Jessica and I don’t usually go gaga for the same celebrities (Michael Fassbender being a notable exception), but we both have fallen head over heels for Shailene Woodley. I’m sure you couldn’t tell from the 3,000 posts we’ve done about her lately, although in fairness, her movie “Divergent” does open this week. Anyway, Shai — that’s what Jess and I call our BFF — stopped by “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last night and explained that she sought out Jennifer Lawrence’s advice before taking on the role of Tris Prior in the dystopian YA film trilogy. After all, J. Law made the transition from indie darling (in movies like “Winter’s Bone” and “Silver Linings Playbook”) to franchise queen in “The Hunger Games.” Jen’s advice was basically, if you dig the character, don’t worry about how big budget the movie is. Oh yeah, and “don’t do drugs or make a sex tape.” Solid advice! BTW, if I could only bring one thing with me to a desert island, I would bring Shailene because she’s had survival training, and can build fires, make shelter and knows where to forage for phallic horseradish. [via Jezebel]
I’ll be honest, I don’t know how I feel about today’s announcement that ’80s cartoon favorite, “Jem & The Holograms,” is being made into a live-action movie. Mostly because three dudes who could not possibly understand the cultural significance of “Jem” are making it. They are: Scooter Braun, who manages, or attempts to manage, Justin Bieber; the producer of the “Paranormal Activity” movies; and the director of “G.I. Joe.” I mean, it would make more sense for, say, Drew Barrymore’s company, Flower Films, to reboot the classic, which is about a professional woman named Jerica who moonlights as a rock star named Jem. Well, whatever. It’s happening. The producers are looking for casting suggestions, and while I’m not entirely sure who I would like to see in the various roles, I whipped up a few badly photoshopped renderings of Jennifer Lawrence as Jem and Taylor Momsen as Pizzaz from The Misfits. Side note: How good does J. Law look with cotton candy-colored hair? Truly outrageous, no? [MTV]
“You know, I’m starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act.”
Jared Leto tells “Access Hollywood” what he really thought of Jennifer Lawrence’s second Oscar fall. I suspect he was joking, and YET, I kind of agree with him. While I don’t think her red carpet spill was fake by any means, I wouldn’t entirely rule out the idea that JLaw was open to falling and played it up a bit when she did. You know, because it went over so well last year. As a bonafide klutz, I understand the mechanics of these things. If you’re not accustomed to walking in heels and you’re not paying attention, you open yourself up to eating shit. But when you know other people will be watching, you focus every ounce of your energy on not biting it. That being said, I am still quite fond of her. There are worse things a person can do than overdramatize a moment of clumsiness. I’ve probably done it myself. [ABC]
I needed no additional proof that Jennifer Lawrence is the least affected, “actress-y” actress in Hollywood. But now that I’ve read her best friend Laura Simpson’s firsthand account on MySpace (which is publishing articles now, apparently?) about being Jen’s date to the Oscars on Sunday night, it’s set in stone. Jen and Laura met seven years ago at an event and have been close ever since. If you don’t know what Laura looks like (that’s a picture of her and Jen above!), you definitely saw the back of her head when Jennifer Lawrence tripped on the red carpet and plunged downward. Jen grabbed Laura from behind to try and stop her from falling:
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Missed last night’s Academy Awards? No worries, I’ve got you covered. Here are the very best moments from the Oscars, including Lupita Nyong’o's intense moment with Liza Minnelli, that much-tweeted selfie, and John Travolta’s amazing inability to pronounce a Broadway star’s name. Keep reading »
SPOILER AHEAD! This exchange between Jennifer Lawrence and “Homeland” star Damian Lewis at Saturday’s SAG Awards showcases both the highest high and lowest low of TV fandom. The high: meeting the star of your favorite TV show, who you’re so obsessed with that it’s almost difficult to make eye contact. The low: learning that the aforementioned star is no longer on the show because he was killed off during the season you haven’t watch yet. Way to ruin J. Law’s night, “Access Hollywood.”
“I was at the Oscars, waiting to hear
if my name was called, and I kept thinking, Cakewalk, cakewalk, cakewalk. I thought, Why is ‘cakewalk’ stuck in my head? And then, as I started to walk up the stairs and the fabric from my dress tucked under my feet, I realized my stylist had told me, ‘Kick, walk, kick, walk.’ You are supposed to kick the dress out while you walk, and I totally forgot because I was thinking about cake! And that’s why I fell.”
Jennifer Lawrence has a typically Jennifer Lawrence explanation (i.e. food-related) for her stumble at last year’s Academy Awards. As I’m sure you recall, when J. Law started up the stairs to accept her award for Best Actress (in “Silver Linings Playbook”), she tripped on the hem of her voluminous Dior gown. Given her very vocal enthusiasm for food, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that dessert was front of mind on the biggest night of her career. [W Magazine]
I don’t know about you, but 2013 was The Year of My Flourishing Girl Crushes.
First, I fell even more in love with Jennifer Lawrence, whose quirky, witty sense of humor and righteous self-confidence, on top of her kickass performance in “Catching Fire,” left me almost certain she is my spirit animal and sister from another mister.
And then, Beyoncé, who I didn’t think could get any cooler, went and dropped a secret album that I’ve been listening to on repeat since last week. And don’t even get me started on the pure, raw sexiness that just oozes from her new music videos. Just another reason I stand firm in my belief that BeyonSanta should be a thing. Keep reading »