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With ‘MIB: International,’ Lexus Is Cast as a Blockbuster Car for a Second Straight Summer

When moviegoers first saw King T’Challa in action as Black Panther it was a real showstopper: The Marvel comic book character clings to the top of a sleek new Lexus LC sports coupe as he surfs through the busy streets of Busan, South Korea, in a high-speed chase that ultimately destroys his remote-controlled ride.

The scene’s a crowdpleaser, to be sure–and it successfully sells Lexus’ image as a maker of high-performance luxury sports cars to a younger audience. Starting this weekend, with a prominent role in Sony’s sci-fi franchise Men in Black: International, the Japanese automotive company hopes to add another hit to its credits, giving it supporting roles in summer blockbusters for two years running.

But betting on a movie’s success is a game that most veteran studio executives have a hard time playing, let alone luxury automotive brands. And no matter how much money is sunk into a project, there are no guarantees at the box office.

For instance, Black Panther could have been a big miss for the Japanese luxury automaker. The titular main character, who rules a fictional technologically advanced African nation, was relatively unknown to most audiences prior to the movie’s release. Lexus executives weren’t allowed to read the script before signing on to support the film, giving the company no guarantee of how its brand would appear on screen. The production also wanted six coupes to use for filming, which forced Lexus to provide custom-built prototypes that can cost upwards of $ 1 million each, since the actual car was not being produced.

For Lexus, whose corporate parent Toyota isn’t known for risk taking, the gamble paid off. Black Panther blew away expectations to become 2018’s highest-grossing movie in the U.S., earning more than $ 700 million domestically, and nearly $ 1.4 billion worldwide. And the film didn’t just appeal to comic book fans, it also over-indexed with African-Americans, given that Black Panther was the first big-budget Marvel Studio’s movie to feature a black actor as the lead.

“Lexus has always been committed to celebrating the rich diversity of our customers, but Black Panther catapulted it to a new level,” says Lisa Materazzo, Lexus’ vice president of marketing.

Betting on blockbusters

With Men in Black: International, Lexus is taking less of a risk. Sony has put considerable resources into breathing new life into its $ 2 billion franchise, which now stars Chris Hemsworth (Marvel’s hammer-wielding Thor) and Tessa Thompson, who proved a winning duo together in Thor: Ragnarok.

In the new MIB film, Lexus’ aggressive RC F sports coupe races through London, helping agents escape threatening aliens, before transforming into a jet. Lexus’ RX Hybrid and LX SUVs are also featured in scenes with alien encounters.

In both MIB and Panther, Lexus is portrayed as a future-forward designer of high-tech vehicles, a positioning that promotes the company’s newest slogan “Experience Amazing.” “The beauty of film integrations is that none of the traditional rules apply,” Materazzo says. “It’s an opportunity to partner with filmmakers to imagine all of the possibilities.”

This isn’t necessarily new ground for Lexus, which has introduced other high-tech products like a hoverboard and sports yacht concept over the past several years to expand the brand’s appeal to affluent buyers in the sought-after 45- to 55-year-old market.

Lexus is looking to use films as a way to launch new emotionally engaging campaigns around the release of its new sports cars and luxury sedans and SUVs. It especially sees movies as a way to tap into conversations around cultural events.

But forcing your brand into the story doesn’t come cheap. In addition to providing expensive prototypes to filmmakers for Panther, Lexus produced a comic book and custom videos. It also bought a 30-second Super Bowl spot for the tie-in and LC 500 launch that cost the company more than $ 5 million.

But when Marvel’s movies have made a combined $ 21 billion worldwide to date (including the most recent Avengers installment), you take the risk.

A strategy as old as Bond, James Bond

If Lexus seems like it’s siding up to well-dressed secret agents, there’s a reason: The brand is focused on pushing the performance of its cars, technological innovation and style–while having some fun. That kind of limits just who gets to drive its hero cars.

“We consider how our product aligns with the character who drives it,” Materazzo says, and “how the integration might enable us to illuminate a core brand truth within the story.”

The automaker wasn’t specifically looking to get into the superhero business, though Black Panther was expected to be groundbreaking in bringing the character to the big screen, with Chadwick Boseman as the first black actor to headline a big-budget superhero film (which also featured a largely African-American cast).

So putting Black Panther in a LS 500 luxury sedan and LC 500 sport coupe in the film and marketing materials was akin to pairing James Bond with Aston Martin.

