Empire never skimps on the drama, instead preferring to cram as many (addictive and highly entertaining) storylines into one episode as possible. Which is why it’s a perfect time to hold the Lyon family hostage while they’re in the middle of a war with a rival record label.
“A huge, huge bombshell is dropped of what we thought was the truth and Lucious is behind all of it,” Jussie Smollett told People when the cast dished on next week’s “Sins of the Father” episode. In addition to exploring illegitimate children, secret marriages, longterm prison time, federal investigations, fraud, mental illness, ALS, drug addiction, sexuality, and murder, Empire is throwing in a hostage situation, because sure. Suddenly, the odds that someone other than Lucious or Andre might not make it to season two now seem much more likely.
In addition to facing death, Lucious has a showdown with Hakeem’s boo Camilla (Naomi Campbell) and Jennifer Hudson stops by to nurse Andre back to health. But do we really think that baby is Jamal’s? Where is the paternity test?!
What do you think? Is Empire stuffing too much action into each episode, or do you like your dysfunctional rich families to unwrap a new problem (without solving others) every week?
One thing we do know is that Love and Hip Hop Atlanta‘s Joseline Hernandez loves her some Cookie.
Meet your newest TV obsession Damon Dayoub, who just signed on to Shonda Rhimes‘ upcoming series The Catch. Don’t get us wrong, Shondaland‘s resident hotties President Fitz, Jake Ballard, and Connor Walsh hold a special place in our hearts, but suddenly that place has turned into more of a small, hollow crevice.
THR reports that the actor has been cast as the male lead in ABC’s upcoming thriller about an engaged woman (Mireille Enos) about to get conned (based on the novel by Kate Atkinson). But enough about the plot. Let’s take time to appreciate this beauty.
“I think Frozen is great, but it’s interesting to me because of the two ladies in the movie,” the funnyman, 44, told Ellen during Thursday’s show.
He added: “[Anna’s] all in with the first guy she meets, right? He says, ‘I love you,’ and that’s the end of it. She’s just, here’s my heart, here’s everything, and then he turns out not to be the best of choices.”
As it turns out, Vince’s 4-year-old daughter Locklyn is a big fan of the main character, Queen Elsa.
“[Elsa] doesn’t want to get too close to anyone because she’ll hurt them, she’ll freeze them and she’ll cause them pain, so she has to shut herself out,” the Unfinished Business star continued. “So I wonder what a child psychologist would say about this … [My daughter] tells me she has to shut me out. She says, ‘I’m shutting you out, I’m not good for you. I have to be far, far away.’ ”
He went on to joke about the movie’s overall message.
“A little role-playing, a little imagination is good, but I’m like, ‘Are we doing some serious damage here? ‘ And then she’ll freeze me and I’ll go along with it, so maybe I’m encouraging it,” he joked.
But it’s all in good fun for the playful father-daughter duo.
“I say to her, ‘Well, you don’t have to shut me out because if you do freeze me you’ll kiss me to unfreeze me.’ But it doesn’t change the dialogue; I’m being shut out, I’m being frozen, I’m being kissed. It’s a very complicated roller coaster,” he shared.
He added: “I don’t think I’m alone. There’s a lot of girls out there shutting people out and freezing people.”
When Locklyn isn’t playing pretend, she’s busy with her role as big sister to 18-month-old brother Vernon.
“She’s very sweet and nurturing. Sharing can be a problem sometimes, but for the most part she’s really excited,” he shared. “She’s excited that he’s staying. She really took to him. I think he’s the one that can be overwhelmed sometimes with the love and affection that comes his way.”
In case you missed it, check out the precious family photos of the rarely seen Vaughn family-of-four in Hollywood on Wednesday.