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'The Hunger Games' wins big at People's Choice Awards

The Hunger Games devoured the competition at the People’s Choice Awards, emerging the top victor with five trophies.

Katy Perry won three awards at the Wednesday night ceremony in Los Angeles, at which fans selected the winners in categories spanning music, movies and television.

Hunger Games was named favorite movie, action movie and movie franchise, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth had fans’ favorite on-screen chemistry. Lawrence also won favorite movie actress and “face of heroism.”

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This Week's Cover: Your first look at 'Hunger Games' sequel, 'Catching Fire'

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The revolution has been sparked. In this week’s cover story, EW traveled to Waikiki, Hawaii where cast and crew were in the final days of production on the eagerly anticipated Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire (in theaters Nov. 21). Just as the revolution that could embolden the people of Panem rests on young Katniss Everdeen’s shoulders, the success of the franchise depends largely upon Jennifer Lawrence. After spending the day outrunning death in a nearby jungle, the 22-year-old actress ordered herself a Budweiser and kicked back in the Trump balcony lounge to discuss the sequel, her life now as a blockbuster star, and her willful inability to behave like the nice sound-bite machine Hollywood might expect her to be. “It’s almost like I subconsciously don’t want to work anymore so I’m trying to ruin my career,” she says with a laugh at one point, before leaning in close to the reporter’s tape recorder. “I’m pregnant!” she joked.

From her first meeting with new director Francis Lawrence (“I spit egg inside his mouth when I was talking. Into his mouth”) to the raucous party she hosted for the Catching Fire cast and crew (“When Sam walked in I was chasing Woody and we’d flipped over my couch and Woody had a sock all the way down my throat…”), Lawrence was frank and funny and self-aware. “I’m so aware of all the b.s. that surrounds Hollywood,” she says, “and how everyone gets on this high horse and thinks that they’re curing cancer and it makes me so uncomfortable every time I see it. So I go in the exact opposite direction and end up saying something like ‘I’m pregnant!’ when I’m in two franchises.”
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The Superhero Delusion: How Superhero Movies created the Sad Perfect Badass Messiah, and what that says about America

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Imagine a world where everyone is a superhero. Would you like to live there? Do you think it would be better than our own world? Or would it be worse? This is an important question, because judging by the most successful movies made in 2012, our country — and our world — really likes superheroes. We all know that the two highest-grossing films of 2012 were about superheroes – The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. The third major superhero movie released last summer was, The Amazing Spider-Man, which earned $262 million domestically. It was the sixth-highest-grossing movie of the year in American theaters. We tend to lump these movies together because they are all about costumed codenamed characters who originated in comic books. They are Superhero Movies. READ FULL STORY

YouTube releases top 10 trailers of the year: 'Hunger Games', 'Dark Knight Rises', and...

YouTube just released their list of top 10 trailers of the year.

The top rankers aren’t necessarily simply the most viewed. Instead, YouTube looked at view count, view rate (how much of a clip people chose to watch), and organic views. While Hunger Games and Dark Knight Rises of course cracked the top 10, and other loyal viewers couldn’t get enough of Ted or Daniel Craig in Skyfall, the number one spot may surprise you if you’re not an avid videogame fan.

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Tops on Facebook in 2012: 'Hunger Games,' fun., Channing Tatum, and (no joke) 'Duck Dynasty'

This morning, Facebook announced its “2012 Year in Review,” a series of lists of the top trends of the year. And befitting a website that boasts hundreds of millions of users, popular, youth-skewing taste ruled the day — with one very hairy exception.

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Best of 2012: The crying game

We don’t really enjoy watching our favorite characters suffer – but great crying scenes are cathartic, moving, and totally captivating. They’re also rare; it’s easy enough to tug at heartstrings with manipulative music cues, but it takes real skill to make an audience empathize with someone whose job is to fake emotions. Get a hanky ready – here are our favorite crying scenes of 2012.

Carrie (Claire Danes), Homeland

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Claire Danes is Hollywood’s best crier. (Just ask the Internet.) Her tears as Carrie Mathison, Homeland’s unstable heroine, are unparalleled – and so ubiquitous that it’s impossible to single out just one crying scene from the Showtime drama’s second season. Trust us on this one; when Danes’s chin starts trembling and it looks like “her whole face is chewing gum,” you’ll want to pay attention.

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Jennifer Lawrence: 'In Hollywood, I'm obese'

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When The Hunger Games was released in March, several critics had an issue with star Jennifer Lawrence: they thought she didn’t look quite hungry enough.

“A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The New York Times. Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere also took note of Lawrence’s size, saying that she “seems too big” for her co-star Josh Hutcherson: “She’s a fairly tall, big-boned lady (I’ve been in a hotel room with her) who’s maybe 5′ 8″, and he seems to be something like 5’7″.” Variety‘s Justin Chang was a bit more oblique with his dig: “Hunger, the one constant in Katniss’ hard-scrabble life, barely even seems to register.”

The craziest thing of all: None of this is shocking to Lawrence herself. “In Hollywood, I’m obese,” the Oscar nominee says in Elle magazine’s December issue. “I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.” (Aw, why you gotta pick on Batman II like that, Jen?)

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'Law and Order: SVU' to tackle 'Fifty Shades' -- What other popular books would you want to see as episodes?

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Law & Order: SVU is officially the latest to embrace the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. As we reported on Wednesday, the show has announced plans to dedicate a whole episode to E L James’ erotic novel. The episode will follow the author of a “wildly successful S&M romance novel” called “25 Acts.” When she is assaulted by the host of a popular TV show, the team tries to convince her to press charges. But in their attempt to help her, they uncover a secret from her past that could threaten her very livelihood. (DUM DUM.)

While the Law & Order franchise is famous for featuring “ripped from the headlines” plot lines, this may be the first time we’ve seen them tackle a book. (I confess, I have not seen every episode of Law & Order: SVU, so correct me if I’m wrong.) We think they’ve put their finger on a sleeping market, however, so we’ve decided to help the showrunners along by suggesting some other book-based story lines.
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Cookie Monster and Grover take on 'The Avengers,' 'The Hunger Games,' and more...in song!

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We still may not be able to tell you exactly how to get to Sesame Street, but the neighborhood’s beloved denizens know their way to the EW offices. Last year, Elmo and Cookie Monster dropped in to give us their versions of some popular TV shows, but this time around Elmo was too busy working on Elmo: The Musical—the show’s new singing-and-dancing segment that will replace the popular Elmo’s World—to make another visit. Luckily for us, Grover and Cookie Monster (a.k.a. the Blue Brothers) had enough wiggle room in their schedules to stop by to sing a few musical numbers of their own, parodying the likes of The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Doctor Who, and even The Newsroom. So if you were one of the many viewers who thought Aaron Sorkin’s biggest mistake was not saddling his newsman protagonist with a crippling cookie addiction, then this video is for you!

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Cinna hits on Katniss in the Bad Lip Reading of 'The Hunger Games' -- VIDEO

We’ve already had a Bad Lip Reading of the first Twilight movie, so what happens when we apply those skills to The Hunger Games? Only good things.

Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has got “the squirts,” which leaves me to wonder how hungry she really is. Cinna’s (Lenny Kravitz) is not so much a classy Tom Ford as he is the creepy Herbert the Pervert from Family Guy. The girl from Orphan is mad that Katniss stole her boyfriend, while Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) takes advantage of his time in the cave to learn about the birds and the bees. All that and more — check out the hilariousness below: READ FULL STORY

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