Trailer: Keanu Reeves And Lily Collins Headline Netflix’s Addiction Drama ‘To The Bone’

Writer/producer Marti Noxon has made a name for herself crafting shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, and UnReal. Now, she’s diving into film with her her directorial feature film debut, To The Bone. And this daring drama looks like it contains the intoxicating combination of the bracing and beautiful we’ve come to expect from this provocative writer.

Lily Collins stars as Ellen, a 20-year-old anorexic, who is pushing her body to the brink. When gentle urgings from her mother (Carrie Preston) and sister (Liana Liberato) fail to inspire change, Ellen’s unconventional doctor (Keanu Reeves) checks her into rehab facility where she’ll have to face her fears. According the official synopsis, «To the Bone subverts expectations at every turn with its razor-sharp script, and its undiluted look at what young women face in living up to both society’s expectations of beauty, and their own.»

The addiction drama won rave reviews out of Sundance for «Noxon’s sterling wit,» «Collins’s standout performance,» its «painful insights» and «unexpected moments of humor.» Look for our review next month.

To The Bone hits Netflix on July 14th.


Lily Collins Plays a Woman Struggling With Anorexia in Trailer for To the Bone

Marti Noxon has been a writer, producer, and sometimes director for so many great TV shows from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to UnREAL. Now she’s set to release her directorial debut with To the Bone, a new movie starring Lily Collins as a sardonic young woman named Ellen who is struggling with anorexia.

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Lily Collins Finds Love and Fights Anorexia in the Moving Trailer For To the Bone

Netflix has been killin’ it with its original content lately, and its latest movie seems like another big win. To the Bone (which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year) stars Lily Collins as 20-year-old Ellen, who can’t seem to beat anorexia no matter how many times she goes to rehab for the eating disorder. With her life on the line, she’s sent to a treatment center run by a doctor with unconventional methods, played by Keanu Reeves, in hopes that she’ll find the strength to beat the disease. The dark comedy is helmed by writer-director Marti Noxon (who’s worked on UnREAL and Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and also stars Carrie Preston and Liana Liberato.

To the Bone hits Netflix on July 14.

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Meet Angelica Payne — Girlfriend of Gonzaga’s Zach Collins

Gonzaga fans are probably bummed that star big man Zach Collins decided to go the one-and-done route (first player in school history to bail after a year), but you can’t blame the guy. Collins is one of the top centers in this year’s draft class — Chad Ford ranked him as the ninth-best player on his big board, while Draft Express is more bearish and ranked him 17th.

A snippet of Collins’ strengths and weaknesses via Draft Express:

Collins is a versatile offensive player, not particularly consistent in any one area, but showing a nice frame-work of skills to build off. He shows flashes of being able to do a little bit of everything at this early stage of his development, and was both highly prolific and efficient as a freshman, despite his lack of experience and polish.

Another question mark surrounding Collins’ transition to the NBA revolves around his passing ability and seemingly just-decent feel for the game. He does not appear to have great court vision or playmaking instincts, ranking as one of the worst passers in our Top-100 statistically. He’s not really a guy you want making decisions with the ball, which can be somewhat of an issue in today’s NBA operating at the power forward position, where he’ll be asked to read defenses in closeout situations, out of short rolls, and in dribble-handoffs.

Where the latest mock drafts have Collins:

Draft Express: No. 10 (Kings)
Chad Ford (In$ $ $ ider): No. 10 (Kings)
CBS Sports: No. 13 (Nuggets)
SI: No. 13 (Nuggets)

Basically we all need to pray for Zach, because experts seem to think he’ll end up in basketball hell (Sacramento).

Off the court, Zach is doing well for himself dating UCLA Alpha Phi Angelica Payne:

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Michelle Obama Continues to Inspire Women With a Beautiful Letter to Lily Collins

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Barack and Michelle Obama broke our hearts when they left the White House for good in January, but the two are still spreading love and hope throughout the world. Despite being on a well-deserved vacation with her husband after serving eight long years as the country’s first lady, Michelle recently made time to send actress Lily Collins a beautiful letter. After Lily sent Michelle a copy of her new book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, Michelle penned a heartfelt note about receiving the gift. Lily posted a video of her reaction to the letter on Instagram, writing, «Best way to start off my week! I can’t believe this letter I received from someone I deeply respect and admire. It’s absolutely epic. I’m in complete shock but just had to share!»

