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Jussie Smollett Returns To ‘Empire’ Set After Bail Hearing

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Jussie Smollett Returns To ‘Empire’ Set After Bail Hearing
Jussie Smollett, the Empire star who was arrested Thursday on a felony charge in the wake of allegedly planning a January attack on himself, went directly to the Fox series’ Chicago set after his bail hearing this afternoon, Deadline has confirmed.

Smollett was released on $100,000 bail and had his passport revoked during the court appearance. His defense lawyers insisted during the hearing that Smollett needed to get back to work on Empire, which was continuing production today.

What he will do there — today, or going forward — remains unclear. Smollett’s upcoming scenes on Empire were reduced or cut amid the investigation, so it’s not clear if he will get back in front of the camera anytime soon. Producer 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Entertainment issued a statement today saying “We understand the seriousness of this matter and we respect the legal process. We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.
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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77

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Peter Tork, The Monkees Bassist, Dies at 77
Peter Tork, bassist, keyboardist and singer for iconic late ’60s pop-rock band The Monkees died on Thursday. He was 77.

Tork’s death was confirmed by his sister, Anne Thorkelson, to The Washington Post. Thorkelson did not share the cause of death or where Tork died. His Twitter and Facebook accounts announced his death shortly after.

“Please know that Peter was extremely appreciative of you, his Torkees, and one of his deepest joys was to be out in front of you, playing his music, and seeing you enjoy what he had to share,” a message attributed to the Peter Tork Facebook Team said.

Also Read: WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales Dies

It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world. As we have mentioned in the past, the Ptfb team is…
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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was ‘Dissatisfied With His Salary’

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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was ‘Dissatisfied With His Salary’
Chicago Police officials asserted Thursday that actor Jussie Smollett set up a hate crime hoax on Jan. 28 because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the Fox series “Empire.”

Police are holding a news conference to discuss the case that has made international headlines amid Smollett’s continued insistence that he was the victim of a vicious attack and he had no involvement in staging the incident. Smollett surrendered to police Thursday morning and will be charged today with filing a false police report.
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All the Drama That's Unfolded Since Tristan Allegedly Cheated on Khloé With Jordyn

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All the Drama That's Unfolded Since Tristan Allegedly Cheated on Khloé With Jordyn
You've probably heard by now, but Khloé Kardashian, 34, and Tristan Thompson, 27, have broken up after he reportedly cheated on her with 21-year-old model Jordyn Woods. Not only is this not the first time Khloe's dealt with the NBA player's infidelity, but what makes this situation even worse is that Jordyn is Kylie Jenner's Bff, and Khloé and Tristan have a daughter together, nearly-1-year-old True. As of now, it looks like Khloé and Tristan may be done for good. Ahead, take a look at everything's that happened since news of the alleged cheating scandal broke.

Related: What We Know About Jordyn Woods, the Woman at the Center of the Kardashian Drama

Giada De Laurentiis' Mother-Daughter Beach Day Will Cure Your Winter Blues

Giada De Laurentiis' Mother-Daughter Beach Day Will Cure Your Winter Blues
Giada de Laurentiis is serving more than just food at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival... she is serving looks. The 48-year-old chef and her daughter Jade Marie escaped to the sunny beaches of Miami, Fla. for some quality time on Thursday afternoon. Clad in a plunging blue swimsuit and over-sized sunglasses, the TV personality frolicked in the gentle waves with 10-year-old. Her cherry red nails perfectly complimented her neon swimsuit and pink lip gloss. She later changed into a flowing pink dress with floral designs to host an Italian-themed dinner. Her 1.3 million Instagram followers got a peek at the festivities taking place in the vibrant city on her Story, where videos of yummy plates and more were...
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Andy King Asked Fyre Producers to Cut That Scene, but He's Ultimately Glad They Didn't

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Imagine being Andy King: for the rest of your life, people ask you if you're willing to take one for the team. As for the real Andy King from Netflix's Fyre documentary, he's ultimately Ok with that - but originally, he did ask producers to cut the scene that would change the way we talk about Evian water forever. Obviously, they did not oblige, but our guy is happy to have "risen to the top like the phoenix" since becoming known as the person willing to suck d*ck to save a sh*tshow of a music festival that was spiraling out of control.

In a new video interview with TMZ, King revealed how he really feels about that scene and what happened after he asked to cut it. "I went to [the producers] and I said, 'Listen, I just talked to my lawyers and some of my creative team and they said,
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Here Are the Stars With the Most Oscars - Yes, Meryl Streep Is One of Them

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Here Are the Stars With the Most Oscars - Yes, Meryl Streep Is One of Them
In spite of the flubs and controversies over the years, the Oscars still haven't lost their prestige. Film buffs keep going back to the award show over the years for one thing: the wins. When it comes to Oscar heavyweights, we bet you're already thinking of the inimitable, mega-talented queen that is Meryl Streep. While the seasoned actress is indeed one of the biggest names in the Academy, she doesn't actually have the most wins. The real champion is still one of the biggest names in the world of film-making. Here's a brief history of Academy Award record holders for your knowledge - as well as trivia ammo that you can drop at your next Oscar viewing party.

