Kelly even had one of her highest ratings when Jussie was on the show.
Some insiders think the announcement is not going to happen. She thinks she can carry it all on her own without a co-host.
ETonline caught up with Smollett at the Universal Music Group's post-GRAMMYs party, where we talked about his music, what viewers can expect from the Empirefinale and his surprising pick for his favorite movie soundtrack. I have been so busy I don’t have anyone to go with. It will be awesome to flip the script and let people know about me. There is a beautiful picture of him on your Facebook wall. He looks like a cross between me and Carlos Santana back in the day!