(L-R) Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, and Benjamin Bratt attend the Fox Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theater in New York City on Monday. Howard and Henson star in Fox's scripted soap opera Empire, while Latifah and Bratt are the stars of Fox TV's musical drama 'Star'.

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In last night's episode of Fox TV's Empire, Hakeem Lyon makes a fool out of himself (again) at a tacky press conference where he unveils the new Empire logo with his face replacing his father's.

It turns out he was stringing Camilla along to get her and her "wife" Mimi to hand over control of Empire to him.

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Bryshere Gray

Bryshere Gray covers the Spring 2016 issue of Heed magazine. The digital issue will be available for download just in time for the season 2 return of Empire tonight (March 30).

Inside Heed magazine, Bryshere reflects on using his social media fame to affect social justice for young black people in America.

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Bryshere Y Gray

Sorry ladies. It looks like you just lost another one to Geico.

According to gossip blogger Bimbo Winehouse, this is a post-coital photo of Empire star Bryshere Y. Gray laid up in bed with one of his past lovers. I say "past lovers" because the man in the photo probably leaked the picture to Bimbo after they fell out.

Bryshere plays Hakeem Lyon on the once popular network show that suffered declining ratings in season 2.

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Wendy Williams

Slimmed down talk show host and media guru Wendy Williams was spotted leaving 'The View' in NYC before hopping a flight to Miami to prepare for rapper Pitbull's New Year's Revolution Concert at Bayfront Park. Wendy accessorized her $75,000 Hermès alligator Birkin handbag with colorful miniature handbags and figurines. Doesn't she look great?
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Meek Mill, Bryshere Y Gray

Troubled rapper Meek Mill, left, and Empire star Bryshere Gray visited a teen group shelter on Monday. Meek faces 10 years in prison when he is sentenced for violating his probation in February. The 28-year-old Philadelphia native is banned from traveling outside of Philadelphia or performing in concerts until he is sentenced.

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I'm here for tonight's episode of Empire. Hopefully we will find out if Hakeem Lyon was raped by his kidnapers.

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Openly gay director Lee Daniels posted this Instagram video of himself and shirtless rapper/actor Bryshere Gray who visited with him in his trailer on the set of 'Empire'. Instagram is buzzing about the inappropriateness of the video.

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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.

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Celebs Arrive At Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection

Pop singer Beyonce arrived at Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection at the Park Lane Armory in New York City on Tuesday. She was wearing a leather miniskirt that was much too short. Can we agree that Beyonce is mourning the loss of her youth as she approaches middle age? Her mother should have taught her how to age gracefully.
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Bryshere Y. Gray finished up promoting new show Empire this morning

For some odd reason 'Empire' actor Bryshere Gray has bodyguards shadowing ing him everywhere he goes. Most celebrities (singer Monica comes to mind) don't hire bodyguards for years after their first hit record. And here this boy (who has no hit records) is sandwiched between 2 bodyguards. Talk about letting a little success go to your head.
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Empire TV Show Soundtrack CD Signing

Gay actors Jussie Smollet, left, and Bryshere Gray signed copies of the 'Empire' TV Show season 1 Soundtrack CDs in NYC on Tuesday. The soundtrack topped Madonna's Rebel Heart CD on the charts despite Madonna outselling Empire by 20,000 copies. Both Smollet and Gray signed recording contracts with major labels.
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Empire season finale

The final episode of Fox TV's record-breaking hip hop soap opera 'Empire' is set to air on Wednesday (Mar. 18). Siblings Jamal (Jussie Smollet) and Hakeem Lyons (Bryshere Y. Gray) share a mutual hatred for their father, shady record executive Lucious Lyons (Terrence Howard.

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Bryshere Gray walks the runway at Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief Charity Fashion Show in NY

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Rapper-turned-actor Bryshere Y. Gray, aka Yazz the Greatest, took offense to a blogger calling him out on social media yesterday. The rapper denied Internet rumors that he is a homosexual like his 'Empire' cast mate Jussie Smollet, who plays his gay brother on the popular Fox TV Hip Hop soap opera.

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Stars walk the runway at Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief Charity Fashion Show in NY

Former supermodel Naomi Campbell, 44, strolled down the runway during her Fashion for Relief Charity Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lincoln Center in New York. Naomi's career was revived after she appeared in Fox TV's hip hop soap opera 'Empire' playing a shameless Cougar.
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Empire

Fox TV's new musical/drama series 'Empire' probably lost half of its viewership last night. Viewers on social media platform Twitter.com bashed the show for promoting negative stereotypes.

'Empire''s impressive cast includes Taraji P. Henson (Cookie), Terrence Howard (Lucious), Gabourey Sidibe (Becky), and Malik Yoba, but Gabourey and Malik's talents are wasted in this bloated series that lacks a cohesive script and any semblance of a plot.

There are so many things wrong with 'Empire', it's hard to know where to begin.

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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.
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