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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Originally posted 11/16/2013 09:30AM
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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."
Originally posted 11/15/2013 12:00PM
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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.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 04:00PM
Jennifer Lawrence actively fought to keep Katniss Everdeen from looking too thin in The Hunger Games movies, because she knew the character would be a hero for young girls.
"When we were doing the first The Hunger Games, it was a big discussion, 'cause it's called The Hunger Games – she's from District 12, she's obviously underfed, so she would be incredibly thin. But, I just kept saying, 'We have the ability to control this image that young girls are going to be seeing,' " she says in an interview with the BBC.
"Girls see enough of this body that we can't imitate, that we'll never be able to obtain, these unrealistic expectations, and this is gonna be their hero, and we have control over that," she explains.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 03:00PM
Jennifer Lawrence was at the London premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Monday night, strolling the red carpet and being generally glamorous and amazing, when she noticed a fan crying behind a security barrier. So she did a very un-Hollywood thing: She bailed on the carpet and went to talk to the girl.
Lawrence knelt down to the girl's wheelchair and thanked her for coming to the premiere, before asking if she was excited for the movie. The girl quickly stopped crying, as most people would when confronted with Lawrence, the living embodiment of beneficence and magnanimity.
Lawrence took a few photos with her new friend, and then got back to whatever it was she was supposed to be doing, which obviously was not as important as making this little girl's entire life.
Originally posted 11/11/2013 04:00PM
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Originally posted 11/07/2013 07:00PM
Jessica Biel need not worry, because while Jennifer Lawrence admits she had a crush on Justin Timberlake, she says she loved him during his 'NSYNC days.
"My teen crush – Justin Timberlake. '90s Justin Timberlake though, like 'NSYNC Justin Timberlake," Lawrence said Thursday during a Q&A session at Yahoo Headquarters.
"I remember when I bought the 'NSYNC CD, and I was listening to it and I was flipping through – remember how CDs had the pull-out picture things? And I was getting so overwhelmed with hormones that I almost threw up."
Originally posted 11/05/2013 03:00PM
Jennifer Lawrence can add another title to her resume: great kisser.
Or so says Josh Hutcherson, her costar in The Hunger Games franchise, who recently opened up to Cosmopolitan about her smooching skills.
"She's a great kisser – so, yup, the bar is high," Hutcherson, 21, told the magazine, per MTV UK.
Originally posted 11/01/2013 03:40PM
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