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Hi, this Natalie. If I had to narrow down when I became addicted to pop culture and TV, hands down it would be when I tuned into dun-a-nun-a-nunt-na-na Beverly Hills 90210. I became obsessed with all things 90210 and carried that addiction over to other dramas and sitcoms. Parlaying my love of writing and TV watching with a blogging gig at MTV and entertainment and pop culture writer for Regal Magazine. You can follow me @forevergoode

'Empire': Revenge Was Sweet For Lucious

10/8/2015 8:50am EDT
'Empire' Recap: Lucious Gets Revenge On Cookie
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For those unable to keep score—likely blinded by Cookie’s ‘80s inspired gold rope ensemble—Lucious trounced Cookie’s Dynasty. By adding one more business notch (thanks for the tip, Andre) and artist to his belt.

As soon as Lucious is sprung from the pen his vendetta range is locked and loaded on Cookie and Hakeem. And the small hiccup of not entering Empire headquarters (a condition of bail) is not slowing Lucious down.

“That’s just a building, I am Empire!” Lucious boasts. Glad prison life hasn’t made a dent in his ginormous ego.

Just like being a boss hasn’t cramped...

‘Empire’ Recap: Look Out World, Lucious Lyon Is Free

10/1/2015 9:45am EDT
Lucious Lyon
Look out world, a few Lyons are out of their cage. Beware of the most dangerous one of all—Lucious. That’s right, Lucious Lyon is free at last thanks to his almighty lawyer. Yet he isn’t the only Lyon on the prowl. After Hakeem, Cookie and Andre got the boot from Empire HQ, Cookie decides instead of taking back what’s hers she’ll create it. So introducing her new label….”The Pride of the Lyons”…okay, the name needs some work.

But not nearly as much as their new studio/office space—Ghetto Records, where “hits” are more likely from the barrel of a gun than a banging song. Boo Boo Kitty easil...

'Empire' Season 2 Premiere Recap: The Wait Is Over!

9/22/2015 10:16am EDT
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The date we’ve circled on the calendar has finally arrived—to borrow Lucious’ words: “game on, bitches”—“Empire” is back. Let the backstabbing, dirty dealing and family drama begin. Because the drip, drops (get it?) of spoilers on Lee Daniels Instagram wasn’t enough to hold us for three months, but the wait is over with premiere episode “The Devils are Here.”

Cookie wastes no time being the unofficial head Lyon; planning a star-studded protest concert to Free Lucious (he's been in jail for three months without bail.) And remake his rep from blood-thirsty murderer to martyr for wrongfully c...

‘Awkward’ Recap: Short Circuit Party

9/8/2015 9:46am EDT
‘Awkward’ 502 Recap: Short Circuit Party
It’s the day after the foam party and…what a difference 24 hours make. Jenna and the Palos Hills crew are tasked with cleaning up the school. They did wreck it after all, along with the Matty/Jake bromance. To lighten the mood, Jenna throws some leftover suds Tamara and Jake’s way. In turn, Jake ups the ante by flinging a bucketful of water on her head. Not one to take being drenched lightly, Jenna returns the favor, only it’s not Jake’s head, but a wall. Housing the school’s power supply. Big mistake. Huge.

Not for the kids at Palos Hills High. They get a day off. And the cherry on this s...

The Drama Officially Begins On 'Awkward's' Final Season

9/1/2015 1:51am EDT
'Awkward' 501 Recap: Matty is Betrayed
The first episode of “Awkward’s” final season is here at last. And boy did things really hang out. No, literally, five minutes into the episode the whole senior class is buck naked in a janitor closet. Because it’s senior streak day, Matty’s lame ass version of a prank. As if it’s not just a desperate attempt to see Jenna naked again. Not that J-dawg was turning a blind eye to his pecs. Yet, they didn’t hold her interest long when new bae Brian—the Marine she hooked up with on Spring Break—is sending hot pics. Jenna happily shares them with the still engaged Tamara, who believes a face to f...

Starz ‘Power’ Recap: Ghost Burns Bridges And Biggest Enemy

8/15/2015 10:00pm EDT
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The season two finale of “Power” played out like a blockbuster movie; shifting alliances, a romantic reunion and a fiery end to Ghost’s biggest nemesis. Or is it the beginning?

“Ghost is Dead” episode started off with a bang. Literally. Drifty is murdered in cold blood. At least he kicked the bucket doing what he loved: his religious ritual. The murderer—whose face is shielded—even left a calling card, La Araha. It’s safe to say this could be tied to Lobos’ rival drug cartel.

Still among the living, only slightly, is Angela. Decked out in mourning garb, she’s in the stage of acceptance. E...

Starz ‘Power’ Whacks A Major Character – See Recap

8/8/2015 10:00pm EDT
Did you really think the season would come to a close without a major character getting whacked? Think again.

Last chance to avert your eyes if “Power’s” penultimate episode—“Time’s Up”—is untouched on your DVR.

Shawn’s plan to take care of Tasha and the kids is halted by Kanan’s bullet. After two failed attempts to put Ghost in a body bag, Kanan believed his sappy son belonged in one. So, he pumped two bullets in Shawn and called Dre to clean up the mess.

It’s a new form of evil even for Kanan. If he’s capable of taking out his own son there’s no telling what he’ll do to get Ghost.


‘Power' Recap: Ghost Lives Up To His Name

8/1/2015 10:00pm EDT
I stand corrected. Ghost actually lived up to his name in “Three Moves Ahead,” unlike last week where his gangsta card was nearly revoked. This week’s episode shows what a masterful chess player Ghost really is. Always one step ahead, or three if you’re going by the episode title, of everyone else trying to bring him down. The question is who is Ghost making these power moves for…him and Angela? Tasha and the kids? Tommy?

As the second season of “Power” gets down to the wire, the stakes have never been higher for Ghost to choose his destiny. Whether it’s his future with Angela or his prese...

Starz ‘Power’ Recap: The G Is Silent In Ghost

7/25/2015 10:00pm EDT
Hey, Ghost. Come a little closer. Okay, not that close I’m not Angela. Okay, don’t back up that far. I’m not Tasha either. Listen very carefully. You. Are. No. Longer. In. Control. Tommy and Tasha have said it a million times, but I’ll put it in simpler terms. The puppeteer (yes, Ghost…that was you) has become the puppet.

Your strings are being pulled by Tasha—you can’t even screw Angela without her directives bouncing up and down in your head like a basketball on hardwood—because she’s still your ride or die chick. And about the only one that’s got somewhat of a blueprint on how to get a ...

Starz 'Power' Recap: Why Her

7/17/2015 6:53am EDT
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If you thought last week was a cliff hanger, ‘Power’ writers have upped the ante with “Why Her.” Fair warning: it’s very much a Holly-centric episode, so expect to grimace and sigh quite often -- and surprisingly feel sympathetic to our klepto's torturous choice of either snitching on her beau, or having the family she always dreamed of with Tommy. Tasha and Ghost also face a fork in the road that not only threatens to end their marriage, but destroy their entire family.

Check the top jaw-to-floor moments from Starz’ “Power” latest episode below.

1. Holly Better Get the Gun

As promised A...