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Kylie Jenner Relationship with Jordyn Uncertain In Wake of Tristan Cheating Scandal

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Kylie Jenner is having enormous trouble processing the revelation her best friend was involved in a cheating scandal with her sister’s baby daddy … and she doesn’t know if her relationship with her BFF is worth saving. 

TMZ broke the story … Khloe Kardashian ended her relationship with Tristan Thompson for good after he allegedly hooked up with Jordyn Woods over the weekend … making out with her at a house party.

Sources connected to the Kardashian klan tell us, at first Kylie didn’t believe it but then, after doing some recon, it sunk in … that her best friend may have crossed the line. We’re told somehow Kylie got in touch with others who were at the party and her doubts evaporated.

The question now … what happens to Kylie’s relationship with Jordyn? The two have been inseparable … socializing, doing business together and even living together at times. The reality … at the time of this post, Kylie doesn’t know what to do. 

As for the rest of the Kardashians — our sources say none of them are the least bit surprised Tristan did it again. We’re told the family warned Khloe about taking Tristan back after last year’s cheating scandal … but ultimately backed off because it’s Khloe’s life and her decision. 

What they weren’t expecting, much like Kylie, is Jordyn’s role. We’re told it would’ve been less painful if it was a random chick, like the times before.

Even if Khloe’s done for good, everyone thinks she’ll still maintain a civilized relationship with Tristan for the sake of baby True.

Jussie Smollett ‘Empire’ Role Slashed … In Wake of ‘Attack’ Scandal

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Jussie Smollett‘s “Empire” screen time is getting slashed in the wake of a growing sentiment that he staged the so-called “attack.”

Production sources tell TMZ … Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode — which is being shot now —  but, 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been 86’d.

As for the remaining 4 scenes  … we’re told he’s no longer the focus. The scene features an ensemble, meaning he’s flanked by a number of cast members.

With his duties pared down, Jussie will be spending way less time on set. Instead of working every day this week, we’re told Jussie’s working Friday and possibly Thursday, and he won’t be rehearsing.

Less work for Jussie means more work for writers, who are busy making edits. In the past 24 hours, we’re told the script has undergone multiple revisions. 

We broke the story … Jussie’s case is heading to a Grand Jury as early as Tuesday. Our law enforcement sources say the focus is presenting evidence that could lead to a felony indictment against Jussie for allegedly filing a false police report.

Sundance Film Festival Sexual Assault Hotline Returning Deemed Success Amid Weinstein Scandal

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Cops in Park City — site of the annual Sundance Film Festival — will be utilizing a hotline to combat sexual assault again this year … after it was established in 2018 in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Park City PD and the Utah Attorney General’s Office are reopening the “code of conduct” hotline, and spreading the word for festival attendees to utilize it and report any signs of sexual misconduct.

We’re told the AG’s Office is staffing the phone lines while cops will handle any investigations. Park City officers also held a meeting with hotel managers and event security staff last week to go over proper protocols and reinforce their motto — “if you see something, say something.”

Our sources say flyers will also be put up around busy Sundance spots to promote the hotline and the importance of reporting sexual assault and other crimes during the film fest.

The hotline was launched during last year’s festival in wake of the Weinstein scandal, which included Rose McGowan accusing the film producer of raping her at Sundance in 1997. Weinstein was also sued in December by a woman claiming he sexually assaulted her at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City in 2013 after meeting her at Sundance.

We’re told the hotline was deemed a successful and effective tool in curbing incidents of sexual misconduct last year. It also reportedly led to an investigation of an alleged incident from the ’90s.

Sundance 2019 kicks off Thursday, January 24. The hotline number is 801-834-1944.

Dave Chappelle My Skits Mocking R. Kelly Scandal … Hmm, IDK … I Gotta Watch It Again

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Dave Chappelle was noncommittal on his feelings about some old skits that mocked some shocking behavior by R. Kelly.

We got the comic in WeHo Tuesday night leaving Craig’s, and asked about his sketches from “Chappelle’s Show” where he created a music video — titled “Piss on You” — mocking the real video of R. Kelly urinating on what appears to be a teenage girl. 

Dave also did a comedy sketch on the jury selection process in the criminal trial, and used R. Kelly’s scandal as material for years.

Dave said he didn’t have a vivid memory of the sketches and needed a relook.

Our photog also asked if he had regrets over not participating in “Surviving R. Kelly.” The show’s EP, Dream Hampton, claimed Chappelle was among a number of celebs who turned down interviews.

His dinner partner, D.L. Hughley, came out swinging, not only saying R. Kelly and Michael Jackson were birds of a feather, he lashed out at people who feigned ignorance for years, pretending they didn’t know.