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Jussie Smollett debuts as director with B-Boy Blues, adaptation of James Earl Hardy's novel
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Jussie Smollett debuts as director with B-Boy Blues, adaptation of James Earl Hardy's novel

B-Boy Blues follows the relationship that develops between 27-year-old journalist Mitchell Crawford and Raheim Rivers

Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem Lyon in Empire, arrested in Arizona for domestic violence
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Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem Lyon in Empire, arrested in Arizona for domestic violence

Bryshere Gray refused to leave his home when police arrived but was arrested after SWAT and crisis negotiators intervened.

Brothers who helped Jussie Smollett in staging racist attack agree to cooperate again, after backing out
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Brothers who helped Jussie Smollett in staging racist attack agree to cooperate again, after backing out

The brothers, who initially said they were done cooperating with prosecutors in the Jussie Smollett case, changed their minds after a 9mm handgun seized during a search of their home last year, which had gone missing, was located again.

Jussie Smollett's lawsuit against city of Chicago alleging malicious prosecution dismissed by US federal judge
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Jussie Smollett's lawsuit against city of Chicago alleging malicious prosecution dismissed by US federal judge

A US federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by former Empire actor Jussie Smollett who accused the city of Chicago of malicious prosecution in concluding that his claim to having been the victim of a racist and homophobic beating was a hoax.

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored felony charges of staging racist, homophobic attack in Chicago
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Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored felony charges of staging racist, homophobic attack in Chicago

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on 24 February to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phony attack was real.

Jussie Smollett faces charges on six felony counts of disorderly conduct, lying to police in Chicago
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Jussie Smollett faces charges on six felony counts of disorderly conduct, lying to police in Chicago

Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself

Jussie Smollett's plea to dismiss lawsuit claiming $130,000 from actor for staging attack dismissed by court
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Jussie Smollett's plea to dismiss lawsuit claiming $130,000 from actor for staging attack dismissed by court

The police conducted an exhaustive investigation that included nearly 1,900 hours of overtime as they looked into Jussie Smollett's claim that he was beaten by two masked men on a downtown Chicago

Days after Jussie Smollett's exit, Fox cancels Empire; show to wrap up after season 6
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Days after Jussie Smollett's exit, Fox cancels Empire; show to wrap up after season 6

Fox is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by canceling eight shows and adding 10 new ones; among the ones cancelled are Empire and Stars

Empire showrunner Brett Mahoney on filming season six without actor Jussie Smollett
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Empire showrunner Brett Mahoney on filming season six without actor Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett's character Jamal Lyon was also written off from the final two episodes of Empire season 5.

Jussie Smollett will not return to season 6 of Empire, announces Fox Entertainment
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Jussie Smollett will not return to season 6 of Empire, announces Fox Entertainment

Fox Entertainment on 30 April said that Jussie Smollett will not return to his series Empire next season in the wake of allegations by Chicago officials the actor lied about a racially motivated attack.

Donald Trump objects to Jussie Smollett's 'It's a MAGA country' statement, calls him a 'third rate actor'
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Donald Trump objects to Jussie Smollett's 'It's a MAGA country' statement, calls him a 'third rate actor'

Jussie Smollett in January claimed that he was attacked by two masked men who yelled racial slurs against him as he was gay and black

Jussie Smollett sued by Chicago city to recover investigation cost of alleged hate crime
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Jussie Smollett sued by Chicago city to recover investigation cost of alleged hate crime

Jussie Smollett had reported that masked men beat him up on 29 January in Chicago, shouting slurs and wrapping a rope around his neck.

Jussie Smollett to be sued by Chicago after missing deadline to repay police $130,000 for alleged hate crime hoax
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Jussie Smollett to be sued by Chicago after missing deadline to repay police $130,000 for alleged hate crime hoax

Chicago city says Jussie Smollett will be sued for failing to pay the reimbursement for investigating what officials say was a staged attack by him.

Jussie Smollett's charges dropped; Chicago mayor calls decision a 'whitewash of justice'
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Jussie Smollett's charges dropped; Chicago mayor calls decision a 'whitewash of justice'

Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career.

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to 16 felony charges over lying to police about alleged racist attack
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Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to 16 felony charges over lying to police about alleged racist attack

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct.

Ellen Page on Jussie Smollett investigation: Must not lose sight of violence faced by LGBTQ community everyday
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Ellen Page on Jussie Smollett investigation: Must not lose sight of violence faced by LGBTQ community everyday

Ellen Page opened up about the developments in the Jussie Smollett investigation in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter.

Jussie Smollett's scenes from Empire's final episodes to be cut following felony charges of disorderly conduct
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Jussie Smollett's scenes from Empire's final episodes to be cut following felony charges of disorderly conduct

Jussie Smollett’s character on Empire will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago

Jussie Smollett: From survivor of 'hate crime' to alleged hoaxer, a timeline of events surrounding Empire actor
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Jussie Smollett: From survivor of 'hate crime' to alleged hoaxer, a timeline of events surrounding Empire actor

The latest twist in a weeks-long saga has seen 36-year-old Jussie Smollett, the gay African-American actor who stars on Fox music industry drama Empire, go from victim to suspect after he reported an assault late last month.

Jussie Smollett released on bail worth $1mn a day after arrest; actor returns on sets of Fox show Empire
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Jussie Smollett released on bail worth $1mn a day after arrest; actor returns on sets of Fox show Empire

Jussie Smollett was arrested and placed in custody following charges of felony disorderly conduct.

Jussie Smollett arrested, placed in police custody after filing false report of alleged racist attack
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Jussie Smollett arrested, placed in police custody after filing false report of alleged racist attack

Charges against Jussie Smollett emerged on the same day that detectives and two brothers who were earlier deemed suspects testified before a grand jury