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Thai Protesters Adopt Hunger Games Salute | The Hunger Games

Thai Protesters Adopt Hunger Games Salute

Originally posted 06/03/2014 03:30PM

Thailand's military rulers said Tuesday they are monitoring a new form of silent resistance to the coup – a three-fingered salute borrowed from The Hunger Games – and will arrest those in large groups who ignore warnings to lower their arms.

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Liam Hemsworth on Life After Miley: 'I'm Much Happier' | Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth Is 'Much Happier' After Miley Cyrus

Originally posted 11/21/2013 07:00PM

It's been two months since Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus ended their engagement, but the Hunger Games: Catching Fire star says he's doing okay.

"These days I feel like I'm more centered and grounded than I've ever been," he tells the Associated Press.

The actor, who met Cyrus in 2010 on the set of their film The Last Song, admits he's gone through a lot since he moved to Hollywood from his native Australia five years ago.

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Readers Love Jennifer Lawrence's Continued Candid Comments

Jennifer Lawrence's Candid Comments Have Readers Loving the Catching Fire Star

Originally posted 11/16/2013 09:30AM

It was a week of intense laughs and also lows for our PEOPLE readers, from a much-gabbed-about royal hair twirl, to an eye-rolling Euro-twerk – and suspicious pop-star smoke – to the sad news of another celebrity cancer diagnosis.

Here are the five stories that drew the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week – those that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and left you saying "wow."

To register your responses, tell us what you think by clicking on the appropriate icon appearing at the bottom of every story.

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The Hunger Games Recasts Prim's Cat in Catching Fire

The Daily Treat: Hunger Games Recasts Prim's Cat in Catching Fire

Originally posted 11/15/2013 11:00AM

There was much to love about 2012's The Hunger Games, from Jennifer Lawrence's badass portrayal of heroine Katniss Everdeen to Elizabeth Banks's over-the-top ensembles as Effie Trinket. But for a certain group of fans, the book's big-screen adaptation got one very important aspect of the story wrong: Prim's cat.

The beloved feline of Katniss's younger sister is described as having a yellow coat, an aspect that inspires Prim to name him Buttercup. In last year's blockbuster, however, Buttercup was portrayed by a black-and-white cat – until author Suzanne Collins had a word with Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence.

"That was a request from Nina [Jacobson] the producer and Suzanne the author," he told io9.com of the change. "They thought the cat from the first movie was not the way he was described in the book. And that had annoyed a bunch of fans, and things like that."

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Joan Rivers Fires Back at Jennifer Lawrence for Criticizing Fashion Police

Joan Rivers to Jennifer Lawrence: You're Arrogant

Originally posted 11/13/2013 01:45PM

It's becoming an all out fashion war between Joan Rivers and Jennifer Lawrence.

Rivers, 80, is firing back at the 23-year-old actress after she criticized her E! show Fashion Police for teaching young people "the wrong values."

"There are shows like the Fashion Police that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it's OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat," The Independent reported Lawrence as telling Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer while promoting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. "We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat."

Rivers immediately took to social media to respond with cutting humor.

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He's Single – Again! Liam Hemsworth 'Doesn't Have a Lady at the Moment'

Liam Hemsworth 'Doesn't Have a Lady at the Moment'

Originally posted 11/13/2013 09:05AM

Well, that was quick! Liam Hemsworth has admitted in a new interview that he's single again.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star – who was spotted making out with Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez in September – tells Extra's Terri Seymour that he's not dating anyone right now.

"I don't have a lady at the moment," the 23-year-old admitted.

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The Daily Treat: The Hunger Games, as Performed by Cats

Originally posted 11/11/2013 02:00PM

There's less than two weeks to go before the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but if you're one of the three people on Earth who hasn't yet seen the saga's first hit film, released in 2012, here's a quick way to get you caught up to speed. And it involves cats.

That's right. While we normally wouldn't advocate skipping any film that stars both Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, there is something to be said for the way a feline can portray Cat-niss that Jennifer Lawrence just can't replicate (no offense to the Katniss Everdeen actress).

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Is a Hunger Games Theme Park on the Way? | Jennifer Lawrence

Is a Hunger Games Theme Park on the Way?

Originally posted 11/11/2013 04:00PM

Hunger Games fans may soon be able to sample the dangers of Panem from the safety of a family-friendly theme park.

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Josh Hutcherson Claims He's Funnier Than Jennifer Lawrence | Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson Claims He's Funnier Than Jennifer Lawrence

Originally posted 10/15/2013 09:20AM

On screen and on the page, The Hunger Games are a gladiator-style battle to the death. Behind the scenes making the movies, it's another competition altogether.

Just ask Josh Hutcherson who plays Peeta Mellark to Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen.

Having filmed the latest, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, opening Nov. 22, Hutcherson tells Seventeen for its November issue (on sale Oct. 22) that in a test of wits as to who's funnier, he or Lawrence, "We have this debate all the time – I think it's me!"

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