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Empire

FOX 9/27 8 P.M.

Taraji P. Henson knew just the man. When reading the script for the drama, she instantly phoned close pal Terrence Howard to play Lucious Lyon, the on-off lover to her spitfire Cookie. “These two have a friendship first,” says the actress. “They fell in love when they were really young. I knew it had to be somebody I trusted.” But will the music powerhouses finally find their stride in season 4? Signs point to no. Henson says they came this close to hooking up last season, but she fought to have Cookie walk away: “We have many years to deal with this couple. It’s a very complex relationship.” 

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