Monday, April 29, 2019

Jussie Smollett Blindsided by Empire Fate?


Last week news leaked that Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard wrote a letter of support for Jussie Smollett begging Fox execs not to fire him after prosecutors decided to drop all 16 charges filed against him for staging a hate crime hoax in Chicago [click here if you missed that].

Their plea may have fallen on deaf ears...

From Star Magazine
Though no official announcement has been made regarding whether Jussie, 36, will still be part of the cast, should Fox renew the series for a sixth season, Star has learned that he’ll be written off - much to his surprise.
“Jussie thought he’d get to ride it out,” says an insider, adding that the actor has allegedly had private meetings with creator Lee Daniels and begged not to be killed off the show. “He thinks he’s way too important. Jussie always felt the show would send an important message to the world if his character, the gay son, continued the family’s legacy. Being written off wasn’t anything he ever imagined.”
[April 29 Star Magazine Print Edition]

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

Even if this is true, his boo Lee Daniels will cast him in a future project.

Anonymous said...

KARMA

Malika said...

White folks do far worse, but keep their jobs. I don't even think the firing was about him, when the president starts talking shit about you, its too much heat for the show. Plus let's not forget that he's on FOX, sister network, Fox News. Even if you like dude, you gotta admit, from a business standpoint, he's too risky to keep around. Sometimes you gotta dump some weight to save the ship.

Anonymous said...

I hope STAR got this right. The arrogance of this fool requires he be held to a humbling consequence.

Anonymous said...

Jessie fucked up and he is being held accountable periodT.
Kim will also take one for the team. Wont surprise a soul if Jessie ends up suing Lee for one thing or the other.

Yup Jessie no U. Zero respect.

Anonymous said...

“He thinks he’s way too important..."

Chandler Riggs ('Carl' from the Walking Dead) dad thought the same thing and you see what happen to his ass. His father was doing the most in the town where they film the show for years and producers had enough. No laws were broken in this situation either. Everyone's expandable.

Anonymous said...

Good. That gay marriage episode was terrible! He is very full of himself. They don't need to kill him of but just go away with his 'husband' ona island and never come back.

Anonymous said...

**off**

Tippie Hippie said...

He is a bi-polar, delusional, narcissist.

☛☢Twitter☺Fingers☢☚ said...

I saw this coming his way the moment the truth came out about it incident being a hoax.

Anonymous said...

Sure, others have done worst, but IMO, I feel L.Daniels' is a coon, so, no matter how much they may want to keep him on the show, it may not happen simply because their sponsors may not want to support in any way, if they are associating with Jussie. Just like what happened to Kandi and Nene after she made that horrible joke about r@pe and an Uber driver. Kandi couldn't keep her apart of the Escape tour.

Juju Infinite said...

You lost me at Star Magazine.

The King Of The Real said...

I dont watch the show

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