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‘When Harry Met Sally…’ director Rob Reiner reveals why the rom-com still resonates with fans

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‘When Harry Met Sally...’ director Rob Reiner reveals why the rom-com still resonates with fans

The classic rom-com “When Harry Met Sally…” is turning 30 this summer and director Rob Reiner still can’t believe the film has stood the test of time.

The 1989 film explores how Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) have known each other for years, but fear sex would ruin their friendship.

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Two of its stars, writer Nora Ephron and actress Carrie Fisher, have since passed away, but the hit flick has lived on. In fact, it kicked off the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday in Hollywood.

The Princess of Wales, Princess Diana, attends the Premiere of "When Harry Met Sally..." in London's West End. The Princess, wearing a Bruce Oldfield red chiffon dress embroidered in a tartan design in silver Lam, talks to American actors Meg Ryan and actor Billy Crystal who star in the film, 30th November 1989. — Photo by Kent Gavin/Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

The Princess of Wales, Princess Diana, attends the Premiere of “When Harry Met Sally…” in London’s West End. The Princess, wearing a Bruce Oldfield red chiffon dress embroidered in a tartan design in silver Lam, talks to American actors Meg Ryan and actor Billy Crystal who star in the film, 30th November 1989. — Photo by Kent Gavin/Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

“All I can never do is I look into myself and try to figure out, ‘How do I think as a man?’” Reiner, 72, recently told The Associated Press on why he believes “When Harry Met Sally…” still resonates with audiences.

“There are certain universal things that men experience and the fact that I was working with Nora Ephron, she brought the female perspective to the mix, and we made it a part of the creative process to say what actually happens between men and women,” explained Reiner. “You know, it’s not about [two cute people meeting] or putting some obstacles between the lovers so that they get together, but what actually happens with men and women. That was really the motivation for me.”

Reiner also shared he relied on real-life events for much-needed inspiration to bring the film to life.

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Director Rob Reiner speaks at the second annual Women's March in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 20, 2018.

Director Rob Reiner speaks at the second annual Women’s March in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 20, 2018.
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“Because I was married for 10 years and had been single for 10 years and I was making a mess of my dating life,” he said. “I kept saying, ‘How does this work?’ How do a man and woman get together?’ I started thinking about that and I talked to Nora and she liked the idea and we started working on it. I think people see some basic truths about men and women when they watch that movie.”

Despite the lasting success of “When Harry Met Sally…” Reiner is aware that the romantic comedy genre isn’t making as big of a splash in theaters these days.

“I don’t know why,” he explained. “To me, the dance that happens between men and women is forever. That is the mating dance. That’s what we do. The studios are making a certain kind of film and basically, they’re big-event, franchise-type pictures with lots of CGI and action and all that stuff. And they’re not really focused on human dramas or romantic comedies or courtroom dramas. The only people who were making these kinds of things would be independent filmmakers and it’s very tough to make an honest film about what happens.”

Reiner said young, budding filmmakers have plenty of freedom to take on romantic comedy, but chances are the big studios will pass on them.

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“… You can’t get them made at studios,” he said. “They don’t make those kinds of films. The only comedy, sort of romantic, they’re R-rated. They don’t make just relationship movies.”

Reiner also noted that the idea of “When Harry Met Sally…” turning 30 “makes me feel old,” but he’s eager to revisit a magical moment from his career.

“It’s really cool,” he said. “You make a film and you don’t know if it’s going to stand the test of time or people are going to still like it. Whenever you’ve done something that people still enjoy it’s a pretty cool thing.”

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CNN’s April Ryan calls for Sarah Sanders to be fired

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CNN political analyst April Ryan called for the firing of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday, claiming Sanders “lied” to the media following the release of the Mueller report.

In May 2017, following the turbulent firing of FBI Director James Comey, Sanders told reporters that “countless” FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey despite one reporter’s assertion that the “vast majority” of them supported his leadership. According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, Sanders told investigators her claim was a “slip of the tongue” and was “in the heat of the moment,” admitting that it was not founded on anything.

Ryan, who is also a White House reporter for the American Urban Radio Networks, blasted the press secretary on Thursday night for “lying” to the American people.

“Not only does she not have any credibility left, she lied,” Ryan told CNN anchor Erin Burnett. “She outright lied and the people, the American people can’t trust her. They can’t trust what’s said from the president’s mouthpiece, spokesperson, from the people’s house. Therefore, she should be let go. She should be fired. End of story. When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off. It’s ‘Fire Me Thursday’ or ‘Fire Me Good Friday,’ she needs to go.”

The CNN pundit suggested that since President Trump “won’t take the fall” that Sanders might instead.

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“Sarah plays a dangerous game in that room… The game is dangerous because she is lying to the American public,” Ryan continued. “Then, on top of all that, she says the press is fake when she’s faking reports from the people’s house. She’s calling us fake? We’ve had colleagues who’ve had to move from their houses because of threats. I have to have security because of being called ‘fake’ and a ‘loser’ and all sorts of things from that White House. It’s time for her to go.”

The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland shares racy bikini photo for self-motivation

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'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland shares racy bikini photo for self-motivation

“Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland posted a flashback photo on Instagram Thursday in an effort to use it as inspiration to work on her fitness.

Hyland shared a “throwback Thursday” snapshot of herself rocking a bikini and explained that she wanted “to remind myself that I can make it to the gym.”

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She went on to boast of the power of the female body, saying its abilities were limitless.

“Lately I’ve been making excuses because of the constant pain from health issues. But no more. A woman’s body is a miraculous thing and we can do anything we set our minds to,” she wrote. “#summer #bodygoals here I come.”

“Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland posted a flashback photo on Instagram Thursday in an effort to use it as inspiration to work on her fitness.

“Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland posted a flashback photo on Instagram Thursday in an effort to use it as inspiration to work on her fitness.
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The star didn’t elaborate on her health issues but she has previously undergone two kidney transplants and has suffered from kidney dysplasia since birth.

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy and Julius Young contributed to this report.

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Lili Reinhart shows off her pole dancing skills while filming ‘Hustlers’

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Lili Reinhart shows off her pole dancing skills while filming 'Hustlers'

Lili Reinhart is making sure she’s ready for her upcoming role in “Hustlers.”

On Thursday, the 22-year-old actress shared a behind-the-scenes photo of herself prepping for the movie, which follows a group of strip club employees who join together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Lili Reinhart is set to star in the upcoming film "Hustlers" alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B.

Lili Reinhart is set to star in the upcoming film “Hustlers” alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B.
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“Really nailing this whole pole thing,” Reinhart captioned a picture on her Instagram Story which shows the “Riverdale” star — wearing a black top and matching shorts paired with heels — hanging upside down on a pole.

The movie — written and directed by Lorene Scafaria — is inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine story, according to Deadline.

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The star-studded cast also includes Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles and Mercedes Ruehl.

The drama began shooting in New York City last month and is set to be released in September.

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