FOX’s Empire proved an unexpected juggernaut across its first season, but did you know the Lee Daniels drama bucked every trend by its climbing ratings? Or that we almost had Wesley Snipes and Mo’Nique instead of Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson? These are just some of the trivial tracks flowing through the eleventh episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which drip-drops knowledge of FOX’s Empire!
It was recently revealed that the folks behind 'American Idol' were planning to wipe their entire judges table clean and start anew admist plummeting ratings. But with the series at a personal all-time low, could a past 'Idol' standout reinvigorate it? It's been revealed that former contestant and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on as judge for the next season.
Is it cynical to look at the trailer for 'Winnie' and immediately wonder if stars Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard have Oscar on their minds? Sure, a bit. But let's not kid around: you don't sign up to play Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela in a movie without the thought at least flashing through your head.
Samuel L. Jackson, who stars in about 500 film, television, video game and theatrical play productions in any given year, is about to add one more to his football field length acting resume, and he's bringing sexy starlet Angela Bassett along with him.
'Smash' had a rough first season, but so do most shows when they're trying to find their footing - it's hard to name a great show where its first season isn't it's worst. The show has gone through a heavy makeover for season two, they've already removed hated characters and added new ones, and they've just made another smart decision: hiring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson for a couple episode arc.
The last time a "fine artist" made the big transition to film, we watched Steve McQueen craft two great films ('Hunger' and 'Shame') with Michael Fassbender. If he can do it, why can't acclaimed painter, photographer and metal works artist Andrew Levitas? His directorial debut, 'Lullaby,' has already attracted a cast that screams "OSCAR!" at the tops of its lungs.