1. Here's a Sneak Peek of the 'Simpsons' Hip-Hop Special Starring Snoop Dogg, Common & RZA

    January 03, 2017 12:49 PM EST 0 0 0 On Jan. 15, actor/comedian Keegan-Michael Key will star in an hour-long Simpsons hip-hop special for the show's upcoming season premiere. Entering its 28th season, The Simpsons will feature a host of big-time rap stars , including  Snoop Dogg , ...

  2. TLC & Missy Elliott Get Into the Christmas Spirit for 'Taraji's White Hot Holidays': Exclusive First Look

    December 08, 2016 5:16 AM EST 0 0 0 Empire’s Taraji P. Henson is back to share the Christmas goodwill with a cadre of big stars on her all-new variety special.  Taraji’s White Hot Holidays is stacked with renditions of classic holiday songs performed by the likes of fellow Empire acto ...

  3. 'I Dream of Jeannie' Ponytails Sweep the AMAs Red Carpet

    November 21, 2016 10:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Another red carpet, another sky-high ponytail for Ariana Grande . [readmore:7581531] The singer arrived at Microsoft Theater on Sunday night wearing a vintage lace bustier and white Alexander McQueen trousers, along with her signature updo (which fe ...

  4. Pharrell Williams Releases Soulful, Jazzy 'Runnin' From the 'Hidden Figures' Soundtrack

    October 24, 2016 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 3 After gifting the world with "Happy" from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack,  Pharrell Williams ' sound is laced on another soundtrack. This time he's lending his vocals to the forthcoming movie Hidden Figures , which he also produc ...

  5. Janelle Monae on Her Oscar-Buzzy Film Debut, Dating 'Androids' & That Long-Awaited Next Album

    October 20, 2016 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I’ve always spoken out about what it means to be ‘the other,’ ” says Janelle Monae , seated on a plush vintage couch in the New York offices of A24, the film studio that’s releasing her first feature film, Moonlight , later this month. “As a black ...

  6. 'Empire' Cast Endorses Hillary Clinton for President in New Video: Watch

    October 05, 2016 9:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The cast and creators of Empire are putting their support behind Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election, voicing their endorsements in a new video.  The show's stars Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett , Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, ...

  7. Emmys 2016: Stars Are Dancing to 'Panda,' 'Can't Stop the Feeling,' Beyonce & More

    Emmys 2016: Stars Are Dancing to 'Panda,' 'Can't Stop the Feeling,' Beyonce & More

    September 19, 2016 11:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 We caught up with 'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner, 'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson and more, who told us what songs they will listen to after the show to celebrate and dance. Emmy awards 2016 , Emmys , Emmy Awards , emmys 201 ...

  8. Taraji P. Henson's Stylist Shares Her Surprise Second Emmy Awards 'Studio 54' Outfit: Exclusive

    September 18, 2016 11:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 After walking the 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday (Sept. 18), in a “sunshine yellow” floor-length, custom Vera Wang dress, actress Taraji P. Henson presented the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Emmy to Ben Mendelsohn for Bloodline in a surpri ...

  9. Taraji P. Henson Presents Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 2016 Emmys

    Taraji P. Henson Presents Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 2016 Emmys

    September 18, 2016 11:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Emmy-nominated Taraji P. Henson presented the award for best supporting actor in a drama series at the 2016 ceremony. Emmy awards 2016 , Taraji P. Henson , Emmys , Billboard , Emmy Awards , emmys 2016 , Taraji P. Henson Videos Taraji P. Henson Brigh ...

  10. Taraji P. Henson's Stylist Breaks Down Her Emmy Awards Outfit: Exclusive

    September 18, 2016 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With more than 20 years in the entertainment industry, actress Taraji P. Henson busted through our TV screens as the fiery first lady of Fox’s breakout show Empire in 2014. Billboard exclusively spoke with Henson's go-to stylist Jason Bolden, w ...

  11. 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Learns From Prank Tweet

    May 21, 2016 2:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Empire co-star Jussie Smollett recently caused a social media storm after tweeting a cryptic message that implied he may be leaving the show. 5 Questions That Remain After This Week's 'Empire' Finale "I was thinking like my littl ...

  12. Watch Taraji P. Henson Improvise for the Acting Game With Jimmy Fallon

    February 25, 2016 11:26 AM EST 0 0 0 The two took turns answering a phone and acting out random fake scenarios, such as an astronaut Cookie getting stuck on a space station for an extra six months. Taraji P. Henson's improv chops are as sharp as Cookie's wit. Mary J. Blige, K ...

  13. Maroon 5 Responds to Taraji P. Henson's Coldplay Super Bowl Mix-Up

    February 08, 2016 11:04 PM EST 0 0 0 Taraji P. Henson accidentally became one of the most talked-about celebrities to attend Super Bowl 50 when she referred to Coldplay as Maroon 5 during the halftime show. “YAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!! #maroon5 is life to me!!! #superbowl50 #HappyCamper,” the E ...

