While media coverage of the Ebola crisis has simmered down in the United States, the virus is still prevalent elsewhere—a fact that’s emphasized in a new PSA for the Ebola Survival Fund featuring the cast of the Hunger Games films.
This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone: Forbes has released its annual list of the top-grossing actors in Hollywood, and the number one champ for 2014 is none other than Jennifer Lawrence. With not one, but two huge blockbuster movie franchises, the Oscar winner’s a big part of grossing a combined $1.4 billion (X-Men and The Hunger Games).
You can now visit wax versions of Katniss Everdeen in Madame Tussauds around the world—though the Mockingjay won’t look too happy to see you.
The Hunger Games heroine, as played by Jennifer Lawrence, has gotten the wax figure treatment. Facsimiles of Katniss are now on display at Tussauds’ London, Hollywood, and New York locations. READ FULL STORY
This week, fulfilling every living human’s wish to hang out with Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks at the same time, Lawrence appeared on Banks’ web series, “Ask a Badass,” and the two Hunger Games stars spent five minutes going back and forth about hair, music—and how Lawrence is man-like.
“You’re a guys’ girl,” Banks tells Lawrence. “You basically have a penis.” Lawrence agrees, but right after, she claims that Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” is the soundtrack to her life. “That’s how I feel like, as an actress, my job, it just depends on what outfit I’m wearing, you know?” Lawrence says. “I wear heels all day, I get Barbie feet.”
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At this point, Jennifer Lawrence knows how to work a talk show. She sang Christmas carols with Letterman, for goodness’ sake. But her appearance on The Colbert Report was less about what she said (or sang) and more about just having some fun with Stephen Colbert.
During the interview, Lawrence and Colbert decide to become vigilantes; they plan out her future downward spiral, which won’t involve crystal meth because it’s bad for the skin; and they get to the origin of her “J-Law” nickname.
And she loves it.
David Letterman, as he’s done in the past, let Jennifer Lawrence go full J-Law on his show last night. They discussed her profane friend, colonics, a demon, and bowling. They even sang. (Horribly.) Then they walked off the set. Then she took to the host’s desk. It was a delightful mess. READ FULL STORY
Sorry, Tumblr hordes: Don’t expect to see Katniss Everdeen playing in your sandbox anytime soon.
In an interview with her Hunger Games co-stars on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, Jennifer Lawrence vowed that she would never join Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. “I’m not very good on phone or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails. So the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me,” she told Grimshaw. “I’ll never get Twitter. If you ever see a Facebook or Instagram or Twitter that says it’s me, it’s not me.” READ FULL STORY
Jennifer Lawrence opened up to Vanity Fair about her experience in the wake of the theft and release of her nude photos, telling the magazine: “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime.” READ FULL STORY
One of the recent posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 made Katniss look a little bit like Batman, what with her sleek, black armor. Well, Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks thought so too, and inspired the fansite QuarterQuell.org to take the comparison to the next level. The result? A series of posters for The Dark Katniss Rises, which find Katniss and Hunger Games imagery embedded in posters for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films. The results? Well, I’d watch this movie.
— Quarter Quell (@QuarterQuellOrg) September 5, 2014
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Jennifer Lawrence once said, “I really would not call myself a fashion icon. I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals. [It’s like], ‘Dance, monkey, dance’ right on the red carpet.’ I would call me more of a monkey.” But even if she hasn’t always embraced fashion, the fashion world has certainly embraced her: the star will be one of the co-chairs of this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit.