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Lily Collins Reveals Former Eating Disorder While Promoting ‘To The Bone’ at Sundance (Watch)

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Lily Collins stars as a young woman battling anorexia in the indie film “To The Bone,” and the actress has a personal connection to the subject matter. Collins revealed on Saturday at Variety’s studio at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, that she formerly battled an eating disorder. “This movie was really important to… Read more »

Chelsea Handler Nixes Two-Party Politics: ‘I’m Not a Democrat Anymore’ (Watch)

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The election of Donald Trump has inspired Chelsea Handler to re-think her political affiliation. The outspoken comedian sat down with Variety hours after leading the Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in Park City, Utah, for a wide-ranging interview, discussing everything from Trump to women’s rights to two-party politics. Handler revealed that after the results… Read more »

Sundance Film Review: ‘The Yellow Birds’

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It’s unusual, at the Sundance Film Festival, to see a drama about a subject like the Iraq War. The economics of scale required to stage an authentic combat scene don’t tend to mesh with indie-film budgets — and besides, there are enough towering war films in our time that the bar for them has been… Read more »

Sundance Film Review: ‘City of Ghosts’

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When strong, personality-driven documentaries premiere at film festivals, you can count on one of the most pressing concerns in audience Q&As being the need to know what has happened to the subjects since filming wrapped. In the case of “City of Ghosts,” the question carries higher stakes than almost ever before, while also communicating how… Read more »

Dave Franco Says Filming a Sex Scene With a Nun in ‘The Little Hours’ Was ‘a First’

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“The Little Hours” writer and director Jeff Baena joined castmembers Molly Shannon, Alison Brie, Kate Micucci, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza in the Variety Studio at the Sundance Film Festival, presented by Orville Redenbacher’s. In this clip they talk about potential upsides to being nuns in real life, and Franco shares what made his sex scene… Read more »

Kristen Stewart Recalls the Time Donald Trump Tweeted About Her in 2012

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Kristen Stewart joined the Variety Studio at the Sundance Film Festival, presented by Orville Redenbacher’s, to talk about her directorial debut “Come Swim.” In this portion of the interview, Stewart addresses the time that Donald Trump ranted about her in 2012.

CNN Declines to Air White House Press Conference Live

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CNN this evening declined to air live a press conference with the nation’s new White House Press Secretary, pointing to a growing rift between the embryonic Trump administration and the press corps that covers it and undermining the credibility of Sean Spicer, a longtime Republican operative who has become the new spokesman for President Donald… Read more »

Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand Turn Out for Massive L.A. Women’s March

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More than half a million people turned out Saturday morning in downtown L.A. for the Women’s March Los Angeles, which drew celebrity speakers including Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand and Natalie Portman. The Los Angeles Times said that by afternoon it appeared to be as large as the 2006 immigration rights march that was one of… Read more »

Sundance: Netflix Buys Global-Warming Doc ‘Chasing Coral’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Netflix has bought worldwide rights for the documentary “Chasing Coral,” Variety has learned. The film, about the destruction of coral reefs because of global warming, premieres on Saturday afternoon. It’s part of the U.S. documentary competition. The project is seen as being particularly newsworthy in light of Donald Trump’s election and his selection of advisors… Read more »