She then posted a photo of the letter in its entirety, complete with the envelope’s amazing Wonder Woman stamp. «Thank you from the bottom of my heart Michelle Obama for your encouragement and support,» she continued. «You have no idea how much this means to me. And that Wonder Woman stamp is everything. You truly are such an incredible inspiration. I’ll definitely be framing these!»

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Lily Collins Wrote An Open Letter To Phil Collins Forgiving Him For Not Being Around Much

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27-year-old Lily Collins recently wrote a book of personal essays called Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. I don’t know if there’s an essay in that book about her relationship with her most important and supportive lifelong companions (aka her eyebrows). But there is an essay in there about her relationship with her dad, Phil Collins. As it turns out, Philly wasn’t exactly going to daddy-daughter dances with Lily and letting her clip bows into whatever hair she could find on his head.

Phil and Lily didn’t have a great relationship after he split from his wife and her mom, Jill Tavelman, when she was five. Phil and Jill’s divorce was a bit of a mess. At the time of their split in 1994, there was a rumor that Phil asked Jill for a divorce via fax. Phil later denied that. Jill told People at the time that Lily would go months without seeing her dad, and that he never called her on the phone because he needed to save his voice for singing. Jill claims Phil and Lily spoke through fax machine.

Lily never really wanted to speak about her relationship with her dad until now. Billboard has a few quotes from that particular essay, titled A Letter to All Dads. Lily gets real about just how weird and sad it was. Like how she’d try to be on her best behavior during their visits in an attempt to make Phil want to come back and visit again.

“Because my dad was often gone, I never wanted to do anything that would make him stay away even longer. I became extra careful about what I said and how I said it, afraid he’d think I was angry or didn’t love him. And the truth is, I was angry. I missed him and wanted him there. I’ve realized that many of my deepest insecurities stem from these issues with my dad. It’s taken me over a decade to resolve some of them (others I’m still resolving) and to finally build up the courage to speak my mind to him.”

Lily Collins also wants Phil to know she’s forgiven him “for not always being there when I needed and for not being the dad I expected.” She’s also willing to move on from those years.

“There’s still so much time to move forward. And I want to. I’m inviting you to join me. I’ll always be your little girl.”

This whole situation is an incredible bummer when you realize that in 1999, when Lily was 10, Phil recorded the song You’ll Be in My Heart for Disney’s Tarzan. You’ll Be in My Heart is written from the perspective of Tarzan’s adoptive gorilla mom about how she’ll always love and protect him. Why do I get the feeling that the original draft of that song was called You’ll Be in My Heart, and Sometimes in My Hands if there isn’t a Paper Jam in the Fax Machine.

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Landon Collins Says Giants DBs Turned Down Boat Party Invite


Odell Beckham Jr. and his fellow wide receivers received all of the blame for their Wild Card washout against the Packers, but it’s safe to say their secondary didn’t hold up their end either, allowing 362 yards and four touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers.

It’s almost like they were partying in Miami, too — but safety Landon Collins revealed on “SportsCenter” that the defensive backs turned down an invite:

Of course, Trey Songz made sure to let everyone know the Giants’ defensive backs weren’t part of the yacht party as they were getting torched and allowing Hail Marys:

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7th Heaven Creator on Including Confessed Abuser Stephen Collins in Potential Reunion: Sure, Why Not?

Brenda Hampton’s dumbest idea, it turns out, wasn’t 7th Heaven, but her thoughts on including Stephen Collins in the show’s potential reunion. In 2014, Collins publicly confessed to inappropriate sexual contact with three underage girls (all between the ages of 11 and 14) between 1973 and 1994.

