And now, more news about this divorce is coming to light from both camps.
Brad, apparently, was especially upset about
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*** 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!
The finale kicked off
Talk about a cliffhanger!
In the penultimate episode of Empire, there were plenty of great moments, but the BIG one that everyone's talking about is THAT potential death!
But the REAL drama isn't who wins the award but rather what goes down at the show as Carol gets drunk and ends up telling Freda Gatz that it was Lucious that killed Frank Gathers. At this point, Carol is so upset that she grabs a security guard's gun and goes for the head of the Lyon family. The only problem is, Jamal sees this going down and steps in front of his father and takes a bullet!
This of course has EVERYONE worried that Jussie might have actually bitten the dust and it sure doesn't help that he took to Twitter to share:
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!
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!
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??
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.
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
Looks like Terrence Howard is letting this one go!
On Sunday, Terrence posted a sweet photo of himself and once frenemy Robert Downey Jr.! The two were both at the wedding of mutual friend Brian Grazer.
For those who don't know, Howard and Downey had a bit of a falling out during the time of the first Iron Man sequel. According to a 2013 interview with the actor, Robert subsequently had him replaced with Don Cheadle due to his hefty salary request.
Whether the story is true or not, it definitely caused a sore spot for the Empire star:
"This is going to get me in a lot of trouble, but who gives a f*ck. It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out."
Yikes, that one has to hurt!
Despite the pair's issues and R.D.J. allegedly not taking Terrence's calls for THREE MONTHS, the two were able to mend their fences this past weekend.
T.H. captioned the (above)! shot:
The Empire duo HIGHariously portrayed Kimye in a Kardashian Christmas sketch during their Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays special on Wednesday!
The skit contained all the necessary Kardashian-West props — including selfies, big butts, and a Christmas baby Yeezus!
We're not sure what the funniest part was, Henson's nasally Kim impression or when Howard mistook a house lamp for Sia!
Ch-ch-check out the funny clip (below) to see the Lyons take on the famous couple!