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For some odd reason, even though Empire’s debut season concluded with Lucious Lyon’s arrest, it did not register in my mind that the following season would pick up with Lucious behind bars–even though that’s usually what follows an arrest. Perhaps I bought into his whole “I’m invincible” speech, or maybe, seeing the crooked music mogul wiggle his way out of everything, including a deadly ALS misdiagnosis, led me to believe that he would also weasel his way out of jail. However, apparently, that is not the case.
Filming for the new season began yesterday, and it picked up in the Cook County jail. In a series of Instagram clips shared by executive producer Lee Daniels, Terrence Howard and “Empire” newcomer Chris Rock can be seen sporting bright orange prison jumpsuits.
“My first day was incredible,” said Rock. “I worked with the great Terrence Howard, and the great Lee Daniels.”
It looks like we’ll also be getting a little eye candy this season. Lee stays clowning, so, of course, he had to take a moment to flaunt the prison baes.
It’s going to be really interesting to see what schemes Lucious cooks up during his time in the pen. I’m also pretty eager to see what Chris’ character has to offer. Hopefully, he becomes a permanent fixture on the show.
So, you ready for season two or nah?
It’s cheaper to keep her.
Last winter, Chris Rock, 50, filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, 46. Thankfully, the messy details of their split (if there are any) have not been unfolding in the headlines, but it appears that this may change shortly.
According to Page Six, Malaak recently submitted documents to the Bergen County courts, and she’s requesting a significant portion of the comedian’s $70 million fortune.
In the filing, the stay-at-home mother of two explains that she put her career in public relations on hold after the birth of their two daughters, Lola Simone, 13, and Zahra Savannah, 11. In other words, she’s going to need Chris to continue financially supporting the lifestyle that she has grown accustomed to living.
Documents state that Malaak deserves a payout “commensurate with the marital standard of living” because she’s dedicated much of her life to child rearing and charity work. As previously reported, the pair did sign a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot in 1996; however, it expired on their 18-year wedding anniversary.
Last month, Chris spoke to The Guardian regarding his impending divorce, admitting that the process has taken an emotional toll on him.
“I’m doing OK,” Rock told the paper. “You know, some days are better than others, some days you’re sad outta your f-cking mind. But my daughters are good, and I’m only an hour away. Two houses close by. It’s good.”
“Empire” is set to return this fall and we’re happy to report that Lucious and the gang will be joined by a host of famous faces for season two.
According to Variety, Fox announced Monday in New York that Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz will be making guest appearances on the television series. R&B singer Ne-Yo also took to social media yesterday to confirm that he will be appearing on the series.
“We just signed Ne-Yo who’s going to be writing all new music with Timbaland,” Fox co-chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman announced.
In addition to all of that, Vulture is reporting that High School Musical actor Zac Efron has been cast as the fourth son of Lucious Lyon, which will certainly add a lot more drama to the mix. As you may recall, we were introduced to the troubled music mogul’s secret daughter last season. Only God knows how Miss Cookie will react to Lucious having another son considering that this means he may have been unfaithful to her during their marriage.
Season two will consist of 18 episodes split into halves by a crazy cliffhanger that will mark the midseason hiatus.
Are you ready for this?
Before all the TV shows, movies, commercials, and endorsement deals came through, some Hollywood celebs had to wake up in the morning and get their customer service on like the rest of us. With jobs ranging from a Burger King cashier to a singing waitress on a cruise ship, these stars have paid their dues. Check out 15 celebs who went from being sales associates and food service workers to becoming Hollywood stars.
These Hollywood A-list actors took five and stepped behind the camera to produce and direct various films and TV projects. Get the scoop on what Gabrielle Union is up to, which critically acclaimed films where directed by Chris Rock and Denzel Washington and more!
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Earlier this week, Chris Rock confirmed that he and wife Malaak were divorcing after 19 years of marriage. As some were quick to point out, the news wasn’t exactly shocking if you’ve ever seen Rock perform stand-up comedy. The guy has never really seemed too fond of married life.
In the video above, the Washington Post runs down some of the most revealing things Rock has said about wedded bliss in his movies and in his stand-up, including his famous riff on divorce and the late Nelson Mandela.
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Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions for 2015? One popular promise is to not bring baggage from the past into your future, that includes any past partners. It’s certainly no secret how quick stars join together and separate, but did some of these celebrity divorces surprise you?
When a celebrity divorce comes seemingly out of nowhere, the rumor mill is left to come up with their own explanations regarding why that particular marriage didn’t make it. When it comes to Chris Rock, one of the rumors that has apparently been circulating is that he’s divorcing his wife of 19 years for his longtime friend and Top Five co-star Rosario Dawson.
We’re not really sure specifically where these rumors originated, but we’re pretty sure that they were probably at the very least fueled by a photograph of Chris giving Rosario a peck on the lips at one of the Top Five premiere celebrations. The actor’s reps recently decided to address the rumors, telling Page Six:
“There is no truth to that. The rumor is 100 percent untrue.”
We sure hope not. That would be downright messy. As previously reported, Chris filed for divorce from his wife of 19 years last week in New Jersey. Malaak Compton-Rock is being represented by divorce attorney Allan Mayefsky, while Chris is being represented by attorney Robert S. Cohen.
“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak said in a statement Sunday. “Being fortunate enough to lead a of life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life’s blessings, even when faced with difficulties.”
The comedian is requesting shared legal and physical custody of their daughters Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10.
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Source: Chris Rock Split From Wife Malaak Because He Wasn’t Happy Anymore After 19 Years Of Marriage
Ever since the news of Chris Rock and Malaak Compton’s split came out over the weekend, people have been trying to figure out and understand why after 19 years and two children, the comedian would want to go it alone. Well, according to TMZ, sources connected to the couple say that he just wasn’t happy anymore.
According to the site, despite what theories people try to come up with, there wasn’t a third party waiting in the wings. Rock just felt that the marriage had run its course and was no longer fulfilling.
A source close to the couple told PEOPLE a couple of days ago that the split was “a long time coming.” If you’ll recall, Rock filed for divorce in 2006 (around the time that he finished production for the film, I Think I Love My Wife), but the pair was able to work things out:
“This was a long time coming. Chris has known it wasn’t salvageable for a while. He was the one to file because he knew it was time to just move forward already.”
The sources close to the estranged couple who spoke to TMZ also say that the proceedings to end their union shouldn’t be ugly, but a “simple divorce.” However, things have already started to get a little testy between the two, because Rock claims that Compton has started to make it tough for him to see their two daughters, Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10. He is now asking for shared legal and physical custody of the girls.
The gossip site recently got their hands on the comedian’s divorce petition, which was filed in New Jersey, and it reveals that he and estranged wife Malaak Compton-Rock sat down in November to split up community property.
According to his filing, there was a prenup signed when the pair first married in 1996, but it expired after their 18-year wedding anniversary. Chris explained that Malaak has the “ability to work and contribute to her own support,” which sounds like he’s going to try to keep spousal support payments to a minimum.
As far as custodial arrangements go, Chris is requesting shared legal and physical custody of their two daughters Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10. He has reportedly complained that so far, Malaak has attempted to keep him from seeing the girls.
With the exception of the custodial complaint, which we’re praying is the result of some sort of misunderstanding that can be quickly resolved, it seems like their divorce will be pretty clean. But truthfully, only time will tell how this will all pan out.
We’re wishing both Chris and Malaak the best.
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