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Julianne Moore nominated for Independent Spirit Award

November 25, 2014 | No Comments »
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The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced today, and Julianne Moore is among the Best Female Lead nominees for her role in Still Alice. This is the first of what we assume will be MANY nominations for Julianne this holiday season.

In addition, Jena Malone, along with the ensemble cast, director, and casting director of her film Inherent Vice will receive the Robert Altman award.

See the full list of nominees here.

Mockingjay Part 1′s Wes Chatham is a new dad!

It’s been a great week for Mockingjay Part 1 actor Wes Chatham, who plays Castor in the film! The movie dominated the box office, but even better, Wes and his wife Jenn Brown welcomed a son, John Nash Chatham, just yesterday! We saw Wes and Jenn on the red carpet, not realizing she’d be delivering their son SO soon. So, Jenn is a champ! Congrats to the duo!

Had so much fun tonight and proud of my hubby! #Mockingjay

Μια φωτογραφία που δημοσίευσε ο χρήστης Jenn Brown (@jennbrowntv) στις

Via People

“The Hanging Tree” Currently #4 on iTunes Singles Chart

Jennifer Lawrence singing ‘The Hanging Tree’ from ‘Mockingjay’ part 1

Jennifer Lawrence is probably none too pleased to find that her voice is on the iTunes top songs chart! The Hanging Tree, sung by Jennifer Lawrence, to a tune by The Lumineers, is featured on the score album for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which released yesterday. And the song quickly climbed the iTunes chart and currently sits at number 4!

Make sure to grab your own copy over at iTunes or Amazon!

Photo: Jena Malone opens her “The Holy Other” photo series at Los Angeles gallery

November 24, 2014 | No Comments »
Posted by in Jena Malone

Congratulations to Jena Malone, who opened her very first photo seriesentitled “The Holy Other” at the MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles! The kickoff even took place on Jena’s 30th birthday, November 21st!

If you’d like to check out Jena’s artwork, head over to the MAMA Gallery at 1242 Palmetto Street in Los Angeles, California. See more info over at her Instagram.

Francis Lawrence on replacing a Plutarch scene with Effie & not seeing the prep team

Video : HG Girl on Fire meets Francis Lawrence

Francis Lawrence had a chat with Vulture, in which, among other things, he talked about the scene in Mockingjay, Part 1 that was originally supposed to feature Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch, but after his death was filmed with Elizabeth Banks as Effie saying his lines. He also chats about Jennifer singing and why we don’t see Katniss’s prep team imprisoned in District 13. It’s a great read! Check it out:

You lost Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch, when he died during a weekend break from shooting. How did it affect the scenes he had left?
It was about as horrible a thing that can happen. It was just completely tragic. It threw us all. It was a really tough, emotional time, and tough getting back into work and trying to find a groove again. There were two substantial scenes that he had left, scenes with dialogue. All the other scenes he had were appearances in scenes where he had no dialogue. We knew there was no way we were going to attempt to re-create him digitally, so we decided to rewrite the scenes and give his dialogue to other [actors]. There’s a scene in Mockingjay – Part 1 that Elizabeth Banks took over for, and there’s a scene in Mockingjay Part 2 that Woody Harrelson took over for. I don’t want to say what it is in Mockingjay 2, but in Mockingjay 1 …

It’s the scene where Effie misses coffee?
Yes! Anyone who knows the books knows that all that stuff is actually Plutarch’s dialogue. The interesting thing about that scene is that it works with Effie. Effie could really give the [design] book [of the Mockingjay outfit] from Cinna, because she was connected to Cinna. And she’s a fish out of water in 13, so the dialogue about how strict they are, and the jumpsuits, and the wigs — Elizabeth did some improvisation there — that all works for Effie. Effie wasn’t even in 13, but Elizabeth Banks just made Effie such an iconic character, so it felt sort of unjust to Effie to keep her to a cameo appearance at the end of Part 2, so [producer] Nina [Jacobson] and I really worked on [author] Suzanne [Collins] to allow us to put Effie in 13.

What about the decision to take out some other Capitol folk who had been in 13? Katniss’s prep team? When she discovers that 13 has imprisoned and tortured them, it gives her a reason to mistrust the rebel side.  
Really, for us, it was about bringing Effie in, and it was also about making sure we’re bringing in and spending time with characters that we’re emotionally connected with. And in the adaptation of these books, you’re losing time with some of the people, so over the course of the movies, we haven’t spent that much time with the prep team. So there’s just not the same connection.

Head over to Vulture to read the full interview.

Photos: Julianne Moore for Glow Magazine (Winter 2015)

Julianne Moore is super sultry on the cover of the Winter issue of Glow Magazine! Check out the images and excerpts below.

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On Meryl Streep as her role model:

‘I can remember when Meryl Streep was on the cover of Time magazine when I was in high school, and I said to my dad, “I think I want to do this,” she tells Glow magazine in a new interview. ‘She is just such a great actress. And she’s someone who has managed to have a family, a marriage and a career.’

On acting:

She tells Glow: ‘With acting, it’s a way to walk into a story, a way to walk inside of something and be inside of this story that is happening.’

‘I enjoy the process more than the result. ‘I’m never very interested in seeing my movies – I just like being in them.’
Adding: ‘I’m not afraid of big feelings. I’m not afraid of big emotions. I’m not afraid of anything that happens within the context of a film. All of my fears are physical and in my real life.’

Read more at Daily Mail.

Video: Julianne Moore on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’

Julianne Moore stopped by The Tonight Show last Friday to chat with Jimmy Fallon about Mockingjay, Part 1, and to play a round of catchphrase! Watch below.

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Photos: Elizabeth Banks at the 2014 American Music Awards

Elizabeth Banks was on hand at last night’s American Music Awards to introduce a performance of “Yellow Flicker Beat” by Lorde! Check out photos below, and if you missed Lorde’s performance, watch it here.

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More photos at Zimbio.

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