Whether it’s in interviews or their tomfoolery behind the scenes, the boys in One Direction no doubt have loads of fun when they’re together. And even though choosing their best on-air moments is like choosing which member has the best hair, I took on the task and listed some of the funniest moments of the lads.
One Direction Get Pranked On Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
In this prank the boys are led to believe that they are meeting two fans on a New Zealand morning show who couldn’t make it to their show in New York because their dog “Zayn” was hit by a car. The best part about this video is how Harry is pretty much the only one who is trying to help his fainting fan.
Louis and Zayn Prank Harry, Liam and Niall
How can we forget the time when Louis and Zayn pranked Niall, Liam and Harry at Nickoledeon by making them think they were going to deliver a baby? Again, can we just appreciate how concerned Harry is in this moment?
Come to think of it, if there’s anything to take away from these two pranks it’s that I hope Harry’s there in the case of an emergency.
Then there was the time they were briefly known as “Juan Direction” on SNL
It’s been barely a year since the first instalment of the wildly popular book series the Hunger Games made its way to the big screen. While it may seem an incredibly quick turnaround, the sequel in its film franchise will be be here sooner than you know it.
A new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered Sunday during the MTV Movie Awards. Liam Hemsworth, a.k.a. Thor’s little brother/Miley Cyrus’ maybe fiancé/Gale, was on hand to introduce the two and half minute trailer to viewers. In it, we see more drama, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen both looking spectacular and being such a badass, and some quick insight into the tyrannical thinking of President Snow.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be released in theatres November 22, 2013.
A friend of mine recently commented on one of the many Oscar links I’ve shared on Facebook and said reading the story I just posted made him care less about the Oscars (blasphemy!). He also added the following:
“My Oscar nominations are based on: Number of aliens slain by Iron Man, quality of wizard/hobbit relations, and whether or not the lead character would survive in the Hunger Games.”
Touché, friend. Touché. But I have to wonder: who would win based on his criteria?
Considering Academy’s best picture nominees do not include Iron Man, aliens, wizards or hobbits, we’re going to pick our Oscar favourites based on the lead character’s ability to survive The Hunger Games. Here we go!
(Graphic by Kathleen Obtinario)
I’ll have to find out if he was right during tomorrow’s Oscar broadcast!
One of my biggest pet peeves is when a perfectly good book, with a creative and innovative cover, is replaced by a movie poster. That switch from original book cover to the poster of its movie adaptation is such a sham. I always opt to purchase the book with the original cover. Snobbish? Elitist? I don’t think so. Movie studios love to alter and change the plot lines of the books they’re based on, do they really need to ruin the book covers too?
When I pick up a book, I care about the story — not the cast and production team behind the “new motion picture.” That’s another thing, when you change a book cover to the movie poster do you REALLY need to vandalize the book even more by putting that big metallic sticker on it that says “now a motion picture?” Is that REALLY necessary? I think my rage is justified.
Then there are the books with the metallic “Movie TK” sticker, which never end up getting produced. I had false hope and was a very disappointed child when Meg Cabot’s “All American Girl,” never became a movie like the sticker on the front promised. Raven Symone was supposed to be in the movie to boot. Never forgive, and never forget. This bookworm will not stand for the elimination of perfectly good book covers in exchange for movie posters. A movie poster is a movie poster. NOT a book cover.
See some altered book covers below — which do you prefer?
1) Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was first published by MTV on Feb. 1, 1999. The book was adapted to a movie in 2012 starring Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson. The film was adapted to a screenplay and directed by the original author Stephen Chbosky. Not even Emma Watson can really make up for the cover change, as the original is so basic and reflective of the story.
2) Warm Bodies
The novel Warm Bodies was released by Simon and Schuster on Apr 26, 2011. The movie adaption will hit the big screen Feb. 1, 2013, and will star Nicholas Hoult. He’s beautiful, so I suggest you all go watch, especially Skins fans who miss seeing him on their screens. Still bitter about the cover swap though…
3) The Hunger Games
This Suzanne Collins novel was published by Scholastic Press on Sept. 14, 2008 with this basic cover that was emulated in all subsequent novels of the trilogy with unique spins. I.e, a different bird is pictured in the same amulet. The movie came out March 23, 2012, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. Unfortunately as Catching Fire and Mockingjay come out in movie form, their book covers will also change. Endless cycle of book cover shaming.