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Maine Sen. Susan Collins Should Always Be Remembered for Her Support of Racist Jeff Sessions

I talked last week about what a bad man Jeff Sessions is. He has a long and sordid history of standing against civil rights. If you need reminding, here’s an explainer. If you need more reminding, here’s a letter former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wrote about Jeff Sessions.

Sessions is also considered by many on both sides of the aisle in the Senate as a kind and patient man. This is the way of the South where — no matter our politics — our manners always come first. Among most Southerners, politeness is a virtue beyond any other. Knock on any strangers’ door in the Deep South — no matter your skin color — and most people are trusting and kind enough to invite you in, let you use their phone, and make you some iced tea and give you a few biscuits. They’ll even help you fix that flat. Face-to-face, there’s no better place to be than the South.

But that pleasantness is often — though hardly always — also very dishonest. Because those «honeys» and «darlings» and cups of coffee can often mask bigotry. Jeff Sessions has been masking his bigotry for years in the Senate. This kind and polite man was also one of the very first to back Trump, on the basis of Trump’s statements with regard to the «rapists» and «criminals» crossing the border from Mexico.

When a guy — as a federal prosecutor — tries to imprison black people for aiding elderly, poor black people trying to register to vote, you know exactly where his heart is.

His confirmation hearing is tomorrow. This comes three decades after the Senate — on a bi-partisan basis — rejected his nomination for the federal bench. However, those hoping that Sessions’ nomination will be blocked again should probably give up that hope. The Democrats would need to peel off a couple of moderate Republicans. The most likely target: Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins.

Sadly, it’s not going to happen. Not only is Collins vouching for Sessions — who once said the KKK was cool with him until he found out they smoked pot — but tomorrow, she is introducing him to the Senate. Collins is going to be Sessions’ champion.

I say this mostly for my fellow Maine constituents: Remember this. Remember when she comes up for reelection again in 2020 that Susan Collins — who refused to endorse Donald Trump — stood by Jeff Sessions. When, as AG, Sessions looks the other way on voter suppression efforts, remember Susan Collins stood up for him. When, as AG, Sessions starts enforcing federal drug laws on marijuana users even in states where marijuana has been legalized, remember that Susan Collins stood next to him. Remember when Sessions creates an expedited process to deport thousands of out-of-status immigrants that Susan Collins gave this man a thumbs up. When Sessions looks the other way while cops beat and kill black men, remember Collins.

For every civil right that Jeff Sessions deprives us of over the next four years, always remember Susan Collins. She could’ve done something. She could have helped to prevent a racist from becoming the chief law enforcement officer of the land. She could have stood up for Civil Rights. Instead, she helped to enable a racist.


Why Doesn’t Lily Collins Have a British Accent? We’re Genuinely Asking

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Something that has been bothering us for a while now (besides, you know, climate-change deniers, bars that don’t serve Rosé, and when something in the sale section isn’t actually on sale) is the fact that Lily Collins, ubertalented actress and owner of some of the best brows in the business, doesn’t have a British accent. That sounds like a nonsensical thing to be bothered by, because it is, but bear with us: even though her father is British and she did have an accent in the 2014 film Love, Rosie, Lily does not, in fact, have a British accent IRL. And we just feel like she should.

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Lily’s father is, of course, the great English singer and former Genesis frontman Phil Collins. Her mother is Jill Tavelman, Phil’s second wife and the former president of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club. The 27-year-old was born in Surrey, England, where she lived until she was 7; when her parents divorced, Lily moved to LA with her mom. Obviously she spent more time in the States than in the UK growing up, but we still just feel like an accent would suit her so well. She’s got the milky-white skin, bold brows, and dark features of an English rose, she is so poised and polished in interviews, and she fills that British It-girl role so perfectly.

Lily brought her American mom with her to the Golden Globes on Sunday, where she was nominated for best actress in a motion picture, musical, or comedy for her role in Rules Don’t Apply. During a red carpet interview with E!’s Giuliana Rancic, Lily talked about growing up in nearby Beverly Hills and gushed about being at the show for the first time: «I brought my mom as my date and I’m just really excited honestly,» she said. «Meryl Streep knows my name now so that for me is enough.»

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