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This Week In Entertainment: Smollet, Simpsons, and More

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Jessie Smollet Indicted On 16 Felony Charges

Following alleged Chicago attacks, a court indicted Empire star Jessie Smollet on 16 different felony charges. Neither the court nor Smollet’s lawyer responded to request to comment. Earlier this week, Chicago police opened an investigation into Smollet.

According to the actor, two men assaulted him, used derogatory slurs, and said, “This is a MAGA country”. However, police say this isn’t exactly what happened. They say Smollet filed a false police report. In addition, he was charged with felony disorderly conduct. If convicted, he could face up to 3 years in prison.

Simpsons Producer Pulls Episode Featuring Michael Jackson

An old Simpsons episode with pop star Michael Jackson will no longer be rerun. This comes after a recent documentary claimed that the King of Pop committed child abuse released. “It feels clearly the only choice to make,” James L. Brooks, one of the executive producers, said.

Jackson starred in the 1991 episode “Stark Raving Dad”. Media representatives for “The Simpsons” were not available for comment. In the documentary, titled “Leaving Neverland”, two men claimed that Jackson abused them from the ages of 7 to 10. In response, the Jackson family called the documentary “public lynching”.

Jonas Brothers Surprise World With Reunion

After an almost 7 year hiatus, the Jonas Brothers shocked the world when they released “Sucker”. The song, released on Friday at midnight, instantly became a hit. The band had hinted the reunion for many months. However, after an informal reunion in Australia, the brothers decided it was time to return to music together.

Captain Marvel Heads For Large Opening Weekend

Currently, the newest entry to the MCU is on track to have a $150M opening weekend. If the projections hold, the film will have one of the top 20th biggest openings in film history. After an impressive $20M from Thursday night previews, Disney expects it to take in an additional $125M in box office revenue. In addition, the film has taken almost $100M in foreign markets.

Former BioWare GM Leads New Games Studio

Improbable announced it plans to enter games development with two newly created studios. Former BioWare veteran Aaryn Flynn heads one of them.  Flynn worked at BioWare for 11 years. During his tenure there, he oversaw the development of the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. He joined Improbable in September 2018.

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