`Empire’ boss Lee Daniels fumes about race relations at Carnegie Hall season …

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“Where we are in America with race relations is an ugly place and it is time for us to blow the roof off this mother—-r,” he told a raucous standing room only crowd Saturday night at a Carnagie Hall screening of the “Empire” second season premier. “We are all one,” he shrieked to the nearly 3,000 people who had squeezed into the historic theater to get a sneak peek at the breakout Fox nighttime soap, which returns on Sept. 23. The Lyons and their embattled music industry dynasty returns with Lucious (Terrence Howard) in prison, his three sons at one another’s throats and his scheming estranged-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson to say, “He’s got the job” and Terrence Howard to proclaim, “He’s the baddest (rhymes with Mitch) in the room.” He even sang a little of the song too, only people watching online didn’t get to hear it because the censors hit the mute button to avoid paying royalties to Robin Thicke, Pharrell and the Marvin Gaye estate.) Smollett told the audience, “I said I had to play to play Jamal. When Deadline announced Tomei’s role earlier this summer, they described her as “a Forbes list billionairess, Mimi is a lover of hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women.” In an interview with TVLine last month, Empire show-runner Ilene Chaiken said that Mimi’s sexuality was hardly incidental. Among others, the film also stars Paul Walker’s “Furious 7″ co-actor Tyrese Gibson, “Extant” actor Omar Gooding and “Girls Club” and “Scrubs” alum AlexSandra Wright, and Snoop Dogg, who also appeared in “Empire” season 1 episode 11. “Empire” Season 2 production as well as the FOX show’s co-creator and showrunner have been quite generous with promotional offerings such as dropping clues and giving away details about the upcoming season.

But whatever lingering somberness there might have been regarding the date was quickly dispelled when all five floors of Carnegie Hall sang “Happy Birthday” to her, just a week before she competes for the Best Actress Emmy on Sept. 20. So TVLine is speculating that Tomei’s character will romance Cookie citing this Season 1 reference to the Lyon matriarch’s jail time as possible evidence. Fox screened the first episode of the season for a standing-room only crowd at New York’s Carnagie Hall – which was appropriate because the show already feels more saturated with a New York vibe than last season. I slid up in Lee Daniels’ DMs like Hiiiii.” The Oscar nominee explained, “I was having lunch with (series creator and her Precious director) Lee Daniels said if you like that, we can just ignore that and figure it out. According to “Empire” spoilers, Mimi “loves handsome women” – rumors on the Internet are hinting that there may be some sex scenes between Mimi and Cookie in Season 2.

Titled “The Devils Are Here”, the synopsis reads, “Season 2 picks up three months after the shocking arrest and incarceration of Empire Entertainment head Lucious Lyon”. The “We Belong Together” singer will guest star on an upcoming episode of “Empire.” At a jam-packed after party following the screening, Rafael De LaFuente who plays Michael Sanchez, Jamal’s boyfriend on “Empire” admitted he’s into kissing his onscreen beau – another culturally-charged moment on the show.

Nearby, Ta’Rhonda Jones, who plays Cookie’s tough assistant, Porsha, revealed that she had been working in a nursing home kitchen in Chicago when she landed her role on “Empire.” “This is super crazy,” she said, noting the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd. Henson: “I’m like, my character beats one son with a broom and calls the other the F-bomb! … I figured, we’ll get this awesome piece of work in the can, Fox will choke and it will end up on cable.” “At first, I thought I was auditioning to play a rapper on Lucious’ label,” she explained. “Then I thought I wanted to play Tiana.

One of the best moments happens when Lucious is beamed into a conference room – if anyone could Skype from prison it would be Lucious – and he lets loose with an evil laugh. When it came time to give her boss notice, she said, “Hey, shawty, I’m gonna be on this show so you’d better get all the work out of me while you can!” I would like to play Cookie’s long-lost brother who comes back into her life after being the black sheep of the family or getting cast off or being in a mental institution.

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