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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest

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Jussie Smollett Removed From Final ‘Empire’ Season 5 Episodes Following Arrest
Jussie Smollett has been removed from the final Season 5 episodes of the Fox series “Empire” in the wake of his arrest Thursday morning.

“The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us” said series executives Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer. “Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”

Fox had previously issued multiple statements in support of Smollett,
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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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Offset, Cardi B Floss Diamonds Hitting Up 'Father of 4' Album Release Party

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Offset, Cardi B Floss Diamonds Hitting Up 'Father of 4' Album Release Party
Once inside ... it was easy to spot the theme -- lots of red to style his new music video, "Red Room." Friends and family were also treated to a little trip down memory lane ... with tons of pics and banners from his childhood hanging from the rafters. There were also home videos playing in the background. Quavo, Takeoff and Offset's crew -- Pee and Coach K -- from his label, Quality Control Music, also hit up the joint.
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Empire Star Jussie Smollett Has Been Arrested After Reportedly Filing a False Police Report

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Empire Star Jussie Smollett Has Been Arrested After Reportedly Filing a False Police Report
Jussie Smollett was arrested on Wednesday after reportedly filing a false police report. On Thursday, Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago police, confirmed that the Empire actor is "under arrest and in custody of detectives." Tom Ahern, deputy director of news affairs and communications for the Chicago police, added that Jussie is facing a "Class 4 Felony charge (punishable for up to 3yrs in prison) for Disorderly Conduct in Falsifying Police report." The actor turned himself in on Thursday morning.

Jussie's arrest comes after he alleged that he was attacked in an apparent hate crime on Jan. 29 in Chicago. The 36-year-old actor claimed that he was leaving a restaurant when two suspects approached him yelling racial and homophobic slurs, punched him, poured an unknown chemical substance on him, and wrapped a rope around his neck. On Feb. 1, the actor released a statement thanking his fans and costars for their support,
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Have a Pda-Filled Date Night Ahead of Their 10th Anniversary

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Have a Pda-Filled Date Night Ahead of Their 10th Anniversary
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen looked like they were ready to walk down the aisle again as they attended the Hollywood For Science Gala. On Thursday, the couple couldn't keep their eyes off of each other as they walked the red carpet for the event in La. In addition to sharing longing looks, the two also enjoyed some playful Pda as they laughed and shared a few kisses. While the New England Patriots quarterback dressed sharp in a black suit, his wife was a vision in white as she donned a formfitting Stella McCartney gown.

Their wedding-esque attire is pretty fitting seeing that they are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary on Feb. 26. Ahead of their big anniversary, the pair has been giving us plenty of sweet glimpses of their romance. Tom had the support of Gisele and their kids at the Super Bowl, and the two recently rang in Valentine's

Anthony Mackie Will Lead the Cast of Altered Carbon Season 2 as Takeshi Kovacs

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Altered Carbon's second season is officially in production, so Netflix figured what better way to celebrate that than by announcing which talented stars have joined the sci-fi series. Leading the charge is Anthony Mackie, who is stepping into the role of Takeshi Kovacs. The character is a former protectorate Ctac soldier who went on to become a revolutionary envoy and, finally, a mercenary for hire. Since the series takes place in a universe where humans' consciousness can be switched into different bodies (aka "sleeves"), Kovacs was played by three actors the first time around: Byron Mann, Will Yun Lee, and Joel Kinnaman. It'll be interesting to see how Mackie takes on the role, but he isn't the only familiar face you'll see in season two. Check out all the exciting additions, ahead.

Related: This Altered Carbon Star Is Terrifying Your Subconscious For a Reason
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Watch: Teresa Giudice Recreates Her Iconic Rhonj Table Flip with Danielle Staub 10 Years Later

Watch: Teresa Giudice Recreates Her Iconic Rhonj Table Flip with Danielle Staub 10 Years Later
When it comes to iconic scenes in the history of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, it’s hard to beat Teresa Giudice‘s table flip on the season one finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey back in 2009.

The moment, which came up during a tense dinner with then-rival Danielle Staub, has inspired countless memes and parodies since. And now, 10 years later, Giudice and Staub are back again to recreate the scene for a hilarious new hidden camera prank in an exclusive People premiere.

All comes in the name of the new thriller Greta from director Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire,
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Pack on the Pda at Science Gala

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Pack on the Pda at Science Gala
Tom Brady is Gisele Bundchen's no. 1 fan. The supermodel was honored at UCLA's 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday, and the quarterback couldn't have been more thrilled for his spouse. "She's inspiring to me in so many ways," the football star told reporters, per Entertainment Tonight. "It's really special for her, and I love that she's here celebrating."  The couple also wasn't afraid to show a little Pda on the red carpet. While posing for pictures, the dynamic duo shared a sweet kiss. Bündchen stunned in a one-shoulder, white, cape gown by Stella McCartney while Tom looked dapper in a classic black suit. Of...
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Oscars Producers Tease Serena Williams' Surprising Role, Star Is Born Duet and Queen Opener!

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Oscars Producers Tease Serena Williams' Surprising Role, Star Is Born Duet and Queen Opener!
Really, who needs a host when you’ve got Queen as an opening act?

When the Oscars get underway on Sunday, it will be the legendary rock band, and not a traditional tux-wearing host, taking centerstage to kick off Hollywood’s biggest night. And if all goes as planned, the surefire rollicking performance should set the tone for an energy-infused and memorable evening.

