Gay Flashbacks On ‘Empire’ Were Based On Director Lee Daniels’ Childhood

Lee Daniels

Last night, the ambitious drama/musical ‘Empire’ debuted on FOX. In one of the flashback scenes, Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard) beats his 6-year-old son for wearing his mother’s feminine things. The flashback was based on ‘Empire’ writer and director Lee Daniels’ emotionally troubled childhood.

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Youngest of 3 Suspects in Charlie Hebdo Terror Attacks Had Solid Alibi

Paris attacks

UPDATE: The youngest of 3 suspects in the deadly Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris was released by police after he surrendered to authorities today. Hamyd Mourad, 18, turned himself in to police after hearing his name connected with the terror attacks.

Mourad was released by police after class mates confirmed he was in class at the time of the attacks.

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Celebs Out & About: Christina Milian, Karrueche Tran, Raven-Symone, Draya Michele, Gloria & Laura Govan

Best friends Karrueche Tran and Christina Milian attending the Los Angeles premiere of 'Empire'

Socialites Karrueche Tran, left, and Christina Milian attend the Los Angeles premiere of Fox’s ‘Empire’ at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on January 6, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
Photos: Splash News

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Celebs Out & About: Nelly, Kevin Hart, Jenifer Lewis, Bryshere Gray

Nelly and girlfriend Shantel Jackson arriving at Sydney Airport

American rapper Nelly, left, and his girlfriend Shantel Jackson walked through Sydney airport on Tuesday. Nelly was reportedly “very protective” of Shantel as fans approached him for autographs.
Photos: Pepito / Splash News

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Bobby Shmurda Did Not Make Bail

Bobby Shmurda

Rap sensation Bobby Shmurda is still behind bars on Riker’s Island, according to his attorney.

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