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The Internet has been flooded with copycat reports claiming Nia Long and Taraji P. Henson were feuding with each other while on the set of Fox’s Empire, but HipHollywood is learning exclusively that the two had no beef.

An insider close to both parties tells us that the two women had no issues while filming and that “Nia was just fine.” The source also reveals that “they are adversaries on the screen and that’s it.”

The insider added, “I don’t know why somebody would do this, or what they have to gain.”

TMZ reported earlier this week that during Long’s mini stint on the hit drama, she was a nightmare to work with. Per the news outlet, not only was she habitually late, but she was disrespectful to the crew members, including the hair and makeup team.

The alleged mistreatment of cast and crew reportedly rubbed Henson the wrong way. But also adding fuel to the already burning fire, a joke gone wrong that didn’t sit well with Nia.

According to TMZ, Taraji asked the guest star if she was on her period after she went HAM on a cast member.

Long has not publicly responded to the claims, but her reps did a release as statement suggesting: “We stand by our comments this morning that Nia has always, and continues to be, a consummate professional on set. In respect to her working relationships with the cast, she came onto this project, in the first place, because of her long-standing friendship and professional relationship with Terrence Howard.”


What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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