Jussie Smollett among honorees during Atlanta Black Pride Weekend (photos)

Many public figures were honored during the 2022 Atlanta Black Pride Weekend‘s annual Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park over the Labor Day Weekend. This year’s honorees included Jussie Smollett, Kandi Burruss, Joseline Hernandez, Natalie Nunn and Stasha Sanchez. Smollet received the first Alvin Ailey Trailblazer Award. Burruss received the Humanitarian award; Nunn got […]

Jussie Smollett torched for appearing at the 2022 BET Awards

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett took many fans and industry contemporaries by surprise when he walked the red carpet at the 2022 BET Awards, and not everyone was happy to see him. Many took umbrage that the former “Empire” actor would have the temerity to appear at the BET Awards so soon after his conviction and […]

Jussie Smollett rages about the fake friends and ‘snakes’ in his life (video)

Now that embattled actor Jussie Smollett has been temporarily freed on bond during his conviction appeal and made his directorial debut on BET+, Smollett has the time today to call people out. In December 2021, the former “Empire” star was convicted on five of six counts of disorderly conduct for staging a fake homophobic and […]

Jussie Smollett explains why it was a must to direct ‘B-Boy Blues’ (photos)

ATLANTA –- Jussie Smollett finally made his ultimate dream come to fruition after a global pandemic and personal tumult delayed the completion of his long-anticipated romantic drama, B-Boy Blues. Smollett, who rocketed to international stardom via the blockbuster TV series series “Empire,” made his directorial debut in the film adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s bestselling […]

Jussie Smollett makes post-jail directorial debut with Mona Scott-Young

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett made his directorial and producing debut in a “bromance” film that will premiere in June 2022 during Pride Month. The former “Empire” star, who was convicted on five counts of disorderly conduct in 2022 for manufacturing a fake beatdown in Chicago in January 2019, teamed up with reality show producer Mona […]

Kendrick Lamar uses deep fake tech to speak to the culture in new video

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAPUkgeiFVY[/embedyt] Kendrick Lamar’s newest visual for “The Heart Part 5” is a scathing review of the culture and the video follows along as he morphs a list of cultural icons. O.J. Simpson, Ye West and Nipsey Hussle make appearances.

Jussie Smollett drops new song about his case

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett has appropriated his get-out-of-jail-free card to pen a song detailing aspects of his career-stunting and sensationalized felony case. The former “Empire” star released the single, “Thank You God,” which included some lyrics that directly address his conviction for orchestrating a faux beatdown in January 2019. He shared his new song with […]

The Jussie Smollett case confused ‘Empire’ director Lee Daniels (video)

Prolific filmmaker and TV show producer Lee Daniels admits he was flummoxed by the sensationalized Jussie Smollett arrest, trial and conviction because that person doesn’t resemble the “boy that I cast” and the “boy that I love.” Smollett, 39, was well into his 30’s when he was cast to play the middle son in the […]

Jussie Smollett’s lawyer files lawsuit against the Osundairo brothers

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett and his legal team got busy soon after he was granted a reprieve from time in jail pending his appeal. The former “Empire” star’s attorney has filed a lawsuit against the infamous Osundairo brothers, the Nigerian-American duo who prosecutors say helped Smollett conspire to stage a faux hate crime in January […]

Rapper says Jussie Smollett deserves jail like women who fake rape (video)

Rapper Freddie Gibbs definitely supports the judge throwing Jussie Smollett in jail after he was convicted of concocting a fake beatdown in January 2019. Gibbs was tracked down by a TMZ paparazzi who asked him if it was fair that Smollett got a longer jail stint than some of the people who participated in the […]

Jussie Smollett is being let out of prison

The former ‘Empire’ star will be freed on bond while he appeals his guilt after being convicted of lying about being a victim of a racist and homophobic attack last week in Chicago. This comes after the 39-year-old actor was sentenced to 150 days in prison and $140,000 in fines and restitution by Judge James […]

Why Jussie Smollett demanding immediate release from jail

Disgraced TV star Jussie Smollett is demanding the court release him from jail with all deliberate speed due to three significant mitigating circumstances. Smollett, 39, said the conditions inside the Cook County Jail in Chicago are rife with dangers, not just to his personal safety, but also to his health. The “Empire” actor’s attorneys filed […]

Taraji P. Henson invokes Emmett Till while discussing Jussie Smollett case

Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson wove the name of Emmett Till into her soliloquy about the jail sentence given to her former fellow “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. Most of Smollett’s siblings have spoken out in vehemence against his guilty verdict on five of six felony charges of disorderly conduct and a subsequent sentence that […]

Jussie Smollett’s brother is furious the actor’s been put in jail psyche ward

Jussie Smollett’s older brother, Jocqui Smollett, is furious that his brother has been allegedly placed in the  ward of the Cook County Jail in Chicago against his will.  The older brother took to Jussie Smollett’s Instagram page where he told his 4.4 million Instagram followers that he is angry about the jail officials’ decision. “So […]

Smollett siblings, Jazz and Jocqui, insist their brother is innocent

Jussie Smollett‘s sister has branded his court case a “miscarriage of justice.” The former “Empire” star was found guilty of five felony counts of disorderly conduct in December after lying to police, claiming to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in March 2019 and on Thursday, the 39-year-old actor was jailed for […]

Jussie Smollett sentenced

Jussie Smollett, whose meteoric rise and spectacular fall occurred while starring on the series juggernaut “Empire,” during which time he staged a fake hate crime, has been sentenced by a Cook County, Illinois, judge. Cook County Associate Judge James Linn sentenced Smollett to 150 days in the Cook County Jail and 30 months probation. He has […]

Jussie Smollett demanding new trial or not guilty verdict

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett has filed legal paperwork demanding a new trial or a not guilty verdict after he was convicted of lying about being the victim of a homophobic and racist attack. In documents obtained by NBC News, the 83-page statement says that Smollett believes his Constitutional rights were compromised when his legal team […]

Former police chief says Jussie Smollett could have avoided arrest

It seems unfathomable today, but Jussie Smollett could have avoided being arrested as well as enduring the public humiliation, the widespread condemnation, the exile from Hollywood and being convicted of several felonies in a court of law. All Smollett had to do was apologize. At least that’s what former Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson asserts. […]

Jussie Smollett juror gives reasons for actor’s conviction

One of the jurors in the sensationalized Jussie Smollett trial explained why the panel found the former “Empire” actor guilty on five of six felony charges related to staging his own beating. Smollett, 39, was initially charged by the special prosecutor with six counts of disorderly conduct. This is in relation to telling the police […]

Jussie Smollett found guilty

Jussie Smollett has been found guilty of staging a fake racist and anti-gay attack in Chicago and then lying about it to the police. The jury decided that Smollett is guilty on five out of the six felony charges of disorderly conduct charges after deliberating for nine hours over a two-day period. Smollett, 39, now […]