Toss one out (a poop-stained baby wipe) for Terrence Howard. The sixth and final season of Empire just wrapped (thanks Jussie. No seriously, THANK YOU), and Terrence told Extra that he’s decided to retire from acting. Now, before you start planning that celebratory jubilee, know that the reason he’s retiring is so that he can focus on “bringing truth to the world.” Considering that his previous truths have been that taxes are for suckers, and that Whoop That Trick from Hustle & Flow is an instruction manual, I’m dreading what’s to come.
The Blast is reporting that Terrence Howard is now under federal investigation for criminal tax evasion. I guess Terrence realized that Empire wouldn’t last forever and so he was trying to keep those riches safe. He saw Jussie Smollett get off for his alleged crimes and was like, “I could do that.” Well, girl, next time hire some hot body builders, because it doesn’t look like you can.
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.
The current state of this country is set to “boiling diarrhea pot of violent hate” (“Um, when hasn’t it been?” – you), and we got another story that falls into that category yesterday when it came out that Jussie Smollett was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on the streets in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago at around 2 in the morning. Jussie was reportedly walking back to his apartment after getting something to eat when two oozing butthole pimples in ski masks attacked him, poured bleach on him, wrapped rope around his neck, and verbally hit him with racist and homophobic shit. There was a little back and forth as to whether Jussie’s attackers screamed “This is MAGA country!” at him. But the Chicago PD confirmed that during a follow-up interview with Jussie, he told them that his attackers did scream that at him, and knew he who was.
The cast and crew of Empire was told about Jussie’s attack at a meeting yesterday morning (he wasn’t there for blatantly obvious reasons), and were also told that they’re getting armed security guards while filming in Chicago.
I know some of you ungrateful hoes are going to be re-gifting the shit you got for Christmas because you don’t want it. Hell, I’m currently in the process of “re-gifting” some packages for garbage pick-up on Friday. Terrence Howard is truly in the spirit of re-gifting this holiday season since he’s proposed to his ex-wife (and partner in genius sculpture making) Mira Pak in an attempt at a do-over after their first time around didn’t go very well.
Terrence Howard Accused The Writers On “Empire” Of Bad Writing And Not Understanding His/Their Character
Terrence Howard is about to get his best friend and closest confidant, Lucious Lyon, killed if he keeps on the way he has been. Page Six talked to Terrence at the season 5 premiere of Empire and he used the opportunity to criticize the writers of the show about their lack of insight and knowledge of exactly who Lucious Lyon, his character on the show, is. Terrance says Lucious isn’t the bad guy he’s written to be, he’s actually a good guy, if only those ignoramuses who wrote the character could understand.