Fox must decide what to do about Mr. Smollett’s character on the show, which is filming its fifth season and has not yet been renewed for a sixth.
The network said Wednesday that Mr. Smollett “continues to be a consummate professional on set” and that he remains a part of the “Empire” cast.
Reforms are in doubt. Consolidation is threatening jobs. And Netflix is changing the very definition of film.
Jussie Smollett hopes a subplot about his character’s H.I.V.-positive boyfriend will destigmatize the realities of living with the illness.
“The Predator” unseated “The Nun,” a surprise hit last weekend, after drawing negative attention over an actor’s status as a registered sex offender.
The No. 1 arrival gave 20th Century Fox a much-needed blockbuster and provided further evidence that superheroes remain box office gold.
Mr. Tambor left his Emmy-winning role on “Transparent” amid harassment allegations, which a spokesman said became public after shooting for “Arrested Development” was completed.
When Stacey Snider, the studio’s chairwoman, made a presentation on Thursday it was perhaps the last time Fox would appear in front of the National Association of Theater Owners as a stand-alone entity.
“Red Sparrow” arrived to $17 million in ticket sales, giving Jennifer Lawrence her third soft film opening in a row. “Black Panther” remained No. 1.