Jussie Smollett prosecutors closed investigation weeks before dismissing case, unsealed documents reveal

(CNN)A week after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago authorities in late February, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office told police they could no longer investigate the hate crime turned false report case, according to police documents released Thursday. It was a month later in March when prosecutors announced they were dismissing the 16 charges against Smollett, saying the “Empire” actor forfeited his bail money and had done community service.

George Clooney Opens Up About Near-Fatal Motorcycle Crash

George Clooney lived to tell the tale of a terrifying 2018 The actor, riding a scooter on the Italian island of crashed head-on into a car that made a wrong turn into his lane.  The Hollywood Reporter. Video shows that the impact  according to the local outlet La Nuova.  “I thought, ‘OK, well, that’s my neck.’ If you get nine lives, I got all of them used up at once — so I can let go of motorcycle riding for …

Celebrity organizer claims Marie Kondo stole her ‘upright fold’ method: ‘I felt like somebody had stolen my baby’

Founder of KonMari Media, Inc. Marie Kondo is seen here during an appearance at the BlueCurrent session of Cannes Lions 2019. (Richard Bord/Getty Images for Cannes Lions) Kondo’s profile was further boosted by her Netflix series “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” and she is expanding her LA-based business with a children’s book and products including a smartphone app. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS Meanwhile, Koopersmith said, “This woman is not going to stop, the thing that …

“Healing Crystals” Bring Bad Vibes For The Environment And Local Communities

Crystals are the new must-have accessory for those seeking “well-being” and “positive energies”. Off the back of big celebrity endorsements, these pretty (although ultimately useless) semiprecious gemstones have seen an unlikely comeback over the past few years.  Needless to say, any supposed health benefit from these stones is currently pure pseudoscience. However, even beyond their promises of “good vibes” straight from Mother Nature, these gemstones could be having a negative effect on the environment and local communities. As reported by The Guardian, many “healing …

We Asked The Kardashians’ Jeweler About The Trends Celebs Are Wearing Betches

Jewelry trends tend to come and go, so it can be tough to decide what you want to actually invest in when it comes to a good quality piece of jewelry. That’s why we spoke to celebrity jeweler, George the Jeweler, just in time for summer, to tell us what trends he loves, what he hates, and what’s on the horizon. If you’re not familiar with George by name, you’ve definitely seen his work. Remember Khloé Kardashian’s iconic 14k gold …

Galloway sacked by talkRADIO over tweet

The original tweet from Mr Galloway on Saturday night saw the former Labour and Respect MP face a backlash on Twitter. Image Copyright @georgegalloway @georgegalloway He defended the comment, claiming a number of Tottenham fans were flying the flag of Israel in the crowd and it showed an affiliation to a “racist state”. But he was accused of being racist himself, including by Tottenham itself. In a statement, the club said: “It’s astounding in this day and age to read …

Always Be My Maybe review another middling Netflix romantic comedy

Ali Wong and Randall Park cant spin enough charm from a flat-looking regurgitation of a formula we know all too well Our collective thirst for the release of a genuinely great romantic comedy has led to us looking back as well as forward, rewatching the classics ad nauseam, waiting impatiently for a worthy new addition. Those canny folks over at Netflix have been making note and as a result, they have been algorithmically constructing a string of lab-cooked, box-ticking impostors …

Neil and Katya on Strictly and ‘surviving’

And now they’re preparing another show of unity by staging Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream, telling the story of how they met, fought to become World Latin champions – and fell in love. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charles Venn, who competed on Strictly in 2018, will narrate Somnium Survive is what they appear to have done. Despite recent testing times, the Strictly couple, who’ve been married for six years, come across as relaxed, happy and excited about what lies …

Andy Warhol’s friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat revealed in 400 unseen photos

Book offers voyeuristic glimpse into the two artists lives with hundreds of Warhols images and diary entries A voyeuristic glimpse into the world of two of the late 20th centurys greatest artists is to be revealed in a book that finally brings to light some of the 130,000 photographs that Andy Warhol took to document every aspect of his life. More than 32 years after Warhols death, hundreds of his photographs are set to reveal the minutiae of his friendship …

Deepfake Videos And The Threat Of Not Knowing What’s Real

It’s November 2020, only days before the presidential election. Early voting is underway in several states as a video suddenly spreads across social media. One of the candidates has disclosed a dire cancer diagnosis, and is making an urgent plea: “I’m too sick to lead. Please, don’t vote for me.” The video is quickly revealed to be a computer-generated hoax, but the damage is done ― especially as trolls eagerly push the line that the video is actually real, and …