‘Empire’ Returns With Huge Season 2 Premiere, Draws 16.2 Million Viewers

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Empire got off to a really great start on Wednesday. FOX’s hit drama series pulled in 16.2 million viewers during its Season 2 premiere.

According to Deadline:

While most returning series have been down from their last-season premieres this fall, Empire soared +76% vs. its series debut last January, the highest Season 1-Season 2 percentage gain for a scripted series since Fox’s House a decade ago (2004-2005). The Empire opener matched the show’s two-hour Season 1 finale and topped every episode to date except for the 9-10 PM portion of the finale, which surged to a 6.9 demo rating.

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T.I. & Tiny, Wiz Khalifa, Sevyn Streeter & B.o.B, & More Hit ‘Entourage’ L.A. Premiere

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The Entourage premiere was held at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles last night. T.I. and Tiny (seen atop with Kevin Connolly), Wiz Khalifa, Sevyn Streeter and B.o.B, Shad Moss, and Jermaine Dupri, were spied making their arrivals at the screening. Plus, Rocsi Diaz was snapped as she interviewed on the red carpet. See more of those in attendance, with pics inside.

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Kandi Burruss Celebrates Birthday & ‘Kandi’s Ski Trip’ Premiere

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Kandi Burruss took over Suite Lounge in downtown Atlanta with family and friends over the weekend, in celebration of her 39th birthday, as well as the premiere of her show Kandi’s Ski Trip.

Her hubby Todd Tucker, their daughters Riley and Kaela, and Kandi’s mom Joyce were there. The birthday girl’s Real Housewives of Atlanta costars Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Claudia Jordan, and Demetria McKinney — and many more came out to show support.

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Keyshia Cole Gets Support From Ex Daniel Gibson At Reality Show Premiere

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As Keyshia Cole attended the premiere of her new BET reality show, All In, this week, she had her ex Daniel Gibson by her side showing support.

During a recent interview with HipHollywood Keysh opened up about the chances of  the two of them getting back together. When asked if there could be reconciliation, she replied; “Mmm hmm” — and she also stated that she doesn’t know if she’s reached her breaking point with him: “I’m still trying to figure that out because I have a child, so, of course, he’s going to come before me,” she explained.

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Beyonce & Jay Z Attend “Annie” Premiere In NYC

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Beyoncé and Jay Z hit the Annie premiere at New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre last night (Dec. 7th). The Carters stepped out in gray — Jay kept it fresh in a gray suit, while Bey looked gorge rockin’ a black and white printed coat over her gray dress.

The movie’s stars Jamie Foxx, Cameron DiazQuvenzhane Wallis, and more were in attendance. Bey and Jay, as well as Jamie, brought along their daughters – Blue Ivy (see pics here) – and Annalise (pictured below).

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Kandi Burruss Hosts ATL “Lucy” Screening; Brings Out Toya Wright, Rasheeda, Tameka Raymond & More

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The Atlanta premiere of the movie Lucy was held at the CineBistro movie theater last night. Hosted by Kandi Burruss, the event brought out several of her celeb friends, like Toya Wright, Rasheeda and her hubby Kirk Frost, and Monyetta Shaw. Plus, Kandi brought along her mom Joyce, daughter Riley, and her aunts, to enjoy the screening.

Lucy, an action packed thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, tells the story of a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal. She turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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What She Rock’d: Laura Govan In Orange Bellen Brand Temple Tee Dress

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Laura Govan and her children hit the Earth to Echo premiere, hosted by Holly Robinson Peete at the Pacific Theaters at the Grove in Los Angeles, last week. The former Basketball Wives star stepped out in an orange Bellen Brand Temple Tee Dress ($99), paired with white shredded jeans from Zara, and white pumps. The dress features a long slit down each side that showed off a little skin. Catch more pics inside.

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