Taraji P. Henson responds to 50 Cent “Empire” Comment

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Just days after the season three premiere aired, the rapper took to Instagram where he shared a screenshot of Taraji P. Henson and a headline claiming Empire’s ratings were down.

“Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies,” 50 Cent wrote on Instagram. “I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you know I love you cookie. I got a new show for you BMF COMING SOON !!!#EFFENVODKA.”

As it turns out, Taraji saw the message and decided to speak up with her own message.

“For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes sooooooo much UNNECESSARY NOISE,” she shared on Instagram Saturday afternoon. “STILL LOOKING FOR THAT DAMN CENT SIGN!!! I guess it’s obsolete. AGAIN CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS BLACK MAN!!! @50cent.”

She later included a screengrab from a recent story that said Empire remains the No. 1 scripted show on broadcast TV.

Ultimately, 50 Cent wasn’t done just yet. After reading Taraji’s response, he went back to social media where the digs kept coming.

“All this back and forth s–t is starting to turning me on cookie, LMAO I ran into Lee Daniels at the gym on Sunset Blvd. he asked why I didn’t except his offer to be on EMPIRE. I told him I have a lot going on, I’m actually working on the show FOX is gonna replace EMPIRE with, he looked at me like…why the f–k are you doing that?” he wrote. “It’s because I’m a drug dealer, and I was taught to get in, get your weight up, then take over. So that’s the deal #EFFENVODKA #smsaudio #FRIGO.”

Reports have also circulated that Empire co-star Jussie Smollett may have joined in on the conversation. A post has surfaced on social media where the actor appears to respond to 50’s Cent’s original post.

“So here we go…I’ve always taken the high road when you’ve said our show was too gay, was stealing the word ‘power’ in our marketing from your show, or was too whatever you felt like saying at the moment,” he wrote in the now deleted post. “But now you’re messing with @TarajiPHenson.”

Speaking of Taraji, even though she has some disagreements with a certain Power star, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t support the cast especially Naturi Naughton.

“Sooooooooo proud of you @naturi4real I WANT YOU TO KNOW I will NEVER let any NEGATIVITY come between the LOVE I have for my sisters!!!” Taraji shared while supporting Power. “As women we put up with enough BS. I will NEVER add to that stress and heartache!!! YOU ARE DOPE on #Power and in life!!! #BlackGirlMagic SHINE BABY SHINE.”

Charlie Sheen Tells Ashton Kutcher to “Quit Barfing” on Two and a Half Men

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The tiger claws are coming out! Charlie Sheen took a jab at Ashton Kutcher — his replacement on CBS’ hit sitcom Two and a Half Men — on Monday, Jan. 6 via Twitter. “Hey Ashton,” wrote the Anger Management star. “Sorry bro all good now quit barfing on my old brilliant show.”

48-year-old Sheen continued, “Remember Punk’d? how duz it feel?” (Punk’d was a hidden-camera, prank show that aired on MTV from 2003-2012, which Kutcher, 35, created, produced and hosted.)

The unpredictable actor’s insult followed an initial tweet just one day before, where he gave a warm shout-out to his former Two and a Half Men colleague, Jon Cryer. “Hey Jon!!! u r a GENIUS!!! I effin love and MISS YOU old pal!” said the social media-happy star. His tweet was a drastic improvement from 2011, when Sheen called Cryer a “troll” and a “traitor” in an interview.

He completed his tweet Sunday with a jab at Kutcher and wrote, “Q; who’s your lame sidekick? c #NiceTryCanonBoy.” The FX star’s hashtag was in reference to Kutcher’s endorsement deal with camera company Nikon — not Canon.

Kutcher has yet to respond to the tweets.

Lance Armstrong To Address Doping Scandals In Oprah Winfrey Interview

Is Lance Armstrong about to confess to Oprah Winfrey?

A few days after the New York Times reported that the disgraced cyclist, 41, was mulling a public admission regarding his suspected use of performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions, Winfrey has landed an exclusive, “no-holds-barred interview,” Winfrey’s site announced Tuesday Jan. 8.

In the Jan. 17 episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, taped at the athlete’s home in Austin, Tex., Armstrong “will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career,” the site reveals.

It’s the first interview for Armstrong since he was stripped of all of his Tour de France winner titles and lucrative endorsements and banned for life from cycling by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Armstrong has previously denied all doping charges, but the the New York Times, citing anonymous sources, has confided in colleagues about possibly confessing. The confession could mean a lifting of Armstrong’s lifetime ban.

Bethenny Frankel Has Officially Filed For Divorce

Many of us, present company included, thought that this whole “Bethenny and Jason break-up” business might have been for press. He was still living in their home for example. But over the weekend it was confirmed that this was not just a temporary separation, Bethenny has taken that next marriage ending step and has filed for divorce. She reportedly filed earlier in the week.

“It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating,” Bethenny said in a statement on December 23rd. “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family.”

After the word got out that this was not just a separation, but that she had actually filed for divorce, she sent out a tweet saying, “To those of you who are being supportive: thank you. To those of you who are judging: I totally get it.”

Let’s hope that the divorce goes smoothly especially for the sake of their daughter Bryn.

Honey Boo Boo Child Falls Asleep During Dr. Drew Interview

How does 7-year-old Alana Thompson, aka “Honey Boo Boo child,” handle the harsh glare of the public?

Not very well, it seems.

In a new interview, Dr. Drew asks “Is it difficult to be on TV?” to a restless and barefoot Alana. Unenthused, she ignores the question and pretends to fall asleep on the TV doctor but after being pushed to answer by her mother June, Boo Boo wakes up to yell, “My fans come up to me and I hate it!”

It’s sad but it’s hard to look away, which is exactly the premise of TLC’s runaway hit “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” It’s either the show that everyone’s watching or the one that no one can stand.

Watch a preview of their interview above:

Christina Aguilera Tells Chelsea Handler: “I Don’t Like to Wear Underwear”

Christina Aguilera shared some “Dirrty” secrets during her October 18 appearance on E!’s Chelsea Lately.

The “Your Body” singer, 31, agreed to appear on the show if host Chelsea Handler, 37, promised to be pantless during their interview. “I’ve heard all about the sh-t Chelsea has talked about me not being a fan of wearing pants,” Aguilera explained. “So when they asked me to come on I thought, ‘I’ll do it, if Chelsea does one thing for me. . .”

Handler obliged, wearing fishnet stockings and hot pants during their chat. “You look hot,” Aguilera told the Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang author. “It’s a good look for you.”

During their sit-down, Aguilera also explained why she prefers to go commando.

“I don’t like to wear underwear,” the five-time Grammy Award winner said. “I like to be as free as possible at all times. It’s just who I am.”

“It’s empowering,” she added. “It’s p-ssy power!”

Lindsay Lohan To Sit Down With Barbara Walters For An Exclusive Interview

Lindsay Lohan will sit down for an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters, sources confirm.

According to the report, Walters recently visited the set of Lohan’s new TV movie, Liz & Dick, where the troubled 26-year-old starlet took the famed TV journalist behind the scenes of the much-anticipated production and gave a couple of interviews.

An updated interview will also be added to the special, which is set to air in the coming weeks. We’re not sure if the updated interview will include the actresses recent troubles with mom Dina and father Michael. Lindsay has recently been advised by her mom to get a protection order against her father.

Liz & Dick, in which Lohan portrays the late Oscar-winning icon Elizabeth Taylor, airs Nov. 25 on Lifetime.

Jennifer Lopez Lesbian Based TV Show Under Fire From One Million Moms

Jennifer Lopez’s latest TV venture has been targeted by conservative campaigners over its focus on a lesbian couple raising children.

Lopez is an executive producer of new small screen series “The Fosters” with her Nuyorican Productions company, and the show stars Teri Polo of “The West Wing” and Sherri Saum of “Rescue Me.”

However, its focus on same-sex parents raising kids together has angered activists at One Million Moms, who have urged members to complain to the network behind the show, ABC’s Family Channel.

The post reads, “ABC Family has approved a series pilot from Jennifer Lopez’s production company, Nuyorican, about a lesbian couple and their diverse family… Because of family being part of the network’s name, we thought a warning should still be sent out for anyone who continues to watch the channel. A premiere date has not been set, but One Million Moms wanted to sound the alarm about this new series. It will be airing on the network soon unless we do something about it…

Battlefield America Premiering Today On B.E.T.

Tune in to B.E.T. today at 8:30pm est/5:30pm pst for the world television premiere of Battlefield America starring Marques Houston, Mekia Cox and Lynn Whitfield! Don’t miss it! Watch an exclusive clip below!