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CBS: Brothers Told Police Jussie Smollett Behind Sending Himself Hate Letter

The two men who participated in the allegedly staged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police that the singer-actor was behind “creating” a threatening letter sent to him on the set of the program, according to a report. Chicago’s local CBS affiliate, WBBM Channel 2, reports Smollett allegedly “orchestrated” the racist and homophobic assault on himself after the letter failed to evoke a large enough reaction. The development comes after ABC News reported Tuesday that the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials are investigating whether Smollett was involved in the…

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FBI Investigating Whether Jussie Smollett Involved in Sending Hate Letter to Himself

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating whether actor-singer Jussie Smollett was involved in sending a threatening letter to himself at Empire’s Chicago studio before allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself last month, according to a report. According to ABC News, FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service officials are probing the matter after two Nigerian brothers said to have helped stage the attack accused Smollett of playing a role in sending the letter. Further, ABC News reports that the letter, mailed to the studio on January 22, is undergoing an FBI crime…

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13 Celebrities Who Used Presidents Day to Bash President Trump

Hollywood celebrities from actor Jeffrey Wright to former Netflix host Chelsea Handler decided to celebrate Presidents Day by attacking President Donald Trump, calling him a criminal, a liar, and praising Obama. Rapper-actor Common celebrated former President Barack Obama, calling him “amazing.” Happy #PresidentsDay to Our amazing President! https://t.co/QxHeXBNKzF — COMMON (@common) February 18, 2019 Handler decided to thank President Trump for driving her to see a psychiatrist and to reflect on her “white privilege.” “On Presidents Day, I’d like to thank the Trump family for my awakening,” Handler said. “It…

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Kamala Harris Won’t Comment on Jussie Smollett After Calling Alleged Attack ‘Attempted Modern Day Lynching’

(AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) says she won’t comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett until an investigation is completed. Speaking to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, on Monday during her first 2020 presidential campaign trip here, Harris says that “the facts are still unfolding” and that while she is “very concerned” about Smollett’s initial allegation and that it should be taken seriously, “there should be an investigation.” She says, “I think that once the investigation is concluded, then we should all…

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Nolte: Looks Like Jussie Smollett Chose Wrong Surveillance Camera to Capture ‘Attack’

Jussie Smollett appears to have picked the wrong location for his “hate crime” to be caught on video, if we compare his Good Morning America interview to the latest reports about the two Nigerian men who say the actor-singer paid them to stage an assault. As of now, it looks as though police believe Empire star Smollett not only lied about a phony hate crime committed against him by supporters of President Trump, he also hoped to arrange for the hoax to be recorded by a surveillance camera. According to CBS Chicago, Smollett,…

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Camerota: ‘I Was Frankly Surprised How Many People Jumped on Board to Side with Jussie Smollett’

As signs are showing “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack appears to have been fabricated, CNN “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota said she was “frankly surprised” so many people believed the story from the jump. Camerota added that even her bosses at CNN advised “to pump the brakes a little bit” on commenting on the story because of its oddities. “I remember in the hours right after this happened that CNN … our bosses were advising to pump the brakes a little bit because there were things already that didn’t…

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Battles Box Office with Slowest Presidents Day Weekend in 15 Years

20th Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel led the box office for the weekend, making its expected earnings even as the overall results found it to be the slowest Presidents Day weekend for Hollywood in fifteen years. The Presidents Day weekend last year was strong with Black Panther filling seats. The top films in 2018 brought in $202 million for the weekend. But without any standout releases this year, this weekend earned a far smaller $109 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Fox hoped to make at least $30 million in domestic…

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Timeline: Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax Attack

Weeks after Empire actor Jussie Smollett made allegations that he was violently beaten by men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, placed a rope around his neck like a noose, and shouted, “This is MAGA country,” local authorities suspect Smollett of orchestrating the attack. Below is a timeline of the events beginning with Smollett’s original claims of being assaulted by men with a noose and a bleach-like liquid on February 29 at 2 AM on the below-freezing, snow-covered streets of Chicago. January 29 Smollett was hospitalized after an attack described…

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15 Celebrities Who Blamed Trump, Deplorables for Hoax Attack on Jussie Smollett

Left-wing Hollywood wasted no time in politicizing and blaming President Donald Trump and his supporters for an alleged hate crime attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett — an encounter that police now reportedly believe to have been staged. CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz reported Saturday, “Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.” CNN: Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.The sources tell CNN that the two men are…

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Ellen Page ‘Late Show’ Interview Blaming Trump and Pence for Jussie Smolett Hate Hoax Has 18 Million Views

An interview featuring actress Ellen Page blaming President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for the “hate” that led to the hoax attack against Empire star Jussie Smollett has amassed over 18 million views. Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last month, the actress took particular aim at Pence over his long-held opposition to same-sex marriage. “The vice president of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife,” Ellen Page explained. “If you are in a position of power and you hate people, and you want to cause suffering to…

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