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‘Empire’ Breakout Cookie Lyon is a Stronger Female Character Than Olivia Pope

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-Jasmine Grant

On Empire, Taraji P. Henson plays Cookie Lyon, hard-nosed matriarch of the Lyon family and betrayed co-founder of Empire Entertainment out to get her slice of the pie. Cookie has given Scandal‘s Gladiators a breath of fresh air with her approach as a leading lady — serving up beauty, street-smarts, and braun. At a time when Scandal‘s love triangle has gotten stale with viewers, Cookie burst into our living rooms in style, and stole the show. Read more…

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Now That We Know Who Kidnapped Olivia Pope, Has ‘Scandal’ Jumped the Shark?

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- Michael Arceneaux

I don’t want to jump the gun, especially about anything involving two of my favorite people, Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes, but season four of Scandal is reminding me of Destiny’s Child’s performance of “Soldier” on 106 & Park. Yeah, it turned out to be good in the end, but none of us will ever forget that Michelle Williams busted her ass at the very beginning of the set. Read more…

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The Most Hilarious Memes from Last Night’s ‘Empire’

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By now we know Empire is more than a rip-off of 50 Cent‘s Power. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard star in the hip-hop focused family drama that brings celebrity cameos (Naomi Campbell! Cuba Gooding, Jr.! Er, Judd Nelson?) and true soapiness to primetime. If you’re not watching, you should be. Read more…

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Here’s What Amber Rose’s Instagram Account Can Teach Us About Being Single

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-Courtney Enlow

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa broke up last fall, after she reportedly walked in on him with a pair of twin sisters. Since then, her Instagram photos have been making waves. Read more…

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The Most Awkward Adult Celeb Appearances on Kid Shows

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-Aly Semigran

Popular kid shows like Sesame Street, Yo Gabba Gabba!, and Spongebob Squarepants aren’t always just for kids. Grown-ups have been known to not only tune in to the children’s-friendly programming (hey, some of them are really good!), but even appear on said shows. While stars like Jon Hamm, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman , and Amy Poehler made the best of their time and had some seriously awesome cameos, other celebrities haven’t made quite the same impression. Read more…

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Kelly Kapowski Will Always Be Our Teen Dream

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-Courtney Enlow

Tiffani Amber Thiessen turns 41 today. While the actress has had a successful career thanks to shows like Beverly Hills: 90210 and White Collar, she’ll always be our sweet, beloved Kelly Kapowski. Read more…

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We’re Still Pining for These ’95 Heartthrobs and We Don’t Care Who Knows It

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-Courtney Enlow

There is nothing like an awareness of the passage of time to make us feel old. Like, the fact that the movie Clueless, the song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” and French Toast Crunch cereal are all 20 years old as of this year. You know what else is 20 years old? Your crush on these 1995 teen heartthrobs. Read more…

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Regina George Is the Only ‘Mean Girls’ Character Who Could Make ‘Fetch’ Happen

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-Aly Semigran

Look, we know what you’re thinking. Regina George is life ruiner. She ruins people’s lives. In the words of the scorned and rightfully pissed-off Janis Ian, “Regina George is not sweet. She’s a scum-sucking road whore.” We’re completely aware that she is the villain of the 2004 classic, infinitely re-quotable comedy Mean Girls, but as Damian so profoundly put it, “She’s fabulous, but she’s evil.” Rachel McAdams‘ Regina George definitely isn’t the most likable character to ever hit the big screen, but she’s the best part of a movie that’s filled with so many memorable characters. No, really. Read more…