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Jussie Smollett Arrested, in Custody of Chicago Police

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Jussie Smollett Arrested, in Custody of Chicago Police
Jussie Smollett has been arrested and faces criminal charges for allegedly filing a false police report and for disorderly conduct. Chicago police tweeted Thursday morning that the “Empire” actor was under arrest and in custody of detectives.

Smollett claimed that he had been attacked by two men on Jan. 29 — he said they beat him, tied a rope around his neck, and doused him with bleach. He also claimed that they shouted racist and homophobic slurs during the assault. However, police now believe that Smollett paid two acquaintances, brothers Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo, to help him orchestrate the attack. The men have reportedly been cooperating with investigators.

In a Feb. 14 interview on “Good Morning America,” Smollett hit back at skeptics. “If I had said it was a Muslim or a Mexican or someone black, I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot more,” Smollett said during the TV interview.
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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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Medium Tyler Henry Recalls Cheating Prediction He Made For Khloe Kardashian

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Did Tyler Henry predict the drama between Khloe Kardashian and Jordyn Woods? The celebrity medium was the bartender on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” where he was asked about a past reading he did with both Khloe and her younger sister, Kylie Jenner. At the time, he predicted, “Someone tries to get with one sister and then
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Barack Obama, LeBron James Wish Zion Williamson Speedy Recovery

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Barack Obama, LeBron James Wish Zion Williamson Speedy Recovery
President Barack Obama was quick to show love for Zion Williamson after watching him suffer an injury 30 seconds into the Duke vs. N.C. game ... wishing the college star a speedy recovery. You've heard about it by now ... Zion's Nike shoe blew out shortly after tip-off Wednesday night, resulting in a mild knee sprain. Obama was sitting in the front row when it all went down. "Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as
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Dumplin' Heartthrob Luke Benward Just Might Play John Ambrose in the Tatbilb Sequel

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Dumplin' Heartthrob Luke Benward Just Might Play John Ambrose in the Tatbilb Sequel
After the credits for To All the Boys I've Loved Before start to roll, the Netflix rom-com slips in an extra scene that hints at what's to come for Lara Jean: the reappearance of one of her childhood crushes, John Ambrose McClaren. Despite assuming that the letter Kitty secretly sent to him got lost in the mail, he shows up on the Covey family's doorstep with a bouquet and Lara Jean's letter, seemingly ready to profess his love. Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) better watch out.

Now that we know the upcoming sequel to the film is officially in the works - which is tentatively being called To All the Boys I've Loved Before 2 (the second book in Jenny Han's bestselling series is titled P.S. I Still Love You) - you might be wondering how the new character fits into Lara Jean's life, but also who's going to play him.
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Watch the Intense New Trailer For HBO’s Documentary Series About Serial's Adnan Syed

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Source: Courtesy of Serial Podcast

A docuseries about Adnan Syed, whose story rose to fame through the Serial podcast, is coming to HBO. The Case Against Adnan Syed is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg and will trace "how the rush to justice and Syed's conviction in 2000 raised more questions than answers about what happened to Hae Min Lee, underscoring the instability of memory and conflicting eyewitnesses," Entertainment Weekly first reported.

The Serial podcast rose to popularity beginning in 2015 by reexamining Syed's Baltimore murder case, which was closed. He was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and sentenced to life in prison in 2000. The four-hour-long documentary series will feature interviews with Syed, his family, friends of Syed and Lee, and members of the Baltimore law enforcement. Musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis will produce the score.

According to the latest trailer, above, the series will be released on HBO on March 10. Currently,
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Lupita Nyong'o Best Looks Deserve a Trophy of Their Own

Lupita Nyong'o Best Looks Deserve a Trophy of Their Own
Lupita Nyong'o has proved she is more than just an A-list actress.   Aside from starring in blockbuster hits like Black Panther, Lupita has become one of the most recognizable fashion icons in the world.  Having been named the "Most Beautiful" by People magazine in 2014, the actress became the first black spokesperson for Lancôme and has graced the covers of Vogue, Allure and Elle magazine. She is also known for her signature afro, walking the red carpets of the Met Gala to Cannes Film Festival in looks which embrace her natural beauty and African roots. "My hair is something that, historically, has been shunned," she said in an interview with Porter...
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Blac Chyna and Soulja Boy Split After Dating For a Couple Weeks

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Blac Chyna and Soulja Boy Split After Dating For a Couple Weeks
Blac Chyna and Soulja Boy are breaking up after dating for only a couple weeks ... ending a relationship that will go down as one of the fastest flings in hip-hop history.  Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ ... the relationship started to fracture after Soulja and Chyna got into a huge argument about Tyga. During the argument, we're told Sb and BC started bickering about each other's true intentions in their relationship. We broke
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Jussie Smollett Arrested for Allegedly Filing False Police Report

Jussie Smollett Arrested for Allegedly Filing False Police Report
Jussie Smollett has been arrested and is in custody of detectives. Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi announced the news on Thursday, noting the Empire actor had turned himself in. The news came less than 24 hours after Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. In the report, the Jamal Lyon character claimed he had been attacked by offenders yelling racist and homophobic slurs in January. Smollett's attorney released a statement following the Cook County State Attorney's Office approval of the charges.  "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been...
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Jussie Smollett Arrested for Felony on Charge of Filing False Police Report

