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Santa Barbara Fest Lauds 'Supernova' Jennifer Lawrence, Outstanding Performer of the Year

On Saturday night, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented Jennifer Lawrence, 22, with the fest’s Outstanding Performer of the Year award. But first she had to submit to a grilling by SBIFF executive director Roger Durling, who described Lawrence’s performances, from Lori Petty’s “The Poker House” to Oscar-nominated “Silver Linings Playbook,” as “filled with electric energy and vitality.”
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 4, 2013 6:51 AM
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Weekend Box Office Top Ten Led by Flicks Starring Oscar Rivals Chastain and Lawrence; Schwarzenegger, Wahlberg, Crowe Flop

Three films starring Best Actress Oscar nominees nabbed the top positions, while three other films loaded with "A" list male actors struggled at the weekend box office. Jessica Chastain leads the way, with her horror film "Mama" grossing far above expectations, while her nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" held on strong in its second wide week. Meantime, "Silver Linings Playbook," starring Chastain's Oscar rival Jennifer Lawrence, who went on Saturday Night Live, finally went wide to reasonable success.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • January 20, 2013 1:29 PM
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Ten Things I Learned Over the Golden Globes Weekend

Seth MacFarlane did not look happy as he nursed a strong drink at the HBO party following the Golden Globes Sunday night. Would you? The first-time Oscar host has to follow hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who nabbed the best reviews in recent memory for their performance at the Golden Globes on NBC, which hit a six-year high in overnight ratings (averaging a 13.1 household rating/28 Nielsen share).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 15, 2013 4:13 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Catching Fire,' Her Career and Hollywood Bullshit with EW

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands January 18), the mag travels to Waikiki, Hawaii, to chat with the cast and crew of "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 10, 2013 1:04 PM
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First Look at Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in 'Catching Fire'

This week's Entertainment Weekly cover features Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen and franchise newcomer Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in the first official image for "Catching Fire." This sequel to "The Hunger Games" is out November 22.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2013 1:03 PM
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Santa Barbara Film Fest Lineup is Bookended by 'Disconnect' and 'Wasteland'

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announces the lineup for its 28th edition, running January 24-February 3. Among the selections are 13 world premieres and 32 US premieres from 49 countries; gala screenings for opening night film "Disconnect," closing night film "Wasteland" and Pablo Larrain's "No"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 8, 2013 1:03 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence is Vanity Fair's 'Most Desirable' Cover Girl, Says Acting is Stupid

Jennifer Lawrence is Vanity Fair's February cover girl. They call her "the rare celebrity who sounds more like a human being than a well-coached product," as well as the world's "most desirable woman."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 2, 2013 1:19 PM
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Weekend Recap: Director Interviews with Stone and Coppola, January Releases, and More Best of 2012

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 31, 2012 1:08 PM
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Forbes' Top-Grossing Actors of 2012: Robert Downey Jr., Kristen Stewart and Christian Bale

Forbes names the Top Grossing Actors of 2012, based on the global box office take of their films. Robert Downey Jr. takes the top spot; Forbes credits the worldwide success of "The Avengers" ($1.5 billion) to his "charm and humor" while noting that he'll be walking away with more money than his co-superheroes...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 24, 2012 12:13 PM
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Top Stars of 2012 According to IMDb: Tom Hardy, Jennifer Lawrence, Hemsworth Brothers & Rooney Mara

IMDb names the top ten stars of 2012, as well as the top emerging stars, as determined by total page views on the popular movie database. "The Dark Knight Rises" stars Tom Hardy (#1), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (#4) and Christian Bale (#5) scored high in the top ten, pushing Johnny Depp to his lowest-ranking ever...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 18, 2012 3:15 PM
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