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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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Woody Harrelson & Alicia Silverstone's 'Shocking' Experience with David Blaine | Alicia Silverstone, David Blaine, Woody Harrelson

UpdatePosted 10/10/2012 06:00AM

Woody Harrelson & Alicia Silverstone's 'Shocking' Experience with David Blaine

Originally posted 10/10/2012 06:00AM

Electrifying!

Alicia Silverstone and Woody Harrelson both experienced the magic of David Blaine's Electrified: One Million Volts Always On in New York City this weekend.

Operating on no food or sleep, wearing a chainmail bodysuit and surrounded by over one million volts of electricity (with Intel Ultrabooks controlling the voltage), the illusionist defied death by undergoing electric shock treatment for three days at Pier 54.

Silverstone and Harrelson both brought their significant others to witness Blaine in person.

"They had an incredible time and stayed for a while watching David interact with the crowd," a source tells PEOPLE.

Harrelson couldn't get enough of Blaine's latest performance.

"He said it was a stunning experience and he came back three more times throughout the weekend," the source adds.
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The Hunger Games Premiere: Live-Streaming Coverage

Originally posted 03/12/2012 07:30PM



Your hunger will finally be satisfied.

PEOPLE has live-streaming coverage from the red carpet of The Hunger Games premiere, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and other stars will turn out at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles to launch the highly anticipated movie version of Suzanne Collins's bestseller.

And be sure to take the PEOPLE poll on your favorite Hunger Games leading man vying for Katniss's heart.

The Hunger Games opens March 23.

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PHOTOS: See the Main Characters of The Hunger Games | Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games Character Posters Released

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.
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Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson's Night of Reggae Dancing | Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson

Caught in the Act

Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson's Night of Reggae Dancing

Originally posted 03/26/2010 06:00AM

• They're best buds and concert buddies: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were singing along, clapping and swaying to the music at the Roxy in L.A., where reggae artist Mishka, who's signed to McConaughey's j.k. livin label, was performing. The actors were spotted in the VIP area – but McConaughey made his way to the stage at one point, leaving his friend behind. Says an onlooker: "[Matthew] was in his own world dancing and grooving to every song."

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Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson's Night of Reggae Dancing | Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act!

Originally posted 03/26/2010 06:00AM

• They're best buds and concert buddies: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were singing along, clapping and swaying to the music at the Roxy in L.A., where reggae artist Mishka, who's signed to McConaughey's j.k. livin label, was performing. The actors were spotted in the VIP area – but McConaughey made his way to the stage at one point, leaving his friend behind. Says an onlooker: "[Matthew] was in his own world dancing and grooving to every song."

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Gabourey Sidibe: From $2 a Day to Best Actress | Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Gabourey Sidibe

Independent Spirit Awards 2010

Gabourey Sidibe: From $2 a Day to Independent Spirit Awards Win

Originally posted 03/06/2010 01:30AM

Who knew how far $2 could go? Gabourey Sidibe's mom, who used to pay her daughter that amount each day to attend school, does now.

"I saved up my money for a week so I could see Welcome to the Dollhouse," Sidibe, the Independent Spirit Awards' best female lead winner, said in her beaming acceptance speech Friday night. She excitedly explained that it was the first film that made her think: "I could do that." A notion that gave birth to her own independent spirit and an Oscar-nominated performance in her first film, Precious.

Her costar Mo'Nique credited their "low-budget, independent film's" leaders for teaching her how to bring her A-game and score yet another trophy this awards season for best supporting female.

But it wasn't all about the best feature film of the year, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire. Crazy Heart star Jeff Bridges continued his winning streak for best male lead, exclaiming to his wife that his Spirit award trophy would "really tie the room together!" He explained to PEOPLE after that it was his "little nod to The Dude."

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QUOTED: Sean Penn Says Woody Harrelson Deserves a Big Nod for The Messenger

QUOTED: Sean Penn Says Woody Harrelson Deserves a Big Nod for The Messenger

Originally posted 03/02/2010 03:30PM

"The Messenger is one of those rare platforms for a familiar American actor to reinvent himself. Woody Harrelson conjures a heart and presence of previously untapped immensity and emotional power. He deserves a BIG nod. He's done the hardest thing an actor can do. He's made something new."

• Sean Penn praising Harrelson, who is nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, on the last day of Oscar voting.

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, and televised live on ABC beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET.

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Woody's Mom Finally Approves! | Woody Harrelson

Oscars 2010

Woody's Mom Finally Approves!

Originally posted 02/23/2010 11:55AM

However the Academy rates his work in The Messenger, Woody Harrelson has already earned one very special endorsement: that of his mother Diane.

In an interview set to air Wednesday, Harrelson, 48, tells Ellen DeGeneres that his mom was thrilled that he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination this year.

"I got a note from my mom, and she said, 'You finally arrived. You've been nominated in the same category with Christopher Plummer,' " Harrelson says on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "So, I got my mom's approval, which is enough, you know what I mean? I don't need a statue."

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Woody Explains Airport 'Zombie Attack' | Woody Harrelson

Woody Explains Airport 'Zombie Attack'

Originally posted 04/11/2009 02:00PM

"I wrapped a movie called Zombieland, in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie."

• Woody Harrelson defends his clash with a photographer at New York's LaGuardia airport Wednesday night as a case of mistaken identity, in a statement issued Friday by his publicist.

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