Jennifer Lawrence & Harvey Weinstein At GLAAD Awards: Video

By | Sunday April 21, 2013 @ 12:32pm PDT

Harvey Weinstein read from notecards and Jennifer Lawrence joked about her Oscars faceplant as the pair bantered onstage at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards. Then Lawrence flubbed former President Bill Clinton’s name as the Silver Linings Playbook duo presented the Advocate For Change Award: … Read More »

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MTV Movie Awards Ratings Up Double Digits From 2012

By | Monday April 15, 2013 @ 2:07pm PDT

Rebel WilsonBig winner Jennifer Lawrence didn’t show up at last night’s 2013 MTV Movie Awards and Parks & Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza got thrown out but that didn’t stop viewers from watching.  With 3.8 million … Read More »

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Jennifer Lawrence No-Shows At MTV Movie Awards: “Audibly Upset Room”

By | Sunday April 14, 2013 @ 9:32pm PDT

2ND UPDATE:  Deadline hears “there was a scheduling conflict” to explain why Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t there. But this appeared to be the last thing the cable network expected as the live MTV Movie Awards scrambled to adjust to the glaring … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

By | Sunday April 14, 2013 @ 8:16pm PDT

Lionsgate unveiled the new two and a half minute teaser trailer during the MTV Movie Awards, where Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence was up for four awards. Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson are back for the Francis Lawrence-directed November 22 sequel. Here’s the teaser:

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Sweaty ‘Silver Linings’ Clothes Score Big At Auction

By | Friday March 1, 2013 @ 3:06pm PST

Probably all that sweat actually attracted buyers for the clothes Jennifer Lawrence wore in her Oscar-winning role in Silver Linings Playbookin which it seemed she spent most of the film dancing or jogging. Los … Read More »

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Oscars Fashion: Who Wore What?

By | Sunday February 24, 2013 @ 10:01pm PST

Monica Corcoran Harel is contributing to Deadline’s Oscar coverage.

Related: OSCARS: Who Was Worst-Dressed On Red Carpet?

Jennifer Lawrence Oscars Red CarpetNever mind “Who are you wearing?” When the economy of the Red Carpet at the Oscars could rival the GNP of Zanzibar, the real question tonight should be: “Why are you wearing…?”

In certain cases, the answer is elementary. Jennifer Lawrence showed up in a voluminous pink confection by Dior because she’s the face of the brand’s Miss Dior handbags. (People magazine even predicted that she might wear this gown almost two weeks beforehand.) In fact, the notoriously raw Lawrence — who admitted to Ryan Seacrest that she couldn’t define “haute couture” at the recent Golden Globes — didn’t say that her dress was designed by some dude in Paris. Rather, she pronounced the French term for high fashion with staged aplomb. Someone at Dior probably said, “cut the merde” to her or we won’t cut another check.

Charlize Theron, the face of the house’s J’Adore perfume since 2004, arrived tonight in a Dior Haute Couture gown too, natch. She reportedly makes about $2 million per year to hawk the fragrance — and presumably, wear the pretty dresses too. Tough job.

Of course, stars have long been loyal to designers. Audrey Hepburn favored the frothy frocks of Hubert de Givenchy for 40 years; the couturier even served as a pallbearer for the spritely actress in 1993. Bob Mackie once called Cher his “big Barbie doll” — especially when he outfitted her in a two-foot feathered headdress for the 1986 Oscars. But back in those days, the relationships crested more on affinity than currency. Read More »

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David O Russell, Jennifer Lawrence Reteam For ‘The Ends Of The Earth’

By | Tuesday February 19, 2013 @ 2:51pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The Weinstein Company acquired worldwide rights to David O. Russell’s upcoming project The Ends Of The Earth. Jennifer Lawrence, who is up for for an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, will star. Scripted by Oscar-nominated Argo scribe Chris Terrio, the film is produced by Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal of Escape Artists. Russell signed his deal last night, and Harvey Weinstein expects this to be close to Django Unchained in terms of the epic size and budget.

Lawrence just enlisted in Russell’s next film, the untitled Abscam film that also stars Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.

