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MTV Movie Award Surprises: Can 'The Help' Beat 'Hunger Games?'

5/1/2012 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...

'The Hunger Games' And 'Bridesmaids' Top 2012 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

5/1/2012 8:22am EDT
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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...

Coachella 2012: Party Recaps And Highlights

4/23/2012 4:34pm EDT
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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.


The GUESS Hotel:

We saw some of Hollywood’s biggest names inside Coachella’s cutest boutique hotel. While Theophilus ...

GLAAD Honors Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, 'Modern Family' & More

4/23/2012 10:24am EDT
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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...

Josh Hutcherson Eager To Work With 'Catching Fire' Director Francis Lawrence

4/22/2012 10:16pm EDT
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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...

Gay Rights Advocate Josh Hutcherson: 'I Had Two Uncles Die From AIDS'

4/19/2012 12:54pm EDT
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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...

Josh Hutcherson Adopts Rescued Pit Bull Puppy

4/19/2012 8:55am EDT
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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, "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...

Josh Hutcherson Defends Co-Star Over Underage Drinking Controversy

4/12/2012 7:53pm EDT
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Actor Alexander Ludwig's The Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson has defended the teenager after he was kicked out of a Los Angeles club, insisting American politicians need to review underage drinking laws.

The 19-year-old sparked an investigation into security policies at The Sayers Room after he was spotted leaving the over-21 club on Tuesday night.

A representative for the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has confirmed agents are looking into the matter - because the actor is too young to even get into the venue.

Club bosses insist the actor was asked to leave whe...

Judd Apatow To Be Honored CinemaCon Film Convention

4/12/2012 9:25am EDT
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Judd Apatow's career will be celebrated at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention after he was unveiled as the recipient of an Excellence in Filmmaking award.

The director/producer will receive the prestigious prize at the annual CinemaCon convention later this month, while actor Taylor Kitsch has been named the Male Star of Tomorrow.

Praising the duo, CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser says, "Judd Apatow has written, directed and or produced many (of) this moviegoing generation's most memorable and entertaining comedies."

"Having impressed television audiences with his engros...

'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson's New Movie Opens In 10 Cities

4/11/2012 2:15pm EDT
Josh Hutcherson’s last movie opened worldwide and has broken box office records. Before he made The Hunger Games, Josh Hutcherson starred in and executive produced the indie movie Detention. This weekend the film opens in 10 cities – AMC Theaters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Halifax.

Team Peeta might be interested in his new character, the cool high school kid Clapton Davis. “I would never get to play Clapton Davis in a big budget studio film,” Hutcherson said. “So there’s a lot of characters that you...

Director Gary Ross Confirms 'Hunger Games' Departure

4/11/2012 8:03am EDT
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The Hunger Games filmmaker Gary Ross has confirmed he will not direct the second installment in the much-hyped franchise.

Industry reports suggest Ross has walked away from the hit franchise following a much-publicized pay dispute.

One of the film's stars, Josh Hutcherson, previously claimed Ross was unlikely to leave as he was "the only one that could ever direct the second one."

Nevertheless, the moviemaker has announced he will bow out of the series, insisting he doesn't have the time to ensure the sequel is completed to his satisfaction.

In a statement, Ross says, "Despite recen...

Josh Hutcherson Lands Next Mega Star Honor At 2012 NewNowNext Awards

4/6/2012 8:59am EDT
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Josh Hutcherson has been tipped as Hollywood's next big star after winning the top prize at the NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

The Hunger Games actor landed the Next Mega Star accolade at the glitzy ceremony, seeing off competition from Elizabeth Olsen, New Girl's Lizzy Caplan, Parenthood star Michael B. Jordan and actress Emily VanCamp.

The show, hosted by reality TV star Kelly Osbourne, also feted Glee star Naya Rivera (the Cause Your Hot prize), upcoming blockbuster The Avengers (Next Must-See Movie) and British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch (Brink of Fame, Music ...

Katy Perry, Selena Gomez & More Get Leggy On The Red Carpet At Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (See Pics & Full List Of Winners)

4/1/2012 12:00pm EDT
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Mega-stars including Katy Perry, Tim Tebow, Taylor Lautner, Big Time Rush, Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart, LMFAO and Justin Bieber reigned as this year's favorites, winning top honors at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards live telecast, Saturday, March 31, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).

Hosted by international superstar, and 10-time KCA winner Will Smith, the awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids' top choices in television, movies, music and sports were revealed through a flying blimp, silver robot and sword swallower. Smith ...

'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson Not Wild About 'Peeniss' Nickname

3/29/2012 8:56am EDT
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"The Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson has been left far from impressed by fans' clever wordplay on posters at the film's premieres because some have dubbed the movie's lead couple 'Peeniss.'

