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Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games' cast on their favorite YA books of all time

EW readers are in the midst of a bitter battle to crown the greatest YA book of all time. So who better to influence your opinions than the cast of one of the most popular young adult series of the moment — The Hunger Games.

At the London premiere for the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (in theaters Nov. 22), Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and more opened up about their favorite YA series.
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'Hunger Games' theme park? We have some ideas

Panem may become the hottest new vacation spot.

Lionsgate, the studio behind the Hunger Games movies, announced in a conference call with analysts this morning that the company had been approached about Hunger Games theme parks in two territories and was considering the possibility, according to Variety. No further details were given.

It obviously makes financial sense for the Katniss empire to expand; the first film made over $690 million, and people seem a little bit excited for Catching Fire, opening Nov. 22. Ignoring the pesky fact that starving districts full of poor people looking toward revolution as a way to end their suffering isn’t the most upbeat concept (and blatantly misses the point of the books), let’s brainstorm some ideas about what  Adventureland: Dystopia Edition would look like, should it happen. READ FULL STORY

Hang out with the stars of 'Catching Fire'! (Via Google)

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Deep down in your heart of hearts, you’ve always had an inkling that you and Jennifer Lawrence would be BFF4EAE if you just had, oh, 20 minutes to chat with her. Ditto Josh Hutcherson. As for Liam Hemsworth? You’re pretty sure that a bit of one-on-one time is all you’d need to make him forget aaaall about old Midriff McTwerkalot. You know, the one with the tongue.

Well, today could be the day you’ll get to put your metaphorical money where your mouth is. In just a few hours, the stars of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — including J. Law, Hutcherson, Hemsworth, and director Francis Lawrence — will storm the Internet by participating in a global Google+ HangoutSign up here, and you may be one of the six lucky fans selected to participate on air — i.e. ask the gang questions directly from your unfamous mouth. Everyone else will have to be content with submitting questions via Google+ or YouTube.

The fun starts today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Will you be watching — and/or submitting any queries for the gang? (Someone has to ask Hutcherson to follow up on that whole threesome thing, right?)

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Natalie Dormer has never made it through 'The Exorcist' (and other confessions) -- VIDEO

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We think of Natalie Dormer as fearless. She certainly is on-screen, whether playing master manipulator Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones), Irene Adler (Elementary), Anne Boleyn (The Tudors), or the mysterious blonde who pops up for key scenes opposite Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz in The Counselor. (“That’s a master class in acting, seeing Javier Bardem relay that story,” she says of Diaz’s now infamous encounter with a car windshield. “It seems so perverse and so funny, but it’s actually a very clever, profound, deep psychological insight into what his character’s feeling at that particular time, especially when he ends the story by saying, ‘Maybe I’m scared.'”)

But when it’s time for Dormer to sit in the audience, there’s at least one kind of movie that turns her into a self-proclaimed coward. We found that out and more when she took EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below.  READ FULL STORY

Josh Hutcherson kinda wants Katniss, Peeta, and Gale to have a threesome

Well. Okay, then!

Context: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Josh Hutcherson covers gay and lesbian lifestyle magazine Out‘s November issue. Naturally, sexuality comes up early and often in his accompanying interview: “I would  probably list myself as mostly straight,” Hutcherson says in a quote included in the story’s very first paragraph. He goes on to clarify what he means by saying, “Maybe I could say right now I’m 100% straight,” he says. “But who knows? In a f—ing year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person.”

Okay, so the Hutch is a modern guy — flexible about what sexual orientation means, every bit honest and open as his costar, Internet dream BFF Jennifer Lawrence. Then comes the part about the threesome:

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This Week's Cover: Ron Burgundy anchors EW's Fall Movie Preview

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Ron Burgundy and his news team are finally heading back to the big screen, and, well, it’s kind of a big deal — which is why we put it on the cover of EW’s annual Fall Movie Preview issue.

It’s been nine long years since the 2004 cult comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy introduced the world to Will Ferrell’s blow-dried, sexist, jazz-flute-playing San Diego TV newsman and his action-news gang: weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), sportscaster Champ Kind (Dave Koechner), and field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd). Though only a modest success at the time, the movie went on to become one of the most beloved — and frequently quoted — comedies of the past decade. Yet for years, Ferrell and director Adam McKay struggled to get a sequel off the ground. “We all resigned ourselves to the fact that it was never going to happen,” says Carell. “It just didn’t seem to get any traction.” READ FULL STORY

'Capture': The CW presents 'The Hunger Games'

Poorly!

I’m sorry to report that as of now (the one-hour premiere aired Tuesday and will air again tonight), the CW’s new reality series Capture is less Hunger Games and more Really Big Game of Hide and Go Seek. There are 12 couples (each week, a different team will conduct The Hunt while the others will be The Prey) competing for $250,000 and the chance to say “I didn’t die on television!” The problem is that the other people will also get to say that. I know it’s not The Hunger Games exactly, but after the fancy race start narrated by a tweak-y Englishman (host Luke Tipple, disappointingly wig-less as far as I can tell), I craved genetically engineered wasps, poisonous berries, Mockingjays (though at one point we did see a random fat bird) or a gift of warm, fresh bread from Camera Crew 11. Anything! READ FULL STORY

According to Snoop Lion, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are over -- VIDEO

The gods of love giveth (maybe), and the gods of love taketh away (also maybe).

Just when we were finally recovering from the news of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s potential reunion, Snoop Lion has rocked our worlds by insinuating that professional twerker Miley Cyrus and her fiance Liam Hemsworth are officially kaput.

The name-changing rapper recently collaborated with Cyrus on “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” a single Snoop says is about “change, turnaround, and you know, just going through things.” What kind of things, specifically? “I can’t speak for her, you know what I’m saying, but I know that she has a relationship that no longer exists,” he told HuffPost Live yesterday. “I know she’s probably in a transformation change with her life, her music [and] her career.”

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Trailers often reveal too much about a movie. But what happens when they don't?

“Well, now I feel like I’ve seen the whole movie,” is an increasingly common complaint about movie trailers. Studios’ marketing strategy is frequently to lure viewers into the theater with a peek at a movie’s biggest fight sequence or most compelling twist, a promise of what people will see if they buy a ticket. But there are some trailers in recent years that have mastered the art of creating a sense of mystery and avoiding spoiling key surprise moments.

Speaking of spoilers, WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD for Oblivion, Looper, and Moon. READ FULL STORY

Tea Party Patriots channel 'The Hunger Games' in new recruitment ad -- VIDEO

It’s The Hunger Games: Forget About People From District 12 edition!

At CPAC over the weekend, the Tea Party Patriots debuted their new recruitment video – a fake movie trailer that looked vaguely familiar exactly like The Hunger Games (mixed with some 1984 and The Matrix for good measure). Calling themselves “a movement on fire,” the video shows viewers the great peril that awaits patriotic citizens if we don’t do something about entitlements, fast.

“Fifteen years ago, freedom died,” a Woman Who Is Not Jennifer Lawrence informs us. With the new Development Party in power, there is just one Orwellian message on the airways: “When WE provide for every need, then you are fully Developed.” Do you understand? Government assistance is bad. So one day, Man Who Is Not As Sexy as Liam Hemsworth refuses to pay his “contribution” and a rebellion straight out of Mockingjay begins.

The video includes plenty of Hunger Games call outs, such as a mockingjay-esque symbol for the rebellion. But their liberty-hating villain is no glowering President Snow; Chairman Troy Marcus has the look of a middling House majority whip, nothing more.

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