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Chicago police want to talk to Jussie Smollett, but they don't know when that'll happen

Chicago police want to talk to Jussie Smollett, but they don't know when that'll happen

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Oscars 2019: Who will win and who should in a wide-open race

Oscars 2019: Who will win and who should in a wide-open race

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Dolly Parton says her husband is not a big fan of her music

Dolly Parton says her husband is not a big fan of her music

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Your complete viewing guide to this year's Oscars

Your complete viewing guide to this year's Oscars

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Mandy Moore says she was 'drowning' in her marriage to Ryan Adams

Mandy Moore says she was 'drowning' in her marriage to Ryan Adams

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Jussie Smollett's siblings blame media

Jussie Smollett's siblings blame media

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President and CEO of Time's Up, Lisa Borders, resigns

President and CEO of Time's Up, Lisa Borders, resigns

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Queen to perform at the Oscars

Queen to perform at the Oscars

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Brothers questioned in Jussie Smollett attack no longer suspects, police say

Brothers questioned in Jussie Smollett attack no longer suspects, police say

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Grand jury seated in wake of new R. Kelly allegations, sources say

Grand jury seated in wake of new R. Kelly allegations, sources say

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Jussie Smollett's career awaits outcome of his case

Jussie Smollett's career awaits outcome of his case

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As Jussie Smollett story takes a turn, reaction shifts to wait and see

As Jussie Smollett story takes a turn, reaction shifts to wait and see

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Surprise! Miranda Lambert got married

Surprise! Miranda Lambert got married

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NYPD reviews alleged threat by police commander against rapper 50 Cent

NYPD reviews alleged threat by police commander against rapper 50 Cent

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Don Cheadle made a powerful statement with his wardrobe choice on 'SNL'

Don Cheadle made a powerful statement with his wardrobe choice on 'SNL'

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Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

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Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

(CNN) -- Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of "new evidence." The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs." He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.The sources tell CNN that there are records that show the two brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett's neck at an Ace Hardware store in Chicago.Smollett gave his first detailed account of what he says was a hate crime against him, and the aftermath, in an interview with "Good Morning America" that aired Thursday. During the interview he expressed frustration at not being believed. "It feels like if I had said it was a Muslim or a Mexican or someone black I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot much more," Smollett said. "And that says a lot about the place where we are as a country right now."CNN's attempts to reach both Smollett's representative and attorney Saturday were unsuccessful.

Two arrested in connection with attack on 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett are released without charge

Two arrested in connection with attack on 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett are released without charge

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Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far

Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far

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Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams

Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams

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'Carlton Dance' refused copyright registration

'Carlton Dance' refused copyright registration

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged

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'I've Gotta Be Me' explores Sammy Davis Jr. career and contradictions

'I've Gotta Be Me' explores Sammy Davis Jr. career and contradictions

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Chicago police say person questioned in connection with Jussie Smollett attack has been on 'Empire'

Chicago police say person questioned in connection with Jussie Smollett attack has been on 'Empire'

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CNN has seen tape Avenatti says shows R. Kelly having sex with underage girl

CNN has seen tape Avenatti says shows R. Kelly having sex with underage girl

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Academy clarifies plan for Oscars

Academy clarifies plan for Oscars

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Jussie Smollett gives details about his attack and says he's 'forever changed'

Jussie Smollett gives details about his attack and says he's 'forever changed'

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Kristoff St. John's ex-wife reveals his final words to her

Kristoff St. John's ex-wife reveals his final words to her

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'The Brady Bunch' kids and HGTV want your help renovating iconic TV house

'The Brady Bunch' kids and HGTV want your help renovating iconic TV house

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Ryan Adams denies report he had internet relationship with minor

Ryan Adams denies report he had internet relationship with minor

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Fans gather to celebrate Mac Miller's life at tribute concert

Fans gather to celebrate Mac Miller's life at tribute concert

(CNN) - Mac Miller's family and friends paid tribute to him on Wednesday night with a concert in his honor.

"Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and began with a video featuring home videos of Miller throughout his life. In it Miller is seen at his birthday parties blowing out candles beginning when he was a toddler. It also showed Miller's rise to fame and love of music from an early age.

Miller, who was born Malcolm McCormick, died September 7 at age 26.

The concert was livestreamed for fans on Miller's Facebook page and featured performances from big names such as John Mayer, SZA, Chance the Rapper, Anderson.Paak, Miguel, Travis Scott and Ty Dolla $ign.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit and honor the launch of the Mac Miller Circles Fund, which will be managed by his estate, along with his family, a board of advisers and 4 Strikes management.

Miller's mother, Karen Meyers, posted a message about the concert to her Instagram account earlier in the day.

"Thank you to all the artists, friends and partners for helping to bring this all to fruition ... in honor of wonderful Malcolm ... who is in all of our hearts," she wrote in the caption.

She also released a statement saying the high-profile support the concert has received is "a testament to Malcolm's incredible life."

