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Woody Harrelson tells Colbert he's off pot: 'I haven't had anything since this morning'

Here’s how you know you’re about to watch an entertaining interview from The Colbert Report: Comedy Central’s tags for it include “Woody Harrelson,” “friends,” “audience interaction,” “let’s move on,” “sexual advances,” “marijuana,” and “Jay Leno.”

Last time the Hunger Games star stopped by Colbert’s show, the host ended up shaving his guest’s head. Harrelson’s visit wasn’t quite as exciting this time around — but between casually unbuttoning his shirt to reveal the name of his new Off-Broadway play, presenting Colbert with a sweaty tee he wore while “biking over” to the show that afternoon, and facetiously announcing that he’s quit drugs (“I mean, I haven’t had anything since this morning, so it’s going extremely well”), the actor does plenty to amuse in the following clip. Congratulations, Woody Harrelson: You just may be the perfect talk show guest. See for yourself below.

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Target goes high-end with 'The Hunger Games' limited-edition merchandise

Target has seen massive success with its designer capsule collections, now the retail giant is aiming for a bullseye with a limited-edition run of Hunger Games merchandise.

At midnight on August 18th — the same day the movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray — a 14-carat-gold reproduction of Katniss Everdeen’s Mockingjay pin ($999), a replica of the Hunger Games heroine’s leather jacket ($349) and a lithograph signed by stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson ($699) will go on sale at Target.com.

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Watch My Sport: U.S. women's soccer midfielder Megan Rapinoe edition

While the Olympics don’t officially kick off until July 27, early round soccer play starts today. The U.S. women’s team, which has won gold in three of the four Olympics since women’s soccer was introduced as a sport, takes on France. Catch the match live at noon ET on NBC Sports Network or NBCOlympics.com.

We asked first-time Olympian Megan Rapinoe what makes women’s soccer great TV. “Look for me, I think I’m great TV,” she said, laughing. If you saw her grab an on-field mic and sing “Born in the U.S.A.” after scoring a goal at the 2011 World Cup, you know she’s not lying. “I think that we’re different from the past teams. I feel like they were pretty girl-next-door. We have a good mix for everyone. There are some darker players, some happy-go-lucky players,” she says. “And we’re good. And we win. And it’s always fun to root for the winning team.”*

*Especially if some of its players visit a castle where Harry Potter was filmed on their day off from training, risk injury to play Quidditch (watching defender Kelley O’Hara wipe out at 2:18 in the video below will never not be funny), and make a Katniss reference while shooting a bow and arrow. READ FULL STORY

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards: EW's alternate-category winners -- plus the real ones!

All of those crazy kids’ favorite vamps, wolves, “unique” hairstyles, a bunch of promos for Fox’s fall TV lineup, and scores of unwanted brightly hued surfboards came out to party at last night’s 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

The X Factor‘s Demi Lovato and Glee‘s Kevin McHale co-hosted. Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, and Carly Rae Jepsen performed, and — get this — No Doubt sang live. Hey, it is the ’90s!

The full list of TCA winners is on page 3 of this post; my own personal winners of Fox’s two-hour telecast are below. By all means, list your own in the comments.

Choice Approximation to a Horse’s Ass

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Where could 'Mockingjay' be split into two parts?

It’s the hottest thing in Hollywood, you guys: Splitting the final volume of a massively popular YA novel series into two feature films, thereby doubling the size of the studio’s Scrooge McDuck money pit box office receipts. Today, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay officially joined the club: Lionsgate announced Suzanne Collins’ final book in her bestselling series would be two films to be released on successive Thanksgivings in 2014 and 2015. (Other members of said club include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1 and 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, with the final two Matrix films and the middle two Pirates of the Caribbean films forming a sister club next door.)

But pulling off this kind of final book spliteroo is not simple surgery. READ FULL STORY

Another Hemsworth? Third brother headed to Hollywood

The trinity of Hemsworth hotness will soon be complete: Luke, the oldest of the three brothers, will join Chris and Liam in Hollywood, reports Deadline. Although the first to catch the acting bug, Luke, 32, has worked exclusively in the family’s native Australia. He reportedly signed with his siblings’ management team last year and will soon have big blockbuster shoes to fill: his younger brothers Chris, 28, and Liam, 22, starred in two of this year’s highest grossing U.S. films, The Avengers and The Hunger Games, respectively. Hemsworth most recently shot Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, a miniseries about two warring motorcycle clubs in Sydney. Try and spot him… READ FULL STORY

Teen Choice Awards: Second round of nominees announced

Stop what you’re doing and call your niece — the second wave of Teen Choice Award nominations rolled out today, and it’s exactly what you were expecting.

The first round was a Hunger Games, Twilight and Justin Bieber bonanza. With the new categories, it’s more of the same.

The nominations bring good news for Kristen Stewart. Current EW cover star The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and Snow White and the Huntsman lead the second wave of nominations with seven each.

While the big movie categories were already announced, we’ve now learned that Choice Movie: Romance will force teens to decide between The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and The Vow. READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' casting rumors: Who would make the best Finnick?

CATCHING-FIRE

Not unlike Catching Fire’s Finnick Odair, Lionsgate’s casting department is aiming carefully with its net. For the role of the endearingly arrogant tribute in the upcoming The Hunger Games sequel, they’re searching for a tall, good-looking, Caucasian male actor in his late 20s to early 30s.

I know what you’re thinking, because I thought the same thing at first: “How will they ever find someone in Hollywood who matches that description?” But according to a recent report, the studio has tracked down not just one but three actors who possess all those qualities: Garrett Hedlund, Armie Hammer, and Taylor Kitsch. READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries,' 'Hunger Games,' and Bieber dominate Teen Choice Award nominations

On July 22, adolescents will briefly stop texting in order to celebrate their favorite movies, TV shows, musicians, sports stars, and more at the 14th annual Teen Choice Awards. Who are we kidding — they’ll be texting as they celebrate. The show’s nominee list was revealed today, and it’s filled with exactly what you’d expect: The Hunger Games, vampires, Justin Bieber, and more vampires.

The Hunger Games is going head-to-head with Twilight: The One With the Sex (a.k.a. Breaking Dawn Part I), as well as The AvengersMirror Mirror, and Wrath of the Titans in the Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence racked up individual nominations as well, as did the Hunger Games book trilogy. Yes, there’s now a Choice Book award. Other nominees include the Twilight saga, the Divergent series, Nicholas Sparks’ The Lucky One, and…The Giver, which was first published in 1993, before most of today’s teenagers were born.

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Mockingjays: Coming soon to a laboratory near you!

MOCKINGJAY

Hunger Games fans, are you unsatisfied with this ho-hum world full of naturally occurring animals? Well, never fear! According to a New York Times article, the books’ symbolic mockingjay — the Capitol-flouting hybrid of a mockingbird and the fictional jabberjay spy bird — isn’t inconceivable. “The tools needed to modify organisms are already widely dispersed in industry and beyond. Do-it-yourself biology is growing,” writes James Gorman. He cited Freeman Dyson of the Princeton-based Institute for Advanced Study (former home to Albert Einstein), who “envisioned the tools of biotechnology spreading to everyone, including pet breeders and children, and leading to ‘an explosion of diversity of new living creatures.'”

The chance to hear the mockingjay’s rebel song got us thinking: What other fictional animals would we like to see made real? Read on for a few of our ideas, then share your own. READ FULL STORY

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