4) Beautiful Creatures Read more…
Common tactics for getting celebrities to retweet, respond, or follow you are a) spam by numbering your tweets at them (which I’m sure won’t end well for you), b) Send them harsh tweets or c) tweet them a couple of times and hope for the best. This guy seemed to go for the option B – harassment. Some people just won’t take silence as an answer.
Poor Jennifer Lawrence. Give her a break buddy. This guy is getting heated. Don’t get Katniss mad. The odds will NOT work in your favour. Sorry – did you really expect no Hunger Game references?
By Gabriella Zicarelli
Here are 10 book to film adaptations to look forward to:
Written by Veronica Roth, Divergent brings us into a dystopian future where society is divided into five groups based on behavior. Once our heroine Beatrice Prior turns 16, she’s forced to choose the group she will be a part of with the rest of her schoolmates. So far, all we know about the film is that Shailene Woodley from The Secret Life of the American Teenager will play Beatrice and it will actually be filmed in Chicago where the book takes place. The film is set to come out in 2014.
Ethan wants to break free from his small narrow-minded town. That is until a mysterious dark-haired beauty named Lena arrives. You can’t help who you fall in love with, and it turns out, Ethan falls for this Caster who might turn out to be “Light” or “Dark” on her sixteenth birthday. Not only do they fall for each other but they both set out to discover all the dirty hidden secrets of their families. This film adaptation stars Alden Ehrenreich, newcomer Alice Englert and Emmy Rossum. Beautiful Creatures comes out Feb. 13.
Everyone was in Hunger Games mania when the first movie of the series was released last year. The second won’t be any different. We left Katniss and Peta just as they became victors of the brutal game. In the sequel, they’ll be competing in the deadly Quarter Quell. All the favourites are back for Catching Fire along with Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair. Filming doesn’t conclude until March and fans are going to have to wait until Nov. 22 to see the finished product.
You know how they say “love conquers all”? Well who knew that even included turning zombies back into humans? In Warm Bodies, the lives, or lack thereof, of the zombie race is twisted when one of them falls in love with a human girl named Julie. Based on the novel written by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies is out on Feb. 1 and seems like it will offer up a few laughs.
So it may not be as romantic as a family of sexy vampires and werewolves but since the Twilight series is done, fans of Stephanie Meyer can now look forward to The Host. Melanie Stryder is one of the last humans left on earth, when she becomes injected with a parasite set out to control her thoughts and capture the rest of the humans. This backfires when Melanie and the parasite create an emotional bond and instead work to help other humans free from the parasite. The movie’s release date is currently set for March 29.
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
I’m not gonna lie, this one looks pretty good. The thriller follows Clary Fray, a teenager who stumbles into the world of the supernatural and finds out a lot about her own family’s supernatural past. After her mom is kidnapped by Valentine, played by the dreamy Jonathan Rhys Meyers, she enlists the help of other hunters and sets out to find her. One of those hunters includes Jace Wayland played by Jamie Campbell Bower. You can look for this one in the summer when it hits theaters Aug. 23.
Oz: The Great and Powerful Read more…
The Hunger Games movie was a major box office success, but will the sequel be as equally successul? ”Catching Fire” Features the 22-year-old series star Jennifer Lawrence and 20-year-old Josh Hutcherson as Katniss and Peeta, with the addition of Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair (You can check out the full cast list here!).
Today, Entertainment Weekly released the cover for this weeks print edition. The first image features Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in their battle attire (see above image). And the second photograph features the two getting up-close and personal! (image below)
The sequel “Catching Fire” is wrapping up production in Waikiki, Hawaii, and will hit theatres on Nov. 1st, 2013!
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jennifer Lawrence gets in a fender bender because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo and One Direction calls Piers Morgan stinky.
HIT: Jennifer Lawrence car accident caused by wishful Honey Boo Boo thinking
With each and every uninhabited Jennifer Lawrence interview, the actress continues to give us more and more reasons to love her. This week, The Hunger Games starlet had to explain how she rear-ended a family in Georgia because she thought she saw Honey Boo Boo. On the 0.00001 per cent chance Lawrence reads this, we can totally be BFFs, nerd out on Harry Potter and watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo together. Call me!
