01:04 AM EDT 12/03/2013
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!"
Originally posted 10/09/2013 07:30AM
Whether a goofball comedian like Andy Samberg or an Oscar-contender such as Fruitvale Station's Michael B. Jordan, this year's coveted list of PEOPLE's Ones to Watch has something for everyone.
Samberg, who stars in Fox's new police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, says the family member most proud of his success is his father.
"There's a joke now that my dad will somehow find a way to work into a conversation anywhere with anyone that I'm his son," says the actor, laughing. "Probably to try and leverage it to get free stuff. Where they live that happens about one in every thousand times because no one cares, but bless his heart for trying."
Originally posted 10/09/2013 06:00AM
Ashlee Simpson joined boyfriend Evan Ross over the weekend to celebrate her 29th birthday in Atlanta.
Simpson, whose actual birthday is Oct. 3, Ross and a group of 10 guests gathered Saturday for a late dinner around 9:30 p.m at Buckhead hotspot Umi, where they enjoyed nigiri, sushi rolls, sashimi, rock shrimp tempura and miso-marinated black cod.
Ross is in Atlanta filming the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay, and was joined by his costar Wes Chatham, Jovar Andrews (who was also celebrating his birthday) and DJ Rukus.
Originally posted 08/28/2013 04:30PM
Do you have a kitty Katniss or a puppy Peeta or a goldfish Finnick (or maybe a lizard President Snow)?
For an upcoming special issue on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, we're hoping to showcase super fans who have celebrated their favorite movie franchise by naming their pets after various Hunger Games characters.
Send us a shot of you and your furry (or aquatic or reptilian) friend, and you might end up in the pages of PEOPLE's special issue.
Send photos to Hungergames@peoplemag.com.
Originally posted 08/23/2013 03:00PM
Pass the bubbly! Jennifer Lawrence clearly feels like celebrating being reunited with Nicholas Hoult.
The Oscar-winner enjoyed a picnic with her X-Men costar in Montreal on Thursday. The couple had split in January but were definitely back on, sharing a blanket in La Fontaine Park and were spotted being affectionate as they relaxed under the shade of a tree.
Hoult, 23, placed his hand on Lawrence's knee as he read his iPad and she swigged straight from a small bottle of Veuve Clicquot.
Originally posted 08/12/2013 09:45AM
Jennifer Lawrence is struggling with one particular aspect of fame: being famous.
"If I were just your average 23-year-old girl, and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action," Lawrence says in the September issue of Vogue.
"But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma'am, there's nothing we can do. It makes no sense."
Originally posted 08/05/2013 02:00PM
No junk food? No problem.
That seems to be the case with Elizabeth Banks, 39, who manages her eating habits like a pro, telling Women's Health, simply, "People ask me how I stay thin, and I'm like, 'When you go to the grocery store, buy more bananas than cookies.' "
And when she does splurge on sweet treats, "[The freezer] is where my Girl Scout cookies are," she shares, adding that the prime location allows her to forget about them – instead of eating them.
Originally posted 07/25/2013 09:45AM
She's won an Oscar, but that hasn't changed Jennifer Lawrence – she acted just like a regular fan when she ran into an actor she liked at Comic-Con in San Diego.
The Hunger Games star, 22, got flustered when she spotted Jeff Bridges in the same press room at the event and rushed towards him to say hello before running the other way in a panic – and it was all caught on camera! (Skip to the 2:30 mark for the action below.)
In the video posted by Extra, Lawrence finally gets up the courage to try again, and she steps up to hug Bridges – catching him in the middle of an interview. She gushes, "I'm such a huge fan. Oh, my God, I'm so sorry."
Originally posted 07/22/2013 02:45PM
Originally posted 07/21/2013 08:35AM
Fans of The Hunger Games are getting yet another look at the upcoming Catching Fire sequel.
Following an appearance by the cast, including stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, at Comic-Con Saturday, the official theatrical trailer for the film lit up the web this weekend. (Watch below.)
And it's sure to get your heart pounding with excitement. Not only do we finally get a look at the new wet and wild arena for the 75th annual Hunger Games, you can also see the fierce new tributes at the training center and Katniss (a.k.a. the "Girl on Fire") showing off her thrilling pyrotechnic fashion. Nice work, Cinna!
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