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Lee Daniels Speaks Out on Jussie Smollett Scandal

Lee Daniels speaks out on Jussie Smollett scandal.  Ever since the Jussie Smollett scandal came to light, we heard from castmates Terrance Howard, and Taraji P Henson, but we have not heard from Empire creator Lee Daniels, until now.  Lee Daniels admits that these past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride, with all… Read more »

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Ratings Down for Midseason Premiere of “Empire”

Ratings Down for Midseason Premiere of “Empire” We’re not sure if we can totally attribute this to the Jussie Smollett case but ratings for Empire are down. The midseason premiere of the drama had the second worse ratings of any episode ever. Among people 18 to 49, only 4.4 million total viewers tuned in on… Read more »

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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty Jussie Smollett returned to court on Thursday morning. He pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct from filing a false police report for the alleged staged hate crime against him. Each of the 16 counts carries up to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine. A grand… Read more »

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Jussie Smollett Staged Assault for Better Salary

Jussie Smollett staged assault for better salary.   Oh no!!  I was so hoping this was not true.  Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested for filing a false police report which is a felony. Now reports are coming out that he staged this whole thing for a better salary.  Career advancement.   What??  His legal team… Read more »

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Jussie Smollett’s “Empire” Role Slashed

Jussie Smollett’s “Empire” Role Slashed.  Because of all the scandal with Jussie’s alleged attack, Empire has decided to slash Jussie’s screen time on the upcoming season of Empire. According to sources, Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode, but now 5 scenes have… Read more »

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Police Identify Persons of Interest in Jussie Smollett Case

Police Identify persons of interest in Jussie Smollett case.  Chicago Police have identified two “persons of interest” in the attack of Empire star Jussie Smollett. Police are questioning the individuals and they have not been charged with a crime. Surveillance technology, public transit records and Smollett’s account of the attack help identify the people. Smollett… Read more »

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Jusssie Smollett Turns Over His Phone Records

Jussie Smollett turns over his phone records.  Chicago police report that Empire star Jussie Smollett turned over his phone records on Monday. Almost two weeks after his alleged attack happened in Chicago. The phone records, which were turned in via a PDF file, are going to be used by police to support Jussie’s story of… Read more »

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Jussie Smollett Returns to Chicago to Film Empire

Jussie Smollett returns to Chicago to film Empire.  After suffering a heinous attack by two men, Jussie Smollett is back in Chicago working on the next season of Empire and cops want to have a chat with him as well. Smollett flew back to the Windy City after a show in L.A. to do scenes… Read more »

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Fox Temporarily Suspends Production of Empire

Fox suspends production of Empire.  Yes Fox has temporarily suspended the production of Empire. Show star, actor Jussie Smollett was viciously attacked on Tuesday in Chicago in an apparent hate crime. He was in the city to film Empire‘s fifth season. I hate this happened to him, or anyone who chooses to expresses him or… Read more »

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Empire Star Jussie Smollet Victim of Possible Homophobic Attack

Empire Star Jussie Smollett victim of possible homophobic attack.  What?? This is awful.  According to thegrapejuice.net Jussie who plays middle son Jamal Lyons who is gay was attacked in Chicago and that this was a homophobic and racially motivated attack…, Read more here