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An Inside Look at the Life of ‘Empire’ Actress Serayah

  • Variety
An Inside Look at the Life of ‘Empire’ Actress Serayah
Up-and-coming R&B singer and “Empire” actress Serayah and her always-busy schedule is at the center of the camera’s focus in this episode of Variety’s “That’s Life.”

The San Diego native moved to Los Angeles with her mother, grandmother and aunt when she was a child. She said she grew up knowing she wanted to be a singer and be on television, and her first big break happened after a friend at Taft High School put her in touch with his stepmother, Lea Daniels, the casting director for Lee Daniels, director of “Empire.” She rapped a verse from Nicki Minaj’s “Itty Bitty Piggy” and was quickly cast on the show as R&B-pop artist, Tiana Brown.

Outside of television, she continues to pursue her other interests, including putting work in at her studio where she recently recorded her newest single, “Gttm (Going Through The Motions) with her producers.
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Serayah Takes the E!Q in 42: Watch the Empire Star Blaze Through 12 Burning Questions as the Clock Ticks Down

Serayah Takes the E!Q in 42: Watch the Empire Star Blaze Through 12 Burning Questions as the Clock Ticks Down
Serayah may claim to get the occasional case of nerves, but whether she's performing alongside Taylor Swift in front of 60,000 people or fielding rapid-fire questions from E! News' Zuri Hall, the increasingly in-demand actress and singer is one cool customer. The 20-year-old, who plays Tiana Brown on Empire and memorably played the vixen Dilemma in Swift's "Bad Blood" video, took the E!Q in 42 when Zuri caught up with her at the Nasty Gal boutique in L.A. recently. And while burning through 12 questions in 42 seconds to satisfy our curious whims, Serayah may have even learned a few things about herself in the process. Meanwhile, the second season of Empire is zooming toward its finale...
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PaleyFest 2016 to Honor Empire, Scream Queens, black-ish and More

PaleyFest 2016 to Honor Empire, Scream Queens, black-ish and More
The Lyons will roar at PaleyFest 2016.

Empire is among the first panels announced for The Paley Center for Media’s annual celebration of TV.

RelatedTaraji P. Henson Wins Best Actress in a Drama at 2016 Golden Globes

Producer Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel and Scream Queens will also scare up thrills at the event, taking place March 11-20 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Additional honorees include ABC’s black-ish and the Starz drama Power.

The full lineup will be announced on Jan. 19. Ticket info can be found at paleyfest.org.

Relatedblack-ish Has Quietly Become TV’s Best-ish
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Empire's Serayah Demonstrates How to Rock Fall's Major '70s Trend in Asos Magazine—Take a Look!

'Tis the season of the '70s trend revival, and Empire actress Serayah is crushing the look on the latest cover of Asos magazine. Seriously, look no further than the 20-year-old's fun, funky cover spread for all the far out fashion inspo you need this fall: Serayah shows us how to rock a pair of high-waist suede pants in the season's must-have burnt orange hue, as well as a kitschy striped jumpsuit and loose-fitting plaid bottoms. In the issue, Serayah details how she landed the role of lifetime (she plays bombshell Tiana Brown on the Fox hit series). The star worked part-time at H&M and did commercial work in college before a friend's mother (a casting director, as fate would have it) scouted...
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‘Empire’ Promotes Serayah To Regular For Season 2

Empire recurring player Serayah has been bumped to a series regular status for Season 2. The actress, who also is a singer and dancer, plays Tiana Brown, an R&B-pop artist signed to Empire Entertainment, who is managed by Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson). Tiana began a relationship with Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Y. Gray) though the two later broke up after discovering that she had an affair with another woman. Serayah appeared in six of the 12 episodes fromEmpire’s first season…
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Empire Stars Jussie Smollett, Yazz, and Serayah to Perform at 2015 Bet Awards

Empire Stars Jussie Smollett, Yazz, and Serayah to Perform at 2015 Bet Awards
Give the world a show! Empire stars Jussie Smollett, Yazz, and Serayah will perform at the 15th annual Bet Awards on Sunday, June 28, Us Weekly exclusively reveals.  The Fox stars got their big breaks on the hit musical drama this spring as Jamal Lyon, Hakeem Lyon, and Tiana Brown respectively.  The awards, which will be hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, will also feature performances from hit musical acts like Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Smokey Robinson, and more.  The 15th Annual Bet Awards will [...]
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New Empire Episode 9,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Plotline Released By Fox

