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Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack

Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten on the streets of Chicago by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, police said on Wednesday as they sought his arrest. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire,"... Continue Reading →

Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago: police spokesman

Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said on Thursday on Twitter. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," ignited a firestorm on... Continue Reading →

Coast Guard officer wanted to kill Democrats, TV hosts, say prosecutors

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant working in the nation's capital lived a secret life as a "domestic terrorist" who aspired to mass murder and compiled a target list of prominent politicians and journalists, federal prosecutors allege in court papers. Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested Feb. 15 on drug and gun charges, but prosecutors said in... Continue Reading →

Jussie Smollett is considered a suspect in his report of hate crime attack, Says Chicago Police

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, whose claim of being attacked in a possible hate crime came under doubt, is now suspected of filing a false police report, which is a felony, Chicago police said Wednesday. “Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report... Continue Reading →

From street kids to war romance, Oscar foreign-film slate keeps it real

From Lebanese street children to love behind the Iron Curtain and the daily life of a Mexican housekeeper, this year's Oscar-nominated foreign language films draw from real life and, in some cases, deeply personal experiences.While Poland's "Cold War" and Germany's "Never Look Away" are set decades ago, Japan's "Shoplifters" and Lebanon's "Capernaum" take on contemporary... Continue Reading →

Queen to rock Oscars with live performance

British rock band Queen will perform live at Sunday's Oscars ceremony, organizers said on Monday, following the blockbuster success of best picture nominee "Bohemian Rhapsody." "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's Oscars!," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on its official... Continue Reading →

Prince Harry sees commandos go through their gruelling paces

Prince Harry visited a Royal Marine Commando division on Wednesday to see them in action and present new recruits with the prestigious Green Beret that marks the completion of their training. Harry, Duke of Sussex and Captain General of the Royal Marines, will witness the simulated rescue of a stranded pilot by the 42 Commando... Continue Reading →

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