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Detective Commander Edward Wodnicki, fifth from left, of Chicago Police Department, speaks at a news conference at police headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. The "Empire" staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Thursday. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
The Latest: Smollett lawyers leave hearing without speakingJussie Smollett's attorneys and family members left his Chicago bond hearing without speaking to reporters
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Detective Commander Edward Wodnicki, of Chicago Police Department, speaks at a news conference at police headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. The "Empire" staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Thursday. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Prosecutor: Actor gave detailed instructions for fake attackProsecutor: 'Empire' actor gave detailed instructions for staged Chicago attack
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In this Nov. 14, 2015, photo, Jussie Smollett is shown at Macy's Lenox Square during the Sean John 2015 Fall Holiday event in Atlanta. The 36-year-old actor was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked last month in Chicago by two men who hurled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (John Amis/AP Images for Macy's)
Some notable reaction to the arrest of Jussie SmollettTyler Perry, Yvette Nicole Brown among celebrities, politicians and government officials to react to the arrest of Jussie Smollett
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Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew memberOmaha is on trial in the fatal shooting by police of a TV crew member who worked on the law enforcement show "Cops."
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Smollett after receiving new information that "shifted" their investigation of a reported attack on the "Empire" actor. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attackKey moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack
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Prosecutors: Smollett told 2 brothers to yell "MAGA country" and put rope around his neck during staged attackProsecutors: Smollett told 2 brothers to yell "MAGA country" and put rope around his neck during staged attack
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Judge sets bond at $100,000 for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being attackedJudge sets bond at $100,000 for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being attacked
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police report" and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury. Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop at around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29. He says they beat him, hurled racist and homophobic insults at him and looped a rope around his neck before fleeing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actorsAn attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett says her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury
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Studio behind "Empire" show says it understands "seriousness" of Smollett situation and is "considering our options"Studio behind "Empire" show says it understands "seriousness" of Smollett situation and is "considering our options"
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2010, file photo, Antonella Barba arrives to the 10th Anniversary of TAO restaurant in New York. A recently unsealed court document says the former contestant on both “American Idol” and “Fear Factor” worked as a courier for a drug ring and was trying to deliver nearly 2 pounds (830 grams) of fentanyl when she was arrested last year. The Virginian-Pilot reports Barba was back in custody Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, following a federal indictment charging her with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. Barba was originally arrested last October in Norfolk. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
Ex-'Idol' contestant to live with parents before drug trialA former "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" contestant who was arrested last year in Virginia with nearly 2 pounds of fentanyl will be allowed to live with her parents in New Jersey while awaiting trial
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Police: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett sent himself racist and homophobic letter and was dissatisfied with his salaryPolice: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett sent himself racist and homophobic letter and was dissatisfied with his salary
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CORRECTS: Chicago police: 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett turns self in on accusation of making false police reportCORRECTS: Chicago police: 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett turns self in on accusation of making false police report
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Jerrod Carmichael, from left, Ramy Youssef and Bridget Bedard participate in the "Ramy" panel during the Hulu presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Carmichael lamented what he called the "terrible" state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they'd seen some of it.  (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Ego, publicity at stake when stars and TV critics meetEgo and publicity are always at stake when the twice-annual Television Critics Association meets
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Kim Foxx, then a candidate for Cook County state's attorney, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Foxx, Chicago's top prosecutor, recused herself Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
'Empire' actor charged with making false police report'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with making false report in Chicago attack
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett, who is black and gay, has said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs early Jan. 29, 2019. Chicago police said on Saturday, Feb. 16, "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the "Empire" actor. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'Chicago police say 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report when he reported that he was attacked by two masked men last month
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