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2015 American television series

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Empire (2015 TV series): 2015 American television series
Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong for Fox. It is a joint production by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television and syndicated by 20th Television. Although it is filmed in Chicago, the show is set in New York. The series centers on the fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of it.


Jussie Smollett Fights Appointment of Special Prosecutor

The “Empire” actor’s lawyers want a new judge to decide on whether an investigator should revisit charges that he staged a hate crime.
NYTimes.com - Published

New video from Jussie Smollett hate crime case released

New video from the Jussie Smollett hate crime case shows what appears to be a noose around the "Empire" actor's neck. Video from a Chicago police body camera was taken inside Smollett's home in..
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Video shows Jussie Smollett with 'noose' around neck after reporting alleged attack [Video]Video shows Jussie Smollett with 'noose' around neck after reporting alleged attack

Chicago police have released hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men - including video footage of the Empire actor wearing a thin white rope..

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New police video shows Jussie Smollett with rope around neck

Chicago police have released hundreds of files from the investigation into the "Empire" actor's alleged hate crime hoax
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Judge allows probe over dropped charges in Jussie Smollett case

A special prosecutor would have the authority to bring new charges against the "Empire" actor if there are "reasonable grounds" to do so
CBS News - Published

Jussie Smollett incident isn't over: Chicago judge appoints special prosecutor to investigate

A Cook County judge appointed a special prosecutor to probe the decision to drop charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
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Jussie Smollett scandal left 'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels feeling 'beyond embarrassed'

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels is "embarrassed" about the Jussie Smollett scandal. But he still wants to believe the actor: "I love him so much."
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Chicago police release 911 calls from night Jussie Smollett claims he was attacked

Chicago police on Wednesday released two 911 calls from the night in January when Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked. In one of the recordings, an unidentified caller said he worked for Smollett..
CBS News - Published

Chicago releases Smollett incident 911 calls

The city of Chicago released two 911 calls made after "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack. An unidentified man made both calls. He said he worked for..
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Jussie Smollett: Timeline since "Empire" actor reported Chicago attack

The alleged attack of the "Empire" actor sprawled into a saga longer and stranger than anyone could have guessed
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'Empire' star Jussie Smollett's 911 calls released: 'They put a noose around his neck'

A couple of 911 calls from the night of Jussie Smollett's alleged attack have been released.
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Smollett's days on "Empire" over, series co-creator says

Lee Daniels says actor won't be returning; charges that Smollett faked hate crime have been dropped but controversies continue
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'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels says Jussie Smollett will not return for final season

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels took to Twitter Tuesday to counter a Variety report that speculated Jussie Smollett would return for the final season.
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"Empire" actor facing felony criminal charges; Meghan Markle's bumping baby shower
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Jussie Smollett bought drugs from the brothers who staged alleged attack, documents show

New texts released by the Chicago police show Smollett discussing drugs with the brothers who accused the "Empire" actor of paying them to stage an attack on him.
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Judge rules to unseal records in Jussie Smollett case

A Chicago judge ordered records in the Jussie Smollett case to be unsealed. The judge said the "Empire" actor forfeited his rights to keep the case sealed by speaking to the media after prosecutors..
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Fox renews 'Empire,' but leaves Jussie Smollett's future on the show in doubt

The series will be back but at this time producers say "there are no plans" for Jussie Smollett's Jamal Lyon to return to "Empire."
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Jussie Smollett will not return to "Empire" next season

Chicago police accused the 36-year-old actor of orchestrating a racist and homophobic attack against himself in late January
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President Trump slams 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett as a 'third-rate actor'

President Donald Trump is taking a shot at "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, again, for referencing MAGA country.
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Osundairo brothers sue Jussie Smollett's attorneys

The brothers involved in an alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett are suing the "Empire" actor's attorneys for defamation. According to CBS Chicago, Ola and Abel Osundairo are accusing Mark Geragos..
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Brothers sue Smollett's lawyers for defamation

Two brothers who said they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself are suing the "Empire" actor's attorneys for defamation. (April 23)
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Jussie Smollett case: Brothers accused of carrying out attack sue actor's legal team for defamation

