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Ellen DeGeneres's 5 Best Oscar Monologue Barbs | Oscars 2014, Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres's 5 Best Oscar Monologue Barbs

Originally posted 03/02/2014 09:30PM

Ellen DeGeneres is generally thought of as the anti-Ricky Gervais. She's a friendly, inoffensive choice to host an awards show, who is sure to leave everyone with warm and fuzzy feelings ... right?


In her opening monologue at Sunday night's Academy Awards, Ellen bared her claws, leaving no nominee unspared. The mood may have been a little sharper than Oscar producers expected, but there's no denying that Ellen gave one of the better Oscar monologues in recent memory.

Below, the host's best zingers, ranked.

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Jennifer Lawrence's Post-Hunger Games Plan: Do Animal Planet Voiceovers | Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014, Individual Class

Jennifer Lawrence's Post-Hunger Games Plan: Do Animal Planet Voiceovers

Originally posted 02/04/2014 11:00AM

Jennifer Lawrence's post-Hunger Games plan includes some voiceover work.

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Josh Hutcherson Greeted by Hunger Games Salute at Kentucky Wildcats Game

UpdatePosted 01/02/2014 05:00PM

Josh Hutcherson Greeted by Hunger Games Salute at Kentucky Wildcats Game

Originally posted 01/02/2014 02:00PM

Talk about a happy homecoming!

Kentucky native Josh Hutcherson felt the love of the crowd when he attended Saturday's basketball game between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals.

Stepping onto the court during the second half of the contest, Hutcherson was met with The Hunger Games's three-fingered salute – a symbol of solidarity used among the members of Panem – by many of the 24,396 gathered at Rupp Arena.

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Jennifer Lawrence: Calling Somebody Fat on TV Should Be Illegal

Jennifer Lawrence: Calling Somebody Fat on TV Should Be Illegal

Originally posted 12/17/2013 04:45PM

Jennifer Lawrence hates the word "fat."

The American Hustle star – who got into a war of words with Joan Rivers last month after criticizing shows like Fashion Police for teaching young people "the wrong values" – is letting loose in a new interview with Barbara Walters.

During an appearance on the ABC News special Barbara Walters: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013, the 23-year-old takes aim at people who bash the way women look.

"I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV," the Oscar winner says.

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Amy Adams on Kissing Jennifer Lawrence: She Has Very Soft Lips

Amy Adams on Kissing Jennifer Lawrence: She Has Very Soft Lips

Originally posted 12/14/2013 04:10PM

We already know she can dance (thanks to Silver Linings Playbook) and kick ass (as seen in The Hunger Games). But apparently, there's something else Jennifer Lawrence is good at: kissing.

The Oscar winner's lip-locking abilities got high praise from Amy Adams, her costar in the Golden Globe-nominated film American Hustle. The pair share a kiss in the crime drama, set in the 1970s.

"She does a great job at it," Adams, 39, said of Lawrence, 23, during an interview with Extra. "She has very soft lips."

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The Hungover Games Is Real, and It's Coming to Theaters in 2014

Originally posted 12/10/2013 04:30PM

By now, you've probably seen The Hunger Games parodied by cats and Sesame Street. You may have enjoyed these short clips, or you may have sat there and thought to yourself, "I wish this had Bruce Jenner in it." Well if you're the latter, it's time to get excited.

The latest production to poke fun at the blockbuster franchise is The Hungover Games, a mash-up that combines Suzanne Collins's best-selling novel with The Hangover. Instead of waking up in Las Vegas with no memory of the night before, the film's protagonists find themselves on a train to the Capitol, with Tara Reid serving as their Effie Trinket-esque guide.

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13 Ways The Hunger Games Is Sort of Like the Holidays

13 Ways The Hunger Games Is Sort of Like the Holidays

Originally posted 12/09/2013 01:00PM

Your Thanksgiving meal may be a distant memory, but if you thought the real-life Hunger Games were done for the year, you're wrong. The December holidays – Channukah, Christmas, New Year's – are the real time of the year where America transforms, if only for a brief period, into a spectacle with all the majesty and horror of a typical Panem Hunger Games. Below, 13 reasons why your Christmas has a little more Katniss than you ever realized.

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Elizabeth Banks Explains a Recent Mommy Meltdown | Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks Explains a Recent Mommy Meltdown

Originally posted 11/30/2013 12:00PM

Elizabeth Banks admits she curses "like a sailor" and gets a little crafty at home, and she chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...

Last time I was moved to tears
I was driving my [2-year-old] son Felix to school in the morning and singing Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten,” and I burst into tears singing it to him. I blame PMS. There is no reason to be that emotional about it.

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In Defense of Peeta's Hotness: 6 Reasons We're Team Peeta

Originally posted 11/22/2013 04:45PM

On the eve of the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there's one question that's on the minds of everyone heading to the theaters: Team Peeta or Team Gale?

The Onion made its choice when it posted a mock review narrated by critic Peter K. Rosenthal on Thursday, in which he proclaims, "If Gale is a 10, then Peeta is only like a 6 … Gale is super hot. He's a much hotter boy than Peeta."

The video has quickly gone viral, and while we love The Onion for getting to the real heart of the matter, we feel the need to step in on Josh Hutcherson's behalf and defend his obviously underappreciated face (and character). Here's why Peeta is actually the hottest boy in all of Panem:

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Life Lessons From Catching Fire Superfans

Hunger Games Superfans Teach Us Life Lessons on Catching Fire's Opening Night

Originally posted 11/22/2013 03:00PM

Grab your bow and braid your hair, because The Hunger Games is here again. Thursday night was the first chance for true tributes to take in the glory of Catching Fire, the second film based on Suzanne Collins's dystopian but oh-so-trendy book trilogy.

The midnight showings, squealing mayhem and opening night lines may seem overwhelming to some, but plenty of Panem aficionados turned up for a first look. Hoping to discover the special sauce behind The Hunger Games frenzy, we arrived at a New York City theater several hours before the first showings to see why these diehards don't mind spending a whole evening camping out in a movie theater lobby.

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