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Liam Hemsworth Helps Ashlee Simpson Celebrate Her Birthday in Atlanta

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Liam Hemsworth Helps Ashlee Simpson Celebrate Her Birthday in Atlanta

Originally posted 10/09/2013 06:00AM

Happy birthday!

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.

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Did You Name Your Pet After a Hunger Games Character? Show Us! | Josh Hutcherson

Is Your Pet a Hunger Games Fan? Show Us!

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.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult Enjoy Champagne, Each Other at Picnic

Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult Enjoy Champagne, Each Other at Picnic

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.

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What Jennifer Lawrence Hates Most About Fame | Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence: 'I'm Just Not Okay' with Being Famous

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."

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Elizabeth Banks On Staying Fit: Portion Control Is a 'Real Problem' | Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks On Staying Fit: Portion Control Is a 'Real Problem'

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.

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Watch Jennifer Lawrence Have Total Fan Girl Moment with Jeff Bridges

Jennifer Lawrence Freaks Out Meeting Jeff Bridges

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."

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Jennifer Lawrence Locks Lips with Liam Hemsworth in New Catching Fire Trailer

Originally posted 07/22/2013 02:45PM



With everyone's mind on the impending arrival of the royal baby, Jennifer Lawrence provides an entertaining distraction of a different kind.

The Academy Award-winning actress, 22, continues to shine as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games's sequel, Catching Fire, in which she has a steamy scene involving a smooch with Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale Hawthorne.

In the two-and-a-half minute trailer, a bow-and-arrow-wielding Lawrence appears alongside other returning costars Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy) and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna).

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Catching Fire's Jennifer Lawrence Recalls Crazy Cast Parties in Hawaii | Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson Recall Crazy Cast Parties While Filming Catching Fire

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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Jennifer Lawrence Gave Shailene Woodley 'Really Beautiful Advice' About Fame

Shailene Woodley: Jennifer Lawrence Gave Me 'Really Beautiful Advice' About Fame

Originally posted 07/20/2013 11:45AM

Shailene Woodley got some sage advice from someone who knows what it's like to be the face of a major movie franchise.

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, 21, got straight to the point when it came to helping guide Woodley, also 21, as excitement builds for her upcoming Divergent series.

Woodley, who calls the instruction "really beautiful advice," told Vanity Fair that Lawrence said simply, "[The experience] will be the best thing that ever happened. But don't be an idiot, do a sex tape [or] do drugs. And go to Whole Foods when your movie opens."

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer Debuts

Originally posted 04/15/2013 09:30AM



Did you miss the debut of the trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Sunday's MTV Movie Awards? No problem – we've got you covered!

At more than 2-minutes long, the sneak peek at one of the year's most anticipated sequels – which iwon't be out until Nov. 22 – is jam-packed with exciting footage.

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