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Detectives Seeking Follow-Up Interview With Jussie Smollett Regarding Attack

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Jussie Smollett on ABC News“Empire” Actor Jussie Smollett is sought for further questioning regarding his reported attack that happened on January 29th at 2 in the morning. Police have now reached back out to the actor requesting that he come back in to answer additional questions after the release of two brothers that were questioned last week about the alleged attack.

The brothers were caught on surveillance tape recorded during the time frame of the attack but the video did not capture the attack itself. The police tracked down the two men and  after questioning, they were released. The media started to report that the attack had actually been orchestrated by Smollett himself.

On January 29th in the earlier morning hours, Smollett claims that he was attacked by two men while he was walking home. He told police that he was beaten, claimed homophobic slurs, had a chemical poured on him and they put a rope around his neck. It was classified as a hate crime. Smollett also said that the men were wearing what appeared to be a MAGA hat. Smollett also claimed that a few days before the attack, he received a threatening letter at FOX Studio that contained a death threat along with the word “MAGA”.

After the attack, Smollett was interviewed by numerous outlets about the attack. The media started to question his version of the attack. He released a statement saying that his attack did happen and he was is 100% truthful in his account. It appears though that he might not have been all that truthful.

Media outlets are now reporting that the attack had been orchestrated by the actor. The police raided the home of the two brothers from Nigeria, Ola and Abel Osundairo, and found a black face mask hat, an Empire script, phone, receipts, a red hat and bleach. The brothers were questioned and released. One of the brothers has been reported to have been Smollett’s trainer.

Media outlets, after the release of the two brothers, are now reporting that the brothers told the deceives that they were paid by Smollett to participate in the attack. The brothers claim that they were paid $3,500 for the attack. The returned to Nigeria on January 29th and then were promised an additional $500 when they returned to the states.

Based on this information, deceives are now requesting that Smollett come to the police station for additional questioning. His attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, are denying the claims made by the brothers and released the following statement, “As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with. He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”

So far, Smollett has not made himself available for questioning. Celebrities who had previously voiced their support for the actor have been deleting their support of the actor on their social media accounts.

The Top 4 Famous and Iconic Movie Franchises for this Valentine’s Day

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We love movies over here at Celeb Voice. On Valentine’s Day most people want to watch a rom-com but tonight most of us single people plan on having a movie binge tonight on our favorite movies tonight. In honor of all those who won’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day, we are sharing our top four favorite movie franchises that we plan on binging tonight.

Star Wars

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” … you don’t have to know much to know where this famous phrase is from. Star Warshas embedded its way into our culture like no other franchise has been able to. The movie that almost never made it off the ground, has been one of the most influential cinematic markers of the last fifty years. The movie was created by George Lucasin the late 70’s. With intergalactic war, love, and adventure, the movie captured many audiences. Today, audiences still love the characters, the soundtrack, and the giant yellow letters giving an overview of the storyline before the movie begins. The movie has received many awards to back up the hype surrounding the franchise. It has received ten academy award nominations and won seven. It has also been recorded in the Library of Congress’s’ National Film Registry and the National Recording Registry. We even say phrases like “May the Fourth be with you”, to celebrate the date May 4th. It’s hard to overstate how much this movie has impacted American culture and cinema.

 Star Trek

“Live Long and Prosper.” Star Trek was created in the 1960s and had a rough start, being cancelled after only a couple seasons. The show was created by Gene Roddenberry who was a war veteran himself. While the show did not have the booming beginning run, one of the largest letter campaigns to ever be recorded got the show off the ground and back on the air again. It was clear that the writings and themes struck a chord with viewers in ways that other shows had not been able to. The main chord being the idea of coexisting peacefully with people different than you. The show was made during the Cold War where tensions were especially high in America. The show gave people something to aspire to. Since its original debut, Star Trek has made many different movies and shows, sticking to its original theme of inclusivity and embracing differences. In the Star Trek: Discovery, the show features its first openly gay character. Gretchen Bergand Aaron Harberts were the original showrunners. The team of Berg and Harbertsreally took the television show to the next level. Star Trek continues its trend in being relatable to the masses, relating to current events, and staying relevant to its viewers–these qualities can be tied back the long-run of success the franchise has experienced.

 Jurassic Park

Can humans and dinosaurs exist together? Apparently not. This is what Jurassic Parkhas taught us. While the idea of bringing back some of the most powerful creatures that once walked the earth seems like an exciting idea, it also turns out to be one where people across the world enjoy watching it on screen. While a scientist just wanted the world to peak into the past, it becomes clear that we were meant to exist at separate times for good reason. However, getting a cinematic fictional peak into a world where humans and dinosaurs coexist was an absolute hit. In 1993, the movie took viewers by storm. Since then, the franchise has come out with movies that have been just as popular. In 1993, the worldwide box office number came in at a whopping $1,038,812,584. Jurassic Park 3 is expected in 2021. 

Harry Potter

The boy who lived. The hype and build up to the Harry Pottermovies was born out of the beloved book series by J.K. Rowling. Through friendship, love, and bravery, the books captured the hearts of readers around the world. J.K. Rowling wrote the booksas a single mom who had to file for welfare benefits- -little did she know that her books would become a worldwide sensation. There are eight movies and seven books. Because of the heavy amount of content, it was necessary to split the books into an extra movie. The final book was made into two separate films. To say that the movies did well would be an understatement. The final box office figure for all the film was $7,723,431,572. Harry Potter World, books, trivia, costumes, and a whole fandom was born out of the Harry Potter franchise. While Harry Potter is a newer series in contrast to other franchises that have done comparably well, it doesn’t seem like its popularity will be dying down any time soon. Spin offs of Harry Potter have included The Deathly Hallows, which has gained popularity after the Harry Potter movies finished their final movie. Some might even say that Harry Potter rivals the popularity that Star Wars once held.

