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Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”

  • Deadline
Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”
As Chicago police declare a significant shift in “the trajectory of the investigation” of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett nearly three weeks ago, the attorneys for the Empire star has come out swinging tonight in his defense.

“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” said defense lawyers Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson in a statement obtained by Deadline.

He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack,” the Chicago-based attorneys add of the supposed assault in the early hours of January 29. “Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.” (Read The Full Statement Below)

Earlier Saturday, a law enforcement official close to the Chicago
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Richard E. Grant on How to Survive Awards Season With Flair

  • Variety
Richard E. Grant on How to Survive Awards Season With Flair
An Oscar would certainly be nice, but Richard E. Grant doesn’t need a golden statue to walk away from this awards season as a winner.

The 61-year-old actor landed his first Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Jack Hock, the loyal accomplice of author-turned-literary-forger Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) in the biopic “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Unlike most actors who become jaded by the grind that comes with awards season — its punishing schedule of screenings, interviews on late-night shows, and grip and grins — Grant isn’t taking a single moment for granted.

Instead, the veteran is fully embracing the ride, using the long hours spent at industry events as a chance to mingle with his favorite celebrities and meet fans. His social media platforms have become an endearing window into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, one that lets his 200,000 followers accompany him as he navigates through the
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Kate Beckinsale Slams Troll for Questioning Her Dating Choices After Stepping Out with Pete Davidson

Kate Beckinsale Slams Troll for Questioning Her Dating Choices After Stepping Out with Pete Davidson
Another day, another Internet troll that Kate Beckinsale has hilariously shut down.

Weeks after the British actress stepped out with Pete Davidson — first, at a Golden Globes afterparty and later, at his stand up comedy show — Beckinsale, 45, slammed another Instagram user who criticized her for her rumored romance with Davidson.

On Saturday, Beckinsale shared a close-up selfie to Instagram with only a portion of her face showing.

She captioned the shot with, “Here’s what I got from five years of biology class : ‘mollusc’ is Latin for ‘soft flesh’ and how to identify and label a urethra. Neither has
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Mandy Moore Reflects on Ryan Adams Marriage: "I Was So Lonely, So Sad"

Mandy Moore Reflects on Ryan Adams Marriage:
Mandy Moore is speaking up once again about her marriage to Ryan Adams just days after the The New York Times published an explosive exposé about him. The This Is Us star appeared on Marc Maron's podcast Wtf where she talked about her career, relationships and more. According to Pitchfork, Moore and Maron recorded the podcast before the Times article came out, but her statements about her ex-husband mirror what she said in the most recent story as well as previous interviews. Maron's podcasts are known for their very raw, uncensored and oftentimes emotional content. Her interview was no different. Moore and Adams wed in 2009 and finalized their...
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Jussie Smollett Deserves Jail If He Rehearsed 'Attack,' Says 'Shahs' Star

  • TMZ
Jussie Smollett Deserves Jail If He Rehearsed 'Attack,' Says 'Shahs' Star
Jussie Smollett's going from "Empire" star to "punk ass bitch," If it turns out he staged the homophobic, racist "attack" -- so says Reza Farahan who adds ... an apology won't be nearly enough payback. We got the "Shahs of Sunset" star out Monday in L.A. and he didn't pull a single punch in his assessment of the latest Jussie news. Reza tore him to pieces as soon as we brought up the story
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks About Her Post-Surgery Condition at Reagan Airport

  • TMZ
As you know, Rbg missed 2 weeks of oral argument at the High Court after going under the knife for lung cancer. She's doing markedly better than January 9, when she was seen getting in her car after surgery, and since that time she's been given a clean bill of health. She's 85, and has said as long as she can approach her job with full steam, she's not going anywhere.
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Floyd Mayweather Rocks Head-To-Toe Gucci But Disables Comments

  • TMZ
Floyd Mayweather is Tripling Down on Gucci ... rocking the brand from neck-to-toe -- but he ain't about to hear comments on the matter -- dude disabled 'em from his social media!!! Gucci has faced major criticism over the past month after the apparel giant released a sweater that many called "racist" because it appears to be blackface -- but Floyd's still riding with them. Mayweather backed them on a massive shopping spree last week ... he
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T-Pain Takes Beach Ball to the Face During Performance, Walks Off Stage

