Jussie Smollett Unlikely to Return to ‘Empire’

“Empire” has been renewed for a sixth season, but Jussie Smollett will likely not return.

“By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to ‘Empire,’” Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television said in a statement (via E! News).

Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly filing a false police report, claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. All the charges were dropped and Smollett has maintained his innocence, but both his future with “Empire” and the show’s future had been in question.

Last week, Smollett’s fellow co-stars including Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, as well as the show’s creator Lee Daniels, wrote an open letter to Fox and Disney executives asking for Smollett to be brought back.

“Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co-star, brother and friend be brought back for our sixth season of ‘Empire,’” read the letter. “Throughout ‘Empire’s’ five seasons working with Jussie and watching how he has conducted himself throughout this traumatic event, we have come to know not just the character Jussie portrays, but also truly come to know Jussie’s personal character. He is kind. He is compassionate. He is honest and above all he is filled with integrity.”

On April 11, the City of Chicago filed a $130,000 lawsuit against the 36-year-old actor in order to recoup the cost of the police investigation.

Last week’s episode of “Empire” was the last of the season to feature Smollett, whose character Jamal Lyon married Kai (Toby Onwumere). The future of his character was not addressed.

“Empire continues to break barriers with its emotionally powerful storytelling, and it remains a core part of the FOX legacy,” said Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment for Fox Entertainment, in a statement. “We want to thank everyone on the show–Taraji, Terrence and the entire cast, as well as Lee, Danny, Brett, Sanaa, Brian, Francie, Dennis and their teams –all of whom have done a tremendous job this season. We know there are so many more stories to tell, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for Season Six.”

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Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Files for Guardianship of His Daughter

Nipsey Hussle’s sister is requesting legal guardianship of his daughter.

Samantha Smith has filed documents in L.A. County Superior Court asking for guardianship of 10-year-old Emani Asghedom. Sources tell TMZ that Smith believes the child’s biological mother is unable to care for the child.

Nipsey was Emani’s primary caretaker prior to his death outside his Marathon Clothing store last month. Smith says she assisted in caring for Emani throughout her life and wants “to ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship” with Nipsey’s family.

On April 2, Smith paid tribute to Nipsey on Instagram and promised to take care of Emani as well as Nipsey’s other family members. “You’ve taught me so much. You hold me down through everything,” she wrote. “I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now. He is my big little brother. I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight.”

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You are my heart. You are my strength my wisdom my joy my balance. You are my Superhero. Invincible to me. I feel so safe with you. I feel so covered and protected. Imperfections do not exist with you because you are flawless. I need you I need you please let me hold you again. You are my baby. To the world you are the strongest man and to me you are the most vulnerable innocent child. Your heart is pure they don’t know you like we know you. Your love is expansive. Talk to me again. You’ve taught me so much. You hold me down through everything. I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now. He is my big little brother. I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision. Ermias God Will Rise. I love you forever and I will cry forever. You are my lifeline as long as I am here you are too.

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Nipsey also has a second child, 2-year-old Kross, with Lauren London. Kross lives with London and is not the subject of the conservatorship.

Smith and Emani appeared on stage with London and Kross during Nipsey’s memorial service at Staples Center earlier this month. “Thank you for all of the wisdom, knowledge, and love you poured into me,” Smith wrote in tribute to her brother. “I will make you proud and I will keep the Marathon going for you. That’s my word.”

The judge has yet to rule on the guardianship petition.

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Lil Wayne Teases ‘Funeral’ Album

Lil Wayne is making Funeral arrangements.

Three years ago, the Young Money chief announced an album called Funeral to hold fans over while they awaited the release of Tha Carter V, which was still in limbo. Now it looks as though a release could be imminent.

On Tuesday (April 30), Weezy reignited Funeral talks with a post on Instagram Stories where he shared an emoji of a coffin, as HipHop-N-More discovered.

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Wayne first announced Funeral during a 2016 interview with “The Nine Club” podcast. “Make sure they know that Funeral is coming soon,” he said. “That’s my music. Get your roses ready. I don’t have a release date, but I have a whole bunch of good news coming soon. If you’re a Wayne fan, I know we’ve been going through a lot of tough times right now, but if you are a Wayne fan, we about to hold our heads high soon.”

