Saints’ CJ Gardner-Johnson Insults Bears’ Javon Wims After Mid-Game Fight: ‘That Man Punch Like A Female’

New Orleans Saints cornerback CJ Gardner-Johnson fired insults via his Instagram account at Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims after the two got into a fistfight during the matchup on Sunday night, according to a report from TMZ. “That man punch like a female,” CJ stated on social media. In the third quarter of the […]

R. Kelly Was Stomped On And Nearly Stabbed While Sleeping In His Cell, Lawyer Claims

R. Kelly’s legal team is once again asking for his release from jail, claiming that the disgraced singer was stomped on and nearly stabbed by another inmate while he was sleeping in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center last week. Since then, the singer has reportedly been taken to solitary confinement for his own […]

FBG Duck Dead, Rapper Reportedly Dies After Being Shot In Chicago

FBG Duck is dead, according to various sources. The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Carlton D. Weekly, reportedly died away after he was shot in Chicago, on Tuesday. Shortly after the incident, several people took to social media to ask for prayers and well-wishes for him. His death was reported on Twitter a short […]

Chicago Removes Two Statues Of Christopher Columbus

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered the removal of two statues of Christopher Columbus in the community, and workers removed them in the wee hours of Friday morning, The Associated Press reported. In a statement, Lightfoot said that the monuments — one in downtown Grant Park and the other in Arrigo Park in the city’s Little […]

‘The Chi’ Spoilers: Kiesha’s Location Is Finally Revealed

The third season of television’s The Chi is five episodes in and the show has finally revealed the location of Kiesha Williams, played by Birgundi Baker, during the July 19 episode. The series follows a group of people living in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. In a previous episode, Kiesha was seen […]

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine Applauds ‘The Chi’ For Diverse Storylines

Actor Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine is applauding The Chi for highlighting diverse storylines across the board, according to a report from CBS Local. On the Chicago-based television series, which was created by Lena Waithe, Mwine plays the role of Ronnie Davis, a man who has had more than his fair share of struggle and disappointment […]

Michael Epps Says ‘The Chi’ Sheds New Light On Chicago

Lena Waithe’s The Chi has returned to television, and actor Michael Epps couldn’t be happier about the positive light the show has been shedding on his beloved city of Chicago, according to a report from Yahoo News. The series follows a group of people living in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Epps […]

Supreme Court Rejects Challenges To ‘Buffer Zones’ Around Abortion Clinics

The Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will not hear two cases challenging so-called “buffer zones” around abortion clinics, effectively allowing them to remain, CBS News reported. Abortion clinics across the country are often the site of protests, demonstrations, and, in some cases, opponents trying to interact with the employees or patients walking inside or […]

Bobby Rush Says Chicago’s Police Union And The KKK Are ‘Kissing, Hugging And Law-Breaking Cousins’

United States congressman Bobby Rush said Chicago’s largest police union bore a striking resemblance to the KKK during an interview on Sunday with Politico‘s Natasha Korecki. Rush told the reporter the two organizations “are like kissing, hugging and law-breaking cousins.” He went on to call the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago “organized guardians of […]

Chicago Police Union President Says Officers Who Kneel With Protesters Could Be ‘Brought Up On Charges’

The president of Chicago’s police union has warned officers that if they take a knee in solidarity with protesters, they could be kicked out of the union and potentially face discipline. The warning from Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara comes after the department has come under scrutiny for its treatment of protesters across […]

Chicago PD Officers Reportedly Broke Into And Lounged In Rep. Bobby Rush’s Office Amid Looting

At a news conference on Thursday, Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush revealed that officers from the Chicago Police Department had broken into his campaign office recently, where they were caught on video lounging, eating his food, and even napping as looters and provocateurs incited chaos, violence, and destruction within visual range of the area. As reported […]

Rapper CupcakKe Wears Short Shirt Dress & Chunky Pink Boots In Honor Of Her Birthday: ‘I’m 23 Now’

The rapper CupcakKe — who has collaborated with the likes of Charli XCX and Kelela — took to Instagram to share with fans a number of new photos of herself on her birthday. The “Lawd Jesus” songstress stunned in an eye-catching shirt dress that had a pink, blue, and gold color scheme. The short number […]

Chicago Mayor Hurls Coded Profanity At Donald Trump Over George Floyd Tweets

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at President Donald Trump following his tweeted comments about the George Floyd protests, delivering a message that she said “starts with ‘f’ and ends with ‘you.’” The mayor’s retort came on Friday after days of protests devolved into rioting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The president promised to put an end […]

