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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    It's especially bizarre because if you were under the influence of drugs or liquor, yeah maybe you do things you don't normally do, like steal 20 bucks, steal a car radio or pawn your parents vcr, but they don't make you suddenly organized over a course of days or weeks to send yourself a letter, discuss getting yourself beaten up and how you shouldn't be too hurt but just hurt enough and then write out a check. Like what?
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    I think the most fascinating thing now is to watch JSs team publicly float various ideas to see what might work They have said they will mount a rigourous defense and that he definitely didn't lie. But then what is the plan there since the brothers admitted they did this? Is js's team going to argue that the brothers attacked him out of anger or spite and then said js was in on it once they got caught? Are they going to argue that the brothers confession was somehow coerced by Chicago PD? It could all get so messy and ugly. Then the stories floating around that js has an untreated drug problem and that might somehow explain things or make him sympathetic. Is that going to be part of his legal plan, that his drug problem had something to do with this or that it should be a factor in sentencing?
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    Colt & Larissa & Debbie: Me, You, and Bith Phtew

    https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/90-day-fiance-star-larissa-has-romantic-date-night-with-new-man/amp/ I still think a 26 year old is probably a mistake, but she looks happy and it would be great if he wasn't into social media. That would be great for her.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    https://pagesix.com/2019/02/22/jussie-smollett-claims-he-has-an-untreated-drug-problem/amp/ I don't know how to clear my editor, but I'm going to drop this off here...any thoughts?
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    That makes sense. I'm sure there is someone out there who fits the bill
  6. Blink 182, Kanye West and Kylie Jenner will all be there!
  7. I know right! It really is the gift that keeps giving. I remember Billy saying that everyone at fyre festival would get free tickets to fyre festival two. Because you know that guy has the balls to offer up free tickets to a disaster event that never happened. I feel like Billy would probably hold the next fyre festival on that remote island where they shoot visitors with arrows. Just shoot a snappy video and invite some people from the internet!
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    I haven't watched this show in a minute, but do you think a direct recast wouldn't make you think of JS? I'm curious. I totally understand Lee Daniels motivation for wanting to keep the character, but might it not be possible to just send jussie off on a vacation and have a new character written on the show to display certain character traits? I mean getting a new Darren worked for Bewitched so I guess there is a precedent.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    I wouldn't expect anyone to think the police would cover their eyes and ears. But I don't think the police can compel a victim to file a police report (which is what the charge against JS flows from) So it seems possible to argue that you maybe thought he was going to dupe the public, but you really didn't know or should have been expected to know that he would file a false police report. It seems like JS thought that the "beating" would be captured on video ( but the camera was pointed in the wrong direction) and then he may not have been compelled to file a report since the video of him getting beaten would have spoken for itself. I think the case could have always been investigated even if he didn't file a report....so he may not have really planned to. Now that I think of it, I don't even know if lying to the police is a crime per se. Like if you didn't really commit a crime, but you lied about knowing about it, I suppose that could charged with obstruction or conspiracy after the act. But if the police, without a police report had decided to investigate the "beating" and with only the video of the "beating" would anyone be liable? When you talk to an officer I don't think you're under oath, especially if you're a victim. I don't think lying to the police is ever a good idea but I think the question of the brothers potential culpability is an interesting one.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    That's interesting, I mean they didn't really commit an assault or battery if JS was in on it. I guess they could be conspirators to the filing of a false police report, but I think they would have had to have known or have been expected to know that was going to happen. And did they know that, I don't know. They could have only known or been expected to know that js was going to lie to the public to gain sympathy. Not that he was going to officially file a report to involve the police.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/pagesix.com/2019/02/21/jussie-smolletts-lawyers-say-he-was-betrayed-by-the-legal-system/amp/ Well, I guess the best defense is a good offense. I guess he really has no other choice but it's about to get even uglier.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    I don't particularly think empire ratings will see a substantial bump...however, JSs next interview, the one where he explains why or at least answers the hard questions will be a ratings bonanza. I know I'll be watching it, mostly out of morbid curiosity and a little real curiosity. I cannot imagine a journalist who won't want that interview. He will have his pick, Oprah, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper, hell is Larry king still alive?
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    It doesn't make any sense, but I think there are some people who don't think about the risk, only the reward. In this case, I think his objective, as someone else said was to raise his status. Especially in the activist community. He has been pretty public with his distaste for the current administration. If he could be an openly gay black actor on a popular show who could directly link trump supporters to a hate crime against him, his profile, particularly politically would rise. Could that additional name recognition and activism and increased popularity lead to more opportunities and a bigger check? Probably. He would go from being an actor on a popular TV show to something much bigger.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    True, but we held onto him for a minute after that verdict. Having him invited into black churches and wearing a kinte cloth. I mean, I totally agree that he was more of a symbol than anything else, but sometimes we just gotta maybe not be as loyal.
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    Empire in the Media: Read It In Billboard

    I think you have absolutely hit the nail on the head. I think he has gone after trump before which is fine, but I think that he was maybe hoping to become a more important voice in the activist community. And somehow maybe get into a public kerfuffle with the administration. Which would further raise his profile. This would be a huge mistake. As a community, we need to learn when to let certain people go and stop with the unquestioned and uncritical loyalty. We should have cut OJ, and we need to likely cut r. Kelly, and this is probably another situation where we need to be a little more critical as a community.
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