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Empire (2015 TV series): American television series
Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong which debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox. Although it is filmed in Chicago, the show is set in New York. It centers on a 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. A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multimillion-dollar company, while his wife schemes to reclaim what is hers. The pilot was shown to be a success, garnering praise for Taraji P. Henson's portrayal of Cookie Lyon and the premiere receiving nearly 10 million viewers and the season finale with 17 million viewers.

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'Empire' creator Lee Daniels: Cast experiencing pain, anger after Jussie Smollett incident

"Empire" creator Lee Daniels talks in an instagram video about how the cast has "experienced pain and anger and sadness" since "the incident."
USATODAY.com - Published

Smollett pleads not guilty on charges of lying about attack

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago courtroom Thursday on charges he lied to police. Prosecutors allege Smollett staged a hate-crime attack against himself. CBS News national..
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Smollett pleads 'not guilty' to felony charges [Video]Smollett pleads 'not guilty' to felony charges

"Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Thursday to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city..

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Jussie Smollett Enters Not Guilty Plea Over Allegedly Staged Attack [Video]Jussie Smollett Enters Not Guilty Plea Over Allegedly Staged Attack

According to Uproxx, on Thursday, Empire actor Jussie Smollett entered a not guilty plea for allegedly orchestrating a fake hate crime. Smollett is being indicted on 16 felony counts for lying to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty [Video]Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett appeared in court in Chicago on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate-crime assault. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:24Published

'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty [Video]'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty

The "Empire" actor is facing felony charges after authorities said he staged a hate crime and filed a false police report.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

'Empire' Actor Smollett In Chicago Court Charged With Lying About Attack [Video]'Empire' Actor Smollett In Chicago Court Charged With Lying About Attack

CHICAGO (Reuters) - “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett arrived in a Chicago court on Thursday where he will face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Smollett in court on felony charges [Video]Smollett in court on felony charges

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett arrived at court in Chicago on Thursday to face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate-crime..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Jussie Smollett Makes Decision To Appear In Court [Video]Jussie Smollett Makes Decision To Appear In Court

Jussie Smollett was not required to be in court Tuesday, but the Empire actor appeared at the Chicago hearing because "he's not hiding from anything," his rep tells NBC Chicago. "He wants to hold his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Actor Jussie Smollett Indicted on 16 Felony Counts [Video]Actor Jussie Smollett Indicted on 16 Felony Counts

​The indictment charges Smollett with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for a making false police report.

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Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts For False Reports [Video]Jussie Smollett Indicted On 16 Felony Counts For False Reports

(CNN) "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts by a Cook County grand jury. Smollett reported to police in January that he had been attacked in Chicago in an incident that..

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'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett facing 16 felony charges [Video]'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett facing 16 felony charges

A grand jury in Chicago has returned a 16-count felony indictment against television actor JussieSmollett, accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate-crime assault,..

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Chicago Police Superintendent Hopes Smollett Case Won't Hurt Real Hate Crime Victims [Video]Chicago Police Superintendent Hopes Smollett Case Won't Hurt Real Hate Crime Victims

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson appeared on "Good Morning America" on Monday morning to discuss the Jussie Smollett case. Smollett, an actor on the TV show "Empire", was arrested last..

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Jussie Smollett’s Team Says His $3,500 Check Will Disprove 'Staged Attack' [Video]Jussie Smollett’s Team Says His $3,500 Check Will Disprove 'Staged Attack'

Jussie Smollett’s role on Empire hangs in the balance of the ongoing criminal investigation into his alleged staging of an attack. New wrinkles in the case are emerging, particularly regarding the..

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Fox Makes Decision To Pull Jussie Smollett's Character From Final Episodes Of Current Empire Season [Video]Fox Makes Decision To Pull Jussie Smollett's Character From Final Episodes Of Current Empire Season

The executive producers of Fox's Empire have scrubbed Jussie Smollett's character Jamal from the final two episodes of the show's season, Fox announced Friday. Jussie Smollett in Fox's "Empire" Jussie..