  • TMZ
T-Pain Takes Beach Ball to the Face During Performance, Walks Off Stage
T-Pain ain't down for shots to the face -- even if it's just a beach ball -- and his fans definitely know that now after he abruptly pulled the plug on a weekend concert. We got this video from his Sunday set at the Bbyo (B'Nai B'Rith Youth Org.) Convention in Denver, and you see him rapping "Bartender" as the beach ball comes flying through the air, bouncing off the side of his dome! It definitely looked funny,
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90 Day Fiancé's Larissa Dos Santos Lima Reveals She Has a New Boyfriend 1 Month After Divorce Filing

There's a new man in Larissa Dos Santos Lima's life! The 90 Day Fiancé star revealed on Instagram that she's quite smitten, but she has yet to publicly reveal his identity. A 90 Day Fiancé fan page posted screenshots from Larissa's recent Instagram Q&A, where she discussed some details about her beau, including some physical descriptors. One fan congratulated the reality TV star on her "major upgrade." She replied, "Thank you. He is like a dream." She also said he is "very private and not into social media," so his introduction on her social media pages may take a bit. "I'll try to keep him out of public eyes for a while," she...
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Jordan Peele Ushers Us to a New Dimension in the Spooky Teaser For The Twilight Zone

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When CBS announced the brand-new reboot of The Twilight Zone quite some time ago, the network had already attached Jordan Peele as an executive producer. But thanks to the new ad that dropped during the Super Bowl, we've been able to catch a glimpse of the horror auteur in his other role for the series: as the even-keeled host of the show itself, just like the original's Rod Serling. The new teaser is appropriately creepy, setting up the strange multiverse we've come to expect from the mysterious show. Did the Super Bowl really happen, or was it just a figment of our imaginations?! We'll find out when the reboot drops on April 1. In the meantime, you can check out the star-packed cast and scour the teaser for Easter eggs.
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Jussie Smollett Mocked in Racist Parody Movie Posters

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Jussie Smollett Mocked in Racist Parody Movie Posters
Jussie Smollett is now the face of racist parody movie posters that have sprung up in Los Angeles in the wake of his alleged attack in Chicago and an unraveling narrative. At least two posters popped up Monday at a bus station near Fox Studios in Century City, which feature Jussie's mug photoshopped onto the backdrop of posters for "BlacKkKlansman" and "Black Panther." Both mock claims Jussie made about the alleged attack. The "Black Panther
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Draymond Green Proposed to Gf With $300k Diamond Ring

  • TMZ
Draymond Green Proposed to Gf With $300k Diamond Ring
Draymond Green spared no expense when he proposed to his girlfriend last month -- TMZ Sports has learned the ring he used to pop the question is worth $300,000!!! Remember, Warriors coach Steve Kerr accidentally broke the news a few weeks ago that Green got engaged to actress and "Basketball Wives" regular Hazel Renee ... but now, we've got deets. There was a helicopter. There was a yacht. Oh yeah, and a big ass ring. Turns out,
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Meghan Markle Is Reportedly Celebrating Her Baby Shower in NYC - Here's What We Know

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Meghan Markle Is Reportedly Celebrating Her Baby Shower in NYC - Here's What We Know
Meghan Markle is back on American soil! After a handful of glamorous royal engagements with Prince Harry in London, the Duchess of Sussex is reportedly enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation in New York City. According to Harper's Bazaar, Meghan flew across the pond on Friday, Feb. 15, to spend five nights in the Big Apple and celebrate her baby shower with close friends before welcoming her first child in late April. "It's been a relaxing visit," a source told Harper's. "Nothing beats face time with your friends. Meg will be flying home refreshed and relaxed - and with a lot of new baby clothes." Aww! Read on to learn all the details we know about the royal mom-to-be's baby shower and fun-filled girls' trip.

Related: Watch Out, 2019: Meghan Markle Is Just Getting Started

What She's Been Up to in NYC

The duchess has mostly been kicking her feet up
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10 New Celebrity Memoirs You Need to Add to Your 2019 Reading List

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If you want an inside peak into the lives of celebrities, the only thing better than social media and reality TV is a no-holds-barred celebrity memoir. Divulging never-before-heard anecdotes, sage advice, and plenty of inspiration, celebrity memoirs can make for some of the most entertaining reads - and, better yet, a lot of them are actually incredibly well-written. If you've ever wondered what your favorite celebrities were like before they had a million Instagram followers, read on to see who is releasing a juicy memoir in 2019.

