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Jussie Smollett seen entering the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 24th September 2016

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'Empire's' Jussie Smollett Will Think Twice Before He Prank Tweets Again


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‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett has described how he got a little more than he bargained for when he joked on twitter that he might be leaving the hit show. Earlier this month Smollett had posted a cryptic tweet which hinted that his character Jamal Lyon might be leaving the show and fans were so unhappy that creator Lee Daniels even received death threats.

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett caused trouble with fans on twitter when he hinted he may be leaving ‘Empire’.

"I was thinking like my little core group of amazing fans would be like, ‘What?' But it just went so much further. Like there were calls about it and Lee (Daniels) was getting death threats about it," Smollett told Fox at a cast event on Friday (May 20).

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Jussie Smollett - 'Empire' FYC ATAS event at Zanuck Theater - Arrivals at FOX Lot Zanuck Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th May 2016

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Jussie Smollett , Frank Gatson - LuxxBall 2016 Birthday Celebration for the Legendary Damon held at Stage 48 - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 31st March 2016

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Jussie Smollett - Human Rights Campaign 2016 Los Angeles Gala Dinner Inside at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 19th March 2016

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Jussie Smollett, Ilene Chaiken and Lee Daniels

Trai Byers, Lee Daniels, Bryshere Gray , Jussie Smollett - 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - 'Empire' at Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 11th March 2016

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Empire Season 2 Part 1 Official Soundtrack - Album Review


Empire, the Fox drama series with a storyline surrounding a hip-hop entertainment company (Empire Entertainment), is one of the most talked about shows in the States. This soundtrack, as well as the Season 1 disc which was released earlier this year, is comprised of songs performed on the show, by the actors/musicians themselves. The production is handled entirely by Virginia producer Timbaland, who has worked with pretty much everyone in hip-hop you can think of. Jussie Smollett, Yazz and Bre-Z make up a significant amount of the tracks on here, as well as Terrence Howard and Petey Pablo's collaboration Snitch Bitch, which was one of the main draws to giving this a listen.

Empire Season 2 Part 1 Official Soundtrack - Album Review

The opening track Born To Love You features some pretty smooth, tasteful R&B vocals from Smollett, and the trap-influenced chorus is a nice switch up that is successfully executed. Snitch Bitch was exciting for me because of Petey Pablo's return. He is on the show (apparently because Terrence Howard owed him $200, and getting Pablo a part in Empire was his way of repaying the debt), and it's good to see him back in any capacity. Petey's first album, 2001s Diary Of A Sinner: 1st Entry, is an under-rated LP with some fantastic Timbaland production, but without a proper release since 2004s Still Writing In My Diary I was unsure if we'd ever get to hear more music from the North Carolina MC. This track is a collaboration between Pablo and Howard, and although it's not terrible, it falls a little flat; the repetitive production and auto-tuned chorus fell way short of my expectations. Perhaps they were unrealistically high.

Bout To Blow is a guilty pleasure for me to be honest. Throw it on at 2 AM after a few too many and you might catch me off guard on the dancefloor. The beat creates an instant vibe, and it's proof that Timbaland still knows how to craft energetic, well-structured club-bangers. Terrence Howard and Bre-Z's Boom Boom Boom Boom is another highlight. The menacing, tribal production finds the two artists delivering aggressive lyrics over a sinister, piano-laced beat. The percussion in the hook is classic Timbaland, and the sitar line is a great addition to the simple but effective chorus. Bre-Z's appearance is very impressive; her powerful, savage delivery and consistent flow sets her apart from many of the other artists that appear on the soundtrack.

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‘Empire’ Season 2: Pitbull All Set To Make Cameo & Mariah Carey To Guest Star


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Pitbull and Mariah Carey will guest star in the upcoming season of Empire. The news about Carey’s role was revealed earlier this week at the unveiling of Carey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the show’s creator, Lee Daniels. The network behind the show, Fox, made the announcement about Pitbull on Thursday morning (6th August) at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.

Mariah CareyMariah Carey at the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2015.

Read More: Empire Co-Stars Trai Byers & Grace Gealey Are Engaged!

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See Mariah Carey's Match.com Profile In The Vegas Set Video For 'Infinity'


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Mariah Carey has finally released the video for her latest single ‘Infinity’, showing the pop diva during her Las Vegas residency at Cesar’s Palace. The video lets us in on Mariah’s new life in Vegas, showing us that when she’s not performing sold out shows the diva likes nothing more than to sing in her closet and drink champagne, while searching for dates on Match.com.

Mariah CareyMariah Carey has dropped her new video for ‘Infinity’.

Mariah unveiled the video on Tuesday morning, telling fans on Twitter ‘It's here!!!’ and thanking director Brett Ratner and co-stars Tyson Beckford and ‘Empire’s' Jussie Smollett. In the clip, footage of the singer performing the song at one of her Cesar's Palace shows is interspersed with moments of Mariah being the ultimate diva as she tries to move on from a breakup.

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‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Reveals He Is Gay: “There’s Never Been A Closet That I’ve Been In”


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Jussie Smollett has impressed audiences as of late for his portrayal of Jamal Lyon in the Fox musical soap opera 'Empire,' and as his character recently came out as gay, the 31-year-old actor has also revealed details about his own sexuality.

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Smollett publically came out as gay on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Smollett came out publically as a gay man but he chose to make the revelation in a rather private way. The former child star didn't speak about his personal life in the main interview, but he asked Ellen to film a special one-to-one chat with him backstage after the show.

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Jussie Smollett

Date of birth

21st June, 1983

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