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Who do you want to direct 'Catching Fire'?


Yesterday, I looked at the tricky question of what filmmakers have not only all the various skills needed to assume the newly-vacant director’s chair for The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, but actually have a schedule free enough to do it. In the real world, a much smaller list of filmmakers satisfies all those conditions, making Lionsgate’s task at finding their replacement for Gary Ross that much harder.

But let’s not live in the real world just now. What director would you want to direct Catching Fire? Who do you think would be able to handle both the big, effects-driven action scenes and the moments of wrenching emotional tumult in Suzanne Collins’ darker, weirder, more political second book? Who do you feel would bring an exciting new spark to the ever-complicated story of Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch, and a host of new, exciting characters? Is it an established, A-list director, or a brash up-and-comer? Culling from reader suggestions on yesterday’s post, here are 10 possibilities — but by all means, nominate your favorite in the comments if you don’t find it here! READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games': 'Survivor' alums Coach, Parvati, Cochran, Eliza, and Jenna Morasca reveal their strategies if they had to fight to the death

Sure, the Hunger Games already have a slogan. But if the gamemakers of the Capitol ever get tired of “May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor” they would do well to consider “Outwit, Outplay, Outlast” as a substitute. Luckily enough for today’s Survivor contestants we don’t live in Panem and Jeff Probst hasn’t started wearing cake makeup, so the backstabbing that occurs on CBS’ venerable franchise is still just metaphorical. For now, anyway.

EW wondered what a few notable former Survivor contestants would do if they were thrown into the Hunger Games arena and risked having more snuffed out, so to speak, than their torches. So, to get you psyched for our live chat of tonight’s Survivor: One World at 8:00 p.m. ET, we got Coach Wade, Parvati Shallow, John Cochran, Jenna Morasca, and Eliza Orlins to confide in us what their respective strategies would be—and how they think they’d fare–if they were to find themselves on a show produced by Seneca Crane instead of Mark Burnett. Here’s what they had to say. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a shock that Coach’s strategy involves a suicide pact. READ FULL STORY

'Hunger Games,' Adele, and 'Game of Thrones' references top pop culture baby names

The pop culture babies are coming! Baby naming website Nameberry has made predictions of what the most popular baby names of 2012 will be based on an analysis of almost 3 million page views on their site. The guesses are an eye-opening, pop culture revelation of what is hitting with soon-to-be parents. Highlights below:

'The Hunger Games': Mattel debuts Katniss Everdeen Barbie -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK


We told you last month that — whether you like it or not — Mattel is turning The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen into a Barbie doll.

Now, EW is happy to share the exclusive first look at the iconic heroine after being filtered through Mattel’s Barbie-making factory. This Katniss isn’t wearing her reaping dress — instead, and rather fittingly, she’s wearing what she wore into the Games and comes complete with a miniature mockingjay pin, bow and arrow, forest-tromping boots, and that one, plump braid. You can find a full-body shot of the Katniss Barbie — as well as further details about the doll’s creation from its designer, Bill Greening — below.


Kim Kardashian talks Kanye, Katniss, Kris, and Britney on 'Today' -- VIDEO

Kimye: It might be the most annoying A-list power couple moniker since Bennifer. Despite Kanye West’s over-the-counter ode to Kim Kardashian, the reality star kept mostly mum about her relationship with the bombastic rapper during a visit to the Today show this morning, save to say that they’re longtime friends and “You never know what the future holds or where my life will take me.”

Oh yeah, and The Hunger Games (the movie she saw on a reported date with West) was “really interesting.”

Kardashian also discussed her divorce, her newfound appreciation for Britney Spears, and, of course, that infamous flour bomb. See the full interview below. READ FULL STORY

'Hunger Games' District 12 up for sale: How much would YOU pay to live like Katniss?

