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Director Nate Parker mired in resurfaced rape claims

The Birth of a Nation, written, directed and starring Nate Parker, made Sundance history when it sold to Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million. Moving towards awards season, Parker is under scrutiny around the reemergence of an alleged rape that happened while he was in college. Both Parker and his co-writer were tried and eventually acquitted, but that hasn't made the situation go away, especially since it's recently come to light that the woman pressing charges died by suicide in 2012.

Director Nate Parker mired in resurfaced rape claims

Peak TV hasn't peaked yet

As the Television Critics Association summer press tour wraps up, one thing is clear — the amount of new TV coming down the pike isn't slowing any time soon. FX's John Landgraf coined the term "Peak TV" at last year's press tour. This year, he spoke again, saying that Peak TV is still happening, and that the bubble won't burst for at least a couple more years.

Warner Bros. hopes to end slump with 'Suicide Squad'

For Warner Bros., a lot is riding on the DC thriller Suicide Squad, which opens this weekend. The movie is predicted to have a huge opening, but bad reviews may stop it from becoming a true blockbuster success.

Warner Bros. hopes to end slump with 'Suicide Squad'

The Battle over Stephen Colbert's 'Colbert Report' Character

Lawyers from Viacom have told CBS their Late Show host Stephen Colbert cannot use his former Colbert Report character, also named "Stephen Colbert." The lawsuit is especially confusing because Viacom and CBS are supposed to be sister companies.

The Battle over Stephen Colbert's 'Colbert Report' Character

Roger Ailes Resigns from Fox News

Roger Ailes, the man who turned Fox News into a media giant and most profitable part of Rupert Murdoch's empire, resigned today, following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

HBO, FX and Netflix Rule Emmy nominations

Emmy nominations are out, with lots of love for HBO's Game of Thrones and FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson and Fargo.

Gretchen Carlson Sues Roger Ailes for Sexual Harassment

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes and let go in retaliation for refusing to sleep with him.

Gretchen Carlson Sues Roger Ailes for Sexual Harassment

The Battle of the 4th of July Box Office

Three movies opening this weekend offer a commentary on the state of the box office.

Ben Affleck Appears on First Episode of Bill Simmons HBO Show

People are wondering what's up with Ben Affleck after the actor went on an F-bomb filled rant on the new Bill Simmons HBO show Any Given Wednesday.

Ben Affleck Appears on First Episode of Bill Simmons HBO Show

Shake-up at Fox Film Studio

In a major change of leadership at Fox studios, Stacey Snider is taking the top job, while Jim Gianopolous will be moved to a new role with the company next year.

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