I love “The Hunger Games.” I’ll read the books, watch the movies and fangirl over the promos and trailers for “Mockingjay: Part 1″ until my obsession reaches a borderline unhealthy level, but if there’s one thing I’m not so enthusiastic about, it’s feeling like I’m in “The Hunger Games.” NOPE.
But soon we may all see firsthand what it’s like to head to the Capitol, because rumor has it that Lionsgate, the studio that brought the popular book series to theaters, is in talks to create theme parks based on the world. Why? Because everyone wants to feel like they’re being forced by a totalitarian government to fight to the death, obvi. Sounds like family fun to me! Keep reading »
Let’s all pour one out for missed opportunities.
Before “Mad Men” and “Community,” Alison Brie was just another starving actress looking to break into the biz. And before Jennifer Lawrence won over our hearts as Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games,” she too, was hoping for a big break. It’s safe to say that Comedy Central did them each a favor by passing up the opportunity to air the pilot for “Not Another High School Show” in 2007, a spoof TV show from the guys who brought us “Not Another Teen Movie.” Keep reading »
I’ve been surfing the web all day (just doing, ahem, my job) and have witnessed a myriad of very mixed reactions to Jennifer Lawrence‘s latest look. Some love it, some think it’s just alright, some think it is an absolute TRAVESTY. But we’re pretty unanimous over here — Amelia and I both love it. Jen has had her fair share of hits and misses during the “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” press circuit so far, but never once has she played it safe, so you’ve got to give the girl credit if nothing else! Click through to see the rest of the looks J. Law has worn on the “Catching Fire” press circuit!
I swear, Jennifer Lawrence is the closest thing we have to a real-life superhero (besides Ryan Gosling!). While walking the red carpet at the London premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” she stopped in the middle of an interview to hug a crying fan and sign a personalized autograph for her. If that’s not enough to convince you that she’s a goddess amongst mortals, watch J.Law neigh and whinny like horse in an “Access Hollywood” interview and try to explain to me how she’s not where it’s at. Realistic horse impressions…be still my beating heart. Check out her equine capabilities after the jump. Keep reading »
“A particular film that had a real impact on me as a teenager was ‘Harold & Kumar [Go To White Castle].’ It had a deep impact on me. When it came out, I was 16 or 17, and my friends watched it religiously. We didn’t even know that White Castle was real then. We didn’t have it in Australia, and we assumed that it was made up for this movie. And it wasn’t until I came to the States that I found out that White Castle was a real place. When I shot the first ‘Hunger Games,’ Josh Hutcherson took me to his place in Kentucky … and he said there was a White Castle right by his house, so we bought three or four of these briefcases of White Castle burgers. We took them back to his house, and we ate them. And then, about a half an hour later — this was our first real bonding experience, me and Josh, this is when we became good friends — we went out to his garden and we threw up together.”
–”Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth told Jimmy Kimmel this charming story about his deep, real-life bond with Josh Hutcherson, who of course plays his romantic rival Peeta Mellark in the films. This story gave me an idea for a possible plot twist for “Catching Fire”: sponsors drop bags of White Castle burgers into the arena, all the tributes eat until they vomit and become BFFs. Hunger Games canceled in favor of a free screening of “Harold & Kumar” at the Capitol, hosted by President Snow, who — little known fact — can’t resist a good stoner comedy. What? It could happen! [Us Weekly]
I unabashedly love Jennifer Lawrence and think she can pretty much do no wrong, and she is pretty much the only reason (sorry!) I saw “The Hunger Games.” But what in holy hell is going on with this Elle magazine cover? Jennifer looks like she’s ready to kill somebody. Also? Those bangs. So is she thinking:
- “I suffered through “The Hunger Games” for this?”
- “Where is Tawny Kitaen?”
- “Serving ’80s rock video realness.”
- “How much longer before I can put my sweatpants back on?”
- “Who frosted my tips?”
What’s your guess? [Elle]