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United States actor Jussie Smollett staged racist attack 'to promote career'

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Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career", said Johnson , adding that bogus police reports harm "every legitimate victim who's in need of support" and every resident of the city. They, however, told investigators they were paid to take part in a hoax. Police say they have a cheque that Mr Smollett signed and that he had agreed to pay $3,500 (£2,700) for the brothers' participation. Read More »

R Kelly CHARGED with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

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Kelly ", that took a sweeping look at years of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer. His attorney, Steven Greenberg , said early Friday afternoon that he had not been notified that his client had been charged. Avenatti told The Associated Press that's one piece of information he'll present at a news conference Friday in Chicago . Over a dozen of Kelly's alleged victims reportedly testified before the grand jury. Read More »

Jussie Smollett apologizes to 'Empire' cast, crew

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The revelations necessary to charge Smollett came during the 47th hour of a 48-hour holding period for the two men, who eventually confessed to the alleged plot, Johnson said. "Bogus police reports cause real harm". Stafford suggests that the police union's support of Trump indicates that there is reason not to believe them - especially in light of the information leaks. Read More »

'Space Jam 2' Starring LeBron James Set to Premiere July 16, 2021

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WB also announces the LeBron James Space Jam 2 has a July 16, 2021 release date, and that both of the aforementioned movies will be released in IMAX. Warner Bros set a release date for one sequel tonight and moved up a couple of its franchise pics. If the Jordan comparisons weren't nauseating enough, LeBron is the frontman of the July 2021 sequel to the 90s classic starring Michael Jordan . Read More »

Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show

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At press conference hours after the Empire actor was charged, Chicago Police Department Chief Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson abhorred him as a "troubled young man" who has "taken advantage" of racism to further his career. But critics immediately questioned the likelihood of violent Trump supporters roaming around the streets of strongly-Democratic Chicago , suspicions that intensified after police failed to find video of the attack among hundreds of hours of footage from cameras ... Read More »

Meghan heads back to the United Kingdom after star-studded NYC baby shower

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O'Brien, added he "did not know" that the Carters were going to use his painting, "but if they can now put my piece in the Louvre, I'll call it even", he told the publication. So I really don't know what everybody got. I guess he does get to say that Beyonce and Jay-Z used his work. Because having a baby is a great joy. Read More »

Peter Tork: Monkees singer and bassist dies

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Peter Tork , one of the four lovable wisecracking musicians in The Monkees , died February 21 at age 77. However, Dolenz and Nesmith, without Tork, announced new tour dates for Australia in 2019. Tork left the group in 1968, but would do on-and-off touring with the Monkees from 1986 to 2016. Songwriter Diane Warren wrote: "Oh no RIP Peter Tork ". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Shamima Begun should return to United Kingdom to 'answer questions'

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At the weekend she gave birth to her third child, and appealed to British authorities to show "compassion" by allowing her to raise the baby in Britain - while expressing no regret over having joined IS. Begum fled Britain with Kadiza Sultana, who has since been reported killed, and Amira Abase. But Bangladesh said Wednesday that she "is not a Bangladeshi citizen". Read More »

Jussie Smollett hands himself over to the police

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Police superintendent Eddie Johnson plans to hold a morning news conference and Smollett is expected to appear in court later on Thursday . On Wednesday, the brothers were both seen exiting the grand jury room at the Leighton Criminal Court Building minutes before the charges against Smollett were approved . Read More »

Gwyneth Paltrow plans to stop playing Pepper Potts after 'Avengers: Endgame'

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It was such a wonderful experience making the first "Iron Man' and then to watch how important it has become to the fans". "I think that the movies and the business around them have changed so much in the last 20 years", she said. Outside of the fact that the MCU is apparently losing one of its stars who has been around since the inception of the overarching cinematic franchise, there are a few things of note in Paltrow's comments. Read More »

Royal Household to be split within weeks!

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Nikkhah also calls the "formal separation" a necessary step for the two families moving forward, especially as the brothers and their wives have very differing responsibilities. Aside from the initial knocking-down of walls to rejoin the separate units within the home, Harry and Meghan are also understood to be adding a green energy unit for heating and water purposes, multiple fireplaces, and multiple staircases. Read More »

Jussie Smollett Has Hired Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer

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Chicago Police say that U.S. actor Jussie Smollett is suspected of filing a false police report. Detectives are gathering evidence to present to a Cook County Grand Jury, according to TMZ , and he's facing a three-year maximum sentence for the felony charges. Read More »

