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EMPIRE Review: “Fortune Be Not Crost”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 6 – The Empire strikes back! Not only is this a great episode of soap opera television and a return to form, but the Lyon family gets totally destroyed.

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EMPIRE Review: “The Fool”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 5 – Empire decides it’s finally time to move on with this drawn out plot, but not without one last hurrah.

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EMPIRE Review: “Bleeding War”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 4 – The war is confusing and it’s getting things away from what really matters this season.

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EMPIRE Review: “Evil Manners”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 3 – “Empire” struggles to find meaning beyond Andre and a police detective stripping for each other between a city street and an 80 foot drop.

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EMPIRE Review: “Full Circle”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 2 – Empire is committed to this “Lucious-amnesia” plotline and at times it comes off as frustrating.

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EMPIRE Review: “Noble Memory”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 1 – Lucious’s mind may be gone, but you can bet he won’t forget Cookie.

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“Empire” Taps Forest Whitaker for Recurring Role in Season 4

forest whitaker excerptOscar winner Forest Whitaker is headed to the small screen as he joins Empire in a recurring role for season four. He joins Demi Moore who has also signed on for a recurring role after making an appearance in the season three finale.

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“Empire,” “Star” to Cross Over in Season Premieres (Video)

Empire Excerpt Fox has set a crossover event for the season premieres of Empire and Star this fall, bringing the two Lee Daniels musical dramas into the same universe on Wednesday, September 27.

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EMPIRE Review: “Toil and Trouble Part 2”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 18 – Empire‘s season finale is here, and unfortunately it’s my least favorite episode of the season. Though we get endings to most plotlines this season, what’s particularly frustrating are the logical leaps we are forced to make in order to get there. From Charlotte to Guisi to the DuBois family, we are left with many unsatisfactory endings that do not do justice to many episodes this season.

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EMPIRE Review: “Toil and Trouble Part 1”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 17- Empire‘s finale has begun and boy is it a mess. But that doesn’t mean it’s not thoroughly entertaining. Alliances and destroyed, while some are made. Cookie tries to make her moves against Guisi, Lucious allies himself with his brother Tariq, Hakeem pulls himself from everything, and Andre finds himself in a bit of a relationship with Charlotte.

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The Complete Fox 2017 Fall Schedule

ben mckenzie excerptFox keeps Marvel and DC separate on the schedule and shifts Lethal Weapon to lead on Tuesdays as a lead in for The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Click here to see Fox’s full fall schedule.

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EMPIRE Review: “Absent Child”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 16 – Empire introduces it’s penultimate episode until it’s two-part season finale. We begin to answer the question as to who took Bella, while also pushing a number of season-long plots forward. Andre seems to have a mental breakdown, Jamal reconciles with his father, Hakeem tries to be a good father and Cookie attempts to hold it all together.

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The Complete List of Winners from the 26th MTV Movie Awards

mtv movie awards excerptThe 26th annual MTV Movie Awards was not its usual event this weekend as it was the first time it combined movie and television categories and removed gendered categories. Beauty and the Beast was the big winner of the night, taking home multiple statues and being the inspiration for the event’s opening number.

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EMPIRE Reviews: “Civil Hands Unclean”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 15 – Empire picks up from where it left off last episode, with the DuBois family posing as the main threat to the Lyons. Lucious and Cookie are forced to navigate through the DuBois’ “revenge” tactics, and might have to rely on the help of their sons to get through this. Andre decides to enact his plan with Shyne and Hakeem feels that it’s finally time he becomes the father to his daughter that he always should’ve been.

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EMPIRE Review: “Love is a Smoke”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 14 – Empire decides to hit the reset button this episode and change course for the season. Major plotlines will unceremoniously end as old allies become dangerous villains. Lucious finds himself juggling a number of different major life changes as the business is making the moves towards Vegas and Cookie is making her moves towards Angelo. But not everything is as it seems.

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EMPIRE Review: “My Naked Villainy”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 13 – Empire delivers one of the best scenes I can remember in TV. And although we need to have Lucious become a bedridden insane person in order to get there, I think it’s worth it. After a couple of duds, this episode shows that the wheels really seem to be turning at Empire as plots are being pushed forward and decisions are beginning to be made.

