Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence , Josh Hutcherson - Los Angeles premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' at the Microsoft Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015
This four-part franchise, based on the Suzanne Collins novels, turns very dark with this strikingly bold third film, which once again makes the most of perspective to recount a parable about normal people rising up against oppression. This may be a sci-fi apocalypse, but the story is packed with present-day resonance and messy characters who are sometimes unnervingly easy to identify with. So while things get very grim in this chapter, it's still a hugely engaging film, packed with real-life humour and emotion. And it makes Mockingjay Part 2 unmissable.
The story picks up not long after the chaos of the Quarter Quell, when Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) realised that she had been a pawn for a planned revolution that cast her as the iconic Mockingjay. Now in hiding, the rebels need her to assume the role publicly, but she has other concerns. So she makes a deal with rebel President Coin (Julianne Moore) and her sidekick Plutarch (Philip Seymour Hoffman) that she'll help them if they guarantee safety for the captured Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), who has apparently been brainwashed so he can be used for propaganda purposes by the Capitol's President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Working with her old hunting buddy Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Katniss takes on the Mockingjay role, locking horns with Snow as the rebellion grows in strength.
Once again, director Francis Lawrence vividly tells the story from Katniss' imperfect point of view. This is a teen consumed with anger and confusion, and she can't figure out why she's so inspiring to everyone who looks at her. But she's beginning to understand her impact and how she can use it to help the people she loves. This makes her heroism remarkably human, rather than the usual noble movie self-sacrifice. And Jennifer Lawrence brings so much depth to Katniss that the character transcends even the most jarring plot points. Her internal journey also makes this much more than yet another dystopian teen adventure.
Continue reading: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review
Sources claim Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult are rekindling their romance but there's one man immune to Lawrence's charms!
Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of Mockingjay - Part 1 in London.
Continue reading: Are Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult Rekindling Their Romance?
'The Hunger Games' star has explained why she has no social media presence.
Jennifer Lawrence is not on twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and that’s how it’s going to stay. Speaking to BBC Radio One, the Hunger Games star said that the internet had “scorned” her and vowed she will never jump on the social media bandwagon.
Don't expect a J-Law twitter anytime soon
Appearing on Nick Grimshaw’s breakfast show alongside her Hunger Games co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, Lawrence was asked by a fan: “Why don’t you have Twitter and will you ever get it?”
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Will Never Get Twitter And It's Your Fault Internet
Jennifer Lawrence admits her rapid rise to fame was not unlike Katniss Everdeen's.
With 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' coming out soon, things are getting a lot darker in the dystopian world of Panem. And while it was difficult for Jennifer Lawrence to draw on her personal life for a story so extraodinary, she admits parallels between she and Katniss Everdeen were still there.
Jennifer Lawrence identifies with Katniss in The Hunger Games
Katniss goes through some pretty hellish times in Suzanne Collins' fantasy trilogy; while the first book and movie saw her engage in the deadly Hunger Games for District 12 and subsequently win with her so-called boyfriend Peeta, the second thrust her into an unfamiliar and dangerous world of fame, recognition and respect. But after being forced into the Games a second time in 'Catching Fire' only for it to end with her awakening as she is whisked off with her friends and mentor to the long-forgotten District 13 having lost her home, she's facing a new kind of fame. She's now expected to lead the rebels in a war against the Capitol led by the tyrannical President Snow, who happens to be holding Peeta hostage.
A baker from the UK has created life-sized cakes based on Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister.
Have you ever wondered what Jennifer Lawrence or Peter Dinklage would look like as cakes? Well now you don't have to as a British woman has created life-sized, and scarily realistic, cakes in their likeness.
Can't wait another two weeks to see 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'? Check out this short clip of Natalie Dormer as Cressida.
There's less than two weeks to go until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is released in cinemas worldwide. But if you're desperately awaiting the film and feel you can't absolutely can't wait then check out this short clip from the upcoming movie.
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson star in The Hunger Games franchise.
Continue reading: Natalie Dormer Shows Her Edgy Side In 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Clip
Yes, it's actually happening. No news on whether it's a musical, but we would bet on "no."
The Hunger Games are heading down that well trodden path – from book to film to London stage show. The Hunger Games “theatrical experience” is on track for Summer 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter and will open in a purpose-built theatre near Wembley Stadium.
Jennifer Lawrence will not star in the new thing, unfortunately.
Lionsgate is developing the project with a Dutch media company, Imagine Nation and U.S.-based Triangular Entertainment, who will use innovative and immersive staging techniques to bring the dystopian story to the stage.
The duo's brief romance has apparently come to an end only four months after they were rumoured to be getting close with one another.
It seems Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin's brief, and surprising, romance has come to an end after only four months of dating, that is if they were ever together at all as they both have always remained silent on their supposed relationship.
Lawrence is newly single again
Rumours first began to surface that J-Law was getting close to the Coldplay frontman this past June, shortly after the Hollywood actress split from her longtime boyfriend, actor Nicholas Hoult. Meanwhile, Martin and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow only announced their 'conscious uncoupling' this past March, after ten years of marriage.