The actor plays Peeta Mellark in the hit film and co-star Jennifer Lawrence portrays heroine Katniss Everdeen, and devotees have combined the characters' names to create one new moniker.

Hutcherson explains, "People like to combine names, like Brangelina, and Peeta and Katniss can lead to 'Peeniss.' We had girls come up to us when we were doing signings...and they would say, 'I love Peeniss'...What ...

Josh Hutcherson Named Cinemacon's Breakthrough Performer Of The Year

3/28/2012 12:25pm EDT
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The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson is set to be recognized as Hollywood's top emerging talent at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention.

The 19 year old has more than 20 film credits to his name, and he's been unveiled as the recipient of the Breakthrough Performer of the Year award at the annual CinemaCon convention on April 26th..

CinemaCon's Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser says, "With an already impressive resume of films under his belt, Hutcherson is one of the most accomplished young actors of his time."

"With the release of The Hunger Games, Hutcherson is poised to take the m...

'The Hunger Games' Slays Competition To Break U.S. Box Office Records

3/25/2012 6:53pm EDT
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The Hunger Games has raced to the top of the U.S. box office with a record-breaking opening weekend gross of $155 million.

The much hyped action movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, became the most popular midnight opener ever for a non-sequel when it debuted in the U.S. with a stunning $19.7 million in the early hours of Friday, and its winning streak continued throughout the weekend.

The whopping opening weekend takings have catapulted The Hunger Games in to the record books once again, making it the biggest non-sequel film to ever open at number one.


Josh Hutcherson Organizing Hometown 'Hunger Games' Premiere

3/22/2012 8:06am EDT
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Josh Hutcherson is eager to avoid overlooking his family and friends as he is swept up in The Hunger Games mania, so he has organized a special screening of the film in his hometown.

The actor is on the verge of superstardom thanks to his role as Peeta Mellark in the highly-anticipated movie, which is adapted from the hugely successful books by Suzanne Collins.

Despite having a huge number of premieres to attend around the world, Hutcherson has organized his own screening in his native Union, Kentucky for his inner circle when the movie opens over the weekend.

He tells Access Hollywoo...

Two Jews' Review & Recommend 'The Hunger Games' But Felt Fight Scenes Lacking (Video)

3/21/2012 1:00pm EDT
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Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: I'm sure by now almost everyone is familiar with the story of 'The Hunger Games.' The book was the first in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins and all three novels have been on the bestseller list for several years.

But for those people unfamiliar with the story of Katniss Everdeen, the 16 year old girl who competes in The Hunger Games, the time is the future.

North America is no more. Instead we have a nation known as Panem which is broken down into 12 districts. These districts exist to provide goods for the wealthy people living in the ...

Jennifer Lawrence Makes Fans Green With Envy In Low-Cut Dress At NYC 'Hunger Games' Premiere

3/21/2012 10:30am EDT
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Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence promoted "The Hunger Games" at Barnes & Noble and attended the film's premiere in New York City yesterday.

The actress was a showstopper in a green low-cut pleated dress.

She recently told Starpulse how she prepared for the role of Katniss Everdeen: "Physically it was a lot of training: running, free running which is like agility, combat, climbing, archery, and yoga."

The movie centers on a 16-year-old girl who must compete in a televised tournament in which 24 teens from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death. It opens in theaters on Friday.

10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

3/20/2012 11:00am EDT
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2012 is shaping up to be a very literate year in motion pictures. Over 30 films on the release schedule are based on books, short stories or comic books. Below are 10 of the most notable.


Based on: Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

Basic plot: A guy who works at a homeless shelter finds his estranged, alcoholic, deadbeat dad wandering in one night.

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Weitz

Why it’ll make you thankful: I’m guessing your father isn’t in a homeless shelter…

Release date: Opened March 2 (limited)


'The Hunger Games' Is Set To Become The Next Big Movie Phenomenon

3/18/2012 9:00am EDT
People Magazine
With more than 26 million books in print followed by pandemonium at the film premiere of The Hunger Games, fans everywhere are obsessed with the tale of a brave girl in a bleak future world. This week's issue of PEOPLE talks to the young soon-to-be superstars of the action series that sparked a worldwide phenomenon – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, as they brace for Twilight-level fame. "I did indies and I was in X-Men, but that was a franchise that I just joined at the end," says 21-year-old Lawrence, who plays teenage heroine Katniss Everdeen. "This is like 'N S...

'The Hunger Games' Cast Is Gorgeous In Germany

3/16/2012 4:08pm EDT
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Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson attended the premiere of "The Hunger Games" ("Die Tribute von Panem") in Berlin, Germany, today.

The ladies have been wowing fans with their fashion choices this week. Elizabeth has opted for bright sequined gowns, while Jennifer chose gold and black looks for the U.S., British and Paris premieres. Jen opted for a bright red lace dress to wear in Germany.

