This photo provided by Fox shows, from left, Jussie Smollet as Jamal, Terrence Howard as Lucious, and Bryshere Gray as Hakeem, in a scene from "Sins of the Father" episode of "Empire," airing Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This photo provided by Fox shows, from left, Jussie Smollet as Jamal, Terrence Howard as Lucious, and Bryshere Gray as Hakeem, in a scene from "Sins of the Father" episode of "Empire," airing Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Did you know that last week was National Bubble Week? So say the folks at Gazillion Bubbles. The designation isn't new; it was started in 2000 to celebrate Spring. (I guess the solstice wasn't enough.) Anyway, in this episode of From the Hip, Tawnell and I get a bubble car and ...

Who am I kidding? We spend a lot of time on Empire, because that's where our hearts are and because the show is throwing everything at the wall to set off what's supposed to be a crazy, all-out, explosive (yeah, I said it) season finale.

Come with us on this party ride. Watch us and then watch out for us as we swoon over Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett) when they come to Dallas to sign Empire soundtrack CDs on March 24 at Hard Rock Cafe.

By Dawn Burkes. follow her on Twitter @DawnBurkes

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