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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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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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Do NOT ask Taraji P. Henson about the Jussie Smollett scandal

The actress recently sat down with Extra's Renee Bargh to talk about her new film "The Best of Enemies."
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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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“Empire” ratings fall through the floor following Jussie Smollett scandal

The hip-hop soap opera returned from winter hiatus on Wednesday, airing its first original episode since Smollett was arrested.
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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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'Bohemian Rhapsody' director Bryan Singer has reportedly been fired from 'Red Sonja' following allegations of child sexual abuse

Bryan Singer has been fired from directing "Red Sonja," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Millennium Films founder Avi Lerner fired Singer because the movie could not find a domestic distributor, THR said. Earlier this year, Singer was accused by multiple people of sexually assaulting them when they were young boys in an Atlantic article. He has denied it.  Bryan Singer has been fired from directing the studio Millennium Films' "Red Sonja" movie following allegations that Singer sexually a...
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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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'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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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 just filed his plea in alleged hate crime hoax

Embattled Empire actor Jussie Smollett appeared at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago earlier this morning.
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“Gang banged” Jussie Smollett just filed his plea in alleged hate crime hoax

Embattled Empire actor Jussie Smollett appeared at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago earlier this morning.
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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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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 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 charges he lied about alleged attack

Actor is charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct and prosecutors allege he hired two friends to help him stage the attackEmpire actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago in January.Lawyer Tina Glandian entered the plea on behalf of the 36-year-old actor during a hearing in Cook county circuit court after Judge Steven Watkins was assigned to oversee the case, in...
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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 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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