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Last Night In NYC: “STAR” Shines at VIP Screening

This week, FOX continued its promo tour of screenings for the upcoming series STARco-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy.


On Wednesday, FOX teamed up with ASCAP Urban to present a special screening and holiday showcase at Helen Mills Event Space in New York City. Over 200 press and influencers attended the swanky affair, which was hosted by media personality Gia Peppers and featured performances by recording artists Solo Woods, Topaz Jones and Liana Banks. DJ Max October provided sounds all night as attendees mixed and mingled in the sparkly gold-decorated space. Special guests included Mona Scott-Young, Keith Clinkscales, Len Burnett and media reps from The YBF, ESSENCE, The Root, BET, StuffFlyPeopleLike, NBC News, Complex and more.

Don’t miss the special preview of “STAR” airing Wednesday, December 14 on FOX after the fall finale EMPIRE at 8PM ET/PT.

“Like” STAR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @STAR and join the discussion by using #Star. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @STARonFOX.

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On The Gram: 15 Hilarious Memes From Empire S. 2 Ep. 9


This week’s episode of Empire was very entertaining and had a bunch of  celebrity cameos.  Some way some how, Lee Daniels found Rosie O’Donnell and she made an appearance. Mr. Daniels made an appearance himself during the episode.  Cookie found her missing sister Carol in Philadelphia. Andre’s wife Rhonda gave Anika advice on how to up her crazy. Lucious brought his son and daughter in law a mansion. Cookie revealed that she knew her boo thang Lance was the enemy all along. Alicia Key’s made her debut; which ended with her making out with Jamal. With these shocking empire moments, the people on Instagram generated some memes; that made the episode even more entertaining. Check out the 15 hilarious memes from Empire  season 2, episode 9 after the jump.

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I’m The Real Cookie Lyon: Woman Sues Empire Creators


Looks like everyone still wants a piece of the ‘Empire’ pie. Since becoming the number 1 TV show, Fox series Empire has been getting a lot of heat because people believed that the show was based on their life. This story is no different except the person claiming the show is based on their life is not famous.

53 Year old Sophia Eggleston is suing Fox and Lee Daniels for $300 million for “stealing” her life story. In the show ‘Cookie Lyon’ was this drug lord that had went to jail and coincidentally so did Eggleston. Once out of prison Cookie puts a hit out on someone; and you guessed it so did Eggleston but she fulfilled her that hit herself and was jailed for it.

Sophia does not believe this situation is a coincidence. She reported that in 2011, she sent a copy of her memoir The Hidden Hand to Rita Miller who is a screenwriter. Supposedly Miller told Eggleston she would pitch the story to Lee Daniels.


Not only do she believe the story line is about her; but she also believe that she and Cookie fashion sense is similar. Previously, Lee Daniels said that the character Cookie was inspired by his sister and the women in life. None of the ‘Empire’ creators has spoken out about these claims; hopefully this situation can get handled before things get out of hand. 

Source: Complex

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On The Gram: The Hilarious Memes Come Out For Fox’s New Show “Empire”…


After months of #BUZZ last night Fox aired the first episode of Lee Daniels’ highly anticipated new series, Empire.

We LOVED the first episode and will definitely be tuned into Fox weekly to stay in tune with the action packed drama.

But you know it’s not OFFICIAL until Instagram crowns it such with a plethora of meme’s. Here are our favorites …


Fly LIGHTs: Oprah Covers JET Magazine


After a 15-year hiatus from acting, the media icon returns to the big screen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, opening in theaters nationwide on August 16th.  During her one-on-one conversation with JET Editor-in-Chief, Mitzi Miller, Winfrey opened up about why she took the role and how she anticipates its reception among the public.

“This film is a tribute to both the working-class Negro of that time and all of the many unsung heroes whose names never made the history books,” said Winfrey.  “It never occurred to me that there could be any [backlash] until you said it… But if there’s a backlash, so be it,” she continued.