‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Was A Victim Of Homophobic Attack By MAGA Supporters
It has just been reported that ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett was attacked by two men in Chicago around 2 AM at a Subway restaurant. The men were both dressed in ski masks. As he walked out of the Subway he heard the men scream. “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?” The men allegedly beat him by putting his head in a noose while screaming, “This is MAGA country.” The men put the noose around his neck and poured bleach on him.
It was also reported that a letter was sent to Fox Studios in Chicago 8 days ago with cut out letters spelling, “You will die black f**.”
Jussie was taken to Northwestern Memorial and was discharged later Tuesday morning.
Super Bowl LIII Will Feature Male Cheerleaders for the First Time in History
The NFL is been receiving a lot of attention this year. Now they are making history by featuring two male cheerleaders on the field for the Los Angeles Rams. Since 1954 the NFL have had cheerleaders on the field; 26 of the 32 teams in the NFL featured cheerleaders.
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be the first male cheerleaders when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
Peron and Jinnies made the Rams cheerleading squad back in March. Jinnies called making the team a “humbling and amazing” experience. Peron said there wasn’t a good reason for him not to try out for the squad.
“I was at (an L.A.) Lakers game (right before making the team) and I was watching the Laker Girls,” Peron told “Good Morning America” last summer, “and I was asking myself, ‘Why can’t I be down there?’ I’ve choreographed for girls who dance on pro teams, I’ve danced with girls on various pro teams. I just thought, ‘why not me?'”
Taraji P. Henson Receives Her Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
Empire’s own, Taraji P. Henson, 48, received her star along on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. She has starred in several movies including “Baby Boy,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Karate Kid,” and most recently “What Men Want.”
Amongst recieving such an honor, Taraji is also nominated in the Oscars for Best Supporting Actress in the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.
In accepting her star she gave a powerful speech,
“…when you love that deep, and you make promises, you have to keep them. And so I’m telling you everything I do is for the positive forward movement of humanity. That’s how powerful art is, I don’t take anything for granted. Every role that I take on is just as special as the last one. Because I know that if I put my all into it, and some way this role transformed me, then I know the audience will be transformed….Thank you so much…God is very real.”
Check out her speech below!