Gorgeously shot, this period drama has a terrific setting and vivid characters, but is edited together in a jarring way that distances the audience from the situations. As the story progresses, the film also shifts strangely from a riveting exploration of a power couple with a pioneering spirit to a more melodramatic thriller about corruption and murder. It's consistently engaging thanks to the power of the cast, but it should have also been darkly moving as well.
The story is set in the late 1920s, as lumber baron George (Bradley Cooper) struggles under the economic pressures of the impending Great Depression. Then he meets Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) and it's love at first sight. A feisty, outspoken woman with a background in logging, she immediately ruffles feathers in George's camp by giving out advice that's actually helpful. George's two righthand men, accountant Buchanan (David Dencik) and foreman Campbell (Sean Harris), both quietly wonder if this woman is going to mess up their all-male world of underhanded bribes and physical danger. But she develops a rapport with George's hunting tracker Galloway (Rhys Ifans). Meanwhile, the local sheriff (Toby Jones) is trying to get George's land declared protected national parkland.
Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier (In a Better World) gives the film a grand scale with expansive mountain landscapes and a sweeping romantic tone. The Western-style bustle of the logging camp is lively and authentic, as is the continual threat of death or dismemberment on the job. Against this, Cooper and Lawrence have terrific chemistry both with each other and the characters around them, sharply portrayed by strong actors who know how to invest plenty of attitude into even a small role.
Continue reading: Serena Review
The 24 year-old actress' hilarious speech about her 'Hunger Games' co-star quickly stole the show at Elle's Women in Hollywood Celebration.
On Monday evening (Oct 20th), some of the world's most talented female stars were gathered at the 2014 Elle's Women in Hollywood Celebration, so it is no surprise Jennifer Lawrence was in attendance, but this time it wasn't her receiving the honour.
Lawrence quickly stole the show at Elle's Women in Hollywood Celebration
However, when the 24 year-old actress presented her 'Hunger Games' co-star Elizabeth Banks, she quickly stole the show by making the packed out audience at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills fall into a fit of laughter.
"When I first read the script," begins director Susanne Bier, "I called Nick Wechsler (one of the film's producers) and I said 'I think this should be Bradley Cooper and Jenifer Lawrence'". In this featurette for 'Serena', the two lead actors discuss their mutual respect for one-another, and their excitement to work together on the film. Bradley Cooper states "I've sort of hit the jack-pot, being able to work with Jennifer Lawrence." In response, Lawrence explains why their previous work together has helped, as they found it "easy to just kind of jump into it." 'Serena' serves as the third time Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have worked together on a film.
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The ex-couple will have to get professional and put aside their history in 'X-Men: Apocalypse', due to start shooting next year.
The filming of the new X-Men movie is going to contain a classic ex-relationship ‘awkward’ moment. The franchise’s stars Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, who portray the characters Mystique and Beast, are set to film a sex scene in X-Men Apocalypse.
Lawrence and Hoult first met on the set of one of the previous films in the series, X-Men: First Class, in 2011. But in August this year the pair announced their split, citing busy schedules.
Talk show host Wendy Williams has weighed in on the debate about the celebrity nude photo scandal. Her judgements are - to say the least - unsound and here are three reasons why.
Wendy Williams at her 50th birthday celebrations in Las Vegas, July 2014.
Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Silence On Nude Photo Hacking “It Is Not A Scandal. It Is A Sex Crime”
Actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken for the first time about the nude photo leak that she and over a hundred other celebrities fell victim to last month. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence branded the incident “disgusting” and described it as “a sex crime” rather than a scandal.
Jennifer Lawrence was the first victim of the celebrity photo hack
The 24 year old, who is preparing for the release of the first instalment of the final Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part 1, told the magazine she was “so afraid” and “didn’t know how” the pictures would affect her career.
The lawsuit has been launched by several as-of-yet unnamed celebrities, affected by the leak.
The fallout continues after last month’s leaks of nude celebrity photos. This time, it’s Google on the chopping block. The company has been threatened with a $100 million lawsuit by the high-profile firm representing a dozen of the women, who had their photos stolen and privacy breached.
Jennifer Lawrence was one of the first women affected by the breach.
On Thursday, the corporation defended itself by saying that it had reacted to the leak quickly, taking down "tens of thousands of pictures" and closing "hundreds of accounts" in the wake of the scandal. The leaks are currently under investigation from the FBI.
The new couple continue with their bid for privacy while the public continue to ignore their wishes
Everyone knows what the first few months of a new relationship is like: the excitement; the bubble with just the two of you; the brilliance of always being together; and the sickening way you tell everyone else you never want to be apart. Unfortunately, when you’re the lead singer of a rock band and an Oscar-winning actress those wonderfully scary and delightfully uncertain moments are not only shared with each other but also with a world of eagle-eyed fans.
