FOX NETWORK BRINGS BACK COOKIE LYON (EMPIRE S4)

Empire_2_lgThe Lyons are coming back for a fourth season of drama and Cookie-isms.

download (21)Empire” has been renewed for Season 4, it was announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour by Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman. Alongside Newman, Fox exec David Madden said Season 4 will consist of 18 episodes.

The fourth season will return in the 2017-2018 television season. Currently on hiatus, “Empire” returns with the back-half of its third season this spring on Mar. 22.

 

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The renewal is hardly a surprise, as “Empire” is one of the biggest hits to come to network television in the past decade. In its third season, the primetime family soap ranks as the top broadcast drama among adults 18-49 — a title it has held through its entire run. Though its ratings dipped this year, “Empire” still finished out the first half of its third season with nearly 8 million overnight viewers for the midseason finale. For the 2016-2017 season, the show has averaged almost 16 million total viewers, becoming the show to nab Fox’s largest total multi-platform audience.

images (61)“Empire” has received numerous Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations through its three seasons, including a Golden Globe win for star Taraji P. Henson, who has received back-to-back Emmy nods.

Along with Henson — who plays the breakout character Cookie — “Empire” stars Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Serayah, Bre-Z, Xzibit and Morocco Omari. The series is known for bringing on notable guest stars, including Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Marisa Tomei, Naomi Campbell, Ludacris, Adam Rodriguez, Rosie O’ Donnell and Andre Royo.

Taraji-P-Henson-Terrence-Howard-Fight-Instagram-Video“Empire” was co-created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Ilene Chaiken serves as showrunner. Executive producers are Daniels, Strong, Chaiken, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Sanaa Hamri. Imagine Television produces with 20th Century Fox Television.

Also worth mentioning is the fact that “Empire” had its fair share of celebrity appearances like Mariah Carey appearing as a guest star and stars like Taye Diggs and Phylicia Rashad had recurring appearances on the series. It has also been speculated that Rumer Willis will show up in multiple episodes of “Empire” season 4.

Watch “Empire” in Australia on Fox8 channel. The show can also be streamed online on Channel Ten.

 

“Empire” has over time proved to a critical hit with multiple Emmy Awards to its name. It is also Fox’s largest total multiplatform traffic magnet with an average of 16 million total viewers for the 2016-17 broadcast session, according to a Deadline report.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Empire” season 4 will consist of 18 episodes, much like the previous two seasons. The show is currently under a three-month pause, as music drama “Star” has taken over the time slot, which prevents “Empire” from returning until March 2017.

The THR further reports that NBC’s debut family drama, “This Is Us” could prove to be a competition for the show. “Empire’s” ratings fell to a 2.5 low during the early phase of the last season before making a rebound in the final episodes.

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Voting Selfies Are Now Legal in Tennessee, Thanks to Justin Timberlake

 by Lauren Tom


Remember way back in October when Justin Timberlake caused a media frenzy during election time by posting a selfie from his Memphis voting booth? Well, according to Tennessee law, that was an illegal act that could lead to a $50 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Wife Jessica Biel even chimed in during the whole fiasco and totally poked fun at her “SexyBack” husband about the potential jail time.

Well, it turns out Timberlake is officially in the clear: Tennessee lawmakers have ruled that photography and other videotaping devices are now allowed to capture a filled-out ballot as of last week, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The Tennessee lawmakers made it official by passing a bill to allow selfie taking in voting poll stations, with the exceptions of the acts of committing voter intimidation, fraud or selling a vote — clearly all thanks to Timberlake’s innocent blunder.

The “Can’t Stop the Feeling” singer had only good intentions when he took that since-deleted Instagram picture with his ballot, which might have prompted officials to change the law in the first place. Hopefully this new law can encourage citizens to go out and vote in the next election — just as Justin intended.

“TINK” (Top Female Rappers /RnB)

Trinity Home (born March 18, 1995), better known by her stage name Tink, is an American rapper, musician and singer-songwriter. Since 2012, she has released six mixtapes and is due to release her debut studio album in 2016. The album is set to be released on the Mosley Music Group label, an imprint of Epic Records run by producer,Timbaland. Her 2014 mixtape, Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, was featured as a top 10 R&Balbum in both Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines.

 

She was also chosen as part of the XXL 2015 Freshman Class.

 

Early life and education

 

Trinity Home was born on March 18, 1995 in Calumet City, Illinois. Home was nicknamed Tink by friends in elementary school and she has used the name ever since. Tink started singing in church when she was five years old and began writing songs at age 11, including some for her father’s friends. She attended high school at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy where she participated in talent shows and joined the school choir.

 

She counted English as one of her favorite subjects because it helped her become a stronger writer.

 

She started rapping and recording music in her father’s basement studio at the age of 15. At age 16, she and her brother posted a clip of her freestyling over Clipse’s “Grindin'” to Facebook and received local buzz.

 

Career

 

Tink’s career officially began with the release of her 2011’s mixtape, Winter’s Diary, while she was still in high school under Lyrical Eyes Management. .

 

In 2012, she followed that up with two more mixtape releases Alter Ego and Blunts & Ballads.

 

In 2013, she released her fourth mixtape, Boss Up, and she was featured on Future Brown’s debut single “Wanna Party”.

 

In 2013, the buzz surrounding her mixtape releases and her collaboration with Future Brown, which led her to have a meeting with record executives in Los Angeles. At the time, Tink noted that she was comfortable staying independent.

 

Tink’s next mixtape, Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, which was named the eighth-best R&B album of 2014 by Rolling Stone and the ninth-best R&B album of 2014 by Billboard.

 

In 2014, Tink performed alongside Sleigh Bells at South by Southwest (SXSW), and the acts released a joint single, “That Did It,” on the same year.  She also collaborated with Kelela on a song, titled “Want It” and collaborated with Jeremih on a song, titled “Don’t Tell Nobody”.

 

In October 2014, Tink signed a deal with Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, an imprint of Epic Records. Tink appeared in the Worldstar Hip Hop documentary showcasing Chicago’s burgeoning Hip Hop scene entitled “The Field: Chicago” in January 2014. Her debut studio album was released in 2015 and was preceded by the single “Ratchet Commandments”. Timbaland made headlines in 2015 by indicating at SXSW that Aaliyah had appeared to him and described Tink as “the one.” Tink would later perform an unreleased track that samples Aaliyah’s “One in a Million”.  In April 2015, the unreleased track, now entitled “Million”, was released.

 

Musical style

 

Tink has been compared to Lauryn Hill, Ms. Jade and Da Brat.  Her first mixtape,Winter’s Diary, was largely filled with R&B ballads, but her second mixtape, Alter Ego, established her rapping skills. Her subsequent mixtapes have blended her R&B and rap styles. Tink has also been loosely associated with the Drill movement that was birthed in Chicago. Some of her early songs (like “Bad Girl”) display some of the genre’s hallmarks like aggressive beats and violent lyrics. She has since distanced herself from that movement, saying that she wants to become “a positive, realistic vision of female empowerment.”

 

Much of the lyrical content in her music deals with complex emotional issues that are geared toward a primarily teenage demographic. She often uses a Chicago setting to convey her feelings about love, heartbreak, faithfulness, and teenage melodrama.[

Tink has been praised for her storytelling ability. Her music has also taken on issues like female empowerment and the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

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