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When ‘Empire’ Season 4 Returns In 2018, None Of The Lyons Will Be Safe

Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon — the ex-con turned music mogul whose wild antics have kept fans more than entertained — reminded everyone in Empire Season 4 exactly why she’s the boss-lady. With Lucious battling to regain his memory after last…
By Alexis Reliford

Why Lucious Doesn’t Want His Memories Back On ‘Empire’

Fresh off a four-month hiatus, Empire has returned to Fox with Season 4 and the greatest shake-up the Lyon family’s had to date: Due to an explosion orchestrated by Andre at the end of Season 3, the Lyon family patriarch underwent a leg amputation…
By Alexis Reliford

What ‘Star’ & ‘Empire’s Shared Universe Could Mean For Both Shows

While both Fox shows have to do with the music business, Star isn't exactly a spinoff of Empire. But in the Season 2 premiere of Star, Big Trouble gets a taste of the high-glamour world of the Lyons. And the Season 4 premiere of Empire reveals a…
By Alexis Reliford

Cookie’s Newest ‘Empire’ Rival Has Some Nefarious Plans

In last season’s finale, Lyon family patriarch Lucious was just waking up from a coma after almost being killed by a car bomb planted under the direction of none other than his oldest son Andre. Empire Season 4 premiered Sept. 27, and picks up three…
By Alexis Reliford

Lucious’ Memory Loss Could Just Be His Latest Scheme On ‘Empire’

Lucious Lyon is a lying liar. So should viewers really trust that Lucious has amnesia on Empire? He says whatever he can in order to get his way usually, and that includes everything from not admitting he’s the father of his own grandchild (he…
By Lindsay Denninger

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By Jefferson Grubbs

Mama Has It In For Anika On 'Empire'

Empire tends to have a lot of storylines going at the same time, but one of the ones I’m a little behind on is why Lucious’ mother (whom I will call “Mama” from here on out, because that’s what Lucious calls her) hates Anika so much. I know that she…
By Lindsay Denninger

Lucious Is Having Memory Problems On 'Empire'

The Season 3 finale of Empire is over, and there is one heck of a cliffhanger to keep you on the edge of your seat until Season 4. Thanks to a bomb Andre planted, Lucious Lyon is fresh out of a coma, and he doesn’t remember anything about his…
By Lindsay Denninger

The Lyons Have Scores To Settle When 'Empire' Season 4 Premieres

Out of the few network series that rival the popularity of the "Must-See TV" era, FOX's musical drama Empire might have the most jaw-dropping moments per episode. And with too much plot to fit into just one May 23 finale, it may help fans to know…
By Kayla Hawkins

Andre Is Making His Own Game On 'Empire'

I know that Andre has been trying to kill his father for like, four seasons on Empire, but we’re just one episode away from the Season 3 finale, and I’m not sure what Andre’s game is right now. Who is Andre working for on Empire? He had all of these…
By Lindsay Denninger

Cookie Does 'Ocean's Eleven' On 'Empire'

Cookie wants in on Leviticus, Lucious’ club in Las Vegas, but let’s just say it’s not going to come easy. Lucious will always love Cookie, I think, but Juliana, Lucious’ old girlfriend and current business partner (and obsession, I think) has him in…
By Lindsay Denninger

Hakeem's Daughter Is Missing On 'Empire'

Baby Bella is gone on Empire. I know what you’re thinking: who is baby Bella, and why do we never get to see her? Hakeem's daughter Bella has mostly gone the way of Zola, Bailey, and the other Shepard kids on Grey’s Anatomy (that is to say that she,…
By Lindsay Denninger

Andre Is Eyeing Murder On 'Empire'

Things are really taking a turn with Andre on Empire, huh? He started out as Macbeth (with Rhonda as his Lady), admitted he had a bipolar disorder, found religion, lost his baby, lost religion, and then started to morph into his father. Will Andre…
By Lindsay Denninger

This Baby Is M.I.A. On 'Empire'

There have been some weird storylines on Empire, but the ending of the May 3 episode really takes the cake. Things seemed nice and even by the final moments, and that’s when you should know that something bad is about to happen. The Lyon family…
By Lindsay Denninger

It's War Between The Families Of 'Empire'

Cookie has really stepped in it on Empire. Ever since she rebuffed Angelo DuBois’ engagement on basically live television (note: live television or stadium proposals are literally never a good idea at any moment, any time), he and his whole family…
By Lindsay Denninger

This 'Empire' Power Couple Are On The Outs

How many times do people on live television shows have to make the mistake of revealing all of their secrets when their microphones are still on before everyone gets the message? If I’m talking in person to a friend about another friend, I won’t…
By Lindsay Denninger

Lucious Doesn't Trust Giuliana On 'Empire'

Lucious Lyon likes to act like he’s a ladies man on Empire, when really he’s only loved — I’m not talking about the physical act; more like the feelings — a few women. The first is, obviously, Cookie, who is the mother of his kids; the second is…
By Lindsay Denninger

Lucious & Giuliana Have A Past On 'Empire'

I knew that when the beautiful Giuliana waltzed into the Lyons' den on Empire that she had some plans up her sleeve. Why bother killing your husband and strong-arming your way through New York’s criminal underbelly just to get Empire Enterprises…
By Lindsay Denninger

Hakeem Is A Feminist Ally On 'Empire'

Hakeem Lyon isn’t the most likeable character on Empire (even though Lucious takes the cake of the worst of the worst), but I think there could be some room for redemption for this bad boy. I know, I know. But trust me on this one. In fact, Hakeem…
By Lindsay Denninger

Giuliana Will Clash With Cookie On 'Empire'

Cookie hasn’t had a foil on Empire in a minute. (I don’t really count Anika, because they both hate Lucious and it seems like they’re really on the same team here.) So it’s nice to see a new character played by Nia Long plot against Empire’s…
By Lindsay Denninger