But moviegoers haven’t always embraced the films Lexus has supported with product placement. In 2017, the same year “Experience Amazing” launched, Lexus developed the designs for a futuristic jet for Luc Besson’s pricey sci-fi fantasy Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which didn’t take off, earning just $ 226 million worldwide.

On the other hand, when the films do work, they clearly have helped improve Lexus’ brand image, and boost its sales. Lexus’s “Long Live the King” Super Bowl spot helped boost searches for its LS sedan by 2,500%, according to auto site Kelley Blue Book shortly after the ad launched. And online searches for Lexus rose 15% the week after Panther‘s debut, while the LC 500 was up 10% on its own, according to Autotrader.

Lexus recorded its best global sales year in 2018, moving 698,330 vehicles off dealership lots, an increase of 4.5%–a tough figure for anyone to reach, in what’s becoming a crowded luxury auto market.

“Auto companies partnering on movies is more about exposure than sales,” says Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at Autotrader. This is true especially of summer blockbusters that attract millions of moviegoers, she adds, noting that Nissan’s affiliation with the Star Wars films enabled it to have a themed auto show exhibit, “which surely drew lots of kids with their parents in tow to an exhibit they might otherwise have skipped.”

In addition to the Black Panther franchise–which Lexus isn’t expected to give up, though a sequel isn’t expected until 2021–the automaker will likely appear in future Marvel movies. Marvel Studios’ marketing mavens prefer long-term relationships with brands. For instance, Audi has been the vehicle of choice for Iron Man since 2008. Other Avengers films have also featured Acura.

But Lexus also has eyes on other franchises, as evidenced by its high-visibility role in MIB. The automaker says doesn’t have a “strict rule” for how many films it wants to rally around per year, “one high profile partnership per year (feels) about right,” Materazzo says. “We are actively considering several possibilities.”

Whether MIB tanks or soars, Lexus’ diversification is a smart strategy for Hollywood tentpole brand integrations. Because even without all of Black Panther‘s success, if the movie proved one thing it’s that you can’t stay in Wakanda forever.

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As previously announced, Sea Wall A Life, which recently played to sold-out audiences at The Public Theater, will open on Broadway this summer. Written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne respectively, directed by Carrie Cracknell, and starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, who received a Drama League Award nomination for his performance in the show at The Public Theater, and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge who received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for his performance in the show at The Public Theater, Sea Wall A Life will begin performances on Friday, July 26 at Hudson Theatre 141 West 44th Street, with the opening night set for Thursday, August 8.
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David Dastmalchian joins cast of The Suicide Squad

OHMYGOSSIP — David Dastmalchian has joined the cast of ‘The Suicide Squad’.
The 35-year-old actor is set to star as Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn’s follow-up to the 2016 DC ensemble movie ‘Suicide Squad’ which is thought to be a reboot of sorts rather than a direct sequel and is planned to start shooting later this year.
The ‘Ant-Man’ star will be joining returning cast members including villains Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and government official Viola Davis (Captain Waller).
Polka-Dot Man, also known as Mister Polka-Dot, debuted in 1962’s Detective Comics No. 300 and using his ability to turn the polka-dots covering his costume into a variety of devices, launches a crime wave based on spots and dots in Gotham City.
David joins Idris Elba, who will play a new character in the sequel, rather than replacing Will Smith as Deadshot.
The 46-year-old actor was previously believed to have signed on to the sequel of the 2016 DC ensemble movie as the hitman adversary of Batman after Will Smith exited the project in February.
However bosses involved with the sequel, including director Gunn, have reportedly decided to move on from the Deadshot character and axe him from the movie, with Idris instead taking on a new character.
As of the time of writing, it’s not known what DC Comics villain Idris will take on instead, but reports claim that the decision was made as bosses didn’t want to disrespect Will by replacing him, as he’d helped to bring Deadshot to life on screen for the first time.
The film’s release date is currently set for August 2021.

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GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Be More Chill Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released for digital download and streaming tomorrow, May 3. This new album completes a remarkable full-circle journey for Be More Chill, as the original recording from Ghostlight which has now been streamed over 300 million times to date helped propel the show from Two River Theater to a viral Broadway hit. CD and vinyl releases are planned for later this year. Starting today, Friday, April 26, customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the single ‘More Than Survive.’ The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall.
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Concession Confessions – How the ‘Uglydolls’ Cast Goes to the Movies!

