the air, chile?

  • IamAllnatural

    I only watched the first season. It was too much going on, just too extra for me.

  • hotntot95

    Taraji done did the Big Chop..
    ..I bet her hair was damaged .. she looks nice..

  • Desiree Edwards

    Seeing jussie and taraji’s hair make me wanna chop mine!!

  • KarmaBackAround

    That ? is fleek!!

  • Ms. Jackson

    Lookin’ real Swedish (sweet) #SweetiePie

  • brownisback

    She sittin like she might be packin more than Terrance ?

  • brownisback

    Yes we do!

  • imright

    Taraji looks like she got some work done on her face. thats my girl tho ??

  • imright

    Lee Daniels is creepy af to me. idk y LOL

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She’s as insecure as the rest of them in Hollywood.

  • Luv Pitties

    I think he’s “tried” Benjamin Bratt before and it didn’t end well

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Insane Taco Juice

    Not a short hair person but Chrisette and Halle look best with short do’s.

  • Luv Pitties

    Taraji just looks older her face doesn’t look snatched she still looks good

  • NicoleZee

    I was just saying the same thing the other day! I heard Grace Gealey made comments about Taraji’s weight a long while ago, don’t know if it;s true. They say there’s a lot of backstage drama with Empire. I wonder if the cast really likes each other outside of the show. Doesn’t seem like it. I think Taraji is trying to compete with younger women. Why cant women just appreciate who they are and embrace that???

  • bashi

    Two creative homosexual

  • bashi

    Her face always look older but her body is small

  • NicoleZee

    I’ve had a crush on Benjamin Bratt ever since his Law & Order days. I love his old episodes! Good to see him looking good still :).

  • bashi

    Grace is a class act married to a beautiful man

  • NicoleZee

    I don’t like it, but it’s her hair. I hate hair color, but people do what they want. The minute I go gray, I will dye my hair back to jet black like it is now! I just prefer a relaxer, no diss to the natural hair sisters. She looks better with a straight weave like she wears on the show.

  • NicoleZee

    I thought it was mostly a weave that she wears on the show. Did she have naturally long hair under the weave/wig???

  • NicoleZee

    Oh okay. She must be a sweetie pie outside of the show. The things I hear about her from the show are not nice! Rumors I guess. She looks like a nice lady but I did hear that she was a bitch. I hope that’s not true. I hate when celebs have nasty attitudes. No bueno.

  • Jennifer

    I’ll be taking Taraji’s pic to my stylist this Sat. That’s a natural Anita Baker and it is sharp!!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don’t dislike her hair or the color, but it makes her look older than her normal length of her hair.

  • speakinmymind

    Feign

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    Yess we do

  • Yardgirl

    I too gave up after S1. When I heard what S2 was going to be about I checked out, waaaay too over the top for me?????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yes it does

  • Li

    LUV T.J.’s hairstyle.

  • Li

    Agree!

  • interestingconcept1

    Loving Tajari’s hair cut and color. I wish I could color my hair. Can’t use heat or color on my hair, it destroys it.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m natural not I love it. The relaxer Chems r not good for u

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    I’m IN LOVE with Tarajis hair. In love??

  • Li

    You can’t make it in Hollywood being mean and nasty. You want to make as many friends as possible.

  • Li

    She wears enough wigs on Empire….yeh, I agree that her hair may have been damaged.

  • Rayne

    Yes. I remember seeing pics of her without her weave. It was so long and thick. Just beautiful

  • Rayne

    Yeah I figured that out . I’ve cut mines several times and it grew back ?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I’m loving Taraji hair!

  • NeverSurprised

    Much older. She’s cute, so she can carry it off, but it ages her by 5 to 10 years.

  • NeverSurprised

    He screams sexual sadist to me.

  • Lisa daniels

    Like I said long in on this very blog, I think he has sex with animals.

  • Lisa daniels

    Me too

  • Lisa daniels

    We not calling her Cassette anymore?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Terrence looks like he has a pink soft pecker.
    Taraji!!!!!!!!??

