MSN - AP Entertainment http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/8a65f38109c74f2c84e1b0877de3a894 MSN - AP Entertainment Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:10:54 +0000 Kenan Thompson on Smollett: 'I wish I knew what the truth was.' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/8a65f38109c74f2c84e1b0877de3a894/5eeef9b276e948fe89c4500a98801121 After reports emerged that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett may have played a role in his own attack - allegations denied by Smollett - Kenan Thompson, Roy Wood Jr. and Michael Moore weighed in at the Writers Guild Awards. Thompson says he wants the “facts first” since “everybody is so quick to jump on one side.”  Wood Jr. says he wants the same police transparency seen in Smollett’s case used in cases moving forward. Moore says it’s a “crazy time.” 5eeef9b276e948fe89c4500a98801121 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:13:04 +0000 SHOTLIST: RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York, 17 February 20191. Wide shot zoom to medium Kenan Thompson joking with reporter2. SOUNDBITE (English) Kenan Thompson, actor - on Jussie Smollett:"I mean, I don't know.  That story is so crazy, like, now it's coming out that he said he might have set it up or whatever.  So I don't - man, I wish I knew what the truth was, because everybody is so quick to jump on one side or the other, you know, before the actual facts come out, and some people, you know, are left holding the bag even though they were reaching out with love.  And I think the same thing.  I reached out and I was like, 'Stop the madness,' and all of that, you know, just because I had heard, and I had also seen all the, like, reaching out and love that he was getting or whatever.  So I felt like, you know, me being a fellow Mighty Duck, and him being an ex-Mighty Duck, like, I should, like, extend my hand and that kind of, like, hope, you know, stop the madness type of thing, as well.  But now it's like the story is turning and it's starting to look kind of negative, so I don't know.  It's like, I wish there was a way for people to get all of the facts first, but I don't even think that's possible."3. Wide shot Roy Wood Jr. posing for photographers4. SOUNDBITE (English) Roy Wood Jr., actor-host - on Jussie Smollett:"I don't know if Jussie Smollett is being treated unfairly, but I do wish the Chicago PD had the same transparency with everything that goes on in their department as they have with this Jussie Smollett case.  We get a Jussie Smollett update every 30 minutes.  You get a Jussie Smollett update scrolling across the bottom of the TV like a damn sports score, but you ask them a question about some police misconduct (zips mouth).  I hope if nothing else out of this Jussie Smollett incident, this is a new level of transparency that we get from the Chicago Police Department on all ongoing investigations, not just the ones where you think somebody gave you the runaround."5. Wide shot Michael Moore posing for photographers6. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Moore, director - on Jussie Smollett:"We live in a crazy time, and if you are African-American, if you're a woman, if you're an immigrant, you still have this fight, this fight of, because those in power are not, are not you.  So until that changes, and it will change...  It is changing, you know - nearly 70 percent of this country now is either female, people of color or young people.  That's about 67 percent of the country, or a combination of those three things.  That's who America really is." =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. After reports emerged that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett may have played a role in his own attack - allegations denied by Smollett - Kenan Thompson, Roy Wood Jr. and Michael Moore weighed in at the Writers Guild Awards. Thompson says he wants the “facts first” since “everybody is so quick to jump on one side.”  Wood Jr. says he wants the same police transparency seen in Smollett’s case used in cases moving forward. Moore says it’s a “crazy time.” Kenan Thompson on Smollett: 'I wish I knew what the truth was.'