Howard, who’s recently endured a very public divorce as well as several allegations of domestic abuse, will be scaling back his role in the second season of Empire in order to focus on his personal life. A source told Page Six that the decision to arrest Howard’s character for murder was a calculated plot move in order 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.”
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