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Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”

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Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”
As Chicago police declare a significant shift in “the trajectory of the investigation” of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett nearly three weeks ago, the attorneys for the Empire star has come out swinging tonight in his defense.

“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” said defense lawyers Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson in a statement obtained by Deadline.

He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack,” the Chicago-based attorneys add of the supposed assault in the early hours of January 29. “Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.” (Read The Full Statement Below)

Earlier Saturday, a law enforcement official close to the Chicago
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The Dance Team From That Viral Harry Potter Video Just Got a Perfect Score For This Routine

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Guys. When I say I've been waiting for a new routine from the Pac dance team since October, I'm not exaggerating. The students from Walden Grove High School wowed me last year, not only with their viral Harry Potter moves, but with every single performance they gave on America's Got Talent. The team recently returned to the spotlight to compete in the Arizona state championships, and, spoiler alert: they took home the top honor with a Perfect score.

Related: Ariana Grande Would Definitely Say "Yuh" to This "Break Up With Your Girlfriend" Dance Video

Decked out in their own fraternity-inspired outfits that gave me major Beyoncé at Coachella vibes, they performed to hits like Jennifer Lopez's "Dinero" and Kanye West's "Ghost Town." Prepare yourself to be wowed again, and watch the full routine above. Congrats to the five-time state champions!
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Oscar Nominee Yalitza Aparicio Shares Her Most Embarrassing Moment on the Set of Roma

Oscar Nominee Yalitza Aparicio Shares Her Most Embarrassing Moment on the Set of Roma
Yalitza Aparicio makes her Oscar-nominated performance in Roma seem easy, but it wasn’t all a walk in the park for the newcomer.

The 25-year-old breakout star of Alfonso Cuarón’s new film is opening up about what it was like making the Netflix movie — including her most embarrassing moment on the set — in People’s latest issue, on stands now.

“Definitely the scene in which I was showering because at first I thought that I would have to be naked and once they explained that I wasn’t then I could get over it, but I was really shy in the beginning,
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Alec Baldwin Thinks Donald Trump’s Attacks May Be ‘A Threat To My Safety’

Alec Baldwin is starting to take Donald Trump’s attacks on him very seriously. Related: ‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Delivers Nonsensical State Of Emergency Press Conference The actor recently returned to Global’s “Saturday Night Live” to play the U.S. president, sparking a bizarre response from Trump on Twitter. Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on
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Yes, Happy Death Day 2U Has a Postcredits Scene - Here's Why It's a Big Deal

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Yes, Happy Death Day 2U Has a Postcredits Scene - Here's Why It's a Big Deal
Warning: this post contains spoilers for Happy Death Day 2U!

Ladies and gentlemen, the movie overlords have graciously blessed us with a sequel to 2017's best horror surprise, Happy Death Day. Now that we've got a second go-around, the highly anticipated Happy Death Day 2U is jam-packed with even more creepy baby masks, plenty of gruesome new deaths, and a gripping ride that keeps you guessing and laughing 'til the very end. Speaking of the end, I bet you're wondering about the all-important question that seems to hover over nearly every movie release nowadays: should you stay put after the credits or would it be a waste of time? Allow me to unravel the mystery just for you. And I'll even go so far as to describe it, if that's something you're into.

I have really excellent news about the postcredits situation in Happy Death Day 2U. First of all,
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Kardashians File Trademarks for North, Saint, True, Stormi and Chicago

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This'll make Grandma Kris happy -- Kim, Khloe and Kylie are expanding the family business ... adding their brood to the mix. The Kardashian-Jenner sisters have filed docs to trademark the names of their kids -- Saint, North and Chicago West along with True Thompson and Stormi Webster. In docs, obtained by TMZ, their mommas say they want to slap the kids' names on a number of products ... including a clothing line, toys and skin care products.
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R. Kelly's 2008 Acquittal Result of Threats, Payoffs Says Michael Avenatti

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R. Kelly's 2008 Acquittal Result of Threats, Payoffs Says Michael Avenatti
R. Kelly was acquitted in his child porn case because of witness intimidation, evidence tampering, physical threats and payments to witnesses ... so claims attorney Michael Avenatti. Avenatti does not get specific as to why he believes the various misdeeds were allegedly committed during the 2008 trial. Kelly's current lawyer, who was not involved in the 2008 case, tells TMZ, the lawyers who repped R. Kelly had the highest integrity and Avenatti's claims are baseless. Avenatti has been actively involved in the R.
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Black Women Are an Integral Part of a New Era of TV, and It's Absolutely F*cking Necessary

