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US Latinas Rally Around 'Roma' Actress Yalitza Aparicio

US Latinas Rally Around 'Roma' Actress Yalitza Aparicio

By Russell Contreras | Feb 23
Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among Mexican-American women who identify with her indigenous roots despite backlash she is receiving in Mexico.

R. Kelly Due in Chicago Court to Face Sex Abuse Charges

R. Kelly Due in Chicago Court to Face Sex Abuse Charges

By Sara Burnett And Michael Tarm | Feb 23
R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, is due in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims.

Lawyer Call Smollett a Man of Character, Integrity

Lawyer Call Smollett a Man of Character, Integrity

Feb 22
Lawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law enforcement spectacle" when its superintendent detailed investigators' findings about the alleged attack on the "Empire" actor.

If Proven, Smollett Allegations Could be a 'Career Killer'

If Proven, Smollett Allegations Could be a 'Career Killer'

By Lynn Elber | Feb 22
Jussie Smollett is enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of "Empire," the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance his social activism.

Smollett Reactions Epitomize Polarized State of US Politics

Smollett Reactions Epitomize Polarized State of US Politics

By David Crary | Feb 22
Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate. Republicans now depict it as yet another example of liberals and mainstream media rushing to judgment while disparaging the president's supporters as bigots

A Look at Why Brothers in Alleged Hoax Appear Off the Hook

A Look at Why Brothers in Alleged Hoax Appear Off the Hook

By Michael Tarm | Feb 22
Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the "Empire" actor, so far walking away legally unscathed.

Case Against Jussie Smollett Resembles Detailed Movie Script

Case Against Jussie Smollett Resembles Detailed Movie Script

By Don Babwin | Feb 22
As authorities laid out their case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, the narrative that emerged Thursday sounded like that of a filmmaker who wrote, cast, directed and starred in a short movie.

Chicago's Vast Camera Network Helped Solve Smollett Case

Chicago's Vast Camera Network Helped Solve Smollett Case

By Tammy Webber | Feb 22
Police tapped into Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners' doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him.

Celebrities, Athletes, Others Accused of Lying to the Public

Celebrities, Athletes, Others Accused of Lying to the Public

Feb 22
The alleged fabrication is one of the biggest superstar scandals in recent memory, but Jussie Smollett joins a list of celebrities, athletes and others who faced a similar backlash.

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Feb 21
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to react to the latest developments involving "Empire" star Jussie Smollett.

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