Recently, Fox served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Empire" episode 9 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Unto the Breach," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty crazy and high drama action take place when Andre gets pushed way over the brink. Cookie wages an all-out attack on Anika, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: It will be an all-out war when Cookie uncovers Anika's big backstabbing secret, and Lucious is going to have to come face-to-face with his longtime rival, Billy Beretti (guest star Judd Nelson). As the Lyon family rallies to save Empire Entertainment, all three sons will take drastic measures: Jamal will get close with famous artist Delphine (guest star Estelle), Hakeem is going to work hand-in-hand with Cookie, and Andre will get pushed way beyond his limits. Judd Nelson ("The Breakfast Club") and Grammy Award Winner Estelle Guest-Star.
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New Empire Episode 5,Season 1 Intense Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

Last night, Fox dropped the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Empire" episode 5 of season 1, and it offers up new looks at some very crazy and intense stuff as more guns get drawn at one point. Cookie is seen, seeking out protection as she thinks someone is trying to kill her! Jamal and Hakeem have a major falling out, and more! The episode is titled, "Dangerous Bonds." In the new, 5th episode official plot summary: All will be fair in love and war. Plot summary number 2: Cookie is going to receive an anonymous gift from an admirer that she believes might be a veiled threat from a person from her prison past. Meanwhile, Lucious is going to take charge of Hakeem's first video shoot. Guest stars feature: Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah as Tiana Brown, Tasha Smith as Carol Hardaway and Nealla Gordon as Agent Harlow Carter.
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New Empire Episode 5,Season 1 Official Spoiler Photos Hit The Net From Fox

Recently, Fox released these new spoiler pictures for their upcoming "Empire" episode 5 of season 1, and they feature new looks at Andre, Hakeem, Lucious, Cookie and more doing their thing. Judging from the look of some of these scenes, we're definitely going to see quite a bit of romance action to go along with all the drama. The episode is titled, "Dangerous Bonds." The official plot summary for episode 5, reads like this: All will be fair in love and war. Plot summary number 2: Cookie is going to receive an anonymous gift from an admirer that she believes might be a veiled threat from a person from her prison past. Meanwhile, Lucious is going to take charge of Hakeem's first video shoot. Guest stars include: Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah as Tiana Brown, Tasha Smith as Carol Hardaway and Nealla Gordon as Agent Harlow Carter. Episode 5 is set to air on Wednesday night,
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New Empire Episode 5,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By Fox

Recently, Fox released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Empire" episode 5 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Dangerous Bonds, " and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff as a mysterious gift, causes Cookie to get really suspicious. Meanwhile, Hakeem gets ready to shoot his first music video with Lucious looking over his shoulder, and more. In the new, 5th episode press release: All is going to be fair in love and war. Press release number 2: Cookie will receive an anonymous gift from an admirer that she believes might be a veiled threat from a person from her prison past. In the meantime, Lucious will take charge of Hakeem's first video shoot. It stars: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon,
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New Empire Episode 4,Season 1 Intense Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

Last night, Fox delivered the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Empire" episode 4 of season 1, and it gives us new looks at some very dramatic and intense stuff as bullets get fired off again. Lucious' empire gets threatened if he continues with the plan to go public. Cookie gets into it with another chick, and more! The episode is titled, "False Imposition." In the new, 4th episode official storyline: "Lucious will end up trying to steal a super-hot, chart-topping artist from his rival at Safe House Records. Meanwhile, Jamal will struggle to compose original music and Cookie is going to try to forge a relationship with her estranged son, Hakeem." It stars: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons,
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‘Empire’ First Look: Lucious Delivers a Musical Beat-Down (Exclusive Video)

  • The Wrap
‘Empire’ First Look: Lucious Delivers a Musical Beat-Down (Exclusive Video)
And, the episode wouldn’t be complete without Taraji B. Henson’s Cookie storming the video-shoot set

“Empire’s” Lucious Lyons (Terrence Howard) clearly doesn’t need your protection, and Veronica’s (Veronika Bozeman) now ex-manager Mel probably needs to see a doctor.

There will be a bit of an incident in Lucious’ trailer at the music-video shoot for Tiana (Serayah) and Veronica’s duet “Bad Girl” on Wednesday. Howard’s character pummels Mel with what appears to be either a cane or some sort of cane-shaped production equipment. Either way, we don’t see the violence, but we sure
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New Empire Episode 4,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By Fox

Recently, Fox released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Empire" episode 4 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "False Imposition," and it turns out that we're going to see some intriguing drama go down as Cookie still tries to mend her very broken relationship with Kakeem. Lucious attempts to steal a huge, chart-topping artist from one of his rivals, and more! In the new, 4th episode press release: "Lucious will attempt to steal a super-hot, chart-topping artist from his rival at Safe House Records. In the meantime, Jamal is going to struggle to compose original music ,and Cookie will try to forge a relationship with her estranged son, Hakeem." It stars: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons, Kaitlin Doubleday
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New Empire Episode 3,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By Fox

