04:20 PM EDT 04/17/2013
Originally posted 05/14/2012 04:15PM
He's survived a spear in the leg in The Hunger Games – and it looks like Josh Hutcherson isn't letting his recent real-life surgery keep him down either.
The bandage-sporting teen star stepped out Monday in Beverly Hills, reportedly to visit his doctor, after undergoing a procedure on his nose recently.
"Just had surgery to fix my broken nose," the actor Tweeted on May 9. But luckily he found some entertainment as he convalesced – Tweeting at Jennifer Love Hewitt about enjoying her Lifetime television show.
Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:30AM
In her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence takes on blood-thirsty mutts and killer bees (not to mention the expert Careers with killer instincts and good looks).
But can she take on the funny ladies of Bridesmaids?
Her bow and arrow won't help her much when her film goes head-to-head with the ensemble comedy at this year's MTV Movie Awards, where both The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are nominated eight times (for movie of the year, best cast and breakthrough performance, among other categories).
Originally posted 04/20/2012 09:50AM
There's a new Head Gamemaker in town.
Director Francis Lawrence reportedly has been tapped to helm Catching Fire, the sequel to reigning box-office blockbuster The Hunger Games.
Lawrence, who last directed Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in 2011's Water for Elephants, won the job after Games director Gary Ross dropped out, citing time constraints due to the sequel's "fixed and tight production schedule."
Originally posted 04/11/2012 03:00PM
There are big changes coming to Panem – and no, we're not just talking about the brewing uprising led by a certain Girl on Fire.
On Monday, director Gary Ross shocked insiders and fans alike when he announced that he would be stepping down for the second Hunger Games film, Catching Fire.
Calling the blockbuster first film – which has broken box-office records with a domestic take of $302 million and counting – "the happiest experience of my professional life," Ross stated that "as a writer and a director, I simply don't have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule."
Originally posted 04/03/2012 08:35AM
Though the location of the Hunger Games set was kept secret for six months during filming, fans of the franchise who want to experience life in Panem for themselves now have the opportunity to do just that.
The blockbuster film has provided a boon to the tourism industry in North Carolina, where it was shot, according to Friday's Today show. Fans are flocking to locations such as the Henry River Mill Village, an abandoned mill town outside Charlotte, which is home to the set pieces that were used as Katniss's house and Peeta's bakery.
Originally posted 03/24/2012 02:45PM
Whether she knew it or not, Jennifer Lawrence has been preparing for her Hunger Games role since she was a little girl.
The actress, who stars in the weekend smash film adaptation of the dystopian teen trilogy about a televised battle to the death, told David Letterman on Late Show this week that her two older brothers roughhoused with her growing up.
"I've got scars all over my body," she said. "The best part – they would fight each other over who could fight me."
Originally posted 03/20/2012 06:00AM
Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence's) life was difficult enough before she was forced to try to kill 23 other children on national television.
Fatherless and starving in District 12, the mining center of dystopian future world Panem, she takes her little sister Prim's (Willow Shields's) place as a tribute, fighting to the death in an elaborate spectacle broadcast as a reality show.
To add poison to the sting, Katniss is expected to kill her own teammate, Peeta (The Kids Are All Right's charming Josh Hutcherson), a sweet boy who has a crush on her.
Originally posted 03/14/2012 08:00AM
It's Game time!
After months of anticipation, endless fan discussion and a pandemonium-producing premiere, the first Hunger Games film is finally arriving in theaters on March 23. The fans are ready – but are the stars?
"It still hasn't sunk in," Jennifer Lawrence, who plays series' heroine Katniss Everdeen, tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
The 21-year-old actress also shares how she bonded off-set in North Carolina with leading men Josh Hutcherson, 19, and Liam Hemsworth, 22.
Originally posted 03/13/2012 07:15PM
The Hunger Games are a brutal fight to the death requiring smarts, resourcefulness and brute strength to win. So if, say, Liam Hemsworth were competing in the Games against his girlfriend Miley Cyrus, who would take it?
"Probably her," Hemsworth, 22, said on the black carpet alongside Cyrus, 19, at Monday's massive Hunger Games premiere in L.A. "She's a tough girl, that one."
Originally posted 03/13/2012 02:30PM
The son of two movie veterans will square off against Katniss Everdeen in the highly-anticipated Hunger Games film.
Jack Quaid, 19 – whose parents are Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid – plays Marvel, one of the tributes who competes in the annual battle to the death in this post-apocalyptic fantasy.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine anything like this," he told PEOPLE at the movie's premiere in L.A. Monday night. "This is so surreal to be here. It's insane."
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