Kathryn Bigelow Writes an Open Letter Defending Torture Scenes in Zero Dark Thirty

Director/Producer Kathryn Bigelow arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Zero Dark Thirty" held at the Dolby Theatre on December 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images

What are Us Weekly's preferred partners buzzing about this Wednesday? Kathryn Bigelow's open letter defending Zero Dark Thirty against critics. Read her letter, and check out more stories, in the roundup below!

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