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Taraji P. Henson to Host ‘SNL,’ Publish Memoir

Taraji P. Henson to Host 'SNL,' Publish Memoir

"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson isn’t letting Cookie Lyon define her. 

The Oscar-nominated screen veteran will host "SNL" for the first time tomorrow, with musical guest Mumford & Sons. (See adorable promo videos below.)

Henson is also penning a memoir about her life, focusing on her childhood in a rough-and-tumble Washington, D.C., neighborhood, her single motherhood, and the films and TV roles the actress has enjoyed over the years, including in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Hustle & Flow" and "Baby Boy." The book will be published by Simon & Schuster’s 37 Ink imprint and is scheduled for a mid-2016 release.  

[via CBS News]

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