  14. Adele, Zayn Malik & Missy Elliott: Real-Time Rewind for Nov. 20

    November 20, 2015 11:41 AM EST 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving the ...

  15. Becky G, Pitbull Bring the Latin Heat to 'Empire'

    October 08, 2015 4:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Becky G reprised her bad-girl role on this week’s episode of Empire , and we liked it. No, scratch that -- we loved it! As Hakeem’s (Bryshere Y. Gray) newest signee Valentina Galindo, Becky stayed true to her ambitions of solo stardom. Sure, the ide ...

  16. Taylor Swift Wants You to Watch 'Empire'

    September 23, 2015 6:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Empire returns to Fox Wednesday night to start its second season and Taylor Swift is among those excited fans tuning in. And she wants you to too.  Preview: The Music for Season 2 of 'Empire' Will Have More of a 'Pop Look' The po ...

  17. 'Empire' Season 2 Trailer Features New Feuds, Chris Rock's Debut: Watch

    August 06, 2015 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Andre is determined to oust his father from the company in the latest footage. Can Empire Entertainment make it out without its fearless leader Lucious Lyon ( Terrence Howard )? That's the question facing the rest of his family when  Empire  re ...

  18. Terrence Howard Struts His Stuff to 'Brick House' on 'Lip Sync Battle': Watch

    August 05, 2015 2:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will face off in an upcoming  Empire -themed episode of Lip Sync Battle  -- and now, we have a sneak preview of one of Howard's performances: The Commodores ' "Brick House." Taraji P. Henson P ...

  19. 'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson Hospitalized for Exhaustion

    June 19, 2015 6:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 A spokeswoman for Taraji P. Henson says the actress is suffering from exhaustion. Henson, the star of the Fox drama "Empire," on Friday posted a photo close-up of an IV connected to her arm. In a tweet, she offered reassurances that she wi ...

  20. 50 Cent, Celine Dion Among Presenters Announced for Billboard Music Awards

    May 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Buckle in, because the Billboard Music Awards is steaming ahead. Billboard and dick clark productions today announced a line-up of presenters from across music, TV and film for the annual awards ceremony later this month. Among the presenters this t ...

  21. 'SNL' Recap: Mumford & Sons Go Electric, Taraji P. Henson Mocks 'Empire' & More

    April 12, 2015 12:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Henson terrorized Cookie Monster as her character from the hit Fox drama, along with impersonating Nicki Minaj and Wanda Sykes. Good news, boo boo kitties: Taraji P. Henson hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, where she played Nicki Minaj , a ba ...

  22. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 11 Get the Party Started

    March 13, 2015 3:53 AM EDT Empire's Taraji P. Henson drops by American Idol to deliver the official results from the previous night's voting to host Ryan Seacrest . One by one, Seacrest reveals throughout the episode who advances to the top 11, the contestants&# ...

  23. 'Empire's' Trai Byers on Andre's Breakdown, Relationship With Jennifer Hudson

    March 04, 2015 11:15 PM EST 0 0 0 [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the ninth episode of Empire's first season, Unto the Breach. ] Since Empire's pilot, the Fox hip-hop drama teased that the eldest Lyon son, Andre ( Trai Byers ), had an illness that kept Lucious ...

  24. Mo'Nique Says She Was First Choice to Play Cookie on 'Empire'

    March 04, 2015 4:06 PM EST 0 0 0 It appears Mo'Nique and Lee Daniels aren't seeing eye-to-eye once again . In an  interview with Access Hollywood , Mo'Nique says Daniels offered her the fan-favorite part of Cookie Lyon on the huge hit Empire before it ultimately went ...

  25. 50 Cent & Taraji P. Henson Trade 'Empire' vs. 'Power' Jabs

    January 08, 2015 6:22 PM EST Cent isn't one to hold his tongue, but neither is Taraji P. Henson. Is 'Empire' Realistic? Industry Insiders Weigh In After the actress caught word of 50 Cent's comments about Fox series Empire allegedly copying the marke ...

  26. Fox's 'Empire' Nabs Post-'American Idol' Slot

    November 19, 2014 5:48 PM EST Hip-hop drama stars Oscar nominees Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Henson. Fox is giving midseason drama Empire as good of a launch pad as it has to offer. The network announced Wednesday (Nov. 19) that the high-profile collaboration from Lee Dani ...

  27. Watch Intense New Trailer for Fox's Hip-Hop Drama 'Empire'

    October 25, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson star in Lee Daniels' midseason soap. Fox used Game 3 of the World Series to ramp up midseason hip-hop drama Empire . Courtney Love Joins Cast of 'Empire' From The Butler 's Lee Daniels and D ...

  28. Jay Z Premieres 'Picasso Baby' Video: Watch

    August 03, 2013 10:54 AM EDT Last night (August 2), Jay Z premiered the performance art film for his "Magna Carta Holy Grail" song, "Picasso Baby" on HBO. The Mark Romanek-directed, 10-minute video captures Jay Z performing "Picasso Baby" at NYC& ...

