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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...
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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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Lenny Kravitz To Play Marvin Gaye In 'Midnight Love'

November 20th, 2012 7:11pm EST
Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz has reportedly been tapped to portray Marvin Gaye in filmmaker Julien Temple's forthcoming biopic.

The controversial British director stepped in to revive the project last year after both Cameron Crowe and F. Gary Gray abandoned plans to bring the soul legend's life story to the big screen, and now Kravitz has been cast as the music icon, according to London newspaper The Evening Standard.

The American Woman hit-maker has already proved his acting chops with small roles in Precious and The Hunger Games, but if the rumors are true, this will mark his debut as a leading man....
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Mariah Carey Wants Lenny Kravitz On 'Idol'

August 21st, 2012 4:49pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is lobbying American Idol producers to hire her rocker pal Lenny Kravitz to join her on the judging panel of the reality show instead of rapper Nicki Minaj.

New reports on Monday suggested rapper Minaj was close to signing a deal with TV bosses to help pick out aspiring singers on the upcoming 12th season of the program.

However, it appears Carey isn't too enthusiastic on the double female combination and she has proposed her own suggestions for the spare seat at the judge's table.

After hearing the Minaj gossip, the Heartbreaker hit-maker took to her Twitter.com blog and...
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Celebrity Fans Pay Tribute To 'Jeffersons' Star Sherman Hemsley

July 25th, 2012 9:01am EDT
Sherman Hemsley
Following his death on Tuesday, many celebrities paid tribute to "The Jeffersons" star Sherman Hemsley, including Josh Duhamel, Kevin Smith, Denise Richards and Lenny Kravitz.

Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas, from apparent natural causes. He was most famous for his role as George Jefferson in sitcom "All in the Family" and spin-off series, "The Jeffersons," which featured a predominantly black cast.

Kravitz, whose late mother Roxie Roker was Hemsley's co-star on "The Jeffersons," wrote, "Rest in peace Sherman Hemsley. You are legendary. Your contribution changed the fabric of A...
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George Clooney's Ex Elisabetta Canalis Dating Lenny Kravitz?

July 8th, 2012 7:00pm EDT
Elisabetta Canalis
George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has sparked speculation she is dating rocker Lenny Kravitz after they were reportedly spotted looking close backstage at his recent show.

The singer was performing at the 123 Festival in Ibiza earlier this month, and he sent gossips into a spin when he was seen with Italian actress/model Canalis, who watched his set from the side of the stage.

A source told Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper, "Lenny and Elisabetta arrived together and were seen looking cosy in the VIP area. They seemed to be getting on really well..."

Kravitz admitted las...
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Lenny Kravitz Designs Footwear Collection

May 24th, 2012 7:16pm EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Singer/actor Lenny Kravitz can add footwear designer to his resume after creating a new line for TOMS Shoes.

The espadrilles initially reminded Kravitz of "the shoes my mom would wear in the '70s," but his actress daughter Zoe urged him to sign up for the collaboration as she's a big fan of TOMS flats.

And after learning bosses at the firm donate shoes to needy children for every pair sold, he jumped at the chance to get involved.

The rocker reworked the brand's signature slip-ons by incorporating different patterns, including one print that features lyrics from his song Let Love Rule....
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Jennifer Lawrence Showered Naked In Front Of Zoe Kravitz

March 29th, 2012 8:43am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Zoe Kravitz was shocked the first time she visited new best friend Jennifer Lawrence at her apartment because "The Hunger Games" star stripped in front of her and started shaving her legs.

Kravitz agreed to meet up with Lawrence when the two were cast in the "X-Men: First Class" movie but had no idea she'd be seeing so much of the young star.

Kravitz, the daughter of Lawrence's "The Hunger Games" co-star Lenny Kravitz, tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I'd met her a few times, and she was like, 'You should come over and we'll hang out.' So I go over to her apartment, and she opens the door i...
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'The Hunger Games' Slays Competition To Break U.S. Box Office Records

March 25th, 2012 6:53pm EDT
The Hunger Games
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.

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Bisexual Dancer Friend Helped Lenny Kravitz Perfect 'Hunger Games' Role

March 24th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz studied a bisexual pal to perfect his role as stylist Cinna in new movie "The Hunger Games."

The rocker admits he was struggling to find the right voice and back story for the enigmatic character and when young friends told him they thought he would be playing a gay man, Kravitz decided to investigate the idea that Cinna was straight.

