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TV NEWS: FOX Reveals New "EMPIRE" Promo AD, Premiere Date + Netflix & TV LAND Pull The Plug On Bill Cosby, Janice Dickson's Release Polaroid Of Bill BEFORE Alleged Attack


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FOX recently released a new promo ad for its Lee Daniels-directed series "EMPIRE" along with its winter premiere date.  Get the deets inside along with news about Bill Cosby's latest accusers and tv cancellations.

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FOX is announcing the winter premiere for its new drama EMPIRE.  The epic family battle begins when the powerful new drama EMPIRE debuts, with limited commercial interruption, on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Directed by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”) and featuring music by Timbaland, the series stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (“No Good Deed,” “Person of Interest”).Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (“Game Change,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) and Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “24”), in a drama about a family dynasty, set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power.

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In other entertainment news...

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The show must go on.  Last night, Bill Cosby took the stage for a 90-minute benefit performance at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau in the Bahamas as part of his current tour. According to audience members, he never addressed the controversy swirling around him as the New York Times reports additional accusers have come forward.

The latest accuser, Therese Serignese, 57, a registered nurse, alleged that she was drugged and assaulted after one of his shows at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1976 when she was 19. And TMZ reports that 68-year-old Louisa Moritz alleges Cosby forced her to perform oral sex in New York City in 1971.

Since the accusations swept the headlines, NBC dropped its deal to do a new sitcom with Cosby, TV Land pulled reruns of The Cosby Show, effective immediately and Netflix decided it won't air a special that was set to debut on Nov. 28 titled Bill Cosby at 77.

Also, Janice Dickinson has released a Polaroid (above) from the evening she alleges she was raped by Bill Cosby. See story here.


Photos via Getty/FOX/Empire's Facebook Page

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