Who has the most wins?

In the history of the Oscars, only one person has ever had four Academy Award wins: Katharine Hepburn, the greatest female screen legend according to the American Film Institute.
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Jussie Smollett Apologizes to 'Empire' Cast and Crew, Maintains Innocence

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Jussie Smollett Apologizes to 'Empire' Cast and Crew, Maintains Innocence
Jussie Smollett is begging his "Empire" family to believe he's innocent and continue supporting him -- even as the drama of his arrest postponed a scene Thursday in Chicago. Sources on the "Empire" set tell us the cast and crew were waiting at least 30 minutes for Jussie to begin the scheduled scene. When he eventually showed his face he was very emotional, and surrounded by his family. We're told he addressed everyone on set, saying
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Kelly Rowland, Regina King and More Stars Sizzle at the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon

Kelly Rowland, Regina King and More Stars Sizzle at the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon
Just days before the 2019 Oscars air on Sunday, Feb. 24, celebrities flocked to the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. From Kelly Rowland to Regina King to Octavia Spencer, the star-studded event was full of Hollywood talent. At today's luncheon, Essence is honoring Amandla Stenberg, Jenifer Lewis, Kiki Layne and Regina Hall. An eyewitness tells E! News that Eva Marcille was so moved by Stenberg's speech, she was the first to stand up for her ovation. Another notable moment? Layne's Breakout Star acceptance speech, where spoke about how she feels like she isn't alone "in all of this." "It is the very beginning for me and being here in this room and...
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So Sweet! Bindi and Robert Irwin Remember Steve Irwin on His Birthday

So Sweet! Bindi and Robert Irwin Remember Steve Irwin on His Birthday
Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin honored their late father, Steve Irwin, with sweet Instagram posts on his birthday. Bindi posted an adorable throwback of her dad holding a koala and her as a baby. She thoughtfully wrote, "Thank you for always being my guiding light. ❤" While her brother, Robert, also took to social media to remember his father with a picture of a Google Doodle that the company created to honor the Australian television personality. "Thank you so much, @google for honouring dad with his own #GoogleDoodle all over the world. A perfect way to celebrate his birthday, sharing everything he did to make the world a better place," he...
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Diane Keaton Is Reliving Her Cheerleader Past in the First Trailer for Poms

Diane Keaton Is Reliving Her Cheerleader Past in the First Trailer for Poms
What could be better than Diane Keaton cheering you on?

In the first trailer for her upcoming comedy Poms, the 73-year-old Oscar-winning actress stars as Martha, a woman who moves into a retirement community where she declares to the community’s manager she’s just waiting “to die.”

Cut to fellow resident Sheryl (Jacki Weaver) finding an old cheer jacket of Martha’s, and the discovery that she used to be a cheerleader. After some encouragement from Sheryl, Martha decides to embrace her retirement years and organizes a cheerleading club for her fellow residents.

A series of hilarious tryouts follow,
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14 Must-Read New Releases - All by Women of Color

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A 2015 study concluded that 79 percent of the publishing industry was staffed by white employees. While the industry has (hopefully) been working toward diversity in the past several years, there's certainly no shortage of excellent writing from women of color. Just look at Jesmyn Ward, a black novelist who penned the haunting National Book Award winner Sing, Unburied, Sing, or Celeste Ng, an Asian-American author who continues cranking out best-sellers like Little Fires Everywhere.

In 2019, stock your shelves and update your reading lists with these books by women of color, from Elizabeth Acevedo's young adult family drama, With the Fire on High, to Helen Hoang's romantic read, The Bride Test.
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Here's What Went Down at Meghan Markle's Lavish, Flower-Filled NYC Baby Shower

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Here's What Went Down at Meghan Markle's Lavish, Flower-Filled NYC Baby Shower
Meghan Markle was back on American soil this week after a handful of glamorous royal engagements with Prince Harry in London. The Duchess of Sussex enjoyed some well-deserved rest and relaxation in the Big Apple to celebrate her baby shower with close friends before welcoming her first child in late April. "It's been a relaxing visit," a source told Harper's of Meghan's trip. "Nothing beats face time with your friends. Meg will be flying home refreshed and relaxed - and with a lot of new baby clothes." Aww! Read on to learn all the details we've gotten about the royal mom-to-be's baby shower and fun-filled girls' trip.