He tells Celebuzz.com, "When I'm telling kids and they say, 'Who are you playing?' and I say, 'Cinna', they go, 'Oh, you're playing the gay guy.' That was an actual answer... That's how they perceived it. So I thought about it, and I read the b...
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Lenny Kravitz Weighs In On His 'Hunger Games' Role And Lack Of Fashion Sense

March 23rd, 2012 11:15am EDT
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Rock n’ roller Lenny Kravitz is new to acting and he’s part of the worldwide phenomenon The Hunger Games. He plays Cinna, the man who dresses up Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) to make an impression on the audiences. Despite his unique rock star flair, Kravtiz said he couldn’t relate to Cinna’s fashion sense.

“Not at all because I have no imagination when it comes to clothes,” Kravitz said. “In life we're judged so much by obviously our outer appearance and in this scenario Cinna is trying to get Katniss to forge this impression, but the interesting thing is that you really see that he has a h...
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Two Jews' Review & Recommend 'The Hunger Games' But Felt Fight Scenes Lacking (Video)

March 21st, 2012 1:00pm EDT
The Hunger Games
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 ...
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'The Hunger Games' Is Set To Become The Next Big Movie Phenomenon

March 18th, 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...
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Jennifer Lawrence Charged $500 Worth Of Gummy Bears To Lenny Kravitz' Room Service

March 15th, 2012 9:33pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Actress Jennifer Lawrence accidentally charged $500-worth of candy to rocker-turned-actor Lenny Kravitz after ordering room service from his hotel suite during a break from filming The Hunger Games.

The 21 year old befriended the musician's actress daughter Zoe on the set of X-Men: First Class last year and they hung out together when the younger Kravitz visited her father on set in North Carolina.

The "Fly Away" hitmaker, who has been cast as stylist Cinna in the much-anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novel, would often invite his co-stars back to his hotel room to relax after a...
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Lenny Kravitz Supports UNICEF's Clean Water Campaign

March 7th, 2012 11:20am EST
Lenny Kravitz
Rocker Lenny Kravitz is urging his fans to donate $1 to help support UNICEF's clean water crusade.

The Fly Away hit-maker has filmed a video for the organization's Tap Project scheme, which aims to give residents in the developing world adequate drinking supplies.

In a promotional video for the campaign, Kravitz says, "A glass of clean, safe tap water. There's nothing more basic and nothing more important to life - but during World Water Month, a glass of water can go a lot further than you think."

"From March 19th to the 25th, just $1 for Tap Water can help UNICEF provide clean, safe...
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Check Out The Second Full Trailer For 'The Hunger Games'

February 5th, 2012 1:45pm EST
The Hunger Games
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...
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Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert To Sing At Super Bowl

February 1st, 2012 8:55am EST
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert
Country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have been added to Sunday's official Super Bowl program.

The pair will sing "America the Beautiful" as part of the pre-game festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Lenny Kravitz will also perform before the big match between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, and Kelly Clarkson will belt out the National Anthem.

Madonna will perform at half-time and is expected to share the stage with Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., LMFAO and Cee Lo Green.
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Happy 90th Birthday, Betty White!

January 17th, 2012 9:00am EST
Betty White in The Golden Girls
TV veteran Betty White has a big reason to celebrate on Tuesday - America's favorite Golden Girl turns 90.

Known for her comedic chops and charming wit on hit shows like "Hot in Cleveland," "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," White boasts a successful career, which now spans seven decades.

And she doesn't appear to be slowing down with age - on Monday night bosses at network NBC paid tribute to the legend's career by airing a star-studded TV special, which featured Hugh Jackman and Carol Burnett, among others, paying tribute to the birthday girl - and she is just about to ...
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'Hunger Games' Star Wes Bentley Talks About Girls' Fantasies, Good Pal Heath Ledger

January 14th, 2012 11:00am EST
Wes Bentley in Details
After substance abuse nearly derailed Wes Bentley’s career, the former teen idol is back in a big way in spring’s most anticipated blockbuster, "The Hunger Games."

Bentley became an overnight sensation thanks to his era-defining role in 1999's "American Beauty;" then, a drug-addled cautionary tale. But the 33-year-old actor is sober now and back in the saddle with the thriller "Gone."

