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'Empire' Recap 'False Imposition' Cookie And Lucious Unleash Their Vulnerabilities

January 29th, 2015 10:26am EST
Empire
It’s nice to know behind the heavy makeup, ostentatious bling and loads of other materialistic excess there are beating hearts (and, for some even souls) inside the wolf pack that makes up “Empire.” How do I know? Because we watched them bleed in the most recent episode, “False Imposition.”

The fourth episode opens with Lucious (Terrence Howard) giving Hakeem another stern talking to about getting serious about his craft, being in the studio more, one upping his brother, yada, yada, yada. Speaking of Jamal, we have word he’s been cast off to the boondocks aka Bushwick, Brooklyn. Poor Dora ...
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6 Pearl-Clasping Moments Of Showdown On 'Empire's' 'The Devil Quotes Scripture'

January 22nd, 2015 10:05am EST
'Empire' Recap: 6 Pearl-Clasping Moments Of Showdown - 'The Devi
Heavy is the head that wears the crown and Lucious’ (Terence Howard) throne was really tested in “The Devil Quotes Scripture;” third episode of “Empire.” It’s him versus the world. And the world being a pesky manager, a disloyal ex-wife and rebellious son. We countdown the six most shade-worthy showdowns in “The Devil Quotes Scripture.”

“Now, Who Needs Protection”

Within the first 15 minutes of the episode Lucious is threatened by one of his artist’s (Veronica, the bald-headed balladeer we were introduced to in the pilot episode of “Empire.”) manager. The confrontational manager sticks hi...
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'Empire' Recap: No Apologies - 'The Outspoken King'

January 15th, 2015 9:42am EST
'Empire' Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: No Apologies - 'The Outspoke
If secrets were tombstones the Lyons’ family would inherit several cemeteries. And if Lucious (Terrence Howard) had his way he’d keep them all six feet under, alongside Bunkie (RIP, buddy). It’s a good thing we’ve got Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) snooping for answers, on her iPhone to uncover her boss’ three year life expectancy. Some skeletons have to creep out.

Lucious’ secret is safe for now, but how long before Cookie’s shocking reveal as a snitch for the Feds is uncovered? Judging by next week’s promos, not long.

Let’s jump into the second episode of “Empire.” “The Outspoken King” ep lau...
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Cookie's 5 Scene Stealing Moments From FOX's New Drama 'Empire'

January 14th, 2015 1:39pm EST
Empire
Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) came in like a storm cloud over Lucious Lyons’ (Terrence Howard) music “Empire”, vowing to “take back what’s hers.” And the mink-clad, potty-mouthed, possible niece to Mr. ‘Godfather of Soul’ Brown has no qualms about her H.B.I.C. takeover. In the words of Lucious, “the queen has returned.” Watch how she holds court…and demands respect.

Long Overdue Mama Beat Dow

Cookie waited 17 years in jail, do you think she’ll wait 17 minutes to see her youngest son, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray)? Uh, uh. So, Hakeem’s shape up and side-eyed barber be damned, she storms in out of l...
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‘Law & Order SVU’ Midseason Finale

December 11th, 2014 9:08am EST
Law & Order SVU
Welcome back, SVU-viewers. Is it just me or did those two weeks on hiatus feel like two years? Now that we’ve seen every holiday-based SNL made, we’re back to NBC’s regularly scheduled "Law & Order SVU" show about sex crime scenarios, or what I’ve been nicknaming it lately “Ripped from the Headlines: Real Life Sex Crime Re-enactments,” but on a serious note the midseason finale covers a topic that should be in more headlines: backlogs of rape kits that go uninvestigated throughout the country.

Given the amount of sexual assaults happening, if you read daily papers, it’s definitely a releva...
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5 Shocking Moments From The 'Grey's Anatomy’ Winter Finale

November 21st, 2014 8:18am EST
grey's anatomy
I was all set to label “Grey’s Anatomy’s” winter finale a snooze fest, until the last 20 minutes told a completely different story. Fans of any Rhimes produced show know it’s the Shonda way; lull viewers into a false sense of security than when complacent BOOM, CLAP!! We’re hit with the best emotional bombshell. Still reeling from “Risk’s” ricochets, below are the 5 most shocking moments from the winter finale.

Shepherd Goes to Washington (For Real)

After spending half the season sparring, Meredith and Derek have reached the ultimate impasse when he decides to take Obama—not Fitz—up on hi...
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‘Grey's Anatomy' Recap: 'Second Chances'

November 14th, 2014 9:20am EST
Grey's Anatomy
In “Grey’s Anatomy’s” penultimate episode “Could We Start Again, Please?” the docs tackle whether or not second chances are deserved for present and past mistakes.

The episode opens with a pre-teen Derek studiously reading while his lil sis Amelia plays close by at their dad’s general store. Then in walks a thug with a gun that he aims at Derek’s dad head.

Back to present day where Meredith and Maggie are hustling to treat incoming patients that were in a burning house. To kickoff the episode of penance Mer apologizes for being MIA for her own dinner party last night. Maggie shrugs it off...
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‘Law & Order SVU’ Recap: ‘Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. Crossover’

November 13th, 2014 10:31am EST
Law & Order SVU
The much hyped “Chicago Crossover” episode of “Law & Order SVU” has finally landed on our TV screens. Was it worth the money in advertising? Eh, maybe if you’re a “Chicago P.D.” fan. Picking up where the Chi-town firefighters left off on “Chicago Fire”—firefighters uncover some child porn pics in a burning house that could be traced to New York and “P.D.” detective Lindsay’s half brother is one of the victims—SVU squad finds the stills are connected to a live stream site put up by a child sex trafficking ring. The Feds attempt to take down the site, but are thwarted by the pedophilia membe...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: 'Don't Let's Start'

November 7th, 2014 9:08am EST
Grey’s Anatomy
First comes the traumatic event and if you’re lucky enough to survive that, next is coping with said traumatic event, which may or may not lead you towards recovery. In this week’s “Grey’s Anatomy” the docs come face to face with potential resolutions for mending bruised hearts, egos and in Bailey’s case, legs.Just keep reading you’ll get the deets.

“Don’t Let’s Start” kicks off with Kepner whizzing around a packed E.R. in a dizzying fashion barking out protocol orders which Mer is kind enough to give us a heads up on; all incoming trauma patients need the A.B.C test: Air, Breathing and Ci...
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‘Law & Order SVU': Top 6 Real life Vs. Fiction Moments in ‘Glasgowman's Wrath’

November 6th, 2014 9:57am EST
Law & Order SVU
Just as your favorite diner has that all too familiar apple pie on your plate whenever you visit, “SVU’s” season 16 has become just as dependable for serving up ripped from the headlines tales. Welcome back, “Law & Order” fiends. In this week’s installment writers narrow in on the “Slender Man” case; three pre-teen girls in Wisconsin secretly make a trip to a wooden area to honor a mythical Internet character called Slender Man. In doing so, they tried to sacrifice their friend by stabbing her 19 times. The young victim managed to survive and thrive after the harrowing ordeal.

Banking off ...
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