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BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Is Under Arrest For Filing A False Report To Chicago Police

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The Empire actor told police two men threw a chemical on him, called him anti-gay slurs, and put a rope around his neck, and shouted, “This is MAGA country.”

Jussie Smollett is under arrest after turning himself in to Chicago Police Department officials, who wanted him for filing a false report.

“Jussie Smollet is under arrest and in custody of detectives. At 9am at #ChicagoPolice Headquarters, Supt Eddie Johnson, Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to the defendants appearance in court,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday morning.

Guglielmi said Wednesday evening that “detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest.”

The Empire actor told police he was attacked on Jan. 29 by two men who threw a chemical on him, called him anti-gay slurs, and put a rope around his neck. In a later interview with police, Smollett also said one of the attackers shouted, “This is MAGA country.”

Smollett, who is black and openly gay, has maintained that he was the victim of a hate crime. He went told Good Morning America he was “pissed off” that people were doubting his story.

Smollett was charged Wednesday for allegedly filing the false police report, a felony charge which in Illinois falls under disorderly conduct.

He is expected to make a court appearance later Thursday

Source: buzzfeednews.com

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I Have Great Songs But Not A Hit Song Yet – Tito Lanna

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Matthias Anum Otoo, known professionally as Tito, is a Ghanaian Rapper and songwriter raised in Sampa Valley, Accra. In a recent interview, he explained to the world why he has great songs but hasn’t made any major hit. Read what he wrote below,

“Doing music is very expensive but with where I am now if I focus on that then probably i wont even record a song. God has blessed us with talent and the resources to record songs. My record label currently focuses on online stores and we make money from itunes and other digital stores. This comes with no stress. Moxkito advised me to take school serious since our music industry is not really safe. Currently am in my third year at the Kwame Nkrumah University. What people expect from us is to shoot more videos and get the tv stations to play. That is not a problem and is possible but my record label is still young and now growing. I have great songs but not a hit song yet but trust us that we are still in the process”

He recently released his new religion album and you can stream and purchase the album below

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#GILLYWEB GOSSIP: You Can Only Be Used In Horror Movies – Efia Odo Tells Afia Schwarzenegger

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Information reaching our Journalist, Kofi Yehowah, indicates that, Social Media is set to blaze soon. According to the words of our reporter, Efia Odo is not joking this time with Afia Schwarzenegger.

Efia Odo has been used up and molested several times by Afia Schwarzenegger. She has been tagged a Slay Queen with no brain and this time, she isn’t keeping mute.

Efia Odo took to social media to express her displeasure on how Afia Schwarzenegger is always on top of her. According to the “Maame Water” in human flesh, Afia Schwarzenegger is very ugly and even with makeups, she still looks like a pig. Efia Odo also revealed that, Afia Schwarzenegger can only be used in horror movies because of her ugliness.

You can only be used in horror movies. Even with makeups, you still looks like a pig. Don’t dare me.

Now, what’s your say on this issue? Who do you support? Let’s hear from you in the comments.

Source: NewsmuNews.com

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#GILLYWEB GOSSIP: Danielle Brooks Turned Down a Movie Role to Do Shakespeare in the Park

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Danielle Brooks. Photo: Andrew H Walker/REX/Shutterstock After seven seasons on Orange Is the New Black, Danielle Brooks is spending part of her summer doing Shakespeare in the Park, primarily because she never thought she’d get asked to do it. “I had an offer to do a movie I was excited about, but then I got this offer, a direct offer, to play Beatrice,” Brooks said, discussing her role as one of the two sparring lovers in the Public Theater’s forthcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing. “I started thinking, What do I want? What would I be proud of on my résumé? and for me Beatrice was that.” Beatrice has more often been played by thin white women (Emma Thompson on film, Lily Rabe recently in the park), and Brooks would

Danielle Brooks. Photo: Andrew H Walker/REX/Shutterstock
After seven seasons on Orange Is the New Black, Danielle Brooks is spending part of her summer doing Shakespeare in the Park, primarily because she never thought she’d get asked to do it. “I had an offer to do a movie I was excited about, but then I got this offer, a direct offer, to play Beatrice,” Brooks said, discussing her role as one of the two sparring lovers in the Public Theater’s forthcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing. “I started thinking, What do I want? What would I be proud of on my résumé? and for me Beatrice was that.” Beatrice has more often been played by thin white women (Emma Thompson on film, Lily Rabe recently in the park), and Brooks would

After seven seasons on Orange Is the New Black, Danielle Brooks is spending part of her summer doing Shakespeare in the Park, primarily because she never thought she’d get asked to do it. “I had an offer to do a movie I was excited about, but then I got this offer, a direct offer, to play Beatrice,” Brooks said, discussing her role as one of the two sparring lovers in the Public Theater’s forthcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing. “I started thinking, What do I want? What would I be proud of on my résumé? and for me Beatrice was that.” Beatrice has more often been played by thin white women (Emma Thompson on film, Lily Rabe recently in the park), and Brooks would be the first black Beatrice she had ever seen onstage, as well as the first black Beatrice to play the Delacorte Theater. “To me, getting to play this part is opening doors to young black women that look like me or even relate to me,” Brooks said, “so that was a no-brainer.”

