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Amy Kaufman
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I interviewed Ryan Reynolds about playing a serial killer at a ski resort where it looked like many murders could have been committed. But on the real, he was pretty candid about his career missteps:

"I'll be the first to admit I have not been as wise with my decision making as I should have been. I wasn't really methodical about, like, 'What is this movie? What are we making here?'"

Take "R.I.P.D.," for example: "Is this a popcorn, bubble-gum romp? Is this a slightly subversive take on zombie culture? It was more like, 'Whoa, cool, Jeff Bridges! And there's some jokes in there that really work for me.'"
Why is Ryan Reynolds staying here? It's called a ski "resort," but the lobby is filled with dying plants. There's an indoor pool encased by windows so steamy one could probably commit a crime without anyone's noticing. The wooden table the actor is sitting at has a huge name carved into it: "Ari."
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"It's funny, because whenever I go to Urban Outfitters or whatever, I'm like, 'I should be shopping for my daughter's first apartment. I forgot to have kids. And now I feel like a weirdo. I’m like a guy who looks at girls' tits or something when I see them -- like, kids!!! But when am I going to have kids? I'm on the road all the time. I had to make a choice, and you can't have it all."

--Sarah Silverman, who has her first dramatic lead playing a depressed mother in the Sundance film "I Smile Back."
Sarah Silverman was sitting in the lobby of her hotel with a bunch of dudes. She'd just met the guys, who all looked young and kind of star-struck, like they'd high-five one another after she left.
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Getting to see Tig Notaro with her fiancee Stephanie Allynne at the Sundance Film Festival was really special. Here's more on the documentary "Tig."

"Watching Notaro and Allynne interact makes you feel tingly and kind of jealous, like when you witness a couple exchange vows or see their baby for the first time. When Allynne speaks, you can see Notaro hanging on every word. There’s a huge grin, a twinkle in her eye, an ease with laughter. Occasionally, she reaches out to stroke Allynne’s Rapunzel-esque mane of red curls."
You probably think you know all of the bad stuff Tig Notaro has been through.
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‎Away from the podium, wedged between the closely arranged dinner tables, during commercial breaks, there is a different experience of the 72nd Golden Globes on Sunday night. Times reporter Amy Kaufman worked the room and shared these moments:
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If +Nicole Sperling​ and I had to photobomb someone, I'm glad it was Felicity Jones.
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The guy who's inside the Big Bird costume? Yeah, he's 80. And awesome.
Imagine your dream grandpa: He's the best storyteller. Dotes on your grandma. Has plenty of sage wisdom to share. Calls you "cutie."
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No sirens were blaring. No guns were drawn. Nobody was screaming or shouting.
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Unlike his legendary CNN talk show, “Larry King Now” is able to book younger, more diverse guests. Rappers like Snoop Dogg and Tyler the Creator have been on, as has Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen.

“The young guests treat me with great respect,” Larry said. “Rappers love me. I don’t understand it.”

“They love you!” Shawn interjected. “They say ‘Larry’s dope.’ ”

“Why? I don’t understand anything they’re doing. I drive along with my boys, and they listen to rap music, and I say, ‘What are they saying here? I don’t understand.’ They know all the lyrics.”
“Shawn!” Larry King shouted to his wife across a hotel lobby. “Shawn. Come here. Shawn! Talk with this lovely lady from the L.A. Times. Come here!”
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I love senior citizens, part one: A video interview with Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott and Rhea Perlman.
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What it's like inside the LA Times Sundance studio.
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NEW YORK — One day. That was all the time Maya Sloan allowed herself to Google reviews of the dystopian young adult novel she ghostwrote for Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
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I write about entertainment for the LA Times: box office, young Hollywood, red carpets and anything "The Bachelor/ette."
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'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot
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