Empire Is Back, And More Ridiculous Than Ever

The second season of Empire opens with a #FreeLucious concert staged as a show of support for incarcerated Empire Records CEO Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard). Bill Clinton is said to be in the crowd (“if he wants his wife to get elected”), Swizz Beatz is onstage, and Al Sharpton is backstage, along with André Leon… »9/24/15 2:05pm9/24/15 2:05pm


Point: Iman Shumpert Says Empire Is Plagiarizing His Life; He's Wrong

Empire is the story of Empire Records, a mega-successful record conglomerate headed by heavy-handed CEO Lucious Lyons (played by Terrence Howard). Lucious has three sons: Andre, Jamal, and Hakeem. Hakeem is a rapper who dates a babyfaced singer named Tiana. Cleveland Cavaliers guard and sometime rapper Iman Shumpert… »3/12/15 4:09pm3/12/15 4:09pm

Empire Is A Great Show With A Badly Outdated Soundtrack

The third episode of Fox's wildly popular new hip-hop drama Empire featured Gladys Knight—given no introduction, or even a fictional name, though maybe she's supposed to be playing herself—singing at the funeral of a character killed off in the pilot after less than five minutes of screen time. Most shows would… »2/04/15 2:41pm2/04/15 2:41pm