Chicago Public Schools Ditch Columbus Day In Favor Of ‘Indigenous Peoples Day,’ Italian Americans Are Furious

Chicago public schools will abolish Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day, St. Louis’ KMOV-TV reports. Some Italian Americans in the city are not happy with the decision. For decades, American schoolchildren have been taught a version of history that paints an incomplete picture of the impact Christopher Columbus’ voyages had on the world. […]

Jussie Smollett Makes Rare Statement About New Charges: ‘It’s Fight Or Die At This Point’

Jussie Smollett wants people to hear his side of the story amid renewed charges for allegedly staging a hate crime. As he was leaving Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, the former Empire actor made a rare statement to TMZ proclaiming his innocence. “It’s definitely frustrating,” Smollett said. “It’s fight or die at this point.” […]

Osundairo Brothers Say They Are Praying That Jussie Smollett ‘Builds Up The Courage’ To Come Clean

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is in legal trouble yet again after being hit with new felony charges for lying to police about an alleged attack that occurred last year. Abel and Ola Osundairo are the two brothers who say Smollett paid them to stage the attack. Now they are calling upon the actor to […]

Jussie Smollett Still Facing Lawsuit From City Of Chicago For Allegedly Faking Hate Crime Attack

After being indicted by Chicago prosecutors for allegedly staging a hate crime attack against himself, Jussie Smollett is now facing yet another battle. According to Fox News, the city of Chicago isn’t going to drop its lawsuit against the actor to recover the costs associated with the investigation related to the attack. Yesterday, Smollett was […]

Chicago Toddler Shot In The Head, Hospitalized After Parents Allegedly Fought Over Gun

A 1-year-old baby has been hospitalized in Chicago, Illinois, after he was shot in the head allegedly during an argument. According to ABC News, the toddler, whose name hasn’t been revealed, was in the same room as his parents when the quarreling couple had a physical altercation. The couple, who were also in possession of […]

Chicago Cubs Are Rumored To Be Interested In Bringing Pedro Strop Back

Former Chicago Cubs star Pedro Strop is reportedly weighing offers from multiple teams and one of the clubs in the mix could be his former team. Sportsnet reporter Ben Nicholson-Smith said the 34-year-old right-handed reliever has two offers from National League teams and one American League club showing interest. Other MLB teams have reportedly kicked […]

R. Kelly’s Girlfriend Azriel Clary Posts Family Reunion Photo After Moving Out Of Trump Tower Condo

R. Kelly‘s girlfriend, Azriel Clary, has reunited with her family after years of being estranged, and she wants the world to know. Clary and Kelly’s second girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage, have lived in seclusion in the singer’s Trump Tower condo, but after moving out and getting in a knock-down fight with Savage, Clary is moving on […]

R. Kelly’s Girlfriend Changes Her Tune, Apologizes For Getting Involved In Drama Surrounding The Singer

While R. Kelly‘s girlfriends Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage have remained largely mum about the drama surrounding the disgraced singer, Clary recently jumped into the fray as the second installment of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary hit the airwaves. Now, according to The Blast, the 22-year-old is apologizing for getting involved. Clary started talking about […]

Ally Lotti, Juice WRLD’s Girlfriend, Pays Tribute To Late Chicago Rapper At L.A. Concert

Ally Lotti, the girlfriend of late Chicago rapper Juice WRLD, spoke out for the first time about her boyfriend’s death at an L.A. concert Sunday night, ET Online reports. Juice WRLD (real name: Jarad Anthony Higgins) died last week under hazy circumstances. As Chicago police were inspecting a private jet, on which he and his […]

‘RHOBH’ Star Erika Jayne Dishes On Playing Roxie In Chicago On Broadway, Predicts She’ll Cry On Stage

Erika Jayne didn’t hesitate to accept the offer to appear in Broadway’s production of Chicago as Roxie Hart. “It was an immediate ‘yes,’” Erika told Broadway Buzz on December 9. After her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star and friend Lisa Rinna appeared on stage as Roxie years prior, Erika said she quickly signed onto […]

Fans Believe Juice Wrld Predicted His Death In Haunting Tribute To XXXTentacion: ‘We Ain’t Making It Past 21’

Juice Wrld was so shaken by the death of fellow rapper XXXTentacion that he released a two-song EP as a tribute. Now, some fans think that Juice Wrld, whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, may have predicted his own passing in the now-haunting music. Juice Wrld died early on Sunday after reportedly suffering a […]