Bentley is featured as "The Comeback" in the February issue of DETAILS magazine, on stands nationwide January 17. In the extended interview, available on Details.com, Bentley dishes on chilling with Lenny K...
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Salma Hayek To Be Honored In France

January 3rd, 2012 8:29am EST
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is to receive France's highest culture prize - the Legion d'Honneur.

The Mexican movie star, who is married to Frenchman Henri Francois Pinault, has been named among the 2012 recipients of the accolade by President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Founded by Napoleon exactly 210 years ago, the Legion d'Honneur is awarded to native and international figures for their service to France.

Past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro, and Lenny Kravitz was handed the medal in November.

The news of the award comes as Hayek's father-in-law, retired businessman Francois...
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Lenny Kravitz Heard About Michael Jackson's Death During Scotland Show

December 24th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz had no time to grieve Michael Jackson's 2009 death when the news broke because he found out about the tragedy halfway through a show in Scotland.

The rocker became good friends with the King of Pop after they hit the studio to record a track, entitled Another Day, with Jackson on vocals and Kravitz playing along.

Jackson was found dead at his Los Angeles home on 25 June, 2009, just weeks before he was due to make his live comeback with a series of gigs in London, and Kravitz had to put his grief on hold so he could complete a concert.

Speaking on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight,...
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Lenny Kravitz: 'I Threw Up All Over The Television'

December 16th, 2011 4:20pm EST
Lenny Kravitz
Rocker Lenny Kravitz gave up alcohol at a very early age after accidentally getting drunk when he was seven.

The Jewish singer/songwriter reveals he guzzled a bottle of wine with a cousin at a holiday party and became so ill afterwards he spent the week in bed.

The Let Love Rule hit-maker explains, "I went to a Hanukkah party... and this cousin of mine got a bottle of Manischevitz (wine) and I didn't know what it was but it looked like grape juice and I was a big fan of grape juice, so we went behind this stairwell in the temple and there's about three of us... and we're drinking it and...
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Lenny Kravitz Honored In France

December 1st, 2011 9:58am EST
Lenny Kravitz
Rocker Lenny Kravitz was presented with one of France's highest honors by the country's culture minister at a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday.

The Are You Gonna Go My Way hit-maker was handed the Legion of Honor medal from Minister of Culture and Communication Frederic Mitterrand, who hailed the star's achievements, telling him, "You freed yourself of the barriers between black and white sound."

The ceremony was extra special for Kravitz, who revealed he got his first big break at a music festival in the French city of Rennes in 1989.

Past recipients of the award include veteran actres...
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Lenny Kravitz: 'I Was High All The Time'

September 1st, 2011 9:51am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz has credited his actress daughter Zoe with helping him sober up after a lengthy period of heavy drug use.

The rocker admits he spent quite some time partying and staying high all the time at the height of his success, and then his 11-year-old daughter came to stay with him and he had to clean up his act.

The "Let Love Rule" singer tells Men's Journal magazine, "I had to surround myself with energy and chaos and excitement and conflict. For a bit I was high all the time, just medicating... I suppose that was so I didn't have to feel certain things."

But when his daughter cam...
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Lenny Kravitz's Music Is Inspired By His Dreams

August 27th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Rocker Lenny Kravitz dreams up his songs.

The "Let Love Rule" hitmaker admits he often wakes up with new tunes racing around his mind and he has to race to the studio to record them while they're fresh.

The "Are You Gonna Go My Way" singer says, "A lot of the music on my albums is dreamt. I wake up, go to the tape recorder, I put it down, I run to the studio and make it happen."
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New Lenny Kravitz Song Inspired By President Obama Hatred

August 24th, 2011 2:21pm EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz's stirring new track Black White America was inspired by American racists who threatened to kill Barack Obama if he became U.S. President.

The Are You Gonna Go My Way singer was appalled by one TV documentary he saw shortly after Obama announced his intention to run for the White House - and it brought up all kinds of mixed emotions about his own mixed-race upbringing.

Appearing on late night talk show Tavis Smiley, he explains, "There was a group of people somewhere in Middle America saying that this was not America to them and that this was absolutely disgusting, and wha...
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Check Out Four New Photos From 'The Hunger Games'

August 9th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Hunger Games
Inspired by the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games" tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen, who is selected to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society are selected to fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses.

The movie features an all-star cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz.

Gary Ross directs the film, which hits theaters March 23, 2012. Steven Sode...
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