Terrence Howard Accuses Robert Downey Jr Of Stealing $100 Million

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Terrence Howard is a solid actor with a solid resume, but I really wish he’d shut his mouth. When he’s not in bitter divorce cases or being accused of attacking women, the Empire star is opening his mouth in interviews and bizarrely slamming influential figures.

Howard, 46, has attacked Iron Man 1 co-star Robert Downey Jr in his latest rant, accusing the Avengers star of stealing a hundred million from him. Talking to Rolling Stone, Howard asserts that the studio behind Iron Man did not want to cast RDJr and Howard stepped in, offering to take a million off his $3.5 million salary if RDJr fell off the wagon again. ‘Robert was so thankful and dadadadada,’ claims Howard.

Things changed, however, when Iron Man 2 went into production and Howard was informed his $5 million salary and large presence would be reduced. Howard’s agent rejected the offer and Howard himself called the now powerful RDJr looking for help. ‘And so I called Robby and was like, “Look, man . . .” Leaving messages with his assistants, called him at least 17 times that day and 21 the next and finally left a message saying, “Look, man, I need the help that I gave you,”‘ Howard claims.
‘Never heard from him. And guess who got the millions I was supposed to get? He got the whole franchise, so I’ve actually given him $100 million, which ends up being a $100 million loss for me from me trying to look after somebody, but, you know, to this day I would do the same thing. It’s just my nature.’

That’s a whole lot of convoluted logic.

Terrence Howard Scaled Back in Empire

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There’ll be less Luscious Lyons in the second season of Empire, according to Page Six. Fox’s freshman drama will ‘scale back’ on the anti-hero and Taraji P. Henson’s role as Cookie will be pushed to the forefront.

The reason for the Terrence Howard reduction is simply his messy private life, alleges the source. Howard has been plagued by rumours of domestic abuse, affairs and is currently involved in a bitter divorce battle with his ex-wife.

Fox have denied Page Six’s in a statement: ““Rumors that Terrence’s role in ‘Empire’ will be scaled back are patently untrue.”

Empire returns in September for its second season.