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'Empire' ratings hit series low after Jussie Smollett's arrest

Ratings for Fox's "Empire" dropped dramatically when the show returned from a hiatus last week. It was the first new episode to air following actor Jussie Smollett's arrest. The episode was viewed by 4 million people, according to Nielsen. That's down 13% from the last episode in December, and 35% from the comparable premiere last year. Wednesday's new episode hit a series low with fewer than 4 million viewers. Chicago police said Smollett staged an assault as a publicity stunt. He turned hims...
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'Empire' ratings plunge after Jussie Smollett's arrest

Ratings for Fox's "Empire" dropped dramatically when the show returned from a hiatus on Wednesday. It was the first new episode to air following actor Jussie Smollett's arrest. The episode was viewed by 4 million people, according to Nielsen. That's down 13% from the last episode in December, and 35% from the comparable premiere last year. Chicago police said Smollett staged an assault as a publicity stunt. He turned himself in last month. Audiences don't seem too excited for "Empire" followi...
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“Empire” Considers Recasting Jamal Lyon Role After Dropping Jussie Smollett From Season 5 Finale

Producers for Empire announced early Friday (Feb. 22) that Jussie Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon would not appear in the final two episodes of the show after his cast mates made it clear that they want nothing to do with him after his arrest for lying to police about being attacked by racist, homophobic Trump supporters.And now, reports suggest producers for the hit Fox series are considering bringing in a new actor to replace Smollett instead of simply writing his character out of the show.Acc...
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Jussie Smollett Will Be Written Out of the Final Episodes of Empire‘s Season, Producers Say

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been removed from the show’s final episodes in its current season following his arrest for allegedly faking a hate crime attack, producers for the Fox drama said. Smollett, who plays the openly gay character Jamal Lyon on Empire, is being written out of the show one day after Chicago police…
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Jussie Smollett Dropped From Last 2 Episodes Of ‘Empire’

The actor's character, Jamal Lyon, will be cut from the last two episodes of Fox's hit TV series.
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MUGSHOT MANIA: Jussie Smollett Arrested For Filing False Report, Suspected Motive Revealed During Press Conference… (VIDEO)

Meet Jussie Smollett, 36.   Smollett, best known for his role as Jamal Lyon on the Fox Network series EMPIRE, posed for the mugshot above after being arrest for staging a bogus hate crime on the streets of Chicago. [READ: Jussie Smollett Officially Named as Suspect in Hate Crime Hoax, Grand Jury Issues Indictment… ] Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station at 18th and State streets around 5 a.m., Thursday February 21, 2019. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said at a n...
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Jussie Smollett Now Considered A Suspect ‘For Filing False Police Report’

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago detectives suspect that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also tweeted Wednesday that detectives and two brothers who were initially deemed suspects in the Jan. 29 attack were testifying before a grand jury. Smollett’s attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, met with prosecut...
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‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett filed false report about racist attack on him, police say

Chicago detectives suspect that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also said Wednesday that detectives and two brothers who were earlier deemed suspects in the Jan. 29 attack were testifying before a grand jury. Smollett’s attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, met with prosecutors and police earlier...
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Chicago police seek follow-up interview with 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett

Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him again, after releasing two men detained for questioning in the probe, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Smollett, 36, an openly gay African-American performer who plays a gay character on the musical hip-hop TV drama "Empire," ignited a furor on social media last month when he reported he had been attacked on the street by two men ye...
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2 Potential Suspects Arrested in Jussie Smollett Attack

Two men have been arrested in connection with the racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett, the Chicago Police Department confirmed to the Associated Press on Friday, February 15. Celebrity Mugshots Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the news agency that the men have been characterized as “persons of interest” and were taken into custody on “probable cause that they may have committed a crime.” They have not been charged and Guglielmi did not specify what charges they may...
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Two Men Arrested In Attack Against ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men characterized by police as “persons of interest” in the attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on “probable cause that they may have committed a crime,” a Chicago police spokesman said Friday. The men have not been charged with a crime, and spokesman Anthony Guglielmi did not say what charges they might face. The two men — whom police have identified only as Nigerian brothers — were picked up at Chicago’s O’Hare I...
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Jussie Smollett Pictured With Swollen Face & Bruises After Being Viciously Attacked in Apparent Hate Crime

Jussie Smollet’s facial injuries as a result of him being viciously attacked were apparent in a picture shared on social media by Empire creator Lee Daniels.Smollett was pictured laying in a hospital bed while on FaceTime with Daniels. The actor—who plays Jamal Lyon in the Fox series—had a cut on his right cheek under his eye and his face appeared to be swollen and bruised.Jussie was taken to hospital after he was attacked by two men wearing ski masks late last night/early this morning, accordin...
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Empire’s Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Suspected Homophobic Attack

Jussie Smollett was hospitalized in Chicago early Tuesday, January 29, after he was attacked in a “possible hate crime,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirms to Us Weekly. Jussie Smollett attends the Trevor Project’s 2018 TrevorLIVE L.A. at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on December 3, 2018. Jerod Harris/Getty Images for The Trevor Project Celebrity Health Scares The Empire star, 36, was approached by two people who began “yelling out racial and...
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Honor Honesty (With Jussie Smollett) – Episode 8 of Rants and Randomness

My peoples! Excited to bring you episode 8 of Rants and Randomness. On this episode, I’m talking about how the #BBQBecky memes have blessed my whole soul. Also, I’ve finally created that Afrobeats playlist y’all have been asking about. Anddd I’ve been reading your dope reviews of the podcast on iTunes and getting my life. I highlight the Black Women in Politics database. Plus, I interview Jussie Smollett, entertaining multi-hyphenate and king of Team No Chill. It’s a good episode and you don’...
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‘Empire’ Season 4 Spoilers: Cast Teases Lucious’ Future Ahead Of Midseason Premiere

“Empire” Season 4 is set to return this week, and viewers will finally find out what happens to Lucious when he wakes up from being injected with a substance right after learning one of Andre’s darkest secrets. Although fans will have to wait a few more days before learning the specifics, cast member Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon, shared some spoilers about his onscreen father’s future ahead of the spring premiere set to air on Fox.
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Watch “Star” Season 2 Episode 1 (Premiere)

“Star” Season 2 premiered on Fox Wednesday night (Sep. 27). In the Season 2 premiere, Star goes to great lengths to assure that the group gets a release date for their album while still dealing with the repercussions of Hunter’s death. A frustrated Simone struggles with bullying and Alexandra moves in with Derek despite the hardships they’ve experienced. Meanwhile, Carlotta faces difficult decisions when it comes to managing the group and seeks advice from Jamal Lyon. CLICK HERE TO WATCH “STAR”...
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‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Teases Season 3 Finale Spoilers Ahead Of Spring Premiere

“Empire” Season 3 hasn’t even returned to Fox yet, and cast member Jussie Smollett is already thinking about the series finale. In an interview with Hollywood Life, the actor spilled on what fans can expect from the season finale and what is next for his character Jamal Lyon when the series returns.
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