Empire

Jussie Smollett May Return for Last Season of 'Empire,' Says Showrunner

After being cut from the show in season five, Jussie Smollett may be returning to "Empire" for its sixth and final season. Showrunner Brett Mahoney told TVLine that there are discussions being had about Smollett's return to the show. "It would be weird in my mind to end this family show and this...
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New Footage Shows Jussie Smollett With Noose Around Neck After Alleged Attack

New video footage obtained by TMZ shows actor Jussie Smollett with a noose still around his neck more than 40 minutes after his alleged attack. The footage shows the actor with his face blurred and wearing a white rope he told detectives his attackers looped around his neck. "I just wanted y'all to...
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Jussie Smollett 911 Call From Night of Alleged Attack Released

The Chicago Police Department has released the audio from the 911 recorded on the night off Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack. In audio shared by TMZ , the caller can be heard explaining that "some guys ...they jumped him.” The unidentified male friend goes on to explain that “they put a noose...
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Lee Daniels Says Jussie Smollett Is “Not” Returning to “Empire”

Empire co-creator Lee Daniels tweeted on Tuesday that Jussie Smollett will not return as Jamal Lyon in the sixth and final season of FOX’s Empire. According to Page Six , Daniels wrote, “Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire.” Daniels was likely responding to a report published by Variety, in...
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"Empire" to End After Its Upcoming 6th Season on FOX

The Empire is crumbling! ET reports that the FOX music-biz drama will come to an end at the end of its sixth season next year. The hip-hop drama will also return to its original time slot of Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT for its final season. "We're turning the final season of Empire into a large...
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City of Chicago Files Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

The City of Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in the wake of the actor's alleged January attack. People reports that the lawsuit revolves around the overtime costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department due to Smollett's case. The lawsuit states that the City of Chicago...
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Taraji P. Henson Says Jussie Smollett Will Return to "Empire"

Taraji P. Henson has opened up about what Jussie Smollett's future on Empire looks like. The actress discussed her cast mate's situation on Thursday's episode of The View. "I talk to Jussie all the time. He's doing well. We're all doing well," she revealed. "The show's doing well." Henson went on...
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City of Chicago Will Sue Jussie Smollett Over Investigation Costs

The City of Chicago is preparing to sue Jussie Smollett for the cost of the investigation of his hate crime allegations. TMZ reports the City is in the process of filing the lawsuit after the actor failed to pay the $130,000 reimbursement it demanded in a March 29 letter. The City was required to...
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“Saturday Night Live” Follows Up on Jussie Smollett Scandal

On this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, the sketch comedy series addressed the ongoing drama surrounding Empire star Jussie Smollett. In the skit, Chris Redd reprised his portrayal of Smollett and burst into a business meeting late while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. Redd’s...
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"Empire" Falls to Lowest Ratings Ever After Jussie Smollett Drama

How the Empire has fallen. TVLine reports that the FOX drama's latest episode this week experienced its lowest ratings in series history--on the same week that Chicago authorities chose to drop all charges against star Jussie Smollett. The Wednesday-night episode brought in just 3.97 million...
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