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Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett in Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11:22am 3/26/2019 at 11:22am
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Cook County prosecutors have decided to drop disorderly charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett “for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.” More from TMZ:

Jussie and his lawyers ran to court Tuesday morning in Chicago, where he was facing 16 felony counts of...

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Jussie Smollett Indicted by Grand Jury on 16 Felony Counts

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm 3/8/2019 at 7:00pm
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A grand jury in Cook Country has indicted Empire star Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts for filing a false police report.

Smollett had only received one felony charge for this last month. He claimed two white men in MAGA hats attacked him, yelling racist slurs.

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Rotten Tomatoes Won’t Show ‘Want to See’ Ratings After People Trash Captain Marvel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00am 2/27/2019 at 7:00am

Rotten Tomatoes had an option for people to vote on movies they want to see before the release. Since people have trashed Captain Marvel and Star Wars: Episode XI, the movie rating site has decided to remove it as a way to fight so-called trolls.

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Jussie Smollett Removed From Empire’s Final Episodes

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:53am 2/22/2019 at 10:53am

On Thursday, Jussie Smollett returned to the Empire set after he posted $10,000 in bond after the Cook County State Attorney’s office pressed charges against him for filing a false police report.

Smollett apologized to the cast and crew, but maintained his innocence. A person in the meeting told CNN that everyone...

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Prosecutors: Jussie Smollett Ordered Brothers to Yell, ‘This is MAGA Country’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:00am 2/22/2019 at 9:00am
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The prosecutors in the case against Empire actor Jussie Smollett released their bond proffer, which provides evidence that he filed a false police report.

The prosecutors wrote that Smollett instructed brothers Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo to attack him, place a noose around his head, pour bleach on him, and also...

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Jussie Smollett Under Arrest on Felony Charge for Filing False Police Report

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:32am 2/21/2019 at 8:32am
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Empire actor Jussie Smollett turned himself into the Chicago Police Department early Thursday morning after the Cook County States Attorney charged him with a class 4 felony on Wednesday for filing a false police report.

CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson said “Smollett paid $3,500 to stage the attack because he was dissatisfied with...

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Chicago Police: Felony charges approved “against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:49pm 2/20/2019 at 5:49pm

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report. He is expected in court on Thursday at 1:30PM CT.

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Meghan Markle Backs Campaign to ‘Decolonize’ UK Curriculum from ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ Professors

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 1:00pm 2/19/2019 at 1:00pm
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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry, is backing a campaign to “decolonize” the British curriculum by getting more women and ethnic minorities to join the faculties instead of “male, pale, and stale” professors,...

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Ghostbusters 3: A Surprisingly Small Reaction to a Highly Anticipated Sequel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:05pm 2/10/2019 at 4:05pm
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Just a few weeks back, a surprise teaser dropped that should’ve brewed a larger reaction than it did. The long-awaited sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise was announced with an accompanying teaser trailer on January 16th with the vague promise that some of the original actors from the first two films would...

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Covington Student Nick Sandmann’s Lawyers Send Preservation Letters to Media, Celebrities

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 4, 2019 at 1:00pm 2/4/2019 at 1:00pm
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Lawyers for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family have sent preservation letters to media and celebrities. These letters hint at possible libel and defamation lawsuits due to the treatment Sandmann received from these entities after a short video went viral of him on the Lincoln Memorial with...

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Terry Crews Goes After Male Entertainers Who Joked About His Sexual Assault

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11:00am 1/29/2019 at 11:00am
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Back in October 2017 when Harvey Weinstein was embroiled in numerous allegations of sexual harassment and rape, actor Terry Crews was one of the first male celebrities to tell his story of sexual assault victimization. He said at the time:
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The term “Oscar Bait” exists for a reason: 2019 Oscar Nominees Announced

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:00pm 1/22/2019 at 9:00pm
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Maybe the best entertainment drama of the year thus far has been watching the Oscars squirm their way through bouts of relevancy.

Over the summer, it was announced by the Academy of Motion Pictures that the next awards season would introduce the decried “achievement in popular film” category that many film fans...

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Star Trek Discovery: Progressive Ethics in the Age of Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00pm 1/17/2019 at 7:00pm
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The Star Trek franchise is in a strange place artistically and commercially. With the J.J. Abrams trilogy of films largely falling by the wayside due to financial problems at Paramount Pictures, the only thing fans have been able to enjoy for the past two years has been ...

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Kanye West Jumps Back on the Trump Train

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:00pm 1/2/2019 at 8:00pm

Seems like only yesterday that Kanye was taking a break from politics.

But that was late October and 2019 brought with it a brave new world. In case there was any doubt about where Kanye West stands, his first tweets of the new year indicate the rapper is back on the...

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Women’s March on Verge of Losing Rosanna Arquette Over Anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/2/2019 at 2:00pm
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The Women’s March has lost celebrity followers and local chapters as more people pick up on the anti-Semitic beliefs of those at the top of the food chain.

The slow drip started to hemorrhage in November when Tablet magazine exposed...

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Slow Pacing and Millennial Attention Spans

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 31, 2018 at 6:00pm 12/31/2018 at 6:00pm

There was a recent tweet by filmmaker and professor Brandon David Wilson that was shared by director Guillermo Del Toro that sparked an interesting crystallization.

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Widows: Urban Blight and Hopeless Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 4:00pm 12/22/2018 at 4:00pm
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Fans of British writer-director Steve McQueen’s long overdue follow-up to 12 Years a Slave have had half a decade to muse over the now acclaimed director’s short career beginning with the brutal and unsettling Hunger, followed by his second team-up with actor Michael Fassbinder in Shame. Given the high regard his...

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