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‘Empire’: Meet the Writers Behind Broadcast’s Biggest Hit

The backstories on the 15 voices who drive Fox's hip-hop soap.

‘Empire’s’ “Batshit Crazy” Behind-the-Scenes Drama: On the Set of TV’s Hottest Show

It's TV's soap opera within a soap opera, a show so big even Lucious Lyon couldn't dream it up, with an A-list guest-star roster (Chris Rock as … a cannibal?), hints of a tour, a spinoff and Lee…

‘Empire’ Co-Creator: “Everyone Wanted to Play Cookie, Even Our Executives”

Danny Strong on writing black characters with co-creator Lee Daniels ("I think initially he was apprehensive") and developing the show's powerful breakout female lead.

‘Empire’ Cast Gifted With Rolexes, But Jussie Smollett Won’t Be Wearing His

The actor tells THR why he still has yet to put the bling on his wrist.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Vince Gilligan, Alex Gibney, More Reveal Their Favorite Books

Big Hollywood names divulge their real-life page turners — some from the past, others fresh from the shelf.

Lee Daniels, Damon Lindelof, A-List Writers on Race, Ignoring Critics, an ‘Empire’ Axing

Six hit show creators, from 'House of Cards' to 'Good Wife,' gather for a heated, candid talk that reveals the state of opinion on Hollywood's touchiest subjects.

‘Empire’ Co-Creator Danny Strong on Taraji P. Henson’s ‘SNL’ Debut: “She’s a Comic Genius” (Video)

"I think she was a perfect choice. She's a comic genius, so I'm sure she's gonna kill it."

L.A.’s Soho House Turns 5: Membership Rejections, Success Secrets Revealed in Oral History

For the first time, on the private club's fifth anniversary in L.A., the key players reveal how they made it a success, why the Real Housewives will never get in and the vague rules for which…

‘Empire’ Postmortem: EP Danny Strong on Ending the Season the “Polar Opposite of Where It Began”

The co-creator talks with THR about the events of the hip-hop drama's finale and hints at what's ahead.

‘Empire’ Cast, Creators Pick the Quintessential Songs of Season 1

From "No Apologies" to "You're So Beautiful," find out if your favorites match up with those who make the show.

‘Empire’s’ Black (Ratings) Power: How Fox’s Targeted Marketing Paid Off?

Nearly two-thirds of the drama's 18-49 viewers are African-American as the network lures an underserved audience that is "broad and niche at the same time."