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.

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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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Terrence Howard

Tongues are wagging about actor Terrence Howard's bizarre Rolling Stone interview. In the controversial interview, Howard says society is more willing to accept effeminate men over -- and these are his words -- real men.

Howard also shook the table by admitting he beat the crap out of his wife.

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Lee Daniels

Fox has reportedly placed an order for a new TV series to be directed by insufferable egotist Lee Daniels.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the new series is about a girl band's meteoric rise to the top, reminiscent of Dreamgirls. And, since Daniels is a narcissist, the story is based on his life.

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Monique Lee Daniels

Openly gay director Lee Daniels is quickly becoming the most hated gay in Hollywood.

In a profance video posted to his Instagram page yesterday, Daniels lashed out at the Television Academy for snubbing his hit Fox musical soap opera 'Empire'.

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Chris Rock, Lee Daniels, Terrence Howard

Director Lee Daniels posted images of the 1st day of filming season 2 of Fox TV's soap opera/musical 'Empire' on his social media accounts.

Comedian Chris Rock will appear in a prison yard scene with incarcerated record label owner Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard).

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Siya

'Empire' creator Lee Daniels is reportedly auditing teenage girls to play a new character on Fox TV's 'Empire' named Betty Barz.

TVLine reports that the teenager who wins the role must be "moody, outspoken, and unapologetically butch" -- with emphasis on butch. Not unlike openly gay rapper Siya (pictured above) who stars in Oxygen's reality show, Sisterhood of Hip Hop.

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Jody Cookie Tyrese

Bandwagon jumpers have no shame. They wait for the next big thing to come along so they can steal some of the shine for themselves. Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson took to his social media account to low-key beg 'Empire' creator to cast him in the highly rated hip hop soap opera.

How embarrassing. Doesn't he get enough attention from the Fast & Furious movie franchise?

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