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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report
Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report, the Chicago police said Wednesday.

“Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter.

Police said earlier that they were presenting evidence to a grand jury. Smollett could face one to three years in prison if convicted of the felony charge, though he could also be sentenced to probation.

Smollett told police on Jan. 29 that he had been attacked by two men, who poured bleach on him, put a rope around his neck, and used racial and homophobic slurs. Police scoured surveillance cameras in the area, and were unable to find images of the attack. They were able to track down two brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, who were in the vicinity of the event.

The brothers were arrested last week and questioned for two days.
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Fox Still Says Jussie Smollett Will Not Be Written Out of ‘Empire’

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Fox Still Says Jussie Smollett Will Not Be Written Out of ‘Empire’
Fox has released another statement on Jussie Smollett, saying the “Empire” star “continues to be a consummate professional on set.” The studio has also restated that his character Jamal Lyon “is not being written out of the show.”

“Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show,” 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment said Wednesday in their joint statement.

Chicago police are still investigating the physical assault Smollett reported to them on Jan. 29. Earlier this week, CNN reported that Chicago Pd now believe Smollett might have paid two brothers to stage the attack.

Last week, Fox released the following statement on Smollett:

“The idea that Jussie Smollett has been, or would be, written off of ‘Empire’ is patently ridiculous.
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Insecure's Amanda Seales Reveals How She's Most Like Her Character, Tiffany

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Insecure's Amanda Seales Reveals How She's Most Like Her Character, Tiffany
When Amanda Seales was first cast as Tiffany on HBO's Insecure, she didn't really relate to the character, who seemed "bougie and vapid." But after spending two seasons with Tiffany, the comedian and actor feels very differently. "We've gotten to see more of her softer side," Seales said. "She's not trying to be nitpicky or judgmental. She really is just calling out the truth to her friends, who really make a concerted effort to ignore the truth and the facts. That's an important role to play in a friend circle." Seales admits that she's actually that friend in her social circle. "People don't tell me nothing until they're ready for the truth," she said.

"I didn't shade you. The facts shaded you."

In addition to her role as truth-teller, Seales wears many other hats: DJ, singer, comedian, actress, and game show host. She also holds a master's degree in African-American studies from Columbia University.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Says Utah Skier 'Plowed into Her Back,' Denies Causing ‘Hit-and-Run Ski Crash'

Gwyneth Paltrow Says Utah Skier 'Plowed into Her Back,' Denies Causing ‘Hit-and-Run Ski Crash'
Gwyneth Paltrow is denying she crashed into a Utah doctor while skiing in February 2016.

The 46-year-old actress filed a countersuit against Terry Sanderson on Wednesday in which she claimed the 69-year-old “took her out from behind” while she was skiing downhill, according to court documents obtained by People.

Paltrow claims she was enjoying skiing lessons with her family at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah when Sanderson “plowed into her back” which caused her to sustain a full “body blow,” according to her lawsuit.

Attorneys for Sanderson did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

The
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Pink Danced Through Fire And Rain During Her Insanely Elaborate Brit Awards Performance

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Pink Danced Through Fire And Rain During Her Insanely Elaborate Brit Awards Performance
Pink gets sh*t done. Wrong her? She'll slash your tires. Ask her to perform? She'll give you an epic medley with energy that could cause a power surge. Case in point: the 39-year-old singer's incredible performance at the 2019 Brit Awards in London on Feb. 20. In addition to accepting the show's outstanding contribution to music award, Pink served up a medley of her greatest hits that left me sweating.

She started off her mashup with a newly-released single "Walk Me Home," before descending to the stage on an aerial hoop, singing "Just Like Fire." She proceeded to belt "Just Give Me a Reason" with Bastille's Dan Smith, before dancing in the pouring rain while continuing to sing "Try." Pink threw on a newspaper-print coat and wowed the audience with a powerful final number, "What About Us." You may experience chills after watching this medley, and I wouldn't blame you one bit.
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Meghan Markle Heads Back to London After Getting a Brit Awards Shoutout From Beyoncé

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Meghan Markle Heads Back to London After Getting a Brit Awards Shoutout From Beyoncé
Meghan Markle is making her way home to London after a whirlwind week in the Big Apple. The Duchess of Sussex was seen leaving her hotel in NYC on Wednesday, presumably to head to the airport and back into Prince Harry's arms in the UK. Dressed in leggings and a black sweater, Meghan layered up in a camel coat and sleek black baseball cap, cradling her belly as she headed to the car. Earlier in the day, Meghan was surrounded by a mix of longtime pals and famous friends at her lavish baby shower at the Mark Hotel. The event was reportedly hosted by Serena Williams and Amal Clooney, featured dessert tasting and flower-arranging lessons, and cost nearly $200,000 (don't worry - Meghan's very generous friends footed the bill).

