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Jussie Smollett: American actor
Justin Smollett better known as Jussie Smollett, is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 starring in commercials and films, including The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner's North (1994). In 2015, Smollett attracted international attention and received a highly positive critical reception for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire (2015). Smollett has also appeared in Ridley Scott's science fiction film Alien: Covenant (2017) as Ricks and in Marshall (2017) as Langston Hughes.

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How strong is the case against Jussie Smollett?

New details about the Jussie Smollett case were revealed Thursday after he was charged with filing a false report. Jesse Weber, attorney and host on The Law & Crime Network, joins CBSN to discuss..
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Here's the latest for Thursday February 21st: Jussie Smollett charged with falsely reporting attack; U.S. and Chinese officials meet on trade; Fighting continues in Yemen civil war; Disabled 4-year-old..
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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..

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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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Prosecutor details Smollett's 'staged' attack [Video]Prosecutor details Smollett's 'staged' attack

Assistant State’s Attorney Risa Lanier on Thursday provided a timeline of actor Jussie Smollett's whereabouts, text message and cell phone records, after Smollett, accused of staging a..

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Angry Chicago Police Chief Blasts Jussie Smollett And The Media [Video]Angry Chicago Police Chief Blasts Jussie Smollett And The Media

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson said, beginning the press conference with "I..

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Chicago's Police Chief On Jussie Smollett case And Gun Violence [Video]Chicago's Police Chief On Jussie Smollett case And Gun Violence

According to Business Insider, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson broke away from talking about the arrest of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on Thursday morning, to chide media outlets for..

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Smollett Arrest Forces Fox To ‘Consider Our Options’ [Video]Smollett Arrest Forces Fox To ‘Consider Our Options’

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett after he was arrested Thursday morning on a felony charge of filing a false police report. The arrest puts his career in a tailspin. It also forces the producers of..

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Police say Smollett staged attack over ‘Empire’ salary [Video]Police say Smollett staged attack over ‘Empire’ salary

Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday...

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Chicago Police Commissioner Calls Out Media For Pushing Smollett Hoax [Video]Chicago Police Commissioner Calls Out Media For Pushing Smollett Hoax

Chicago Police superintendent Eddie Johnson called out celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates on Thursday for their decision to amplify coverage of what he said was the..

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Chicago Cops Reveal Smollett's Alleged Motive [Video]Chicago Cops Reveal Smollett's Alleged Motive

Newer reports that actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested for filing a false police reports. The CPD reports that Smollett's motive was selfish. He staged the fake assault on himself so his series,..

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Police Reveal Motive For Smollett Hoax [Video]Police Reveal Motive For Smollett Hoax

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct. ExtraTV reports the charges stem from Smollett allegedly filing a false police report. At the news..

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Smollett Arrested for Allegedly Filing a False Police Report [Video]Smollett Arrested for Allegedly Filing a False Police Report

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

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Jussie Smollett Staged Hate Attack Because He Was Unhappy About His Salary, Police Say [Video]Jussie Smollett Staged Hate Attack Because He Was Unhappy About His Salary, Police Say

Jussie Smollett Staged Hate Attack Because He Was Unhappy About His Salary, Police Say

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Chicago Police Slam Smollett After Arrest [Video]Chicago Police Slam Smollett After Arrest

Chicago Police laid out their case against Jussie Smollet at a press conference Thursday after his arrest. Business Insider reports that CPD said Smollett staged a homophobic attack as a "publicity..

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Smollett staged attack to advance career: police [Video]Smollett staged attack to advance career: police

Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson told reporters Thursday that actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the..

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Actor Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was 'Dissatisfied' With Salary [Video]Actor Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was 'Dissatisfied' With Salary

Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” Chicago’s police chief said on..

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Chicago Police Arrest Smollett [Video]Chicago Police Arrest Smollett

Broadcasting and Cable report that actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested by Chicago P.D. Smollett faces felony charges for allegedly falsifying police report. News of the arrest was announced by Tom..

