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This post has been updated with new information. Jennifer Lawrence is currently on a press tour for Passengers with Chris Pratt, and her recent stop on The Graham Norton Show earlier this month is causing controversy. After discussing the film, Jennifer told a story about how she used to scratch her butt on ancient and sacred rocks while filming The Hunger Games in Hawaii. "You're not supposed to sit on them because you're not supposed to expose your genitalia to them," she said. "I, however, was in a wetsuit . . . and they were so good for butt itching." She then went on to explain how one of the rocks became loose and it almost killed one of the sound guys. Naturally, people weren't happy with Jen over her seemingly lack of awareness for Hawaiian culture. After many fans took to social media expressing their outrage and demanding that the actress apologize, »
- Monica Sisavat
Jennifer Lawrence can scratch one apology off her list. “The Hunger Games” star took to Facebook on Friday to address the uproar she created last week, after telling a story about nearly killing a crew member while scratching her butt on sacred rocks in Hawaii. In a message that began “From Jen, to the internet,” Lawrence wrote, “I meant absolutely no disrespect to the Hawaiian people.” “I really thought that I was being self-deprecating about the fact that I was ‘the curse,’ but I understand the way it was perceived was not funny and I apologize if I offended anyone, »
- Tim Kenneally
With filming set to begin for the sequel to the excellent Jurassic World, there’s been a huge amount of speculation as to who will feature in the big budget movie.
So far Jurassic World’s Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt have been lined up to make a return to the Jurassic Park franchise - hopefully Howard will have adequate footwear this time - and there are plenty of other familiar faces set to make a reappearance.
In particular it’s the return of B.D. Wong that gives the biggest clues as to how this dinosaur-themed franchise will develop. Wong featured as the sinister Dr Henry Wu in the previous movies, and his role as a geneticist who develops a particularly nasty kind of weaponized dinosaurs means that there’ll be no shortage of action in the next movie.
Other great actors who’ve been rumored to feature in »
Pete’s Dragon, a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film centered on an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot — who just so happens to be a dragon – is out Now on Digital Download, Blu-ray™ and DVD. You could win this heartwarming adventure to enjoy and just in time to entertain the entire family this Christmas!
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Families will be captivated by this magical movie followed by never-before-seen bonus features, including a revealing look at director David Lowery’s personal diary kept during the filming of “Pete’s Dragon,” including the design process behind the lovable dragon Elliot, deleted scenes, a tour of the film’s breathtaking production location of New Zealand, audio commentary by filmmakers/actors and hilarious bloopers.
- Paul Heath
Jennifer Lawrence’s itchy butt is in hot water again, as far as many social-media users are concerned. The “Hunger Games” star has come under fire after telling a story about nearly killing a crew member while scratching her rear end on sacred rocks while filming the dystopian franchise in Hawaii. Lawrence relayed the tale while appearing on “The Graham Norton Show” last week, recalling how, while filming “The Hunger Games,” she discovered that a set of “sacred rocks” at the location were ideal for relieving itches. Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence Recalls Near-Fatal Butt-Scratching Incident (Video) Unfortunately, one day, Lawrence took things an itch. »
- Tim Kenneally
“The Hunger Games” studio Lionsgate has closed its $4.4 billion deal to acquire pay-tv network Starz, after the two companies’ shareholders approved the merger in a near-unanimous vote, Lionsgate announced in a Thursday statement. Under the terms of the deal, each share of Lionsgate common stock (Lgf) will be reclassified into half voting and half newly created non-voting shares. Holders of Starz Series A common stock (Strza) will also receive $18 in cash per share, as well as 0.6784 of a share of Lionsgate non-voting stock. Essentially, that offer adds up to a total value of $32.73 per share, an 18 percent premium »
- Matt Pressberg
Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), the Power Rangers big-screen redux stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, Rj Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as Zordon, Bill Hader as the voice of Alpha 5, and Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as Rita Repulsa.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threats. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to »
- Phil Wheat
They’re currently filming one of the most anticipated flicks of 2018 — but even Sandra Bullock and Rihanna need to eat!
The Oscar winner and the Grammy winner chowed down on hot dogs and fries at the popular Big Apple fast food chain Papaya King on Wednesday, while shooting Ocean’s Eight in New York City.
The A-list stars appeared to be in costume at they ate — suggesting the meal was a planned scene for the upcoming all-female version of Ocean’s Eleven. The actresses even shared a pair of white earbuds plugged into a transmitter device — the perfect technology used when on a heist. »
- Dave Quinn
After a period of speculation, it seems that Homeland star Damian Lewis has joined the cast of the upcoming franchise spin off, Ocean’s 8, and will appear as the villain of the piece. With the director of the original Ocean’s trilogy – Steven Soderbergh – on board as producer, the writer-director of this new instalment is Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville), with Olivia Milch co-writing.
The project is already shooting in New York City and features an all-star female cast, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Akwkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. The character played by Sandra Bullock is essentially the lead, in the same way that George Clooney was the lead in Ocean’s Eleven – while Blanchett plays her ‘deputy’ (equivalent to Brad Pitt in the earlier film).
Damian Lewis is now confirmed to play the former lover of Bullock, and the target of her next heist. »
- Sarah Myles
It appears that the ladies of Ocean’s Eight have zeroed in on their heist target, as Variety claims that Homeland actor Damian Lewis is in final negotiations to play the main antagonist and ex-lover of Sandra Bullock’s character in the upcoming all-female Ocean’s Eleven spinoff.
By the sound of it, Lewis will be taking on a role not unlike that of Andy Garcia’s Terry Benedict in much of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. Originally, it was believed that the actor would only be making a cameo in the film after he was spotted on set, but it soon became clear that his role was much larger than that.