Black and Tisch said “Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most versatile actresses we have ever seen. Her performance in Silver Linings was transcendent and was truly the heart and soul of the film. Jennifer was basically asked to play 4 personalities — depressed, sexy, romantic and a wild dancer — and did them all brilliantly. After seeing that performance we knew we had our anchor for Ends Of The Earth. Her dedication to the craft and all those who work with her is inspiring and if she is the future of our business we are certainly in good hands.” Read More »

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Jennifer Lawrence Reuniting With David O Russell For Abscam Pic

Mike Fleming

Jennifer Lawrence Movie AbscamEXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence has been tapped to star opposite Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in the David O Russell pic formerly known as American Bullshit, the drama written by Eric … Read More »

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OSCARS: Frontrunners Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence Join Presenter Parade

By | Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 6:10am PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence all hope they will take the Oscars stage at some point to accept a golden trophy and thank their agents and everybody else they know. But we’re now guaranteed to see them onstage. The trio has joined the lengthy list of Oscar presenters, the Academy has announced. With so much star power milling around backstage, will it blunt host Seth MacFarlane’s ability to make fun of them as he does on Family Guy? It’s so much easier when they are not in proximity to punch you or at least give you the fish eye.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Academy Award® nominees Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Academy Award-winner Affleck, who is nominated this year for producing the Best Picture nominee “Argo,” won the award in 1997 for co-writing the Best Picture nominee “Good Will Hunting.”

Chastain, who is nominated for her lead performance in the Best Picture nominee “Zero Dark Thirty,” received her first nomination last year for her supporting role in the Best Picture nominee “The Help.”

Lawrence, who received her first nomination in 2010 for her leading role in “Winter’s Bone,” is nominated for her lead performance in the Best Picture nominee “Silver Linings Playbook.”

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OSCARS: Best Actor/Best Actress Race Handicap

Pete Hammond

In a race as tight as the one this year for Best Actress and particularly Best Actor, there were many deserving performances that might have made the cut in any other year but were overlooked because of intense competition. As … Read More »

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SAG Awards Film: ‘Argo’ On A Roll; Is It Unstoppable?

Pete Hammond

Though the media often refer to Outstanding Cast In A Motion Picture award as the Screen Actors  Guild’s version of Best Picture, SAG balks at the comparison. The actors say their winners don’t always match up and in fact are … Read More »

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OSCARS: Jennifer Lawrence And Jessica Chastain Stir Things Up In Tight Best Actress Race, But Does It Matter?

Pete Hammond

The tight Oscar race for Best Actress between the presumed co-frontrunners, Silver Linings Playbook’s Jennifer Lawrence and Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain, took a few twists and turns this weekend. But will any of it affect the outcome one way or another? Momentum is a fickle thing — you can win it or lose it  in an instant.

Related: Jennifer Lawrence Monologue On ‘SNL’

Both young stars are coming off a stellar week where they won Golden Globe and Critics Choice Movie Awards for their performances. And now, just 2 1/2 weeks before Oscar voting begins and smack in the middle of SAG balloting, Chastain pulled off the neat trick of starring in the No. 1 and No. 2 films at the box office (#1 Mama and #2 Zero Dark Thirty). Before Mama opened, some pundits observed that starring in a standard horror film in the midst of Oscar crunch time could hurt Chastain the same way Norbit’s Oscar-time release was perceived to hurt Eddie Murphy when he lost for Dreamgirls. But in fact Mama received generally good reviews (62% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes) and way overperformed at the box office, helping to make the emerging Chastain an even bigger star. And the fact that she simultaneously continues in her Broadway run in The Heiress (a film based on the play won Olivia DeHavilland an Oscar) also helps as voters love actors who move between theatre and movies with ease.

Related: Golden Globes Movies: Does Winning Really Affect Oscar Chances? Read More »

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‘SNL’ Ratings On Par In Return To Originals

By | Sunday January 20, 2013 @ 10:22am PST
Nellie Andreeva

In its first new show in more than a month, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, with host Jennifer Lawrence and musical guest The Lumineers, last night drew 4.9/12 in the metered-market households and a 2.8/12 among adults 18-49 … Read More »

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Jennifer Lawrence Monologue On ‘SNL’

By | Sunday January 20, 2013 @ 12:21am PST

Related: Jennifer Lawrence And Jessica Chastain Stir Things Up In Oscar Race, But Does It Matter?

