Tuesday March 19, 2019

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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…

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…

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…

Matt Kuchar finally paid up, but it may already be too late

This just in from the better-late-than-never department: Matt Kuchar came to his senses and has vowed to pay the caddie he stiffed three months ago in Mexico the fair wage he deserved in the first place. In a recent interview with Golf.com, caddie David Giral Ortiz said he felt he deserved $50,000 for his work, which is $79,000 less than Kuchar’s regular caddie, not the $5,000 he received from Kuchar.  More…

Katy Perry ‘Blackface’ Shoe to Be Pulled from Shelves

Katy Perry’s shoe that is under scrutiny for resembling blackface is about to be yanked. Katy’s got a whole shoe line for sale at retailers like Dillard’s and Walmart — and a couple of her designs feature what looks similar to blackface.  More…

Rob Lowe deletes Elizabeth Warren ‘chief’ joke after Hollywood backlash

Actor Rob Lowe removed a Twitter post that poked fun at U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday out of concern that “some peeps got upset.” “Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief,’” Lowe wrote in the now-deleted post, in an apparent reference to the controversy over Warren’s claims of Native American heritage.  More…

‘Extra’ host suspended over sexual misconduct allegations

"Extra" host A.J. Calloway was suspended over the weekend after new allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him. Warner Brothers told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that Calloway, who was arrested in June on a sexual assault charge that was later dropped, has been suspended as several women have come forward with new allegations.  More…

Grammys 2019: Complete award winners list, snubs and more

Music’s biggest night is going down Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles — but you’ll only see a small portion of the winners when the Grammy Awards 2019 telecast airs on CBS.  More…

Joy Behar Under Fire for Darkening Her Skin to Dress as “A Beautiful African Woman”

Virginia politicians aren’t the only public figures coming under fire for wearing blackface. On Wednesday, a video resurfaced of The View‘s Joy Behar proudly discussing dressing as “a beautiful African woman” at a Halloween party decades ago.  More…

Golden Globes Fiji Water model is suing the brand

The model who went viral after photobombing red carpet photos at the Golden Globes while holding a tray of Fiji Water bottles is reportedly going after the brand for using her newfound fame as a marketing tool without her permission.  More…

Grace Hightower wants Robert De Niro divorce to be public

Robert De Niro’s estranged wife, Grace Hightower, is torturing the publicity shy actor by forcing him to go to court and run a gantlet of reporters and photographers, a source close to the actor says. The famously private De Niro initially filed for divorce in December under “Anonymous v. Anonymous.”  More…

Trump golfs with greats Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus at his Florida club

President Trump said he had a “great morning” golfing with pros Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods Saturday at his private club in Florida.  More…

TV producer fired over Tom Brady graphic, says ‘it was a little wink’ to Steelers fans

The TV news producer who was fired this week after labeling a chyron: “Known Cheater” underneath footage of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said despite the publicity he’s been getting, most people have recognized it was in jest.  More…

Celine Dion comments on fans worried about her new super-slim frame

Celine Dion fans are concerned about the star after she’s appeared significantly skinnier in a handful of recent public events. However, the singer says she feels better than ever at age 50 and doesn’t have time for the critics anymore.  More…