November 25, 2013 |
Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) must fight to the death against other teenagers who have been forced by the powerful Capitol to participate in the nation's annual blood sport. Lionsgate, the studio responsible for the films, is promoting "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and CoverGirl makeup with a website, Capitol Couture . The site is a visually stunning, in-character spectacle, with contributors pretending to work for, and live in, the Capitol.
April 4, 2012 |
Joining my 9-year-old daughter and a sizable slice of the American population, I queued up last week to watch"The Hunger Games. "My daughter had just read the book and was giddy with excitement. Reviewers had reassured me that scenes in the film showing children fighting each other to the death on orders of a totalitarian state had been carefully edited. Still, the movie turned my stomach - and not because of what I saw on the screen. What flashed through my mind were images of North Korea.
August 12, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence always knew she'd be famous. Yeah, she said it. But it's not what you think. The zany and eclectic young star, who started her career at age 14 when she was photographed by a model scout in New York's Union Square, captured our hearts while doing the media rounds during awards season. She tripped over her Dior dress at the SAG Awards, boldly faced the customary wardrobe malfunction headlines , sassed late-night talk-show hosts and freaked out - fan-girl style - when she met Jack Nicholson.
April 12, 2012 |
In just a few months, actress Jennifer Lawrence will return to the arena to fight for her life again as Katniss Everdeen in "Catching Fire," the sequel to "The Hunger Games. " But her director and off-screen mentor, Gary Ross, will not be joining the fight. Ross and Lionsgate, the studio behind the hit movie, surprised millions of fans and many in Hollywood - even some who work at the Santa Monica company - with the news that the director was giving up the franchise's reins.
March 25, 2012 |
Danielle Pepers is such a fan of"The Hunger Games"that she had the book's unofficial mascot - a mockingjay - tattooed on her right arm this month. But her intrigue with the books and movie, which hit theaters Friday, didn't stop there. On a recent Wednesday, Pepers, 27, was shopping for T-shirts and jewelry at Hot Topic, a teen-oriented chain store at the Glendale Galleria that sells pop-culture ephemera. A mound of movie tie-in merchandise greeted her at the door. There were knee socks, pillowcases and nail polish.
January 17, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence slides into a booth at the casually elegant Culina restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel. She's on a lunch break from the daylong grind of promoting the international release of "Silver Linings Playbook," but she's not eating because she just shared a "brick" of homemade lasagna that a journalist gave her during her last interview. Lawrence does accept the focaccia bread and olive oil a waiter offers and politely declines another offering once she's finished. "If I'm going to wear this skirt," Lawrence says, laughing, pointing to the mid-length white number she's sporting, "I can't fit another thing into my gut. " When the waiter touts the lightness of the bread, Lawrence interjects.