"Empire" actor Morocco Omari is making some less than friendly headlines. The Hollywood stud reportedly found himself in handcuffs for allegedly brutalizing a woman.
According to reports, the attack went down yesterday (April 5) in Chicago.
Morocco Omari, an actor on "Empire" who plays Lucious' half-brother, has been arrested for allegedly brutalizing a woman ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, a 24-year-old woman called 911 in Chicago Wednesday, claiming she and Omari were arguing when he pushed her to the ground several times. She said she suffered scratches to her neck and chest. Cops arrived on scene at around 2:30 PM, apparently observed the injuries and arrested the actor. (TMZ)
Last week, "Empire" suffered a slight blow in overall ratings.
Still the highest-rated show of the night (though by thinner margins than usual), Fox's hip-hop drama was down 14% from last week's winter break return to hit a series low. For a declining blockbuster like Empire, which has seen more than a few lows in its current third season, to put blame on its lead-in is thin gruel; the fact is the second week of Shots Fired (1.0/4) saw the limited series go down just a tenth from its March 22 debut. (Deadline)
A week prior, "Empire" enjoyed a huge viewership in its season three return.
Empire ruled the night in its return to Fox's lineup, clocking a 2.8 demo rating, which was up a notch from the 2.7 logged by its fall finale in the 8 PM hour back on December 14, and up 12% compared to its last fall original in its regular timeslot (2.5) last December 7. But Empire tumbled a precipitous 42% from its year-ago spring return, when it registered 4.8 at 9 PM on March 30, 2016, according to Nielsen's fast-national stats. (Deadline)
In January, "Empire" received the green light for a fourth season renewal.
Empire was renewed for a fourth season by Fox, the network announced at the 2017 Winter TCA Press Tour on Wednesday. In December, Empire's fall finale, which aired an hour earlier at 8 p.m. to help launch co-creator Lee Daniels' new show Star, garnered 7.57 million viewers. The decision to renew the musical drama was surely a no-brainer for Fox, as it's TV's no. 1 broadcast drama, a title its held for the last three seasons in the all-important adults 18-49 demo. (E! News)
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