Brooks trained at Juilliard and had a few smaller roles in Shakespeare productions there, but this is her first professional Shakespeare. She’s joined by an all-black cast, including fellow Juilliard grad Grantham Coleman as Benedict, and led by director Kenny Leon. Vulture caught up with Brooks to talk about this production’s contemporary take on the material, how she’s preparing to master Beatrice’s dialogue, and what other roles she’d like to play soon.

I know that this is a version of Much Ado About Nothing set roughly in the present with an all-black cast. Tell me about how you’re all approaching the material.
It is an all-black cast, but I didn’t know that coming into it! I was just excited to play Beatrice. [Laughs.] It’s a modern version; it is set in 2020. It is set in Atlanta, Georgia. There’s a possibility that we can have a huge sign in front of our lot that says Stacey Abrams.

That vibe really aligns in a way, because this play is about wit, and being from the South, people from the South are really witty and they know how to throw shade. These characters know how to do that with their language. There are bits or war and bits of religion, and all of those things are in the fabric that makes up the South. There is going to be dancing, and singing, and just a beautiful array of what makes us us, what makes black people beautiful beings. Let’s not forget that this country was built on the backs of slaves, of black people. I think that we found a creative way of celebrating that this is our country when we’re in the Trump era. When we’re in an era where people don’t want to us be.

Even though Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy, it takes place with all the men coming back from war. There’s a lot of darkness to it, which tracks with that setting.
I think it’s a dramedy. Beatrice says, “Kill Claudio.” There is war, and it talks about war. It is definitely a dramedy to me.

Grantham Coleman, your Benedict, was also at Juilliard. Did you know each other then?
We definitely knew each other in college. He was one year underneath me. I was in group 40 and he was in group 49. There’s another young guy, Jeremie Harris, who was in Grantham’s class. He is playing Claudio, the other male lead. It is just a big reunion, and it is really awesome working with Grantham. I think he is a phenomenal actor, he brings such a freshness to this character, and he works hard. I just think it is really cool to work with people who already speak a similar language.

This is your first time doing Shakespeare professionally, what’s it like to go into that?
I think Shakespeare — if people took some time and got out of this boring-ass, like 1600s, Elizabethan bullshit and modernized it, it’s so relatable. It’s exciting to get to take this language and embody it the way Danielle sees it, of course under the leadership of Kenny. To me, when I remember being in school, and we would do scenes, I remember there was one character where I would have to cross-dress because, you know, Shakespeare loves to cross-dress. I remember taking a new spin on it. I made my character a pimp-daddy type, like cross-dressing woman, and it was just so much fun to have a new version of what I have always been seeing, or people always tend to turn to.

Did you get to do much Shakespeare in school besides that?
I remember being in school, too, and not getting the opportunity to get the lead; I didn’t get the opportunity. I was in Lady Macbeth, and I played Witch No. 1, and then we did Merchant of Venice, and I don’t even remember the character I played in that. I like had two lines in that. It wasn’t because I wasn’t capable; I think it was just a matter of, “Where does she fit in this world we’re trying to create.” With Kenny and the Delacorte giving me this opportunity to show what I can do with being who I am, I am so grateful. I hope that people gravitate toward this new way of looking at the language and still see how heightened it can be. We are definitely adding a lot of color to it [laughs] and not just black.

Do you have a favorite of Beatrice’s quips, or a line that you’ve had fun figuring out how to deliver?
There are a lot of lines. This girl is almost too witty for me, she is making me stay in my no-fear Shakespeare, and I am on it with this language. But there is one line, and it goes, “I took no more pains for those thanks than you take pains to thank me. If it had been painful, I would not have come.” That’s just all of the language right there. You have to be locked in, you have to listen to what you’re saying, or you’re not going to make any sense. I am sure there will be days like that, but I am just going to ride the wave anyway and enjoy being in the park, with these animals, and with 1,800 people and just enjoy the experience. [Laughs.] I think I’m most nervous about the raccoons!

You finished shooting Orange Is the New Black earlier this year. What was that like wrapping up what was so much of your life over the last seven years?
Basically almost all of my 20s was spent with these women, with this cast, crew, with this character. So we spent more time together than we do in high school or college. It was challenging; I think it wasn’t as bad because I knew it was coming, and I allowed myself to mourn through the character. I think I allowed myself to mourn through the six to seven months that we shot, versus, Okay, it’s the end; this is the last day and now I’m a hot mess. I think I allowed myself that journey.

Now, it’s exciting. I get to put a new language in my mouth and explore new characters and show the world what I’m capable of doing, and what I’ve studied so long to do. To get to build this unique and hopefully phenomenal résumé. That’s what I’m hoping for, and to be remembered as one of the greatest actresses to come in this generation. That’s what I’m hoping for. To get to spread my wings, and to show that is exciting.

Are there other genres or types of characters you want to play next?
I think it’s about what I’m leaving and what I’m creating to further American theater or Hollywood. What am I bringing to it that is what we haven’t seen, what we haven’t experienced? I look forward to being the lead in a rom-com that has a fresh take. I look forward to being in an action film. I look forward to playing royalty. What was that movie that I loved so much this year, it was with Emma Stone? The Favorite! I want to get an opportunity to be in movies like that. Hopefully someone will get inspired after seeing this Shakespeare and write something.

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