Jennifer Lawrence needs to shut up

Jennifer Lawrence crazyOn the heels of winning her Oscar for Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence confessed to E! she was feeling a little blue (Mystique pun totally unintentional).

“I want to sit on my couch and drink and not change my pants for days at a time,” she told me on the Oscars red carpet. “Don’t ask me about my schedule because I’m sinking into a bit of depression.

What’s troubling her seems to be all the work she has lined up over the next few months. Heartbreaking, isn’t it?

Not only did she win the top honor an actor can hope to achieve (HA!), she has a steady stream of income for the near future. That’s more than most people who go to her movies can say.

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Quvenzhané Wallis is the Best Academy Award Nominee Ever [WINNERS LIST]

Quvenzhané Wallis flexingInstead of an Oscar, Quvenzhané Wallis won our hearts.

The 9-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild actress clutched a puppy purse on the red carpet, telling Ryan Seacrest she chose her adorably adult Armani dress because it was “sparkly and fluffy.”

The two times clips of Beasts were thrown on the monitor during the ceremony, she flexed her tiny muscles like her character in the “I’m the man” scene of her film and smiled a broad and innocent smile more infectious than bird flu.

During a live Tweet of the Oscars, satirical publication The Onion decided it would be funny to call her the c-word. Because… shock value?

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Differences Between ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ The Movie And Book

Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook As much as I loved Silver Linings Playbook the movie, I noticed some strange things with the timeline and didn’t completely understand why Bradley Cooper’s character suddenly seemed to forget about getting back together with his wife Nikki in favor of the girl (Tiffany, Jennifer Lawrence) he seemed to regard as a friend throughout the entire film.

Then, in the improper order, I picked up the book (with the faces and voices of the actors and actresses imprinted in my mind) and it all made sense. Here are the major differences between Silver Linings Playbook (2012) directed by David O. Russell, and The Silver Linings Playbook (2008) written by Matthew Quick…

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Jennifer Lawrence DID NOT Diss Meryl Streep at the Globes, Was Merely Quoting a 90’s Favorite

Jennifer Lawrence David Letterman 2013Before you completely disregard Jennifer Lawrence as the egomaniacal monster who dissed Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes, hear her out.

On Tuesday, Lawrence told David Letterman that her intentions were never ill-meaning, and that she was simply quoting The First Wives Club when she said “I beat Meryl” after winning the Best Actress award.

“It’s never a good idea for me to wing it, but it was a quote from ‘First Wives Club’!” She told the late night host.

I’m not on Twitter, but Twitter is very upset,” she said, mentioning that she was toying with the idea of making a public statement after Lindsay Lohan (and many others) Tweeted about it.  Continue reading “Jennifer Lawrence DID NOT Diss Meryl Streep at the Globes, Was Merely Quoting a 90’s Favorite”

Best and Worst Moments and Fashion at the 2013 Golden Globes

Amy and Tina Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Blew Ricky Gervais and all other hosts out of the water

For some reason, humanity has yet to come up with good word for the female version of a bromance. Regardless, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s girlmance/clam-admiration rivals all.

The two SNL funnyladies got laughs without really making fun of anyone. Do you have any idea how hard that is? No, you don’t, because they made it look SO DAMN EASY. Blast.

Tina: Tonight we honor the television shows that have entertained us all year, as well as the films that have only been in theaters for two days. 

Amy: That’s what makes tonight so special, only at the Golden Globes do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television [pan to Quentin Tarantino].  Continue reading “Best and Worst Moments and Fashion at the 2013 Golden Globes”

Jennifer Lawrence Envisions Saying ‘Screw All You Guys’ at Awards Shows (as Her Pants Fall Off)

Jennifer Lawrence awards season 2013Awards season has arrived, and after tonight, Jennifer Lawrence will already have attended The People’s Choice Awards, the Film Critics Awards and The Golden Globes.

Lawrence, who usually receives praise for her red carpet threads, tells E! News“I’m not a fashion person so me looking at a sketch is like looking at a long-division math problem. I just don’t know what I’m looking at so it’s really nerve-racking.”

And, in regards to acceptance speeches, recently single Lawrence (R.I.P., Tony from Skins) imagines a very specific worst-case scenario… Continue reading “Jennifer Lawrence Envisions Saying ‘Screw All You Guys’ at Awards Shows (as Her Pants Fall Off)”

2013 Oscar Nominations Include ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Lincoln, ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Les Miserables’

Oscar Nominations 2013The 85th Academy Awards nominations were announced by host Seth MacFarlane and random crowd-pleaser Emma Stone yesterday morning.

You can read the full list HERE, but let me first go over a few of the snubs…

As usual, many directors whose movies were nominated for Best Picture did not receive an actual directing nod. This year that distinction goes to Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables).  Continue reading “2013 Oscar Nominations Include ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Lincoln, ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Les Miserables’”

Stories I’m Too Lazy To Write About [1-9-13]

ID_D02_00985_R.JPGFirst look at J-Law as Katniss Everdeen and Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair. (Clever Tv)

Will Lance Armstrong pass Oprah‘s drug test? Find out on Jan. 17. (Huffington Post)

Emma Watson mistaken for unaccompanied minor at JFK airport. (NY Daily News)

After ten years, David Bowie is back with a new single, new album coming. (Rolling Stone)

Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown will always be friends. Suck it Rihanna. (Celebuzz)

That’s My Boy and Twilight, Battleship, Madea lead Razzie nominations. (Hollywood Reporter)

Robert Griffin III’s knee requires “total reconstruction.” Thanks a lot, Shanahan. (Deadspin)

New York Observer Critic Needs To Be Clotheslined and Buried Alive in Cement

I saw Silver Linings Playbook yesterday and enjoyed it as much as Looper and Argo, my two prior favorite movies of 2012.

