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Lee Daniels “Beyond Embarrassed” About Defense of Jussie Smollett Following Alleged Attack

Lee Daniels speaks out about reaction to Jussie Smollett scandal

Lee Daniels was as staunch supporter of his friend Jussie Smollett after news broke of his alleged attack. And why wouldn’t he be? After all Lee is the co-creator and executive producer of Empire, the show in which Jussie stars. The two became friends over the years and you support your friends. Now, Lee is … Read more

Jussie Smollett Returns to Social Media With First Post Since Alleged Attack

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Jussie Smollett has returned to social media. In his first post since leaving the platform in January after news broke of his alleged attack, the Empire actor shared a clip of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s speech at the Tony Awards. In the video, Tarrell is speaking about black queer folka as he introduces his nominated play Choir Boy at … Read more

FOX Officially Announces End of “Empire” Following Jussie Smollett Drama

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Still entrenched in the cloud that was the Jussie Smollett saga, hip-hop drama Empire is about to see it’s final days. Fox Network announced on Monday (May 13) that this next season of the show will, in fact, be it’s last. Fans will recall that the show, which stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard, … Read more

“Empire” Renewed For Season 6 with “No Plans” for Jussie Smollett to Return

Empire renewed season 6 no plans for Jussie Smollett return

There is good news and bad news for Jussie Smollett and the Empire cast. The good news is that Empire will be returning to for a sixth season on FOX. The bad news for Jussie is that there are no plans for his return. After being charged with filing a false police report and faking … Read more

The ‘Empire’ Cast Write Letter In Support of Bringing Jussie Smollett Back to Show

Empire cast Taraji P Henson and Terence Howards write letter for Jussie Smollett

Several weeks after the January 29 alleged attack of Empire cast member Jussie Smollett on the streets of Chicago and the now realization that it all seems to have been a hoax, his cast mates not only continue to defend him, but support the idea of bringing him back to the show. [RELATED: Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers … Read more

Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian Now Being Sued By Osundairo Brothers For Defamation

Osundairo brothers sue Jussie Smollett lawyers Mark Geragos and TIna Glandian

The saga continues in the Jussie Smollett attack scandal. The latest installment has the two brothers, Olabinjo (Ola) and Abimbola (Abel) Osundairo, suing Jussie’s attorney’s for defamation. If you recall, on Jan. 29 Jussie reported that he was attacked by two men who beat him up, poured bleach on him and put a noose around his neck, … Read more

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Allegedly Called Jussie Smollett “Washed Up Celeb”

State's Attorney Kim Foxx called Jussie smollett Washed Up in texts

It’s the case that keeps on going and going and going. After alleging that he had been a victim of a racial bigoted attack, the tables turned on Jussie Smollett and he was charged with 16 counts of filing a false police report. After weeks of speculation about the case, those charges were dropped by … Read more

Chris Rock Takes Jab At Jussie Smollett During NAACP Image Awards

Chris Rock jabs at Jussie Smollett at NAACP Image Awards

As Jussie Smollett continues to be embroiled in controversy after being charged with 16 counts of filing a false police report, many people speculated on whether or not the “Empire” actor would make an appearance at the the NAACP Image Awards  Sunday Night (March 31),  for which Jussie was nominated. While the actor did not … Read more

Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Believe The Actor Is Owed an Apology

Jussie Smollett Lawyers say hes owed apology

As Jussie Smollett tries to go on with his life, his lawyers are hitting back at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who have spoken out against the dropped charges against the star. While Jussie left Chicago for Los Angeles, where he is nominated for the NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Supporting Actor in … Read more

Taraji P. Henson Speaks Out on “Empire” Co-Star Jussie Smollett

Taraji P Henson of Empire speaks out on Jussie Smollett case

While many people are puzzled over the fact that all 16 charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped on Tuesday morning (March 26), his Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson is very happy. On Jan. 29 Jussie reported that he was attacked by two men who beat him up, poured bleach on him and put a noose around … Read more

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Not Happy With Jussie Smollett Decision— “This Is a Whitewash of Justice”

Rahm Emanuel Chicago Mayor speaks out on Jussie Smollett charges

It was revealed on Tuesday (March 26) that all 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct/filing a false police report that were filed against Jussie Smollett, would be dropped. While many people voiced their opinion on social media, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference to share his opinion on the matter and he is … Read more

Social Media Erupts With Outrage After Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

Jussie Smollett twitter reactions erupt after dropped charges

When news breaks in the world, leave it to the people of Twitter to say what’s on their minds. In the wake of the Jussie Smollett racial attack case, where all 16 felony counts were dropped for filing a false police attack Tuesday morning, Jussie became a trending topic on Twitter. Fans from around the … Read more