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Taraji P. Henson

Nick Cannon Howard University Acceptance Nothing to Cheer About

Nick Cannon, the celebrity emcee and Mariah Carey’s ex-husband, started classes this week as a full-time student at Howard University, a school that prides itself on “academic excellence through a highly selective admission process.” So what exactly did Nick get on his SATs? The Washington, D.C. school requires all prospective applicants to take the college entrance exam as well as complete a college preparatory program. Where did Nick take his? ...

George Clooney, A-Listers Read Mean Tweets to Salute Oscars (watch!)

George Clooney, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn were among Hollywood A-listers who saluted the Oscars last night by reading some of their mean Tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Is Penn really a butthole with a penis nose and scrotum face? Christoph Waltz, Patricia Arquette, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner, Emily Blunt, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Hart, Richard Dreyfuss, Cate Blanchett, Seth Rogen, Oscar Isaac, Taraji P. Henson and Sean Penn all pitched in. ...

Taraji P. Henson Uses SNL Monologue as (Belated) Coming Out Party (see!)

Taraji P. Henson, who plays the dynamic Cookie on the hit show “Empire,” used her “Saturday Night Live” monologue to joke that she’d finally arrived as an actress after 20 years because her hosting gig meant “white people finally know who I am.” The 40-year-old actress kind of has a point. She’s appeared in such films as 2001’s “Baby Boy” with Tyrese Gibson and Snoop Dogg, 200’5 “Hustle & Flow” and Brad Pitt’s movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar....
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Debra Messing, Maria Menounos Daringly Bare for Allure (photos!)

Debra Messing is dean of Allure magazine’s nude issue. At 43, she is the oldest to shed her clothes along with Taraji P. Henson, 41, Maria Menounos, 33, Leslie Bibb, 37, Morena Baccarin, 31 and Heidi Klum, 38. Sorry, no twenty-somethings need apply. Messing said she developed a whole new appreciation for her body after turning 40. “Once you have a child, once you pass 40, you have a different relationship with your body. I love my body in a way I never have before.”...