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Special Prosecutor Appointed in Jussie Smollett Case

Roughly seven months since Jussie Smollett was first hospitalized in what was later revealed to be a stunt of his own creation, Chicago officials are…
Rob Arcand / August 23, 2019

Jussie Smollett Investigation to Be Examined by a Special Prosecutor

A judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor Friday (June 21) to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor…
Associated Press / June 21, 2019

Police Were Told Deal Was in Works With Jussie Smollett

New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the "Empire" actor was…

Empire Will End After Season 6

As the New York Times reports, Fox has announced that Empire's sixth season will be its last. Executives from the network did not respond to questions about…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 13, 2019

Empire Has “No Plans” for Jussie Smollett’s Character to Return

Jussie Smollett is not expected to appear in Empire's forthcoming sixth season, Fox announced today. The embattled actor's contract has been renewed for the season, but "there…
Tosten Burks / April 30, 2019

Empire Cast Pens Letter in Support of Jussie Smollett Returning to Fox Drama

If Jussie Smollett’s time really is up on Empire, it won’t be for a lack of on-set support. The actor, whose fate on the Fox…

Jussie Smollett Accused of Paying For, Staging Attack in New Lawsuit

Olabinjo and Abimbol Osundairo, the two brothers involved in the beating-or-not of Jussie Smollett, allege in a new federal lawsuit that they were paid "a sum…
Jordan Sargent / April 23, 2019

Jussie Smollett Cut From Broadway Play Take Me Out: Report

Jussie Smollett has lost a starring role in the forthcoming Broadway reboot of the Tony-winning play Take Me Out, sources tell the Daily Mail. The actor was reportedly…
Tosten Burks / April 16, 2019

City of Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett for Investigative Costs

Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was…

Chicago to Sue Jussie Smollett For Costs of Investigation

Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor…
Associated Press / April 4, 2019

Prosecutors Agree to Drop Charges Against Jussie Smollett

Attorneys representing Empire actor Jussie Smollett said this morning that prosecutors in Chicago have dropped charges alleging that he staged the hate crime he claimed to be…
Maggie Serota / March 26, 2019

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to 16 Felonies in Alleged Hoax

Jussie Smollett returned to court on Thursday to plead not guilty to 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct. Smollett was indicted last week after Cook County prosecutors alleged he'd…
Will Gottsegen / March 14, 2019

Jussie Smollett Indicted on 16 Felony Counts of Filing False Police Report

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts of filing a false police report, approved by a Cook County grand jury on Thursday,…
Tosten Burks / March 8, 2019

Jussie Smollett, Robert Kraft Seek Celebrity Legal Advice in SNL “Shark Tank” Parody

Last night, SNL addressed the recent allegations against Jussie Smollett and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in a new skit based on the reality…
Rob Arcand / March 3, 2019

Empire Will Write Out Jussie Smollett’s Character From Final Episodes of Season 5

The hit Fox drama Empire will cut Jussie Smollett's character from the final two episodes of its fifth season to "avoid further disruption on set," according to…
Anna Gaca / February 22, 2019
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