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Jussie Smollett’s story is getting uglier by the moment. Not only has he been arrested, but his mugshot has been posted and it is alleged he staged the attack over dissatisfaction with his salary on Empire. This, according to police, prompted the orchestration, paying the alleged attackers $3500! Jussie surrendered to the Chicago Police Department earlier this morning, and has since been arrested. His mugshot is now flooding the internet. Chicago Police Chief, Eddie Johnson, in a press conference blasted Smollett, citing the resources and manpower this case has taken from other investigations. He also confirmed the alleged threatening letter Jussie received prior to his alleged attack was fabricated.

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“Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” Johnson said. “This publicity stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t earn, and certainly didn’t deserve.”

Johnson went on to explain that the two Nigerian brothers hired by Smollett to carry out the hoax told police he hoped the staged attack would be financially beneficial.

“The stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary,” Johnson said.

via Entertainment Weekly

He further shared that the Empire star was behind the threatening letter that he had previously received and when that didn’t get the reaction he wanted, Smollett paid $3,500 to Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, who he knew through the hit Fox series. Detective Edward Wodnicki then went through the entire timeline, going inside the entire investigation. Smollett will be going in front of a judge at 2:30 p.m. ET.

This is overwhelming. We seriously doubt any police chief would come forward to do a press conference and state all of this so boldly if they did not have a substantial amount of evidence against Jussie. Honestly, this is heartwrenching, disappointing, confusing. Two words–Jussie, why?

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#FakeNews! Nene Leakes Says She & Hubby, Gregg, Are NOT Separated!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Nene Leakes, is the latest celebrity yelling “Fake News,” when it comes to the status of her marriage to husband, Gregg Leakes. Apparently, rumors were swirling that the couple separated  thanks to the latest episode of the series, which coupled Nene’s current marital woes with the wedding of her cast mate and top model, Eva Marcell. Nene took to Instagram to set the record straight!

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Nene Leakes, is the latest celebrity yelling “Fake News,” when it comes to the status of her marriage to husband, Gregg Leakes. Apparently, rumors were swirling that the couple separated  thanks to the latest episode of the series, which coupled Nene’s current marital woes with the wedding of her cast mate and top model, Eva Marcell. Nene took to Instagram to set the record straight!

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes attend NBCUniversal’s 73rd Annual Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

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We are really glad Gregg and Nene have not separated. We can only imagine what they are dealing with when it comes his cancer diagnosis. Let’s keep them in our prayers!

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Tea Spilled? John Legend Says College Admissions Scandal Runs Much Deeper Than Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin!

The college cheating scandal that encompasses dozens of top tier institutes of higher learning and has gotten actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin has been front page news this week. Although the two actresses have become the face of the scandal (say it ain’t so Aunt Becky), according to John Legend the “rabbit hole” run much deeper. 

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The college cheating scandal that encompasses dozens of top tier institutes of higher learning and has gotten actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin has been front page news this week. Although the two actresses have become the face of the scandal (say it ain’t so Aunt Becky), according to John Legend the “rabbit hole” run much deeper.

via Too Fab

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“I went to a good school,” Legend told ET at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Thursday. “I think it’s a longer conversation because I think a lot of people look at this rightly as fraudulent and dishonest.”

“But the bottom line is, the system has been rigged for wealthy people for a long time,” he continued. “The admissions system rewards people’s parents being wealthy and people’s parents having gone to a certain school. There’s a lot of legal ways to do that that still aren’t really that fair to a lot of other people.”

Legend’s very serious and thoughtful remarks on the admissions scam follow his wife’s reaction from a few days earlier; in contrast to her husband, Teigen poked fun at the whole thing by photoshopping their heads onto those of athletes.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin

It is no secret or surprise to us that the wealthy and elite have been able to go off the radar, or do something illegal, to procure opportunities for their children. Honestly, I am surprised more celebrities were not caught up in this scandal. We are sure this scandal is still unfolding.  We will keep you up to date on the details as they become available!

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Paris Jackson Slams Reports She Was Hospitalized Over Suicide Attempt!

Not so fast! Paris Jackson is denying reports she would hospitalized over an alleged suicide attempt! Earlier today TMZ reported the only daughter of the late and great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, attempted to harm herself and that her reasoning was somehow connected to the Leaving Neverland documentary. As you may already know, the documentary alleges her father molested multiple young boys, and Paris recently spoke out against the backlash stating she does not have to answer for anything her father may, or may not have done.

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Not so fast! Paris Jackson is denying reports she would hospitalized over an alleged suicide attempt! Earlier today TMZ reported the only daughter of the late and great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, attempted to harm herself and that her reasoning was somehow connected to the Leaving Neverland documentary. As you may already know, the documentary alleges her father molested multiple young boys, and Paris recently spoke out against the backlash stating she does not have to answer for anything her father may, or may not have done.

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Paris responded to TMZ with the following tweet:

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She then went on to add a few emojis.

paris jackson slams TMZ

Suicide is definitely nothing to scoff at and we are just glad to hear from Paris that she is doing well. As for these hecklers trying to get her to answer for her father’s allegations we have to say that the daughter will not suffer for the sins of the father. Whether Michael Jackson molested those young men is truly up to interpretation; and with his demise, it is now a moot point.

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