J-Law likes her men British: the actress is rumoured to be dating Chris Martin after breaking up with X-Men actor, Nicholas Hoult
Although there has been no confirmation from either Jennifer Lawrence or Chris Martin of a romance and no real image of the pair engaging in each other’s company, speculation remains heightened as the media continue to stumble upon them in places that are never very far away from each other.
More nude photographs reportedly of another group of female celebrities have been leaked online. The latest victims of what appears to be the same group of hackers as the August leak include Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Avril Lavigne and Mary-Kate Olsen.
The FBI may be hot on the trail of the hackers (or so we hope) but that hasn't stopped what appears to be the perpetrators of 'The Fappening' from leaking yet more nude celebrity photographs.
Kim Kardashian has reportedly become a victim of the hackers.
The ‘Big Bang Theory’ star has told Jimmy Kimmel how she reacted after her intimate photos were leaked by hackers.
Kaley Cuoco has revealed the funny way she found out that nude photos of herself had made their way on to the internet earlier this month. Speaking on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', the 'Big Bang Theory' star also told how she found the funny side of the situation and enlisted her castmates to help her mock the hackers, using her favourite app.
Kaley Cuoco was a victim of the nudeo photo leak earlier this month
Admitting that she has a Google alert set up for her own name, Cuoco who plays Penny on the hit CBS series told the chat show host, "I totally have Google alerts that come to my phone, so anything that pops up with my name comes to my phone because I'm like obsessed, I need to know what's going on."
'Serena' has been a long time in the making, but could it be the source of Jennifer Lawrence's next Oscar win?
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper certainly appear to have a connection on-screen. Both were Oscar-nominated for Silver Linings Playbook - with Lawrence going on to win the award - and American Hustle and their latest movie Serena appears to have been primed for another run at the Academy's top prizes.
Jennifer Lawrence as 'Serena'
Based on Ron Rash's novel, the movie follows North Carolina timber magnate George Pemberton during the Depression in the States. He falls for a bright young woman who causes a stir amongst the locals who expect wives to be meek and subservient. As George struggles to steer his empire through tough economic times, things become more complicated when he learns Serena cannot bear children.
As the Great Depression begins to sweep across America, George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Shaw (Jennifer Lawrence) meet and fall in love. The whirl-wind romance soon sees the couple married, and entering into a lifelong partnership with the start of a timber empire. As Serena steadily proves herself to be more capable than any man in the company, she strongly boosts the productivity and the spirits of her husband. But soon, the house of cards crumbles to show the truth of George's hidden past, and expose the secrets he never expected Serena to find out. The Pembertons are thrown against their toughest obstacle yet - can their love truly conquer all, or is it destined to fall apart?
Continue: Serena Trailer
Hilary Duff has claimed the explicit images of her which were uploaded online on Friday (5th September) are fakes and her representative is threatening legal action to anyone who attempts to pass them off as legitimate.
Hilary Duff, the actress best known as Lizzie McGuire, has been forced to contact US authorities about a series of faked photographs which bore the actress' likeness. It appears Duff is the latest victim of the hacker, or his copycats, who posted a series of photographs online last Sunday (31st August). Although Duff was not one of the initial stars to be hacked (or their photographs faked), images appeared with her likeness on the same website on Friday (5th September).
Hilary Duff has informed the FBI the images are fake.
Continue reading: Hilary Duff Informs FBI Naked Photographs Are Fakes
Jennifer Lawrence has become the highest-grossing action movie heroine, according to the Guinness World Records.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the highest-grossing action movie heroine by The Guinness World Records.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Guinness World Records With 'Hunger Games'
Nude photos claiming to be of the 26 year old have been faked.
Hillary Duff has called in the FBI after faked nude photos of the singer surfaced online on Friday (September 6th). The pictures, which show a woman’s naked body from the neck down, were found out to be faked because they do not have Duff's “defining birthmarks or tattoos”, her representative has stated.
Hillary Duff has stated the leaked photos are 'faked'
In the week in which hundreds of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence fell victim to an online hacker, a new batch of photographs have appeared online including a set which claimed to be of Hillary Duff.
Continue reading: Hillary Duff Calls In FBI Over Faked Nude Photos
After a tough week, Jennifer Lawrence will be pleased to hear that everyone's talking about the the new Hunger Games posters.
After a tough week for Jennifer Lawrence, it's probably the right time to deflect attention and remind everyone that she has a very, very big movie on the horizon. That's exactly what Lionsgate have done, released a new poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - which hits on November 21, 2014.
The dark, brooding poster sees Lawrence as Katniss, with her back to camera and long braid trailing down her back. She's clearly ready for the fight, wearing some sort of leather armour not unlike the Caped Crusader's and carrying a quiver of arrows.
Continue reading: Katniss Does Her Best Batman Impression In New 'Mockingjay' Poster
The naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst did not come from a breach of iCloud security, say Apple.
Apple denies iCloud is to blame for the celebrity picture hack [Getty/Justin Sullivan]
Though Apple are ambiguous on whether the photos were stored on the iCloud service, it denies that the hack was part of a large scale security breach and instead suggests the celebrities had usernames, passwords and security questions compromised.
