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November 8, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jennifer Lawrence's new pixie haircut is "catching fire," but the result came from dye damage and other overstyling. No, it wasn't just to freak out "Hunger Games" fans who shudder at the thought of Katniss Everdeen without her signature brunet braid. "No, this isn't how Katniss is going to look in the next movies, don't worry," the 23-year-old star said during a Yahoo chat on Thursday. "I'm wearing a wig [in them]. " PHOTOS: Jennifer Lawrence's life in pictures "I don't know, I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like [shoulder-length]
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November 28, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Walt Disney Pictures' computer-animated 3-D musical “Frozen” likely won't topple “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at the holiday box office, but the fairy tale is already drawing big numbers, according to early estimates. On Wednesday alone, “Frozen” took in more than $15 million. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's “The Snow Queen,” the film could take in as much as $70 million over five days in its first weekend in wide release, The Times earlier reported . The tale of two princess sisters, voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, was introduced last weekend at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
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November 20, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Second movies in a series can be such a comfort: We already know the key characters, we have a sense of where the plot is going, we just have to hang on and enjoy the thrills. Which is what happens with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. " An effective piece of melodramatic popular entertainment that savvily builds on the foundation established by the first "Hunger Games" movie, "Catching Fire" layers in increased visual brio while remaining faithful to the essence of a trilogy popular enough to have more than 50 million copies in print.
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November 20, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Second movies in a series can be such a comfort: We already know the key characters, we have a sense of where the plot is going, we just have to hang on and enjoy the thrills. Which is what happens with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. " An effective piece of melodramatic popular entertainment that savvily builds on the foundation established by the first "Hunger Games" movie, "Catching Fire" layers in increased visual brio while remaining faithful to the essence of a trilogy popular enough to have more than 50 million copies in print.
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August 22, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
After wide speculation, Lionsgate confirmed that it has cast Sam Claflin, best known for his turn in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," to portray the role of Finnick Odair in the upcoming sequel to"The Hunger Games. " Charismatic and manipulative, Finnick, a former Hunger Games victor, is one of the most compelling new tributes Katniss Everdeen must face as she returns to the arena. Katniss forms a rather suspicious alliance with the charming victor, unsure of where his loyalties lie. The role was one of much speculation with Internet chatter speculating on a slew of young actors that could play the integral part in the second chapter of the trilogy.
NEWS
November 12, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior -- and her new pixie cut -- to the world premiere of  "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Monday. Elizabeth Banks wore a stunning Jason Wu ball gown with cutouts. [Hollywood Life] Their co-star Jena Malone was dressed in a fringed crimson gown by Monique Lhuillier. [Perez Hilton] The film's director, Francis Lawrence, is taking the blame for his leading lady's new short haircut, by the way. Jennifer had to cut her hair because of all the damage done when Francis insisted she dye her locks rather than wear a wig in the film.
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June 28, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
Running through a battle environment killing teens while a global audience watches in glee doesn't (one hopes) have much in common with the world we live in. But Jennifer Lawrence -- who of course plays Katniss Everdeen in said environment's “Hunger Games” -- thinks the film's sequel will offer a certain verisimilitude. “The new movie will be very real, which is what I'm excited about,” she told 24 Frames of “Catching Fire,” which Francis Lawrence will direct. “I really like his take, which is a lot of what I liked in Gary Ross,” she added.
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November 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Pixie dust is sprinkling its way throughout Hollywood in the form of pixie haircuts, with Jennifer Lawrence being the latest celeb to bid adieu to her flowing long locks and say hello to the elfin look. The star of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" debuted the chop - that recently claimed Pamela Anderson , Kristin Chenoweth and Beyonce - on Wednesday. A photo of the Oscar-winning franchise queen du jour was posted on her official Facebook page with the caption: "Headed up north for #GLOBALFANDAY with The Hunger Games Catching Fire cast.
NEWS
February 19, 1995 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
Can racist remarks spring only from racist lips? The question has reared its head in recent weeks after the disclosure of unfortunate comments by high-profile people who claimed afterward that they didn't mean what they said. Last month, a white weather caster in Detroit compared black men to gorillas in ad-libbed banter between segments during an evening newscast.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman and Steven Zeitchik
After riding through Rome, London, Berlin, Madrid and Paris for glitzy premieres and packed junkets, Jennifer Lawrence and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” posse made its much-anticipated stop at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, premiering the Katniss Everdeen movie in the U.S. ahead of its release Thursday. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the new film follows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) as she returns to District 12 after her victory at the end of “The Hunger Games” and finds her life has grown a lot more complicated.
