Talk about having more drama for your mama! Empire is back with a brand, spanking new episode. What is going on between that no good Theodora (Tina Sloan) and Cubby Haven (Rich Flight)? Thomas (Chris Douros) is back but just won't take Marin's (Kate Forsatz) hint that they have arrived in splitsville and Jake (Toby Levin) and Lucy (Afton Boggiano) have more than a one-night stand to deal with. Watch the latest installment after the jump! READ MORE
Empire: The Series returns with its third season starting Nov. 9. Fans missing the crazy Haven family can get a little taste of what's to come after the jump.
TV Guide Magazine: It's a super read. You deliver some great truths about aging. You make people want to grow up to be you!
Sloan: A lot of people say that to me now and I love it. All my life I've wanted to be a mentor. That's what I've dreamt of being my whole life because I didn't have anybody there to help me when I started out. It's why I wrote it all down for the next generation. I worked so hard on the book — morning, noon and night — and I think it paid off. The book is very different from the stage show, much more honest in many ways. Things got to the point at GL where I felt so diminished by all the attention on the younger women that I withdrew from life. I basically lost five years! I'd sit around the house in my bunny slippers gaining weight, reading murder mysteries and watching the Pride and Prejudice TV series with Colin Firth, like, 25 or 30 times. I became a recluse. And when I did leave the house, I'd go to theaters and watch the Bridget Jones movie time and time again, eating my popcorn and my M&Ms, and loving it because she was allowed to be fat — and she wasn't even that fat! But she got the nice, handsome guy in the end and I took a lot of solace in that.
Sloan also reveals her secret to life. READ MORE
Okay, I will readily admit I haven't exactly been crazy about wacky, web soap Empire, which is why I haven't been blogging about the show's second season much, even though it features two of my fave Guiding Light alums, Tina Sloane and Orlagh Cassidy. That all changed this morning, thanks to some crazy heffa named Sandra Haven!
I woke up like a shot at 6 am, and couldn't go back to sleep (Is this what your 30's feels like?), so I decided to watch the latest episode of Greg Turner and Brian Hewson serial about an incestuous publishing family, who likes to have really, really dramatic conversations with one another about things they all already know. Show, don't tell be damned.
We Love Soaps' Roger Newcomb has been telling me I should give the show a second chance for awhile now. Thank the Soap Gods I did, because if I hadn't, I never would have witnessed the amazingly-fabulicious Sandra Haven tormenting her husband's bastard daughter in a walk-in-closet, with a two-way mirror— hilariously soaptastic!
Kathryn Neville Browne, who plays Sandra, should get one of those Special Guest Star billings that Heather Locklear had on Melrose Place 1.0. Okay, if you'll excuse me, I have a whole lot of Empire to catch up on!