Empire: Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard to host Fox holiday special | EW.com

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Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard to host Fox holiday special

Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and Jamie Foxx are among the performers

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Want a Christmas Cookie? You got it.

Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are joining festive forces to host a holiday music and variety special on Fox, the network announced Monday.

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Airing Dec. 9 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET—filling the void left by Empire’s fall finale exactly one week before—Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays will feature the two actors singing a duet, along such artists as Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and Jamie Foxx performing classic holiday tunes.

Henson and Howard, who previously worked together on Hustle & Flow, co-hosted Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards earlier this year.