Fox’s hit “Empire” television series could have to dish out some serious money to a woman claiming she is the motivation for on-screen sensation “Cookie.”
According to reports, a woman believes the fan favorite’s story is completely based on her real life and wants $300 million.
Sophia Eggleston claims in her lawsuit, she embodies the “Cookie” character in almost every important respect, including a penchant for wearing mink. She also says she did time for putting a hit on someone, and Cookie’s character did the same thing. Eggleston says she gave a copy of an autobiography to a screenwriter back in 2011, and she says months later the screenwriter called her to say she was pitching the book to Lee Daniels. (TMZ)
Recently, rap veteran Lil’ Kim posted up a picture of herself and “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.
Show producer Lee Daniels announced music star Tyrese‘s surprise addition to the season two cast last month.
According to recent reports, R&B singer Kelly Rowland has joined the cast and will play the mother of show stud Terrence Howard’s “Lucious Lyon” character.
Kelly Rowland will appear on the hit FOX show this fall, a source told E! News exclusively on Saturday, the Fourth of July, at the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The 34-year-old R&B singer will play Lucious Lyon’s mother in a flashback. (E! Online)