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Ola Osundairo, one of the men questioned and released in the Jussie Smollett investigation last week, appeared as an extra on Smollett’s TV series, “Empire,” on the first episode of Season 2. If you’re curious about his role, read on.TMZ was first to name the Olabinjo (“Ola”) and Abimbola (“Abel”) Osundairo, who police identified as persons of interest and then possible suspects before releasing them and saying the case had taken a turn. They now hope to interview Smollett.Police have not identified the brothers, but they said in a statement Monday: “”We are not racist. We are not homophobic, and we are not anti-Trump. We were born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens.”The statement address the many theories of the case in news reports and social media. Smollett said on Jan. 29 that he was attacked by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs and referenced “MAGA.”TheWrap was able to confirm Ola’s role on “Empire” through both his brother, Abel, and through their lawyer Gloria Schmidt. Fox broadcast network has not responded to our requests regarding any additional details of Ola’s Episode 201 role. The studio did not have a comment when reached.Also Read: Brothers Released in Jussie Smollett Investigation Deny Racism, Homophobia (Report)In his first scene, Ola plays one of Frank Gathers’ (Chris Rock) enforcers who just roughed up a fellow inmate.In his second scene, Ola is just a background actor while Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) visits Lucious (Terrence Howard) in prison. He has no lines in either scene, and does not share any screen time with Smollett in the episode.Also Read: Jussie Smollett Has 'No Plans' to Meet With Chicago Police TodayHere is a look at Ola posing with series co-creator Lee Daniels, who posted the photo to his Instagram to commemorate the start of filming Season 2.TMZ reported that Abel worked on the “Empire” set as recently as a month ago.Also Read: 'Empire' Showrunner Still Stands by Jussie Smollett Despite New Evidence: 'Keep Your Head Up'Chicago PD are still investigating the reported attack on Smollett. The brothers were released from custody without charges after the cops say “new evidence” emerged and the investigation’s “trajectory” changed course.CNN reported that Chicago PD now believe Smollett paid the brothers to stage the attack.Read original story Here’s Ola Osundairo, Man Tied to Jussie Smollett Case, on ‘Empire’ (Photos) At TheWrapCelebrity People
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Now that the whole world has gone digital, VHS tapes feel like a relic from another time. But for the few people who still own a VCR, there's something magical about their tactile quality, the way you have to lift the lid and blow on the tape before watching the machine eat it, and the way the grainy footage crackles like a low fire.Nowadays, no one makes VHS players anymore, and they can only be bought on eBay. Which is probably why this heartwarming letter from an elderly gentleman on how much his VCR means to him is currently going viral.The 86-year-old wrote that he had recently found several VHS tapes and wanted to see what was on them when he realized he had nothing to play them on. So he went on eBay and found a great offer, and wrote the seller a beautiful letter about all of the memories it yielded once he remembered how to work it."I watched tapes of my retirement party from 25 years ago which I had never seen before," he wrote. "Jeez, we were young. Then a tape of my wedding with all the family and friends, many of which are no longer around. Then skiing trips, kids growing up, travels, and most importantly the gentle maturing of my family. Each one more than the last. All thanks to your generous selling of the VHS player."The letter was shared by Twitter user @OriginalYoni, and it got over 62,000 retweets in just two days. This person sold their VHS player on eBay and got a surprise letter in the mail: pic.twitter.com/oaLV8dUFqR - Yoni (@OriginalYoni) February 17, 2019The post inspired people to share other stories of times when selling something on eBay brought enormous happiness to a stranger's life. I put some action figures on eBay, a mom bought 2 but not the other 28 I had. She mssged to say her autistic son was excited to get them. She wished she could have bought more. I sent her all 30 of them, got a phone call, she thanked me and cried. We’re all friends to this day. - Damien (@DFacobbre) February 17, 2019And there's a lesson to be learned not just in cherishing your memories but also in taking the time out to thank people who have impacted your life in some small but meaningful way. For some reason.. this made my day. So sweet and thoughtful. Reminds me of a simpler time. We could probably all learn a little lesson here. Thanks for sharing. - Tim J (@IHATETIMJONES) February 18, 2019And for more heartwarming stories, read these personal testimonies from Twitter users on times when a random act of kindness from a stranger made all the difference.To discover more amazing secrets about living your best life, click here to follow us on Instagram!World ABC News
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