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'Empire' Cuts Jussie Smollett's Character As He Faces Charges For Staging Fake Hate Crime [Video]'Empire' Cuts Jussie Smollett's Character As He Faces Charges For Staging Fake Hate Crime

Actor Jussie Smollett’s character is being removed from the final two episodes of Fox’s hip-hop drama “Empire.” Smollett was arrested and accused of staging a hoax hate crime attack on himself,..

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Smollett's character cut from 'Empire' episodes [Video]Smollett's character cut from 'Empire' episodes

Actor Jussie Smollett's character is being removed from the final two episodes of the hip-hop drama "Empire" after he was arrested and charged with staging a hoax hate crime attack on himself. Linda So..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Smollett staged ‘hate crime’ to advance career: Police [Video]Smollett staged ‘hate crime’ to advance career: Police

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett faces one felony count of filing a false police report, after authorities say, he paid two brothers thousands of dollars to beat him in a staged racist and homophobic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Jussie Smollett Apparently Didn't Think 'Empire' Paid Him Enough [Video]Jussie Smollett Apparently Didn't Think 'Empire' Paid Him Enough

Business Insider reports "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself into Chicago police on Thursday. The black and openly gay actor was charged with making a false police report of a racist and..

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Smollett leaves court in media frenzy [Video]Smollett leaves court in media frenzy

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett, accused of staging a racially-charged, homophobic attack, left a Chicago court after posting $100,000 bond, local media reported. Smollett, who is black and openly gay,..

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Hostile Work Environment? Jussie Smollett Staged Attack To Help Him Get A Raise on 'Empire' [Video]Hostile Work Environment? Jussie Smollett Staged Attack To Help Him Get A Raise on 'Empire'

In a move to get a raise at work, 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers thousands of dollars to beat him in a staged racist and homophobic attack. Reuters reports Chicago Police..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Smollett Posts Bond After Judge Sets Bail At $100,000 [Video]Smollett Posts Bond After Judge Sets Bail At $100,000

Police say the "Empire" actor staged the alleged attack against him because he was unhappy with his salary.

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Jussie Smollett: Bail Set At $100K For Filing False Police Report [Video]Jussie Smollett: Bail Set At $100K For Filing False Police Report

SFGate reports a Cook County Circuit Court judge has set bail for 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett at $100,000. He's also been required to surrender his passport. Smollett turned himself in to police at..

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Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty in alleged hate crime hoax

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett appeared in an Illinois courtroom Thursday and pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct stemming from accusations he falsely portrayed himself as the victim..
CBS News - Published

Jussie Smollett makes court appearance as lawyer speaks out

A lawyer for Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that she would welcome cameras in the courtroom during the "Empire" actor's trial on charges accusing him of lying to police. (March 12)
USATODAY.com - Published

'Empire' actor Smollett in Chicago court charged with lying about attack

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett arrived in a Chicago court on Thursday where he will face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a racist..
Reuters - Published

Jussie Smollett arrives at court

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has arrived at a Chicago courthouse where he's expected to plead not guilty to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and..
USATODAY.com - Published

Jussie Smollett back in court to enter plea after indictment for lying to police

Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor accused by Chicago police of staging a fake hate crime for personal profit, was back in court on Thursday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Empire actor Smollett due in court Thursday over Chicago 'hate crime'

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is due to appear in court in Chicago on Thursday to face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a..
Reuters - Published

Actor Jussie Smollett makes brief court appearance

A lawyer for Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that she would welcome cameras in the courtroom during the "Empire" actor's trial on charges accusing him of lying to police. (March 12)
USATODAY.com - Published

Cameras allowed in courtroom for "Empire" actor's next hearing

Jussie Smollett has been accused of staging hate crime against himself
CBS News - Published

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