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Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe, and Terrence Howard Get Ready For “Empire” (PHOTOS)

Have you heard the great news? Our girl Gabourey Sidibe, Taraji P. Henson, and bad boy Terrence Howard are all coming to the small screen in Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniel’s Empire, which premieres on Fox this year. Gabby, Taraji, and Terrence, as well as Lee and other members of the cast got together for a table read on March 18 and documented the fun with a few photos they posted to Twitter and Instagram.


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“Me and my bish!!!! @gabby2shabby #Empire It's going DOWN!!!!!! I adore her!!!!!! #talentedAShelll,” Taraji captioned a photo alongside Gabby. Taraji also posted a photo hugging co-star Terrence, who also celebrated his 45th birthday (his birthday is March 11) during the table read.

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“Happy birthday to my boo!!!! #TerrenceHoward #Empire is going to be #EPIC!!!!!!!! So glad to be working with this talented man again!!!!!” she Instagrammed.

As you can recall, Taraji and Terrence starred alongside each other in the Academy award-winning movie Hustle & Flow. Now, the two will square off as Cookie and Luscious Lyons, the heads of a fictional music empire in the hip-hop centered family drama. Jussie Smollett (Jurnee Smollett’s brother), Macy Gray, Danny Strong, and Malik Yoba are set to star in the intriguing show.

Taraji even gave us a sneak peek of her “Cookie” rocking door knocker earrings, a leopard print tank, and fierce pony tail while on set of the Chicago-based show today.

“Are y'all ready for #Cookie #Empire She is a FORCE to be reckoned with!!!! #SheSoGangsta I CAN NOT STAND IT!!!!! @theoriginalbigdaddy how do you come up with this stuff!!!!” she posted.

We don’t know about you, but we’re excited to see what Empire has in store!

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03.19.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Afiya Augustine
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