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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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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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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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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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James Carville Says Anthony Davis Can Get Lost, But Did You See Lsu

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James Carville Says Anthony Davis Can Get Lost, But Did You See Lsu
Louisiana legend James Carville says if Anthony Davis doesn't wanna be in New Orleans he can Get Lost because the Pelicans deserve a player that actually Wants to play for them. He also cannot stop talking about the surging Lsu Tigers basketball team. Carville is a Louisiana sports superfan, so when we got him out we had to ask about the Bayou state's latest pro sports drama ... Ad trying to make his way to L.
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Chicago Police "Shifting the Trajectory" in Jussie Smollett Investigation

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Update: Jussie Smollett's attorneys Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson released a statement on Saturday night regarding the recent reports about his potential participation in the attack. It began, "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. He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying." Their note continued, "One of these purported suspects was Jussie's personal trainer who he...
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See Darren Criss and Mia Swier Ride Off in Style After Their Wedding

See Darren Criss and Mia Swier Ride Off in Style After Their Wedding
Darren Criss and Mia Swier are starting off their marriage in style. The couple tied the knot on Saturday at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans in front of many of Criss' former Glee co-stars. The Assassination of Gianni Versace star looked handsome in a white tuxedo with a white bow tie and black patent leather shoes. Swier was stunning in a sleeveless white dress that was a corset-like fit at the top and tulle on the bottom. In exclusive photos of the wedding that were obtained by E! News, Swier rocked a pair of white boots under her wedding dress. Comfort is key! Swier and Criss announced their engagement one year ago in January. "Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful,...
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Jussie Smollett Calls Lies On Report He Paid Brothers to Stage 'Attack'

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Jussie Smollett Calls Lies On Report He Paid Brothers to Stage 'Attack'
8:15 Pm Pt Jussie's lawyer just responded with this ... "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. He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.
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Shawn Mendes Gives a New Meaning to the Word "Smolder" in His Calvin Klein Ad

Shawn Mendes Gives a New Meaning to the Word
Shawn Mendes is baring it all—basically—in a new campaign for Calvin Klein. The "Lost in Japan" singer posted some pictures from the ad on Instagram and, understandably so, the comments section was filled with a lot of "heart eye" emojis and more. "@CalvinKlein #MyCalvins. Campaign coming this week," he captioned it. In one photo, Mendes stands at a kitchen counter wearing white boxer briefs. He's leaning back with his arms on the counter and his abs front and center. Did we mention his 6-pack? The 20-year-old changed up the color of his underwear in the second picture to black. This time, he's sitting in a chair in front of windows with big blinds and his...
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Um, Happy Death Day Was Originally Supposed to Have a Completely Different Ending

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Um, Happy Death Day Was Originally Supposed to Have a Completely Different Ending
With Happy Death Day 2U finally in theaters, we're running back into the open arms of our favorite badass heroine, Tree Gelbman. This time around, Tree isn't just trying to save herself from certain death, but must also try to save all her friends from an uncertain fate that involves even more gruesome deaths and, yes, plenty of laughs. Ahead of the second film's release, I sat down with star Jessice Rothe to talk about her incredible character and what makes the franchise so special. In that interview, though, I actually learned an absolutely shocking fact about the film that started it all: Tree was supposed to die at the end.

I know, you're like, "Big deal. She dies like 100 times in the whole movie." But I mean Tree initially was supposed to die permanently. Rothe broke it down for me during our little chat. "I make it to Tuesday the 19th.
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Sparks Fly Between Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in the Hilarious Trailer For Long Shot

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Sparks Fly Between Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in the Hilarious Trailer For Long Shot
Huh, who would've thought: Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are the leads we never knew we needed in a romantic comedy.

In their upcoming film Long Shot, Theron plays Charlotte, the secretary of state who's gearing up a campaign to be president, while Rogen stars as Fred Flarsky, a journalist. It just so happens that Charlotte used to babysit Fred when they were younger, and a chance run-in at a party brings them together again as adults. When she hires him as the speechwriter for her campaign? Well, sparks fly.