  29. Britney Spears Joins Whitney Houston Grammy Special

    October 10, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Jason Squires/WireImage Britney Spears has joined the lineup for the CBS one-hour special "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston." Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference P ...

  30. Britney Spears Joins Whitney Houston Grammy Special

    October 10, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears has joined the lineup for the CBS one-hour special "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston." The pop star won't be performing, however. She along with Oscar-winner Halle Berry, actress Taraji P. Hen ...

  31. BET Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Tribute Marks Emotional High

    July 02, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With all the star power at the BET Awards - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few - the most stirring moment came not from a superstar, but from the mother of one. Whitney Houston's mother Cissy provided t ...

  32. Kanye, Jay-Z Win Top BET Award, Cissy Houston Honors Daughter Whitney (Video)

    July 02, 2012 12:28 AM EDT Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday's BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night. Whitney Houston� ...

  33. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris&q ...

  34. Backbeat: Lil Wayne, Drake, Busta Rhymes @ Cash Money Pre-Grammy Party

    February 15, 2012 4:15 PM EST American Idols: (L-R) New YMCMB signees Busta Rhymes, American Idol fifth-place finisher Chris RIchardson, and Mystikal cash in at the Cash Money pre-Grammy party. (Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup) Like all Grammy-related parties on Saturday nig ...

  35. Whitney Houston Remembered at Cash Money Pre-Grammy Party

    February 12, 2012 10:14 AM EST 0 0 0 As artists gathered in Los Angeles for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, all thoughts were centered on the sudden passing of R&B icon Whitney Houston. The tone of Pre-Grammy events around the city changed from one of celebration to mourning and rem ...

  36. Grammy Nominations Concert: Things You Didn't See on TV

    December 01, 2011 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 You may think you saw it all on the Grammy Nominations Concert , but the nominees had more to share backstage. Here are four moments from behind the scenes. Bruno Mars' Big Night Bruno Mars couldn't wait to talk to reporters after notching ...

  37. Mary J. Blige Performs Classics, Tatyana Ali Returns to Music & More at 'Black Girls Rock'

    October 17, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stars gathered at the famed Paradise Theater in NYC Saturday night (Oct. 15) to celebrate the talents, lives, and strength of Black women for the 6th Annual Black Girls Rock Awards, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. The award show was pro ...

  38. Four-Play: Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne, The-Dream's Lover Is 'Long Gone,' and More

    September 21, 2011 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Demi Lovato covers Lil Wayne 's "How to Love," The-Dream fears his lover's heart is "Long Gone," Tyrese begs Taraji P. Henson to "Stay," and Timbaland shows his love for the culo. Check out four virals that de ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Chris Brown Cast in Comedy, Beyonce Producer Bashes 'Motivation'

    July 19, 2011 7:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Producer Bashes Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" Jeff Bhasker, a producer on a number of Beyonce's "4" tracks, bashed Kelly Rowland' ...

  40. Billboard Bits: 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation, Christina Aguilera Has New Beau

    November 08, 2010 6:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Disney Channel's 'Jonas L.A.' May Face Cancellation It was bound to happen: All the Disney Channel's teen idols would eventually grow up, and the show ...

  41. Usher, Alicia Keys Get Four Soul Train Nominations

    October 18, 2010 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate: She's been nominated for four Soul Train Awards. The nominations were announced on Monday (Oct. 18) - four days after Keys gave birth to her first child, a son named Egypt. Usher also got fou ...

  42. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET' ...

  43. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be he ...

  44. Mary J. Blige Stars In Tyler Perry Movie

    March 20, 2009 9:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige is set to star in Tyler Perry's forthcoming Lionsgate film, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself." Scheduled for nationwide release September 11, 2009, the film also stars Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson. Based on Perry¹s ...

  45. Mary J. Blige To Star In Tyler Perry Movie

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige is set to star in Tyler Perry’s forthcoming Lionsgate film, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” Scheduled for nationwide release September 11, 2009, the film also stars Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson. Based on Perry’s stage play of ...

  46. Blige, Brown, West, Foxx Lead BET Winners

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and "Gold Digger" duo Kanye West and Jamie Foxx shared double wins at the 2006 BET Awards last night (June 27). Picking up respective statuettes as best female R&B artis Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and "G ...

  47. Three 6 Mafia Ready To Make Oscar History

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three 6 Mafia's performance of best original song Academy Award nominee "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" on Sunday's (March 5) Oscar telecast will mark the first time a rap song has been performed at t Three 6 Mafia's pe ...

  48. Film, TV Actors Take The Mic On 'Unexpected Dreams'

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Actress Scarlett Johansson, "Moulin Rouge" star Ewan McGregor and "Desperate Housewives" principal Teri Hatcher are among the actors that have been tapped to put their own spin on famous tunes on "Une Actress Scarlett Johans ...