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November 19, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman and Steven Zeitchik
After riding through Rome, London, Berlin, Madrid and Paris for glitzy premieres and packed junkets, Jennifer Lawrence and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” posse made its much-anticipated stop at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, premiering the Katniss Everdeen movie in the U.S. ahead of its release Thursday. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the new film follows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) as she returns to District 12 after her victory at the end of “The Hunger Games” and finds her life has grown a lot more complicated.
NEWS
November 12, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior -- and her new pixie cut -- to the world premiere of  "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Monday. Elizabeth Banks wore a stunning Jason Wu ball gown with cutouts. [Hollywood Life] Their co-star Jena Malone was dressed in a fringed crimson gown by Monique Lhuillier. [Perez Hilton] The film's director, Francis Lawrence, is taking the blame for his leading lady's new short haircut, by the way. Jennifer had to cut her hair because of all the damage done when Francis insisted she dye her locks rather than wear a wig in the film.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jennifer Lawrence's new pixie haircut is "catching fire," but the result came from dye damage and other overstyling. No, it wasn't just to freak out "Hunger Games" fans who shudder at the thought of Katniss Everdeen without her signature brunet braid. "No, this isn't how Katniss is going to look in the next movies, don't worry," the 23-year-old star said during a Yahoo chat on Thursday. "I'm wearing a wig [in them]. " PHOTOS: Jennifer Lawrence's life in pictures "I don't know, I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like [shoulder-length]
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Pixie dust is sprinkling its way throughout Hollywood in the form of pixie haircuts, with Jennifer Lawrence being the latest celeb to bid adieu to her flowing long locks and say hello to the elfin look. The star of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" debuted the chop - that recently claimed Pamela Anderson , Kristin Chenoweth and Beyonce - on Wednesday. A photo of the Oscar-winning franchise queen du jour was posted on her official Facebook page with the caption: "Headed up north for #GLOBALFANDAY with The Hunger Games Catching Fire cast.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
After wide speculation, Lionsgate confirmed that it has cast Sam Claflin, best known for his turn in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," to portray the role of Finnick Odair in the upcoming sequel to"The Hunger Games. " Charismatic and manipulative, Finnick, a former Hunger Games victor, is one of the most compelling new tributes Katniss Everdeen must face as she returns to the arena. Katniss forms a rather suspicious alliance with the charming victor, unsure of where his loyalties lie. The role was one of much speculation with Internet chatter speculating on a slew of young actors that could play the integral part in the second chapter of the trilogy.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
Running through a battle environment killing teens while a global audience watches in glee doesn't (one hopes) have much in common with the world we live in. But Jennifer Lawrence -- who of course plays Katniss Everdeen in said environment's “Hunger Games” -- thinks the film's sequel will offer a certain verisimilitude. “The new movie will be very real, which is what I'm excited about,” she told 24 Frames of “Catching Fire,” which Francis Lawrence will direct. “I really like his take, which is a lot of what I liked in Gary Ross,” she added.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Walt Disney Pictures' computer-animated 3-D musical “Frozen” likely won't topple “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at the holiday box office, but the fairy tale is already drawing big numbers, according to early estimates. On Wednesday alone, “Frozen” took in more than $15 million. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's “The Snow Queen,” the film could take in as much as $70 million over five days in its first weekend in wide release, The Times earlier reported . The tale of two princess sisters, voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, was introduced last weekend at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2007 | Chris Lee, Times Staff Writer
Last year, they shut down New York for a few hours so Will Smith could be alone. It came neither easy nor cheap, snarling traffic and making more than a few people very angry in the process.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2007 | Chris Lee, Times Staff Writer
Last year, they shut down New York for a few hours so Will Smith could be alone. It came neither easy nor cheap, snarling traffic and making more than a few people very angry in the process.
NEWS
February 19, 1995 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
Can racist remarks spring only from racist lips? The question has reared its head in recent weeks after the disclosure of unfortunate comments by high-profile people who claimed afterward that they didn't mean what they said. Last month, a white weather caster in Detroit compared black men to gorillas in ad-libbed banter between segments during an evening newscast.
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