Amal Clooney and Serena Williams threw Meghan Markle a $270,000 baby shower

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Friends of the Duchess of Sussex have begun arriving for her baby shower in New York City . Sister-in-law Kate Middleton wasn't in attendance, however the explanation for this is clear. But this also means that the royal baby won't be attending school with his cousins in London. "But Meghan is American, and my guess is her deeply loyal posse of girlfriends will want to throw her a shower". Read More »

The Real Star of "Captain Marvel" Is Goose the Cat

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But after all that patient waiting (remember, this is Marvel we're talking about), Captain Marvel has finally landed. " Captain Marvel is an effective Avengers prequel in some ways akin to the 1st Captain America movie", Kelley wrote. Read More »

Official Samsung Galaxy S10e poster leaks ahead of official announcement

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There is also expected to be a larger Plus variant, as in previous years. Samsung's February 20 Unpacked event is mentioned on this poster, while the "Premium fun". Performance will be bumped up with the Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820, and a move to UFS 3.0 storage (up to 1TB). Even the most cheap and boring Samsung Galaxy S10e in the base with a measly 4 GB of RAM as much as estimated 57 000. Read More »

Chris Hemsworth to star as Hulk Hogan in upcoming biopic

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He was the main draw for the first WrestleMania in 1985 and was a fixture for years in its signature event, facing everyone from Andre The Giant and Randy Savage to The Rock and even company chairman Vince McMahon . On Wednesday, it was revealed Hemsworth will be portraying the iconic professional wrestler in an upcoming biopic. 'We need a serious, serious actor that knows what he's doing, ' he said. Read More »

Ariana Grande Matches Beatles Billboard Record

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He and Ariana had split in May 2018, with Grande going on to date ex-fiance Pete Davidson shortly after their break up. The quartet fell right in vocal step with each other after the initial surprise, with Grande letting the young musicians take the lead on the iconic song and even bowing down to their skills at the conclusion of their impressive performance. Read More »

We are giving away two Galaxy S10 unlocked devices and more!

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This feature, however, will only be offered on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, as the base model, which will be called Galaxy S10e , will ship with a fingerprint reader on the side. Will The Galaxy Fold Launch Today? Well, it is possible, and if that is the case, Samsung did a great job of keeping it a secret. What Else Do We Know? Well, wonder no more because hours ahead of Samsung's Unpacked event, alleged images of the " Galaxy Fold " might have just revealed the phone in ... Read More »

Trailer for HBO's Two-Part Michael Jackson Doc 'Leaving Neverland'

Since the movie premiered at Sundance last month, the film - which details allegations of abuse against Jackson - has drawn reactions from Jackson's family and the movie's director . Check out the Leaving Neverland trailer below. It is scheduled to release in March. The King of Pop's camp then argued that both Robson and Safechuck had testified during Jackson's infamous child molestation case in 2005, telling the judge that Jackson was never sexually abusive towards them. Read More »

Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' Role Cut Back Amid Increasing Skepticism About Alleged Attack

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The records show he later completed an alcohol education and treatment program and completed the terms of his sentence in May 2008. There is no footage of the attack, to Smollett's despair. He's wanted for more questioning. In a statement to CNN , Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said that a HAZMAT team had been sent to Cinespace Studios, where the show was being filmed, upon the letter's discovery. Read More »

Samsung Exits 4K Blu-ray & HD Blu-ray Player Market in US

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Still, that Samsung - which only just introduced its first 4K Blu-ray player three years ago - has chose to give up on the product is a sign that the tech could soon become a lot more niche. Samsung's last player, the UBD-M9500 4K Blu-ray player impressed with its high-quality built-in display and great multimedia features, but dwindling sales of physical media has likely spelt the end for the company's Blu-ray ventures. Read More »

Meghan Markle makes unannounced visit to America for her baby shower

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Reports by Harpers Bazaar suggest that she left England undetected to fly to NY on the 15th. But Meghan's former Suits co-stars Abigail Spencer has already been seen heading to the shower. "This will be the last time a lot of them will see Meg until after the baby is born, so it's nice to share precious moments". Jessica lives in Canada, but she reportedly arrived in NY late last week to film some style segments for Good Morning America . Read More »

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson split

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Because one of my writers was there. The 33-year-old reality star showed off her plump pout and wore her hair in a platinum bob, aiming an enigmatic stare off into the distance. Thompson infamously cheated on Kardashian the weekend before she gave birth to their daughter, True , in April of previous year. Tristan has however appeared to deny the allegations on Twitter , writing in a now-deleted tweet: FAKE NEWS'. Read More »