R. Kelly’s Girlfriend Moves Out Of His Swanky Trump Tower Condo To Avoid Legal Circus

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly’s girlfriends have been living the high life in his Trump Tower condo in New York City, but one of the women is reportedly so done with the drama surrounding Kelly that she is leaving for Chicago. Azriel Clary recently left New York, according to TMZ, where she was living with […]

Erika Jayne Dishes On ‘RHOBH’ Season 10 As She Prepares For Her Broadway Debut In ‘Chicago’

Erika Jayne‘s Broadway debut is just one month away and as she prepares to take on the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, the 48-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is dishing on what fans can expect to see on the new episodes of Season 10. During an interview with Page Six at the […]

Barack Obama Blasts Cancel Culture: ‘That Is Not Activism’

During a speech at the Obama Foundation in Chicago on Tuesday, former President Barack Obama addressed cancel culture and suggested that it’s not an effective means of achieving actual change, Business Insider reports. “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff — you should get over […]

Michelle Obama Says White People Fled Her Neighborhood Growing Up

Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently sat down for a candid interview at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. During the interview, Michelle discussed issues like racism and opened up about her experience growing up on the south side of Chicago. One topic she spoke about was something that she is referring to as “white […]

Donald Trump Claimed He Met A Chicago Cop Who Could ‘Solve Crime In A Day,’ Police Chief Says He Made It Up

Donald Trump completely made up a Chicago cop who supposedly told him that he (the cop) could “solve crime in a day,” says Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. As The Chicago Tribune reports, Trump was in Chicago on Monday, and during his visit, he repeated an anecdote that he’s been repeating, in various forms, for […]

Donald Trump Attacks Jussie Smollett And Chicago: ‘Afghanistan Is A Safe Place By Comparison’

Donald Trump appeared in Chicago on Monday to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, where he attacked Jussie Smollet and the city of Chicago. The president said that the city was a worse place to live than Afghanistan, and criticized the Empire actor for beating up “himself” and blaming it […]

Jussie Smollett Claims He ‘Hasn’t Lied About A Thing’ While Clapping Back At Troll

Former Empire star Jussie Smollett is hitting back at a hater in the wake of the drama surrounding his alleged attack back in January in which he claimed he was targeted as part of a hate crime on the streets of Chicago. The star made his position very clear in a comment posted to Instagram […]

Erika Jayne Gets Support From ‘RHOBH’ Co-Stars Ahead Of Her Broadway Debut As Roxie Hart In ‘Chicago’

Erika Jayne is following in pal Lisa Rinna’s footsteps with a surprising new role. After months of talks, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is headed to Broadway to star as Roxie Hart in Chicago The Musical, Page Six reports. The Bravo veteran will start rehearsals soon, an insider told the outlet. The source […]

Ariana Grande Performs Powerful Duet With Barbra Streisand, Calls It ‘Best Night Of My Life’

Ariana Grande saw one of her biggest dreams come true this Tuesday when she performed alongside legendary singer Barbra Streisand. The pop princess and the iconic artist joined forces in a powerful rendition of Barbra and Donna Summer’s 1979 hit song “No More Tears (Enough is Enough),” and they blew the roof off the United […]

Here’s What Really Happened With Luann de Lesseps’ ‘Chicago’ Gig

Luann de Lesseps told Andy Cohen on the Real Housewives of New York City reunion that she was set to appear in the musical Chicago on Broadway. But just a day later, the cabaret star’s rep and a representative for the musical both said that she wasn’t joining the cast after all. So what happened […]

A 5-Year-Old Boy’s Quick Thinking Saved More Than A Dozen People From A House Fire In Chicago

The quick thinking of 5-year-old Jayden Espinosa — along with the boy’s penchant for being a very early riser — helped to save the lives of more than a dozen people in Chicago as a fire tore through their home. As Fox 32 News reported, Jayden was awake when a fire broke out at his […]

‘RHONY’ Star Luann de Lesseps Isn’t Joining The Cast Of ‘Chicago’ On Broadway

On Part 2 of the Real Housewives of New York reunion, Luann de Lesseps boasted that she would be joining the Broadway cast of the musical Chicago, but sadly, she was mistaken. The topic came up when some of the other women cast doubts about Luann’s singing ability, and she used her new position as […]

Status of HGTV’s ‘Windy City Rehab’ Is Up In The Air

The city of Chicago threw a wrench in the filming of HGTV’s hit show, Windy City Rehab. On Wednesday, The Chicago Tribune reported that Chicago blocked stars Alison Victoria Gramenos and Donovan Eckhardt from filing new work permits. The second season of the show is up in the air after the Chicago Department of Buildings […]

Man Stopped From Importing African Rat Meat To The U.S.

