Scoop: Standing ovation for Zach Braff at Sundance 

A decade after his directorial debut, “Garden State,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, “Scrubs” star Zach Braff got an enthusiastic response in Park City, Utah, to his new film.

The actor, writer and director funded “Wish I Was Here” largely through Kickstarter, reaching a $2 million budget goal in just three days.

Braff, 38, stars in the film with Kate Hudson, Ashley Greene, Joey King and Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory.”

Slated for release in September, the movie is about a man in his mid-30s dealing with a difficult, dying father and his own nuclear family.

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QUICK TAKES

Amanda Bynes successfully completed a weeklong boot camp at a fitness center in Sandy, Utah.

Jon Gosselin plans to sue for primary custody of his 9-year-old sextuplets.

Rapper Soulja Boy was arrested in Southern California for allegedly being in possession of a loaded gun.

The creator of TV’s “Girls” retweeted a man’s Craigslist ad describing his sofa for sale as “real and relatable” and “the Lena Dunham of couches.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Tiffani Thiessen is 40.

Singer Anita Baker is 56.

Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander is 61.

Singer Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 66.

Broadway star Chita Rivera is 81.

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