jussie smollett

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett begins his trial today after he alleged a racist and homophobic attack two years ago against him in downtown Chicago.  Watch as he describes the incident in detail. His family walked alongside him this morning as he entered the courthouse for jury selection. The trial comes not as a result […]

Jussie Smollett is holding on strong to his version of events concerning his alleged attack in Chicago, and telling his 'Empire' coworkers that he's innocent of planning the entire thing.

  Chicago police have uncovered new information in the Jussie Smollett case and the culture is giving him the side-eye.  TMZ is reporting that the two brothers that were arrested as suspects in the attack were released after they told Chicago police that they were paid to attack Jussie.  Both brothers, Able and Ola, worked […]

 Follow The Beat On Twitter: Saturday night, Common was among the honorees at the 16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball. Held every year, the event is meant to raise awareness and funds for Chrysalis’ mission of curbing joblessness and homelessnes, and hosted a guest list that included the likes of Halle Berry, Zendaya, and Jussie Smollett. […]

Many times throughout history, artists have created a space for themselves in the political conversation. Along with speaking on issues they feel strongly about, artists have been key to encouraging a wave of action, so that marginalized groups can know they are not alone in a struggle. Today, Jussie Smollett is one of those artists speaking out. […]

The HuffPost forecast model shows Clinton has a 98.2 percent chance of becoming the nation’s next president and will likely win with 323 electoral votes.

Apparently MAC Cosmetics loves Taraji P. Henson as much as we all do, as it was just revealed that the Empire star is the latest spokesperson for the cosmetic giant’s Viva Glam campaign. However, Empire fans will especially love this new campaign because none other than Jussie Smollett, who plays the sensible middle son on […]

A new ad targeting Donald Trump contains an appeal to African-American voters by cast members from FOX's hit show Empire.

Mariah Carey is joining the cast of Empire, and she's celebrating her new gig with a new song.

Empire returns to TV this week and we have an exclusive look at season three of one of Fox's most popular shows.

  Empire is not short on star power, but the hit series just landed a supernova. An A-list diva — arguably one of the biggest we have — has just signed on for a guest-starring role on the show. Yup, Mariah Carey is ready for her closeup. Carey is the biggest name added to the season three cast […]

Jussie Smollett had the internet going crazy yesterday after he posted a tweet talking about how he was possibly leaving the cast of Empire.  Now the truth is coming out and it looks like he may in fact still be on Empire next season. Details below: We’re not sure how it’ll turn out for him […]