A man has been stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from trying to import 32 pounds of African rat meat. According to a report by the Daily Mail, the meat has been seized and destroyed by customs to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the […]

Missionaries Allegedly Posed As Orthodox Jews To Convert Members To Christianity

A couple in Chicago is being accused of joining an Orthodox Jewish community in order to covert its members to Christianity. Rivkah Weber, 29 and David Costello, 37 were recognized at synagogue by a man from Brooklyn who alleges that the couple did the same at a temple in New York. The Daily Mail says […]

Offset Has Warrant Out For His Arrest For Felony Charge

A warrant has been issued for Offset’s arrest, for a felony charge stemming from a fan altercation last week, reports TMZ. Last Monday, Offset was pushing a baby stroller in a Target store in Sandy Springs, Georgia, when Junior Gibbons spotted him and attempted to record video of the rapper while he was shopping. He […]

Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx To Appear In Court Over Handling Of Jussie Smollett Case

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has been subpoenaed to appear in court due to her handling of the high-profile, highly controversial Jussie Smollett case. Foxx is due to attend a hearing over her handling of the case after retired appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien subpoenaed her, along with her top deputy, Joseph Magats. The documents […]

Jussie Smollett Ordered To Pay Back $130,000 To Chicago For Wasted Time — Actor Offered $10,000

Actor Jussie Smollett may have had all charges dropped against him, but the Empire star may still suffer a major hit to his wallet. After he claimed that he was attacked in an incident of racial violence, things ended up turning against him with the idea that he made up the whole thing. During his […]

City Will Bill Jussie Smollett For Police’s Time, Chicago Mayor Says

Following the news earlier this week that all charges have been dropped against Jussie Smollett in what authorities have described as a faked hate crime, the political and police establishment in Chicago have been extremely vocal about their disapproval of the situation. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke earlier this week about wanting to sue Smollett, […]

Jussie Smollett ‘Most Likely’ Done With ‘Empire,’ ‘Deadline’ Says

After the shocking news earlier this week that charges have been dropped against actor Jussie Smollett, the actor told the press that he’s looking forward to resuming his life and getting back to work. There’s a chance that work might not be on Empire. According to a Deadline report Tuesday, while Empire will probably be […]

Jussie Smollett: ‘I Have Been Truthful And Consistent’

In the latest twist in what was already a very convoluted story, all charges were dropped Tuesday against Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor who had been accused of staging a hate crime attack against himself in late January, per The Inquisitr. Now, Smollett has faced the press, and declared that he has been telling the […]

John P. Rivera, An Off-Duty Chicago Cop, Was Randomly Shot Dead In His Car In ‘Devastating Incident’

An off-duty Chicago police officer was gunned down while he, a female civilian, another off-duty Chicago cop, and another police officer from a different department sat in a parked car, The Chicago Tribune is reporting. The officer’s name has been revealed as John P. Rivera. According to Police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio, Rivera and his […]

‘Empire’ Cast And Crew Fear Smollett Scandal Could Mean End Of Show

The Jussie Smollett hate crime brouhaha, which has led to criminal charges against the actor for what prosecutors say was a faked hate crime, could lead to the end of Empire, per a new report. According to TMZ, the series has not yet been renewed by Fox and “anxiety is high” among the cast and […]

Jussie Smollett Will Appear In Next Week’s ‘Empire’ Episode

Jussie Smollett is set to return to television in an upcoming episode of Empire amid controversy surrounding an attack he allegedly staged on himself earlier this year. According to Entertainment Tonight, the 36-year-old will be featured in next week’s spring premiere on Wednesday, March 13. Jussie plays Jamal Lyon in the series, the son of […]

Bernie Sanders Holds Presidential Campaign Rally In Chicago

Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held the first major rally of his 2020 campaign on Sunday. According to Politico, Sanders talked about his activist past and discussed race. “Whether it is the struggle against corporate greed or against racism, sexism, homophobia, environmental devastation or war and militarism, real change never places […]

Jussie Smollett Incident Wasn’t Over Salary Issues, According To ‘Empire’ Executives

The Jussie Smollett saga continues. According to TMZ, executives of Smollett’s hit show Empire do not believe that he staged the attack over his salary on the show. The Chicago police have reported that Smollett’s motivation to stage the January 29 attack against himself stemmed from his Empire salary. According to them, he wanted to […]