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Empire Facing $1.5 BILLION Copyright Lawsuit For Allegedly Stealing Terrence Howard's Lucious Lyon!

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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.

Related: Sean Penn's Defamation Suit Against Lee Daniels

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

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There Was A Mini Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reunion On Empire Last Night — Did You Catch It?!

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We weren't expecting this, but we totally support it!

Empire has quickly become one of the most iconic shows of modern television, and it seems like the musical drama knows how pay respect to its elders.

On Wednesday night's new episode of the FOX series, Jussie Smollett & Co. led a mini Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion right in front of our eyes!

Related: Taraji & Terrence Slam Empire Feud Rumors!

While Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan were nowhere to be seen, die hard fans of the cult classic probably noticed Adam Busch, aka Warren from The Trio, playing Jamal's new Rolling Stone photographer!

So how exactly does one actor make for a reunion??

Well…

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Which Mad Men Star Was Supposed To Be On Empire But Foolishly Turned It Down?!

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Going from a critical darling like Mad Men to a ratings juggernaut like Empire would probably be the best opportunity there is for an actor.

[ Related: Jon Hamm Completes Rehab Ahead Of Mad Men's Final Season ]

Although, we'll never actually know because someone over at the AMC period drama actually turned down the chance to star on FOX's musical series!

Who???

Apparently, John Slattery didn't think much of Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard's show when creator Danny Strong — who played Roger Sterling's cousin on Mad Men –approached him about making an appearance.

In a recent interview, John opened up about his mistake, and his former co-star's success, saying:

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Hunger Games News! Emmy Winner Danny Strong To Write Mockingjay Films! !

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Ahhhh!! The once suicidal Jonathan from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, AKA Danny Strong is all grown up…

And he's been chosen as tribute to pen the screenplay for the last two films in the Hunger Games series!

The Emmy award winning writer/executive producer of HBO's Game Change now has the daunting task of splitting Mockingjay, the final book in the HG trilogy, into two parts.

As we all know, Hollywood likes to squeeze every last cent out of their book-to-film franchises, (Twilight, Harry Potter), so luckily for fans, we get two servings of Mockingjay pie!

As of now, the last two films are set to hit theaters Nov. 21, 2014 and Nov. 20, 2015, respectively.

We are SO excited by this news!! We've no doubt Danny is the perfect mix of mega-talent and nerd to pull a major fantasy/sci-fi franchise flick like this off!!

BTVS super geeks out there, aren't you feeling the tingles! We're so proud of him!!!

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Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In HBO Film

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Julianne Moore has signed on to play Sarah Palin in HBO Films' upcoming adaptation of the best selling book Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

We can't complain, considering the four-time Academy Award nominee is phenomenal in every thing she does, but we do have one question on our mind…

Why not Tina Fey?!

Okay, okay, we're sure she is a busy with 30 Rock, but c'mon…she is spot on.

Jay Roach will direct the film from a script written by Danny Strong, who previously collaborated together on the Emmy winning political HBO film Recount.

Sounds like this film has some big guns behind it! We can't wait to hear the rest of the casting announcements!

Do U think Julianne Moore is a good choice to play the former Alaskan Governor?

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