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Jussie Smollett & Lee Daniels No Longer Speak to Each Other: Report

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Jussie Smollett – Lee Daniels (Getty) *Raise your hand if you’re NOT surprised to learn that Jussie Smollett and Lee Daniels are no longer on speaking terms. OK then, raise your hand if you think it’s because of Smollett’s alleged hate-crime hoax. Even though Smollett starred on the Daniels created and Fox hit show […]

Jussie Smollett Enters Rehab After ‘Extremely Difficult Past Few Years’

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Jussie Smollett (AP) *Jussie Smollett has reportedly entered an outpatient rehab facility to work on getting his life together after an “extremely difficult” few years since his hate crime case in Chicago. “Jussie has had an extremely difficult past few years. He has quietly been working very hard for some time now and we […]

#MAGA Mystery Clouds Investigation Into Jussie Smollett Attack in Chicago

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was released from the hospital in “good condition” a few hours after he was allegedly assaulted by two masked assailants on the streets of Chicago. As we previously reported, the attack went down around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday night and police are investigating it as a hate crime, since the perpetrators reportedly […]

Terrence Howard Reacts to Jussie Smollett’s Guilty Verdict for Faking Hate Crime

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Jussie Smollett (L) and Terrence Howard (Photo by Jason Kempin/BET/Getty Images for BET) *Terrence Howard is speaking out about his former “Empire” co-star Jussie Smollett being convicted of staging a hate crime. “It’s interesting, it’s an uncomfortable question because anyone that’s aware of the show or my relationship with Jussie would know that Jussie […]

Jussie Smollett’s Directorial Debut ‘B-Boy Blues’ to Air on BET+

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Actor Jussie Smollett appears at his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on March 10 in Chicago. / Jussie Smollett sentencing (Brian Cassella-Pool-Getty Images *Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett is set to make his directing debut with a film titled “B-Boy Blues,” which will air on BET+ on June 9.  Here’s more from Variety: […]

Jussie Smollett’s Attorney Calls for Mistrial, Accuses Judge of Lunging At Her

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Jussie Smollett – trail – Getty *A defense attorney for Jussie Smollett called for a mistrial Thursday and accused the judge presiding over the case of lunging at her during a sidebar. “Judge, you physically moved towards me,” Tamara Walker told Cook County Judge James Linn during the trial Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports. […]

Jussie Smollett: Actor’s ‘Empire’ Salary Compared to Co-stars

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: Jussie Smollett attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: “Empire” at The Robin Williams Center on November 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images) *Ever since Chicago police said Thursday that actor Jussie Smollett staged his attack because he was “dissatisfied” with his “Empire” salary, inquiring minds have […]

Jussie Smollett Mocked for BET Awards Appearance

* Jussie Smollett attended the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday, marking his return to the red carpet after his high-profile hate legal case in Chicago.  The former “Empire” star was released from a Chicago jail in March after serving six days of his 150-day sentence for five counts of felony disorderly conduct. According to the […]

Criminal Charges Against Actor Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped! WATCH Actor Make Statement

 *Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about being attacked by two white men wearing MAGA caps have been dropped. The actor will appear in court in Chicago later today (03-26-19) for an emergency hearing. In a statement, Smollett’s lawyers said he was a “vilified” victim. He was facing up 48 years in prison  on 16 felony counts of filing a false police report. Here’s what TMZ is reporting: Jussie and his lawyers ran to court Tuesday morning in Chicago, where he was facing 16 felony counts of lying to police in the alleged racial and homophobic attack.   Jussie will surrender his $10,000 bond. But, that’s it. The case is over. We’re told the State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, told Chicago police she was dropping the case because Jussie would have only gotten community service if convicted and she said he has already performed community service so there is no point in prosecuting him. We could not find any record of Smollett doing community service. We’re told Chicago police are “furious” and feel something untoward is going on with Kim Foxx.  OPRAH IS ‘JOINING FORCES’ WITH APPLE: ‘THEY’RE IN A BILLION POCKETS’ e> Here’s the statement from Smollet’s lawyers: ‘Today, all charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of the complaint against him. ‘Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was […]