Continue reading: Apple Denies ICloud Security Was Breached In Jennifer Lawrence Hack
It's been a long road to this point, but Quentin Tarantino has once again signed up with Harvey Weinstein - this time, to release The Hateful Eight.
Despite an early script leak, lawsuit and rumors of a mole in the camp, Quentin Tarantino's new movie The Hateful Eight will begin shooting in January 2015, with the Weinstein Company distributing the movie. A release date is due to be set for fall next year.
Quentin Tarantino is teaming once again with Harvey Weinstein, [Getty/Vittorio Zunino Celott]
Though Weinstein's involvement may seem fairly ordinary, the release of The Hateful Eight will be historic in that it will be shot on 65mm film and will have the widest 70mm release in over twenty years. In a unique distribution plan, the movie will also have 35mm releases and DCP formats.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Set For Fall 2015 (Shot In 65mm)
Nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Winstead and others have leaked onto the internet, but given the sentence of Michael Chaney - the man who hacked Scarlett Johansson - the person behind the latest leak may be on borrowed time.
Hundreds of explicit images of celebrities including nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence leaked onto the internet on Sunday (August 31, 2014) via the 4chan website. Images of more than 100 well-known actors, singer and celebrities were part of the leak, which is rumored to be part of a major hacking of Apple's iCloud service.
Jennifer Lawrence confirmed the nude pictures were real [Getty/MIke Coppola]
As well as the Hunger Games actress - the most high profile - the list also included Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst, Winona Ryder and Aubrey Plaza. 4chan quickly removed the thread but the images have been circulating since.
Continue reading: Nude Pictures Of Jennifer Lawrence Leak, But Hacker Is On Borrowed Time
'Ghost Stories' tour kicks off in September in Las Vegas - will Jen be there?
All the hot gossip over the last few weeks has had it that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is romantically involved with actress Jennifer Lawrence. More fuel has been added to that bonfire with the rumour that Lawrence will be joining the band on their upcoming US tour.
Coldplay’s new tour to promote recent sixth album Ghost Stories will be briefer than previous ones, only stopping at a handful of major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Lawrence has some free time in her schedule as her two new movies – Joy and X-Men: Apocalypse – are currently in the pre-production stages.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence To Join Chris Martin On Coldplay Tour?
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is apparently dating Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin. The news came following Lawrence's split from her X-Men co-star, Nicholas Hoult in June 2014.
Apparently, flirting began at a party following a Coldplay concert in July of this year. Martin had been single since March when he split up with his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow after being married for ten years. Rumours began to circulate in various US media outlets before recently appearing in UK newspapers.
Jennifer recently split from X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult
Ten years after marrying fitness loving Paltrow, who has a strict excercise routine and enjoys a healthy diet, Martin has made a complete U-turn by dating the junk-food-enjoying smoker Lawrence. It has been suggested that this opposite lifestyle is what Martin finds attractive in Lawrence.
Both Lawrence and Martin couldn't stay single for long!
Jennifer Lawrence seems to have already moved on from her longtime love British actor Nicholas Hoult, who she recently split with, as the 24 year-old actress is reportedly embarking on a new romance with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Lawrence recently split from actor Nicholas Hoult
The 'Hunger Games' star has spent a lot of time with the 37 year-old singer as of late, and she was recently spotted at a Coldplay concert in New York City. According to Us Weekly, Martin gave Lawrence a shout-out during the show, and appeared to blow a kiss in her direction. (E!News first reported that the pair were dating).
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Reportedly Dating Coldplay's Chris Martin
Rumours are rife on the internet that actress Jennifer Lawrence and Coldplay singer Chris Martin are dating.
According to E! Online Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence are seeing each other. The report by the entertainement news website claims "multiple sources" have confirmed that the pair have been seeing each other since late June, when Lawrence split from her on/off boyfriend, actor and X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult.
The rumour mill is at it again with these two stars
Continue reading: Are Chris Martin And Jennifer Lawrence Dating?
With award wins and nominations galore and a reputation as a real person, we look at how Jennifer Lawrence has secured herself in the heart of Hollywood.
A teaser trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s new film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, was revealed at last week’s Comic-Con and fans had their appetite whet just enough to make them want more. This is the third in The Hunger Games’ franchise and will only serve to further establish Jennifer Lawrence’s Hollywood stardom.
The latest Hunger games film, Mockingjay Part 1, sees Jennifer Lawrence's character, Katniss Everdeen, become the face of the revolution
But, at the tender age of 23, how has this girl from Louisville in Kentucky come to be ‘the most talented young actress in America’ according to The Rolling Stone? Picking some good films to star in and acting so well that you receive several award nominations and a couple of wins is a good place to start.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Darling - How Has She Done It?
