5 ‘Empire’ Takeaways From Show’s Star Terrence Howard and Creators at the Code Conference

Media and technology event fetes the Fox hit show’s stars and creative team — Brian Grazer, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Ilene Chaiken

"Empire" at Code Conference: Terrence Howard (Empire/Fox on Twitter)
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Team “Empire” dropped in on the Code Conference on Wednesday night to talk about the intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

The second annual event, held at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, featured star Terrence Howard, who plays hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon on the Fox series, and the show’s producers, including executive producer Brian Grazer, creators Danny Strong and Lee Daniels and executive producer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken.

Here’s 5 things TheWrap learned:

1. Lee Daniels still rocks an AOL account — and people feel bad for him.

2. Brian Grazer has “shoe game.”

3. Hollywood is Spider-Man. The upside: We can expect a reboot any time now.

4. Everyone has their price, but while most people go for about $2.99 on sale at Target, Howard probably fetches a fair deal more. 

5. Grazer has a tech crush on GoPro.

The panel was moderated by Re/code Co-Executive Editors Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher: "Empire" at Code Conference (Empire/Fox on Twitter)