If you haven’t checked out Fox’s hit television drama Empire, you’re seriously missing out! The music and the storylines are incredible, but one big reason to tune in is for Jussie Smollett, who plays the role of Jamal Lyon. During the first season of the show, Jamal faced the struggles of a gay man in the music industry, mainly because of his father Luscious Lyon.
In real life, Jussie spoke to Out Magazinein a candid interview about what he identifies with and the challenges he’s faced along the way.
Okay let’s face it, there is nothing better than hearing secret deets about your favorite tv show and watching sneak peeks or behind-the-scenes clips before everyone else does. It’s even better when these inside secrets come from the stars of the show themselves, I mean am I right? This is exactly what PaleyFest does, and the lineup for the 2016 festival in LA is going to be insane.
Check out the full lineup and more about PaleyFest LA after the jump!
Is it just me or does life feel a little empty without Empire ruling our Wednesday nights? While we still have to wait until March to get our Lyon fix, but we do have some exciting news – we’ll be getting a season three!
Allow us the state the obvious for a second: FOX’s Empire is by far one of the best shows on television. From the acting to the music to the constant stream of celebrity cameos, we’re dying to get this show back into our lives come March.
And since we’re going through some Empire withdrawals (March is SO far away!), we’re bringing you 15 facts about the show and its stars that you may not know!
In this day of reboots and sequels, you can trace almost every new movie, book, or TV show back to another source. And you know what? Sometimes those sources are really WEIRD. Take, for example, the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales that inspired many of our favorite Disney movies. How do you get Tangled from a fairy tale that involves kidnapping and a blinded lover? While those examples are definitely extreme, there are a ton of beloved characters and stories with seriously unexpected origins.