Golden Globes winner and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence elaborated on her Globes acceptance speech and … Read More »

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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘SNL’ Promos: Video

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 3:20pm PST

NBC has released a promo for this week’s Saturday Night Live hosted by Jennifer Lawrence. In the video, Lawrence and SNL‘s Jason Sudeikis spoof Lawrence’s Golden Globes win, and Lawrence even shoots a bow and arrow — Hunger Games-style. Check it out:

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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’: First Set Photos

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 3:14pm PST

Here’s the first look at shots from Lionsgate‘s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second in the studio’s trilogy starring Jennifer Lawrence. Francis Lawrence directs the pic, which is set to open November 22.

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Golden Globes Fashion: Who Wore What?

By | Sunday January 13, 2013 @ 9:24pm PST

Monica Corcoran Harel is contributing to Deadline’s Golden Globes coverage.

Every year of awards shows, the  meeting between the entertainment industry and the fashion industry keeps melding. The fashion houses depend on  celebs to advertise the brands. The 70th Golden Globes was no exception. So what’s black and white and red all over? The aerial view of the entrance to the Beverly Hilton, with the majority of actresses opted for tried and true names like Chanel, Oscar De La Renta, Versace, and Dior. Besides black, there were varying shades of crimson from deep oxblood to candy apple. It all felt like an ultra chic Fellini funeral procession of widows in black and mistresses wearing scandalous red.

Related: Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking Golden Globes

That speck of spectral white, of course, would be  the night’s Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Drama winner Anne Hathaway. The actress, looking like a young French bride with a few cigarettes tucked in her garter, wisely chose a beaded Chanel that made her stand alone in a sea of chic. This year, it was about 53 degrees on the red carpet during arrival time and fashion commentators made a big deal about brave actresses with bare shoulders. Bah. As Renoir once said, “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”

The red brigade began early, with Zooey Deschanel in a lot of Oscar de la Renta worn with a set of pearls and a high pert ponytail. Thankfully, the snug sweetheart bodice contrasted with her excess of skirt. Claire Danes followed in a lipstick-bright but simple Versace halter gown that just about did the trick. (Danes, with a newborn at home and currently nursing, gets high marks for showing up sans spit-up on her train.) Next, Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard both sashayed down the carpet in Dior Haute Couture red with matching gold-mirrored belts. (The two are contracted to always wear the venerable design house, so no surprises there.) I particularly liked Lawrence’s retro-inspired bodice and Cotillard’s hip, asymmetrical hemline. Read More »

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Hot Featurette: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Pete Hammond

EXCLUSIVE:  Silver Linings Playbook continues on its awards roll this season with a Best Picture nomination from the Producers Guild to add to its many other laurels to date including 4 SAG award nominations, 4 Golden Globe nods, 5 Independent Spirit mentions and 10 Critics Choice Movie … Read More »

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OSCARS Q&A: Jennifer Lawrence

By | Sunday November 18, 2012 @ 5:06pm PST

Anthony D’Alessandro is Managing Editor of AwardsLine.

Actors go to exhaustive lengths to lose themselves in a character, whether by extensive research or thespian Method. Then there’s Jennifer Lawrence, who unabashedly admits her lack of formal drama training — which hasn’t hurt, given her portrayal of strong females. As the unstable widow Tiffany who falls for Bradley Cooper’s bipolar ex-high school teacher Pat in David O. Russell’s romantic dramedy Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence goes toe-to-toe with the Method master himself, Robert De Niro (as Pat’s father) in a hysterical scene where she debunks all his Philadelphia sports superstitions. Since the film’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, Oscar pundits foresee a second best actress nomination following her breakout in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. And there was her turn as teen warrior Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Lawrence also cops to brazenly pursuing roles, whether it’s tracking down her Winter’s Bone director in New York or Skyping Russell from her hometown Louisville, KY. “There’s my desperation for certain scripts,” Lawrence says, “and desperation reads, and passion comes through.”

AWARDSLINE: You have this affinity for tough characters. Did you find any similarity between Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games and Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook?
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: It’s funny, I never thought that Tiffany and Katniss have anything in common, other than they have to do what they have to do and really don’t care what anybody thinks. However, the way they go about it is very different. Katniss would rather not talk if she doesn’t have to in every situation, and Tiffany has more words than there is time. Read More »

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