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2/21 4:15 Am Pt -- Jussie has been arrested. Chicago Pd says he is currently in custody of detectives, and will be arraigned Thursday morning. Before he appears in court, police will hold a news conference at 7 Am Pt. TMZ will be live streaming. Stay tuned ... 6:18 Pm Pt -- Jussie's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, released the following statement ... "Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has
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Tom Brady Cheats On Aston Martin with Rolls-Royce

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Tom Brady Cheats On Aston Martin with Rolls-Royce
So much for loyalty!!! Tom Brady was caught Cheating -- on his luxury car brand -- pushin' a Rolls-Royce Phantom through Malibu on Wednesday ... despite his deal with Aston Martin! Fresh off their family vacation to Costa Rica, Tom and Gisele hit up Nobu -- where they rolled up in what appears to be a Rolls-Royce Phantom ... which costs a Ton of money! It's interesting considering Tom has a deal with Aston Martin -- which
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A Look Back on Lady Gaga's Biggest Moments of 2018

A Look Back on Lady Gaga's Biggest Moments of 2018
It's been a very good year for Lady Gaga. The 32-year-old singer and actress is enjoying a new kind of success these days; kudos for her acting on the silver screen. Gaga is nominated for a 2019 Oscar for her leading role in Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born, which received a slew of Oscar nods, including one for their duet "Shallow." The movie was a big hit at the box office, earned rave reviews from critics and also received several more award nominations. Meanwhile, Gaga's music career continued to flourish and the singer began a Las Vegas concert residency at the end of the year. Check out Gaga's biggest moments of 2018. ...
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How Jennifer Love Hewitt Left Hollywood to Come Back Stronger Than Ever

How Jennifer Love Hewitt Left Hollywood to Come Back Stronger Than Ever
Don't call it a comeback, she's been here before. Jennifer Love Hewitt made her latest return to this past September, with the second season premiere of 9-1-1 on Fox. Hewitt was brought in by Ryan Murphy to replace the void (and hair goals position) left by Connie Britton's exit after season one of the hit medical drama, with the mega-producer teasing the TV vet's big return in a major way. "We will be bringing in some new faces, including one you all know and love but haven't seen in a while, the incredible Jennifer Love Hewitt," Murphy told advertisers back at the Fox Upfront presentation in May, promoting Hewitt's first regular acting gig since Criminal Minds in...
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From Absurd Acceptance Speeches to Wacky Skits, See the Craziest Moments to Happen at the Independent Spirit Awards

From Absurd Acceptance Speeches to Wacky Skits, See the Craziest Moments to Happen at the Independent Spirit Awards
Before the 2019 Oscars air on Sunday night, die-hard movie enthusiasts will tune into the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 23. This year, Aubrey Plaza is hosting the star-studded event, which she said she's "so excited" about. "I am so excited to host the Independent Spirits Awards 2019," the Legion star wrote on Instagram when she announced her hosting duties. "Cannot wait to summon the spirits of Indie Past and bring it back old school. Forget what you know. This one is for the freaks." The eccentric event, which is celebrating its 34th year, is known for being the black sheep of awards season—in the best way, of...
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How Mandy Moore Rebounded in Life and Love From a Marriage That Could Have Crushed Her

How Mandy Moore Rebounded in Life and Love From a Marriage That Could Have Crushed Her
When Mandy Moore summited Mount Kilimanjaro last year, with then-fiancé Taylor Goldsmith by her side, it was more than a feat of physical endurance. The singer and actress had also proverbially reached the mountaintop after quite the uphill climb, with no guarantee that happiness would be waiting for her at the end. But though the journey ultimately proved worth it, whatever was waiting for her was going to be better than what she was putting behind her. "It's no coincidence to me that once I did that hard work, life opened up in a way that I never could have expected," Moore told Bustle in November. "Once I did that, it was like, the sun came back...
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Comfy Clothes Up to 50% Off Now

It's been so cold out all winter long that we hardly can feel our faces. And because that's the case, we've been stocking up on comfy separates—like crazy—for the past few months. That being said, is there ever such a thing as too many sweaters? It's a rhetorical question, of course, but endlessly spending on chunky knitwear and fancy sweatpants can get expensive. That's why we're all about a good sale. Since we're nowhere near done buying winter wear, we hunted down the best sale items you can get right now. And the best part—some of it is up to half off, so don't wait! We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate...
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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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'Abducted in Plain Sight' Victim Compares Michael Jackson to Her Rapist

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'Abducted in Plain Sight' Victim Compares Michael Jackson to Her Rapist
Michael Jackson is a lot like the pedophile neighbor featured in "Abducted in Plain Sight" ... at least according to the victim who spoke out in the Netflix documentary.  If you haven't seen it ... Jan Broberg Felt tells the horrific tale of being kidnapped Twice and raped multiple times by her neighbor, Robert 'B' Berchtold. She was a pre-teen and teenager during her ordeal, and she sees obvious similarities between how Berchtold got away with molesting
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