Jennifer, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the film, recently confessed she's scared of the fan reaction when she attends Comic-Con in the summer. She told People maga...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Scared Of Getting Killed At Comic-Con

3/16/2012 9:47am EDT
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Jennifer Lawrence is dreading attending the 2012 Comic-Con event to promote her highly-anticipated new movie "The Hunger Games" because she fears the franchise's "crazy" fanbase will trample her to death.

The beauty will join her movie co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson at the world's biggest comic book convention in San Diego, California in July, but Lawrence admits the frenzy surrounding the movie adaptations of Suzanne Collins' novels has already scared her off.

She tells People magazine, "I did indies (independent films) and I was in X-Men, but that was a franchise that I jus...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Golden & Miley Cyrus Shows Some Skin At 'Hunger Games' Premiere (Photos)

3/13/2012 8:39am EDT
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The new generation of Hollywood showed up to "The Hunger Games" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. Jennifer Lawrence dominated the red carpet in a striking gold floor-length gown while Miley Cyrus wore a black belly baring skirt and bustier-like ensemble.

"The Hunger Games" is the new "Twilight" for young fans. Based on a popular young-adult novel, the film centers on 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), who must compete in a televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death. The movie hits theaters March 23.

Fun fact: Lawrence gave co-star J...

Watch 'The Hunger Games' Official Red Carpet Premiere Today At 5:30 PM Pacific Time

3/12/2012 7:30pm EDT
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Yahoo! Movies in conjunction with Lionsgate®, presents the official live stream of the red carpet World Premiere of the highly anticipated film "The Hunger Games," today at 5:30p.m.

Watch the stars arrive, check out their fashion choices and listen to interviews with a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past upr...

Josh Hutcherson Wants People To Know 'Being Gay Is Totally Cool'

3/2/2012 9:01am EST
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Josh Hutcherson has teamed up with actor pal Avan Jogia to help him combat homophobia among teenagers.

The young star, who will lead the cast of the upcoming "The Hunger Games," is among the young celebrities promoting Jogia's campaign as part of his Straight But Not Narrow organization.

He'll take part in a series of public service announcements urging heterosexual youths to be more understanding towards gay friends and schoolmates.

He says, "To have a manly guy come out and say, 'Yeah guys, being gay is totally cool...' I think this is getting the message out there that it makes you mo...

Jennifer Lawrence Gave 'Hunger Games' Co-Star Josh Hutcherson A Concussion

3/1/2012 11:56am EST
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Josh Hutcherson was forced to seek medical attention after Jennifer Lawrence kicked him "right in the temple" on the set of The Hunger Games.

The actor managed to avoid injury while shooting stunts for the action-packed blockbuster, but he ended up with concussion while playing around with Lawrence when the cameras weren't rolling.

He tells E! Online, "The only time I got hurt was when I got kicked in the side of the head by Jennifer. We were hanging out and she was like, 'I can kick over your head' and I was like, 'No way.' She said, 'Watch!' But then she kicked me right in the temple....

Josh Hutcherson And Elizabeth Olsen Nominated For The NewNowNext Awards

2/28/2012 1:28pm EST
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Josh Hutcherson and Elizabeth Olsen are among the Hollywood newcomers set to do battle for a top prize at the annual NewNowNext Awards.

The Hunger Games' Hutcherson will go up against Mary-Kate and Ashley's younger sister, as well as fellow up-and-coming stars Lizzy Caplan, Michael B. Jordan and Emily VanCamp, for the Next Mega Star trophy.

In the music category, the acts competing for the Brink-of-Fame prize include British singers Jessie J, Rebecca Ferguson and Neon Hitch, as well as rappers Azealia Banks and Childish Gambino, and rockers FUN.

The Cause You're Hot award will be a co...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Safe House,' 'The Vow'& More

2/6/2012 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
It turned out that my initial optimism about “The Woman in Black” last week was for naught. Unfortunately it is a ridiculous horror movie that made me laugh much more than it actually scared me. For more on why I thought it was silly, check out my review.

This week in theaters, there will be a nice mix of action, romance, adventure, and drama. You’ll have the chance to see Denzel Washington’s action thriller “Safe House,” the tragic Rachel McAdams romance picture “The Vow,” the lighthearted adventure film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” the Woody Harrelson Los Angeles cop drama “R...

Check Out The Second Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games'

2/5/2012 1:45pm EST
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The wait is almost over for the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins best selling teen novel The Hunger Games, and now there's a newly released second trailer to add to all the excitement.

The new spot, which will air during the Super Bowl, reveals more of the film's futuristic look, from glimpses of Panem's capital city ('The Capitol') to creepy characters who live to watch teenagers kill each other in a controlled habitat.

"Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and gir...