  • Lisa daniels

    Well you know what say about wife beater, got a small ?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Yeah, I bet he has daddy issues. I couldn’t deal…

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I think it makes her look her age not necessarily makes her look older than what she actually is

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Oh no ?

  • Dahl

    That was my first thought when I saw it…

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Lmbo! Omg

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I was coveting Jussie’s natural as well, Lol

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    #petty
    Lol!?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I have so many shows taped….

  • Lisa daniels

    Yeppers

  • Lisa daniels

    I only get that vibe from him. No other gay men make think that.

  • pure_rachet

    To each their own. I get several grays so you know I got my blue/black going on.

  • Lisa daniels

    He love beating them Beckies, he gonna catch the right one day that’s gonna shoot that ass and be crying all over national TV if he don’t stop.

  • stav

    Me too! That’s a mean taper, very well done, and she looks great with it!

  • StoneColdLady

    All of the women look hard here and all of the men look soft…?????

  • Jussjess25

    The real MVP is the queen latifah! Although taraji can act her ass off.. the chick truly has range cant front

  • SummerBaby

    I like Taraji’s hair in this pic.

  • On the radar….

    Yes, the style itself is cute but it does makes her look older.

  • On the radar….

    Ain’t he sexy!

  • On the radar….

    VERY!!!

  • On the radar….

    Snort in laughter! Benjamin look like he don’t play that shit!

  • On the radar….

    Yep!

  • On the radar….

    Thinking the same

  • On the radar….

    Right and I especially hate that color on black women because it’s the orangutan color.

  • On the radar….

    I love the Queen but she scares me!

  • On the radar….

    Terrence got his legs crossed like a lady and shat!

  • Crazy tee

    Taraji is in the remake of I love Lucy!!!!

  • The Chosen One

    Maybe that’s why he never married a sister. Scared about being talked about while slackin’ and lackin.’

  • imright

    yooooo???

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Really?!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    How so? Lol

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Oh ok lol

  • On the radar….

    She may play nice nice but looks like she gets gully!

  • NicoleZee

    What remake??? Everyone was White! Oh, kind of like when Cedric the Entertainer remade The Honeymooners and it flopped. Geez, I wish these Hollywood writers would come up with original content and stop doing these TV and the big screen remakes. Sad.

  • Tlowe89

    That’s not true

  • NicoleZee

    I heard he’s not too nice either. He has a creepy smile like Kandi Burress. Sends creepy chills up your spine when they smile. Sorry Kandi :(!

  • NicoleZee

    Very true. I don’t think Hollywood is the place to make friends, so many phony people fronting all the time like they like you and then saying nasty things when you’re not around. However, kindness and humility still go a long way even today. You can be kind to others that are kind to you, but I think it’s best to be your own best friend; and when you need life guidance, get a therapist or just pray :)!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Two horrible shows. 50 is right, no one even talks about Empire. To go from as many as 17M viewers (so they say) to under 10M in a matter of a season or so is bad. A check is a check so Taraji nem will never walk away. Is she still underpaid?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Uh huh Cleo will get in that ass for real.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Well did you see his mushroom cap in Get Rich or Die Tryin? Yeah, that’s all.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Girl what? SHUT ……UP. LMAO

  • Reina1718

    I stopped mid season #2..the singing was too much

  • Kaze

    Me luvs Jussie that’s the only reason I stick around!

  • Nessa

    I think that STAR is a little corny personally.. The acting and plot is a little off..

  • Nessa

    That’s what Monique said too.. Thst they aren’t paying Taraji accordingly..

  • Lisa daniels

    Don’t act he do look like he fcks goats

  • Lisa daniels

    How do you know?

  • Lisa daniels

    There is some so vile and sinster about him.

  • 4RGSpot

    It’s just something that’s off about Terrance Howard to me. He has female demeanor at times.

  • 2telldatruth

    It’s that Foghorn J. Leghorn the rooster from Looney Tunes or is that Taraj! The cut is cute but she ain’t rocking it!

