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Sasha Bronner is the Los Angeles Editor for The Huffington Post. She previously worked at United Talent Agency, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Vanity Fair magazine, where she wrote about film, entertainment and culture for VF.com. She graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in English and creative writing and hopes to one day write a novel with the first line Mama goes mad.

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Jeff Bridges Is All Cool With 'The Giver,' Here's Why

(6) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:47 PM

Jeff Bridges spent exactly 18 years developing the film “The Giver,” an adaptation of Lois Lowry's beloved dystopian children’s book by the same name. The starring role that Bridges plays (he also produced the film) was originally intended for his father, Lloyd Bridges, who is now deceased.

“It was...

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8 Surprisingly Wise Lessons From Kids In Film

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 2:08 PM

"Young" and "naive" are often descriptions of children in film. But sometimes it takes a child's fresh take on the world to change an adult's perspective.

Here are eight gems from our favorite young characters that can be appreciated at any age:

Matilda, "Matilda" (1996)

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This Hidden Oasis Offers Spiritual Peace In The Heart Of Los Angeles

(40) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 1:16 PM

There is a hidden lake tucked away in the middle of a swanky Los Angeles neighborhood, but it's unknown even to the vast majority of native Angelenos. The lake provides a site of profound spiritual transformation for many, including Brother Satyananda, a monk of nearly 40 years from the...

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This Is What's Inside The VMAs Gift Bag

(17) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 8:18 AM

In today's edition of being a celebrity has its perks: A lot of stuff goes into the official MTV Video Music Awards gift bag. And the not everything fit in one photo. Reality check: if you're going as a seat-filler, don't get too haughty. These gifts are only for attending...

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Chris Brown Is Sitting Near Sam Smith, And Other MTV VMA Seating Chart Revelations

(10) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 5:34 PM

Remember when saving the seat next to you for your best friend on the first day of school? Well, pop stars aren't quite so lucky on one of music's biggest nights of the year. The Huffington Post got a sneak peek at the seating chart for Sunday's MTV Video Music...

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7 Reasons 'Rectify' Is My Favorite Underrated Show

(19) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 9:21 AM

It wasn't until I had blown through all of Breaking Bad, Louie, True Detective and Mad Men that I knew I needed help. How many times could I watch Aziz Ansari's standup specials or re-watch John Mulaney's New In Town and laugh at the same jokes all over again?

I...

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John Legend: 'Black And Brown People Are Just Treated Differently In This Country'

(208) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 11:40 AM

At a private performance Friday evening in Santa Monica, California, singer John Legend discussed the upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, bluntly. “Black and brown people are just treated differently in this country,” he said to a room of about 150 people.

“One of our original sins in this...

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Everything Changed When I Started Meditating Every Day

(33) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 1:58 PM

Until I set out to meditate every day for a month, my personal mantra came from a greeting card. I bought it without the envelope because I never planned on giving it to anyone. It read: "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the...

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Camping By a Pool in the Mojave Desert Was the Weirdest Night of My Life

(8) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 9:03 AM

There is a hidden swimming pool in the Mojave Desert, an eleven-by-five-foot wide minimalist structure designed by an artist and titled the "Social Pool" -- and it is open to anyone who has a day to spare, Google Maps and the ability to follow directions. News about the...

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This Is What It's Like To Have A Drink With Joel McHale

(3) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Joel McHale -- known best as the star of “Community” and host of “The Soup” on E! -- is sitting next to me at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills with vodka in his hand. It's a Thursday morning.

“It’s 10:30 a.m. We have drinks in...

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16 Ways LA Beats NY For Work-Life Balance

(48) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Los Angeles is often thought of as teeming with movie stars, frustrated drivers and movie agents screaming into their cell phones. New Yorkers tend to think of us as even deader-beat versions of The Dude or struggling wanna-bes working on a screenplay at Starbucks. Yes, there's definitely some of that,...

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Kelly Osbourne: 'A Lot Of Girls Don't Like To Think Outside Of The Box'

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 10:11 AM

When we heard that Kelly Osbourne was creating her own line for MAC Cosmetics, we giggled with glee. Once just a famous face on an MTV reality show, Osbourne has transformed into a style powerhouse with her fearless fashion choices and daring purple hair. But the...

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Clive Owen Listens To David Bowie When He Trashes A Room

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 8:17 AM

Clive Owen, regarded as one of the more talented actors of his generation, has starred in major Shakespeare productions, big-budget Hollywood flicks and independent films to great acclaim. In recent years, he has made a noticeable shift away from generic Hollywood, carefully hand-picking his roles.

Owen stars with Juliette...

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January Jones' Childhood Photos Are Seriously The Best

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 12:51 PM

January Jones may play an often unlikeable person on "Mad Men," but the actress is anything but that way in real life, at least judging from her Instagram account.

Jones regularly takes to the social media platform to share #TBT (Throwback Thursday) and #FBF (Flashback Friday) photos,...

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10 Questions With Erin Andrews, The World's Most Famous Female Sportscaster

(51) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 11:20 AM

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the "hows" of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our...

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We Tried It: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

(2) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 3:25 PM

What We Tried: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Where: Marina Mother's Beach in Marina Del Rey, California

Who: Stoked Yogi, class led by owner Amelia Travis. (This company is based in Southern California, but SUP Yoga is popping up all over the country. Look for one in your area.)

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Every Glorious Selfie Anna Kendrick Has Ever Taken

(51) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 2:20 PM

The Chainsmokers' horrifyingly catchy song "#SELFIE" really proves how obsessed pop culture is with the act of taking selfies and sharing them with the world. But even the creme de la creme of Hollywood succumb to the allure of the selfie, and we can't really blame them. Thankfully,...

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'Anti-Tinder' Tries To Solve Online Dating's Creepiness Problem

(22) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 7:24 AM

Would you trust a friend to set you up on a date more than a random website?

That's the entire philosophy behind Hinge, a new online dating service taking over your friends' iPhones. Billed as the "anti-Tinder," Hinge actually uses a swiping system similar to the famous...

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Give Yourself A Case Of FOMO With These Backstage Coachella Photos

(7) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 5:15 PM

Weekend One of Coachella included surprise on-stage appearances from Beyonce, Jay Z, Nelly and Debbie Harry, but what was going on backstage? Because it's not always easy to push to the front of the crowd, thanks to Instagram, we can sneak a peak behind the scenes of what it's like...

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Ellie Goulding On Lorde: 'She's A Good Egg'

(5) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM

English singer Ellie Goulding has toured all over the world with her hits "Lights," "Anything Could Happen" and "Burn." But the 27-year-old pop knockout touched down in familiar ground in Indio, Calif. this weekend to return to the stage at Coachella. Having recently been tapped to do the music for...

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