Today’s Endnotes: Empire Is Returning for Season 6, Minus Jussie Smollett, The Tony Award Nominations and More

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Empire is coming back, but Jussie Smollett‘s return is less likely.

Fox has renewed the music drama for a sixth season, the network announced Tuesday, but it will likely be without Smollett, whose future on the show remains less clear.

While Fox made no mention of Smollett in its announcement, it appears there are “no plans” to bring his character, Jamal Lyon, back at this time.

“By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire,” Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV said in a joint statement.

Read more at Variety.

The 2019 Tony Award nominations are here! See the full list of nominees. — Towleroad

Ellen Page and Kate Mara star in the gay romantic drama, My Days of Mercy. Watch the trailer. — omg blog

Kate Middleton was given a very special honor from the Queen on Monday, as she was granted the title of Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victoria Order (GCVO). — Celebitchy

Finally some details on the Michelle and Barack Obama Netflix projects. — Evil Beet Gossip

Cheryl Ladd has aged very well. — Boy Culture

Oh dear. Margot Robbie‘s lace jumpsuit is a total thud. — Go Fug Yourself

Hailey Bieber is just now realizing that being married to a pop superstar is not easy. — Dlisted

Zac Efron admires his own abs.

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