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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:59 AM

'Empire' producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes

Source: Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — The producers of the TV show “Empire” said Friday that Jussie Smollett’s character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season “to avoid further disruption on set” after Smollett was accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago.

“While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season,” ″Empire” executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer said in a written statement.

“Empire” is filmed in Chicago.

Prosecutors charged Smollett late Wednesday with felony disorderly conduct — the charge that is used for filing a false police report. He turned himself in to police Thursday and was jailed until an afternoon court appearance.


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I guess this means that he isn't getting that raise.

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Reply 'Empire' producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes (Original post)
Jose Garcia Feb 2019 OP
Turbineguy Feb 2019 #1
Jose Garcia Feb 2019 #3
LovingA2andMI Feb 2019 #9
lagomorph777 Feb 2019 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2019 #6
jalan48 Feb 2019 #2
beachbum bob Feb 2019 #4
Honeycombe8 Feb 2019 #5
peacefreak2.0 Feb 2019 #7
LovingA2andMI Feb 2019 #8
targetpractice Feb 2019 #11
Jose Garcia Feb 2019 #12
targetpractice Feb 2019 #14
Vogon_Glory Feb 2019 #13
gldstwmn Feb 2019 #15

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:02 PM

1. Trump will need another diversion

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:13 PM

3. How kind of Mr. Smollett to provide one.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:54 PM

9. Exactly!!

As this is exact what Jussie did.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:55 PM

10. I wonder how much TrumPutin paid him for this.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:30 PM

6. Dribs & drabs of news like this help tRump avoid White Supremacist Terrorist elephant in room. . .nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:04 PM

2. They should have written him out using a fictional account of what happened with him in Chicago.

That way, ignorant Americans would believe the problem was solved.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:14 PM

4. idiots get to pay the price, what an idiot he is....

 

I hope he can find a job flipping burgers some place

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:14 PM

5. One of the humorous comments I read or heard about this...

One of the humorous comments that I read or heard about this whole thing was...the first clue should have been, "You mean there are MAGAs who watch Empire?" LOL.

It would be odd that Trumpers would watch that show, and know who Smollett is, when you think about it.

I had never heard of him before this. I've never seen that show. I would not have known his race, much less that he's gay. (I don't watch much major network tv.)

Anyway, I thought that was funny, because, it's sorta true. I can't see families of racists crowding around the tv set to watch Empire or Blackish.

They'll quietly release him from the show, when his legal troubles conclude, if it's found he did falsify the incident. BTW, I looked him up on Wikipedia, where it mentions a prior DUI charge, in which he gave false information to law enforcement at that time.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:30 PM

7. I have a feeling

Jamal will be having an accident before the beginning of next season.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 12:54 PM

8. Good!!!!

n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:01 PM

11. Maybe they will "Darrin" him like on Bewitched? n/t

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:04 PM

12. They should replace him with Christopher Plummer

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:46 PM

14. Deep cut, Jose Garcia. Respect. n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 01:04 PM

13. If I Were An Evil-Minded Casting Director. I'd

send Jussie Smollett an 8x10 glossy photo of Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright, captioned “Get with the program—OR ELSE!” Perhaps I’d enclose a glossy of Rosanne Barr, too. But nobody listens to my suggestions anyway.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 02:35 PM

15. Nothing about this case makes any sense. n/t

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