Saturday February 23, 2019
Today's Tabloid News

Some celebs start to backtrack support for Jussie Smollett

It’s time to eat crow for the hordes of politicians and celebrities who rushed to condemn the Jussie Smollett “hate attack.’’ Some were walking back their words or deleting old tweets this week — while others turned silent — as cops detailed how he allegedly staged the attack on himself:  More…

Jeffrey Skilling released from prison after 12 years

Jeffrey Skilling, the CEO of Enron ahead of its stunning collapse, has been released from prison after serving 12 years of a 24-year sentence.  More…

This Idaho teenager is making $50,000 on Seattle slush

When David Holston’s friend told him Seattle wouldn’t be prepared for all the snow, he got into his plow truck and drove from Idaho. The trip has paid off.  More…

The list of bogus ‘hate crimes’ in Trump era is long

In the wake of the arrest of actor Jussie Smollett, who was charged with staging his own racist and homophobic attack, here are just some of the other crimes that have been given prominent play by the media since the 2016 election — often accompanied by politicians decrying, “This is America today” — that turned out to be frauds:  More…

Jussie Smollett Returns to ‘Empire’ Set After Posting Bail

Jussie Smollett is back on the set of “Empire” in Chicago following his release from police custody on Thursday, Variety has learned. Smollett was released after posting bail in Chicago after police charged him with staging what was originally reported as a hate crime last month. He was originally intended to film throughout this week on the Fox series, but his role was dramatically reduced in light of his ongoing legal troubles.  More…

What Happened to Opie?

Chicago police rip Jussie Smollett for staging attack to ‘advance his career’

Jussie Smollett staged his own hate attack because he was “dissatisfied” with his salary, the Chicago police superintendent said on Thursday — as he excoriated the “Empire” star for taking “advantage of the pain and anger and racism to advance his career.”  More…

Why Amazon’s Queens fiasco is reminiscent of an old Bronx flub

It’s déjà vu all over again. A decade ago, The Bronx was poised for the retail redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory. There were many neighborhood critics, including unions, at the time. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. railed against the plan for future stores to pay the demanded $10, stating in effect that no jobs were better than low-paying jobs.  More…

Cook County state’s attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

The Cook County state’s attorney has recused herself from the investigation surrounding Jussie Smollett, as Chicago police continue to dig into the alleged hate crime attack the actor claims occurred last month. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself on Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear why. First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats will take over the case as acting state’s attorney.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s Lawyers File Massive Lawsuit Against The Washington Post

Lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a massive $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday and warned, "this is only the beginning."  More…

Robin Roberts says cops felt Jussie Smollett was credible at time of interview

“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts addressed on Monday’s show her exclusive interview with Jussie Smollett, saying that Chicago police believed the “Empire” actor was credible at the time of their sit-down. “When I sat down with Jussie it was Tuesday night in Chicago, at the time to give his first account, publicly give his first account of what he said happened,” Roberts said.  More…

Is this 26-ingredient, $38 cocktail worth it?

It’s everything but the kitchen drink. The 90-proof A-Z Cocktail, now on offer at the Times Square W hotel’s Living Room Bar, is one powerful potion. It’s made of 26 different elements, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet (angostura bitters from Trinidad to start, Zoco pacharán liqueur from Spain to finish). Of the 26 ingredients, only three are nonalcoholic.  More…

Bill would ban cigarette sales to anyone under 100 in Hawaii

Cigarettes in Hawaii may soon go up in smoke — thanks to a proposed bill that aims to bar sales of them to anyone under the age of 100.  More…

Jussie Smollett reveals the left’s greatest weakness

Conservatives may have a hard time isolating one thing that can be considered the greatest weakness of the left: intellectual weakness. The left’s desire to believe anything that paints Trump supporters in a negative light blinds them to obvious falsehoods. Jussie Smollett’s story was difficult for rational people to believe, but hatred for MAGA makes otherwise rational people unhinged and gullible.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer Plans To Sue Nathan Phillips For Defamation

An attorney representing Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student who was smeared as a bigot when he was, in fact, the victim, will be suing Nathan Phillips, the Native American activist who lied about his encounter with the teen.  More…