Katniss Everdeen has survived the latest political disaster of Panem following the shocking 75th Hunger Games. Her home, District 12, has been destroyed with her sister Prim and neighbour Gale having only narrowly escaped, and her partner Peeta Mellark has been captured and brainwashed by the formidable President Snow. She has been taken to the underground rebellion that has become of the long thought destroyed District 13, alongside her newest Games partners Finnick and Beetee, and her mentor Haymitch. All the rebels of District 13 are relying on Katniss to lead their revolution against Panem's government, but in doing so she risks the lives of so many. Her symbol of hope, the Mockingjay, has been banned from all districts but she refuses to let the meaning disappear from the heart's of her peers as she sets out to fight against Snow once and for all.
Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games with mentor Haymitch and two of her Games partners Finnick and Beetee, she is reunited with her sister Prim and neighbour Gale after learning that her home of District 12 has been destroyed. Now she's based in the secret underground remains of the forgotten District 13 where she and the Panem rebels are planning to bring freedom to the nation. Peeta Mellark and the other Hunger Games survivors are being kept and brainwashed by President Snow, who is attempting to quell the disturbance of Panem with a series of propaganda television broadcasts, but when Beetee interrupts one broadcast with a pirate transmission, he thrusts a serious threat upon Snow's government with one simple phrase: 'The Mockingjay lives'.
Creepy propaganda or appetite-tickling teaser? You decide!
The first teaser clip has been released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Well, we say teaser but it’s cunningly disguised as a piece of cold-blooded propaganda from the Capitol to the people living in the Panem districts.
President Snow Sends A Message Of Cold-Blooded Propaganda In The New 'Hunger Games' Teaser.
The 90 second clip works well to get fans of the franchise into the Hunger Games mindset and make them excited for Francis Lawrence’s film five months before its release. Appearing dressed in white and sitting on a white throne in a white room, Snow addresses the citizens of Panem with a message.
Jennifer Lawrence could be jumping for joy come 2016. Sorry.
Jennifer Lawrence will look to win the Oscar for Best Actress for a second time in 2016 with David O'Russell's mop-drama Joy. Lawrence plays Joy Mangano, the creator of the Miracle Mop is became one of America's most successful American entrepreneurs.
Could Jennifer Lawrence Win Another Oscar?
According to Deadline.com, O'Russell is plotting a Christmas 2016 release - an aggressive release date to catch the attention of the Academy.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence, O'Russell To Launch Assault On Oscars 2016 With 'Joy'
Stop comparing young women to each other, says Shailene Woodley.
Shailene Woodley might not want to be called a feminist, but sometimes she says some really poignant things about women and equality. She also gets compared to Jennifer Lawrence a lot. That might seem unrelated, but according to Woodley, there’s a connection.
Shailene Woodley [l] and Jennifer Lawrence [r] - what do they really have in common?
"As women, we are constantly told that we need to compare ourselves to a girl in school, to our co-workers, to the images in a magazine," the 22-year-old beauty muses in the latest issue of New York magazine, which she covers with BFF Brie Larson. "How is the world going to advance if we're always comparing ourselves to others? I admire Jennifer Lawrence, but she's everyone's favorite person to compare me to."
Let's all just stop asking whether 'The Maze Runner' is the new 'Hunger Games' and start appreciating it for what it really is.
It’s a question you probably hear on a near daily basis. “Is this the new that?” “Is that the new this?” We’re always searching for the new something trying to replace a good thing we already have. That’s what springs to mind when we keep hearing the question, Is The Maze Runner going to be the new Hunger Games? It reminds us of that time we asked if The Hunger Games was the new Twilight. It wasn’t (it was better).
Will The Maze Runner enjoy as much success as The Hunger Games?
So, let’s take a look at the two franchises separately. Starring Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games has surpassed all expectations of how popular it would become. Adapted from the young adult novels, the basic story is set in dystopian America and revolves around Katniss Everdeen, played by Lawrence.
Lionsgate will be bringing 'The Hunger Games: The Exhibition' to a town near you!
Love The Hunger Games? Then you won't fail to be excited by this: Lionsgate have just announced a new interactive tour as part of its initiative to extend its global brands and franchises into new lines of business. The 'Hunger Games: The Exhibition' will tour the country, bringing an interactive experience to museums and institutions.
"Now that we've built a critical mass of intellectual property, we're committed to extending our brands into exciting new businesses that create opportunities for our fans to engage with our properties at the same time they deliver significant incremental financial benefits to Lionsgate," said Lionsgate's chief marketing officer, Tim Palen.
"We're thrilled to launch this initiative with the U.S. tour of The Hunger Games exhibition, which celebrates the world of The Hunger Games and offers Hunger Games fans an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the movie-making process."
Continue reading: 'The Hunger Games: The Exhibition' Plans For Interactive US Tour
X-Men: Days of Future Past has the most successful first-weekend X-Men movie and the biggest opener of the year so far with its hugely successful debut. What’s more, it looks like Fox’s biggest ever debut, and guess which studio was behind James Cameron’s Avatar?
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past
With an estimated global total of $281.1m, Days of Future Past has already earned back its reported $200m budget. The biggest chunk of that came solely from home base, America, with $90.7m over the Memorial Day weekend – oh, and sorry ‘Game of Thrones’ fans; that means a week’s wait for the next episode.