The film is also bolstered by the comedic presence of Randall Park as Fred's boss, O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Fred's Bff, June Diane Raphael as Charlotte's assistant, and Alexander Skarsgard as . . . well, we don't know yet, but it's safe to assume he'll play some superhot ex of Charlotte's since this is a romantic comedy, after all. Watch the trailer above,
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What to Know About Miranda Lambert's New Husband Brendan McLoughlin

What to Know About Miranda Lambert's New Husband Brendan McLoughlin
Miranda Lambert has found herself a new keeper of the flame of her heart! The country singer revealed on Instagram in a surprise announcement that she recently got married to Brendan McLoughlin. "In honor of Valentine's Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched!" she captioned a photo of the happy couple walking in the grass. "My heart is full. Thank you Brendan McLoughlin for loving me for.... me. ❤️ #theone" E! News learned that Lambert and McLoughlin tied the knot on Jan. 26, 2019 in Davidson County, Tennessee, which is where Nashville is located. The wedding announcement was a surprise in and of itself, but what was more shocking was...
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Darren Criss and His Longtime Girlfriend Mia Swier Are Married!

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Darren Criss and His Longtime Girlfriend Mia Swier Are Married!
It's official! Darren Criss and his longtime girlfriend Mia Swier are married. After eight years together, the couple said "I do" in New Orleans on Saturday surrounded by family and friends. A few celebrity guests included Darren's former Glee costars Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum Jr., and Lea Michele, who performed at the wedding.

Darren and Mia have made several red carpet appearances together over the past few months, as he's accepted awards for his role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The actor revealed their engagement in January 2018, although he later admitted he'd popped the question a while before the announcement. Congrats to the newlyweds!
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Darren Criss Marries Longtime Girlfriend Mia Swier

Darren Criss Marries Longtime Girlfriend Mia Swier
Darren Criss is a married man! The 32-year-old actor tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Mia Swier, over the weekend.  According to People, the happy couple had their ceremony at a hotel in New Orleans and many Glee co-stars were in attendance. Darren and Mia's extravagant wedding ceremony comes just over a year after the Glee alum announced their engagement on social media. "Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, Crazy adventures together. And I'm happy to announce that we're kicking those adventures up a notch. We're going for it," Darren shared at the time. "To boldly go where neither of us have gone before....
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Yes, Happy Death Day 2U Has a Postcredits Scene - Here's Why It's a Big Deal

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Yes, Happy Death Day 2U Has a Postcredits Scene - Here's Why It's a Big Deal
Warning: this post contains spoilers for Happy Death Day 2U!

Ladies and gentlemen, the movie overlords have graciously blessed us with a sequel to 2017's best horror surprise, Happy Death Day. Now that we've got a second go-around, the highly anticipated Happy Death Day 2U is jam-packed with even more creepy baby masks, plenty of gruesome new deaths, and a gripping ride that keeps you guessing and laughing 'til the very end. Speaking of the end, I bet you're wondering about the all-important question that seems to hover over nearly every movie release nowadays: should you stay put after the credits or would it be a waste of time? Allow me to unravel the mystery just for you. And I'll even go so far as to describe it, if that's something you're into.

I have really excellent news about the postcredits situation in Happy Death Day 2U. First of all,
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Kelly Clarkson's Cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" Will Give You Chills

Kelly Clarkson's Cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's
Kelly Clarkson would have made Ally and Jackson Maine proud. The "Heartbeat Song" artist recently performed a cover of the Grammy Award-winning song "Shallow" which was sung by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the film A Star Is Born. "Shallow" is sung as a duet in the movie, and although Clarkson performed solo, she had enough voice to perfectly sing both parts. The 36-year-old posted the video on Facebook as part of her "Minute + A Glass of Wine" series and talked about how much she appreciated Gaga and the song before diving right in.  "I love artists. I know there's a lot of competition with artists in any industry, but there's a lot of us that...
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Surprise! Miranda Lambert Reveals She Married the "Love of Her Life" Brendan McLoughlin

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Surprise! Miranda Lambert Reveals She Married the
Congrats are in order for Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin! In an Instagram post shared on Saturday, the 35-year-old country singer revealed she and Brendan secretly married with romantic photos from their wedding. A rep for Miranda confirmed the two tied the knot a while ago, according to People.

"In honor of Valentine's Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched!" Miranda wrote in her Instagram caption. "My heart is full. Thank you Brendan Mcloughlin for loving me for . . . me."

Miranda was previously linked to singer Evan Felker, before their relationship reportedly ended in August 2018. She also dated Anderson East for two years, and was married to fellow country singer Blake Shelton. The two divorced in 2015 after four years of marriage.
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