The two brothers who say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett paid them to stage his Jan. 29 assault announced that they are filing a federal defamation lawsuit against his legal team, including celebrity..
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Jussie Smollett purposely misled police by saying assailants were white, lawsuit alleges

"Empire” actor Jussie Smollett purposely attempted to mislead police by falsely describing the men who he said attacked him on a cold January night as white men, the city of Chicago claimed in a..
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Chicago preparing to sue Jussie Smollett

Chicago officials say they're preparing to sue "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to make him pay for the investigation of his alleged hoax. Smollett claims he was beaten in January by two men yelling..
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Jussie Smollett fallout: Suburban Chicago police chiefs call on prosecutor Kim Foxx to resign

A group of suburban Chicago police chiefs as well as the Chicago police union on Thursday called on Kim Foxx, the Chicago-area prosecutor whose office abruptly dropped charges against “Empire”..
USATODAY.com - Published

Jussie Smollett case: City of Chicago to sue actor over alleged hoax attack

The city of Chicago will sue “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to claw back more than $130,000 to cover overtime costs of investigating what authorities say was a staged racist, homophobic  attack,..
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Chris Rock rips Jussie Smollett: "What the hell was he thinking?"

Comedian Chris Rock takes verbal jabs at "Empire" actor at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards
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'SNL' mocks Jussie Smollett in sketch that doubts his innocence. Did they go too far?

With host Sandra Oh playing Jussie Smollett's manager, "SNL" imagined a tense meeting between the "Empire" star and Fox execs. Twitter was not impressed.
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Chicago mayor says Trump rhetoric partly to blame for Smollett's alleged behavior

Chicago leaders are demanding "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pay the city to cover the costs of the investigation into his alleged attack. They are seeking $130,000 from Smollett. Prosecutors are also..
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Jussie Smollett Case Dropped: Chicago's Mayor Says 'It's Just Not Right'

jussie smollett case dropped: chicago's mayor says 'it's just not right'
by Alice Monroe - In a dramatic reversal, Empire actor Jussie Smollett has found himself free from court, having had all criminal charges levied against him dropped earlier this week. The star had..
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Jussie Smollett investigation was costly. Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will make 'Empire' actor pay

Chicago will attempt to force “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to pay for the police investigation of what investigators say was a staged attack orchestrated by the actor, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
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The Jussie Smollett Case: Key Questions

The convoluted affair surrounding one of the stars of the television series “Empire” has taken many surprising turns. Though the charges against him have been dropped, the story is far from over.
NYTimes.com - Published

Jussie Smollett is nominated for an NAACP Award, and host Anthony Anderson hopes he wins

Jussie Smollett is nominated for an NAACP Image Award this weekend. Host Anthony Anderson says he hopes the disgraced "Empire" actor wins.
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Legal expert: Smollett case taken over by politics

Questions persist about what made prosecutors abandon the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.
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Chicago top prosecutor defends staff decision to drop Jussie Smollett charges

Jussie Smollett's legal team is accusing Chicago officials and police of trying to "smear" the "Empire" actor. It follows an angry response to the dropping of all charges against Smollett, who was..
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Eye Opener: President calls FBI investigation treason

President Trump speaks out after the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Also, the Jussie Smollett case still rages in Chicago after prosecutors dropped all charges against..
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Jussie Smollett legal team: Prosecutors flip-flopping on why they dropped charges

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s legal team lashed out at prosecutors, arguing the Cook County State’s Attorney has “flip-flopped” in its comments about their client.
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Here’s What Jussie Smollett’s Community Service Looked Like

In explaining why they dropped charges against the “Empire” actor, prosecutors noted his record of volunteer work, including two recent days at Jesse Jackson’s organization.
NYTimes.com - Published

New details revealed in Jussie Smollett police reports

Chicago Police Department reports reveal new information about the $3,500 check that the "Empire" actor gave to two brothers
CBS News - Published

Chicago mayor demands answers after Smollett hoax charges dropped

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he wanted to "find out what happened" that caused prosecutors to abruptly drop charges that had accused "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett of staging a hoax..
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