Concession Confessions - How the 'Uglydolls' Cast Goes to the Movies!

Which snack does Kelly Clarkson think is worth eating at the theater?  What's the best spot to sit in the theater, according to Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas and Pitbull?  The cast of UglyDolls let us in on their moviegoing experience!

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Bond 25’ Cast and Plot Revealed, First ‘Gemini Man’ Trailer and More

The Week in Movie News: ‘Bond 25’ Cast and Plot Revealed, First ‘Gemini Man’ Trailer and More

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Bond 25 plot revealed: As production on the next James Bond movie kicks off, the cast was officially confirmed to include Rami Malek as the villain plus Captain Marvel’s Lashanna Lynch while Phoebe Waller-Bridge was also confirmed as a co-writer. Also, an official plot synopsis revealed 007’s latest mission involves the rescue of a kidnapped scientist. Read more about the movie,…

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2019 Tribeca Film Festival Preview: From The Biggest Movies To The Coolest Cast Reunions

2019 Tribeca Film Festival Preview: From The Biggest Movies To The Coolest Cast Reunions

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival is about to get underway in New York City, featuring 103 titles and lots more to do, watch and experience. From cutting edge virtual reality exhibitions to intimate conversations with some of the best ever in the world of film and television, this year's festival promises something for every kind of entertainment lover. 

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BWW Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LES MISERABLES on PBS – Bishop Myriel

We’re counting down to Les Miserables on PBS In today’s feature, meet the Bishop Andrew Davies’ six-part drama adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century classic will delve deep into the many layers of Hugo’s story, revelling in Jean Valjean and Javert’s cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. With striking intensity and contemporary resonance, Hugo’s novel explores the struggles and triumphs of the underclass and the quest for a better life.
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Actress cast as Princess Diana in The Crown quit modelling after being told she was ‘too big’ for designer’s clothes

THE unknown actress who won the coveted role of Princess Diana in The Crown quit modelling after being told she was too big for the catwalk.

Emma Corrin, 23, switched to acting after a snub at a London Fashion Week show in 2016.

Actress Emma Corrin said she quit modelling after being told she was too big for the catwalk

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She said: “Why did the rejection of the modelling industry get to me so much?

“I think the answer is that these rejections were based on how I looked and I had always prided myself on a healthy amount of self-confidence which I was now rapidly losing.

“The real nail in the coffin was when I finally got through to a fitting for a show and the designer handed me a pair of breeches and I couldn’t get them past my calf muscles, which are pronounced because I’m a runner.

“The designer looked surprised and embarrassed as he said, “Sorry, it’s just we’re not used to girls who exercise”, implying that the models he was expecting dieted themselves in order to fit into his clothes.

Emma celebrated landing her biggest role by getting a dog and naming him Spencer, after Diana’s maiden name

“I could have slapped him.”

Cambridge graduate Emma revealed the incident in a blog called Cambridge Girl Talk.

The actress from Sevenoaks, Kent, is one of three children and comes from a wealthy background.

Speech therapist mum Juliette and businessman dad Christopher, 65, live in a six-bedroom home worth £2.5million.

Emma switched to acting after a snub at a London Fashion Week show in 2016


Emma will appear in the Netflix drama next year and last month celebrated landing her biggest role by getting a dog and naming him Spencer, after Diana’s maiden name.

The blue merle cockapoo has his own Instagram account, deliciouslyspencer.

She can be heard cooing over her pet in videos and in one she says: “Spencer you are gorgeous.”



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BREAKING: BROOKLYN 99’s Stephanie Beatriz Joins The Movie Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS; Olga Merediz & Daphne Rubin-Vega ‘In Talks’

Vulture reports that Stephanie Bratriz will play Carla in the IN THE HEIGHTS movie. The film is set for a 2020 release and will film uptown this summer. She joins the recently announced Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barerra, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, and Jimmy Smits.
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‘Best of Enemies’ cast: ‘This movie is needed’

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‘RHOA’ Cast Shakeup (Who’s In/Who’s Out) Amid Nene & Cynthia’s Fallout

Bravo is reportedly shaking up the cast of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” as season 11 comes to an end and former besties NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey have now turned frenemies.

“NeNe is coming back,” a show insider dished to RadarOnline. “She’s had a rough season, but she is the one that Bravo wants.”

