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Tuesday
Dec022014

Harva & Margo Interview the 'Mockingjay Part 1' Cast on the Red Carpet for The Ellen Show


Ellen sent Harva and Margo, the mom and aunt of you tubers “The Kloons” to report live from the red carpet of the Mockingjay Part 1 premiere in Los Angeles. These two need their own talk show, or at least a regular segment on Ellen, they are hilarious!

 

Monday
Dec012014

Sam Claflin Stars in Ciroc's New Campaign

All photos by Mario Testino 

Sam Claflin was hand-picked by photographer Mario Testino to star in the new 'On Arrival' campaign for Ciroc Premium Vodka and he spoke with Bazaar about what made him choose Sam for the campaign. For this shoot, Testino hosted a party at the London Edition Hotel to celebrate Claflin's ascent to fame.

We also get a little behind-the-scenes interview and a peek at the gorgeous pics. 

 

On why he chose Sam for the campaign:

For this campaign we decided to celebrate talent, but talent that is ‘On Arrival’; just about to hit the big time. Sam represents this really exciting wave of young British talent that you just know is on the way to greatness.

What is Sam like to work with?

I worked with Sam for Burberry a few years ago. It's always great to go back and work with people again and see how they have grown. Sam is great fun, confident, but open and collaborative. 

Behind the scenes:

Sam says of the campaign:

“I’ve been lucky enough to have been given some amazing opportunities to be able to do what I love in life. Of course, I have had to prove myself in a lot of ways as an actor which puts a lot of pressure on me, so this campaign appealed as it allows me a moment to celebrate.”


Monday
Dec012014

Last Day to Get the Limited Edition Haymitch Abernathy Mash-up Shirt

TODAY is the FINAL DAY to get yourself one of the limited edition Haymitch Abernathy sour mash-up t-shirts for ladies! The shirts are $15.99 and only $4 to ship within the US and $10 international shipping. Get yours HERE

Mens' sizes and unisex hoodies are still available for a few more days HERE

 

Monday
Dec012014

Panem Propaganda Goes to the 'Mockingjay Part 1' Premiere + Our Reactions to the Film

Molly and Angie from PP with Josh Hutcherson. Thanks for taking the time, Josh! We were lucky enough to be invited to the Mockingjay Part 1 premiere and after party in Los Angeles and wanted to share some of our photos and the experience with all of you. Molly, Dan and Angie from the site attended this year and it was an experience we'll never forget. 

Our Leader The Mockingjay outside the JW Marriott in Los Angeles

We got into Los Angeles on the Saturday before the premiere on Monday, November 17th, so we were able to watch the transformation of Nokia Plaza into the red carpet area for Mockingjay Part 1 over the course of the weekend:

Setting up the red (white) carpet area at Nokia 

A look at the after-party tent preparation. Click for larger image.

Molly and Dan from PP in front of a great Mockingjay mural near L.A. Live

One of the best parts about the whole weekend was meeting up with other fans and our followers. We had a little Mockingjay meet-up at Starbucks Sunday morning. 

Monday the premiere festivities began! Angie from PP was covering the red carpet area. It was a beautiful set-up - all gleaming white and very Capitol-esque. Here's a look at it as the press was setting up and before all the arrivals began:

Angie from PP on the white carpet

I spy Kimmy and Camille from Mockingjay.net and Aldrin from Down With the CapitolThe press getting set up to interview the celebrities

The madness began as the stars started to arrive. Angie was taking pictures for us on the red carpet - it was pretty chaotic!

Our follower Chelsea Buyce with Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth in the background! 

Can you spot Jena talking to Grant from Jabberjays.net in the chaos?

Elizabeth Banks & Jeffrey Wright share a hug

 

After the red carpet, it was time to see the movie! We all got to our seats inside the Nokia Theater and then got to watch the celebs come in and take their seats - Suzanne Collins, Willow Shields, Stef Dawson, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and more walked right in to take their seats among everyone. Unfortunately, there were no cameras allowed (other than professional and select press) so we couldn't snap any pictures. 

The cast came out with director Francis Lawrence, and producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik to introduce the movie:

Click for full size images

Then the lights went down and the movie began! See our staff reactions to the film at the end of this post.

After the complete shock (in a good way) of the movie, the huge crowd was hustled right from the theater to the after party, which was held on the top of the parking structure (sorry, the Event Deck) adjacent the theater. 

After party photos and much more after the jump! 

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Sunday
Nov302014

New 'Mockingjay Part 1' Still of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

The Hunger Games social media accounts posted a new look at Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen from Mockingjay Part 1 across all platforms today:

Click for full size“My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12.”

You can follow The Hunger Games on twitter, facebook, tumblr, instagram and pinterest

Sunday
Nov302014

An Ultimate Hunger Games Fan's Trip to the 'Mockingjay Part 1' Premiere

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to win one of those amazing contests where you get flown to the Mockingjay Part 1 premiere in Los Angeles? Seems like it's a fairy tale that just happes to OTHER people, doesn't it? Well, our follower Kelsi was one of the 5 lucky winners of Samsung's #UltimateMockingjayFan contest, and she is going to tell you all about the experience here. 

