*** WARNING: Spoilers For Empire Ahead ***
How is this still the same show from back in Season One??
Empire finished off its second season on Wednesday with quite a few bangs, but we're just sitting here trying to keep our heads from spinning.
While the anticipated episode made good on its promise to kill off a Lyon, the rest of the hour featured so much new information that we barely know where to begin!
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The finale kicked off
Everyone wants a piece of Lee Daniels' Empire!
As you've probably noticed by now, the co-creator of the FOX hit has been dodging lawsuits left and right from people who claim that the hip-hop drama was stolen!
The Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson series has already dealt with litigation from a woman who claimed the show stole her life story and another from a man who alleged the producers jacked the idea of lead character Lucious Lyon!
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Well, it looks like Daniels just scored another victory because in a federal court ruling this week, a judge shot down yet another lawsuit saying that Empire was ripped off from someone else's original script!
This time, a man named Jon Astor-White said his show titled King Solomon is similarly about a Harvard-educated black guy who starts his own record label.
Not only did the judge notice
Up, down, up, down, up, down, and then it stays down…
Empire was without a doubt television's biggest influence on pop culture in 2015, and while the magic may have died down in America for Season Two, it apparently never even began in other parts of the world!
It may be impossible to believe based on how well the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard musical drama was first received, but we're hearing that not only are the FOX series' global numbers down… they're downright abysmal!
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In fact, according to a report in April 8's Hollywood Reporter, the show is currently failing in countries like the UK, Germany, Australia, and even Canada, to name a few.
Why do they keep having so much legal trouble??
Despite a slight dip in quality and ratings for its sophomore season, Empire remains one of the most popular shows on television.
And while this means a lot of money for the people responsible for the hit series, it also means there are a lot of people out there who want their cut.
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The Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson musical drama already faced a lawsuit from a woman who claimed the show stole her life story back in August; now FOX has another very similar case of copyright infringement on their hands.
According to a docs filed in federal court in Virginia, FOX, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, and other producers are being sued for an astounding
Taraji P. Henson stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday night, so of course Jimmy Fallon just had to get the Empire star to play a game — unfortunately it was one of his weaker ones…
They ended up playing the Acting Game, in which each celeb is given a scenario they have to act out on a phone.
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Luckily, Taraji brought the drama!
Ch-ch-check out Henson bringing out her inner Cookie and proving why she totally deserved her Golden Globes win (below)!
We're STILL laughing about Taraji P. Henson's mix-up of Coldplay and Maroon 5!
As we previously reported, the Empire star took to Instagram to cheer on Maroon 5 during the Super Bowl's halftime show… only it wasn't Adam Levine's popular band.
Yep, Miz Henson totally didn't realize it was Chris Martin's British group performing!
Merp. However, since the social media hiccup the 45-year-old's deleted the post and explained what EXACTLY went down at the game.
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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she revealed: