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Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Second Film Delivers Big Time

November 21st, 2013 12:00pm EST
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Once more we return to the 12th district in the dystopian world of Panem, ruled by the super evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland). 

After winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), along with her best friend and fake soul man Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), is about to go out on a victors tour.

Life is good for both Katniss and Peeta. They live in comfortable houses, have all the food they could possibly want, nice clothing and are the 'darlings' of Panem. Of course, there is a price for all of these goodies. They have to keep up the charade of being m...
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Jennifer Lawrence Expected Wardrobe Malfunctions In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Wetsuit

November 11th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence was terrified while taping The Hunger Games: Catching Fire because she thought her tight wetsuit might show more than she realized.

Jennifer told Marc Malkin of E! at a press event in Beverly Hills, "Honestly, I was expecting them to be horrible because the idea of being in a wetsuit for a whole movie sounds terrifying. But they actually were pretty comfortable once we found out you can actually pee through them—just go into the ocean and take care of your business."

So while Jennifer's bathroom worries were alleviated, the actress wasn't satisfied that her privacy would...
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Josh Hutcherson Says He's 'Mostly Straight'

October 10th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson doesn't consider sexuality a black and white issue and believes that it's possible he could be attracted to a man someday.

Even though he considers himself "100 percent straight" right now, he doesn't necessarily believe he will stay that way.

He told Out magazine, "I would probably list myself as mostly straight. Maybe I could say right now I'm 100 percent straight. But who knows? In a f**king year, I could meet a guy and be like, 'Whoa, I'm attracted to this person.' I've met guys all the time that I'm like, 'Damn, that's a good-looking guy, you know?' I've never been, l...
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Official Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Released At Comic Con

July 22nd, 2013 5:29pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The first official feature trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire made its debut Saturday night on Yahoo.com, arriving online shortly before it was revealed at Comic Con Saturday afternoon.

Several of the film's stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz, Jena Malone and director Francis Lawrence were on hand to present the trailer and discuss the film in front of 6000 fans.

Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the sequel, co-champion of the 74th Hunger Games along with Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson), and when she returns home after her victory sh...
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First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premieres During MTV Movie Awards (Watch It Here!)

April 15th, 2013 2:06pm EDT
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
During Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was unleashed, finally giving millions of fans a good look at the highly anticipated sequel.

Jennifer Lawrence returns as heroine Katniss Everdeen, who returns home to District 12 with fellow 74th Hunger Games winner Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Shortly after, the two embark on a "Victor's Tour" of the other districts and Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing that could free the 12 districts of Panem from the rule of the Capitol.

But the sinister President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has oth...
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Check Out All 11 'Capitol Portraits' From 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

March 13th, 2013 7:52pm EDT
Effie Trinket
The buzz is rapidly building for the second chapter in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, with 11 new "Capitol Portraits" of the key players in the story.

The nefarious President Snow (Donald Sutherland), Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), all return for the second film; along with Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth).

The portraits also focus on three new characters that will be pivotal to the story and it...
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Jennifer Lawrence Featured In New Character Portrait For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

March 6th, 2013 2:56pm EST
Katniss
Five new character posters for this fall's Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, have been released, the latest of which showcases Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in a long white gown with a wing-like design over her shoulders (if you want to know more about the dress, you'll have to pick up a copy of Suzanne Collins's book "Catching Fire," the second installment in "The Hunger Games" trilogy).

Also making appearances in the new promo portraits are Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), the head of Katniss' design team; TV talk show host Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci); Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks...
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Katniss And Peeta Embark On Their Victory Tour In Two New Movie Posters For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

February 26th, 2013 4:59pm EST
Catching Fire
Two new posters for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were recently released, showing Best Actress Oscar winner (Silver Linings Playbook) Jennifer Lawrence and co-star Josh Hutcherson as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark embarking on their "Victory Tour" of the 12 districts of Panem for winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games.

"The Capitol proudly announces the victors of the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen & Peeta Mellark, as they embark on this year’s Victory Tour!" the film's Facebook page reads. "Stay tuned to The Capitol PN for updates…"

The second book in Suzanne Collins's di...
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People's Choice Awards 2013 Fashion: Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock & More Sizzling Celebs!

January 10th, 2013 9:00am EST
2013 People's Choice Awards
Awards season has officially commenced! The People's Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and the red carpet was flooded with fashionable stars.

"The Hunger Games" dominated, picking up six trophies. Lead actress Jennifer Lawrence was named "Favorite Movie Actress" and "Favorite Face of Heroism." She showed off some thigh in a short black sequined dress.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" star Emma Watson wore a daring and colorful graphic cut-out mini dress, while Humanitarian award winner Sandra Bullock opted for a more traditional calf-length black and blue off th...
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The Top 10 Breakout Stars Of 2012

December 18th, 2012 4:07pm EST
Ginnifer Goodwin
With every year comes a new crop of stars appearing on our radar and making entertainment headlines. Some of them are new to the scene, but most are finally getting their big break after years of hard work. Here are the Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2012.

Ginnifer Goodwin: Ginnifer made waves starring in He's Just Not That into You and Big Love, but now she's star of TV hit Once Upon A Time, where she plays Snow White. Expect some huge roles soon.

Frank Ocean: Ocean has been behind many hits as a songwriter, haven written songs for Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy, and Beyoncé Knowles as...
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50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...
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Check Out 'The Hunger Games' On DVD & Blu-ray Aug. 18

August 17th, 2012 10:52am EDT
The Hunger Games
"The Hunger Games" finally arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 18 from Lionsgate. The film, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Suzanne Collins, was an international hit, making nearly $700,00,000 worldwide.

The action blockbuster earned a total of four honors at the MTV Movie Awards - Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence won top acting accolades, and Elizabeth Banks took home a trophy for "Best On-Screen Transformation." The film also earned the "Best Fight" accolade for Katniss and Peeta's fight against Cato.

The film centers on 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Lawren...
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Josh Hutcherson Prepares For Celeb Basketball Game

July 26th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Next month "The Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson will play at the first annual charity basketball game held in his name in Los Angeles.

The actor will battle it out against a group of fellow celebrities in the Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Charity Basketball Game.

Hutcherson hopes to raise funds for Straight But Not Narrow, an initiative promoting tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Hutcherson stars in the upcoming film "Red Dawn" in which a group of teenagers try to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. The film is a remake of the 1984 m...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast As Plutarch Heavensbee In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

July 9th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Lionsgate has just announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

The film will begin as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Soon the twosome must leave their families and close friends for a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Eventually, Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games - a competition t...
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Demi Lovato To Host Teen Choice Awards Later This Month

July 9th, 2012 11:10am EDT
Demi Lovato
New "The X Factor" judge Demi Lovato will host this year's Teen Choice Awards, which will air July 22 on Fox. Teen Choice 2012 celebrates the most popular teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web.

Those scheduled to appear include Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Ellen Degeneres, Zooey Deschanel, Tyler Posey, Gordon Ramsay, and Ashley Benson.

Performers will include Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, No Doubt and DJ Pauly D, who will serve as "Choice" DJ for the night.

Fans ages 13-19 are asked to vote once eac...
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MTV Movie Awards: Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Kristen Stewart & More Stars Rock The Red Carpet

June 4th, 2012 9:38am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Hunger Games" and the "Twilight" franchise took center stage at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, taking home four and two awards, respectively. But let's be honest - many also tuned in to see the fashion!

"Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson looked adorable in a short multi-colored dress, while Kristen Stewart was her usual quirky self in a silver, yellow and purple dress.

Jessica Biel channeled the 70s with stick straight hair and a white long-sleeved dress. Charlize Theron, whose film "Snow White And The Huntsman" dominated theaters over the weekend, looked amazing in a red strapless...
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'Hunger Games' Dominate The 2012 MTV Movie Awards

June 4th, 2012 8:10am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
The Hunger Games stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence have been crowned the king and queen of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards after landing the two top acting accolades on Sunday.

The action blockbuster earned a total of four honors, including Best On-Screen Transformation (Elizabeth Banks) and Best Fight, but the coveted Best Movie title went to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

The vampire franchise also claimed victory for Best Kiss - Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart made it four years in a row, but the 22-year-old beauty was left to collect the award on her own as the ...
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Check Out 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' On DVD, Blu-ray, Combo Pack & More June 5

May 26th, 2012 7:35am EDT
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Intrepid young explorer Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) traces a mysterious distress signal to a remote island that isn't on any map, and he embarks on a daring rescue mission while encountering a vast array of mythological creatures in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," a follow-up to 2008's "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

Joined by his new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson), an adventure-seeking helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman), and the pilot's headstrong daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), Sean navigates the crumbling stone corridors of Atlantis and comes face-to-face with bizarre life-fo...
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Josh Hutcherson Buys Heath Ledger's 'Tree House' In Hollywood Hills

May 23rd, 2012 9:04am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson has a new home in Hollywood Hills. "The Hunger Games" star purchased a two-bedroom house, which Heath Ledger shared with his ex-partner Michelle Williams.

The late Ledger reportedly bought the place, dubbed "The Tree House" by locals because of the dense foliage that surrounds it, from comedienne Ellen DeGeneres in 2005.

The home was put on the market last year for $3 million.

Hutcherson recently had surgery for a broken nose. He didn't elaborate about his injury when tweeting about the surgery earlier this month.
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Josh Hutcherson Undergoes Surgery For Broken Nose

May 15th, 2012 10:28am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson is nursing a bruised face after recovering from a nose job. On Monday "The Hunger Games" actor was photographed wearing a bandage across his black and blue face in Beverly Hills.

The 19 year old went under the knife after breaking his nose, but didn't elaborate about his injury when tweeting about the surgery earlier this month.

Instead, Hutcherson told fans he was keeping busy watching Jennifer Love Hewitt's TV show "The Client List" while recovering.

He wrote, "Just had surgery to fix my broken nose. Recovery sucks."
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Julianne Moore Challenges The Boy Scouts To Modernize Discriminatory Policies

May 11th, 2012 2:26pm EDT
Julianne Moore
Actress and humanitarian Julianne Moore has called on Boy Scouts officials in Ohio to reinstate a local mother who was ousted as a team leader because she's gay.

The Kids Are All Right star has thrown her support behind Jennifer Tyrrell, who was removed from her role as the head of her son's Cub Scout troop because of her sexual orientation last month.

Tyrrell subsequently launched an online petition calling for change in the organization's discriminatory policies to better embrace gay youths and community leaders and it soon boasted more than 300,000 signatures.

The cause also caught...
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Josh Hutcherson Gives Up On Tattoos

May 10th, 2012 6:37pm EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson has given up on plans to have any more tattoos because he fears movie bosses will stop hiring him if he covers himself in body art.

The Hunger Games hunk already has three designs inked on his body - a Libra sign on his wrist, an anchor on his torso and a ship on his back. However, he is planning to hold off going under the needle again until after he bags more screen roles.

He tells MTV News, "I need to have the kind of career Angelina Jolie has first. They're not gonna hire guys covered in tattoos. I need to make sure they hire me first."
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Josh Hutcherson Dating 'Victorious' Star Ariana Grande

May 2nd, 2012 10:10pm EDT
Josh Hutcherson
The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has found love with teenage actress Ariana Grande, according to a report.

The 19 year old has has fallen for the 18-year-old Victorious star, according to Life & Style magazine.

Sources tell the publication, "They've been seeing each other since the beginning of the year... They've been trying to keep it low-profile."
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MTV Movie Award Surprises: Can 'The Help' Beat 'Hunger Games?'

May 1st, 2012 3:30pm EDT
MTV Movie Award Surprises
The MTV Movie Awards have their finger on the pulse of 2011/2012 cinema with tons of nominations for The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. If they’re really current, Hunger Games will sweep but there are a few interesting surprises here too.

The Help is a nominee for best picture. Maybe it’ll be the dark horse winner and make up for losing the Oscar? Only if Hunger Games and Bridesmaids split the vote. It’s interesting that MTV acknowledges the popular historical drama, perhaps doing its part for civil rights education.

For best male performance, he...
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'The Hunger Games' And 'Bridesmaids' Top 2012 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

May 1st, 2012 8:22am EDT
The Hunger Games
Kristen Wiig will do battle with Jennifer Lawrence at the annual MTV Movie Awards after Bridesmaids and The Hunger Games scored eight nominations apiece.

The actresses will compete for Best Female Performance at the prizegiving, alongside Rooney Mara, Emma Stone and Emma Watson.

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are both up for Movie of the Year, but will face stiff competition from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Both films are also nominated in the Best Cast category and for the Best Breakthrough Performance, for B...
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Coachella 2012: Party Recaps And Highlights

April 23rd, 2012 4:34pm EDT
nicole scherzinger
Coachella 2012 has officially come to an end and we’re giving you a recap on which stars hit all the hottest parties.

Belvedere Music Lounge:

Kat Graham hit the stage with DJ Skeet Skeet at the backyard Mansion bash to perform her brand new single, “Put Your Graffiti On Me” which had Perez Hilton, Simon Rex and tons of party go’ers dancing. While the Belvedere was flowing, we grabbed Kat right off the stage to get her take on the 3-day music fest.

Watch!

The GUESS Hotel:

We saw some of Hollywood’s biggest names inside Coachella’s cutest boutique hotel. While Theophilus ...
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GLAAD Honors Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, 'Modern Family' & More

April 23rd, 2012 10:24am EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher stunned her transgender son Chaz Bono by presenting him with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The pop superstar joined Bono's stepmother Mary Bono Mack at the prizegiving in Los Angeles on Sunday and honored the gay rights activist, stating, "I'm here because Chaz has the most courage of almost anyone I know. The other day I was having a big meltdown (like you do) and Chaz said, 'Are you going to come to the (event),' and I went, 'Chaz, you know, I'm not doing well right now'.

"He texted me and said, 'I turned into a very understanding, smart man and...
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Josh Hutcherson Eager To Work With 'Catching Fire' Director Francis Lawrence

April 22nd, 2012 10:16pm EDT
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson is supporting director Francis Lawrence, who is set to replace Gary Ross at the helm of the film adaptation of Catching Fire, the second book in Suzanne Collins' hit trilogy.

After the director and producers couldn't come to an agreement over scheduling the film's shoot led to Ross leaving the franchise, Lawrence was named his replacement late last week.

And after initially saying that no one could ever fill Ross's shoes, Hutcherson has now gone back on his words, and is now even eager to start working with the new helmer.

"Gary Ross was the best gu...
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Gay Rights Advocate Josh Hutcherson: 'I Had Two Uncles Die From AIDS'

April 19th, 2012 12:54pm EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Actor Josh Hutcherson has revealed his secret family heartache - two male relatives died from AIDS when he was a baby.

Two of Hutcherson's uncles were homosexual and HIV-positive, and their untimely deaths came soon after the actor was born.

The Hunger Games star, an outspoken advocate of gay rights, tells E! Online, "They were in their early thirties, in great shape, but unfortunately they were taken away from us too soon. Both passed away at about the time I was born."

Hutcherson works closely with the Straight But Not Narrow campaign - a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender suppo...
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Josh Hutcherson Adopts Rescued Pit Bull Puppy

April 19th, 2012 8:55am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson has become the latest star to adopt a rescue dog.

The actor is now the proud owner of a pit bull puppy named Driver, who was dumped at an animal shelter in Downey, California.

Driver had to undergo surgery for a broken femur before leaving the rescue center, but Hutcherson insists his new pooch is recovering well.

He tells EOnline.com, "He's literally the most well-behaved dog you have ever met. For a puppy, he doesn't chew things up, he's already almost housebroken and he's only eight weeks old. He's incredible. He's doing great. His eyes are like th...
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