MISS: CNN’s Piers Morgan vs. One Direction
On the heels of the news that David Beckham was leaving the L.A. Galaxy, CNN’s Piers Morgan tweeted, “No serious top flight team would sign Beckham for football reasons any more- he should retire gracefully.” 1D’s Liam Payne and Harry Styles harmlessly replied to Morgan saying that Beckham is their hero. Apparently, that was enough for Morgan to throw in a couple of unwarranted 1D quips of his own, including a suggestion that Beckham should join the group and Harry should grow a pair. Was it a feeble attempt on Morgan’s part to finally get some publicity in America since joining CNN? Maybe, maybe not. But we do know the boys got the last laugh as #PiersMorganisSmelly trended on Twitter.
HIT: Journalists go crazy on 777 tour
Hands down some of the best stories of the week had to be the ones filtering out of the 777 Boeing airplane Rihanna and her crew hired to take her, 150 or so journalists and fans to seven cities in seven days for her 777 tour (see where she’s going with the 7s?). While the singer stayed up till 6 a.m. slinging out shots from behind the bar, some music journalists were going crazy due to lack of sleep and access to the singer. During one airplane ride, a radio DJ from Australia went streaking down the airplane aisles to the delight of his tired and frustrated peers. Another reporter, this time from GQ, somehow managed to keep typing a story out on his laptop even though he was falling asleep. At the end of the tour on Tuesday, Rihanna apologized for her absence and mentioned that she would do it all again (I can hear the invitations being ripped apart now).
MISS: R. Kelly wants to bring Trapped in the Closet to Broadway Read more…
After months of speculation, most of the casting for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire has FINALLY been decided, including (drumroll) hunk Finnick Odair who we were theorizing about here, here and here. Yeah… we’re kind of obsessive.
Here’s what we know so far, though we’re still waiting to see who will play tech-savvy male tribute Beetee.
*WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*
Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair
Where you’ve seen him: Snow White and the Huntsman
Role: Finnick Odair is a District 4 victor and playboy who is sent to the Third Quarter Quell with Katniss and Peeta. He wields a trident and a hypnotizing smile.
Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
Where you’ve seen her: Pride and Prejudice
Role: Johanna Mason is a District 7 victor who carries an ax. She loves teasing Katniss with her hyped up sexuality. The first time they met, she was completely nude. She’s pretty cold and we’re not sure whether or not to trust her.
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee
Where you’ve seen him: Moneyball
Role: He replaces Seneca Crane as Head Gamemaker, which means he’s planning the next Hunger Games.
Stephanie Leigh Schlund as Cashmere Read more…
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney has a lot to be proud of these days. Along with being the 2011 World Vault Champion she won a gold AND silver medal at the Olympics. However, Maroney didn’t look all that impressed at the medal ceremony for women’s vault after she fell during her second performance.
It was only a matter of time before her less-than-pleased expression was turned into a meme, by 28-year-old New Yorker Gavin Aloen. He created a page on Tumblr called McKayla Is Not Impressed and it rocks. [Source]
Here are some of our faves:
McKayla is not impressed by Chris Brown or Drake
Kanye and Kim Kardashian mean nothing to her
Not digging, AT ALL Read more…
Jena Malone will reportedly play District 7′s Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire. Although there were reports that Mia Wasikowska and Zoe Aggeliki were contenders, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Malone was offered the part and is in the early stages of negotiations.
*SPOILERS: Mason is one of the key players in Catching Fire and the third instalment Mockingjay, as she aligns herself with Peeta and Katniss. She’s the last surviving female Hunger Games winner from District 7 and one of the youngest overall.
The role is one of the most difficult because Johanna has a strong sexuality and a lot of one-liners that are half witty and half snarky. She also introduces herself to the slightly prude Katniss completely NUDE. I hadn’t really thought of Malone for the part but she actually seems like a good fit.
Meanwhile, we’re still eagerly awaiting a final decision on Finnick Odair, a Capitol playboy and charmer. DROOL.
Looks like another storm of racist comments are coming over the possible casting of Jesse Williams for Finnick Odair in the next Hunger Games films Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
The trilogy has met a lot of criticism in the past for first casting Jennifer Lawrence to transform into the dark-complexioned Katniss Everdeen. Then, there was the controversy over casting Amandla Stenberg as 11-year-old Rue because of her race.
But according to message boards like this one, people seem to think that Finnick Odair should be Caucasian:
Here are some of the comments:
“I think that Jesse Wiliams just won’t work. Finnick Odair in my eyes is Tall, young, disheveled medium long luscious Golden blonde hair, ocean blue colored eyes, he has a glowing tan, washboard abs, and wears almost no clothes, at the same times carries a trident. That is the guy i wan’t to see as Finnick. For example PERFECT GUY is Ian Somerhalder. Color him blonde and throw in some contacts and wala you have Finnick Odair!”
