Trump Calls On FBI, DOJ to Investigate Jussie Smollett Case: 'It Is an Embarrassment to Our Nation'

On Thursday, President Donald Trump implored the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice to take a closer look at the “outrageous” Jussie Smollett case, referring to the Empire star’s recent legal saga as “an embarrassment to our Nation!” Trump’s tweet comes just two days after prosecutors formally dropped charges against Smollett, who on […]

Taraji P. Henson Talks Jussie Smollett's Dropped Charges: 'The Truth Prevailed'

Jussie Smollett‘s on-screen mother said she never believed he orchestrated a hate crime against himself and expressed joy Tuesday that all charges against her Empire co-star had been dropped. “I’m happy that the truth has finally been set free, because I knew it all along,” Taraji P. Henson told USA Today. “We’re all happy for […]

Empire Star Terrence Howard Defends Jussie Smollett: 'His Innocence or Judgment Is Not for Us to Decide'

Empire star Terrence Howard has broken his silence just days after TV son Jussie Smollett was arrested for allegedly staging last month’s hate-crime attack against himself. Howard initially posted a video to Instagram on Saturday night featuring Smollett with a baby. The post was captioned, “All your lil homies got you… We love the hell outta you […]

Jussie Smollett Still Has Fox's Support, Amid Reports of Cut Empire Scenes

The producers of Empire are speaking out again in the wake of reports that it is cutting back on Jussie Smollett‘s Season 5 shooting schedule as the investigation into an alleged attack of the actor — including the possibility that it may have been staged by Smollett himself — continues to unfold. In a statement […]

Jussie Smollett Addresses Attack at Concert: 'I Will Always Stand For Love'

Jussie Smollett made his first public appearance on Saturday in the wake of a horrific attack in Chicago that police are investigating as a hate crime. The Empire star went ahead with a previously scheduled concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif., where he addressed the assault, as well as his aggressors. “The most important thing I […]