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Meet Sophia Eggleston.

This is the Detroit woman who claims she is the real-life Cookie Lyon. Sophia is now suing Empire co-creators Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and FOX for $300 million. She’s accusing them of ripping of her life to create Taraji P. Henson’s character.

According to Page Six, Eggleston, who used to be a “drug kingpin”, says there are many similarities between she and Cookie.

The suit alleges specific similarities to Eggleston’s life: “Cookie was a drug kingpin that went to jail. So did plaintiff Eggleston. Cookie is released from jail confinement and immediately places a hit on a certain individual. Plaintiff . . . actually was jailed for doing the actual hit on a man.”

In addition to her shady past, Sophia also says she enjoys rocking mink coats like Cookie and even has a gay family member, just like Lady Lyon’s son, Jamal.

After Eggleston did her bid in the pin, she wrote a book about her life called “The Hidden Hand”. Sophia claims she traveled to LA in 2011 to meet with screenwriter Rita Miller and gave Miller a copy of her book. Page Six reports that, “her copyright suit, filed in US District Court in Michigan, says she got a call from Miller several months later saying she was going to pitch her story to Daniels.”

Well, fast-forward to 2015 when Empire premiered and Eggleston got no credit. Call us crazy, but if she really did get her book to Mr. Daniels she could have a case on her hands.

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Dr. Heavenly Explains Her ‘If My Husband Cheated He Didn’t Mean To’ Philosophy

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Dr. Heavenly Kimes has an interesting philosophy on cheating … but then again we’re not surprised.

If you watch Married To Medicine then you know the successful Atlanta, GA dentist dotes on her husband, who she affectionately calls “daddy” and the two have a pretty solid marriage.  So much so, that Kimes believes if he ever cheated on her he didn’t mean to do it.

Kimes made that proclamation after news broke that Dr. Jackie’s husband was having an affair, and of course she had the ladies scratching their heads. HipHollywood sat down with her to get more insight on her viewpoint. Here’s what she had to say.

“I said something that I think a lot of people feel but would not say it, because it’s not a politically correct thing to say,” she explained. “I said if my husband cheated he would not mean to do it. I stand by it, it may sound silly, it may sound funny, I’m not trying to be funny, I don’t think he would have meant to do it.”

“I can’t say it was her, I’m not going to put it all on her, but it had to have been something to make that man go that far,” she adds referring to the other woman. “Maybe I’m naive but I don’t think my husband would just cheat on me and mean to cheat.”

To her credit, Kimes is also a certified relationship coach and has been dishing her advice (solicited or not) to the other wives since season 2. She ended her explanation comparing cheating to a person on a diet. The analogy was pretty hilarious, but actual made a lot of sense.

“I like to compare sex to food because they go together,” she says. “If you’re hungry and you know you’re on a diet and you’re really really trying really hard and somebody comes with a buffet of your favorite foods and lays it all out for you and starts putting … you didn’t mean to eat it but you ate it.”

So do you agree Heavenly? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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