WATCH: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots’ Tonight Show Parody of Fox’s Empire
The 10-minute sketch, that also features appearances by Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, shows us Jimmy Fallon struggling to choose who will take over his “Jimpire” once he retires.
FILM REVIEW: Mo’Nique Blackballed a “Blackbird” in Patrick-Ian Polk’s New Film
During press for the new independent black gay film, Mo’Nique and openly gay producer/director Lee Daniel’s (not associated with Blackbird) have been in a media back-and-forth on what was behind the actress’ film absence after her Oscar win.
REVIEW: Lee Daniels’ Light-Skinned Hip-Hop Series EMPIRE
I got to see an early screening of the first episode of Empire on a big screen here in Atlanta. The room was packed with well dressed black people of different ages, shades, genders and sexual orientations. Very nice crowd. Having said that, there are some gay scenes in the show and (you guessed it) the majority of the crowd didn’t like it.
Anytime the gay character did anything “gay” the uncomfortable groans sang out like a black church choir in the Bible belt south.
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