 

Jersey Shore’s Ronnie “Ron Ron” Ortiz-Magro Talks about his Battle with Depression

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Popular Jersey Shore star, Ronnie has been in the news a lot lately and not for anything good. Known originally for his outrageous dance movies and his on and off again relationship with co-star Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. His current relationship with his on and off again baby momma Jen Harley has been so explosive that police got involved. Their contentious relationship has also spilled over into the social media with each one of them accusing the other of awful behavior. Now, Ronnie has come clean about suffering from depression and the reason why he decided to head to rehab.

Fans watched as the couple imploded during season 2 in a very dramatic fashion. During an episode last September, there was a huge fight between Ronnie and Jen over the loss of her dog. Jen claimed that MTV edited most of what lead up to the fight and focused on the dramatic ending that saw police getting involved. The major fight had to do with Jen’s missing dog Kimber. Jen was desperately looking for her dog and Ron would not answer any of her calls. She later found out that Ron found her dog dead at the bottom of the pool at her house. She claims that she had heard multiple stories about what happened to her beloved dog and felt like she was being lied to about the situation. She confronted Ron and the situation blew up. The police were called and the two hurled accusations at each other. Now Ron is revealing that after everything that happened during Season 2, he decided to head to rehab.

Ron is now revealing that season 2 left him feeling angry and resentful. He was very depressed and drinking constantly. He went to rehab in January at the HeadWaters Origins Treatment Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. He decided to go also because he wants to be a better father to his daughter with Jen, Ariana Sky. When interviewed about his decision he said, “I was just making the wrong decisions, and I was very depressed,” Ronnie explained. “And when I was depressed, I would turn to drinking. And then when I would drink, bad things would just continue to happen because I wasn’t reacting the way I should.”

During the interview, he also says that he is still struggling despite going to rehab. “I think it’s a chronic disease. It’s a progressive disease. I’m still struggling,” he said of his depression and alcoholism. “You stop and you start up again, and it’s worse than when you stopped. You’re just like, ‘Wow, I thought I had this under control,’ but at the end of the day, it has full control over you.”

 

Chris Pratt Posts a Response to Ellen Page’s Outspoken Criticism of his Church

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Chris Pratt has been very outspoken lately about the love of his church and his religion. During a recent appearance on The Colbert Show, Pratt discussed his latest diet, called the Daniel Fast which is a bible-based diet that honestly sounded very extreme to us. Pratt talked at great length about the diet and how it is a 21 day fast and prayer session that pretty much just sounds a lot like starvation. He has been talking a lot about how important his religion and his church, Hillsong, has been to him and it caught the attention of another famous actor, Ellen Page.

Ellen Page is very outspoken about the mistreatment of the LGBTQ community. Once it became known that the church he attends is infamous for sending children to gay conversion therapy and for being very anti-LGBTQ, she tweeted asking Pratt to address the church’s stance on LGBTQ individuals. When she was criticized for speaking out, she backed up her original question by saying, “If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes it severe. Full stop. Sending love to all. Conversion therapy and anti lgbtq rhetoric is extremely damaging. Children kill themselves. People suffer.”

The mega church to the stars released a statement in 2o15 after an investigation into the church’s support of gay conversion therapy, (which has been proven to be extremely damaging and absolutely does not work) saying that anyone is welcome to their church but that the “do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership.”

Pratt took his Instagram to address Page’s criticism of the church. He said in a lengthy post, “It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be further from the truth,” he wrote. “I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone. Despite what the Bible says about divorce, my church community was there for me every stop of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk. They helped me tremendously offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender.” He does go on to state that he is not a spokesperson but his comment sounds like it was generated by the Hillsong PR machine.

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Hillsong is hugely popular among the stars. Celebs like Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin attend services. The church tries to appeal to a younger crowd though pop music and concert lighting. It has a reputation for being the “hip” version of church. But for as hip as it is, it has been glossing over their true stance on the LGBTQ community and Pratt’s post sounds more like PR hype than a genuine response.

Woody Allen Files a Lawsuit Against Amazon

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Woody Allen Sues Amazon for $68 MillionWoody Allen has just filed a huge lawsuit against the major online retailer, Amazon, specifically the Amazon Studios division. He filed a $68 million lawsuit alleging that the streaming service is in breach of contract. The lawsuit states that Amazon Studios backed out of a four film deal with the director based on “a 25-year old baseless accusation.” His adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has made allegations that he was inappropriate towards her when she was young. He denies the allegations and has never been arrested or convicted of a crime. He believes that Amazon is using those allegations against him in order to back out of a four film deal.

It started when Amazon refused to release his film, “A Rainy Day in New York” he tried to inquire as to why they were refusing to stream the movie. He claims that he was given  only vague answers. The movie starring Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber is about two young people that arrive in New York to spend the weekend together and are met with bad weather and adventure.

In January of 2018, he was told by the team at Amazon that the movie would be released in early 2019. Late in June of 2018, Allen was told that the deal was terminated. Allen signed his first agreement with Amazon in 2016 for his movie “Cafe Society” and due to the success of that film, they signed a multi-movie deal shortly after that.

According to the lawsuit, the termination was due to,”supervening events, including renewed allegations against Mr. Allen, his own controversial comments, and the increasing refusal of top talent to work with or be associated with him in any way, all of which have frustrated the purpose of the Agreement.”

The suit is seeking $68 million in damages . The suit was filed in the Southern District of New York an Amazon has yet to publicly respond.

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