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September 04, 2019 - 5:54 pm
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett's attorneys have filed a motion arguing that the actor should not have to pay Chicago $130,000 for a police investigation into what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack, because he couldn't have known how much time and money the...
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August 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox Entertainment chief Charlie Collier says Jussie Smollett won't be back on "Empire." Collier, speaking to TV critics Wednesday, affirmed series co-creator Lee Daniels' decision to drop Smollett from the drama's upcoming final season. Daniels had initially supported...
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Jeff Katz
June 13, 2019 - 1:38 pm
If you've ever seen a Quentin Tarantino movie, you pretty much know what to expect. Over-the-top bloody violence and just about every curse word in the book mixed in with plenty of crude humor, among other things. Now, Tarantino has been linked to a new Star Trek project. Historically, Gene...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles.  (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 06, 2019 - 12:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago has released two 911 calls made after "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack. Recordings of the calls following the January 29 incident were obtained by The Associated Press and other outlets Wednesday evening. Both...
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Jeff Katz
May 01, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Fox has announced it will pick up the popular TV show "Empire" for another season, but without Jussie Smollett's character. The actor was written off the show after he staged an anti-gay and racist attack on himself. So for now, Smollett will be out of work. Small price to pay for exploiting the...
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Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 28, 2019 - 11:54 am
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the FBI and Department of Justice will review the "outrageous" case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, calling it an "embarrassment" to the country. Prosecutors offered little explanation and infuriated Chicago's police chief...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:42 am
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire" will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV...
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February 19, 2019 - 1:11 pm
By DON BABWIN , Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe...
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This image provided by the Chicago Police Department and taken from surveillance video shows two people of interest in an attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. (Courtesy of Chicago Police Department via AP)
(Courtesy of Chicago Police Department via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 12:31 pm
By DON BABWIN , Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives have recovered more surveillance footage of "Empire" actor Jussie Smullett walking in downtown Chicago before and after he says he was attacked by two masked men, but they still haven't found video of the attack, a police spokesman said...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 12:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they've reviewed hundreds of hours of footage from downtown surveillance cameras but haven't found footage yet of the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. The department said in a news release late Tuesday that detectives reviewed footage from...
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