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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:59 AM

Jussie Smollett Made ‘Zero Rumblings’ About His Empire Pay: Sources

By Josef Adalian@tvmojoe
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Jussie Smollett’s motivation for allegedly paying two brothers to stage a racist, homophobic attack on him was displeasure over his Empire salary, Chicago police said Thursday. That might prove to be the case, but if so, Smollett and his reps hadn’t made his displeasure known to his employers at 20th Century Fox TV.

According to two industry sources familiar with the situation, neither Smollett nor his reps at United Talent Agency had made any noise about a pay hike in the weeks or months leading up to the events of the staged January attack. “There were zero rumblings,” said one of our sources. As for how much Smollett is currently earning for his work on the show, a top talent agency source familiar with the salaries of Empire’s cast tells Vulture the actor is pulling down “around $125,000 per episode,” not counting any monies Smollett might collect from sales of his musical performances on the show, or from any profit participation he may (or may not) have in syndication sales of the series.

Other sources, who declined to talk any specific numbers, hinted Smollett’s paycheck might be a bit below $125,000 per episode but still in the low six-figure range. Smollett almost certainly started his career on Empire making much less money: Save for some work as a child actor, he wasn’t a big name before the show debuted in January 2015, and there was little expectation the show would become a big hit. But as is standard in TV land, 20th Century Fox reopened the contracts of the show’s main talent following season two, giving big salary hikes to account for the show’s massive early success. While Empire ratings are way down from its early seasons, the series remains the No. 2 drama on Fox, behind only the Ryan Murphy–produced 9-1-1.


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So if it was not about the money, then was this turd just looking for attention? What a freaking moron. His legal fees will bankrupt him now.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:34 AM

View Posterp, on 22 February 2019 - 06:59 AM, said:

Jussie Smollett Made ‘Zero Rumblings’ About His Empire Pay: Sources

By Josef Adalian@tvmojoe
vulture.com

Jussie Smollett’s motivation for allegedly paying two brothers to stage a racist, homophobic attack on him was displeasure over his Empire salary, Chicago police said Thursday. That might prove to be the case, but if so, Smollett and his reps hadn’t made his displeasure known to his employers at 20th Century Fox TV.

According to two industry sources familiar with the situation, neither Smollett nor his reps at United Talent Agency had made any noise about a pay hike in the weeks or months leading up to the events of the staged January attack. “There were zero rumblings,” said one of our sources. As for how much Smollett is currently earning for his work on the show, a top talent agency source familiar with the salaries of Empire’s cast tells Vulture the actor is pulling down “around $125,000 per episode,” not counting any monies Smollett might collect from sales of his musical performances on the show, or from any profit participation he may (or may not) have in syndication sales of the series.

Other sources, who declined to talk any specific numbers, hinted Smollett’s paycheck might be a bit below $125,000 per episode but still in the low six-figure range. Smollett almost certainly started his career on Empire making much less money: Save for some work as a child actor, he wasn’t a big name before the show debuted in January 2015, and there was little expectation the show would become a big hit. But as is standard in TV land, 20th Century Fox reopened the contracts of the show’s main talent following season two, giving big salary hikes to account for the show’s massive early success. While Empire ratings are way down from its early seasons, the series remains the No. 2 drama on Fox, behind only the Ryan Murphy–produced 9-1-1.


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So if it was not about the money, then was this turd just looking for attention? What a freaking moron. His legal fees will bankrupt him now.


He paid accomplices with a check. His lawyers should claim diminished capacity because of retardation.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:51 AM

View PostLadybird, on 22 February 2019 - 07:34 AM, said:

He paid accomplices with a check. His lawyers should claim diminished capacity because of retardation.

And talked to 'em numerous times by phone, before and after the staged attack. I'm not sure retardation is a viable defense, given his attempt to incite race riots, he obviously was able to plan in detail how to pull this stunt off. He's toast...

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:13 PM

View PostLadybird, on 22 February 2019 - 07:34 AM, said:

He paid accomplices with a check. His lawyers should claim diminished capacity because of retardation.

Jerry Springer sends his regards from SmarmyVille.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:05 PM

View PostLadybird, on 22 February 2019 - 07:34 AM, said:

He paid accomplices with a check. His lawyers should claim diminished capacity because of retardation.

He’s a leftist; what did you expect?
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 05:50 PM

View PostBuckwheat Jones, on 22 February 2019 - 12:13 PM, said:

Jerry Springer sends his regards from SmarmyVille.


Jer-REE...Jer-REE...Jer-REE...Jer-REE...
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:26 PM

I know the circumstances are a little different, but still, does anyone recall Roseanne Barr getting any sympathy after her cheap shot at Valerie Jarrett? The double standard is amazing!
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:40 PM

View PostNH Populist, on 22 February 2019 - 06:26 PM, said:

I know the circumstances are a little different, but still, does anyone recall Roseanne Barr getting any sympathy after her cheap shot at Valerie Jarrett? The double standard is amazing!


Roseanne blamed drugs. Which everyone treated as a cop out. Jussie is now saying he has a drug problem. Because Trump.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

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the actor is pulling down “around $125,000 per episode,” not counting any monies Smollett might collect from sales of his musical performances on the show, or from any profit participation he may (or may not) have in syndication sales of the series.


If memory serves, he put on a musical performance just a few days after the hoax and his performance was touted rather rosily.

At the time I had suggested that the 'attack' was certainly fortuitous since it would gain him attention and possibly sell more tickets to the event.

The guy is slime and there's no excuse for what he did, and saying it was drugs is idiotic because why would he waste good money on something other than drugs???
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:36 AM

View PostLadybird, on 22 February 2019 - 07:34 AM, said:

He paid accomplices with a check. His lawyers should claim diminished capacity because of retardation.

:lol: :yeahthat:

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:40 AM

View PostLadybird, on 22 February 2019 - 07:34 AM, said:

He paid accomplices with a check. His lawyers should claim diminished capacity because of retardation.

If he’s retarded, what do you call the news media who believed that there were two rednecks walking around in subzero weather at 2am carrying bleach and a noose shouting “MAGA country” in Chicago?
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Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:34 AM

View Postcorporal_little, on 23 February 2019 - 02:40 AM, said:

If he’s retarded, what do you call the news media who believed that there were two rednecks walking around in subzero weather at 2am carrying bleach and a noose shouting “MAGA country” in Chicago?


And who, by "pure coincidence" (rolleyes), both happened to be such big "Empire" fans that they immediately recognized Smollett, knew he was gay, etc, as opposed to just some guy walking with a Subway bag?

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:02 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 23 February 2019 - 08:34 AM, said:

And who, by "pure coincidence" (rolleyes), both happened to be such big "Empire" fans that they immediately recognized Smollett, knew he was gay, etc, as opposed to just some guy walking with a Subway bag?

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I think the subway bag was a prop so the "attackers" could pick him out on thr street and so could police when they were reviewing
security camera footage.
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