"His father, brother and I are beyond thankful to everyone who is working to make this concert happen along with every fan and every friend for continuing to support Malcolm and his vision," Meyers said.

"He was a caring, loving human with a smile that could light up the sky and a soul that was out to make the world a kinder place and the (Mac Miller Circles Fund) will continue to do just that."

Beyoncé lets it flow as 'Phoni Braxton' for Halloween

Beyoncé lets it flow as 'Phoni Braxton' for Halloween

(CNN) - We might never breathe again after seeing Beyoncé's Halloween costume this year.The singer paid homage to fellow singer Toni Braxton, who ruled the airwaves in the 1990s, and sent many a ... Continue Reading
Natalie Portman had no female friends in Hollywood until Time's Up

Natalie Portman had no female friends in Hollywood until Time's Up

(CNN) - Natalie Portman has been acting since she was a youngster, but says only recently has she struck up friendships with other women in her industry.Portman credits the Time's Up movement for ... Continue Reading
'Bohemian Rhapsody' delivers a good time, not a ball

'Bohemian Rhapsody' delivers a good time, not a ball

(CNN) - Rami Malek leaves it all on the stage in "Bohemian Rhapsody," a generally conventional biopic devoted to Freddie Mercury and Queen that captures the electricity of their music, without lendin ... Continue Reading
Tyler Perry ending 'Madea' character in 2019

Tyler Perry ending 'Madea' character in 2019

(CNN) - The curmudgeonly character of "Madea" has helped to make Tyler Perry wealthy, but it sounds like he's now over her.During an appearance on Bevy Smith's SiriusXM show, "Bevelations," Perry ... Continue Reading
Barbra Streisand to drop anti-Trump album and star in 'Carpool Karaoke'

Barbra Streisand to drop anti-Trump album and star in 'Carpool Karaoke'

(CNN) - Barbra Streisand's opposition to President Donald Trump is giving her something to sing about.The legendary singer has a new album coming out Friday titled "Walls" that, she said, embodies ... Continue Reading
And just like that, Kanye West appears to be over politics

And just like that, Kanye West appears to be over politics

(CNN) - Just weeks after visiting the White House, Kanye West appears to be a little tired of politics. The rapper and designer on Tuesday said on Twitter that he plans on "distancing" himself fro ... Continue Reading
Naomi Watts cast in 'Game of Thrones' prequel pilot

Naomi Watts cast in 'Game of Thrones' prequel pilot

(CNN) - The next chapter of HBO's "Game of Thrones" will have Naomi Watts at the center. The pilot for the premium cable network's prequel has cast the "Gypsy" actress to star in the project from ... Continue Reading
Ava DuVernay 'honored' to be making Prince documentary

Ava DuVernay 'honored' to be making Prince documentary

(CNN) - Ava DuVernay is turning her lens on the life of Prince.The famed director of "A Wrinkle in Time" and "Selma" is doing a documentary about the legendary musician, according to Deadline." ... Continue Reading
Hilary Duff welcomes new baby

Hilary Duff welcomes new baby

(CNN) - Hilary Duff and boyfriend Matthew Koma have announced the birth of their first child together.Duff posted on her official Instagram account a photo of her, Koma and their newborn daughter, ... Continue Reading
Mary Lou Retton reveals secret divorce

Mary Lou Retton reveals secret divorce

(CNN) - Mary Lou Retton shared on Monday night's episode of "Dancing With the Stars" that she is no longer married.Retton said she and her husband of 27 years, former football player Shannon Kelle ... Continue Reading
Nicki Minaj and Cardi B call a truce

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B call a truce

(CNN) - After much back and forth, it appears that Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are ready to move forward.On Monday, the two rappers had it out in the public eye yet again.It all seems to have start ... Continue Reading
Pharrell Williams threatens to sue Trump over use of 'Happy' at rally after Pittsburgh shooting

Pharrell Williams threatens to sue Trump over use of 'Happy' at rally after Pittsburgh shooting

(CNN) - Pharrell Williams isn't too happy with President Donald Trump.In a cease and desist letter sent Monday, Williams' attorney Howard King called on the President to stop playing the hitmaker' ... Continue Reading
Alexandra Pelosi seeks Trump's America 'Outside the Bubble'

Alexandra Pelosi seeks Trump's America 'Outside the Bubble'

(CNN) - Alexandra Pelosi has built a career as a sort of liberal anthropologist, traveling among the mysterious tribe known as "conservatives" and reporting back to her people. But the act wears thin ... Continue Reading
Joe Jonas as Sophie Turner and other celeb Halloween costumes

Joe Jonas as Sophie Turner and other celeb Halloween costumes

(CNN) - Who wore it better, Joe Jonas or Sophie Turner?Jonas dressed up as his fiancée Turner's "Game of Thrones" character, Sansa Stark, for Halloween.He posted a photo of himself in characte ... Continue Reading
50 Cent and Ja Rule escalate beef