Related: Watch Out, 2019: Meghan Markle Is Just Getting Started The Guest List

Meghan's shower was hosted by close pals Serena Williams and Amal Clooney (Nbd) and brought out 20 of the duchess's friends "from her teenage years to the present," including stylist Jessica Mulroney,
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Jerry Springer Says Jussie Smollett Should've Worked for a Pay Raise

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Chicago Pd's superintendent said they believe Jussie orchestrated the staged attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary. If that's indeed the case ... Jerry says Smollett should've put in some good old-fashioned hard work to get the dough he thinks he deserves. As it stands, Jussie's career is hanging in the balance. Fox execs say they're "considering our options" when it comes to his continued role on the show.
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Meghan Markle Didn’t Open Gifts During Her Baby Shower For This Sweet Reason

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Meghan Markle Didn’t Open Gifts During Her Baby Shower For This Sweet Reason
Meghan Markle celebrated the upcoming arrival of her first child with a star-studded baby shower in NYC on Wednesday. The affair cost nearly $200,000 and brought out some of Meghan's closest friends including Bff Jessica Mulroney, Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, and Gayle King. So, what does one get for someone who has everything? Well, we're not entirely sure.

During Gayle's appearance on CBS This Morning, the news anchor revealed that the Duchess of Sussex held off on opening gifts because she wanted to do it back home with Prince Harry. "She didn't open any of the gifts because she wants to do that when she and Harry are back together," Gayle said. "A good time was had by all, that's what I'll say."

Even though Meghan may not have opened any gifts, she and the guests did partake in dessert tasting and flower-arranging lessons. "They did flower decorations. They had flower
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Ahead of the Oscars, Here Are All the Awards "Shallow" Has Already Won

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Ahead of the Oscars, Here Are All the Awards
Unless you've been living in a cave with no internet access, you probably already know that A Star Is Born's "Shallow" has pretty much become the breakout song of the season. Not only has it been covered by everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Alicia Keys to Lea Michele and Darren Criss (and inspired a figure skating program!), but it's also nominated for the best original song Oscar and is slated to be performed on the broadcast along with the other nominees. Although nothing is set in stone until the envelope is opened on the Oscars stage, we'd guess the odds of "Shallow" winning are pretty good, given that it's swept through award season and taken home a pretty big haul of awards so far!

At the Capri Hollywood International Film Festival in January, "Shallow" was awarded the prize for best original song; A Star Is Born also took home awards
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10 Books About Serial Killers That Will Have You Sleeping With 1 Eye Open

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There's no denying that the endless supply of true crime programming Netflix gives us is totally nightmare-inducing, but if you want a really good scare, we suggest picking up a true crime book instead. Serial killers provide some of the most gruesome and repugnant stories out there, and yet - much like celebrity gossip - it's almost impossible not to get caught up in the drama. From Ted Bundy to Btk, these true crime books tell the fascinating stories of history's most infamous serial killers, and though we suggest reading them all, we also suggest reading them in the daytime rather than right before bed.

Related: 10 Books to Read If You Love True Crime
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The 10 Best Oscars Hosts of All Time

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The Oscars this year are set to make history in a lot of ways. There's the first superhero film nominated for best picture, the first Netflix movie to break into the "real" film industry's top echelons, and, as always, at least a few controversies surrounding the nominees. But one of the biggest changes will be to the broadcast itself. After some back-and-forth and a scandal around planned host Kevin Hart, the Oscars announced that there will be no official host for the 91st Academy Awards. Instead, an array of celebs will take turns moving the ceremony along and cracking jokes in between, as well as doing their usual presenter duties.

While we wait to see how a host-less evening turns out, we're looking back at 10 classic Oscars hosts who truly are the best of the best - which one is your favorite?
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Kylie Jenner Steps Out with Other Bestie, Thank U, Next Jordyn Woods

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Kylie Jenner Steps Out with Other Bestie, Thank U, Next Jordyn Woods
Kylie Jenner's already moving on from Jordyn Woods, and hanging with a different Bff. Kylie stepped out Thursday for the first time since TMZ broke the story Khloe was kicking Tristan to the curb for allegedly cheating (again) ... this time with her sister's Bff, Jordyn. Kj was all bundled up and trying to cover her face next to her pal, Heather Sanders. We might've buried the headline here, but it's snowing in parts of L.
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After Last Year's Surprise, Portia de Rossi Went Small and Simple For Ellen's 61st Birthday

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After Last Year's Surprise, Portia de Rossi Went Small and Simple For Ellen's 61st Birthday
Portia de Rossi has learned the curse of a flawless gift: following it up the year after. In 2018, the 46-year-old actress surprised her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, and established a gorilla campus and wildlife fund in the host's name. This touching present brought Ellen to tears, and she dubbed it the "best gift."

How was Portia supposed to top a present like that? Turns out, she took the right route by going small and simple. Watch the full video above to find out exactly what Portia picked for Ellen on her 61st birthday, and catch up on how things are progressing at Ellen's campus in Rwanda.

Related: Ellen DeGeneres's Anniversary Gift For Portia Was 1 Big Fail, but Her Reaction Will Crack You Up
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