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It was during a five-hour-plus flight back home from a work trip that I came across The Incredible Jessica James on Netflix (which I initially thought was the first season of a show and was heartbroken to find out I was wrong). The movie has everything I love in my flicks - a quirky (but not annoying) protagonist, an awkward love interest, and that modern millennial romance that makes us wince in secondhand embarrassment, while wishing we had that kind of love. Plus, Jessica James is played by Jessica Williams, who I basically want to be when I grow up. So it's safe to say that I was going to enjoy it. By the end of the movie, I was crying.

She's creative, smart, a little bitter, a lot jaded, full of swagger, and black. Just like me.

I wasn't crying because the movie is particularly heartbreaking
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Ryan Garcia Fires Back at Floyd Mayweather with $1 Million Demand

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If Floyd Mayweather wants to do business with undefeated boxing star Ryan Garcia (17-0) ... he's gonna have to break out the checkbook!! Garcia just watched our video where Floyd tells TMZ Sports he wants the 20-year-old to fight one of his rising stars, Rolando "Rolly" Romero, if he wants to get the Big money fight with Gervonta "Tank" Davis. Garcia says he's down to scrap with Rolly -- but he's got demands of his own
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Emily Blunt May Not Be Singing Mary Poppins at the Oscars, but You'll Be Excited About Who Is!

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Emily Blunt May Not Be Singing Mary Poppins at the Oscars, but You'll Be Excited About Who Is!
The Academy has found a voice for its Mary Poppins Returns performance at the Oscars on Feb. 24, but, no, it's not Emily Blunt. Instead, the ever-iconic Bette Midler will sing "The Place Where Lost Things Go," accompanied by the film's lyricist and composer Marc Shaiman.

"So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that's singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24," Midler tweeted on Saturday. "So excited!!"

Midler and Shaiman are longtime friends, according to Variety, and he expressed his excitement for their collaboration on Facebook. "Could I have ever imagined that one day Bette Midler would sing a song I co-wrote with Scott Wittman for a sequel to 'Mary Poppins' at the Academy Awards?! My heart is exploding."

"The Place Where Lost Things Go," is one of five nominated songs expected to be performed next Sunday. Can the Oscars get here already?
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Who Will Win America's Got Talent: The Champions?

Who Will Win America's Got Talent: The Champions?
Rounds of fierce competition between talented acts from around the world has all been leading up to this: America's Got Talent: The Champions finals. NBC's reality competition drafted 50 contestants from the Got Talent shows from around the world and put them all on the stage for Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Heidi Klum to judge. Now, the 50 have become 12: Cristina Ramos, Preacher Lawson, Darci Lynne Farmer, Deadly Games, Kechi, Brian Justin Crum, Jon Dorenbos, Angelica Hale, Kseniya Simonova, Paul Potts, Susan Boyle and Shin Lim. They're magicians, sand artists, singers, comedians and extreme knife throwers all vying for the coveted title. Some have won their seasons of Got Talent, others simply...
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Emma Watson Reunited With Tom Felton and He Captured a Beautiful Photo of Her

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Emma Watson Reunited With Tom Felton and He Captured a Beautiful Photo of Her
We've been treated to a few Emma Watson and Tom Felton reunions in the past year, and we've not had enough of them just yet. In December, they had a beachside meet up and took the most adorable photo, which we aren't ashamed to say we'd frame for our home. They also met up with fellow Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis, and it gave us all the feels.

On Sunday, Emma and Tom hung out again, and our hearts can't take the photo Tom captured of Emma, looking chilled out wearing a floral top and baseball cap. She shared the image on her Instagram with the caption, "Friends capture you best". She's definitely got that one right. Can we sign up for Tom to take our pic too?
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Kim Kardashian Says North West Doesn't Have a Boyfriend

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Kim Kardashian is shooting down any notion that her 5-year-old daughter, North West, has a serious boyfriend -- or as she puts it ... the kid is 5. Duh. Kkw was leaving the Hollywood Beauty Awards Sunday night at Avalon, where our photog asked if Consquence's 7-year-old son, Caiden, publicly courting North should be taken seriously. If ya missed it, Caiden's been putting on a full-court press ... on social media, anyway. View this post on Instagram Shout out to Northie,
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Badass Bo Peep Teams Up With Woody on a Rescue Misson in This Toy Story 4 Clip

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Badass Bo Peep Teams Up With Woody on a Rescue Misson in This Toy Story 4 Clip
Are you ready for a whole new Little Bo Peep, Toy Story fans? Because she's taking control in the fourth film, and we personally can't wait to see her in action. Fortunately, we got a little taste of what she'll be like courtesy of Good Morning America on Friday.

