The charges against Smollett included an accusation that the “Empire” actor staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself and arranged for two brothers to carry it out. He denied the charges. Prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Smollett on March 26.
Once the charges were dropped, the court approved Smollet’s lawyer’s request to seal the case, but it was unsealed Thursday at the request of The New York Times and news other organizations that argued for the need for transparency, the Times reported.
The ruling by Judge Steven G. Watkins of the Circuit Court of Cook County may lead to some answers as to why the office dropped the charges.
The files are expected to be made available to the public some time Thursday afternoon, but were not available
Jamie Foxx handled his slip up like a champ #TheJeffersons #AllInTheFamily #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/0ikaf8YlkJ
- Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) May 23, 2019
After struggling to deliver the line, the In Living Color alum caught himself by breaking character and shouting to the audience, "It's live! People sitting at
In honor of the whole new world being brought to the big screen, we sat down with Naomi Scott (Jasmine) and Mena Massoud (Aladdin) to see how well they really know the animated classic. The duo competed against each other with the ultimate Aladdin trivia, in which we quizzed them on everything from iconic song lyrics . . .
. . . to Genie's best impersonations.
Watch the full video above to see who came out on top - and be sure to catch Scott and Massoud in Aladdin, now in theaters everywhere!
Disney's live-action adaptation of Aladdin has several key differences from the original animated tale of a thief with a heart of gold. Obviously, the Guy Ritchie-directed reboot has to make a few changes to account for the fact that it's no longer animated, but thankfully, much of the story remains the same. Of all the things that are different - which includes updated musical numbers, a more involved arc for Jasmine, and new characters - one of the most interesting changes is the upgrade in Genie's story.
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For those who haven't watched the 1992 film in a long while, here's a bit of a refresher: When Aladdin finds Genie in the lamp, he explains that he's been in there for 10,000 years and has never been freed by any master. Aladdin promises to
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According to IndieWire, Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo, a nearly four-hour film from Blue Is the Warmest Color director Abdellatif Kechiche, contains one long scene of what appears to be un-simulated oral sex between a man and a woman and also focuses heavily on women’s bottoms.
Intermezzo is the sequel to Kechiche’s 2017 movie Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno; both movies are based on the French novel “La Blessure, la vraie.”
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Cut to two years later and I have yet to feel differently about the 55-year-old actor, who is currently doing press for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with another eternally handsome A-lister, Leonardo DiCaprio. The two looked so hot in their recent Esquire spread that it was frankly a little uncomfortable. And don't get me started on Brad in a tuxedo and bow tie, hamming it up on the red carpet in Cannes.
Given Ouatih's July release date, we can plan on seeing a lot more of Brad in the coming months. He's also starring as an astronaut in the upcoming adventure drama Ad Astra,
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The movie, based on the iconic Sega video game franchise, is being delayed by three months after backlash over the character’s appearance in the first trailer for the film.
Director Jeff Fowler tweeted that it was “taking a little more time to make Sonic just right,” on Friday.
Instead of opening on Nov. 8, the film will now be released on Valentine’s Day, 2020, according to Variety.
In April, Fowler confirmed “design changes” were being made to Sonic after fans blasted the preview.
“Thank you for the support. And the criticism.
It seems as though Moore had a similar reaction when she first saw herself in costume and makeup. "It was very unsettling," the actress told Popsugar ahead of her upcoming appearance at Play/Ground. "It also took a really long time; it took about five and a half hours." She added that by the time she finally arrived on set, the cast and crew couldn't even look her in the eye.
Earlier this week, Will admitted that his role on Fresh Prince inspired the persona he gave the Genie in Disney's upcoming Aladdin movie. And we have the Genie to thank for granting us this adorable reunion! Check out Will, Alfonso, and Tatyana's photos from the premiere ahead.
Luke P. is already revealing his feelings for Hannah! #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/XnQ3SuJwUk
- The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) May 19, 2019
While everyone was shocked about his revelation (including Hannah), it clearly worked in his favor as he was eventually crowned "Mr. Right." Shortly after the pageant, Hannah took a moment to sort things out as Luke pulled her aside for some one-on-one time.
While making an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday, the Booksmart actress revealed she “hated it when I was a child.”
“My mom said I would always cover my ears and say, ‘This is too loud,'” she shared.
Lourd, who had a small part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will appear in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, stressed to Cohen that she “really digs” the franchise now.
Taking place in 1969, the film will also be backdropped by the Manson Family murders, with Margot Robbie portraying Sharon Tate. In case you're wondering how that real-life tragedy will intersect with Tarantino's fictional characters, the new footage reveals that Cliff's girlfriend will introduce him to cult leader Charles Manson, and Rick is seen living next door to Tate.
Elaborating on the premise at CinemaCon nearly a year ago, Tarantino said, "It takes place at the height of the counter-culture explosion, at the height of the hippie revolution,
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