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Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”

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Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”
As Chicago police declare a significant shift in “the trajectory of the investigation” of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett nearly three weeks ago, the attorneys for the Empire star has come out swinging tonight in his defense.

“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” said defense lawyers Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson in a statement obtained by Deadline.

He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack,” the Chicago-based attorneys add of the supposed assault in the early hours of January 29. “Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.” (Read The Full Statement Below)

Earlier Saturday, a law enforcement official close to the Chicago
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Jussie Smollett Attack: Arrested Individuals Released Due to "New Evidence"

Jussie Smollett Attack: Arrested Individuals Released Due to
The individuals arrested on Friday by Chicago police in regards to the Jussie Smollett attack have been released without charging due to "new evidence."

"Empire Case Update: Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the #Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago Pd deputy director of news affairs and communications Tom Ahern tweeted on Friday.

Two men were arrested Friday morning in the case of the alleged assault, but were not charged with a crime. The arrests ...
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Kelly Clarkson's Stunning Cover of "Shallow" Will Leave Your Jaw Resting on the Floor

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Kelly Clarkson's Stunning Cover of
Kelly Clarkson lent her voice to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Oscar-nominated song "Shallow," and oh boy, did she sing it well. During her concert in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Friday, the 36-year-old musician gave her own rendition of the A Star Is Born hit. Clarkson introduced the song by complimenting Gaga, not only on her artistry, but on her genuine personality.

"We're really different but we're really similar in the fact that she loves music and that's why she's doing what she's doing," Clarkson said. "Honestly, I remember her first single, we actually did a show together combined for some event and she is one of the only artists that has ever [sent] me a hand-written letter saying, 'Thank you so much, it was an honor to open for you.' She's the nicest lady ever."

"It's cool just to know that someone that talented is also really nice,
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The Walking Dead Gave Maggie Such a Subtle Exit, We're Just Glad It Wasn't Permanent

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The Walking Dead Gave Maggie Such a Subtle Exit, We're Just Glad It Wasn't Permanent
Season nine of The Walking Dead has dropped a lot of bombshells on its viewers, like the "death" of leading man Rick Grimes and that whole six-year time jump. Though a lot of things have changed within the series' established communities, there's plenty of familiar faces around to keep fans happy. But one character in particular has been notably absent, leaving fans to wonder, "Where is Maggie Rhee?"

While characters like Rick and Paul "Jesus" Rovia have had very dramatic exits from the show, Maggie's departure has been a lot more subtle and open-ended. The last time we see the former leader of Hilltop is in the first half of season nine, the very episode in which we witness Rick's "death." She spends most of the episode enacting a plot to kill Negan for murdering Glenn, but when she finally faces him in his prison, she decides to let him rot in his cell,
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Jussie Smollett Not Officially 'Suspect' But Police Sources Say Otherwise

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Jussie Smollett Not Officially 'Suspect' But Police Sources Say Otherwise
Jussie Smollett is not officially a suspect in the Chicago Pd investigation, despite multiple sources inside the department who tell us he is squarely just that. We reached out to Chi Pd and asked if the status of the "Empire" star has officially gone from victim to suspect. We were told ... "We have some information that needs to be corroborated and verified with the Empire cast member before we can answer this question. After new developments,
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Prince William and Prince Harry to Split Royal Household Within Weeks

Prince William and Prince Harry to Split Royal Household Within Weeks
Prince William and brother Prince Harry's professional "breakup" is happening sooner rather than later, E! News has confirmed. In October, the Sunday Times had reported that the two were "considering a formal division of their joint royal household, which is based at Kensington Palace, and the creation of separate courts to reflect their increasingly different responsibilities." On Sunday, a source told E! News that William, who is second in line to the British throne, and Harry are set to split their household within weeks, confirming a new Sunday Times report. The newspaper said the division will happen before the birth of Harry and wife Meghan Markle's...
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NYPD Officer Tells Fellow Cops Shoot 50 Cent on Sight

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An NYPD officer is under investigation for allegedly telling his fellow cops to shoot 50 Cent on sight ... TMZ has confirmed. Police sources tell TMZ, Commanding Officer Emanuel Gonzalez made the comment last June during roll call at the 72nd Precinct. What apparently triggered his comment ... 50 was scheduled to attend an NYPD boxing match in the Bronx. Gonzalez said, "Shoot him on sight." Gonzalez has had beef with 50 ... according to the NY Daily News, which broke the story,
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‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Delivers Nonsensical State Of Emergency Press Conference

Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend to reprise his celebrated Donald Trump impression to savagely mock the president’s recent state of emergency press conference in which he seemed to contradict himself constantly and really did all the work for the “SNL” writers. “We need wall. We have a tremendous amount of drugs coming in through the
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All Your Internet Boyfriends Smolder Through the Action-Packed Trailer For Triple Frontier

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Netflix did us a solid by combining all of our internet boyfriends in one convenient place: Triple Frontier. The star-studded action film features Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Ben Affleck, and Garrett Hedlund - was Rami Malek not available, or what? - and now a new look at what they've been up to while filming shirtless in Hawaii has arrived.

Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor directs the movie, which follows a group of former Special Forces operatives who reunite in South America to pull off an epic cash heist to cripple one of the world's most violent cartels. Of course, things don't go according to plan (duh), and the men are forced to fight for survival while protecting not only themselves, but their country.

Watch the new trailer above before Triple Frontier starts streaming on March 13.

Trailer 1:
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Our Favorite Arendellians Are Back in This Intense First Teaser Trailer For Frozen 2!

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Something is going down in Arendelle, and it looks like Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff are gearing up to do battle.