Since leaving Homeland after three seasons with an Emmy and Golden Globe for Best Actor – Drama in his hands, Lewis has been working steadily, starring in such TV projects as Wolf Hall and Billions. Billions drew in »
- Justin Cook
Donnie Darko Where Are They Now? We take a look back to see what happened to the cast and filmmakers behind this modern cult classic.
Read our Donnie Darko Where Are They Now feature below.
Donnie Darko Where Are They Now
Can you believe it’s been fifteen years since we were first introduced to Donnie Darko? Released back in 2001, the film told of eponymous eighties teenager Donnie whose life starts to unravel after a visit from a time-travelling giant rabbit named Frank. Donnie Darko is a mind-bending movie that has since amassed a substantial cult following over the years.
To mark the special Birthday, Arrow Films are releasing a special edition version of the film. When we say special, we mean really genuinely special. The new release not only features new content in the shape of interviews etc., but also a 4K restoration of the movie itself. This painstaking »
- Kat Hughes
The 26-year-old Oscar winner appeared on The Graham Norton Show Friday, where she recounted a story about how she almost killed a crew member on the set of the second installment in the Hunger Games franchise while trying to scratch her butt.
The Catching Fire filming was taking place in Hawaii, Lawrence explained, where she was costumed in a wet suit for most of the day. Though she and her costars were warned not to disturb the sacred stones on »
- Dave Quinn
The Hunger Games phenomenon continues to be at a fever pitch long after the series' end. You probably know more than a few people who are fervent about the series (and may be obsessed yourself), so for fans of the postapocalyptic tale, we have plenty of gifts, from essentials like DVDs and book sets to cutesy apparel and accessories. Check them out and may the gift-giving odds be ever in your favor! Related:See the Cast of The Hunger Games Grow Up Before Your Eyes"I Volunteer as Tribute!" and 23 Other Hunger Games Quotes You Can Use Every Day »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Behold, the power of Jennifer Lawrence’s behind — capable of nearly crushing a poor crew member to death. Lawrence revealed how her desire to scratch an itch on her posterior nearly killed a man while filming “The Hunger Games” during an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” this week. As J-Law recalled, she discovered that a set of “sacred rocks” at the location were ideal for relieving itches. Also Read: 'Fappening' Hacker Gets 18 Months in Prison in Nude Celebrity Photo Case “Oh my god, they were so good for butt-itching,” the actress recalled. Unfortunately, one day, Lawrence took things an itch too far, »
- Tim Kenneally
Jennifer Lawrence has shared a few on-screen smooches with some of Hollywood’s hottest men. During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” the actress reveals her preparation for kissing scenes depending on who she is locking lips with. The 26-year-old star reveals her “The Hunger Games” co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson were the most […] »
- Rachel West
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The story, an adaptation of the Jason Matthews espionage novel, follows a Russian intelligence officer (Lawrence) who is ordered against her will to become a "Sparrow," a trained seductress, and to operate against a young CIA agent who handles the agency’s most important Russian mole. Joel Edgerton also is attached to star.
- Rebecca Ford
Pratt and Lawrence appear on the Friday episode of the U.K. talk show, The Graham Norton Show, and the Oscar winner opens up about the steps she now takes to make sure her breath is Ok when she's shooting a kissing scene.
"When I had to kiss Josh and Liam in The Hunger Games, I was like, ‘Who cares?’ and I’d eat mustard and tuna," she quips. "And then I did American Hustle with Christian Bale and I was like, ‘Oh damn,’ and I was really clean and ate lots and lots of mints.”
Watch: Chris Pratt Thinks It's 'Awesome' He's Called the 'Male Jennifer Lawrence'
When asked how she prepared to smooch Pratt for their intimate scenes, she adds, "With »
Picture the scene: a group of ordinary office workers are informed over the tannoy that they must abide by the rules of a sick, twisted experiment or risk being killed in cold blood. Their task? To murder a number of their co-workers while housed up in a workplace under lockdown, otherwise they’ll be bumped off in gruesome fashion – “kill three of your coworkers, or we will kill six others.”
Welcome to The Belko Experiment, James Gunn and director Greg McLean’s white-knuckle ride that tears down the pillars of society, before tapping into the most primitive instincts of the human mind – fight or flight, survival of the fittest, you name it. Evoking memories of The Hunger Games and particular Battle Royale, Gunn’s script lays the foundation for a brutal battle to the death, as those trapped in the building quickly realize that the instructions relayed through the Pa »
- Michael Briers
WGA West exec director David Young will be the chief negotiator for the guild. The WGA did not disclose when it will launch contract negotiations with the studios on a new master contract. The current three-year deal expires on May 1.
Negotiations with the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will launch Dec. 5. The DGA deal expires June 30. SAG-aftra’s deal also expires June 30.
The WGA and the AMPTP — which serves as the bargaining arm for production companies — had no comment as to details of the talks. It’s the second consecutive time that Ray (“Captain Phillips,” “The Hunger Games”) and Johannessen (an executive producer on “Homeland”) have been co-chairs of the negotiating committee.
Keyser served two two-year terms as WGA West president »
- Dave McNary
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence's Passengers press tour is already making us jealous of their friendship. Pratt, who has turned his various press tours into opportunities to show off his loveable sense of humor, has turned his Instagram into a J.Law prank machine. While traveling with The Hunger Games star, Pratt has been posting plenty of pictures with her, but he's been cropping her out of every single one. If he isn't cropping her out, Pratt is blocking her face just enough for fans to catch a glimpse of her in the background. Suffice it to say, this might be the epitome of #friendshipgoals and #prankgoals. "Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London »
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