Linda Fairstein, the former New York prosecutor who racially profiled the so-called Central Park Five, says director Ava DuVernay concocted a "basket of lies" about her in the new Netflix Series "When They See Us."

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Jussie Smollett is reportedly suicidal after his character, Jamal Lyon, was axed from Fox TV’s soap opera Empire next season. Variety.com reports Empire was renewed at the final hour on Tuesday. 20th Century Fox executives negotiated a contract extension for Smollett, but decided not to bring his character back next season.

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Empire creator Lee Daniels shared the cast reaction to Jussie Smollett's ongoing criminal case in a video on his Instagram account on Wednesday night.

The fallout continues as Empire's TV ratings crashed to a new low for the 2nd consecutive week.

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R. Kelly cried his eyes out during an explosive interview with Gayle King which will air on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, March 6. The troubled singer sat down for his first interview since his arrest for aggravated sexual abuse of three minors.

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Oprah Winfrey is bracing for public backlash after she choose to side with 2 accusers at the center of a shameless Michael Jackson documentary titled Leaving Neverland. The documentary will analyze all of the gossip, rumors and innuendoes about Michael's predilection for young Caucasian boys.

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Marvel Studios gambled on a majority Black cast for its big screen adaptation of the Black Panther comic book series. That gamble paid off when Black Panther landed in the top 5 of the biggest-grossing movies of all time. At the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, Black Panther became the first movie to win an Oscar Award for Marvel Studios.

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Jussie Smollett is no longer a cast member of Fox TV's hit musical Empire. The disgraced actor's character, Jamal Lyon, was written out of the last 5 episodes of the 2nd half of season 5, which returns from the fall break in March.

Empire fans can say with certainty that the body in the casket in season 5's dramatic finale is Jamal Lyon.

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