A few weeks after Disney revealed her badass makeover (above), the voice of Bo Peep, Annie Potts, stopped by Gma to share a new clip from Toy Story 4 featuring her character. In it, we see Bo Peep and Woody teaming up with the rest of the toys - Buzz, Jessie, the Barbies, Slinky, and more - to try to get a bedroom window open so they can escape and rescue a toy stranded outside in a rain-filled gutter. It's a tense, exciting scene, but it also shows Bo in her flouncy dress and bonnet - so, what's the deal?

According to Potts,
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Veronika Khomyn In Tiny Bikini Helping Sean McVay Get Over Super Bowl Loss

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Veronika Khomyn In Tiny Bikini Helping Sean McVay Get Over Super Bowl Loss
How's Sean McVay getting over the Rams' devastating Super Bowl loss to the Patriots?? You're looking at it ... and we gotta say -- it's getting tough to feel bad for the L.A. head coach now. McVay and his smokin' hot Gf, Veronika Khomyn, hit up what appears to be Hawaii (for the second offseason in a row) ... and seems she's helpin' him get through his dark times. There's a tiny bikini ... a pool
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Luke Walton Tells TMZ Sports 'LeBron and I Get Along Just Fine'

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Lakers' head coach Luke Walton says he doesn't know Anything about reports of friction between him and LeBron James ... telling TMZ Sports, "LeBron and I get along just fine." The 38-year-old head coach had just touched down at Lax where he let us ask some Lakers questions -- and couldn't have been nicer about it.  On how the season is going so far, Luke told us he thinks it's "good" but points out how injuries to guys like LeBron,
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From Berry Lips to Bronze Lids: Top Beauty Trends You Can Try Irl

In search of some makeup inspiration? Take a look at the runways. As another fashion month leaves its mark on the industry, it also launches dozens of new looks, trends and ideas for stylish spectators to draw inspiration from, try out on their own and perhaps like so much that they become part of their signature look. Sure, fashion weeks around the world are home to some of the most creative and dazzling avant-garde designs, but if your daily schedule consists more of a cubicle than catwalk, there are still ways to translate those looks to everyday life—especially when it comes to the beauty trends that are born backstage. From matte red pouts at Oscar de la Renta to bronze lids at...
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Why This Pair of Classic Levi's Is All Over Instagram

Around here we're practical people, but we also appreciate a good Instagram trend. After all, it is our job to scour the internet, keeping a close eye on what the celebs are wearing so we can relay it to you. And when we notice a certain $98 pair of Levi's jeans popping up on what feels like every trendsetter's feed, we're in full investigation mode. That's right: We're talking about the Levi's 501 Skinny. It's an old-school style, but lately it's been everywhere and we couldn't be more here for it. Upon first glance, this certain pair of jeans just has the right vibe—you know that low-key, who-is-she kind of feel. We love 'em in all washes, but we've also got to give it...
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T.I. Halts 'Family Hustle' Production After Sister Lands in Hospital

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T.I. Halts 'Family Hustle' Production After Sister Lands in Hospital
T.I. and Tiny have zero interest in filming "Family & Hustle" without one of their own ... so they've shut down production following a bad car crash involving the rapper's sister. Sources close to production tell TMZ ... T.I. and Tiny halted production Wednesday after learning the rapper's sister, Precious Harris, got in a serious car accident in Atlanta earlier that morning. It's unclear what led to the car crash but here's what we know ... sources say Precious hit a pole,
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Soulja Boy and Blac Chyna Started Dating to Piss Off Tyga

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Soulja Boy and Blac Chyna Started Dating to Piss Off Tyga
Soulja Boy and Blac Chyna's relationship started as a total troll job against Tyga, but just like in a rom com ... it transformed into the real deal. Sources close to the new couple tell TMZ ... when they initially started chatting a couple weeks ago by sliding into each other's DMs, they concocted a plan to piss off Tyga -- start pretending they were dating. As you know ... Tyga is Chyna's ex and Soulja
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