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“Get Out” Leads MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations as Networks Breaks Ground with Non-Gendered Categories

get-out-excerptMTV is giving their annual entertainment award show two big changes this year. Plus, Jordan Peele’s hit horror film Get Out leads the nominations with six nods.

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EMPIRE Review: “Strange Bedfellows”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 12 – Empire has it’s first miss of the season, deciding to focus on Hakeem’s birthday and Jamal’s lovelife over the growing legal problems and Anika’s disappearance. The one breakout of the episode has been Nia Long as Giusa, a character who seems to be of an old Mafioso era giving Andre Lyon a real run for his money.

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EMPIRE Review: “Play On”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 11 – Empire hits this week’s episode with a shotgun spray’s worth of plot. Everything is covered this week and it’s hard to follow with what feels like major details. Not only does it seem like Anika is about to bring Empire down, but we’re also introduced to a guy named Danger. Any other show, Danger would’ve received the A Plot, this week, I’m not even sure if Danger is in the alphabet.

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EMPIRE Review: “Sound and Fury”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 10 – Empire is back after it’s midseason hiatus and it’s ready to continue right where it left off. It’s hard to see how any reconciliation between the two groups will go down, especially after Cookie brings the fight to Lucious in a way we have yet to see.

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The Complete List of Winners from the People’s Choice Awards

peoples choice awards excerptWhile the debate continues over whether or not Deadpool will receive any Oscar love, The People’s Choice Awards is happy to show the actioner the love, as the film picked up wins for Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Movie Actor.

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Lee Daniels Confirms “Empire” Spinoff Series as Main Show Gets Season 4 Renewal

Empire ExcerptAt the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour today, Empire creator Lee Daniels confirmed to press that conversations were happening at Fox about a spinoff for his hit series set in the world of the music industry.

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Your Complete Guide to Spring Premieres

excerptAfter a long hiatus for many series, 2017 is bringing back favorites and debuting new series in a search for the next watercooler hit. The Tracking Board has you covered with a guide to every premiere and return date for Spring 2017.

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EMPIRE Review: “A Furnace for your Foe”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 9 – Empire’s midseason finale delivers one of the best episodes yet. When Cookie begins helping Angelo with his campaign, Diana is surprised to find her connecting so well to the people – and the polls are up. Jamal is determined to perform at the “Captain’s Ball,” now deemed, “People’s Ball.”

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EMPIRE Review: “The Unkindest Cut”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 8 – Empire struggles to deal with a mix of business and family drama. Andre feels like he has to reconcile with his mom, but that doesn’t mean he can’t also help Nessa further her career. Lucious is determined to take down Tariq, but can he trust his mother to do the same?

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EMPIRE Review: “What We May Be”

Empire-Excerpt Season 3, Episode 7 – Empire delivers one of its campiest episodes yet. After rekindling their relationship, Cookie has to impress Angelo’s mother and throw a big dinner with family. But the Lyons boys are a mess. Andre is swooned by Nessa, Jamal is struggling with his drug addiction and Hakeem is… Hakeem.

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EMPIRE Review: “Chimes At Midnight”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 6 – Empire delivers one of the best episodes of the season. When the entire Empire gets brought down from a twisted hacker, the Lyon family struggle to figure out what to do. Lucious is determined to find the hacker and deliver some street justice, but Cookie is too concerned in the growing threats this hacking could cause on Angelo’s mayoral campaign.

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The Complete List of 2017 People’s Choice Awards Nominations

peoples choice awards excerptAs we head into a season of indie films and critical darlings fighting for a few awards season nominations, the 2017 People’s Choice Awards has released their list of nominees, celebrating the big hits that gained pop culture notoriety over the past year.

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EMPIRE REVIEW: “One Before Another”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 5 – This week’s episode of Empire focuses on the relationship within the Lyon family. Lucious views himself as the patriarch, but is he taking this role too far? It’s looking like the brothers are all about to fight, and Cookie is having a hard time adjusting to life with such a straight edge boyfriend like Angelo. And then there’s that whole “war” with Shyne Johnson.

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EMPIRE Review: “Cupid Kills”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 4 – Empire delivers one of it’s craziest episodes yet. But no matter how crazy, after every week I have the same not: it’s great to see a show have so much fun with itself. Featuring a healthy dose of Shyne Johnson, Andre and Lucious’ plot twists.

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