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Kobe Bryant Doesn't Miss Playing Basketball: 'It's Still A Part Of Me'

Kobe Bryant has opened up about how he doesn’t miss playing basketball at all!

“No, I don’t. It’s crazy,” the 38-year-old former Los Angeles Laker expressed while making an appearance on Good Morning America. “I started playing when I was 2. After playing for 20 years in the league, what I have now is — everything I’ve learned from the game, I carry with me to this day. The game has never truly left me. Physically, yes. But emotionally, and the things that I write, all stem from the game. So it’s still a part of me.”

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“It’s very hard to let go of something that you’ve done for half your life. It’s kind of become who you are,” Kobe added. “But it’s a difference between doing what you do versus understanding that that is not who you are. Hopefully, other athletes can see that and understand that.”

Pictured: Kobe hitting the red carpet with his wife Vanessa and their two kids Gianna and Natalia while attending the Tribeca Talks: Kobe Bryant with Glen Keane and Michael Strahan held during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on Sunday (April 23) in New York City.


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Heath Ledger's Sister Says 'I Am Heath Ledger' Documentary Showcases His 'Beautiful Soul'

Heath Ledger‘s sister Kate is opening about her new documentary about her brother.

Kate teamed up with director Derik Murray on I Am Heath Ledger to give fans a deeper look inside the life of the late actor before his untimely death in 2008.

It’s truly reflective of who Heath really was,” Kate told CBS This Morning. “The creative spirit, you know, he was more than just the celebrity persona that people saw. He was really multi-talented and just a beautiful soul, and I think that really comes through the film.”

Kate went on to say that Heath would use home videos as a way to perfect his acting skills where he would record himself putting on skits then go back and critique his work. Kate and Derik heavily relied on these home videos in their documentary.

“We had a strong interest in making a film about him and as we started learning about the depth of him being an artist beyond acting,” Derik said. “This great artist that was interested in photography and filmmaking, we couldn’t resist, we dove right in.”

I Am Heath Ledger premieres May 17th on Spike.

See pictures of Kate Ledger, Derik Murray, and other crew members at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of I Am Heath on Sunday (April 23) in New York City in the gallery below.

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Zosia Mamet Premieres 'The Boy Downstairs' At Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Zosia Mamet wears high-waisted pants while attending the premiere of her new film The Boy Downstairs held at SVA Theater during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday (April 23) in New York City.

The 29-year-old Girls actress was joined by her co-stars Sarah Ramos, Deirdre O’Connell, Diana Irvine, and Matthew Shear, as well as writer/director Sophie Brooks.

The Boy Downstairs follows a young woman who is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moved into her ex boyfriend’s apartment building.

The week before, Zosia wrote a sweet message to her Girls cos-stars after the series finale.

“To @lenadunham @jennikonner @juddapatow @aw @rafaizzy @girlshbo @jessepooljesse @saltyshepnyc @ilandress Adam, Andrew, Karpo, Ebon and our entire GIRLS family, you will forever have a place in my heart. Words will never be able to encompass my gratitude for the experience of making this show with all of you. To all of our fans, thank you for watching and supporting. We couldn’t have done it without you. Goodnight GIRLS, goodnight Marnie and Hannah and Jessa and Shosh, may you all have sweet dreams. ❤️❤️✨✨,” she captioned a photo of a sunset on Instagram.

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Susan Sarandon & Diane Kruger Attend 'Bombshell' Premiere & Discussion at Tribeca Film Festival

Susan Sarandon hits the red carpet at the premiere of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story held at the SVA Theatre during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday (April 23) in New York City.

The 70-year-old actress serves as an executive producer on the film and was joined by Diane Kruger, who appears in the movie, for a panel discussion.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story documents the life of Hedy Lamarr, “the world’s most beautiful woman, who was also the secret inventor of secure wifi, bluetooth and GPS communications, but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved… until now.”

That same day, Susan also attended the premiere of Saturday Church alongside the cast, Kate Bornstein, Marquis Rodriguez, and Jaylin Fletcher, as well as the film’s director Damon Cardasis.

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Rosario Dawson Will Not Appear in Marvel's 'The Punisher'

If you were hoping to see Rosario Dawson‘s character Claire Temple in the upcoming Netflix series Marvel’s The Punisher, we have some bad news.

The 37-year-old actress confirmed that she won’t appear in the new spin-off show.

“At the end of the day, it’s really hard to get all of those casts together,” Rosario told Collider.com. “For The Defenders, it was difficult to get everybody together. People are busy! There are so many times where I really want it to happen. I really wanted to do a cameo on The Punisher, but it doesn’t always work that way.”

She’s played Claire in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist so far.

Pictured: Rosario attends the Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock premiere with Frances Fisher and Shannon Elizabeth held during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea on Saturday (April 22) in New York City.

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Cobie Smulders & Justin Long Premiere ' Literally, Right Before Aaron' at Tribeca 2017

The cast of Literally, Right Before Aaron stepped out to premiere the film.

Cobie Smulders, Justin Long, John Cho, Charlotte McKinney, and director Ryan Eggold were all there during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre on Saturday evening (April 22) in New York City.

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The film follows a young man who attends the wedding of his ex-girlfriend.

Also pictured below hanging out at Tribeca this weekend: Uma Thurman with designer Zac Posen at the House of Z premiere, Chris Messina at the premiere of Blame, Elisabeth Moss at the Tokyo Project premiere, Colin Hanks at the ESPN Sports Shorts, and Chris O’Dowd at the Love After Love premiere event.

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Salma Hayek Sparkles in Leather for '11th Hour' Screening at Tribeca Film Festival

Salma Hayek looked so stunning at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival!

The 50-year-old actress rocked head-to-toe black, including leather pants and a sparkly top for the Shorts Program: New York – Group Therapy event held at Regal Battery Park Cinemas on Friday (April 21) in New York City.

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Salma was there for a screening of her film 11th Hour. In the short, Salma portrays Maria Jose, who runs a bar in uptown Manhattan with her Irish husband when their personal and business lives are greatly affected by the events of 9/11.

Also in attendance were John Turturro and Rose Byrne for their short film Hair.

“Getting ready to see the 11th Hour at @tribecafilmfestival by Jim Sheridan,” Salma shared on Instagram along with the photo below. “Me estoy alistando para ir al festival de cine Tribeca, 11th Hour producido por la Universidad de Guadalajara. #nyc.”

ICYMI, Salma presented Blake Lively with her award at Variety’s Power of Women event that same day.

FYI: Salma is wearing Elie Saab.

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