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Chelsea Handler Botches Tweet Attacking Trump’s Grandchild

Talk show host Chelsea Handler tweeted a joke mocking President Donald Trump’s unborn grandchild Monday afternoon, but appeared to misspell the word “genes,” leading Trump’s sons to reply with the correct spelling.

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FBI Investigating Cyberattack on Sundance Film Festival

A cyber attack on the Sundance Film Festival that forced the closure of the festival’s box office on Saturday is now being reviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a report.

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Deadline: College Rape Case Haunts ‘Birth of a Nation’ Star Nate Parker

As Nate Parker prepares for the wide release of his highly-anticipated breakout slave rebellion drama The Birth of a Nation, an old rape case brought against him 17 years ago while he was a student at Penn State could complicate Fox Searchlight’s ambitious plans for the film, which is already expected to be a major contender at next year’s Academy Awards.

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PBS to Air Pro-Abortion Documentary During Key Supreme Court Abortion Decision

The pro-abortion documentary “Trapped” — which debuted to a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival last month — has snagged a distribution deal with four outlets including PBS’ Independent Lens, which will air the film this summer as the Supreme Court readies a key decision on abortion legislation.

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‘DuVernay Test’ Proposed to Measure Diversity in Movies

New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis has coined the name of a new test that might measure the quality of diversity in a film — the DuVernay Test, a kind-of race-based variant of the Bechdel Test, which measures gender equality in film.

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Watch: Vincent Cassel Trains Child Assassins in ‘Partisan’ Trailer

The latest trailer for tense drama/thriller Partisan is here. Vincent Cassel stars as Gregori, the leader of a “community” (more like a cult) that trains up young children to do dangerous errands for the group, including assassinations. Here’s the official

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WATCH: ‘The Witch:’ Creepiest Trailer Ever?

The upcoming horror film The Witch got its first trailer this week – and man, it is just really, really creepy, in ways that most horror films try to be but aren’t.

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Every Film Purchased at Sundance Last Year Flopped

The Sundance Film Festival begins this week and you know what that means: a coming onslaught of oppressive, non-stop coverage from the entertainment media about dozens of films no one will ever see … ever. Deadline published a fine illustration