“I’m sorry but unless I read the wrong book, isn’t Finnick Caucasian? By tanned skin Collins meant his skin was darkened from the sun (swimming/fishing) not that he is of a darker skin ethnicity… Don’t get me wrong, this guy is great just completely wrong for this role.”
Meanwhile, here’s what Williams had to say:
“I didn’t know what the heck a Finnick was when I was getting a lot of the questions about it. People are creative about that kind of stuff, and now I’ll try to figure out if that’s something that’s interesting to me.”
According to the books, the character is described as an extremely handsome man with “tan skin” (also referred to as “golden”), “bronze-colored hair” and “incredible” sea-green eyes.
Personally, I think Jesse would be an excellent choice for Finnick. He’s tanned, has a sexy body and has beautiful eyes. This man is hot!!
And so what if he isn’t Caucasian? Maybe he’ll even shock you with his performance! And besides, Hollywood definitely needs more diversity in their films and range of actors.
If some fans had it their way, Grey’s Anatomy hunk Jesse Williams would play District Four’s Finnick Odair in Catching Fire. A lot of names have been tossed around so far, including Armie Hammer and Francis Lawrence, but a couple fans started a campaign for Williams to pay the trident slayer.
“I have heard that! I’ve seen a lot of that on Twitter,” Jesse told E Online when they asked him if he’d heard of the campaign. “I didn’t know what the heck a Finnick was when I was getting a lot of the questions about it.”
After Gary Ross stepped out of the director’s chair there was a lot of hoopla over who would take over his role. Well, they finally found a Catching Fire director in Francis Lawrence but now Odair is a big fat question mark. And the character is probably the most coveted role since Peeta himself. It seems that every young male star has been linked to the role, though I personally envisioned someone a little younger.
In the book, Odair is described as being tall, muscular and athletic with tan skin and bronze-coloured hair. Do you think Williams fits the profile?
That ‘are they or aren’t they question’ that’s been
plaguing mildly itching us for months has finally been answered. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are dating for real, according to TMZ. The new couple were photographed after seeing Hunger Games in NYC last night. I expected something I little more lavish for this couple than a movie date, like eating caviar in a hoover craft over the Swiss Alps, but I guess Hunger Games is cool too.
Apparently Kanye has been after Kim for a while. In his song “Therflu,” he says he had feelings for the reality star while she was dating Kris Humphries: ”And I admit I fell in love with Kim … ‘Round the same time she fell in love with him … That’s cool, babygirl, do your thing … Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team.”
If they’re actually dating, this relationship is either going to be incredibly good, or bad. Their self-vanity might backfire but it could also balance out into a comfortable equilibrium.
Liam Hemworth reminisced about bonding with Josh Hutcherson over Whitecastle burgers last night on Jay Leno. The Australian hunk and his Hunger Games co-star noshed on juicy patties and decided the only thing that could make their man-date better was to play basketball on a full stomach.
The friendly competition was a little too much for their digestive system to handle and they consequently threw up their burgers. It’s okay though — Peeta and Gale might not be chums in the movie but Liam says their basketball throw
up down was a memorable male bonding experience.
Leno was clearly forced to asked Liam about the engagement rumours between him and long-time girlfriend Miley Cyrus. The verdict? Not engaged. Duh.
Jennifer Lawrence sans bow and arrow is terrifying. When the girl is left to her own devices, without anything to protect her, stuff goes down.
In the horror movie “House at the End of the Street,” a mother and her daughter Elissa (Lawrence) move to a new home that is questionably low in rent. The reason why it’s obscenely affordable is because a young girl was murdered next door by her parents. When Elissa befriends the surviving son, she learns the story isn’t over. Dum, dum, dum.
In the new trailer, The Hunger Games star is tortured by some sort of paranormal power, which drags her across the floor and seems to tie her up. Though I think there’s something fishier going on here… The movie comes out right in time for Halloween, on September 21.
Watch the trailer here:
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jason Segel and Michelle Williams warm our icy hearts when they’re caught out on a date, and January Jones makes us want to puke with her placenta pills.
James Cameron goes down the Mariana Trench for science
The Titanic/Avatar director went 36,000 ft. below sea level for National Geographic. While he didn’t see any deep sea monsters, expect James Cameron to turn the sea into a metaphorical wasteland. As he said to National Geographic: “There had to be a moment where I just stopped, and took it in, and said ‘This is where I am; I’m at the bottom of the ocean, the deepest place on Earth. What does that mean?’” I don’t know, I just don’t know…
Hunger Games soundtrack debuts at number one
No surprises here. The Hunger Games soundtrack debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. It’s the first soundtrack to top the list in three years and features everyone from Taylor Swift to Kid Cudi to Arcade Fire.