Our first look at Disney's Frozen 2 is an intense one, with glimpses of Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) using her icy powers to go head to head with a massive body of water, Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) riding into the fray with a herd of reindeer, and Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) venturing into some very dark and mysterious places all alone. We're not exactly sure what's going on, but it looks like our favorite Arendellians will be going up against something powerful, and we can't wait to see how it all goes down. Check out the trailer above, and get excited - Frozen 2 will hit theaters Nov. 22!
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Looking Back on Orlando Bloom's Surprising Dating History

Looking Back on Orlando Bloom's Surprising Dating History
"I'm completely in love with the idea of love." And nothing quite shows off a love for love than proposing on Valentine's Day with a $5 million dollar engagement ring featuring a pink center stone. Orlando Bloom admitted to his in an interview with Elle in 2013, going on to say, "Love is what we aspire to most in our lives."  And ever since he first made his debut in Hollywood after playing Legolas in the first Lord of the Rings movie, Bloom, 42, has made headlines in his journey leading up to proposing to Katy Perry on Feb. 14.  The ring features an oval-shaped diamond surrounded by eight diamonds to "assemble a flower 'in bloom' - this ring is...
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Top Shiny Hair Products--Ranked

It's amazing how a fresh blowout or any special attention paid to our hair, really, can affect our mood. Even if you're running late and still in your pajamas—if your hair is looking fierce, you're good. That's why we're drawing our focus to an often forgotten, but extremely impactful, hair product: shine spray. If you've ever used it before you know how much of a difference a few spritzes before you head out the door can make. But not all shine sprays are created equal. We've tested 'em all and trust us when we tell you that you can't go wrong with any of these 10. We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small...
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From Princess Diana to Meghan Markle: See How the Royal Family Impacts Fashion Around the World

From Princess Diana to Meghan Markle: See How the Royal Family Impacts Fashion Around the World
There is no questioning that the royal family's impact on the world of fashion is real. Since stepping out with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has been under a microscope as she navigates her new life in the monarchy. While her adherence to royal protocol and her background has brought no shortage of headlines, it's her sense of style that has pumped $210 million into the British economy alone according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Meghan effect has been proven time and time again as each item that the Duchess wears runs out of stock almost instantly. Markle is not alone in causing a fashion frenzy. Her sister-in-law and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, along with her children Prince George,...
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Anthony Weiner Out of Prison Early, Enters Pre-Release Program

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Anthony Weiner Out of Prison Early, Enters Pre-Release Program
Anthony Weiner is no longer behind bars, but the disgraced ex-U.S. Congressman still has a few months in federal custody before he's freed ... still earlier than originally expected. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Weiner's been transferred out of a Massachusetts prison and into the custody of a Bureau of Prisons residential re-entry center in New York. We're told he's either in a halfway house or home confinement. Weiner's now in pre-release status, which inmates
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21 Savage Bailed on Gig After Complaining About Gun and Opening Act

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21 Savage Bailed on Gig After Complaining About Gun and Opening Act
21 Savage skipped out on a paid gig at a club after voicing complaints about the opening act and demanding he be allowed to carry his gun ... this according to the promoter who booked him.  The promoter, Karen Smith, tells TMZ ... she booked 21 Savage for a fee of $17,000 to play a Sept. 2016 show at Bo'Maz Club in Hinesville, Ga, but 21 and his crew bounced without saying a word. The promoter tells us she caved and
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Don Cheadle Supports Trans Kids with T-shirt on 'SNL'

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Don Cheadle Supports Trans Kids with T-shirt on 'SNL'
Don Cheadle made a powerful statement on 'SNL' Saturday night -- not audibly, but visually. Cheadle hosted the show and when he introduced the musical guest, Gary Clark, Jr., he wore a tee with the words "Protect Trans Kids" emblazoned on it. The actor said nothing about the message, but as you know Donald Trump has attacked the trans community with policies like booting them from the military. Trump also reversed the Obama policy of
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Floyd Mayweather to Ryan Garcia, 'Tank Davis Will F*ck You Up'

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Floyd Mayweather is warning Ryan Garcia -- if the 20-year-old boxing star actually steps in the ring with Gervonta "Tank" Davis, "He's gonna get f*cked up." Garcia and Davis have been talking Trash to each other for months and it seems the super featherweight stars are on a collision course to fight in the very near future.  With Davis being a Money Team fighter, we asked Floyd if that fight is actually going to
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Soulja Boy's House Search Ends with Someone Slashing Cop's Tires

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Soulja Boy's House Search Ends with Someone Slashing Cop's Tires
Soulja Boy's visit from Johnny Law did not end well -- for the cops -- which is why there's now a second investigation involving the rapper.  Law enforcement sources tell us the Ventura County Sheriff's deputies who executed a search warrant at Soulja's crib last week returned to their vehicles to find their tires slashed. The deputies were there investigating the allegation from of the rapper's exes that he had kidnapped her. We're
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Michael Bay -- Good Genes or Good Docs?!

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Michael Bay -- Good Genes or Good Docs?!
Michael Bay's good looks deserve to be on the big screen! Here's a 33-year-old version of the "Pearl Harbor" director at a movie screening in Los Angeles, California back in 1998 (left) and 21 years later ... The multitalented 'Transformers' star -- who is celebrating his 54th birthday today -- looking better than ever with his blonde hair just last month (right). These looks rock. The question is ...
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Larry Johnson Thinks He Could've Saved Kareem Hunt

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Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson is sick of watching young players like Kareem Hunt make the same Stupid mistakes he made as a player ... and wishes they'd "get their heads out of their asses" and reach out for help.  "I hope these guys will start realizing that there's nothing you've done that other players haven't done already," the former K.C. Chiefs running back told us.  Of course, Johnson was a Stud in his prime -- but,
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