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Terrence Howard drops expletive during live Emmys interview

Terrence Howard isn't mincing words about his "Empire" character, calling him an expletive on the Emmy Awards red carpet during a live television interview.

Howard's description Sunday of his volatile character on the Fox television series was bleeped by E! Entertainment Television. Red carpet host Giuliana Rancic was briefly taken aback before asking Howard's wife whether the actor brought any of his character home with him.

Howard's wife, Mira Pak, responded that he did, and quite often. Howard then joked that he had people hanging in their bathroom before the conversation turned to the couple's infant son.

Howard's character, Lucious Lyon, is a bigoted,...