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TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ Hits Series Low

The second episode of “Empire” after the arrest of one of its stars, Jussie Smollett, was the lowest rated in the series’ history. The March 20 episode scored a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, and was watched by just under 4 million total viewers. Last week’s midseason premiere also struggled, with a 1.3 rating […]
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Lee Daniels opens up on 'Empire' team's 'pain' and 'sadness'

Lee Daniels is speaking out about what life has been like on "Empire" during the Jussie Smollett controversy.
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Jussie Smollett: Empire's Lee Daniels describes 'pain and anger'

The creator of TV show Empire describes the "sadness and frustration" of the last few weeks.
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Lee Daniels Reveals the ‘Empire’ Team’s ‘Anger’ and ‘Sadness’ at the Jussie Smollett Fallout

In a video posted to his Instagram Wednesday afternoon, “Empire” creator Lee Daniels has let everybody know how he feels about the Jussie Smollett “incident.” “These past couple of weeks have been a freakin’ rollercoaster,” Daniels said in the video. “Me and my cast have experienced pain, anger, sadness and frustration, and really don’t know […]
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'Empire' creator Lee Daniels: Cast experiencing pain, anger after Jussie Smollett incident

"Empire" creator Lee Daniels talks in an instagram video about how the cast has "experienced pain and anger and sadness" since "the incident."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chicago Police Union Wants Investigation into State's Attorney's Handling of Smollett Case

Chicago's police union is calling for a federal investigation into the Cook County State's Attorney's actions in the Jussie Smollett case.
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FOP accuses Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx of interfering in Jussie Smollett investigation

The president of the Chicago police union sent a letter to the Justice Department alleging that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx interfered in the Jussie Smollett investigation.
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My Bloody Shirt: Revisiting My 1992 Gaybashing After Jussie Smollett

I know the reality of antigay violence personally, because a 30-year-old shirt reminds me.
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Jussie Smollett: Timeline of the actor's alleged attack and arrest

The Empire actor is charged with filing a false police report after claiming he'd been attacked.
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Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to disorderly conduct charges in arraignment Thursday

Actor Jussie Smollett returned to court in Chicago Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to more than a dozen felony counts.
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Jussie Smollett case: Two men released after police interrogation reveals 'new evidence'

Chicago police arrested two men they previously identified as "potential suspects" for the Jan. 29 attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. The men were released Friday.
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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to 16 Felony Charges in Chicago

The charges against Smollett, an actor on the TV show “Empire,” stem from his report of a racist and homophobic attack that the police say was staged.
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TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ Returns Down on Eve of Jussie Smollett’s Arraignment

The midseason premiere of “Empire” on Wednesday night was down in the Nielsen ratings compared to the show’s last original episode. Airing at 8 p.m. on Fox, “Empire” drew a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers. That is down a little over 10% in both measures compared to the midseason finale in […]
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Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to charges that he staged a hoax

Actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to accusations that he staged a hate crime and filed a false police report.
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Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Lying to Police About Being Attacked

Smollett is charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct
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Jussie Smollett back in court after indictment for lying to police

Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor accused by Chicago police of staging a fake hate crime for personal profit, was back in court on Thursday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Did A Broken Surveillance Camera Prevent Race Riots?

Opinion Jussie Smollett Arrested 2019 USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Jussie Smollett didn’t have to have his two paid conspirators put on masks and MAGA hats. Smollett selected a spot for his staged assault where the attack would have been recorded. He wanted a video of his attack to be captured. Smollett wanted it to go viral. He wanted a video what showed white Trump supporters beating a black man. In 1992 the video or Rodney King being beaten by cops was on T.V. We saw the video hourly, the resul...
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Jussie Smollett arrives at court

Jussie Smollett arrived at court in Chicago, Thursday, where a judge is expected to be assigned to the "Empire" actor's disorderly conduct case. (March 14)            [Author: AP]
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Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police about alleged attack

Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor accused by Chicago police of staging a fake hate crime for personal profit, was back in court on Thursday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Charges He Faked Attack Against Himself

Chicago police say the Empire actor faked the January assault, and now he faces the prospect of prison time.(Image credit: Matt Marton/AP)
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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Charges He Faked Brutal Attack Against Himself

The Empire actor's legal team entered the plea Thursday in Chicago, where he reported being attacked in January. Police say he faked the assault, though, and now he faces the prospect of prison time.(Image credit: Matt Marton/AP)
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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To 16 Charges In Alleged Hate Crime Hoax

The "Empire" actor appeared in a Chicago courtroom on Thursday to deliver his plea.
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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty in Hoax Assault Case

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to a 16-count indictment accusing him of orchestrating a fake hate crime. Smollett appeared in court in Chicago to answer the indictment, which a grand jury returned last Friday. If convicted, the “Empire” star could face three years in prison, though it is also possible he would […]
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Jussie Smollett appears in court

Embattled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is expected in a Chicago court for his arraignment. Follow here for the latest.
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Jussie Smollett expected in court

Actor Jussie Smollett will appear in court Thursday for a second time this week after he was indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly staging a hate crime and filing a false police report.
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Jussie Smollett expected in court for his arraignment

Actor Jussie Smollett will appear in court Thursday for a second time this week after he was indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly staging a hate crime and filing a false police report.
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Beto O'Rourke, Jussie Smollett case, Tesla unveils its Model Y SUV: 5 things to know Thursday

Beto O'Rourke is expected to announce a White House run, Jussie Smollett to appear at court hearing, Tesla unveils its Model Y SUV and more things to get your "Pi Day" started.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Judge to be assigned to Jussie Smollett’s case at hearing

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge is expected to be assigned to Jussie Smollett’s disorderly conduct case when the “Empire” actor returns to court Thursday. That judge will then likely ask Smollett to enter a plea. Smollett is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men […]
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Attorney: Brothers regret role in alleged Smollett scheme

CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for two brothers accused of helping stage an attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in downtown Chicago says the men regret their involvement. Gloria Schmidt represents Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo. She told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the brothers agreed to help Smollett because of their friendship […]
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