We’re wrapping up year three of our intense friendship with Jennifer Lawrence, and she doesn’t even know it. In the past 12 months, she’s racked up all the awards and Hunger Games: Catching Fire box office dollars every movie star dreams of, and her crazy good turn in American Hustle (in select theaters today, everywhere December 20) is just going to keep those kudos coming. But the SAG and Golden Globe nods are not what we’re really talking about here. It was in her many interviews, acceptance speeches and red carpet moments that Jen (she let’s us call her that, in our head) really convinced us that she’s the BFF we always wanted — always ready with a fart joke or a self-deprecating comment to brighten our day. We feel like we’ve been in those green rooms doing shots with her, hanging out at her place eating Cheetos, and whispering in her ear when our middle school celebrity crushes walk in the room. Is it healthy to think this way? Jen’s American Hustle co-stars and director David O. Russell were no help at all in dissuading us from our illusions. Watch them refuse to trash talk her above, and then reminisce with us about all the ways she made us think she’s one of us.
Who came out of the closet in the New York Times this weekend? Are things already getting hot and steamy on the set of Fifty Shades of Grey? Which films made box office history this Thanksgiving weekend?
Is Francesca Eastwood already getting an annulment from Jonah Hill‘s brother? Which Real Housewife gave birth to twins this weekend? Is The Hunger Games a bigger franchise than Twilight?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s Josh Hutcherson hosted Saturday Night Live last night with musical guest HAIM. The young star seemed up for anything last night, whether it was making fun of his character in The Hunger Games, making out with a turkey, lip-synching along with ’80s music or emulating a doomed subway dancer named “Lil’ Peanut.”
Is Bradley Cooper renaming his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse? Who’s Anastasia Steele’s best friend in Fifty Shades of Grey? Does the Capitol look different in the new Hunger Games movie?
Happy Hunger Games! While there are more than a few celebrities we feel confident sponsoring as tribute, not everyone is cut out to make it through the kind of brutal mental and physical torture Jennifer Lawrence endures as Katniss Everdeen. Besides, Hollywood is flush with spoiled stars who are used to having their assistants’ assistants anticipate their every need; a battle of strength and strategy would not end well.
As we celebrate the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this weekend, we’re reminded that it was five years ago this month that a little movie called Twilight burst onto the scene, convincing Hollywood that Harry Potter wasn’t the only game in town when it came to turning kids’ books into wildly successful movies. The numbers — and the fan mania — supported the notion that it wasn’t just kids and teens watching these flicks. Soon, it seemed like every book ever written for young adult or middle grade readers was getting optioned in hopes that they would be the next next big blockbuster franchise. Sadly, as some of this year’s disappointments have shown, you need a little more than a popular book and pretty stars to make a hit.
Is James Marsden the father of January Jones‘s baby? Why is Tom Cruise wooing Jack Nicholson? Does Jena Malone‘s Johanna Mason have as eye-popping of an entrance in the Catching Fire film as she does in the book?
Does Dianna Agron hate her Glee castmates? Is there going to be another Best Man movie? Why was Josh Hutcherson saying the word “penis” on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire red carpet?