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Judge Orders That Jussie Smollett’s Case File Be Unsealed

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Judge Orders That Jussie Smollett’s Case File Be Unsealed
A Chicago judge ordered that Justin Smollett’s case file be unsealed Thursday, making the records available to the public.

The charges against Smollett included an accusation that the “Empire” actor staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself and arranged for two brothers to carry it out. He denied the charges. Prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Smollett on March 26.

Once the charges were dropped, the court approved Smollet’s lawyer’s request to seal the case, but it was unsealed Thursday at the request of The New York Times and news other organizations that argued for the need for transparency, the Times reported.

The ruling by Judge Steven G. Watkins of the Circuit Court of Cook County may lead to some answers as to why the office dropped the charges.

The files are expected to be made available to the public some time Thursday afternoon, but were not available
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Mario Batali Facing Criminal Charges for Alleged Boston Sexual Assault

Mario Batali Facing Criminal Charges for Alleged Boston Sexual Assault
Mario Batali, the celebrity chef who faced a #MeToo scandal in 2017, will be arraigned in Boston on Friday on a single count of indecent assault and battery, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed. Batali, 58, is accused of groping a female fan during a meet-and-greet two and a half years ago while she took a selfie.

Since 2017, Batali has faced multiple sexual misconduct charges spanning nearly two decades, with women accusing him of everything from unwanted touching to sexual harassment. After initial sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, Batali issued
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Emilia Clarke Says She Dreaded This Game of Thrones Phone Call: It's Like the "Kiss of Death"

Emilia Clarke Says She Dreaded This Game of Thrones Phone Call: It's Like the
Warning: Massive Game of Thrones spoilers ahead.

The Game of Thrones finale really tore the internet apart following the heartbreaking murder of queen Daenerys Targaryen, but it looks like no one was less surprised than Daenerys herself. In a recent round-table interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Emilia Clarke revealed that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff had their own sort of "Dracarys!" signal all along, and she's been dreading it since the show's very first season.

"On our show, you get the call," Clarke said, explaining that it was a preemptive sign that Weiss and Benioff were planning to kill off a specific character. "It'd be like, 'Oh, my God, [D.B. Weiss and David Benioff] want to take me out for dinner,' and that's the kiss of death, literally. Every time they'd ask you out for dinner, they'd have to be like, 'We're not trying to kill you, we just want to get dinner.
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Aladdin Doesn’t Have a Postcredit Scene, but You Should Stay Put For This Fun Reason

Are you ready for some magic? Because Disney's live-action reboot of Aladdin has arrived, and it's a colorful, whimsical thrill ride.

This time around, Jack Ryan's Mena Massoud plays the beloved street rat, who's far more adept at Parkour than you might've realized. Joining him are Will Smith as the Genie and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. Overall, the strong cast makes for a wildly entertaining film that you'll likely never want to end. But the question remains: should you stick around for a postcredit scene?

The short answer is no, Aladdin does not have a postcredit scene. The slightly longer answer is that while no bonus footage is lurking at the very end of the credits, a fun dance sequence begins just after the film wraps up that's totally worth sticking around for. Like in one of Smith's other popular comedies, Hitch, a big post-wedding dance scene plays out as the credits begin,
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Waiting For the Veronica Mars Revival? Catch Up With the Original Cast First

If you were a fan of quirky teen dramas in the mid 2000s, chances are, you're pretty excited about the upcoming Hulu revival of Veronica Mars. Like several other revival series, the new episodes are set to feature many of the original cast members alongside new characters for the new generation. It's not the first time the Mars cast has reunited: they also came back together for 2014's then-standalone movie sequel. Since the original series aired back in the mid aughts, some of the cast have led pretty low-profile lives, while others have launched impressive careers. While you're waiting for your faves to return to the small screen this Summer, check in with the actors you loved on the original and see what they've been up to since they left Neptune.
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Whiskey Cavalier Might Get Uncanceled at ABC

