Russ Parr breaks down why Jussie Smollett can NOT be recognized as a martyr.

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and then falsely reporting to that the phony attack was real. A somber looking Smollett, 37, entered a Cook County courthouse wearing sunglasses and sporting […]

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered Google to turn over a year’s worth of Jussie Smollett’s emails, private messages, photographs and location data to a special prosecutor who is looking into why prosecutors abruptly dismissed criminal charges against the actor. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reported that it had […]

We guess Tracy Morgan figured since Chris Rock opened the door on jokes about Jussie Smollett at the Image Awards, he might as well walk on through with his. Monday night on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Morgan lit into the “Empire” star about his story that a lot folks find questionable regarding his alleged racist attack. Tracy cracked Fallon […]

Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And Breaking News On Your Phone. Text BALTIMORE to 24042 to join! Jussie Smollett may not be getting off entirely scot-free. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday the city plans on billing the Empire actor for the police investigation into his January report of a […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police provided a six-night hotel stay with separate rooms and 24-hour security to two brothers who said they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage a racist, anti-gay attack on him, according to investigative reports released Wednesday to several media outlets. The hotel rooms were part of an effort […]

Queen Latifah says she is standing by embattled actor Jussie Smollett in the wake of his alleged hate crime controversy. In a wide-ranging interview with the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes,” the award-winner singer/actress says she will support the “Empire” star until conclusive evidence to support claims from law enforcement that he staged an attack on himself convinces her […]

In the Jussie Smollet investigation, police have now arrested those 2 men who are brothers with ties to “Empire.” Specifically, they were booked for battery. The two brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, are from Nigeria and Chicago cops are now calling them “potential suspects” … as opposed to persons of interest. As was reported earlier, their home was raided on Thursday and police […]

Jussie Smollett know some folks are doubting his claims of being the victim of an alleged racist and homophobic attack, so he’s sitting down with Good Morning America. In the first interview he’s given since his attack in Chicago, the Empire star got with Robin Roberts for an important chat that will air today on Good Morning America. […]

Jussie Smollett seems to enjoy making people smile. The Empire star just gave the family of a 6-year-old boy with two prosthetic legs the gift of a lifetime. Smollett surprised  Kayden Kinckle, who was born with a birth defect called omphalocele, and his family with a new handicap-accessible van. Which as you could imagine, will help […]

Empire star, Jussie Smollett is the face of a new effort to save young LGBTQ lives across the U.S. The Huffington Post reports that the actor and singer, 36, has teamed up with the Trevor Project, for its “How to Save a Life” campaign, unveiled Monday. Smollett is featured in a video that aimes to encourage […]

Fox’s hit show Empire comes back tonight and Jussie Smollett believes this is the “best season since season one!” Smollett revealed the whole cast is “genuinely excited.” At the end of last season the family lost everything; this season starts 2 years later and they’re still trying to “rebuild the empire.” It’s special because they’re […]