Lone critic for the Observer disagrees, calling out the title (based on a book), Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and the director (David O. Russell, The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees).

I draw the line at the word “overrated” being used anywhere near the vicinity of Jennifer Lawrence, whose Oscar-nominated performance in Winter’s Bone speaks for itself.

Slap-worthy excerpts:

“The ridiculously titled Silver Linings Playbook, not in the same league as The Fighter, doesn’t do for Bradley Cooper what that movie did for Mark Wahlberg.”  Continue reading “New York Observer Critic Needs To Be Clotheslined and Buried Alive in Cement”

Jennifer Lawrence in Hawaii to Film ‘Catching Fire,’ Takes Bikini Break

The 22-year-old actress who has ridiculously been called overweight, plus size and fat, went on a work-related trip to Hawaii for the highly anticipated Hunger Games sequel.

Jennifer Lawrence took her not-huge-at-all behind to a Maui beach for a surfing lesson with her older brother.

In just a week, Lawrence will travel to nearby Oahu for some of Katniss Everdeen’s famous Catching Fire island scenes with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Johanna (Jena Malone), Beetee, Mags and Wiress.

I won’t give too much away, but the second movie has the potential to be even better than the first. The third, I’m not so sure how they’ll film, but that’s not happening until 2014 (and 15).

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Jennifer Lawrence and Her Boyfriend Love Beach Volleyball, Asses and Cheetos

In the new issue December edition of Elle Magazine, Jennifer Lawrence discusses her boyfriend, Nicholas Hoult (Skins, X-Men: First Class), and being called “fat.”

Unless Lawrence is harboring some deep secret, like dead kids or baby seals in her closet, I think we can all agree that she’s one of the only famous people under the age of 25 that you should call a role model, mainly for her honesty and ability to laugh off comments that would give most women crippling body image problems.

1. She doesn’t give a fuck if you think she’s too big: “I’m never going to starve myself for a part… I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner. That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong – not thin and underfed.”

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Jennifer Lawrence For W, October 2012

Jennifer Lawrence looks ethereal in W Magazine’s October issue. The editorial is avian-themed, featuring The Hunger Games star holding and posing next to various birds, including a flamingo and a white peacock. Inside the magazine, she talks candidly about her career.

Disliking the L.A. lifestyle: “Sadly, I cannot live in Los Angeles anymore. I don’t understand how actors can do it. You have no life here. You are followed everywhere. It’s not like that anywhere else in the world. I don’t want to stay in L.A. and start thinking that’s reality – because it’s very far from normal.”

Getting naked and blue in X-Men: First Class: “There was a moment where I thought I was going to have to paint my face and Skype with the director, and I said no. The first test where they painted me blue took around eight hours of makeup. I would stand, lean, or sit on a bicycle seat naked while they painted me. I have no modesty left after X-Men – I had blue in places I didn’t even know existed.”  Continue reading “Jennifer Lawrence For W, October 2012”

Mediocrity to the Rescue!

Apparently, we’ve reached the point where we heap praise on celebrities when they act like decent human beings. I guess we just don’t expect very much of them, nor should we.

Celebrities, by and large, and regardless of industry, are egocentric megalomaniacs. They’re shameless self-promoters. But they have to be.

It’s the very nature of the industry they’ve chosen to reward only the most outlandish, most newsworthy (whether good or bad) people. I guess that’s why it’s so shocking when we hear about celebrities doing genuine good. A story about Johnny Depp tipping $4000 on a $400 check is just as shocking to our sensibilities as Britney Spears stiffing her waitress on a $251 bill.

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Try Calling Jennifer Lawrence Fat Now

Jennifer Lawrence was an entity in her own right before nowHer Academy Award nomination for Winter’s Bone alone caught the public’s eye, then X-Men: First Class which I’m sure will have a prequel-sequel of its own, seemed like the icing on the cake.

Throw in her actual role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games and you have to deduct that her career is already bigger than actresses who put their foot in the door decades ago.

Anytime someone gets this kind of recognition, people want to find someone to nitpick about. Sometimes it’s warranted or based in truth and SOMETIMES it’s a complete load of turkey crap.

In the case of those-who-must-not-be-named…aka anyone who calls Jennifer Lawrence “Fatniss Everdeen” and goes on about how she’s too big to play a starving character – you are what lit Charlie Sheen’s “troll” fuse.  Continue reading “Try Calling Jennifer Lawrence Fat Now”

‘The Hunger Games’ Comes In 3rd On Opening Weekend List

Jennifer Lawrence and her bow and arrow came in third on the all-time box office opening weekend records, beating out all three Twilight movies and every Harry Potter movie besides the final one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

The Hunger Games raked in $155 million dollars and is the only non-sequel in the top ten besides Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. I still haven’t seen the movie because I didn’t read the books yet.

Also, as a chili-loving ‘Merican I was disappointed when I found out that it wasn’t about an elaborate eating competition, or cannibalism. Is it about cannibalism? If so, I’ll go, but only if Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson eat Liam Hemsworth.

Original Cast And Director To Return For ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel

You can rest easy, the next X-Men movie is unlikely to throw the franchise back into the depths of critically-panned hell. Not only does it sound like the original cast will return but the director, Matthew Vaughn, will reprise as well.

Michael Fassbender as a vengeful Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence as the naked blue shapeshifter Mystique are reportedly sure to  star and I would assume James McAvoy too though that has not been confirmed.  Continue reading “Original Cast And Director To Return For ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequel”