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Real-Life Hunger Games! Jennifer Lawrence Swims with Sharks | Jennifer Lawrence

UpdatePosted 11/16/2012 01:00PM

Hunger Games Stars Visit the Georgia Aquarium

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.

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Josh Hutcherson Makes a Splash with Dolphin at Georgia Aquarium | Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson Makes a Splash with Dolphin at Georgia Aquarium

Originally posted 10/11/2012 09:00AM

Josh Hutcherson is ditching the dystopian world for dolphins!

While on a break from filming the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire in Atlanta on Oct. 6, the actor visited the Georgia Aquarium and got an exclusive introduction to an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin by trainer Lisa Mignogna.

Being Peeta definitely has its perks: During Hutcherson's four-hour visit with members of the film's crew, he was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the park's main attractions after-hours. He saw African penguins, beluga whales, sea otters and zebra sharks, among other creatures, and marveled at the size of the whale sharks.

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Poor Josh! First Shot of The Hunger Games Star Post-Surgery

Josh Hutcherson Steps Out After His Nose Job

Originally posted 05/14/2012 04:15PM

He's survived a spear in the leg in The Hunger Games – and it looks like Josh Hutcherson isn't letting his recent real-life surgery keep him down either.

The bandage-sporting teen star stepped out Monday in Beverly Hills, reportedly to visit his doctor, after undergoing a procedure on his nose recently.

"Just had surgery to fix my broken nose," the actor Tweeted on May 9. But luckily he found some entertainment as he convalesced – Tweeting at Jennifer Love Hewitt about enjoying her Lifetime television show.

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Hunger Games vs. Bridesmaids: Who Will Win Big at MTV Movie Awards?

MTV Movie Awards: Hunger Games and Bridesmaids Lead Nominations

Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:30AM

In her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence takes on blood-thirsty mutts and killer bees (not to mention the expert Careers with killer instincts and good looks).

But can she take on the funny ladies of Bridesmaids?

Her bow and arrow won't help her much when her film goes head-to-head with the ensemble comedy at this year's MTV Movie Awards, where both The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are nominated eight times (for movie of the year, best cast and breakthrough performance, among other categories).

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What Hollywood Will Dine on at White House Correspondents' Dinner | Barack Obama

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White House Correspondents' Dinner: See the Menu

Originally posted 04/27/2012 11:30AM

When Hollywood descends on Washington for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, stars like George Clooney and Charlize Theron will have plenty to chew over as host Jimmy Kimmel roasts the room.

The White House Correspondent's Association has selected three courses prepared by the executive chef of the Washington Hilton, Andre Coté, and here's a look at the menu, courtesy of POLITICO.

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PHOTO: Cher and Chaz Bono Step Out Together | Chaz Bono, Cher

UpdatePosted 04/22/2012 05:15PM

Cher Surprises Chaz Bono at the GLAAD Awards

Originally posted 04/22/2012 03:00PM

Chaz Bono was in good company at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night.

His mom Cher showed up to support her son at the event in Los Angeles.

"So much fun at Glaad awards!" the singer Tweeted. "I really surprised Chaz! HE was adorable,Said wow mom i was so surprised i forgot what i was going 2say!"

Bono, who was the first transgender contestant on Dancing with the Stars, was honored for his OWN documentary, Becoming Chaz, and with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given by GLAAD to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender entertainer for promoting equality.

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Hunger Games Sequel Director Is Named

Francis Lawrence to Direct Hunger Games Sequel: Report

Originally posted 04/20/2012 09:50AM

There's a new Head Gamemaker in town.

Director Francis Lawrence reportedly has been tapped to helm Catching Fire, the sequel to reigning box-office blockbuster The Hunger Games.

Lawrence, who last directed Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in 2011's Water for Elephants, won the job after Games director Gary Ross dropped out, citing time constraints due to the sequel's "fixed and tight production schedule."

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Peeta's Got a Pet: Josh Hutcherson Adopts Rescue Puppy! | Josh Hutcherson

UpdatePosted 04/18/2012 05:30PM

Josh Hutcherson Adopts Rescued Pit Bull Puppy

Originally posted 04/18/2012 01:00PM

Josh Hutcherson has found a new snuggle buddy.

The Hunger Games star, 19, recently adopted a 3-month-old blue pit bull, which he named Driver.

"Thanks to Josh, he now has a full stomach, warm bed and a loving owner," reads a post on Hutcherson's official Facebook fan page, which announced the news.

Driver and Hutcherson found each other when rescue group Hands Paws Hearts pulled the dog out of a municipal Los Angeles County shelter, as first reported by TooFab.com. The puppy, who has two missing toes, had been dropped off as a stray.

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The Hunger Games Lives Up to the Hype: PEOPLE Review

The Hunger Games Lives Up to the Hype: PEOPLE Review

Originally posted 03/20/2012 06:00AM

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Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence's) life was difficult enough before she was forced to try to kill 23 other children on national television.

Fatherless and starving in District 12, the mining center of dystopian future world Panem, she takes her little sister Prim's (Willow Shields's) place as a tribute, fighting to the death in an elaborate spectacle broadcast as a reality show.

To add poison to the sting, Katniss is expected to kill her own teammate, Peeta (The Kids Are All Right's charming Josh Hutcherson), a sweet boy who has a crush on her.

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Behind The Scenes on The Hunger Games

Behind The Scenes on The Hunger Games

Originally posted 03/14/2012 08:00AM



It's Game time!

After months of anticipation, endless fan discussion and a pandemonium-producing premiere, the first Hunger Games film is finally arriving in theaters on March 23. The fans are ready – but are the stars?

"It still hasn't sunk in," Jennifer Lawrence, who plays series' heroine Katniss Everdeen, tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.

The 21-year-old actress also shares how she bonded off-set in North Carolina with leading men Josh Hutcherson, 19, and Liam Hemsworth, 22.

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