A few weeks ago Lee Daniels said that Mo’Nique was blackballed after winning the Oscar, something she denied. Today, she did an interview with Access Hollywood and she claims that she was offered the role of Cookie in Empire. She said, “Mr. (Lee) Daniels offered me the part of Cookie, and I have the emails and the sides to go along with it, and what he said was, ‘I’m new to this TV thing. This is just a technicality… you have the role.’ Okay. I have the emails. Well, four days have gone by because I didn’t receive a phone call or another email for the location of where I was supposed to go to do this screen test.” She then claims that she was told by the director that the network didn’t want to cast her on the show because she reportedly is difficult to work with. Co-Executive Producer, Danny Strong, strongly denies her claims and said the role was always Taraji P Henson’s.
That is a good thing because I don’t think Empire would be the hit that it is if she wasn’t cast in the lead role. Henson kills it in every scene she is in, I don’t think that Mo’Nique would’ve had that same impact. Plus, I don’t think the chemistry would’ve been as smoking as it is with Luscious and Cookie if Terrence Howard didn’t have Henson to play off of.
What do you think of an Empire with Mo’Nique instead of Taraji.
What if there was a virus that took out the whole world’s population and you were The Last Man on Earth? If you are Phil Miller (Will Forte) you make the best of it starting at 9p on Fox tonight!
It is the year 2020 and every breathing thing has been wiped out by a virus, except for one man. For the last two years, he has traveled across the United States of America looking for any other signs of life to no avail. Finally, he returns to his hometown of Tuscon, Az and settles into the nicest and biggest house he can find. He decorates it with some of the items he picked up on tour of the US, like the Presidential seal from the White House, priceless paintings, Oscars and Hugh Hefner’s PJs. At first he is OK with being alone, but as time goes on he gets lonely. How many stores can you ransack? How many cars can you destroy? How many days can you walk around in your underwear without anyone caring before it becomes too much to handle?
He eventually makes himself some friends out of sports balls, but soon they are not enough for him. After his wishing and hoping doesn’t grant him another human being, preferably a woman, he decides to end it all.
Will there be no people left on Earth? Will he finally get his wish?
We will have to tune into this witty comedy that makes the apocalypse fun(ny).
When I first heard about The Last Man on Earth, I thought it was going to totally suck. I was completely surprised by how much I truly enjoy it. Forte is the perfect man to be the only survivor because he is your every day man. If a NASA Scientist or a politician were the only survivors, then this show would not be worth wasting your time. But a 41 year old former temp who never grew up makes this comedy a must watch every Sunday, starting next week at 9:30p and tonight at 9p.
Tonight at 8p on Fox, Red Band Society airs its final two episodes. Get the tissues ready because you will be a wreck.
Kara (Zoe Levin) is on the operating table getting Hunter’s (Daren Kagasoff) heart and the two of them are in limbo together. They have one final date together and it is one that remain in their heart forever. Once she gets his heart, she has to learn to live with it and the changes it brings to her life.
Leo (Charlie Rowe) is so devastated about his cancer coming back that he is not talking to anyone, sleeping or eating. Will he snap out of it?
Jordi’s (Nolan Sotillo) abuela doesn’t like Dr. McAndrew (Dave Annable), so she doesn’t want him operating on her grandson. Jordi decides against the surgery too and he plans to go home with his abuela and leave the hospital. Will he stay or will he go?
Emma (Ciara Bravo) and her parents finally have it out and we find out how she became anorexic. Her mom and her have a heart to heart and we learn why she has been so awful to her daughter.
Dash (Astro) has an online girlfriend and she shows up a the hospital. The two of them have never met, so how will they finally meet?
Finally, there is Charlie (Griffin Gluck) and he is improving. How much, you will just have to wait to find out.
When the second episode ends, you will get an idea what will happen to the patients at Ocean Park Hospital. Even though you know what their futures might hold, you will wish that the show was able to tell the stories it wanted to tell.
Fox announced today at their TCA Winter Press Day that they picked up Empire and Gotham for a second season and Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a third.
The news is not a surprise because all three shows have been kicking a$$ on the network. In fact, Empire is so huge it does better than the show it follows and that show is American Idol. No other show on Fox has ever been able to say that.
The only comment I have to make about next season is that I want more Penguin because I just can’t get enough of him!
Empire begins to spin on Fox tonight at 9p and you don’t want to miss this soap opera about the Hip Hop business.
Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) runs his record label, Empire, and they are about to go through some major changes. He is taking the company public, and now his record company will never be the same. He has three sons and he tells them that he wants them to step up because he wants to groom one of them to take over for him. The change of power is going to come quicker for them than they thought because he has been diagnosed with ALS. A diagnosis, he hasn’t yet told them.
So who are his boys? Andre (Trai Byers) is the oldest and he wants it the most. He went to college, studied business and married a white woman he met there. Jamal (Jussie Smollett) is the middle child and he is a musician. His dad thinks that his being gay is a choice, and because of that his father doesn’t believe in him or support him. Finally, there is Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) and he is his father’s favorite. He is also trying to make it as a musician.