50 Cent and Ja Rule escalate beef

(CNN) - We get it: 50 Cent and Ja Rule don't get along.The pair of rappers have been going at it since 1999, when 50 Cent claimed Ja Rule became salty after seeing him with a man who allegedly rob ... Continue Reading
Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon's feud heats up at the World Series

Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon's feud heats up at the World Series

(CNN) - Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon showed their "frenemy" status again. This time at the World SeriesThe actor and late-night host attended Sunday's game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angele ... Continue Reading
'The Simpsons' producer responds to claim Apu is leaving

'The Simpsons' producer responds to claim Apu is leaving

(CNN) - Are we losing Apu Nahasapeemapetilon?There's speculation that could happen, after "Castlevania" executive producer and show runner Adi Shankar recently told IndieWire "The Simpsons" has de ... Continue Reading
'The Facebook Dilemma' tackles 'slow' response to 'bad things'

'The Facebook Dilemma' tackles 'slow' response to 'bad things'

(CNN) - The most telling moment in "The Facebook Dilemma" -- a two-part Frontline documentary -- comes near the end, when the five Facebook employees made available for interviews all parrot the same ... Continue Reading
Demi Moore opens up about dark time

Demi Moore opens up about dark time

(CNN) - Demi Moore is sharing the struggles she experienced early in her career.The "Empire" star talked about tough times this weekend while accepting the Woman of the Year Award from the Peggy A ... Continue Reading
7 scary movies to stream for Halloween

7 scary movies to stream for Halloween

(CNN) - What are the ingredients of a good scary movie? For some viewers, it's haunted houses with creaking doors and menacing apparitions. Others want something more grounded in reality, like a s ... Continue Reading
Sinead O'Connor converts to Islam and changes name to Shuhada'

Sinead O'Connor converts to Islam and changes name to Shuhada'

(CNN) - Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced her conversion to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada' Davitt.

"This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim," she wrote on Twitter on October 19. "This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant."

The singer added: "I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada'."

She spells her new name, which means "one who bears witness" in Arabic, with an apostrophe at the end. Shuhada' comes from the the Arabic word Shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith in which Muslims state (or bear witness to) the belief that there is only one God and Mohammed is his final prophet.

The name also means "martyrs" in Arabic.

Last year, O'Connor changed her name to Magda Davitt, a name she took to be "free of parental curses."

The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer has replaced her Twitter profile picture with a photo that reads "Wear a hijab just do it" alongside the Nike logo.

Her recent posts have included her singing the Islamic call to prayer, the Azan, and depicted her wearing a hijab.

The 51-year-old has tweeted that she is "very, very happy," and apologized for mispronouncing some Arabic words during her recitation of the Azan.

Although her embrace of Islam attracted criticism and anti-Islamic remarks, it was broadly welcomed by fellow Muslims online.

"Salaam (a greeting that means "peace") and keep up the good work," said Immy Khan. "You have 1.7 billion brothers and sisters now."

On Thursday Davitt tweeted: "Thank you so much to all my Muslim brothers and sisters who have been so kind as to welcome me to Ummah (the Muslim community) today on this page. You can't begin to imagine how much your tenderness means to me."

The singer formally known as O'Connor made headlines in 1992 when she ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II during an appearance on a US television show.

Later she said in an interview with TIME that she was prompted to do so by the Catholic Church's record of child abuse.

She was then ordained a priest by a bishop of the fringe Catholic Latin Tridentine Church in Lourdes, France, in 1999, in which she was renamed Mother Bernadette Mary, according to the Irish Independent.

The Catholic Church dismissed the ordination of the singer at the time as "bizarre and absurd."

In 2011, she again criticized the Catholic Church over the child sex abuse scandal, in an article for the Sunday Independent.

She dubbed the Vatican "a nest of devils," calling for the creation of an "alternative church'," and lamenting that "Christ is being murdered by liars" in the Vatican.

Pope Francis spoke during his visit to Ireland earlier this year of his shame over the "appalling crimes" of historic child abuse in the Catholic Church and said outrage was justified.

In 2015, the mother of four posted on her Facebook page that she had overdosed in the wake of a custody battle involving her youngest son and his father, Irish musician Donal Lunny. Police later said they had located O'Connor and she was "safe and sound."

The following year, O'Connor was reported missing in Chicago when she did not return from a bike ride, but police found her a day later.

Last year, she posted a tearful video of herself discussing her mental illness, which sparked concern among friends and family.

The footage shows her crying in a motel room and lamenting that her family has abandoned her in the wake of mental health issues.

"People who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on Earth," O'Connor said. "You've got to take care of us. We're not like everybody."

There's a 'Clueless' remake, like, totally in the works

There's a 'Clueless' remake, like, totally in the works

(CNN) - There's a "Clueless" remake reportedly in the works, and to take a line from the '90s cult classic, we are "totally buggin' " over this news. Paramount has tapped "Girls Trip" writer Tracy ... Continue Reading

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