Continuing to be the most original and resonant of the Marvel superhero franchises, the X-men return in the capable hands of director Bryan Singer, who again stirs plenty of meaty subtext beneath the thrilling action. He also has one of the best casts imaginable, including Oscar winners, cinema royalty, rising stars and matinee idols.
Best of all, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) returns to the fold after two less-than-thrilling solo adventures. He's at the centre of everything here, as Professor X and Magneto (Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen) ask Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send Wolverine's consciousness back 50 years to 1973. His mission is to prevent Dr Trask (Peter Dinklage) from inventing mutant-hunting robots, because they will go out of control and cause a present-day dystopia in which mutants and anyone who sympathises with them are killed. But Wolverine's biggest task will be to get the then-feuding Professor X and Magneto (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) to work together to keep renegade mutant Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) from making everything worse.
Thankfully, Simon Kinberg's script doesn't worry too much about the whole time-travel thing, shrugging off dubious logic by keeping the focus on the characters. And there are a lot of people to keep an eye on, which makes the film sometimes feel a bit crowded and leaves some characters barely on-screen at all (blink and you'll miss Anna Paquin's Rogue). The best newbie is Evan Peters' Quicksilver, who gets the film's most entertaining sequence as he races around tweaking an action sequence frame by frame. Other set-pieces are grippingly darker, and some don't quite make sense (why does Magneto feel the need to levitate an entire stadium?).
Continue reading: X-men: Days Of Future Past Review
You know it's bad when Miley Cyrus tells you to get it together!
Jennifer Lawrence has 'fessed up to what is arguably the most shameful tale to have emerged from this year's Oscars ceremony. There have been rumors floating around for a few weeks now regarding the actress' post-awards antics involving Miley Cyrus and some vomit.
Jennifer Lawrence Has Revealed That She Got A Little Too Drunk After The Oscars This Year.
An audience member who attended a Late Night with Seth Meyers taping a few weeks back shared a story that Lawrence apparently told during her interview on the entertainment show. They revealed that the 23 year-old actress had told a tale about being so drunk at Madonna's Oscars afterparty that she threw up and was ordered to "get it together" by a disapproving Miley Cyrus.
Continue reading: It's All True! Jennifer Lawrence Confirms Oscars Vomit Embarrassment
Jennifer Lawrence channelled Panem’s District 1 whilst appearing at the Cannes film festival. The 23-year-old actress appeared alongside her ‘Hunger Games’ co-stars wearing an unusual Dior skirt and top.
Jennifer Lawrence was joined by her fellow Hunger Games cast whilst in Cannes on Saturday 17th May. The actress, best known for playing Katniss Everdeen, has turned heads over the last year with her daring yet brilliantly executed red carpet looks.
Jennifer Lawrence's matching skirt and top certainly turned heads at the Cannes' photocall.
The 23-year-old looked lovely with her short hair curled and resting just below her ear. She wore an unusual outfit which included a white skirt complete with frilled mesh and a crop top which a pattern which would not have looked out of place in the Panem’s District 1. The Dior top was emblazoned with a motif, designed to look like a window in which a sea-side landscape could be clearly seen. The back of her unusual top was split and looked as if she were wearing a pair of wings. She completed the two piece ensemble with silver earrings and matching pointed silver heeled shoes.
The 23 year-old actress recalled the time when Jennifer Lopez snubbed her dance invitation.
Ever wondered what Jennifer Lawrence would look like with a beard?
The 23 year-old actress appeared on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' this past Thursday (May 15th) and sported a beard while showing off a new haircut.
"Everyone is talking about how Jennifer Lawrence is growing her hair out a little bit, so I wanted to show everyone that I grew my chin out a little bit, Hollywood style," she joked.
Hugh Jackman’s second scare with skin cancer has prompted him to once again warn his fans of the importance of wearing sun screen.
Hugh Jackman has warned his fans about the dangers of the sun and of not wearing sunscreen. The actor uploaded a picture on to Instagram of himself with his nose in a bandage. He added the caption “Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”
Hugh Jackman attended the X-Men premiere with a bandaged nose.
The Wolverine actor received treatment for the same condition last year but the cells were also removed. Jackman warned his fans “don’t be foolish like me” urging them to “wear sunscreen.”
The 23 year-old actress knows it is only a matter of time before people get bored of her: "Nobody can stay beloved forever."
Jennifer Lawrence reckons her high-profile status will not be long lasting.
The 23 year-old actress is currently the hottest thing in Hollywood, but in the latest issue of Marie Clare, which she features on the front cover of, she openly admits that this will only last for a short time.
"Nobody can stay beloved forever," Lawrence said to the mag in her cover interview.