Their world is about to change because their mother, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) just got out of jail after all of these years. She wants her company back and Luscious doesn’t want to give it to her. Her name might be Cookie, but she is far from sweet.
Each week, we see if they can keep their Empire alive or will all of their tension make it fall.
I liked the pilot and I am curious to see what they do with it. But I will be honest I am not a fan of Lee Daniels’ directing. I find his editing choppy, confusing and it doesn’t always flow. But my biggest problem with his movies, is they always end on depressing and unfinished notes. So if he is only part of the pilot, I think I will enjoy the show more. But if he continues to play a big role with the show, I will be out.
Fox has decided to pull the plug on Red Band Society at episode 13, but that doesn’t mean it’s heart can’t be restarted with a second chance of life. Even though Fox decided not to order the bottom 9 episodes for season one, Entertainment Weekly says the network is still considering a second season for the teen hospital drama.
I get why people didn’t want to tune in to a show about dying teens in hospital; but once you get past that, it truly is a great show with a lot of heart. So catch up on it on the Fox Now App before the fall finale and maybe we can keep this show alive for another season.
Tonight at 9p things are really heating up on Fox’s Red Band Society!
There is a new patient in Ocean Park Hospital and her name is Delaney Shaw (Bella Thorne). She is a going to get things rockin’ because she is a rock star. All the patients are going to try to get to know her in different ways. Two of the guys want to hook up with her, but each has his own motive. On that note, Kara (Zoe Levin) and Daren (Daren Kagasoff) are ready to take their relationship to the next level. Something Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer) is determined to stop. Will she be able to do it?
While all those hormones are running wild in the hospital, Dr McAndrew (Dave Annable) is going to get something something after hours. Think you know who from work he will be getting busy with?
Finally, someone is getting discharged tonight. Will it be Charlie (Griffin Gluck), Emma (Ciara Bravo), Dash (Astro), Leo (Charlie Rowe), Jordi (Nolan Sotillo) or Kara?
You just have to tune in tonight to find out and for another heartwarming episode that makes you smile and cry all within an hour.
Tonight at 8p on Fox’s Gotham someone is after Cat and Bruce Wayne takes off with her. Now the two of them are on the run. Alfred will do anything to get his master back, even team up with Harvey Bullock. You will get to see how bada$$ Alfred truly is and the start of our little boy becoming a Batman.
Penguin tells Falcone that there is a leak in his organization and he will do anything to find who it is?
And by the end of the episode someone will be fired from their job. Think you know who?
Then at 9p but on The CW Jane the Virgin spends the night with Rafael. Her mother spends the night with her father, but they are on a double date with other people.
Meanwhile, Jane finds out that her day job as a teacher is using her immaculate conception for their own needs. How will she feel when she finds out?
Then, like Gotham, someone will be fired by the end of the episode. Who will get the ax? And did I mention there is a shocking kiss in this episode? Whose lips will lock???
Lastly at 9p over at CBS the Scorpion team are sent to Bosnia to recover its stealth technology from a downed US airplane before the wrong people get their hands on it. This is their toughest assignment yet because they are being shot at in a country that is unfamiliar to them. To make matters worse, half the team gets separated from them. Will they make it out alive? You just have to tune in to find out.
Last week, Gotham ended with Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) making his presence known and Harvey (Donal Logue) about to kill Jim (Ben McKenzie) for not killing Penguin. Well tonight’s episode on Fox at 8p picks up a little afterwards and Harvey finally gets to confront his partner. He isn’t the only one who wants his partner dead, so do a whole lot of other people. Who will get to him first? Or will they use Jim’s fiance’ Barbara (Erin Richards) to get him where he truly hurts?
Jim isn’t the only person that people want to see dead, Falcone (John Doman) and Mooney (Jada Pinkett-Smith) are putting the heat on for Penguin. Luckily for him, he has Maroni on his side. But how will long that last when Falcone starts going after Maroni (David Zayas) to get Penguin.
What happens next, you will totally not see coming. But you are going to love love love the direction this excellent show is going in.
Then at 9p, Katrina’s (Katia Winter) life is in danger on Sleepy Hollow. Will Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Mills (Nicole Beharie) be able to save her before it is too late? I can’t say much more because if I do I will spoil the episode for you. And I don’t want the Headless Horseman going after me.
Mulaney is not the first show cancelled, but in a way it is. That’s because The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Fox told them to stop production at 13, 3 episodes short of what the network asked for.
At this point, for some reason, Fox plans on airing the remaining 11 episodes. But if tonight’s show bombs more than it has already been doing, Fox will pull this sh!tty sitcom from their lineup. Hopefully they will before the cat episode airs. Which is one of the one episodes to ever be made for television.
Dear Fox, It’s OK to have the first cancelled show of the season. You’ve done it before and this show needs to be put out of our misery. Please!