Yesterday, we gave you the keys to Panem’s last-but-not-least division (okay, it is the least): District 12, where dozens of Hunger Games fanatics are satisfying their taste for all things Katniss Everdeen by traveling in by the droves. Today, it seems the sky is the limit — or at least a solid 72 acres. Start lining up your sponsors, Games fans! Because not only can you visit Henry River Mill Village near Hildebran, N.C., now you can own it. READ FULL STORY

'Hunger Games' tourism: See District 12 -- and the Arena -- in the flesh

Nobody in Panem really wants to be in District 12 — not even those unfortunate enough to call it home. From its ramshackle houses to the Little House on the Prairie-style garb its people wear, Katniss Everdeen’s birthplace is bleak, gray, and depressingly old-fashioned. In fact, the only less desirable location in Panem might be the arena where the Hunger Games themselves are held.

Then again, Hunger Games super-fans don’t exactly see things that way. According to People, droves of them are flocking to North Carolina so that they can visit locations seen in the blockbuster film — and imagine themselves as citizens of Panem. READ FULL STORY

'Hunger Games' Rue helps Essence celebrate the strength and beauty of mothers

Amandla Stenberg won our hearts playing Rue in The Hunger Games. The 13-year-old wasn’t just adorable — despite being pitted against older warriors in a fight to the death — but her character’s demise was the moment that captured all the tragedy of Suzanne Collins’ book.

It’s no surprise that Stenberg’s mother has played a guiding role in her daughter’s career, and Essence‘s upcoming May issue is a joyful celebration of the bond between mother and child. “My mom reminds me that all things are possible,” said Stenberg. “If I’m feeling unsure, she’ll say, ‘Hey, you’re Rue!’ Within months after reading the novel The Hunger Games, I went from telling my mom that I could see myself as this character to actually getting the role. My mother reminds me that if I could manifest such an important role just because I wanted it so much, all of my dreams are possible.”

Click below for a larger version of Amandla and her mother, Karen Brailsford. READ FULL STORY

'Entertainment Geekly': EW's geek podcast tackles 'Game of Thrones,' 'Saga,' and 'The Hunger Games'

On this week’s episode of Entertainment Geekly — our new podcast devoted to all things science fiction, fantasy, and generally weird in an awesome way — Jeff Jensen and I tackle a couple of fantasy-themed projects, including the return of HBO’s Game of Thrones and the debut of Brian K. Vaughan’s new comic series, Saga.

There’s also a brief tangent on the release of the hotly unanticipated remake-sequel Wrath of the Titans, followed by a lengthy conversation about The Hunger Games. Having not read the books, Jeff enjoyed the movie and thinks it could be a game changer for Hollywood. I was a fan of the books — and a wanna-be philosophy major — so I think the film missed the whole point Suzanne Collins was trying to make. Bloodshed ensues. Actually, no, we just talk out our differences. Clearly, Jeff and I both play Paragon in Mass Effect, and if you understand what that means, you’re a total nerd and my soulmate. Listen below! READ FULL STORY

'Hunger Games' propaganda posters: Panem wants YOU!


Panem’s Capitol is a futuristic nightmare filled with garish colors, slick death traps, and genetically engineered monsters that sport the hungry eyes of murdered children. (Suzanne Collins certainly knows how to paint a picture.) The rest of the post-apocalyptic Hunger Games world, though, is weirdly retro. District 3 may be devoted to creating electric doodads, but Katniss Everdeen’s home base of District 12 might as well be trapped in the 1930s. Several reviewers even noted that in Gary Ross’s film adaptation, the area looked like it emerged fully formed from a Dorothea Lange photo.

It makes sense, then, that Panem would embrace an old-fashioned aesthetic in its hypothetical propaganda posters. CollegeHumor staffers Caldwell Tanner and Nathan Yaffe — much like this Cafe Press artist — took that idea and ran with it, creating a series of Capitol-approved banners that cheekily promote President Snow’s agenda. Take a look at our three favorites below — then head to College Humor to see the rest of the set.


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