You can't keep a good agent down. E! News has learned ABC is looking at reversing its decision to cancel Whiskey Cavalier. The ABC action series was canceled after one season, and ABC boss Karey Burke told press it was a tough choice to make. The series starred Lauren Cohan, Scott Foley, Tyler James Williams, Ana Ortiz, Vir Das and Josh Hopkins. Created by David Hemingson, the show had Cougar Town veteran Bill Lawrence on board as an executive producer. E! News has learned conversations are ongoing, but fans can expect a fast decision, likely by the end of this week. Ahead of the finale, which aired Tuesday, May 22, Lawrence tweeted, "Tonight: great season finale of #WhiskeyCavalier. Maybe check it...
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50 Beautiful Nick Jonas Pics That Will Have You Feeling Pretty Jealous of Priyanka Chopra

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50 Beautiful Nick Jonas Pics That Will Have You Feeling Pretty Jealous of Priyanka Chopra
Just when we started to accept that Nick Jonas is no longer the curly-haired cutie he used to be, he went and got married to Priyanka Chopra. Now we have no choice but to acknowledge the (seriously hot) man he has become. Nick has already proven that he can take a selfie like no other, but his whirlwind romance with Quantico stunner Priyanka has reminded us just how nicely Nick cleans up when he actually needs to wear a shirt. Here are just 50 of Nick's sexiest looks, both on the stage and on the red carpet.

Related: 30 Times Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Made Us Say, "Damn, They Look Good Together!"
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From Her Majesty to Meghan Markle: How Royal Baby Debuts Have Evolved Over the Years

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From Her Majesty to Meghan Markle: How Royal Baby Debuts Have Evolved Over the Years
The history of the British monarchy is steeped in rules and tradition, including when it comes to their offspring. Over the years, royal babies - especially those who will one day take the throne - have been born to tremendous fanfare. We've seen gun salutes, easel announcements, and, in the cases of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, masses of press and photographers waiting to get a glimpse of the family's newest, tiniest members.

Most recently, Meghan and Prince Harry shook things up by having the proud dad hold his bundle of joy - a statement perfectly in line with the couple's feminist ideals and commitment to bucking gender norms. While impressive, you might be surprised to find out that Harry isn't the first male royal to take over cradling duties during his baby's big reveal! Scroll through to see how royal babies have made their debut over the past several decades.
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Game of Thrones Is Over, But We Still Want Answers to These Questions

Game of Thrones Is Over, But We Still Want Answers to These Questions
Game of Thrones is over. Bran Stark is king. Daenerys Targaryen is dead. Sansa Stark is queen in the North. There's no going back to Westeros, so all these questions we still have about eight seasons of story...they're bothering us. They range from technical questions—was Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) really loud? Her speeches reached thousands!—to plot-based inquiries—did Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) orchestrate...everything?!—and everything in between. We'll likely never get answers to a lot of these questions. Plot points were just dropped. Characters disappeared. Motivations never explained. Yeah, we've read your theories, but those aren't real...
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Margot Robbie Flawlessly Recreates Sharon Tate's 1968 Cannes Film Festival Hairstyle

Margot Robbie Flawlessly Recreates Sharon Tate's 1968 Cannes Film Festival Hairstyle
If you thought Margot Robbie looked straight out of a 1960s movie at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, that's because she was oozing with old-Hollywood glamour. More specifically, it appeared the 28-year-old actress channeled the late Sharon Tate. On Wednesday, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress looked like a spitting image of the Valley of the Dolls star from the 1968 Cannes Film Festival. Wearing her hair in an almost identically braided hairstyle, where two thinly braided parts on each side of her head perfectly centered her face, Robbie flawlessly recreated the legendary actress' look. The 28-year-old star's nod to Sharon was first noticed by writer...
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Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson Will Have You Lol-ing With Talk of "Foot Fetishists" and Pro Athletes

Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson Will Have You Lol-ing With Talk of
Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson know Instagram inside-and-out, but that doesn't mean they aren't baffled by some of the messages they've received. On Thursday's all-new episode of Daily Pop, the Relatively Nat & Liv stars spilled all about the odd requests they've spotted in their DMs.  "I had someone last week ask me if they can drink my bath water," Halcro revealed to a shocked Justin Sylvester. Understandably, Nat didn't pursue the business opportunity as she told Sylvester that she was "not sure" what she'd even charge. However, Nat isn't the only one facing weird requests online. "I always get the 'send me a picture of your...
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Colin Hanks Has 'Lost Track' of How Often Fans Tell Him He Looks Like His Dad Tom: 'I Know'

Colin Hanks Has 'Lost Track' of How Often Fans Tell Him He Looks Like His Dad Tom: 'I Know'
Colin Hanks gets it — he looks “just like” his father, Tom.

The 41-year-old actor shared a series of hilarious screenshots of comments fans leave on his Instagram page, all remarking on the uncanny resemblance shared between the famous father and son duo.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” Colin began his Instagram Story. “I know. I ‘look just like him.’”

The actor proceeded to share screenshots of fans telling him, “Wow you look exactly like your dad in this pic.”

Another fan wrote, “Geez you look like your dad. That’s a good thing,” while another added, “Twin with papa….”

Colin then wrote,
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This Reporter Making Cardi B References in a News Segment Is Fine Journalism, Indeed

This Reporter Making Cardi B References in a News Segment Is Fine Journalism, Indeed
I saw my chance and I took it.

How many @iamcardib references can you spot in my story from tonight? pic.twitter.com/a0w7CSm5Zw

- Keenan Willard (@KeenanKFOX_CBS) May 22, 2019

Every now and then, we stumble across a news segment that could double as a comedy bit. The latest one is brought to us by Kfox-tv in Texas. During a segment on Tuesday, reporter Keenan Willard was covering Cardi B's postponement of her El Paso concert (which was due to plastic surgery complications), and he decided to put quite a bit of flair into the story. "Throughout the evening, Cardi B fans who rolled up here to the El Paso County Coliseum went from feeling 'okurrr' with anticipation to feeling 'burrrr' with disappointment as their plans fell through before their very eyes," Keenan said, managing to keep a straight face and roll his R's like a pro.
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NBA's Jay Williams to Bucks Coach, 'Worry About Your Team, Not Drake!'

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"[Bucks coach] Mike Budenholzer should be worried about his team. He shouldn't be worried about flexing on Drake." That's how ex-NBA star Jay Williams feels about all the drama between the Milwaukee Bucks head coach and Drake ... after Budenholzer called out the league for allowing the rapper to have carte blanche court access during the playoffs.   Early Thursday, the Bucks head coach went off about Drizzy ... saying there's No Reason Drake should be allowed
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These Real-Life Pictures of Chernobyl Today Will Leave You Breathless and Heartbroken

The 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl is undoubtedly one of the most tragic and terrifying accidents in recent history. Bringing to life the key players in the event, HBO's miniseries Chernobyl has been opening up the conversation around how people navigated the crisis. The incident dislocated hundreds of thousands and killed dozens in addition to leaving behind devastating impacts on the environment and public health.

The northern Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which borders the Chernobyl plant, has become something of a ghost town over the last few decades. Following the disaster, officials designated a 1,000-square-mile exclusion zone where radioactive contamination is said to be the highest. Despite the dangers that this area may impose on human health, many tourists have visited Chernobyl out of curiosity.

