Organization Representing Nate Parker's Rape Accuser Breaks Silence

1:10 PM PDT 8/22/2016 by Scott Johnson The Women’s Law Project filed suit in 2002 against Penn State for a Title IX violation relating to how the university handled the harassment claims the alleged victim brought against the ‘Birth of a Nation’ filmmaker and Jean Celestin. The organization representing the woman who accused The Birth…

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Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke 'is not Lionel Messi,' says Damien Delaney

Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney has said new signing Christian Benteke ‘is not Lionel Messi’ and will need support from the squad. Benteke, 25, joined the Eagles from Liverpool for a club record £27m. The Premier League side have yet to win this season after losing 1-0 to both West Brom and Tottenham. “We’re not…

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Hugh Grant ('Florence Foster Jenkins')

“It’s actually equally difficult to make a big commercial success as it is to make a film that pleases the intelligentsia of North London — some people argue it’s harder, in fact,” says the British actor Hugh Grant, king of the rom-com genre and star of the new dramedy Florence Foster Jenkins, as we sit…

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Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB medal haul makes them a 'superpower of sport'

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain is “one of the superpowers of Olympic sport” after its performance in Rio, according to UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl. A total of 67 medals with 27 golds put Team GB second in the medal table – above China for the first time since…

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Nina Tassler Returns to TV with 'The Middlesteins' at Showtime

If it moves forward, Liz Tigelaar will serve as the showrunner of the half-hour project. Nearly a year after announcing she’d be stepping down as CBS’ longtime entertainment chief, Nina Tassler is readying her next act. The entertainment veteran, who began her career as an actress before segueing to the executive suite, is developing a…

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McGinn in Scotland squad but McCormack omitted

Hibernian midfielder John McGinn has been included in Gordon Strachan’s 27-man Scotland squad for the World Cup qualifier against Malta on 4 September. McGinn is joined by five others who have stepped up from the Under-21s. Hearts duo Jack Hamilton and Callum Paterson, Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, Nottingham Forest midfielder Oliver Burke and Rangers forward…

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Galloway on Film: Lies, Damned Lies and (Hollywood) Statistics

The numbers that really matter are kept secret — the ones made public distort the full truth. The numbers never lie. That’s one of Hollywood’s more egregious myths, along with “the camera never lies” and “you’ll get a cut of the profits,” both liable to draw howls of disapproval from anyone in the know. But…

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Ex-DJ Chris Denning admits child sex offences

Former BBC DJ Chris Denning has pleaded guilty to 21 child sex offences committed between 1969 and 1986. The 75-year-old, from London, admitted the abuse of 11 boys as young as eight. He denied three other offences. Denning, who was arrested in a police inquiry into the Walton Hop Disco for teenagers in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey,…

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Hart will be in England squad – Allardyce

England manager Sam Allardyce says goalkeeper Joe Hart will be in his squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia. Hart, 29, is yet to make an appearance for Manchester City this season and has been told he can leave if he wants to. “He’ll be in the squad definitely but going forward I…

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Islamist extremists to be held in special prison units

Justice Secretary Liz Truss is to establish special units within prisons to hold Islamist extremists most likely to radicalise other inmates. She has also announced plans to strengthen the vetting of Muslim prison chaplains and remove extremist books from prison libraries. It comes after a report found there was “complacency” at the “growing problem” of…

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