The world is verging on an apocalyptic disaster as the mutants continue to engage in vicious battles with only one possible outcome - their extinction. Unfortunately, any chance of saving the world from its oncoming fate has been and gone a long time ago - though there could be a way to change history. The two wisest mutants of the universe, Charles Xavier and Magneto, have been at odds for a great many years, but they must this time unite to have any hope of saving their people. They contact Wolverine to help them on their mission to go back in time and convince their younger selves that trouble lies ahead if they don't make the right decisions; Wolverine is the only one who can take on such a task with his healing powers giving him enough strength, but can he possibly save the future?
Continue: X-Men: Days of Future Past - Clips
From the sound of things Jennifer Lawrence had a wild night after the Oscars. Just what did she get up to?
It’s no secret that Jennifer Lawrence likes to have a good time. No matter where she is, or what she’s doing, the Oscar-winning actress always looks like she’s having brilliant fun. Although, it turns out that she had a bit too much fun at this year’s Academy Awards. The good time gal had one too many drinks and claims that she was so drunk she threw up on a set of stairs. But not just any set of stairs…the stairs at Madonna’s Oscars after-party.
Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she vomited at Madonna's Oscars after-party, we hope she didn't ruin this dress
Lawrence revealed her drunken antics on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”, and an audience member has spilled to US Weekly about her admission. The audience member told the magazine, “Jen said she was so drunk, she puked on the stairs at Madonna’s after-party.” Yikes! We wonder if Madonna knows, or if Jen scuttled away before anyone could find out it was her? Well, the cat’s out of the bag now!
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' is still set to keep to its November release date, what can we expect from the upcoming movie?
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is on track for its November 21 release date, despite the tragic death of cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman earlier this year. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for a Mockingjay trailer, which should hopefully be released over the coming weeks. But even with the absence of a trailer, what can we expect to see from the upcoming film?
Prepare to see less Katniss and Peeta, more Finnick and Gale
We left Katniss Everdeen in the unexpected hands of Hoffman’s character, Plutarch Heavensbee, and Finnick Odair, played by Sam Claflin. Claflin has revealed that the movie is “going very well and looks amazing”, adding, “There’s a lot more to come.”
Continue reading: What Can We Expect From 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'?
The mutants of the world are quickly dwindling in their numbers, tearing each other apart until they are almost wiped out. Two of the wisest X-Men of the universe, Charles Xavier and Magneto, must now join forces despite their hostile relationship to go back in time and fix the world so that their kind can survive the horrors of their ravaged future. The duo enlist Wolverine to help them on their mission; a mutant whose healing powers make him the only one strong enough to travel in time. He must find the impulsive fools that are Xavier and Magneto as much younger mutants and warn them of what their actions will do for their future, while on the way attempt to save the life of an important political figure. Will the X-Men succeed in changing their future? Or are there some things in the past that can never be changed?
'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' is the latest instalment of the Marvel film franchise following on from 2006's 'X-Men: The Last Stand' and 2011's 'X-Men: First Class'. Director Bryan Singer ('The Usual Suspects', 'Superman Returns', 'Valkyrie') returns alongside screenwriter Simon Kinberg ('Mr. & Mrs. Smith', 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Jumper'). The movie is set for release in the UK on May 22nd 2014.
In case you're not excited about the film yet, this trailer should do the trick.
It’s here, finally – the third X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer is here, just one month ahead of the film’s premiere. If there’s one thing superhero movie fans can’t complain about these days, it’s a lack of pre-release materials. This new trailer essentially gives you everything you need to know about Wolverine’s mission to return to the 70s and join forces with Magneto and a newly paralysed Charles Xavier.
Watch Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart get sentimental during the film's Comic Con Q&A below.
Continue reading: Third Trailer Makes Use Of Massive "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" Cast
Jennifer Lawrence as Bella Swan? Think of what could have been for some of our favourite movies
Losing out on a job is always tough, but imagine what it’s like if that job is a part in a major Hollywood movie? As all actors know the audition process is tough and sometimes things just don’t go your way. We’ve taken a look at some stars who came oh so close to starring in some of our favorite movies, but ultimate they ended up losing out on the part.
Can you imagine Jennifer Lawrence as Bella Swan?
Jennifer Lawrence -Twilight (Bella Swan)
Scarlett Johansson finds her 'tacky' nickname 'insulting'. These other celebrities aren't so bothered about their portmanteau names.
These days it seems as though fame is cemented when the world refers to you by your very own portmanteau. Over the past few years it’s become a way of referring to our favourite celebs, because in the texting generation don’t nobody gots time to say their full names. Think J-Lo, K-Stew, J-Law, ScarJo, the list goes on. Except ScarJo wants her name taken off the list, because, well, she’s apparently above all that. Apparently starring in a Marvel movie franchise qualifies you as a serious actress, Meryl Streep style. Or MezStree as we like to call her. And she freaking loves it.
Scarlett Johansson thinks portmanteaus are 'tacky'
Scarlett Johansson, or ScarJo as we like to call her (and which is how she shall forever forth be referred) explained to Glamour magazine, “I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant…There’s something insulting about it.” Well, that's certainly very diplomatic and won't potentially insult anybody. Nice work, ScarJo! ScarJo ScarJo ScarJo.
