‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett stands before Cook County Circuit Court judge Steven Watkins  in Chicago, US. Photograph: E Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court to the charges accusing him of lying to police about being attacked in the city(...)

“Haven’t you read about this? It’s easy to know that the earth is not flat – just look into it” Photograph: istock

A friend of mine recently gave a lecture to first year university undergraduates which touched on what it means to know something. Out of interest, I (...)

Aactor Jussie Smollett leaving  Cook County Jail in Chicago after his release on Thursday. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Actor Jussie Smollett, upset by his salary and seeking publicity, rehearsed and staged a fake assault a week after writing himself a threatening lette(...)

Jussie Smollett attends the world premiere of Alien: Covenant in London in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

US actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s pol(...)

 Jussie Smollett on stage. Two potential suspects have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on the actor. File photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Jussie Smollett: his lawyers  have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The strange case of Empire star Jussie Smollett took another turn this weekend with the police in Chicago saying the investigation’s trajectory had ch(...)

 Jussie Smollett on stage. Two potential suspects have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on the actor. File photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Jussie Smollett: his lawyers  have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Two potential suspects have been arrested and are being questioned in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on Empire actor Jussie (...)

Jussie Smollett: Photograph:  Danny Moloshok/Reutres

Jussie Smollett, star of the hit US TV show Empire, has been hospitalised after being attacked in a possible hate crime. The 35-year-old actor was att(...)