PEOPLE: "Love at first sight," Taraji B. Henson says of fiance; "Roseanne" more family oriented next season; filmmaker Spike Lee blasts Trump at Cannes

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Henson details how she fell for her fiance

"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson became engaged to her boyfriend, former Super Bowl star Kelvin Hayden, on Mother's Day.

The actress said she was introduced to Hayden by her makeup artist three years ago.

The makeup artist arranged a party full of eligible bachelors for Henson to mingle with, but the star demanded to see photos first, and became enamored with Hayden.

"I was like, 'Wow, something about his eyes are so gentle.' And you know how they say you can fall in love at first sight from a picture? That's exactly what happened," she recalled. "So when we got to the actual event, I met everybody ... and I literally was looking for him and when he walked up to where I was it was like people parted like the Red Sea, a light came on, I heard angels and he reached out to shake my hand and we danced and we talked and we were hanging out every day since."



'Roseanne' will concentrate on family

Expect "Roseanne" to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year.

That's the word from ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey. The show's return exceeded all expectations this spring, with the support of Roseanne Barr's character for President Donald Trump attracting attention.

Dungey noted that as the first season went on, the focus shifted from politics to family. She said that direction will continue next season.



Isbell leads Americana nominations

Jason Isbell leads the nominees for the Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards with nominations in four categories, thanks to his critically acclaimed album "The Nashville Sound," which earned him two Grammy Awards earlier this year.

The 17th annual awards show will be held on Sept. 12 in Nashville, Tennessee.



Today's birthdays:
Singer Taj Mahal is 76. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 65. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 62. Singer Enya is 57. Actor Craig Ferguson is 56. Keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish is 55. Musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is 53. TV personality-interior designer Thom Filicia is 49. Singer-songwriter Passenger is 34.

                                                                       — The Associated Press


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