Empire

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Empire of the drones: Terrence Howard takes us where no actor has gone before
The star of Empire, Crash and Iron Man has found a side hustle in developing new hydrogen technology for Uganda’s defence – just don’t ask him to explain it to you

Stuart Heritage

18, Jul, 2022 @4:47 PM

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‘Overwhelming’ evidence against Jussie Smollett, says prosecution in closing arguments
The Empire actor denies he falsified police reports about the alleged racist and homophobic attack in 2019

Maya Yang

08, Dec, 2021 @10:07 PM

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Jussie Smollett tells jury he paid men for training advice, not to fake attack on himself
Ex-Empire actor testifies over charges, which he denies, that he lied to Chicago police about a racist, anti-gay attack in 2019

Maya Yang and agencies

06, Dec, 2021 @10:22 PM

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Lee Daniels: ‘Studios will give you about $10 to make a black movie’
The maverick director makes the films no one else would dare to – persuading Oprah to break her acting drought, and Nicole Kidman to pee on Zac Efron. What’s his next coup?

Hadley Freeman

20, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Jussie Smollett files malicious prosecution claim against Chicago
Actor has maintained his innocence after claims his homophobic attack was staged and blames authorities for ‘emotional distress’

Guardian staff and agencies

20, Nov, 2019 @4:40 PM

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Empire: Jussie Smollett’s send-off was an imperfect – and quick – moment
Shows have struggled with ‘cancelling’ their fallen stars; the Fox show marked the departure with a small throwaway line

André Wheeler in New York

26, Sep, 2019 @11:47 PM

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TV tonight: Empire returns for the first time since the Jussie Smollett saga
The hip hop saga is back after a mid-season hiatus that packed in more drama than the show itself. Plus the Horrible Histories team have a scream in Ghosts. Here’s what to watch this evening

Gwilym Mumford, Hannah J Davies, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

15, Apr, 2019 @5:20 AM

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The Jussie Smollett saga: a look into Chicago's broken criminal justice system
Complex drama touches on issues from privilege in the legal system to the relationship between police and people of color

Eric Lutz in Chicago

30, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Jussie Smollett: Trump says FBI and justice department will review case
President tweets: ‘It is an embarrassment to our Nation!’ after Chicago prosecutors dropped charges against Empire actor

Guardian staff and agencies

28, Mar, 2019 @2:29 PM

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Jussie Smollett: why were the charges dropped and what happens next?
The Empire actor’s case file has been sealed after 16 criminal charges against him were dropped, raising a series of questions

Adam Gabbatt in New York

27, Mar, 2019 @4:46 PM

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Jussie Smollett: Chicago mayor attacks 'whitewash of justice' as charges dropped
Decision to suddenly drop 16 charges questioned as Smollett insists: ‘I have been truthful on every single level’

Erin Durkin in New York

27, Mar, 2019 @3:09 AM

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Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts over alleged false police report
Chicago grand jury returns felony indictment after Empire actor said he was victim of hate crime

Guardian staff and agencies

08, Mar, 2019 @11:13 PM

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