Empire offers up more surprises this week

Episodic 106, Sc 36Empire refuses to disappoint viewers and this week will be no different. As the Lyon family continues to battle each other, there are a few surprises in store as well as three celebrity cameos this week.

A mystery woman from the family’s past shows up with a huge surprise and Cookie finally gets her opportunity to show her worth at Empire when she gets to manage one of Empire’s biggest selling stars.

Episode 6 – 01/04

SYNOPSIS:

With Jamals’ growing success, thanks to Cookie’s aggressive promotion, there is evidence of strain in his relationship with Michael. Privately, Vernon confronts Lucious about Bunkie, causing a rift between Vernon and Andre. When Cookie complains about Anika threatening to drop Empire star Elle Dallas from the label, Lucious asks her to manage the strung out diva. Meanwhile, Vernon goes to lawyer Lamont Harris to arrange a shady deal.

Lucious takes a meeting with physician Dr. Luther Mason, who has an enticing offer for him. At Leviticus, Cookie schemes to turn Jamal’s song into a hit. Promoting the new single at a radio interview, Jamal dodges the question of his dating status, which upsets an already vulnerable Michael. Meanwhile, an angry Hakeem tries his hand at recording his own new track. Just when Jamal’s fortunes seem to be turning, someone from his past shows up with shocking news that could cripple his career.

Celeb cameos this week:

  • Actress Raven Symone
  • Singer Courtney Love
  • Hip hop icon and former MTV presenter Sway Calloway

Fun Facts:

–          Empire continues to gain momentum in the US even after the show’s season finale two weeks ago. The soundtrack, comprising of the show’s original music, topped the Billboard Top 200 charts in its debut week, beating out stiff competition from Material Girl Madonna and her new album Rebel Heart. The soundtrack, which features music from acclaimed artists like Mary J Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Estelle and Courtney Love together with cast like Jussie Smollett (Jamal), is also enjoying great success on iTunes, where it’s available for download.

–          The song Conqueror featuring Jussie and Estelle reached number 4 on the iTunes singles charts. Both Jussie and Bryshere Gray (Hakeem) made a tour stop in Atlanta to promote the show and their chart topping CD earlier this month and word has it an Empire concert tour is on the cards!

Tune in to FOX on Wednesday, 1 April at 21:00 CAT on Dstv channel 125 and StarSat channel 131.

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