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Jussie Smollett has apparently joined the growing coalition of LGBT+ celebrities who renounced their homosexuality.

Jussie was seen walking arm-in-arm with a mystery woman after having a romantic dinner at the Soho Grand Restaurant in Manhattan's Downtown area on October 2.

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Jussie and his date were spotted a day before rapper Lil Nas X appeared to renounce his homosexuality in a tweet on October 1.

Other notables who renounced their homosexuality include viral stars Antoine Dodson and Andrew Caldwell.

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Jussie came out publicly during an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2016.

"It was really important to me to make sure that it got across that there is no closet," he told Ellen.

"There's never been a closet that I've been in. I don't own a closet, I got a dresser, but I don't have a closet, but I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home."

He added:

"My mama knows, my mama likes me a lot and yes, I take her to 'The Sound of Music' sing-along every single year."

After a 2019 arrest for a hate crime hoax shook up his career, Jussie grew a beard and kept a low profile.

The 38-year-old former child actor is best known for his breakout role as Jamal Lyon on the FOX musical series Empire.

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Rihanna appeared to make a political statement about vaccine mandates after presenting her Savage X Fenty Show in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The Bajan beauty mogul was seen leaving Pier 59 recording studios in NYC on Friday. She wore a Vetements t-shirt with a political slogan on the front: "Think while it's still legal."

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The 33-year-old singer also wore Vetements baggy jeans, a Bottega Veneta bag and metallic pointy toe boots.

For those still waiting for new music from Rihanna, the semi-retired singer told the AP she is still working on her new album.

She said her new music will be "completely different" from what fans are used to.

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"You're not going to expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear.

"I'm really experimenting. Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I'm having fun and it's going to be completely different."

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Lori Harvey shows off the fruits of her labor in the gym. The 24-year-old Capricorn displayed her incredible abs while wearing a sports bra and baggy Vetements jeans for some shopping on Melrose Place.

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Jennifer Lopez and her daughter, Emme, lunched at Sunset Plaza before visiting the Vincent Van Gogh art exhibit in LA.

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Singer Usher wore stylish all black pajamas during a Photoshoot in Manhattan's Soho area.

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Rappers Young Thug, left, and Gunna arrived at the album release party for Belly in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday. Gunna was recently hospitalized with pneumonia. Young Thug surprised Gunna in the hospital by gifting him with four pricey watches. The two rappers are rumored to be an item.

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Rapper Lil Uzi was spotted smoking a blunt while walking his pet doberman pinscher outside a recording studio in NYC. Recording studios are the favorite target of robbing crews. So the rapper wasn't taking any chances. Back in the '70s dobermans were everywhere. But now they are in high demand, so you can expect to pay $2,500 for a doberman puppy.

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Fashion model Slick Woods shows off her bohemian style as she enjoys a night out with a friend in Hollywood.

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Lizzo proudly displayed a custom black tank top with the words "FAKE BOOBS" and "LIZZO" while out on a date with a mystery man.

The morbidly obese singer stepped out on a dinner date with her new beau at celebrity hotspot Craigs in West Hollywood.

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She showed off her curves in a black tank top which she paired with a pair of daisy dukes short shorts with tassels and a custom diamond engraved purse, also emblazoned with her name. You can't say Lizzo doesn't love herself!

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The happy couple tried to keep a low profile as he stepped out of the vehicle first, and a minute later Lizzo stepped out by herself.

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Last week Lizzo stepped out on a dinner date by herself. She wore a black T-shirt with a print of her rear end and the words "Enuff to feed the needy" on the front.

She captioned the image: "Believe me sweetie… I got enuff to feed the needy."

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Singer/actress Mary J. Blige is seen brandishing a handgun on the set of "Power Book II: Ghost" in NYC on Wednesday, July 28.

Blige plays the ruthless designer clothes-wearing drug queenpin, Monet Stewart Tejada in "Power Book II: Ghost."

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Blige is dressed in Fendi from head-to-toe as she crouches behind a dumpster for cover with a youngster during an intense shootout scene on a hardtop basketball court.

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The 50-year-old New York native has won 9 Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and has sold 100 million records worldwide.

She is best known for her No. 1 R&B hits "You Remind Me", "Real Love", "Not Gon' Cry", and "Be Without You."

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Lizzo denied posting "thirst traps" on Instagram for 'likes' and follows. "They're not thirst traps," she said when BACKGRID caught up with her.

The "Good As Hell" singer was insulted when the photog asked if anyone was sliding into her DMs (direct messages) on Instagram.

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"My DMs are full," she insisted. "They're very occupied. But they're not thirst traps. I just look good!"

"If you see me in these streets... I'm just trying to stunt on these ho*s," she laughed.

Lizzo was spotted after dining at Crossroads Kitchen restaurant in Los Angeles, on Monday night.

She wore an oversized pink and white striped dress that accentuated her curves. And, yes, she looked good! She's definitely losing weight.

Keep doing what you're doing, Lizzo!

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Atlanta Rapper T.I., 40, and his wife Tameka, 45, are seen arriving at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood for dinner with the family on March 15.

The embattled couple appeared to be in good spirts as they posed for pictures outside of the restaurant with their adorable youngest daughter, Heiress Diana Harris, 4, and their son Domani, 2nd from left.

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The couple has been laying low ever since dozens of women came forward with very serious allegations of sexual assault against them. Multiple women accused the rapper and his wife of drugging, kidnapping, sexual assault and misconduct, with some allegations stretching back more than a decade.

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In a statement issued though their attorney, Steven Sadow, T.I. and Tiny denied "in the strongest possible terms these baseless and unjustified allegations."

T.I. and Tiny don't have masks on in California because Georgia does not have a mask mandate, so they're not accustomed to wearing masks like residents in locked down states.

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EJ Johnson was seen hanging out with friends in the Soho neighborhood of New York City on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Gemini wore a revealing crop top and high waisted Chanel skirt with high top baby blue sneakers. He accessorized his outfit with a 25cm Hermès Birkin bag.

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At one point, EJ removed his face mask to get a breath of fresh air. It is mandatory to wear face masks in Democratic cities as a symbol of unity amid the weakening coronavirus pandemic.

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EJ is the son of NBA legend Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie Johnson.

He is best known for his role as a cast member on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills with Dorothy Wang.

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Draya Michele and OT Genesis were spotted after dining at a restaurant early Friday morning in Los Angeles, California. It isn't clear if they dined together or who gave her the bouquet of flowers. Draya shares two children with Washington Redskins cornerback Orlando Scandrick. OT was previously linked with BWLA's Malaysia Pargo and Malika Haqq.

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