The snitch added, “Unless NeNe decides on her own not to do the show, they will have her back and give her a raise.”

As Radar previously reported, NeNe was making $ 2.75 million for RHOA season 11.

But when it comes to Cynthia’s future on the show, the insider spilled this juicy tidbit:

“Execs are still considering firing Cynthia and bringing Marlo [Hampton] on full time.”

Tanya Sam is said to be replacing Cynthia if she is indeed let go.

“She could get married and have a baby, and they would like that,” the source said about Tanya’s potential storyline.

Meanwhile, fans love Marlo because “She stirs the pot,” the source told Radar. “She’s fun, and makes for great TV.”

And don’t expect the return of former cast member Kenya Moore.

“The executives hate Kenya  still, and they know that she was trying to capitalize on her free appearance for publicity when she showed up at Cynthia’s party,” the source revealed.

“Kenya is definitely never, ever, ever coming back.”

Burt what about the other cast members? Who’s safe? Who’s not? And will the producers let Phaedra comeback?

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THE TONIGHT SHOW to Air First Broadway Takeover Dedicated to Cher with the Cast of THE CHER SHOW

‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ is ready to turn back time with a special, first-time Broadway takeover telecast dedicated to all things Cher, one of the pop culture icons of our generation and the only artist ever to have a 1 single on a Billboard chart for six consecutive decades 1960’s-2010’s.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Members Hound Kit Harington for Season 8 Spoilers on ‘Saturday Night Live’

It’s been the better part of a decade, and everyone really, really wants to know how Game of Thrones ends.

That was the sentiment expressed in last night’s Saturday Night Live opening monologue, when host Kit Harington, known for playing Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, was flooded with questions about how the long-running fantasy show will end.

HBO’s Game of Thrones launches into its final season on Sunday, April 14, and series’ ending has been subject to nearly endless debate by fans.

Harington’s SNL monologue started out like any other, with the 32-year-old actor delivering jokes about the New York Yankees and his own spotty acting career. Then he was forced to fend off a series of questions about the popular show’s ending — many from his own fellow cast members.

“Could you just give us a general sense… of how it ends?” asked Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones.

“Emilia, you’re in the show,” Harington responded. “You know already.”

“Well yeah, but, you know, I forgot,” she said. “It’s been so damn long since the last season. Plus a lot of my scenes are talking to a dragon, which is just a tennis ball on a green pole.”

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Andrew Durand, Colin McPhillamy, and More Complete the Cast of INK on Broadway

Full casting has been announced for the American premiere of INK, written by Olivier Award winner James Graham Labour of Love, Privacy, Finding Neverland and directed by two-time Olivier Award winner, Tony and BAFTA Award nominee Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold King Charles III.
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TINA – THE Tina TURNER MUSICAL Original London Cast Recording will be released by Ghostlight Records for digital download and streaming tomorrow, March 29. The show is currently a hit at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End and will open on Broadway in the fall of 2019. Customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the first single ‘River Deep – Mountain High.’ Click here to pre-order
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Cast Of ‘In Living Color’ To Reunite At Tribeca Film Festival

Cast members of In Living Color will reunite at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival for a conversation following a screening of the pilot episode of the 90’s sketch comedy series.

The HuffPost reports that the festival will for the first time celebrate anniversaries and milestones of iconic television shows. “In Living Color” ran for four years from 1990 to 1994 on Fox. Series creator Keenen Ivory Wayans and co-stars Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, and Rosie Perez are all expected to attend.

“Twenty-five years after its finale, the cast and creator of the groundbreaking sketch comedy show ‘In Living Color’ will reunite to reflect on the Emmy Award-winning show that upended the landscape of television comedy and launched the careers of some of the greatest entertainers of our time,” the press release stated.

Davidson teased news of the reunion on Twitter via a throwback photo of cast members Jim Carrey, Kim Coles and Kelly Coffield Park. “Guess who’s getting together 4 @Tribeca FF 2019?” he wrote. “That’s right #InLivingColor gettin’ 2gether 4 reunion”

Asked about the possibility of a “In Living Color” revival Carrey told ET last year, “That show needs to exist. I’d love to see it reconstitute itself in another form.”

The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 24 to May 5. The In Living Color screening and panel will take place Apr. 27.

