Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. On one Chicago street was a wealthy, famous black man who claimed he was a victim of a racist, anti-gay attack. On […]

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is in fact being indited in Chicago for making false claims that he was the victim of a vicious hate crime in Chicago last year. Smollett is accused of hiring two men to stage the attack and was charged with filing a false police report.

CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury returned a six-count indictment accusing actor Jussie Smollett of lying to Chicago police, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday. The charges stem from Smollett’s assertion that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019. Special prosecutor Dan Webb issued a statement announcing the indictment. Smollett, […]

50 Cent has issued a non-apology to Taraji P. Henson after she called him out for trolling her show “Empire.” the rapper recently posted a since-deleted image of Henson with a caption noting her show’s low ratings. “Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies,” he wrote, referring to the numerous awards the […]

Former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett hit up Flint, Michigan to bring some holiday love to the children. According to TMZ, Smollett linked with youth and environmental activist Mari Copeny to surprise students at a local school with backpacks and toys. The actor also donated $10,000 to the Flint KIDS program. On his Instagram, Smollett revealed that he helped host “the […]

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett may return to “Empire” before the sixth and final season comes to an end. Showrunner Brett Mahoney revealed to TVLine that there have been discussions about bringing Smollett back to the show. “It would be weird in my mind to end this family show and this family drama of which he was such a significant part of without […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett says his $10,000 payment after the close of a criminal case should prevent Chicago from seeking reimbursement for a police investigation of his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Smollett’s attorneys filed a response Tuesday to Chicago’s lawsuit in federal court. They also […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — The top prosecutor in Cook County, Illinois, who was harshly criticized when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, says she’s running for re-election. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says in a Tuesday news release that she hopes to continue reforming the criminal justice system in the county including Chicago that […]

Just when you think Jussie Smollett’s name has faded away from the general public’s consciousness, it emerges again. Recently, actress Vivica A. Fox appeared on “Watch What Happens Live.” During her sit down interview, somehow her role on “Empire” came up and with that, mention of Mr. Smollett. In commenting about him, Fox hinted that […]

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Chicago’s lawsuit against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Virginia Kendall’s ruling means that Chicago’s suit that seeks to recoup $130,000 that city officials say the police department spent investigating Smollett’s claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack […]

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge could decide this week whether the special prosecutor investigating possible conflicts of interest in Jussie Smollett’s criminal case has a conflict himself, the latest twist in a saga marked by turns and reversals since the “Empire” actor reported a racist, homophobic attack that police say he staged against himself. […]

It’s been a few months since actor Jussie Smollett was accused of allegedly faking a hate crime in Chicago. Charges were later dropped against the estranged “Empire” star, but the entire situation remains the butt of many industry jokes. In a recently released Netflix special, comedian Dave Chappelle took jabs at Smollett saying of the incident, “Everybody was […]