WOW! Check Out The Bold New Hair Color That Empire’s Taraji P. Henson Is Rockin’

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I’m not sure if Taraji P. Henson will¬†be sporting this purple hair on the new season of Empire, but they HAVE already started filming for season 2. And, this show is¬†reaching such a pop culture zenith that this could be the biggest celeb-inspired hair trend since “the Rachel” cut back in the 90’s.


WATCH the first episode of Joan Rivers’ late night Fox talk show

Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, I pointed out that one MAJOR piece of trivia that was left out of the coverage of Joan Rivers’ passing was that her late night talk show on Fox was actually their very first show ever.¬†

Being a new network at the time, Fox wasn’t on nearly as many stations as they are now. ¬†Joan’s no-holds-barred style of comedy has always been somewhat controversial, so some stations were reluctant to carry her show. ¬†As a result Joan fought with the Fox execs, and they ultimately fired her. ¬†She was replaced by a rotating crop of hosts including a guy named… Arsenio Hall. ¬†

As ratings were growing on the nights Arsenio hosted, Fox made him the sole host. ¬†But, Fox only gave him a 13-week deal because they were already developing a replacement show… a horrible trainwreck known as The Wilton North Report. ¬†As the network started to run into problems with The Wilton North Report during pre-production, they tried to get Arsenio to stay longer, but he had already committed to co-starring in Coming to America with Eddie Murphy.¬†

The Wilton North Report was cancelled after 21 days, and Fox tried once again to hire Arsenio.  He once again declined because he had already signed a deal with Paramount to do his own syndicated talk show (which went on to become EXTREMELY successful).

Like Joan, Arsenio got one of his big breaks by first appearing on The Tonight Show. ¬†The guest host the night Arsenio made his Tonight Show debut was… Joan Rivers. ¬†

Part 1 of Joan’s first show on Fox is above. Part 2 is below.


Some people think¬†Elle¬†is as ashamed of Mindy Kaling’s race and weight

Above are the 4 covers for¬†Elle¬†magazine’s February issue. ¬†Notice Mindy Kaling, the only woman of color, is also the only one photographed black and white. ¬†She’s also the only one photographed with a headshot rather than a body shot. ¬†Because of this, people are saying¬†Elle¬†is trying to downplay Mindy’s race and weight. ¬†I’m pretty sure if¬†Elle¬†editors really had concerns about those things selling issues, they wouldn’t have put her on the cover in the first place. ¬†Mindy seems to feel the same way.¬†


Simon Cowell Has Run Out Of Money 

Simon Cowell spent a lot of Fox’s money on Paula Abdul and Britney Spears for past seasons of X-Factors, so for season 3 they’re tightening the purse strings with the potential new hires… and Jason Bowers tells you whether or not it really matters.