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Did Vivica A. Fox just hint we might see Jussie Smollett on Empire again?
November 11th, 2019 under Andy Cohen, Jussie Smollett, Vivica A Fox. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday, when Vivica A. Fox was on Watch What Happens Live, a viewer wanted to know if she agrees with Lee Daniels’ decision not to have Jussie Smollett back on Empire for the final season. The actress told Andy Cohen, “That was tough. He’s family. He’s always going to be family. I love him to death.” Then she admitted, “But there was too much drama surrounding the circumstances.”

The Bravo host wanted to know if she still talks with him. The actress revealed that she does and then told Cohen, “Don’t count him out. Y’all may see him.” To which Cohen wanted to know, “On Empire?” All she did was tilt her head and bat her eyelashes at him. Does that mean we will? Only time will tell.

As much as this season needs a jolt of something something, that is not the something something the nighttime soap needs. Would you be OK with Jamal having one last hurrah?


Want to know how Empire will get rid of Jussie Smollett?
August 30th, 2019 under Empire, Jussie Smollett. [ Comments: none ]

Lee Daniels has said that Jussie Smollett will not be returning for Empire’s final season after, you know. Now, we know how they will be writing Jamal Lyon off.

Executive producer Brett Mahoney told TV Line, “Jamal is taking a sabbatical from the family.” Then added, “He doesn’t want to be caught up in Lyon family drama, which is very much in keeping with his point of view last season — that [the family business] should be something that the family moves away from.” Talking about moving, the newlyweds have moved to London.

Personally, I am sure I am not alone with this thought, I wished they would have killed him off. They could have him die after a racial and homophobic attack. The Lyons mourn his loss. Then in the series finale we find out it was all a hoax. It was his way of getting away from his family. Too close to home?

Empire begins its final season September 24th.


Lee Daniels detaches himself from Jussie Smollett
June 11th, 2019 under Jussie Smollett. [ Comments: none ]

Lee Daniels and Jussie Smollett were close friends, but then it all changed. Back in January, Smollett claimed he was involved a homophobic/racial hate crime. As time went on, his story seemed to have a lot of holes in it.

While it was easy for us to distance ourselves from him, what about his Empire family? Daniels is talking about that to Vulture and he has a lot to say about the matter.

Does the show creator feel embarrassed supporting his star after all that has come out since that night? He says, “I’m beyond embarrassed. I think that when it happened, I had a flash of me running from bullies. I had a flash of my whole life, of my childhood, my youth, getting beaten.”

Even though he is embarrassed about it, part of him still believes that Smollett is telling the truth. The director loves him like family, and that is why all of this hurts him so much.

So much so, he says, “I had to detach myself and stop calling him, because it was taking away the time I have for my kids, the time I have for my partner. It was affecting my spirit and other shows, everything.”

Does he think that Smollett is partially responsible for Fox deciding that this season of Empire will be its last? He does in some way, but he is grateful for the time he has had with the show.

You know the saying, it ain’t over until the fat lady sings? Well, he revealed that the final season will also be setting up for a possible spinoff. He did not say what it will be. We will just have to tune in to find out.


Lee Daniels says Jussie Smollett will not be back
June 4th, 2019 under Jussie Smollett. [ Comments: none ]

Variety reported that the writers from Empire are coming up with different storylines that include the return of Jamal later on in the season. Well, Lee Daniels, the show’s creator saw the headline, and he had an update for the trade magazine. He wrote, “@Variety @JoeOtterson This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire. -LD.”

This would be the first time that anyone has acknowledges that he will not be back. Up until now, his return was left very open ended. As in, they said he was contracted for the final season, but there are no plans to bring him back. It seems like now the decision has been made.

I think they made the right choice because his return would be too much of a distraction. They need to focus on making the show as crazy as possible. Which you know it is going to be.


Fox renews Empire and Jussie Smollett for season six, but…
April 30th, 2019 under Empire, Jussie Smollett. [ Comments: none ]

Fox announced today that they picked up Empire for another season. In the press release, Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment for FOX Entertainment said, “EMPIRE continues to break barriers with its emotionally powerful storytelling, and it remains a core part of the FOX legacy,” said Thorn. “We want to thank everyone on the show – Taraji, Terrence and the entire cast.”

They mention their parents and not the kids. That is because Andre (Trai Byers) life is in peril as Jussie Smollett’s. One is fictional and one is fact.

Let’s talk about the one whose real life is a mess right now, is Smollett coming back in the fall? Fox said, “By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season 6, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to ‘Empire.'”

Will the Lyons be down two sons next season? We only have two episodes left this one to find out who is in that coffin. Is it Andre who is dying from heart failure after beating cancer with a deadly amount of chemo? Tune in to find out.


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