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‘Empire’ is Back: Books to Celebrate the Return (and Reign) of Cookie Lyon

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Taraji P. Henson is one of my favorite actresses. I have been a huge fan since the 90s. She, for the most part, has been a film actress, spreading her magic in films like Baby Boy, Tyler Perry’s A Family That Preys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning Hidden Figures.  One of her best known roles was in the film Hustle & Flow, for which she won an Oscar along with Three 6 Mafia in the Best Original Song category.  In Hustle & Flow, Henson played her role of ‘Shug’ opposite Terrence Howard’ lead role of ‘D-Jay’.  Over the years, Henson and Howard have been paired together in numerous films and their chemistry on…

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Here’s What You Missed This Week on BookTrib!

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We all know that staying up-to-date with your favorite website can be a full-time job, and we’re betting you’ve already got one of those. So every Saturday, BookTrib is bringing you a weekly roundup of our can’t-miss posts. Here you’ll find 7 posts from the week that you need to check out: What’s Your Book Sign: Astrology is the guilty little pleasure we just can’t seem to put away. But did you know that your zodiac sign is actually a pretty good indicator of what books you should read? Flip your sign to see what book is perfect for you       Exclusive! Miya Tokumitsu on Why “Do What You Love” is Misleading: Miya Tokumitsu never imagined when she…

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Top 5 Reasons Why We Wish Empire’s Cookie Lyon was our Mom

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If you’re not watching Empire, get yourself over to FOX On Demand ASAP, because you’re seriously missing out. For the few people who have been living in caves, Empire is the beloved bedazzled primetime soap Dynasty (1981-1989) reimagined for the 21st century. (It’s probably no surprise that show creator Lee Daniels was a huge fan of Dynasty growing up.) Empire brings all the drama, conflict and bling, minus the shoulder pads and big hair, with an updated twist. This sudsy treat is about an African-American family who owns one of America’s biggest (fictional, of course) recording enterprises. During Season 1 Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) was released from prison, where she went to take the fall for her husband, hip-hop titan…

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