At the beginning of the month it was reported that Empire will be back for another season. The show was in a weird state of unknowing after Jussie Smollett allegedly staged a hate-crime against himself. Suddenly no one cared about Cookie’s one-liners or plots about the show since it was all about Jussie. Was he going to stay on the show? Was he going to go to jail? Was he going to have to pay Chicago? There were a lot of questions and now we have the answer to one about the show. It’s been announced that the upcoming sixth season will be it’s last and you can expect Jussie to not be there.
Last week, in an attempt to make everyone forget how Jussie Smollett turned the entire country into Velma from Scooby Doo when we unmasked the culprit behind his alleged attack in January as (GASP!) JUSSIE SMOLLETT, FOX aired an episode of Empire featuring the first marriage between two black gay male characters ever. However, as groundbreaking as that wedding was, the reception should have included an appearance from Flo Rida as the musical guest because those ratings were low, low, low. Luckily for the cast and crew of Empire they will live to fight for another season of drama and Lucious’ questionable hairstyles. But if you’re hoping to see Jussie in season, six let that go right now because it’s most likely not happening.
Everybody’s getting in trouble for their role in the Jussie Smollett “event” (Happening? Occurrence? Parade of fuckery? That last one, I think), except Jussie himself. TMZ reports that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been subpoenaed to appear in court to answer for her role in helping Jussie Matrix strut his ass home, practically scot-free.
A couple of weeks ago, documents came out that showed Kim was unable to sit there and eat her rice after “informally” recusing herself from the case. Text messages between herself and her top assistant calling Jussie a “washed up actor” but advising against “overcharging” him, completed the “not good” look. Now a retired appellate judge wants to drag this mess out further. All over a nasty Subway sandwich?!? Tuna at that! #TeamToGos
Nothing gets #DerangedDonald hornier than a big ole’ popularity rally where he can stir up his followers with narcissistic outbursts while fondling himself behind the podium after getting intensely aroused by the sound of his own voice. As reported by TMZ, Trump got some shots in at the beleaguered Jussie Smollett during his hour and a half (!) of self-adulation last night. Trump referred to Jussie as a “third-rate actor”, which I guess is a step-up from Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx calling him a “washed-up actor.” But that seems a little hypocritical on Trump’s part. Did he never watch himself on The Apprentice?
Deadline is reporting that the cast and crew of Empire have come to a consensus (at least in public forums) and they are going to back up their Jussie Smollett despite him maybe faking a hate crime against himself. The mess which kept getting messier is now maybe messier? Or maybe some would consider this less messy? Since it’s like he’s maybe keeping his job? So his mess is ending? But then keeping him is a whole mess in itself, right? Oh well, lets dive in.
There’s a new Jussie Smollett case update, y’all! Well sort of. The messy tale of a TV actor setting up an attack against himself and then getting found out, and then the Chicago police using more investigative work to solve his non-violent crime than they ever have to solve any police brutality complaint, came to a close (mostly) when Jussie saw all the charges against him for allegedly lying get dropped. While President Donald Trump has vowed to get to the bottom of it, and the City of Chicago is suing Jussie for all the extensive work they thrust upon themselves, it seems that two people kind of got forgotten in the hubub: Abimbola “Abel”/”Bola” (pick a name sis) & Ola Osundairo–the men allegedly hired by Jussie to attack him. It’s time to hear from them now, and they’re suing Jussie’s legal team for defamation.