  • Renee26

    Taraji hair is beautiful!! Love it

  • Renee26

    Well he hold his cigarettes with a limp wrist, crosses his legs, walks with a bit of a twist in his hips, and is a woman beater….he has some deep rooted issues or thinks he’s a pimp

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    lol actually asians. same thing.

  • 2telldatruth

    But you know already know the first rule to being a pimp though…..He’s a hoe first.

  • Tlowe89

    I had a ex who had a big ole dack. But he was mentally and verbally abusive. Then one day he decided to really get crazy and choke me and back hand me, and put a gun to my face. Lawd I thought i was gone be gone to the glory ?. The that night I file a police report, and got a restraining order and he went to jail. I told him at the beginning when i started seeing a temper that i didnt like, i said you have one time to put your hands on me, because there won’t be a second time. I won’t stick around for a second time. The last I heard of him he was kicking someone else’s a$$.

  • MsPam

    Good morning from California! Can we get a new post before I go to my Pilates class?!?

  • Benita Renee’

    I absolutely LOVE Taraji’s hair!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Taraji is looking a bit long in the tooth in that pic.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So folks from all of Lee’s terrible TV shows were there. Okay.

  • Kanyade

    Good luck to them in the new season.

    Lee Daniels’ works take pathology and wraps it up in a nice little showy, flashy bow and presents it to the audience. It’s fun at first and entertaining and interesting (oh, my! how taboo!), but after awhile it’s like, nope. Don’t want no mo’ of this.

    I feel the same way about Tyler Perry’s works… His “dramas”, that is.

    #youcare

    Happy Hump Day!

  • Jen_no_juice

    Taraji is trying to get it syndicated and then ??out. But I don’t see how it will when the ratings are dropping

  • MzKeriBabee

    I like Taraji’s cut, but I do have to say that it makes her look older….hmmmmm….

  • MzKeriBabee

    Please Please Please tell them to leave I Love Lucy ALONE!!!!!! Let it be great with out a remake….

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Taraji’s pic is meme perfect.

  • Scromes1212

    It’s hard out here for a pimp smh

  • brownisback

    I think Lee “manhandled” Terrence lol
    Good Morning!

  • brownisback

    I thought it was you but I was high on bendaryl yesterday so……..

  • Moon Lee

    I’m digging her hair!

  • imright

    hes always gazing lustfully at men in pix….shivers

  • datATLboi

    Terrence Looking like Jussie’s Sugar Daddy

  • Junkanoo

    Lee gets too carried away with the storylines and the music was another problem to many songs I tune in for good plots and good acting there was to much singing going on for me.

  • Guest

    Taraji’s cut is for women with softer features. It makes her look older.

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

    I’m guessing I’m the only one that doesn’t like that hair style on her. In most cases shorter hair makes mature women look younger, in this case, this particular short style doesn’t do anything for her but add years………

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

    Most definitely…I feel like I’m too old to be interested….

  • brownisback

    I was trying real hard to like it on her but I don’t. I do like the style.

  • Nessa

    Lee Daniels is reaching at this point..

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

    Nah, everythang ain’t for everybody…I think she would look better with a sleek bob or something…even if she’s trying to go the natural route…this is a no-no…

  • Nessa

    I think she licks the twat from time to time.. She don’t have a man for a reason

  • Coy little wink

    When cookie busted out that gorilla suit the second season I had to move on in life

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    lol you may be right

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I had to go look at him
    A second time…I see what you are feeling!

  • Yardgirl

    Waaay too carried away. This is still a huge hit for most but I am al about a good storyline (and yes the damn extraness of the music drove me crazy!!) For instance people love the show “Claws” but after the first episode it was a wrap for me, too too much nothing going on ?

  • On the radar….

    Ok!

  • On the radar….