As Meghan was being showered with gifts, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were being showered with praise. The couple won the Brit Award
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Jussie Smollett Charged in Attack Investigation Hours After Being "Officially Classified as a Suspect"

Jussie Smollett Charged in Attack Investigation Hours After Being
Update: The Cook County's State Attorney's Office has approved charges against Empire star Jussie Smollett. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Filing a False Police Report, which are classified as a Class 4 felony. Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Wednesday evening, "Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest." ________ Chicago Police Departments Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi announced on Twitter that Jussie Smollett is "is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice." According to Guglielmi, Smollett's shift to suspect is due to "for filing a false...
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All the Details on Dolly Parton's New Netflix Anthology Series

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All the Details on Dolly Parton's New Netflix Anthology Series
Music legend Dolly Parton has been having a resurgence of sorts lately. At this year's Grammy Awards, she was honored with a huge tribute that included goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Little Big Town, Katy Perry, and a slew of other artists (plus she took the stage herself!). Parton's next move is a new venture for her: creating a Netflix miniseries. Heartstrings, set to debut later in 2019, is already shaping up to be a buzzy series. We've rounded up everything we know so far about the show!

The Concept

According to Variety, Heartstrings will be an anthology series with eight episodes. Each episode, which will be a standalone story with a totally different cast and setting, will also be based off one of Parton's iconic songs - yes, including "Jolene." For the most part, this music-based concept is the only thing connecting the episodes. However, Parton herself is also slated to fill
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Jussie Smollett Indicted For Felony On Charge of Filing False Police Report

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Jussie Smollett Indicted For Felony On Charge of Filing False Police Report
Jussie Smollett has just been indicted for a felony ... filing a false police report, and the stakes are 3 years in prison. A Cook County Grand Jury handed down the indictment late Wednesday, after grand jurors heard testimonies and evaluated evidence. We're told Ola and Abel Osundairo -- the 2 brothers -- told Grand Jurors they staged the so-called "attack" at Jussie's behest and even got paid for it. The brothers were caught on camera buying a
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Who Are Princess Margaret's Children? Get to Know Her Under-the-Radar Royal Offspring

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Princess Margaret's life may have been steeped in royalty, dripped in glamour, and fraught with drama, but she was also a mom of two. When Margaret died in Feb. 2002 she left behind a son and daughter from her marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon. Their lives have played out far differently from those of their royal cousins, Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward but they still lead pretty interesting ones. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about Princess Margaret's offspring.

Related: 8 Things You Should Know About the Late Princess Margaret
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Jussie Smollett Now a 'Suspect' for Filing False Police Report, Brothers Testify

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4:45 Pm Pt -- Jussie has been indicted for a felony ... filing a false police report. He's now facing a possible 3 years in prison. The Cook County grand jury just handed up the indictment after hearing testimony and examining the evidence. 4:37 Pm Pt -- Gloria Schmidt, the lawyer for Ola and Abel Osundairo, just said her clients testified before the Grand Jury for 2 and a half hours and laid out their story that Jussie
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Chanel Announces Karl Lagerfeld Will Be Cremated Without a Ceremony

Chanel Announces Karl Lagerfeld Will Be Cremated Without a Ceremony
Karl Lagerfeld's final wishes are being honored by Chanel. The visionary creative director  died just one day ago at the age of 85 and plans to lay him to rest are under way. People  reports that a Chanel spokesperson told French news agency Agence France-Presse, "His wishes will be respected." In an April 2018 interview, the Chanel director revealed his desire to "be cremated and for my ashes to dispersed with those of my mother." He also hoped to include his beloved cat Choupette's ashes should she die before him, however the cat continues to live.  His decision to be cremated was inspired by the pomp and circumstance of French singer Johnny...
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Jussie Smollett Indicted For Felony On Charge of Filing False Police Report

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Jussie Smollett Indicted For Felony On Charge of Filing False Police Report
Jussie Smollett has just been indicted for a felony ... filing a false police report, and the stakes are 3 years in prison. A Cook County Grand Jury handed down the indictment late Wednesday, after grand jurors heard testimonies and evaluated evidence. We're told Ola and Abel Osundairo -- the 2 brothers -- told Grand Jurors they staged the so-called "attack" at Jussie's behest and even got paid for it. The brothers were caught on camera buying a
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Lady Gaga's Net Worth Just Made Me Choke on My Lunch

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Lady Gaga's Net Worth Just Made Me Choke on My Lunch
Lady Gaga doesn't do anything in small ways. From her glam, now-occasionally outlandish outfits to her insane vocals, Gaga's presence is always unmistakable both on and off the stage. It should come as no surprise, then, that her net worth is equally not-small. In fact, Gaga's net worth is already up to the nine digits, even though she's only in her early thirties. Impressed? So are we.

