Actor Smollett’s character cut from ‘Empire’ episodes after arrest

Jussie Smollett exits Cook County Department of Corrections after posting bail in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

(Reuters) – Actor Jussie Smollett’s character is being removed from the final two episodes of the Fox hip-hop drama “Empire” after he was arrested and charged with staging a hoax hate crime attack on himself, show officials said on Friday. “We are … aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew […]

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