    Many women can play tough and as a woman we feel like’I can take bitch’. But Queen!! Oh hell naw…lol! She came out in true form when she did Cleo. I’m stepping back from her ass ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Being gay ain’t nothing to do with it. That ninja is vile looking.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Lol yes She played that part very well it’s her inner queen

  • Lisa daniels

    They always find someone else to be look Chris Brown

  • Lisa daniels

    Yep

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Ive never seen an episode of Empire. I dont care for Lee Daniels at all. When he made that comment back in 2013 That “White folks can love us and still call us the N word” I never watched anything else that he wrote, directed or starred in after making that comment. Ive been through with him ever since.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    I saw a pic of him recently and he looked like that creepy asz clown from that Stephen Kings movie It. Pennywise. Yeah Lee Daniels is one creepy dude.

  • Yardgirl

    So true!???

  • Clopretty

    Oh nooo Taraji baby.. what is you doinnnn!! That hairstyle… issa no for me! It definitely adds HELLA years onto her look but nonetheless shes beautiful that hairstyle just isnt it!

    I’m super excited for Star to come back on!!!! Definitely my favorite show right now.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Tis I said meh

  • BlackFeeMale

    The Queen is ageless flawless!!! I wish her and Yvette aka Taraji would make a movie together. That would be dope

  • BlackFeeMale

    Hell yes u r correct!!! I PUNCHED HIM DEAD IN HIS EYE N SAID WHO U CALLIN A BIT6H- U.N.I.T.Y!!

  • On the radar….

    Right, let’s not forget ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • JustJeff

    Smdh

  • Quitedeliteful

    Taraji’s hair takes some getting used to but I like it. It’s gotta be refreshing to take a break from the wigs and weaves for a minute…. Her hair looks nice and healthy… As for Empire — I forgot that show was even on TV!!

  • Harley

    um yeah ok…. so your pissed but you know it will grow back… alrighty then boo

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I believe you (snickers)

  • Crazy tee

    I was only having a good laugh….I love Taraji and wish her nothing but success

  • Vixen

    TAraji giving me Grace Jones.

  • Chuck

    Taraji P Henson is coming out of her closet. Her face is starting to age, badly. She needs some hair on her head!

  • Rayne

    Pissed about what sis. U ok. This was over a day ago. So you mean to tell me you hold grudges on a blog…lmfaoo
    -hurt lmfaoo bye girl lol

  • Rayne

    I memba seeing her and son coming out the grocery store. She had a whole head full of long naturally thick hair.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Taraji P. Henson looks gorgeous! I love the new look!

  • Harley

    Its funny you do not remember that YOU typed “YOU WERE PISSED SHE CUT HER HAIR”

    and no grudges boo just responding. I do not check this site all day everyday… You are the one who seems “hurt” because I stated a fact that hair grows and you were “pissed” she cut it… YOU the only emotional one here boo over someone else’s hair chile

  • mzwhang90210

    I’m thinking of taking Pilates. How long have you been going? How regularly do you go? Your opinion of the results?
    Thank you.

  • mzwhang90210

    I HATE when men cross their legs. Ugh!

  • MsPam

    I’ve been taking Pilates for 7 months, I go four/five times a week. I love the results because I also changed the way I eat , that has helped a lot. You should try it!

  • Junkanoo

    My wifi has been acting up so I’ve only watched the first five episodes of claws I was starting to get a little bored. I’ve never seen Niecy Nash in a role like this before she is a better actress than I thought.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    I do not like Taraji hair what so ever!! Not a good look and she looks old with crows feet around her eyes!!

  • Yardgirl

    Wow you made it to episode 5!!???? This makes me want to go back and give it a shot. After E1 I felt like I knew all that was coming and did not care about the rest (I was bored) I hope your Wifi situation gets fixed. I was having issues and the cable company set me up with the strongest signal they have and it’s now fixed. Good luck!!

  • Rayne

    Guess what WHO GIVES A DAMN? Oh you do.
    Getcho hurt selfin some where.??
    -blocked

  • Harley

    Thank you because you are a CONTRADICTION! In YOUR feelings over someone else, then wanna be mad because I simply stated hair grows back…. what an idiot!

  • Rayne

    I ain’t Neva Eva In my feelings lol not even on a blog boo boo shitty lmfao??

  • Rayne

    And I’m not reading all that bull you posting you wasting yo time lol