The 'Hunger Games' actress' bridesmaid fantasy was fulfilled.
Jennifer Lawrence has seen her wish of becoming a bridesmaid fulfilled after her older brother Blaine selected the Hunger Games actress to be one of his fiancée's right-hand ladies on the couple's big day. The Oscar-winning A-lister was one of eleven bridesmaids at her brother's wedding and seemingly made sure she didn't hog the limelight on her sibling's special day.
Jennifer Lawrence Was A Bridesmaid At Her Brother's Wedding.
While the news isn't as exciting as Lawrence's own wedding, photos printed in a Martha Stewart Weddings feature show the filmstar looking characteristically radiant for the nuptials between her older brother Blaine Lawrence and his new wife Carson Massler.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Makes A Stunning Bridesmaid At Her Brother's Wedding
Check out the dramatic new poster for the latest 'X-Men' movie.
Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new poster for the upcoming comic book adaptation sequel, X-Men Days of Future Past. The dramatic new image features Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, and Fan Bingbing alongside all the franchise's main characters.
It's Dark Times For The X-Men In 'Days Of Future Past.'
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, and Peter Dinklage all star in the action epic, which is due for release in May.
The rapper is certainly down with his pop culture.
Drake has delighted his fans by unexpectedly dropping new track, 'Draft Day,' which apparently refers to next month's NFL draft. The pop-infused rap track keeps ahead of the curve by namechecking other contemporary stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Chicago MC Chance The Rapper, over a Lauryn Hill sample.
Drake Has Dropped Brand New Track, 'Draft Day.'
The new song follows another new Drake song, 'Days In The East', played for the first time during a gig at Birmingham's NIA last month (March 21), which could indicate that, like Kanye West, Drake has a follow up to his 2013 album scheduled for release this year. Sampling Lauryn Hill's 1998 hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)," the tune opens with a nod to 21-year-old college football star Johnny Manziel.
Jennifer Lawrence won big at the Kids' Choice Awards - but it was David Blaine, Mark Wahlberg and others who got slimed.
Jennifer Lawrence and pop group One Direction were among the big winners at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. Selena Gomez, Robert Downey Jr and Ariana Grande were also honored at Nickelodeon's annual awards show, at which 'unslimable' host Mark Wahlberg met his match.
Jennifer Lawrence Won Big At The Kids' Choice Awards
Lawrence scooped two of the major awards - for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was named Favorite Movie.
Continue reading: The Kids' Choice Awards 2014: So, Who Got Slimed?
It's the Grammys and the Oscars all rolled into one - with added slime.
Surprise, surprise, Jennifer Lawrence was among the winners at last night’s Kids Choice Awards. Lawrence won for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, which might just be the best award title ever invented. In more news you probably saw coming, everyone’s favorite band of perfectly coiffed British dudes, One Direction, won Favorite Music Group and Favorite Song with Story of Us.
More importantly, the award show continued the beloved tradition of surprise slimings. For those not in the know, that’s the show’s way of combining humor with mild public humiliation, by pouring buckets of green goop on several unsuspecting presenters. One of the most hotly anticipated parts of the award show is finding out which celebrities needed an extra thorough shower at the end of the night. This year there were only three victims – Pharell Williams, sporting bright yellow SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas, took a shot of the show's trademark green goo, but he took it like a champ. Check out the full list of winners below, via Billboard.
One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence took home two awards apiece at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. One Direction were voted Favourite Music Group and received the award for Favourite Song whilst Lawrence took home Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Buttkicker.
Pharrell and Kaley Cuoco did not manage to avoid the slime at this year's Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. The awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, were held yesterday night (29th March) at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.
One Direction won the awards for Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song.
Music wise, One Direction did incredibly well gaining the awards for Favourite Song with 'Story of My Life' and Favourite Music Group. Whilst, in the solo category, Justin Timberlake received took home the award for Favourite Male Singer and Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer. Gomez was seemingly delighted with the award and tweeted thanking her fans for voting for her, adding a picture of her after the awards grinning broadly.
Lawrence lip syncs to Santana's 'Evil Ways' in a previously unseen clip.
Jennifer Lawrence has delighted owners of the recently released American Hustle DVD by appearing in one of the disc's deleted scenes lip-synching to Santana whilst wearing rubber gloves and cleaning. Those who have seen the film will remember a similar, shorter scene where Jennifer mimes and dances to Wings' 'Live and Let Die' in front of her bemused son but the extended 'Evil Ways' clip goes all the way.
Jennifer Lawrence Shows Off Her Dancing Skills In The Delete 'American Hustle' Scene.
With her big Hustle hairdo and heavy make-up, Lawrence, AKA '70s housewife Rosalyn Rosenfeld, is the star of her own front room as she shakes, shimmies and bops as she does the housework. For Lawrence's many fans (and there are indeed, many) the deleted scene will be a welcome Easter egg and a reminder of why they love the fun and quirky actress so much.
Date of birth
15th August, 1990
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