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Newly Appointed Special Prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett Case Will Reinvestigate the Actor’s Infamous Tale and the Saga That Followed

Jussie SmollettPhoto: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty) Talk about making a federal case out of something. A Chicago judge on Friday appointed a former U.S. attorney—a fed, y’all—as special prosecutor to investigate what one guesses should be referred to as “Jussie Smollett-gate.” Sigh. According to the Chicago Tribune, on Friday, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed Dan […]

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Taraji P. Henson Is Victimized by Identity Thief Said to Have Made Off With At Least $12,000 in Ill-Gotten Gains

Taraji P. Henson at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Feb. 23, 2019. Henson is the victim of an identity thief whom prosecutors say stole thousands of dollars in the Empire star’s name.Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty) Maybe a Chicago mom thought she actually was the sometimes criminally inclined Cookie Lyon of TV’s Empire. […]

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Jussie Smollett Case Crusader Files Court Papers Challenging Fitness of Actor’s Lawyers

Jussie Smollett appearing at a court hearing in Chicago on March 14, 2019, with his attorney Tina GlandianPhoto: E. Jason Wambsgans-Pool (Getty) In a case that just won’t seem to die, lawyers for Jussie Smollett filed court papers Thursday to answer a charge that they are not legally allowed to practice in the state of […]

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Empire’s Bryshere Gray Is the Latest Castmember to Get Into a (Minor) Dustup With Chicago Law Enforcement

Photo: Roy Rochlin (Getty) Is Chi-Town coming for those Empire boys? It’s a question now that a second member of the Fox TV show’s cast has apparently gotten into a little trouble with the law. According to TMZ, actor Bryshere Gray, who plays baby boy Hakeem Lyon on the show, was arrested in Chicago on a […]

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Unsealed Documents in Jussie Smollett Case Reveal Cops Were Told in Advance a Deal Was in the Works

Jussie Smollett after a court appearance in Chicago, March 26, 2019Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty) Chicago prosecutors told police a deal with Jussie Smollett was probable about a month before all charges against him were formally dropped, according to documents found within hundreds of pages of investigative records released to the public by Chicago police Thursday. […]

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