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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

Jussie Smollett’s Plan for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax Outlined by Prosecutors

Empire star Jussie Smollett was released from police custody on $100,000 bond after a hearing Thursday (February 21) in which Cook County prosecutors presented a timeline of the days leading…
Tosten Burks / February 21, 2019

Chicago PD: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was Unhappy With Empire Salary

On Thursday morning, Chicago PD held a press conference to discuss the indictment filed against Empire star Jussie Smollett on felony charges of filing a…
Maggie Serota / February 21, 2019

Jussie Smollett Arrested for Allegedly Filing False Police Report [Updated]

Chicago police have named Jussie Smollett as a suspect in a criminal investigation into whether the Empire star filed a false police report when he said he was attacked outside…
Tosten Burks / February 20, 2019

Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Orchestrated His Own Attack: Reports

Two men arrested as potential suspects in the attack of Empire star Jussie Smollett were released on Friday without charge. The two men were released…
Rob Arcand / February 17, 2019

Suspects Arrested in Jussie Smollett Attack Released Without Charge: Report

Two men arrested as potential suspects in last month's attack of Empire star Jussie Smollett have been released without charge. Initially arrested on Wednesday, the two men…
Rob Arcand / February 16, 2019

Chicago Police Arrest Two Potential Suspects in Jussie Smollett Investigation

Chicago police have arrested two men as potential suspects in the increasingly strange investigation into last month's attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett, according to multiple local …
Tosten Burks / February 15, 2019

Jussie Smollett Attack Investigated as Possible Setup: Report

Police are investigating an alternate theory in the attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett, and looking into whether it was "potentially staged," ABC Chicago reported…

Jussie Smollett Gives First Televised Interview Since Attack

Empire's Jussie Smollett gave an interview to Good Morning America that aired this morning, marking the first television interview the actor has given since he was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 14, 2019

Jussie Smollett Issues First Statement Following Attack

Jussie Smollett has released a statement in the wake of the hate crime committed against him in Chicago earlier this week. Late Monday night, the black and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 1, 2019

Jussie Smollett’s Family Calls His Attack Domestic Terrorism

Empire star Jussie Smollett's family describes Tuesday's attack on the actor and singer that left him hospitalized as "inhumane acts of domestic terrorism" in a new statement. Smollett…
Tosten Burks / January 31, 2019

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Apparent Hate Crime [Updated]

Jussie Smollett, the actor and musician best known for playing Jamal Lyon on the TV series Empire, was hospitalized in Chicago after what police are…
Maggie Serota / January 29, 2019