Scroll ahead for a peek into what Chernobyl looks like in recent years - it's an unexpected and haunting assortment of greenery, stray animals, abandoned buildings,
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Orange Is the New Black's Last-Ever Season Arrives on Netflix in July

Orange Is the New Black's Last-Ever Season Arrives on Netflix in July
The end of Orange Is the New Black's seventh season leaves us hanging on a few shocking twists: Blanca's deportation, Taystee's life sentence, and Piper's sudden early release from prison. What will happen to each and every one of our beloved characters in the groundbreaking show's last season? While the first teaser and the new batch of photos don't give much away (other than that Maritza might be back?!), what we do know is when Oitnb season seven will drop on Netflix: July 26!

For the loyal fans of Jenji Kohan's prison dramedy, this is truly the end of an era. Back in February, the cast posted a number of sweet, tearjerking tributes to their last days on set and the series in general, reminding everyone of just how far the story has come.

Related: Presenting the First 7 Photos From Orange Is the New Black's Last Season

The
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Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons Split After 1 Year: What Went Wrong?

Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons Split After 1 Year: What Went Wrong?
Kendall Jenner and her basketball star beau Ben Simmons have called it quits. A source confirms to E! News that the couple has split up after one year together, with distance playing a role in the breakup. "Ben and Kendall split recently before the Met Gala. They are still on fine terms and have been in touch," the insider shares with E! News, adding that the distance between the Los Angeles based supermodel and the Philadelphia 76ers star "was getting to be a lot." "She cares about Ben and always wants to end her relationships on good terms," the source continues. "Kendall knew she had several out of the country trips coming up and thought it would be best if...
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With Half the Cast of Grey's Anatomy Gone Next Season, Who's Doing Their Jobs?

With Half the Cast of Grey's Anatomy Gone Next Season, Who's Doing Their Jobs?
By the end of the season 15 finale of Grey's Anatomy, quite a bit had changed at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. "Jump Into the Fog" sees Meredith, Alex, and Richard fired, Jo checking into an inpatient treatment program for her depression, and Teddy presumably going on maternity leave. And while we'd like to hope everything will turn out Ok, it's concerning that Andrew DeLuca is still in jail and that Jackson Avery appears to be missing entirely.

What is the show going to do without its chiefs of general surgery and pediatrics? Who's going to fill in as chief of trauma while Teddy is on leave? Who will run the residency program now that Richard's gone? And please tell me we aren't going to need a new chief of plastics!

All these job openings at Grey Sloan leave a lot of room to shake up the cast and see a few of them in new roles.
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Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Will Be on Netflix Sooner Than We Thought, but There's a Catch

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Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Will Be on Netflix Sooner Than We Thought, but There's a Catch
Season 15 of Grey's Anatomy was filled with a lot of changes, including an end to the Amelia/Owen/Teddy triangle, the birth of Teddy and Owen's daughter, and the firing of the top three senior doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial. With the series being renewed for two more seasons, we have even more drama coming our way - but not anytime soon. Luckily, Netflix is here to see us through any Grey's withdrawals we might go through before season 16.

The streaming giant recently released all the new movies and TV shows hitting the site in June, and blessedly among them is Grey's Anatomy season 15. The 15-episode season will be available for streaming on June 15, which means we'll be able to rewatch all the amazing episodes that led to the absolutely bonkers season finale.

While this is good news, it does come hand in hand with a bit of a bad news.
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Curious About Netflix's New Thriller What/If? Here's What You Need to Know

Psychological thrillers are nothing new, but Netflix aims to put a new spin on the genre with What/If. The anthology series, by the creator of ABC's early-2010s thriller/soap Revenge, digs into questions of human choice, along with its standard-issue mind-screw plot. If you're thinking about streaming it, here's what we know so far (only minor spoilers ahead).

The plot of the first season revolves around Anne Montgomery (Renée Zellweger), a self-help author and motivational speaker who is equally capable of turning her motivational talents into manipulation. Her specialty is encouraging her listeners, especially women, to be utterly relentless and pursue whatever it is they want most. She makes a morally and emotionally messy offer to a young married couple - Sean, a paramedic, and Lisa, who's been unsuccessfully attempting to launch a health start-up. As it turns out, that offer is just the start of a
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