Recently, Fox released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Empire" episode 3 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "The Devil Quotes Scripture," and it turns out that we're going to see some major tensions flare up after another woman attempts to catch Hakeem's eye, and more. In the new, 3rd episode press release: The Lyons will head to Philadelphia and get a taste of what their life could have been if Lucious hadn't made it big. Lucious is going to promote Hakeem's new relationship with hip-hop star ,Tianna, but tensions will rise when another woman tries to catch Hakeem's eye. It stars: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons, Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon and Rafael De La Fuentes as Michael Sanchez.
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Britney Spears' 'Till the World Ends' Dance Allegedly Done by a Stunt

Hours after "Till the World Ends" music video was premiered, Britney Spears was hit with allegation that she didn't do the dance in the Ray Kay-directed video by herself. Rumor has it, she used a dancer named Tiana Brown as a stunt double. Tiana reportedly was a choreographer, dancer and co-captain for Britney's tour, was featured in "3" and "If U Seek Amy" videos.

Two pictures posted by Ontd feature a dancing scene where Britney busts her moves in the middle of her backing dancers. The images doesn't show a clear view of Britney's face due to the "hair whipping" which hides her face from the camera. From those two angles, it seems that the female doing the routine indeed is not Britney, but there isn't any word from her camp concerning that matter.

Since the release of "Hold It Against Me", Britney has repeatedly been hit with harsh criticisms. When
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Britney Spears Uses Stunt Double for 'Till the World Ends' Dance

Hours after "Till the World Ends" music video was premiered, Britney Spears was hit with allegation that she didn't do the dance in the Ray Kay-directed video by herself. Rumor has it, she used a dancer named Tiana Brown as a stunt double. Tiana reportedly was a choreographer, dancer and co-captain for Britney's tour, and was featured in "3" and "If U Seek Amy" videos.

Two pictures posted by Ontd feature Britney busting her moves in the middle of her backing dancers. The images don't show a clear view of Britney's face due to the "hair whipping" which hides her face from the camera. From those two angles, it seems that the female doing the routine indeed is not Britney, but there isn't any word from her camp concerning that matter.

Since the release of "Hold It Against Me", Britney has repeatedly been hit with harsh criticisms. When music video for the first single was debuted,
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Britney Spears' Body Double Revealed

It's a body double, bitch! That's right, in Britney Spears' new video, Till the World Ends, the minimal dancing is reportedly done by Tiana Brown, a choreographer's assistant. Not really surprising, considering lately, Britney has all the energy and personality of a bean bag chair. Brown also served as choreographer during Spears' world tour, Circus. There were apparently two other stand-ins for Spears' latest video, so it's unsure whether Brown is even the true double. Sources are also claiming that Britney is on a great deal of medication and doesn't bother rehearsing. At this...
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Over 20 clips from NBC's second season of 'Dance Your Ass Off'

See 29 clips from the second season premiere episode of NBC's "Dance Your Ass Off" with Melanie Brown Aka Mel B., Danny Teeson, Lee Wall, Rachel Beller, Jordan Geller, Md, Tiana Brown And Lisa Ann Walter. The second season airs on June 7th at 11:00 p.m. Hosted by Spice Girl Mel B, "Dance Your Ass Off" features 12 talented, full-figured contestants who struggle with their weight and dance to unleash their inner "thin." They will battle each other on the dance floor – as well as on the scale -- for a shot at a $100,000 grand prize. Frustrated by a lifetime of failed diets and workout fads, the contestants will leave their friends and family behind and live together for 10 weeks, determined to change their lives forever. The series pairs each contestant with a professional dance partner who trains the competitor for the weekly stage performances. Then they burn up the dance
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Contest Updated With Winners! Near NYC? Want to see The Clone Returns Home for free?

And the winners are..

Alexandria Cruz

Tiana Brown

Craig Butta

So everyone picked Monday June 22 at 9:30, so show up, bring one of your friends and you'll be on the list!

That's right folks, we've got 3 Double Sets Of Tickets to give away to screenings of The Clone Returns Home at the New York Asian Film Festival. You can purchase your own tickets for each film here.

Just send am email to contest [at] quietearth.us (you know what to replace).

1. Provide your full name

2. Tell us which screening you'd like, either on Monday 6/22 at 9:30pm or Wednesday 7/1 at 11am.

3. The contest ends on June 18th at midnight GMT.

That's it! The winners will be added to the list and you get in free at the door.

Now in case you missed it, this incredible looking film which played Sundance here's the synopsis..

Kohei Takahara, an astronaut who dies in the line of duty,
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