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Jennifer Lawrence Weighs In on Miley Cyrus and Sexualization in Hollywood | Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Miley Cyrus, Body Image: 'For Some Disgusting Reason, Young Sex Sells'

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.

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Jennifer Lawrence Comforts Crying Fan at Hunger Games Premiere | Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence Comforts Crying Fan at Hunger Games Premiere

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.

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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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Why Did Jennifer Lawrence Cut Her Hair? 'It Just Couldn't Get Any Uglier' | Jennifer Lawrence

Why Did Jennifer Lawrence Cut Her Hair? 'It Just Couldn't Get Any Uglier'

Originally posted 11/08/2013 08:30AM

The star shares the surprising reason for her new look

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Josh Hutcherson: Jennifer Lawrence Is a 'Great Kisser' | Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson: Jennifer Lawrence Is a 'Great Kisser'

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.

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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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Andy Samberg, Sam Claflin & More Top This Year's PEOPLE's Ones to Watch

PEOPLE's Ones to Watch: Andy Samberg, Sam Claflin & More Top This Year's List

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."

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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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