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Actor Terrence Howard has a personal life worth any television drama. However, it will be costing him screen time on hit FOX series Empire, and give Taraji P. Henson more shine in the process. 

Reports the New York Post:

A source tells Page Six that Howard’s role in the upcoming second season of “Empire” will be scaled back because of his recent divorce drama and numerous prior allegations of domestic abuse, which have resurfaced in recent weeks.

On the music drama, the 46-year-old Oscar nominee plays Lucious Lyon, the founder and CEO of Empire Entertainment. At the end of the show’s smash first season, Lucious was arrested for murder, but according to our source, it’s more than a storyline — it’s a calculated move to keep Howard on the sidelines.

“What they are doing is two-fold,” said the source. “They have him locked up so you won’t be seeing him in as many scenes. But they are bringing in so many, and I mean so many, guest stars and cameos that the average viewer won’t realize it because there is so much going on.”

Most recently, a judge agreed that one of Howard’s ex-wives did try to extort him over his allegedly small penis.

You had one job, Terrence.

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