Lady Gaga Breaks Off Engagement With Fiancé Christian Carino

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The insider added that "relationships sometimes end" and 'there's no long dramatic story'. After much speculation , it's official: People has confirmed that Lady Gaga and her agent fiancé Christian Carino have split . "My love life has just imploded", she says. Christian was also absent from the Grammys , which raised a few eyebrows since he's been by her side as she's attended other events during this awards season. Read More »

Tip that Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

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He said the men shouted the slurs and yelled "This is MAGA country", an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again". Smollett, who is African-American and openly gay, reported he was physically attacked while he was getting a sandwich around 2 a.m. on January 29 near his home in downtown Chicago . Read More »

Miranda Lambert reveals she secretly Wednesday Brendan McLoughlin

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The surprise post came with two photos of them together - him tie-less in a tux and her in a lacy bridal gown. "My heart is full". "It was really risky, and yet my mom would spend the day taking pictures of somebody cheating - it could have been the president - and then we'd come home and she'd have cookies and milk", Lambert, 35, previously told Rolling Stone about her unconventional upbringing. Read More »

Surprise! Meghan Markle Is in NYC… Find Out Why

Jessica lives in Canada, but she reportedly arrived in NY late last week to film some style segments for Good Morning America . It's unclear if Meghan will also have a baby shower back in the UK. "This will be the last time a lot of them will see Meg until after the baby is born so it's nice to share precious moments", the source added. It's not clear whether the shower will be held at Meghan's five-star hotel, which hasn't been named for security reasons, or a different location ... Read More »

Ranveer Singh Reacts To Will Smith Praising His Performance In Gully Boy!

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Gully Boy has generated huge interest internationally. Ranveer Singh has very successfully carved a niche for himself in Bollywood in a very short time with his choices of films and his extraordinary performances. After a wonderful opening day at the box office release on Valentine's Day, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy registered a slowdown in business on Friday. Read More »

What's come out about Jussie Smollett's attack

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Police said they combed surveillance video in the heavily-monitored downtown Chicago area but were unable to find any footage of the attack. According to TMZ , Smollett " rehearsed the attack against him days before the incident and it was all staged for the camera, according to what the two brothers told police". Read More »

Jussie Smollett's Reps Gives Update That He Won't Meet with Police Today

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No matter if the threatening letter sent to Empire actor Jussie Smollett was bogus or not, whoever sent it could face jail time. I pray that Jussie has a speedy recovery [and] that justice is served. The outlet reported that at least one of the brothers worked on the show Empire with Smollett. It was unclear what he meant by "shifted". After the Police Department spent weeks saying Smollett was the victim of a possible hate crime last month in Streeterville, investigators may now ... Read More »

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 after series of huge crashes

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Kyle Busch came in second. The crashes led to almost 40 minutes of stoppage for cleanup - breaks so long race-winner Denny Hamlin claimed he twice fell asleep in his Toyota. The watermelon farmer-turned-racer wanted to persuade owner Jay Robinson to drive all 36 races this season. "From a show perspective, I think you're going to have a blanket over the cars that can win". Read More »

Ja Rule has announced plans for Fyre Fest 2.0

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Well what's insane is that Ja wants to throw a music festival for his app to promote it, not realizing the damage the documentaries on Netflix & Hulu have probably done. However, if you're craving that authentic Fyre Festival disappointment, there's an exclusive VIP ticket available for a casual £250,030. He said: 'It's not amusing to me, it's heartbreaking to me it was something that I really wanted to be special and unbelievable but it just didn't turn out that way'. Read More »

‘We need wall’ proclaims Trump in new ‘Saturday Night Live’ cold open

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Writing on Twitter , the commander-in-chief raged: 'Nothing amusing about exhausted Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! In December, Trump said that SNL and "unfair news coverage" should be "tested in courts". The faux president explained that declaring the emergency would likely lead to a challenge in court. Baldwin asked the fake media scrum if they "can all see why I have to fake this national emergency". Read More »

Rapper Says He Was ‘Definitely Targeted’ During US Arrest

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So I'm not finna just come out like, "Oh, by the way, I wasn't born here, world". "And then I was in the back of a auto and I was gone", Savage said of his arrest, noting that authorities didn't even explain why he was being taken. The rapper's lawyer Alex Spiro separately told ABC that Savage was targeted "because he's a celebrity, and they can use this as a way to send a message, and also, perhaps, because of his music". Read More »

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

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Smollett described his alleged attack in detail during a show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on February 2, telling fans he fought back against his assailants and chased them off. As the Chicago police investigation into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett enters new territory, the " Empire " actor's attorney says Smollett plans to speak with detectives as soon as Monday. Read More »