Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged a fake hate crime attack on himself because he was unhappy about his pay on the hit Fox show, Chicago police said Thursday.
“The stunt was orchestrated because he was dissatisfied with his salary,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters in a Thursday morning news conference. “Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and and anger of racism to promote his career.”
Online streaming service Netflix has officially cancelled its remaining Marvel shows, Jessica Jones and The Punisher.
The shows were the only two series from the TV arm of comic book giant Marvel left on Netflix.
“Murphy Brown” returned to TV on Thursday night with help from another woman some people have missed seeing regularly.
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on the revival’s premiere episode in a role that had not been formally announced before it aired.
The upcoming season of “The Big Bang Theory” will be the last for the Warner Bros.-produced CBS comedy.
In a joint statement, Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said, “We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past twelve seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.”
Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he has been before.