Many are already addicted to Fox’s new hit music industry drama Empire – and its mesmerizing songs that stay with you for hours, but that wears off after a few hours. Continue reading “Empire Soundtrack Debut Goes Bust With Low Sales”
Queen Latifah has landed a lead role in a music-themed television pilot created by Empire‘s Lee Daniels. Continue reading “Queen Latifah to Star in Lee Daniels’ FOX TV Pilot”
50 cents is headed to the same network with his rival”Empire’ with a new sitcom. Fans of 50 Cent’s comedic antics on social media may soon get a chance to have a weekly dose of them on their television screens. Continue reading “50 Cent New Sitcom Headed to Fox”
After returning to near-record ratings a week ago, “Empire” on Wednesday night finally succumbed to the gravitational pull that asserts its influence over all broadcast TV shows. The second installment of Fox’s hip-hopera took a bit of a tumble, shedding approximately 2.5 million viewers and dropping nearly 20% of its premiere-episode adults 18-to-49.
According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, “Empire” averaged a 5.5 in the all-important demo, which marked an 18% drop from the preliminary 6.7 notched by the season premiere.
For what it’s worth, most shows tend to drop between 15% and 20% between their first and second broadcasts. Some of those lost deliveries may be recaptured by time-shifting, but the only views likely to have an impact on ratings guarantees are in VOD or other streaming platforms that do not allow for skipping commercials.
While the “Empire” slippage is almost wholly irrelevant — its nearest competitor, ABC’s “Modern Family,” managed to eke out a 3.0 in the dollar demo — it does put an end to any talk that the show might repeat its unprecedented growth streak of a year ago. Since the Nielsen People Meters era began in 1991, no broadcast TV show had ever demonstrated uninterrupted weekly ratings growth… until “Empire” began subverting the laws of physics last winter.
“Empire” star Trai Byers, who plays Lucious Lyon’s son Andre Lyon on the hit Fox soap, has just signed a modeling deal with Wilhelmina. Continue reading “Empire Star Trai Byers Secures a Modeling Deal”
In a recent shocking and bizarre Rolling Stone interview. Terrence Howard says society is more willing to accept effeminate men over real men. The Empire star opened up about the highs and lows of his life and career.while also revealing how one violent incident involving his father forever changed him.
When Howard was 2-years-old, his father stabbed a man in front of him at a department store in Cleveland, OH, as the family waited in line to see Santa Claus.
‘Empire’ and Saks Fifth Avenue team up on fashion collection
Want to dress like Cookie Lyon? The pop culture phenomenon has its own fashion collection at the storied department store, Saks Fifth Avenue. The retailer and hit Fox series have partnered up to bring clothing worn on broadcast TV’s top drama to stores and online, timed to the Season 2 premiere in September.
The collections will include fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women’s ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men’s and women’s footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM. –
Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels kicked off the festivities at the department store during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 12 to celebrate the launch of the exclusive collection inspired by the show.
What a foolish move for this California cop, especially towards a fellow civil servant! A California Highway Patrol officer put an on-duty Chula Vista firefighter in handcuffs for refusing to move his truck while tending to victims of a car crash.
As he was being handcuffed on the side of the 805 Freeway near Orange County, the firefighter, 12-year veteran Jacob Gregoire, told reporters who had gathered, “I just want to let you all know he’s arresting me.”
Later, according to CBS News 8, Gregoire told the arresting officer, whose name has not been released, “It’s unbelievable you guys have to treat us like this. We are trying to help you guys.”
The officer replied, “We asked you to clear the road, you said ‘No.’ You are being arrested for not moving.”
Gregoire was reportedly detained in the back of a highway patrol car for several minutes before being released. He was not charged.
Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman told CBS, “To detain one of our firefighters in the middle of an incident is ridiculous.”
In a statement, Hanneman praised the firefighters for doing what they were trained to do — protecting the scene of an accident with their trucks.
Hanneman told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “The CHP is going to investigate. I think a lot of this had to do with communication.”
The Union-Tribune reports the car accident resulted in two injuries. One person was hospitalized.
The two sides have since made peace. In a joint statement, representatives from the police and fire departments announced this was an “isolated incident and not representative of the manner in which our agencies normally work together toward our common goal,” CBS Los Angeles reported.
MADD FACTOR: What an idoit? WOW, How stupid can you be to arrest a fellow civil servant? ..Can we say SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY!
Bruno Mars rocked the Super Bowl Half Time Game this year (2014). He was joined by the rock legendary Rockers the Red Hot Chili Pepper. Bruno Mars delivered a start-to-finish impressive, entertaining, and fun Super Bowl performance. Bruno Mars performance was one of the most watched Super Bowls in history.
Bruno Mars wasn’t paid for his efforts–as is the custom at the year’s biggest entertainment event, unlike the Broncos and the Sea Hawks.
No appearance fee,” confirms NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy. “Same as always.”
For the Super Bowl’s halftime acts, payment comes in the form of exposure–and in the case of Bruno Mars, the dividends should be both considerable and long-lasting. The 28-year-old Hawaiian wowed the audience at MetLife MET -4.62% Stadium and more than 100 million at home with a set that included a dazzling drum solo and a few gravity-defying dance moves in addition to his singing.
“The halftime performance at the Super Bowl is the single most important live appearance an artist can make,” says Gary Bongiovanni, president and editor-in-chief of concert data outfit Pollstar. “And with the pressure on, Bruno Mars crushed it. I would not be surprised if he more than doubled his number of fans overnight.”
Like the legendary acts who’ve played the halftime show before him, he’ll undoubtedly see a bump in record sales–Beyoncé’s album 4 got a 59% boost from her performance in New Orleans last year, while Madonna’s back catalog surged 410% in the wake of her halftime show the year before.