Fox Backs Jussie Smollett Anew As “Consummate Professional” While Police Attack Probe Continues & Lawyers Talk
BREAKING …Chicago police continue to seek another sit-down with Jussie Smollett in their evolving investigation into the alleged attack on the Empire actor last month and what part he may have played, but Fox is still standing by their man.
“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,” said 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Entertainment today, just one day past the three week… Read
Cops Reject New Jussie Smollett Attack Case Tip; ‘Empire’ Actor Lawyers Up More
Chicago Police have cast aside a tip today that looked to directly connect Jussie Smollett to the former “persons of interest” in the January 29 alleged attack on him as the Empire actor is looking to add more muscle to his legal team.
A resident or someone visiting Smollett's Chicago apartment told the cops that they saw the actor in the elevator with Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo late in the night of the assault. Now confirmed to have known Smollett socially as an Empi… Read
Jussie Smollett Cut From ‘Empire’ Episodes As Attack Probe Continues
As the Chicago police investigation into what really happened to Jussie Smollett in the alleged assault last month intensifies its focus on the Empire actor, the Fox drama is cutting the performer out of the action.
Deadline has confirmed with well placed sources that Smollett's scenes in episodes of the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong co-created series are being slashed for production on Empire this week.
While the show is back at work today in the Windy City after the long… Read
Jussie Smollett Has “No Plans” Today To Meet With Cops Over Attack
The Chicago police urgently want to speak with Jussie Smollett again about the alleged assault against the Empire star late last month and his possible involvement on what happened on the Windy City streets, but that ain’t happening today.
“There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today,” reps for the actor said this Presidents Day morning. “Any news reports suggesting otherwise are inaccurate,” they added in what has become an increasing game of… Read
Jussie Smollett Gets Renewed Support From ‘Empire’ Showrunner Over Attack
As Chicago cops seek more information from Jussie Smollett over what really went down in the alleged assault of the Empire star nearly three weeks ago, the showrunner of the long running Fox drama has today once again spoken up in support of the increasingly embattled actor.
Taking to social media Sunday for the second time since the supposed racist and homophobic attack in the early hours of January 29 in the Windy City, Empire executive producer Brett Mahoney was… Read
Jussie Smollett Still Hasn’t Talked To Cops Again About Attack & “Developments”
Things may be moving towards some sort of formal prosecution in the Jussie Smollett alleged attack case but Chicago PD have yet to have a new sit-down with the Empire actor as more "developments" come to the surface.
As rumors swirl of a Grand Jury being convened soon on what was once classified as a "potential hate crime" on January 29, the Windy City cops said Sunday that they "cannot confirm any details as the investigation is still on-going." However, a well-placed… Read
Colin Kaepernick May Soon Sign With An NFL Team: Mark Geragos
Fresh off a settlement of his collusion case against the National Football League, Colin Kaepernick wants back into the NFL. And his attorney predicts it may happen.
Mark Geragos, who helmed the Kaepernick case that was confidentially settled for what some estimated could be as much as $60 million to $80 million, told CNN his client "absolutely wants to play."
"He wants to compete at the highest level," Geragos said. "This is a competitive young man."
Geragos reportedly… Read
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition
President Donald Trump gave his review of Saturday Night Live’s cold open this morning: “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!”
The bit, featuring Alec Baldwin doing his Trump imitation and lampooning the border situation, always provokes the Commander-in-Tweet, who has taken shots at Baldwin and SNL before.
But this is a critic who has more than the power of the pen (or keyboard) to take action, which makes some of his comments dangerous and… Read
Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”
BREAKING… 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… Read
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition
Let’s face it – most musicians don’t like President Donald Trump. That was underlined on Friday, when R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills took to to protest the use of his band’s song Everybody Hurts on a video from the State of the Union speech.
Mills reacted when President Trump retweeted the video to his massive online following. So today, the people who made the video – slugged Carpedonktum – changed up the music. Instead of R.E.M., they used the Trump theme song, Lee… Read
ASC Boss Thanks Academy In New Open Letter As Hollywood Reacts To Oscars Rethink
UPDATED with ASC open letter: Hollywood celebrated with statements and posts on social media today in the wake of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement that all awards presentations would be live on the February 24 Oscars broadcast.
That included Kees van Oostrum, the president of the American Society of Cinematographers, the group that launched the first signs of industry protest hosting an open letter from a quickly-growing group of signatories… Read
R.E.M Bassist Mike Mills Protests Use Of Band’s Music In Pro-Trump Tweet
President Donald Trump shared a blast today that used R.E.M.’s 1993 single, Everybody Hurts, as background music.
To bassist Mike Mills, it seemed like the end of the world as we know it – and he wasn’t feeling fine.
"By the way," Mills said in a tweet tagging the Twitter user who created the video, "go [expletive] yourselves." He added later: "Measures have been taken to stop it," tagging Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. "You need to get on this."
The video… Read