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Taraji P. Henson Proves She Can Take Her Empire Anywhere As She Hosts Saturday Night Live For The Very First Time!

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The name's cookie, take a bite!

By now, it's obvious that Taraji P. Henson can do no wrong, but that fact was just reinforced over the weekend as she hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in her 18-year career!

While the sketches themselves weren't the greatest we've ever seen, Taraji did prove that she can hang with the best of SNL's players — the best being Kate McKinnon and Taran Killam.

And speaking of Kate, the star of the up-and-coming Ghostbusters reboot helmed the episode's best bit, the Hillary Clinton-inspired cold-open!

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Ever Wonder How Well Cookie From Empire Would Play The Game Of Thrones? Find Out In This HIGHlarious TV Hit Mashup!

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Game of Thrones is about to premiere its fifth season on Sunday, and the show runners have admitted that the show will divert a bit from the books.

But something tells us this isn't how it will go!

[ Video: Sesame Street Flawlessly Parodies Game Of Thrones! ]

In this clever mashup by the folks at Mandatory.com, Taraji P. Henson goes from the Empire of the music biz to the kingdoms of Westeros — and she packed all her attitude!

See what happens when Cookie Lyons plays the Game Of Thrones (below)!

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Taraji P. Henson Cookies Up More Saturday Night Live Promos! This Time With Mumford & Sons!

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We have a feeling this episode is going to be like Empire — totally frickin' epic!!!

Taraji P. Henson gave the world some more Saturday Night Live promos released this Thursday, but she wasn't alone!

[ Video: Taraji P. Henson Talks Empire With Seth Meyers ]

The Empire star was joined by cast member Kenan Thompson and her musical guest Mumford & Sons.

If these promos are any indication of how much fun the actual episode will be, we're all in for one amazing Saturday night!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) !!!

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Latest Late Night with Seth Meyers Features Taraji P. Henson Talking About Improvising Cookie Lyon's Lines On Empire!

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Some of her most classic lines on the show came off the cuff!

Seth Meyers had Taraji P. Henson on his talk show Late Night With Seth Meyers this past Thursday and the two had one of the most hilarious conversations in recent history!

Taraji talked about improvising some of the lines that her character Cookie Lyons says on the hit show Empire, and it was interesting to hear that many of the show's most quotable lines were ad-libbed by this talented actress!

[ Related: Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington Totally Ruins Seth Meyers' Dinner Party ]

She also shared with the world some lines that didn't make it on the show, and it had us wondering how the writers on Empire could've left out such amazing quotes!

It's clear from this interview that Taraji P. Henson is one amazing talent, and we hope she continues to portray the best character on television for a super long time.

We already miss seeing her every Wednesday, but at least this video helps ease the temporary Empire void that's happened since the end of the show's first season!

Check out the interview between these two up (above) !!!

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Taraji P. Henson Is Hosting Saturday Night Live This Weekend And She's Getting Ready For Her First Live TV Gig With These Cookie-Filled Promos!

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This looks to be one helluva show!

Saturday Night Live has been killing it these past few weeks, and the funny gravy train shows no signs of stopping this upcoming Saturday!

That's because Empire's biggest star Taraji P. Henson is hosting the show and SNL cast member Taran Killam joined her to shoot some of the show's promos!

[ Related: Michael Keaton & Taraji P. Henson Will Host Saturday Night Live In April! With THESE Musical Guests! ]

Taraji helps Taran solve some personal problems, they talk about how Taraji has never done live television, and even create a new show based off of Empire called Umpire, ha!

These promos definitely seem to be hinting at something…

…That this should be one fantastic show, and that's not even mentioning how Mumford & Sons will be the musical guests!

Check out the promos up (above)!!

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Zoe Saldana, Taraji P. Henson, & Olivia Munn Grace Samsung's Latest Phone Launch With Their Flawlessness!

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Olivia Munn, Taraji P Henson and Zoe Saldana at Samsung Galaxy launch.

Wooooo, it's the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch, y'all!!!

It's gonna get CRAZY!!!

Celebrities will dress up for practically anything, like the launch of a phone that is only slightly different than the previous one made by the same company.

[ Related: Khloe Kardashian Is Krazy-Kurvy At ULTA Event ]

But we can't complain because we love seeing celebrities in pretty clothes, like Olivia Munn, Taraji P. Henson, and Zoe Saldana in this case — all of whom were looking FOINE on the red carpet on Thursday in LA.

While Cookie was a total seductress in a sheer black lace dress, Zoe was very ladies-who-lunch in a floral Roland Mouret sheath with yellow pumps!

Olivia went her own way in floral high-waisted shorts and a billowy white blouse.

So much beauty in one place! We wouldn't have been able to handle it!

We guess it was lucky we weren't there…

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Saying Her Son Was Racially Profiled By Police

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Taraji P. Henson claims son was racially profiled

Last month, Empire star Taraji P. Henson spoke with Uptown magazine about an incident where her son was racially profiled when he was stopped by police on his way home from USC.

The actress said that her son followed police orders after he was pulled over by an officer — even though they allegedly searched his car illegally.

Now, a 40-minute video obtained by the Los Angeles Times shows the police report footage from the actual incident in Glendale, CA.

The footage from Oct. 18 shows an officer pulling over Marcell Johnson (Henson's son) after he drove through a lighted crosswalk as a pedestrian crosses.

When the officer asked whether he had anything illegal in his car, Johnson responded that he had marijuana in his backpack — for which he had a state-issued medical marijuana license.

[ Related: Michael Keaton & Taraji P. Henson Will Host Saturday Night Live In April! With THESE Musical Guests! ]

The actress's son then

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