“We feel everything about it is a great way to open the show,” says Glenn Weiss, a 14-time Emmy winner who is directing and co-producing the awards with Oscar-winning producer Donna Gigliotti. (Fun fact: Weiss served up
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Chrissy Teigen Totally Fangirls After Princess Beatrice Offers to Be Her Goddaughter

Chrissy Teigen Totally Fangirls After Princess Beatrice Offers to Be Her Goddaughter
Chrissy Teigen's got herself a royal fan! On Wednesday, the Lip Sync Battle star and model tweeted, "'Bea' is such an adorable name. Someone name their kid bea please. I am not ready for another daughter and John [Legend] says no more dogs. I will be their god parent." Princess Beatrice of York, cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry and sister of Princess Eugenie, then tweeted to Teigen on Thursday, "I would adore to be your god daughter." Naturally, Teigen was thrilled about the shout-out. "Oh my god oh my god oh my god," she replied. The exchange is even more unusual when you take into account that Beatrice, one of...
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R. Kelly Accuser Provided Physical Evidence at Chicago Grand Jury

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R. Kelly Accuser Provided Physical Evidence at Chicago Grand Jury
A grand jury in Chicago has heard the testimony from 2 women who allege R. Kelly had sex with minors ... and we've learned one of them also turned over physical evidence. Sources familiar with the hearing tell TMZ ... one alleged victim testified she was underage when she had sex with the singer in Illinois between 2008 and 2010. We're told she provided prosecutors with physical evidence to back her allegations. We do not know the nature of that evidence.
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'Empire' Removes Jussie from Final Episodes of the Season

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7:25 Am Pt -- Fox just announced it's scratching Smollett from the end of the current season. The statement says, "The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us. Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out.
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North West Scores First Magazine Cover at Five Years Old

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It was inevitable, but North West is officially a chip off the old block when it comes to fashion ... and she's already landed a magazine cover to prove it. Kim and Kanye's 5-year-old daughter is the solo star of the cover of Wwd magazine's special "Beauty Inc" issue ... with a tagline, "Keeping Up With the Future." North also has a spread inside the magazine, in which she poses in all sorts of colorful outfits that
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Arkansas Teen Becomes First Autistic College Athlete to Land D1 Scholarship

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He was told he was never going to walk or talk ... and now he's going to be a D1 college basketball player. 18-year-old Kalin Bennett is the first autistic hoops player to land a Division 1 scholarship. He's a Beast on and off the court, and his story is absolutely incredible. The 6'10", 290-pound center just signed to play at Kent State next season -- and is opening up about how he overcame the odds to get there.
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Jordyn Woods Addresses Tristan-Khloe Cheating Scandal, 'It's Been Real'

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Jordyn Woods broke her silence on allegedly cheating with Tristan Thompson -- and screwing over her Bff Kylie Jenner's fam -- with an interesting choice of words. Then went right back to biz. Kylie's ex-bestie showed her face Thursday night at an L.A. launch party for her new line of false eyelashes ... and immediately referenced the scandal by thanking everyone for supporting her "through everything that's going on." She added, "You know, it's
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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

The Weird Role Lube and Latex Played in Transforming Christian Bale Into Dick Cheney

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The Weird Role Lube and Latex Played in Transforming Christian Bale Into Dick Cheney
Nasal plugs, K-y Jelly, yellowing dental veneers - the key items scattered on set of the Academy Award-nominated film Vice sound more like what you'd find in a nursing home medicine cabinet than beauty products. And yet, these are just a few of many things the movie's makeup team used to transform a star-studded cast into rising politicians.

More specifically, Christian Bale looked nearly unrecognizable as former VP Dick Cheney, as did Amy Adams as his public image-minded wife Lynne, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld. "We needed to create over 75 'likeness' makeups of iconic characters across five decades within a 50-day shooting schedule - these products were indispensable," hair and makeup department lead Kate Biscoe told Popsugar.

"Throughout each decade, it was evident that Washington DC was dominated by very clean-cut men. No one stood out and you certainly didn't get ahead in
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Offset Apologizes to Cardi B for Heartbreak on Father of 4: Breaking Down His Lyrics

Offset Apologizes to Cardi B for Heartbreak on Father of 4: Breaking Down His Lyrics
For his debut solo album, Offset had family on his mind.  Aptly titled Father of 4, the Migos rapper set a personal tone for the first record he's put out on his own, including cover art featuring his four children and a track with his on-and-off wife, Cardi B.  However, it's another song, "Don't Lose Me," that has our attention. The track starts off with audio from the candid apology he issued publicly back in December 2018 after Cardi confirmed they were no longer together. In the Instagram video, in which he begged to win her back, the rapper implied that he had been unfaithful.  "And I apologize, you know what I'm sayin'? Breaking...
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Diane Keaton Leads a Retirement Community's Cheerleading Squad in the Trailer For Poms

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Diane Keaton Leads a Retirement Community's Cheerleading Squad in the Trailer For Poms
If you loved last year's Book Club, then prepare yourself for another uplifting comedy about a group of women discovering the joy in life in a very unexpected way (sadly Fifty Shades of Grey and gallons upon gallons of white wine will likely not be involved this time around).

In Poms, Martha (Diane Keaton) reluctantly moves into a retirement community but soon finds that things aren't so bad when she strikes up a friendship with Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), who convinces her to start a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents. With the help of a talented high school cheerleader (13 Reasons Why's Alisha Boe), Martha and her friends set out to prove that "it's never too late to follow your dreams."

Watch the trailer for Poms above before it hits theaters on May 10, then check out all the other sweet films that are headed your way this year.
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