Celebrity finance tracker Celebrity Net Worth reports Gaga's most recent net worth as $300 million. For the most part, her bank account has grown thanks to her astonishing music career over the course of the last decade. Her first album, The Fame, was released in 2008, and she hasn't looked back since, with five studio albums, plus several EPs and compilations albums that have all become massive hits.

Lady Gaga has always been a born performer, with massive production values behind some of her biggest hit songs and music videos,
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Bad News: Kit Harington May Be Taking a Bit of a Break After Game of Thrones

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Bad News: Kit Harington May Be Taking a Bit of a Break After Game of Thrones
Jon Snow may know nothing, but to us, he's everything. Thirty-two-year-old English actor Kit Harington has portrayed the incredibly sexy Lord Commander of the Watch on Game of Thrones for almost a decade now, and it's difficult to imagine him doing anything other than guarding the Wall and battling White Walkers. But as the premiere of GoT's season eight approaches, we must acknowledge that Jon Snow's watch will soon end. So what exactly is next for Harington?

As heartbroken as we are about losing the Lord Commander, Harington himself is ready to ditch his furs and sword to take on new roles. "I'd like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go and do some other things with a completely new look and tone," Harington told Entertainment Weekly. He added, "I can't go into my next role looking the same.
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Relive the 13 Winning Performances From America's Got Talent

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Winning America's Got Talent isn't quite like winning other reality competition shows. Not only does the winner take home a pretty big cash prize, but they also typically find themselves with a slew of offers in their specialty. Of course, that specialty can vary widely, since Agt is, at its heart, a really glitzy, scaled-up version of your elementary school talent show, where anything truly goes.

Over the years, the winners of Agt have definitely proved that to be true, as singers have taken home the title alongside ventriloquists, magicians, and other novelty acts. Before the latest season, America's Got Talent: The Champions, crowns an all-star winner, take a look back at the wacky, remarkable, and just plain talented acts that have nabbed the top spot over the past several years.
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12 Ya Books Coming to the Big Screen (or Netflix) in 2019

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12 Ya Books Coming to the Big Screen (or Netflix) in 2019
There are plenty of book-to-movie adaptations coming your way in 2019, but some of the most exciting projects are the Ya books set to become films. Last year was huge for Ya adaptations with movies like Love, Simon, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and The Kissing Booth leaving fans of all ages swooning. While there are plenty of romantic adaptations coming your way in 2019, there's also a nightmarish anthology series heading to the big screen, a classic steampunk caper getting the Disney treatment, and so much more. Mark your calendars now, because it's looking like all of these Ya films will be must-see.
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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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Game of Thrones Theory: There's a Totally Unexpected Cleganebowl Coming

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Game of Thrones Theory: There's a Totally Unexpected Cleganebowl Coming
The hype for Cleganebowl has been building since before Game of Thrones premiered on HBO. Fans want to see The Hound and The Mountain's long-awaited battle in hopes that The Hound finally gets some justice for the pain his brother has caused him and others. It doesn't matter that his big brother is basically a zombie now thanks to Qyburn's intervention; the season seven scene in which the Clegane brothers come face to face for the first time in years just reawakened everyone's hope that The Hound will get his vengeance. But, what if Cleganebowl turns out to be about the brothers fighting together instead of against each other? Inconceivable, right? Not so fast.

Reddit user jazzmanround's new Game of Thrones theory offers up a pretty convincing argument as to why The Hound and The Mountain may find themselves on the same team before the series ends. Right now,
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Larsa Pippen Says Jordyn Woods Should Start Looking for New Place to Live

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Larsa Pippen Says Jordyn Woods Should Start Looking for New Place to Live
Larsa Pippen's weighing in on the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, saying if she was Kylie Jenner ... she'd put an eviction notice on Jordyn Woods' door pronto. One of Kim Kardashian's best friends was leaving Bev Hills beauty salon Blown on Canon Wednesday, and we asked her about Jordyn's current status with the fam after she allegedly hooked up with Tristan.  As you know ... Jordyn is Kylie's Bff and Kylie said last year that Jordyn lives with her.
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