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Jussie Smollet Arrested Over Fake Assault Report [Video]Jussie Smollet Arrested Over Fake Assault Report

Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged over giving a false police report over his alleged attack. The ‘Empire’ star’s charges carry a sentence of up to three years in prison.

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Jussie Smollett Arrested And Faces A Felony Charge [Video]Jussie Smollett Arrested And Faces A Felony Charge

Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false report about it, Chicago police said Thursday. The "Empire" star was taken into custody around 5 a.m. CT, police said, ahead of a..

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Jussie Smollett Turns Himself In [Video]Jussie Smollett Turns Himself In

Los Angeles - Chicago police say Empire actor Jussie Smollett has turned himself in to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who..

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Angry about Jussie Smollett? Here's what you can do: Today's talker

Don't let Jussie Smollett's case be used to dismiss the rising tide of hate crime in America.
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Jussie Smollett's bond set at $100,000

Actor Jussie Smollett, who turned himself in on a felony count of filing a false police report, appeared in court Thursday afternoon, where a judge set his bond at $100,000 and ordered him to turn in..
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Smollett gave detailed instructions for "attack," prosecutor says

The "Empire" actor pointed out a camera he thought would capture the hoax attack, prosecutor says
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TNT won't air "Drop the Mic" episode featuring Jussie Smollett

The cable network made the decision "in the interest of not being exploitative of an incredibly sensitive situation"
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Chicago's top cop blasts Jussie Smollett over "shameful" stunt

"When we discovered the actual motive, quite frankly, it pissed everybody off," police superintendent Eddie Johnson said
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From victim to defendant: Smollett to face charge

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday. The AP..
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Trump weighs in on Jussie Smollett case

Police allege Jussie Smollett fabricated a hate crime to advance his career
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Chicago police express anger over Jussie Smollett case

Chicago police expressed anger at a press conference laying out the case against Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a hate crime attack against himself. CBS News national correspondent Dean Reynolds..
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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett took advantage of pain and racism

Superintendent of Chicago Police, Eddie T. Johnson, describes how Jussie Smollett's false claims were a slap in the face to Chicago.
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Jussie Smollett turned himself in, charged with filing false police report

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is facing charges for allegedly staging an attack on himself last month. CBS News national correspondent Dean Reynolds joins CBSN with the latest on the case.
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Don Lemon weighs in on Jussie Smollett: 'There were credible reasons to be skeptical'

Don Lemon: "If Jussie's story isn't true, he squandered the goodwill of a whole lot of people."
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Jussie Smollett turns himself in to face charge

"Empire" actor turns self in to face charge; Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move; P!nk honored for outstanding contribution to music at the BRIT Awards. (Feb. 21)
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Police revealing details on Jussie Smollett arrest – live updates

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is in police custody in Chicago after turning himself in overnight
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ShowBiz Minute: Smollett, R Kelly, BRIT Awards

"Empire" actor turns self in to face charge; Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move; P!nk honored for outstanding contribution to music at the BRIT Awards. (Feb. 21)
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Jussie Smollett accused of falsely reporting attack

Here's the latest for Thursday February 21st: Jussie Smollett accused of falsely reporting attack; House Democrats preparing resolution to counter emergency declaration; Oakland, California teachers..
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Eye Opener: Jussie Smollett faces felony charges

Jussie Smollett was arrested overnight on a felony charge for allegedly faking a racist beating. Also, a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant, a self-described white nationalist, is accused of being a domestic..
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Jussie Smollett investigation, Oakland teachers strike, MLB spring training game: 5 things to know Thursday

Bond hearing set after Jussie Smollett gets charged with disorderly conduct, Oakland teachers expected to strike and more things to start your Thursday.
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Brothers' attorney: Truth will set Smollett free

An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury...
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Prosecutor charges "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett with falsely reporting alleged attack

Jussie Smollett has been charged for falsely reporting he was attacked in January. The Cook County, Illinois, state attorney has filed a felony disorderly conduct charge against the actor, not long..
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Jussie Smollett charged with disorderly conduct, filing false police report in 'hate crime' attack

