WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: Jussie Smollett attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund gala on October 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For Thurgood Marshall College Fund)

Jussie Smollett Represented By Michael Cohen’s Criminal Defense Lawyer

Michael Monico, the high-powered criminal defense attorney representing longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, revealed Thursday that he is also representing Empire star Jussie Smollett, the actor-singer reports indicate may have been involved in staging an attack on himself last month.

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actor Jussie Smollett attends the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Jussie Smollett: My Attack Was Not a ‘Date Gone Bad’

In his first interview since his alleged assault, Empire actor Jussie Smollett is denying his attackers were motivated by a “date gone bad,” calling the suggestion “ridiculous” and “offensive.”

A homeless man bundles up in downtown Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Good Samaritan Pays Hotel Bill for 70 of Chicago’s Homeless

A Good Samaritan offered to foot the bill for hotel rooms for 70 of Chicago’s homeless camping out in tents as the city experienced historically low temperatures, with some areas experiencing wind chills of 56 degrees below zero.