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Today in Movie Culture: If J. Jonah Jameson Was in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Actresses Almost Cast as Captain Marvel and More

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J. Jonah Jameson hasn’t made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, but many fans wish J.K. Simmons could just reprise the role as he played in the first Spider-Man trilogy. That might never happen, but at least here’s an animation of a Simmons-voiced Jameson as he would appear in Avengers: Endgame:

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Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Playfully Kept the Rest of the Game of Thrones Cast on Their Toes As Only They Could

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams may play sisters Sansa and Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, but that apparently didn’t stop them from pranking their castmates by kissing on set.

In an interview with Glamour UK that was published on Thursday, Turner revealed that the co-stars turned BFFs got in the habit of trying to sneak a kiss into every scene they did together while filming the show.

“People always think Maisie and I are a couple. I mean, I am obsessed with her, so you never know… I’ve got an addiction to Maisie Williams. I actually stalk her hashtag on Instagram!” she explained. “Even though we are sisters [in Game of Thrones], we tried to sneak a kiss into every scene we did together to freak everyone out a bit. It kept them on their toes making sure they were following the script.”

Turner also gushed over how close she and Maisie have grown during the series’ lengthy run. “Maisie is definitely my protector and I’m hers, too. I know if anything happened — especially if it was on Game Of Thrones, which it never, ever would — she’d go crazy and protect me,” she said. “Maisie is my strong home.”


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These actors have been controversially cast as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

And the internet isn’t happy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are one of the most talked-about couples in the world, making news this past few months for their upcoming royal arrival, due in April.

But it wasn’t Meghan’s New York baby shower or the rumoured baby names that got the world talking about the royal couple this week.

Instead, it was the upcoming Lifetime TV show about their relationship, Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, or rather its casting, that became a talking point.

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The sequel to last year’s Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is set to tell the story of the couple’s first year of marriage, ‘pulling back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the Royal Family.

‘Beyond blending their families and cultures, Harry and Meghan’s core values are put to the test as they try to find the balance between honouring Royal tradition and staying true to their beliefs.’

But who is set to play the Duke and Duchess of Sussex?

Well, the actors have just been announced and the internet has a lot to say about it.

Meghan Markle is set to be played by Tiffany Marie Smith, known for her roles in Supernatural and Jane the Virgin and Prince Harry is set to be played by Charlie Field, seen before in Genius and Poldark.

‘Let us introduce you to the royal couple,’ Lifetime TV tweeted, before it was met by some controversial comments, mostly complaining that Charlie Field looked nothing like Prince Harry.

‘That doesn’t even look like Prince Harry though,’ one fan tweeted, while another wrote: ‘OMG! It’s worse than when they make a Madame Tussauds wax figure and it looks nothing like the actual person.’

Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal will debut later this spring on Lifetime and we officially cannot wait.

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Jussie Smollett Returns to Set, Tells ‘Empire’ Cast He’s Innocent + Feels ‘Betrayed’ By the Criminal Justice System [Video]

Jussie Smollett returned to work on ‘Empire’ today after getting arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly faking his hate crime.

via TMZ:

Sources on the “Empire” set tell us the cast and crew were waiting at least 30 minutes for Jussie to begin the scheduled scene. When he eventually showed his face he was very emotional, and surrounded by his family.

We’re told he addressed everyone on set, saying …”I’m sorry I’ve put you all through this and not answered any calls. I wanted to say I’m sorry and, you know me, I would never do this to any of you, you are my family. I swear to God, I did not do this.”

After that, he left the set. We’re told it was obvious Jussie had been crying a lot, so producers said he would have to come back later. He did, and we’re told he is currently shooting the scene.

Aside from that, his reps released a statement saying he ‘feels betrayed’ by the criminal justice system.

“Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system,” read a statement put out on the actor’s behalf following his release from custody Thursday afternoon. “The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election. Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”

Jussie was released from Chicago police custody after posting bail and surrendering his passport during a bond hearing in front of State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr.

His bail was set at $ 100,000, with the actor required to post $ 10,000 (10 percent) for release.

If you’re still scratching your head as to how this unfolded, take a look at the bond proffer released today.

 

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Sammi is not planning on coming back in Jersey Shore despite how close she still is with the rest of the female cast.

As fans know, she and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro dated for no less than five years, and their drama as a couple was pretty much a big part of the show.

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Sammi would not take him back, even if she were single, and similarly, she would never return as a cast member on Jersey Shore either.

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