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Jennifer Lawrence Tops Forbes Most Powerful Actress List

Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way since 2010's "Winter's Bone." She landed a Best Actress nomination for that hardscrabble drama, won the Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and a supporting actress nomination for "American Hustle." But it's her franchise roles as Katniss Everdeen in the "Hunger Games" franchise and Mystique in the "X-Men" series that earned her a place at the top of Forbes' most powerful actresses list--and 12th overall.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 30, 2014 3:28 PM
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How Indie Producer Jon Kilik Works with Mavericks, from Spike Lee and Gary Ross to Bennett Miller

Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." He's also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 27, 2014 7:21 PM
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Is 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Just Another Marvel Mutant Retread? Critics Don't Think So

Director Bryan Singer's mutant mash "X-Men: Days of Future Past" doesn't hit theaters until May 23, but early reviews have landed. Is the latest Marvel entry of the Summer just another expensive, fans-only spectacle? Or is there substance here?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 13, 2014 4:07 PM
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WATCH: Final Trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' Plus Fanboy Q&A with Jackman, Fassbender & McAvoy

The third and final trailer for director Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," one of the summer's most hotly anticipated movies, has arrived. Watch it here, plus a 20-minute Q&A with stars Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 16, 2014 11:16 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique Covers EW's Summer Preview, 'X-Men' Producers Considering Spinoffs

Jennifer Lawrence is front and center on the cover of this week's EW, which is rolling out its sprawling Summer Preview. It's cool that when Lawrence shares the cover with A-listers Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender, she's still the centerpiece. Thanks to her other franchise, "The Hunger Games," she's arguably the biggest star of X-Men.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2014 11:40 AM
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WATCH Jennifer Lawrence Lip-Sync to Santana in 'American Hustle' Deleted Scene

If Jennifer Lawrence's rendition of "Live and Let Die" in "American Hustle" wasn't enough for you, now watch her lip-sync, air-guitar and rock out to Santana's "Evil Ways" in a deleted scene.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 22, 2014 1:32 PM
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Oscar Talk Final Predictions: 'Gravity' or '12 Years a Slave'? Lawrence or Nyong'o?

On this season's final Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I dig in to this year's hardest categories to predict: Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2014 11:59 AM
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'Hunger Games' Director Gary Ross to Pen Jennifer Lawrence 'East of Eden' Adaptation UPDATED

UPDATE: Director Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games") is now signed on to pen the adaptation of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden," with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Ross will also direct, an announcement that, along with Lawrence's involvement, was made last September.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2014 11:38 AM
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Complete List of Oscar Presenters Unveiled, Includes Sidney Poitier, Bill Murray and More UPDATED

UPDATE: The full list of Oscar presenters has been unveiled for this Sunday's Academy Awards. Check out the list, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 24, 2014 11:30 AM
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A Comic Book Biography of Jennifer Lawrence Is Coming Soon

A comic book biography on the life and times of Oscar-winning actress and marquee-stealing extraordinaire Jennifer Lawrence will arrive in print and digital formats this week.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 3, 2014 2:11 PM
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