Sadly, Jussie Smollett‘s troubles with the law are not over yet.
The “Empire” actor is again facing charges for the alleged faking of a hate crime he suffered in January 2019.
The Daily Beast reports that, Jussie has been “indicted on six counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly making false statements to the Chicago Police Department,” according to Special Prosecutor Dan Webb.
Webb is a former US attorney appointed to continue investigating the case after it was dropped in March 2019. A statement from his office read:
Smollett planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred.
The Osundairo brothers, who were first accused of the hate crime, released a statement following the new indictment:
The Osundairo brothers are aware of the new charges brought against Jussie Smollett today by the grand jury. As stated before, they are fully committed to the public knowing the truth about what occurred on January 29, 2019. The Osundairo brothers will continue to cooperate with that process and they thank the Special Prosecutor’s office for their tireless work in seeing that justice was administered.
Back in January, Jussie claimed that two men, both white and wearing ski masks, beat him up, put his head in a noose, and screamed, “This is MAGA country.”
He is popularly known for playing Jamal Lyon in hit tv show “Empire”
Nana Ama McBrown Celebrates Her Daughter’s First Birthday With A Newly Built Canteen For An Orphanage
ASHANTI REGION KUMASI, GHANA, February 23rd, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown went on a gift-giving spree on February 21 as her daughter turned one.
Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown went on a gift-giving spree as her daughter turned one.
A day to baby Maxin’s birthday, the actress announced on her social media handle she would be giving out goodies to some of her followers.
Baby Maxin turned one year old on Friday, February 21, 2020. Later, McBrown, in the company of family and friends headed out to Ashan Children’s Village in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to commission a 100 seater canteen, she built for the orphanage.
The canteen which will also serve as an assembly hall has a fixed television set and stocked refrigerator.
Speaking during the donation, McBrown indicated her actions were to honour the promises she made to God prior to the childbirth.
She also distributed gift items including drinks, biscuits and water to the orphanage.
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Lauren London Speaks On Dating Rumors With Diddy; This Is What She Had To Say.
Lauren London is still grieving, so she does not have time for relationship rumors.
According to Page Six, some fans started speculating if the girlfriend of the late Nipsey Hussle had struck up a romance with P. Diddy after he posted a photo of them at the Roc Nation pre-GRAMMY brunch on his Instagram, with the caption:
“More Lost Files … Me & My Sister @laurenlondon at the @rocnation brunch.”
Lauren London took to her Instagram to make sure fans know that she still only has eyes for Hussle. She wrote:
“I’m all love and peace but never forget….I’m a woman in grief and I don’t play about Nip, my family ,my character and code. Bout to drink a green juice to start the day though.”
She also posted the message: “Stop f**king with me and my name. Now let me get back to healing.”
Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s death and he is certainly not forgotten.
Tyler Perry’s New Comedy About Kid Rapper ‘Young Dylan’ Drops Trailer
Young Dylan, also known as Dylan Gilmer, is set to take his talents to TV with the help of Tyler Perry. Nickelodeon’s new series, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, will premiere Feb. 29, at 8:30 (ET/PT).
According to the press release, the show description states, “Dylan’s grandmother Viola (Aloma Wright) realizes that raising her grandson is too much to take on, so she decides to send him to live indefinitely with her affluent son Myles Wilson (Carl Anthony Payne II), his wife Yasmine (Mieko Hillman) and their two kids Rebecca (Celina Smith) and Charlie (Hero Hunter). Suddenly, the Wilson family household needs to adapt as lifestyles clash between rising hip-hop star Young Dylan and his straight-laced cousins.”
Perry made a surprise visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show last October, when Gilmer was a guest, and announced that the young rapper would be starring in his own TV series.
“I’m excited to work with Brian (Robbins) and the team at Nickelodeon and find creative ways to reach new audiences,” Perry told Degeneres. “I love creating comedy television and can’t wait to work with the talented Young Dylan.”
The 10-year-old phenom has been seen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and at NBA All-Star Weekend in 2019.
Watch the first clip of Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan below:
Kenyan Director Lands Hollywood Gig
NAIROBI – KENYA, Thursday February 20, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – Award-winning Kenyan director, Wanuri Kahiu, known for her controversial, locally produced film, “Rafiki”, has been selected to direct an upcoming movie in the United States based on the novel The Black Kids.
Taking to social media, the producer cum author shared the new project alert, expressing her excitement for the major, upcoming task.
“New project alert: Excited to be working with Gotham on this,” she tweeted.
In the film, Wanuri, who is under Gotham Group’s management, will share the stage with among others; Allison Davis- a world-renowned producer and writer who will be adapting it.
Kahiu’s previous film, Rafiki was banned in Kenya ahead of its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it made history as the first Kenyan film to be selected.
In September 2018, however, the High Court temporarily lifted the ban imposed on the film to allow it to be considered for an award at the Oscars. However, it missed out on the nomination.
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