Latest Taraji P. Henson News

FILE - Taraji P. Henson attends the FOX All Star party at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour on Jan. 7, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. Henson will host a new podcast series focused on the story behind the New Jack Swing music era. Wondery and Universal Music Group announced Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, that Henson will host

Taraji P. Henson to host ‘New Jack Swing’ podcast series

Oct. 15, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson will host a new podcast series focused on the story behind the New Jack Swing music era. Wondery and Universal Music Group announced Thursday that Henson will host “Jacked: The Rise of New Jack Swing.” The six-part series will premiere Nov. 17 on Apple...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Henson, who has spoken publicly about her struggles with anxiety and depression, was named Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, as the latest recipient of the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation's Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work

Oct. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Sept. 6-12, Idris Elba arrives at the premiere of

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 6-12

Aug. 31, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 6-12 Sept. 6: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 84. Country singer David Allan Coe is 81. Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 77. Actor Swoosie Kurtz is 76. Comedian-actor Jane Curtin is 73. Country singer Buddy Miller is 68. Actor James Martin Kelly (“Mob...

In an image from a video provided by Overstreet Media Services, Callie Evans performs a remake of

'WHATS POPPIN' remakes by 2 Georgia teachers go viral

Aug. 27, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two teachers were recently looking for ways to motivate their students for a new school year amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit their south Georgia community especially hard. Their solution — remakes of rapper Jack Harlow’s ‘WHATS POPPIN’ — has...

FILE - Tyrese Gibson attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards on Aug. 5, 2017, in Newark, N.J.   Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Inspired by George Floyd, singer Tyrese finds a new voice

Aug. 27, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer and “Fast & Furious” actor Tyrese grew up around police brutality, gang violence, murders and psychological trauma in the Watts neighborhood of Southern Los Angeles. But the artist known for R&B hits focused on love (“Sweet Lady”)...