Since How Stella Got Her Groove Back this man has been on the top of many’s lists of crushes. Now with his role as a hot (headed) politician on Empire, he’s landed back on our radar. I’m talking about actor Taye Diggs, someone Wilhemina on Ugly Betty once proclaimed, “Why are white people so obsessed with Taye Diggs?!” Well, because he’s sexy, dark skinned, buff and has that brooding look and voice that makes you want to toss your hands back and let him have his way with you. Born in Newark, NJ in 1971, Taye has had a steady presence in the entertainment world with roles in film (Chicago, The Wood, Brown Sugar), television (Private Practice, Ally McBeal, Will & Grace), and on the stage (Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Here’s to hoping we have many more shows and films with Taye … preferably shirtless. Also, did you catch Taye on Lip Sync Battle covering (and dressed like) Madonna? You can follow Taye on Twitter @TayeDiggs.