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are dating
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are like Internet cats. Do we really need to see photos of them together? No. Do we want to? Yes, because like my favourite Internet cats, they make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Courtney Stodden for PETA
PETA was on the right track when they lost a Kardashian, but somehow lost their way again when this this barely legal mound of plastic started publicly supporting them. It’s like they want their supporters to be 50 IQ points dumber.
Octomom poses topless for a European magazine, inspired universal gagging
Nadya Suleman finally discovered that having octuplets don’t make you famewhore money. So to pay rent, she decided to reveal it all (almost). Octomom said she “pinged back to shape like a rubberband,” but her body looks like it’s been Kate Gosselin’d, nipped and tucked all over.
January Jones eats her placenta in pill form
This last spot almost went to Alicia Silverstone feeding her baby like a bird. Then, I asked myself, who would even think to be all, “Doctor, after I pop this kid out, do you mind saving my placenta? It’s my version of a protein shake!” Famous people. That’s who.
Meeting The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson causes uncontrollable squealing and increased eyelash batting for most fangirls. When I interviewed the hotties for my first red carpet event (ever!) I had a total teen girl moment. Here’s our behind the scenes look at the red carpet event.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Charlize Theron hits it out of the park as she jokes about Michael Fassbender’s penis with finesse, and Rosie O’Donnell continues to fall from talk show grace, taking it out on her staff.
Jennifer Lawrence is killing The Hunger Games press tour
I’m not going to lie, lady’s an absolute stunner on the red carpet in this Calvin Klein dress. We’ve already raved about her self-deprecating humour, but I still have to ask, can we please be friends?
Charlize Theron jokes about Michael Fassbender’s penis
The Fassbender penis jokes aren’t over, according to Theron. Fassbender and Theron costar in June’s Prometheus, but she couldn’t help but give a shoutout to his full-frontal role in last year’s Shame. “Your penis was a revelation,” she quipped at a Human Rights Campaign gala. “I’m available to work with it any time.” Spoilers, Theron! I haven’t seen Shame yet!
Mila Kunis will be on a Craig Ferguson Scottish special
Kunis was in Glasglow, ready to be sucked into the Scottish Vacuum of Charm. She’ll be on a special episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She ranks fourth on my list of favourite guests with her comedic skills. It’s not low considering she’s right under Any Scottish Guest, Kristen Bell, and any cast member of Doctor Who.
Ray J is waiting to sell his sex tapes with Whitney Houston
A source told Star that Brandy’s little brother is just waiting to sell the many sex tapes he made with Whitney but Ray J denied the rumours to TMZ. I wish we could just push him into obscurity so I can continue to remember Houston as the amazing performer she was, not the dirtbags she was with. Remember, this is the guy that also made a sex tape with Kim Kardashian…
Ashton Kutcher first celebrity in space
He’ll be paying $200,000 for the trip into space with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, a.k.a. Rich People Vacations. While he gears up to leave Earth (yay!) and ruin the fantasy of The Great Beyond for sci-fi nerds everywhere (BOO!), I’ll be trying to twitter-trend #LanceBassinSpace. If Kutcher can do it, why can’t he?
Rosie O’Donnell is a TV tyrant
The Rosie Show, which airs on OWN, is tanking and Rosie’s taking it all out on the staff. The staff, who used to work for the great Oprah herself, are obviously not pleased. Instead of getting free cars, they’re being subjected to Rosie’s angry quacking.
Sloth-loving Kristen Bell revealed another one of her obsessions to Jimmy Kimmel: The Hunger Games. For Bell, it’s the prize-winning piece of literature that will define our century. No really, she said “this is the piece of literature that in a hundred years we’ll look back on and it will be the best thing we’ve ever written.” Bell even had a Hunger Games-themed birthday party about a month ago and dressed up as Katniss.
Although she tried to convince her lit-snob husband Dax Shepard to read it, he wasn’t interested, especially after the couple ran into a 12-year-old Hunger Games superfan at the airport and he realized it’s a teen book. Still, Shepard allowed his wife to read him the book in a span of three weeks and she even did the voices for him. And of course (drumroll) he loved it.