JUSSIE Smollett is famous for his portrayal of Jamal Lyon in the hit Fox series Empire. What did he make per episode and what is his net worth?
The star is at the centre of a police investigation after allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack due to concerns over his Empire salary, police said on Thursday. Smollett, who is black and openly gay, was arrested on Thursday and charged with lying to police about the alleged attack on January 29. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was visibly angry as he outlined the allegations.
Johnson alleged: “This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with this salary. He concocted a story about being attacked.
“We gave him the benefit of the doubt.”
Twentieth Century Fox Television, which airs Empire, said in a statement it understand the seriousness of the matter and respects the legal process.
The statement said: “We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.
“Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show.”
How much did Jussie Smollett make per episode on Empire?
Huffington Post reported Smollett was paid $65,000 per episode on the most recent series of Empire.
An average season of Empire has 18 seasons.
When the series was first taking off, it was reported that Smollett made $20,000 per episode for his role as Jamal Lyon.
But as Empire is now into its fifth season, he is earned a lot more than his initial salary.
A whole season would bring him the sum of $1.17million.
His co-stars Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson were getting paid around $175,000 per episode.
Smollett’s salary was reportedly in line with Howard and Henson’s on-screen children, Trai Byers and Bryshere Y Gray.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is $1 million.
He has appeared in episodes of Coach, The Mindy Project and Revenge and starred as Langston Hughes in the Thurgood Marshall biopic, Marshall.
Smollett has guest-hosted on Live! With Kelly in 2016 before Kelly Ripa found a permanent host in Ryan Seacrest.
In 1993 he was nominated for a Young Artists Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion picture for The Mighty Ducks.
He also served as executive producer for the 2015 short Sacret Heart and in 2017 he appeared in Alien: Covenant.
Cardi B Trademarks ‘Okurrr’ As She Gets Featured By Pepsi | WATCH
Cardi B has filed to trademark her catchphrase “okurrr.”
According to online records, the rapper’s company, Washpoppin, Inc., filed to trademark the word to use for “paper goods, namely paper cups and posters,” on March 11. The following day, an additional filing was made to trademark “okurrr” for use on clothing, “namely T-shirts, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, pants, shorts, jackets, footwear, headgear, namely hats and caps, blouses, bodysuits, dresses, jumpsuits, leggings, shirts, sweaters and undergarments.”
On Feb. 25, a similar filing was made for “okurr” — the same word, minus the extra “r.”
The trilled phrase has become synonymous with Cardi B over the course of her career, and it was recently featured in her Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi. Watch that commercial below.
Ghanaian Afrobeats Artist Wallas, “Reality EP” Featured In A NewsPaper
Wallas, Ghanaian rising Afrobeats artist who recently released a new EP has gotten a feature in a Ghanaian newspaper.
The 6-Track mindblowing EP has really announced the presence of the artist.
Wallas was able to join the like of Strongman, Trigmatic, Eno and more on the Germaine Deuces Newspaper.
The artist then shared this with fans and Ghanaians.
Listen And Enjoy “Reality EP” below.
Twitter & Instagram: @iam_wallas.
Offset Reveals Why He Crashed Cardi B’s Concert To Win Her Back After Split: I Put It ‘All On The Table’
Offset explains why he went to such great lengths to get back together with Cardi B after their breakup. He reveals during the March 22 edition of ‘Ellen’ that he knew he had to step up ‘as a man’ and say ‘I’m wrong.’
Ellen DeGeneres, 61, grills Offset, 27, about his very public apology to wife Cardi B, 26, during her concert in Dec. 2018. Ellen asks Offset whether or not he regrets being so public in getting Cardi B back, especially because fans thought he only did so to get attention. For Offset, crashing Cardi’s concert and declaring his love for her was the only option. “I love my wife, so it’s serious, not a game to me,” Offset tells Ellen. “It’s like…we have schedules and we have shows and I just felt like If I gave a break between time…I just can’t give that break between time… I step to it as a man and say I’m wrong. You don’t have to take me back, but I just want to let you know I love you and I care. I’m putting it all on the table.”
Offset notes that his public display of affection in Dec. 2018 wasn’t his first. “I asked her to marry me in Philadelphia [in 2017] at the radio show in front of 60,000 people, and when I did that, they were like… why he’s doing that? And it’s just because I’m not hiding my affection,” he continues. “It’s me being vulnerable. It kind of bit me with the response of people, but that’s why a man doesn’t try to be vulnerable. There’s something wrong either way.”
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper announced on Instagram in early Dec. 2018 that she and Offset had split, just months after welcoming their first child together, Kulture, now 8 months. At the time, she said that they “grew out of love” and “things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.” Cardi had also been facing rumors for months that Offset had been unfaithful to her. At the Rolling Loud festival, the Migos rapper rolled out three boxes that spelled out “Take Me Back Cardi” in flowers. Offset then said to Cardi, “In front of the world, I love you.” Cardi didn’t immediately take Offset back after his very public declaration of love. Offset later tweeted his reasoning for crashing Cardi’s concert. “All of my wrongs have been made public, I figure it’s only right that my apologies are made public too,” he wrote. Offset and Cardi B officially got back together in Jan. 2019.
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