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  1. the law
    Judge Approves Special Prosecutor to Examine Handling of Jussie Smollett CaseJudge Michael Toomin points to “unprecedented irregularities” as reason to investigate the probe.
  2. in conversation
    Lee Daniels on the End of Empire, Woke Culture, and Why Precious Was a ComedyPrecisely what his post-Empire career will look like isn’t certain, but the perennially restless director is nurturing a number of seedlings.
  3. crime
    Chicago Police Have Released Jussie Smollett’s Manager’s 911 Call“He was cool, he didn’t want me to call you guys.”
  4. the empire strikes back
    Jussie Smollett Will Not Return To Empire After AllLee Daniels confirmed the news.
  5. goodbyes
    Empire Will Fall After Its Sixth SeasonAnd don’t expect Jussie Smollett to be there.
  6. spoilers
    How Empire Left the Door Open for Jussie Smollett’s ReturnAfter being written out of the last two episodes of season five, Jamal Lyon may still have a part to play in next season’s family drama.
  7. don't call it a comeback
    Empire Renewed for Season 6, But ‘No Plans’ for Jussie Smollett to ReturnJamal is out … for now.
  8. lawsuits
    The City of Chicago Is Suing Jussie SmollettThe city is seeking over $130,000 for in police overtime and court costs.
  9. the law
    All Your Questions About Jussie Smollett’s Charges Being Dropped, AnsweredProsecutors dropped all charges against the Empire actor, inviting backlash over how the high-profile case was handled. Here’s how we got here.
  10. the law
    Hollywood Reacts to Jussie Smollett Being Cleared of Criminal Charges“TOLD YALL.”
  11. the law
    Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Lying to PoliceHis next court date is in April.
  12. the law
    Jussie Smollett Indicted on 16 Felony Counts by Grand JuryThe charges have expanded.
  13. the smollett case
    Terrence Howard Is Siding With His ‘Son’ Jussie Smollett“Stay in your lane.”
  14. the industry
    Jussie Smollett’s Empire Character Might Be RecastThe show is reportedly weighing many options.
  15. last night on late night
    Bill Maher Knows Fox News Will Feast on This Jussie Smollett Story for Years“It proves their stupid theory that racism is a hoax.”
  16. the law
    Jussie Smollett and the Court of Public OpinionThis story is exceedingly abnormal, and it’s drawing the worst out of many of us, but it doesn’t speak for us either.
  17. empire
    What Empire Might Look Like Without Jussie SmollettIf the series must move forward without Smollett, writing out his character Jamal Lyon wouldn’t be hard, but it would be a major loss.
  18. the law
    Prosecutors Lay Out How Jussie Smollett Allegedly Planned His Own AttackThe Empire star rehearsed the assault with his accomplices, according to court documents.
  19. crime
    Empire Cuts Jussie Smollett From Last Two Episodes of the Season“While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system.”
  20. the law
    Jussie Smollett Returns to the Set of Empire“I wanted to say I’m sorry and, you know me, I would never do this to any of you, you are my family. I swear to God, I did not do this.”
  21. crime
    Sources: Jussie Smollett Made ‘Zero Rumblings’ About His Empire PayThe Empire star allegedly staged his attack because he was unhappy with his salary. But he didn’t voice his displeasure to bosses, sources say.
  22. investigtations
    Empire Is ‘Evaluating’ Options in Wake of Jussie Smollett Arrest20th Century Fox Television has released a new statement.
  23. crime
    Jussie Smollett Reportedly Rehearsed Attack Days Before It HappenedAccording to CBS, he paid the brothers $3,500 to carry out the attack.
  24. assault
    Potential Suspect in Jussie Smollett Attack Appeared on EmpireTwo men, brothers, have been identified as potential suspects and have been brought in for questioning.
  25. assault
    Jussie Smollett Details Assault, Says Attackers Yelled ‘This Is MAGA Country’“Punches me right in the face. So, I punched his ass back.”
  26. recovery
    Jussie Smollett Returns to Stage Days After Attack: ‘I Will Only Stand for Love’“I had to be here tonight.”
  27. crime
    Jussie Smollett Says ‘I’m OK’ After Racist, Homophobic AttackHe says it “should not be looked upon as an isolated incident.”
  28. crime
    Empire’s Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Racist, Homophobic Attack in ChicagoPolice are investigating.
  29. homophobia
    CNN Can’t Find Kevin Hart’s Apologies, Either“That is a reality for many little boys in the United States. Somewhere, a black dad is beating his black son.”
  30. overnights
    Empire Recap: Me, Myself, and LuciousFinally, an answer to the question: Who else is a recording artist at Empire Records?
  31. overnights
    Empire Recap: Who Is Lucious Lyon?Amnesia Lucious is not carrying his weight.
  32. overnights
    Empire Recap: Memory LaneRemember when this show was vaguely about music?
  33. overnights
    Empire Season-Premiere Recap: The Big Bang“I’m Cookie Lyon. I’m unforgettable.”
  34. The Story Behind Insecure’s Prime-time Soap-Parody Due NorthThe show-within-a-show stars Regina Hall and Scott Foley.
  35. casting couch
    Forest Whitaker Is Joining Empire in a Recurring RoleThe Oscar winner will play a music icon with ties to Lucious Lyon.
  36. overnights
    Empire Season Finale Recap: Who?That was a legitimately great twist.
  37. overnights
    Empire Recap: Ocean’s Fifty-ElevenIt was only a matter of time until Empire pulled off a legit heist.
  38. overnights
    Empire Recap: Last Name, LyonDamn, Nia Long.
  39. overnights
    Empire Recap: Drop It Like It’s HotHow hasn’t Snoop Dogg appeared on this show before?
  40. overnights
    Empire Recap: The (Nia) Long ConCookie, let those two trash fires burn hot together. You are seriously better off.
  41. overnights
    Empire Recap: Happy Birthday, Hakeem!Oh, someone is definitely getting shot by the end of this season.
  42. overnights
    Empire Recap: The Devil’s ChordHow many more guest stars can Empire throw at us?
  43. overnights
    Empire Recap: Batter UpCookie has officially declared war against Lucious.
  44. casting couch
    Demi Moore Will Play a Treacherous Nurse With a Dark Past on EmpireShe’ll first appear in the season three finale.
  45. spinoffs
    Lee Daniels Discusses an Empire SpinoffJust a reminder: Star is not an Empire spinoff.
  46. season renewals
    Fox Renews Empire, Picks Up The MickLong may Cookie rule.
  47. year in culture 2016
    29 Very Black Things That Happened on TV in 2016Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance, Atlanta’s Juneteenth episode, and so much more.
  48. overnights
    Empire Recap: Follow the MoneyTakeem is the absolute worst couple name.
  49. overnights
    Empire Recap: The Fashion Show“The Unkindest Cut” is a stunner of an episode.
  50. overnights
    Empire Recap: Guess Who’s Coming to DinnerWelcome to Empire, Phylicia Rashad!
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