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'$300 Million Is A Very Small Price For Taking My Whole Life And Stealing It' — Woman Sues Empire Creators For Taking Her Life Story!

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Trouble for Fox and Lee Daniels, or just a woman looking for a payday?!

Sophia Eggleston, a 53-year-old Detroit woman, is suing the network and Daniels, the creator of Empire, for $300 million, alleging the show is based off her life story and she ought to be compensated for the portrayal of character Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji P. Henson!

[ Video: Have U Seen Empire's Season Two Teaser Trailer?! ]

Eggleston's suit lays out a lot of tall tales, like how she was an alleged drug kingpin, and that she once did jail time after placing a hit on a man. She also wrote a book about her drug lifestyle as a younger woman, and in 2011, she traveled to El Lay and met with a screenwriter about adapting the book for television or a movie.

That never happened, but now Eggleston alleges that the Empire creators had their hands on the book and picked out many parts of her life story to use in the hit show.

Speaking to reporters, Eggleston seemed fairly confident about her lawsuit, saying:

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

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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Cookie Lyon's Best Moments From Empire's Season One!

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She isn't no fake a** Halle Berry! She's her own woman and we LOVE her!

The season finale of Empire will go down on Fox TONIGHT (3/18), and we'll definitely be lamenting the temporary loss of our favorite new character on TV: Taraji P. Henson's portrayal of the ah-mazing Cookie Lyon!

[ Related: Empire Surpasses The Walking Dead As The Most Tweeted About Show On Television! ]

But we turned our sadness into productivity by gathering together the character's BEST moments from Empire's first season!

And there were a lot of them!!! As Cookie says — she makes us all better! And we'll never forget that!

Check out all of our favorite moments by watching our recap video up (above) !!!

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​Terrence Howard Thinks That They Should Use The N-Word On Empire, But Taraji P. Henson Disagrees

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Talk about controversy!

Terrence Howard is all about authenticity, so when it comes to the smash hit Empire, he wants to throw political correctness out of the window! During an interview in February, he said:

"If we start getting silly, if we start playing to people's fancies, then we don't deserve to be where we are. It's a big pressure because I want to be a truth-sayer. I want to raise the bar. I want to get rid of this f—ed up word called PC. I think it's a gate for bigotry because as long as you're politically correct you can say anything you want but feel some way different… I'm mad that we don't say n—- in the show," he admits. "Why is TV showing something different from the reality of the world? Why is there a thing called censorship that stop people from hearing everyday talk? We use n—-every day. It's become part of a conversation—why aren't we using it in the show?"

[ Related: Empire Surpasses The Walking Dead As The Most Tweeted About Show On Television! ]

Whoa! Well, it seems like Terrance is the only person that feels that way because not only has white writer David Rambo said he won't use the controversial word, but co-star Taraji P. Henson is against the use for the sake of authenticity as well She said:

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Jennifer Hudson, Usher & Britney Spears Gather Together In Memory Of Whitney Houston!

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Some of the music industry’s finest gathered together last night at the Nokia Theater in El Lay to pay tribute to the late, great Whitney Houston!

The special, We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston, is the perfect blend of never before seen interview footage of Whitney, her greatest moments and special all-star performances.

Halle Berry introduced the show, with tears in her eyes as she recalled her earliest memories of Houston, as did LL Cool J, Britney Spears, Clive Davis and Taraji P. Henson throughout the night.

Jennifer Hudson kicked off the special and got the crowd to celebrate Whitney’s life, with a medley of her greatest dance hits like,

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Celebs Celebrate Argyleculture’s Menswear Collection!


This PAR-TAY was poppin'!

The "urban graduate-inspired" line, Argyleculture, founded by Russell Simmons and designed by HMX Group and Joseph Abboud recently launched on Thursday at Lil Charlie's in NYC, and everyone at the function was going HAM over the new digs.

Celebs in attendance included Mr. Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons, Angela Simmons, AJ Calloway, Boris Kodjoe, Taraji P. Henson, David Rosenberg, stylist Jason Bolden, Teairra Marie and Emily B with DJ Cassidy spinning the tunes for the event.

Mr. Simmons' 2012 menswear line is focused on hip hop culture, the fashion conscious man and represents modern Americans.

And if you're just dying to know where to get the collection, check out the Argyleculture website HERE! It will available at Macy’s in the Fall, Belk stores and online.

Will U be rocking Argyleculture gear?!?

Check out the stars partying up at the affair (below)!

[Images courtesy of Johnny Nuñez.]

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Taraji P. Henson Is Tasteful In Turquoise

Turquoise looks AH-MAY-ZING against red!

Taraji P. Henson joined her fellow stars at the BET Awards on Sunday flaunting her curvy physique.

The Think Like a Man actress wore a cerulean dress with shiny features and strappy gold heels.

She pulled the look back perfectly with highlighted tresses and au naturel makeup completed Henson's look.

Could she be anymore perfect for her presenter duties?!?

Maybe, but she sure did kill this look!

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