The "Empire" actor said he was the victim of a hate crime assault. Now he's been charged with lying to police.
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Jussie Smollett officially a suspect for filing a false report, Chicago police say

Police in Chicago said Wednesday Jussie Smollett is now officially a suspect in a criminal investigation. He could face felony charges for filing a false report about an allegedly hate crime. Dean..
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The timeline of Jussie Smollett’s reported attack investigation

"Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. The AP details some key moments in the story...
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Jussie Smollett: Fox reiterates support for 'Empire' star amid questions about his case

“Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show," Fox said in a new statement on Wednesday.
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Jussie Smollett probe: Last-minute phone call postpones grand jury testimony

A source tells CBS News that a last-minute phone call might have kept the case against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett from going to a grand jury. The actor claims he was the victim of a racist and..
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Testimony in Jussie Smollett case scrapped after "Hail Mary" phone call

CBS News source says the last-minute call from "Empire" actor's lawyers apparently is what scuttled grand jury testimony from two brothers
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Brothers expected to testify before grand jury in Jussie Smollett case, sources say

The Jussie Smollett mystery moved to a Chicago courthouse Tuesday. Two brothers who said the actor paid them to stage an attack are expected to testify in front of a grand jury, sourced said. Dean..
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Jussie Smollett: New twist in investigation

Investigators looking into the alleged hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are examining a threatening letter sent last month. A source told CBS Chicago, "When the letter didn't get..
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ShowBiz Minute: Smollett, Time's Up, Witherspoon

No plan for Jussie Smollett to do follow-up police interview; Lisa Borders steps down as head of Time's Up organization; Reese Witherspoon and husband dance center court with Harlem Globetrotters...
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Kenan Thompson on Smollett: 'I wish I knew what the truth was.'

After reports emerged that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett may have played a role in his own attack - allegations denied by Smollett - Kenan Thompson, Roy Wood Jr. and Michael Moore weighed in at..
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Jussie Smollett allegedly wanted "bigger reaction" from threatening letter

A source told CBS Chicago, "when the letter didn't get enough attention, Smollett concocted the staged attack"
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Police shift “trajectory” of Jussie Smollett investigation

Police in Chicago have more questions for actor Jussie Smollett after a dramatic turn in their investigation. Police said there has been a "shift" in the probe. Dean Reynolds reports.
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Radiation at the Grand Canyon. Tourists exposed.

Plus: The latest on Jussie Smollett, national emergency news and a bendable iPhone.
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Brothers questioned in Jussie Smollett case speak out

Ola and Abel Osundairo went from persons of interest in the case to potential suspects to being released without charges
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Jussie Smollett: 'Empire' producer stands by star, Ava DuVernay weighs in

In light of the recent developments in the investigation into last month's attack on Jussie Smollett, celebrities are speaking out.
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Jussie Smollett investigation: Everything we know so far

Over the weekend, Chicago police said the "trajectory" of their investigation had shifted to include the possibility that the Jan. 29 attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was faked. Here's where..
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Showbiz Minute: Rose McGowan gets political on runway

Chicago police seeking follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett; Vivienne Westwood brings politics to London catwalk; "Alita: Battle Angel" tops U.S. box office. (Feb. 17)
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Showbiz Minute: Smollett, Westwood, US Box Office

Chicago police seeking follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett; Vivienne Westwood brings politics to London catwalk; "Alita: Battle Angel" tops U.S. box office. (Feb. 17)
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New claims of 'staged' Smollett attack, police investigate

Police are now looking into new claims that the attack on "Empire" actor, Jussie Smollett, may have been staged.
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Chicago police want to re-interview "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett

Chicago police want to re-interview "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett after getting new information about the alleged attack against him. Sources tell CBS News two brothers told police Smollett paid them..
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Eye Opener: Bombshell claims from former acting FBI director

Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's claims about President Trump, Russia, and the deputy attorney general bring cries of outrage and calls for testimony under oath. Also, actor Jussie Smollett..
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2/17: CBS Evening News

Police say new evidence has "shifted" investigation of Jussie Smollett case; 76 percent decrease in arrests at southern border since 2000
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