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Originally posted 12/07/2012 06:45AM
Mindy Kaling is one confident lady!
The poised star of The Mindy Project looked pretty in pink on Wednesday as she stood in front a huge room full of people and admitted, "I love praise."
Conducting the opening statements at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, which honored Diane Keaton, Kaling said praising the Academy Award-winning actress "is enjoyable because she is so self-deprecating. She literally invented the art of gracefully deflecting praise. I could learn something from her."
Originally posted 11/13/2012 01:00PM
Peeta blazed the trail, and now it's catching fire.
Following in the footsteps of their Hunger Games costar Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks ditched the dystopian universe for some time with dolphins.
During three separate visits to Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium last month, the actors, in town filming Hunger Games: Catching Fire, were treated to exclusive meet-and-greets with marine mammals.
On Oct. 14, Lawrence donned a wetsuit to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and zebra sharks at the Journey with Gentle Giants exhibit. While she was instructed not to touch the creatures, she swam the perimeter and got up close and personal with several whale sharks.
Originally posted 11/14/2012 12:00PM
Magnus Mitchell was born via gestational surrogate and joins elder brother Felix at home, the actress announces
Originally posted 08/21/2012 06:00AM
Elizabeth Banks made a new pal recently.
The Hunger Games star met Andrew Garfield when she attended KCRW radio's intimate Regina Spektor show at a private venue in Los Angeles.
"Elizabeth introduced herself to Andrew at the end of the show," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They shook hands and talked for a bit."
According to the observer, the two stars were delights to have on the premises.
"There were some young girls in the audience and a couple of them went up to Andrew to say hi, and he was incredibly sweet to them," the source says. "Elizabeth was sweet, too. She met [two young girls] and couldn't have been nicer."
– Michael Fleeman and Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 07/31/2012 06:00AM
It was all about the ladies for Elizabeth Banks on Thursday night.
The Hunger Games star took in a relaxing evening filled with fashion at an intimate Dannijo and Tucker Tea event at a private home in Beverly Hills.
Joined by pals Maria Menounos and Minnie Driver, the trio "sipped on wine and tried on jewels and clothing all throughout the night," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Everyone was in good spirits. It was a very lighthearted, mellow evening."
Mandy Moore, Kathleen Robertson, Dita Von Teese, Whitney Port, Jordana Brewster and Judy Greer were also among the women in attendance who hung out poolside at the early evening fte.
This was a busy week for Driver, who just one day earlier, hosted an Olympics-themed private dinner event in Beverly Hills with Beefeater Gin, in honor of her British roots.
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 05/28/2012 12:45PM
So much for a lazy summer day.
While marking Memorial Day (and the unofficial start of the season!) with her son, Felix, Elizabeth Banks wasn't taking advantage of her time off.
"Doesn't my kid realize it's a holiday and he can sleep in?" the Hunger Games actress, 38, who welcomed her little one in 2011 via a surrogate, Tweeted Monday. "Dude, it's Memorial Day. Chill out and re-laxxxx. #babies."
Originally posted 01/05/2012 05:55AM
Hunger Games star (and new mom) Elizabeth Banks started off her year on a healthy note during lunch at Fig & Olive in Los Angeles. The actress, in oversized blue shades, dined on the special zucchini carpaccio, one of the restaurant's signature dishes, as well as a olive oil-based crostini.
Originally posted 11/16/2011 10:00AM
It's the pink hair that did it.
For Elizabeth Banks, playing Effie Trinket in the upcoming screen version of The Hunger Games first clicked into place thanks to the character's signature cotton-candy coif.
"I would be in the hair and makeup trailer and I was Elizabeth, and then the wig went on and very suddenly I was Effie," says Banks, 37. "Every day I would have that aha moment, like, 'We did it! We found Effie!' "
In the best-selling The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Effie serves as a publicity agent of sorts for the Games, a cruel arena battle that pits youths, called "tributes," against each other in a televised fight to the death. The movie opens March 23.
Originally posted 10/28/2011 03:00PM
Fans of The Hunger Games already got a sneak peek in May, of Jennifer Lawrence bringing her character Katniss Everdeen to life in the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's best-selling novel.
Now, with five months until the film's anticipated March 23 release, eight promotional posters have been released with the faces of Lawrence and the seven other main characters: Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne; Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark; Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket; Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy; Amandla Stenberg as Rue; Alexander Ludwig as Cato; and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna.
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 04/28/2011 02:30PM
Elizabeth Banks is joining the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the sci-fi novel The Hunger Games.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin actress, 37, broke the news on Twitter.
"I can now confirm I'm EFFIE TRINKET in The Hunger Games," Banks wrote. "So excited!"
Always on time, Effie is very strict about manners. But despite her seemingly serious demeanor, she has bright pink hair.
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