Related: 28 Buzzy Books to Read This Spring
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Katie Holmes Shares Sweet Photo of Daughter Suri Cruise Taking in a Snowy Mountain View

Katie Holmes Shares Sweet Photo of Daughter Suri Cruise Taking in a Snowy Mountain View
Katie Holmes is enjoying some quality time with her daughter Suri!

On Sunday, Holmes, 40, shared a rare photo of Suri, 12, who she parents with ex-husband Tom Cruise.

“‘No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself,'” Holmes captioned the black-and-white shot on Instagram, quoting English writer Virginia Woolf.

In the photo, Suri can be seen — alongside a friend — with her back turned, looking over a frosted mountain view.

Holmes and her little girl have been enjoying a lot of time in the snow recently.

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“No need to hurry.
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Why Khloe Kardashian Finds It "Annoying" When People Criticize Her Long Nails

Why Khloe Kardashian Finds It
Khloe Kardashian loves her nails and that's all there is to it. The 34-year-old and some of her sisters—namely Kylie Jenner—love flaunting their perfectly manicured nails on social media. Cardi B needs to be added here too, despite not being an official KarJenner. After all, she revealed she spends at least $200 on nails and that clearly didn't include her Swarovski crystal-clad manicure in her epic Super Bowl commercial. From white to light pink to red, Khloe's nails have a life of their own on Instagram and people are taking notice. Not all of them are happy about it. On Saturday, the Good American founder shared an Instagram picture of her new matte red manicure, which was very...
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Travis Scott Thanks Wrong City During Astroworld Concert in Kansas City

  • TMZ
Sorry, Travis Scott -- something tells us you're not in Kansas City anymore -- which is info he coulda used before his Astroworld tour made a stop ... in St. Louis! Oops. The hilarious blunder went down Sunday night as he was wrapping up his gig at Sprint Center. The crowd was roaring and fireworks were going off before Trav shot off, "St. Louis, I love you. Get home safe." Nice sentiment, but a bit misplaced
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Ufc's Vicente Luque's Face Is Wedding Planner's Nightmare After Barberena Fight

  • TMZ
Normally, Ufc fighter Vicente Luque wouldn't give two craps how his face looked after going to war in the Octagon -- but this time it's different, he's getting Married next month!  Luque was the winner of that Insane 3-round brawl with Bryan Barberena on "Ufc on ESPN 1" on Sunday night ... a fight that was so violent, each guy won a $50,000 fight of the night bonus!  Luque tells TMZ Sports ... he was in A Lot of
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Derek Shepherd's Fourth Sister, Kate, Is Joining Grey's Anatomy - Here's Who's Playing Her!

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Derek Shepherd's Fourth Sister, Kate, Is Joining Grey's Anatomy - Here's Who's Playing Her!
Even though it feels like we're constantly saying goodbye to cast members on Grey's Anatomy, at least the show keeps finding ways of bringing new and exciting characters on board. Case in point: Derek Shepherd's fourth sister, Kathleen Shepherd, who will be joining the long-running ABC medical drama before you know it!

We've known about the arrival of Kathleen (aka Kate) since early February, but now we also know who's going to be playing her: Amy Acker. Deadline reports that the Gifted actress has signed on for a guest-starring role in the upcoming Amelia-centric episode. If you don't watch Fox's The Gifted, then you likely recognize Acker from her roles in shows like Person of Interest, MacGyver, and Suits. Although the exact date for the episode that she's going to appear in has yet to be announced, there are a few other details regarding Kathleen's arrival to obsess over in the meantime.
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Anthony Hamilton Says NBA Wanted No Surprises on National Anthem Rendition

  • TMZ
Anthony Hamilton says the NBA wanted a pre-screening of his All-Star game National Anthem performance -- most likely to avoid another Fergie-ish disaster. Anthony came on "TMZ Live" to break down the reasons why he sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" the way he did -- which got rave reviews Sunday night ahead of the tip-off. Ah says Colin Kaepernick actually played a role in how he arranged it. Check out his explanation ... it's interesting, especially
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