In 2017, he also teased the project, along with other releases. “CV. Funeral. D6. Young Money,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

It’s unclear when Funeral will drop, but it would mark Wayne’s first project since the long-awaited release of Tha Carter V in September.

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Kylie Jenner Wants Another Baby with Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner has more babies on the brain.

In honor of Travis Scott’s birthday, the beauty mogul posted a series of Instagram photos of her and her boyfriend with their 1-year-old daughter Stormi. In her sweet note to the “Sicko Mode” rapper, she also revealed that she’s ready for a second child.

“Watching you evolve into the partner, friend, son, and father you are today has been so fulfilling,” wrote Jenner. “My real life bestie & hubby all wrapped into one. i love you and I’m so so proud of you. happy happy birthday 🎉🎁 let’s fuck around and have another baby.”

Travis responded in the comments, writing, “I love u mama/Wifey. We shall rage 4ever.”

The 21-year-old Jenner also recently took out a billboard in West Hollywood to celebrate Travis, who turns 28 today. “Happy birthday Daddy, Love Mommy & Stormi XO,” it reads alongside photos of Kylie and Stormi.

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Last week, Travis celebrated his big day with an “Avengers: Endgame”-themed party, where the couple dressed as Iron Man and Captain Marvel.

Jonah Hill also surprised his pal with a cake while on set of Travis’ video for “Wake Up,” which Hill is directing.

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Soulja Boy Sentenced to 8 Months in Jail

Soulja Boy will be spending the next eight months behind bars.

The rapper was in court Tuesday (April 30) where he was sentenced to 240 days in jail and 265 days of community service for violating his probation, according to TMZ.

A judge told him that he was originally considering sentencing him to two years in state prison. His attorney said the rapper has had an “awakening” during the last 20 days in jail, but it wasn’t enough to convince the judge to let him go easy. Soulja will start the sentence right away and receive credit for 40 days served.

Earlier this month, Soulja was taken into custody after the judge said he failed to do his court-ordered community service and even conspired to falsify evidence he had completed it. In February, Soulja’s home was raided and cops found ammunition while investigating a claim from an ex-girlfriend, who said that Soulja had kidnapped her.

TMZ reports that the ammunition could lead to more problems for Soulja, who is on probation for a weapons case from 2014.

While he was behind bars, his Agoura Hills, Calif. home was burglarized and the thieves reportedly made off with $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in jewelry.

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Salon Drama

If your group of friends are single, older women with cats, should you get new friends so you don’t turn into them?

What should you do if your older landlord keeps going into your apartment while you’re away?

Plus, should you fire one of your salon workers who causes drama, even though she’s a single mom?

And, is it ok to run a background check on your friend’s new man? Find out Wendy’s advice in Ask Wendy.

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Meagan Good and Michael Ealy: The Intruder

Meagan Good and Michael Ealy tells Wendy about their new thriller, “The Intruder“.

Then, Meagan tells is what it was like filming a sex scene for the first time.

Plus, Michael reveals why he’s sharing more about his personal life on social media and tells us who was the worst celebrity tipper when he used to wait tables.

And, Meagan gives us the inside scoop on her brow transplant and when she wants to start a family!

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K. Michelle Goes Country

K. Michelle is demanding respect as a country singer. She’s been trying to break into the country music scene and recently went on a rant at a Nashville event, where she told the crowd she’s the next Taylor Swift.

Then, Chris Rock is under fire for posting a Whitney Houston meme and Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick open up about co-parenting their kids.

Plus, Cynthia Nixon is calling out “Sex and the City” for being too white.

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Justine Marjan x Kitsch and French Connection

What Wendy’s Wearing:

• Rhinestone “Icon” hair pin by Justine Marjan x Kitsch

• Black “Voletta Crepe” knit dress by French Connection

• Caramel fishnet tights by Nude Barre

Wendy’s personal explosion of luxury!

• Silver bling readers by Wendy Williams Collection for HSN

• Black embellished leather biker boots by Zara

 

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