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Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss City of Chicago Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss City of Chicago Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett

The lawsuit against Jussie Smollett by the City of Chicago will not be dropped, according to a federal judge on Tuesday (October 22).

Judge Virginia M. Kendall rejected Jussie‘s contention that he should not be made to pay $130,000 in police overtime costs, plus $260,000 in damages, because “he could not have foreseen how seriously the police would take his hate crime report,” according to Variety.

The judge also blamed Jussie‘s legal team for their “attempts to muddy the waters with irrelevant arguments.”

Jussie claimed to police back in January that he was assaulted by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs. After an extensive investigation, the city concluded that he staged the attack. He was arrested and indicted on 16 counts of filing a false police report, but the charges were later dismissed. He maintains that he is innocent to this day.

The City of Chicago sued Jussie for the fees required for the investigation, which his legal team contested as attempting to improperly re-litigate the case.

“The natural, ordinary and reasonable consequence of a police report like this one — a racist, homophobic physical assault in which masked attackers invoked the President of the United States’ official campaign slogan — is an intensive, sprawling investigation like the one that took place. Smollett contends that police overtime pay is not ‘foreseeable in the normal course of events,’ but this is hardly the normal course of events — most crime victims, for instance, do not have the opportunity to discuss the crime on Good Morning America. The allegations were taken seriously by the Chicago Police Department in significant part due to the high profile of the claimant and the extreme nature of the accusations,” the judge wrote.

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Miss Dubai Megan Pormer & Designer Iris Van Herpen Receive Honors at Dubai Fashion Week

Miss Dubai Megan Pormer & Designer Iris Van Herpen Receive Honors at Dubai Fashion Week

Miss Dubai Megan Pormer received a special honor from the Arab Fashion Council during Dubai Fashion Week earlier this month!

The actress, activist, and model was awarded a Gold Medal from the council because of her career achievements, as well as her contributions to cancer awareness across the globe and her work bringing western designers to the Middle East.

Megan has also been appointed as an ambassador to the Arab Fashion Council.

“It has always been my goal to use my international status as a model and actress and my knowledge of biomedical engineering to connect fashion and beauty with well-being and health. It is with immense gratitude that I accept my appointment to be the Arab Fashion Council’s Ambassador. I pledge to advance the vision of the Council,” she said in a statement.

Megan and the Arab Fashion Council are also honoring fashion designer Iris Van Herpen with a Gold Meal of Honor in recognition of her lifetime achievement. Megan and the Arab Fashion Council hosted Iris in Dubai.

Megan and Iris attended an awards ceremony earlier this month during Dubai Fashion Week and you can see photos from the event in our gallery!

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Macauley Culkin Dances Onstage at Lizzo Concert - Watch!

Macauley Culkin Dances Onstage at Lizzo Concert - Watch!

Macauley Culkin and Lizzo are unexpectedly teaming up onstage!

The 39-year-old Home Alone star posted a video of himself onstage at the 31-year-old “Juice” singer’s recent concert.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Macauley Culkin

After being called on stage by the singer, Macauley happily participated in a dance for the cheering crowd.

“When @lizzobeeating asks you to do a silly dance…You get up there and do a silly dance,” Macaulay captioned the cute video.

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Watch Macauley‘s performance inside…

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Miley Cyrus Posts Revealing Selfies in a See-Through Crop Top - See the Pics!

Miley Cyrus Posts Revealing Selfies in a See-Through Crop Top - See the Pics!

Miley Cyrus can’t be tamed, as always!

The 26-year-old “Wrecking Ball” singer posted a series of mirror selfies while wearing a revealing crop top on her Instagram on Tuesday (October 22).

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“I’m getting more basic by the day. The only thing the ‘new me’ loves more than a mirror selfie is a self timed one,” she captioned the post, which quickly garnered over 2 million likes in the first two hours of posting the pictures.

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Check out Miley Cyrus‘ latest selfies inside…More Here! »

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Cara Delevingne Celebrates Her New Collection With Nasty Gal at London Party

Cara Delevingne Celebrates Her New Collection With Nasty Gal at London Party

Cara Delevingne shows off her midriff in a chic suit look while leaving her Nasty Gal Collection Launch Party on Tuesday night (October 22) in London.

The 27-year-old actress and model teamed up with the brand for a 40-piece collection, that includes oversized blazers, leather look pants and trendy tops.

“I am so excited to get to join Nasty Gal in this new part of their brand journey. It’s such an exciting time to be working with them,” Cara shared in a statement about the collab.

Cara‘s girlfriend, Ashley Benson, is also pictured in the gallery, walking beside Cara.

Earlier in the day, Cara was spotted in a comfy green jacket and beanie on her way to get ready for the party.

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Rare Videos of Rob Kardashian Emerge at Kim Kardashian's 39th Birthday

Rare Videos of Rob Kardashian Emerge at Kim Kardashian's 39th Birthday

Rob Kardashian is rarely seen in photos and videos, but images of him at Kim Kardashian‘s 39th birthday party just emerged.

The images and videos were from Kim‘s Instagram Story, and sources are telling TMZ that “he quit drinking recently and has been focusing on making better diet choices.”

Rob is also doing some more exercising recently and has been playing basketball.

The source is also saying that Rob Kardashian is in the best place he’s been in a while and very involved and happy raising his daughter Dream, 2.

Check out the videos of Rob Kardashian over at TMZ.