 

Hello Tributes! My name is Kelsi, and on October 30th I received a very exciting tweet from @SamsungMobileUS regarding their Twitter “Ultimate #MockingjayFan” contest. I submitted a tweet to them showing that I am an ultimate fan because I love everything related to Hunger Games - evidenced here by my random cosplaying as Katniss, complete with a bow and arrow:

Kelsi's winning tweet image

So when Samsung tweeted me that they loved my submission and were sending me to the Mockingjay: Part 1 premiere, I was ecstatic! So began the processes of selecting someone to accompany me as my guest (my friend Stefan), packing, picking outfits that were red carpet ready, etc. I had to fill out paperwork and send it to Samsung right away, and then waited (not so patiently) for more information to trickle in from them.

Finally, the big weekend arrived! My friend Stefan and I headed out to begin our adventure. On Saturday November 15, we boarded our plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to fly in to LAX. An hour and 15 minutes later, we landed in Los Angeles!

Hopped off the plane at LAX....

Samsung had arranged for a driver (!!) to pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel, the JW Marriott at L.A. Live. Our driver, Sydney, waited for us at baggage claim and then loaded us into the vehicle, and was an absolute joy to be around. She is definitely my favorite driver now ;)

Kelsi and her driver, Sydney.

We checked into our hotel and went out to eat with some of the other Samsung VIP winners at the Yard House, a restaurant next door, and had a lovely time getting to know one another and discussing what was to come!

When Sunday rolled around, we had the day free to ourselves and had to decide what to do. We had never really been let loose in LA before, so we knew we had to come up with something great. First, we met up with the other Samsung winners, fans, and Molly, Dan, and Angie from PanemPropaganda at Starbucks. 

Here's the whole crew at Starbucks

While standing outside of Starbucks planning the rest of the day's adventure, we randomly met a Hunger Games fan who flew in from Michigan in hopes of getting a wristband to attend the premiere. We took Samantha under our wing and decided to go out on the town. Thanks to a helpful concierge at the Marriott, we discovered that we could take the subway to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. None of us had ever been on a subway nor to the Walk of Fame before, so of course we had to go!


We even saw the “Hollywood” sign in the distance and took pictures with it!

Finally, it was Monday – premiere day! We relaxed in the morning, enjoying the rooftop pool at the Marriott and preparing ourselves for the big day. We explored the area, saw the HUGE line of Mockingjay fans waiting for wristbands for the premiere, and scoped out the set-up of the red carpet (which was white, rather than red) and the after-party tent (which we could see from our hotel window). Check out the party tent below. You can also see the massive wristband line of fans behind the tent, in front of the stairs. 

The after-party tent

At 4:15 pm, Mockingjay Premiere time had finally arrived. We met up with our Samsung rep and were led to our spot on the white carpet. The carpet was gorgeous and the set up was very Capitol-esque, complete with Peacekeepers!
 

The "Samsung Galaxy District" (our VIP red carpet area) was near the beginning of the carpet and was considered a “selfie” zone by Samsung, so the stars that stopped by were expected to stop and take selfies with the fans! We even had a Samsung rep dressed like an Avox who was our “star wrangler,” making sure that stars stopped by to see us!

Kelsi, Stefan and their Samsung "star wrangler"

Then the stars began showing up!

We took some incredible selfies with them as well as getting their autographs!

 

All the stars looked fabulous and it was such an honor to be there. The stars were all so kind, taking selfies and spending time talking with us while they signed autographs for us. Many of the fans from the huge wristband line got to go on the red carpet too!

Then it was time for the movie – which I will not spoil for anyone but will admit that it was phenomenal. I was utterly blown away! I knew it would be good but I was genuinely impressed with just how good it was.

So, that was my Mockingjay: Part 1 premiere experience. I hope you have all enjoyed reading about it and seeing the pictures I had to share. I would like to thank Molly for running this site so beautifully and for meeting up with me at the premiere (You're welcome! *HUGS*). It was such a wonderful time. I look forward to trying to attend next year, and I hope to see all of you there!

Thanks to Kelsi Lynelle for sharing her incredible Mockingjay Part 1 premiere experience with us. We had so much fun getting to know her that she's going to be a contributor to our site! You can follow her on twitter at 

@KelsilouWho and instagram at @kelsilouwho.

Sunday
Nov302014

Natalie Dormer in Flare and Nylon Magazines

Natalie Dormer is the December cover star of Flare Magazine and also has a great feature in Dec/Jan Nylon Magazine.

 

Natalie from Nylon Magazine

She talks a bit about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 in each interview.

Here's Natalie on her relief in wearing combat boots in the film, THE haircut, and whether or not she'd win The Hunger Games.

From Flare Magazine:

Dormer recalls taping her Mocking­jay audition on her fiancé’s Canon 7D camera. “I impersonated him a bit, since he’s a director!” Did he give her any advice? “He’s good at telling me, ‘That was sh-t, do it again!’ He’s very honest.”

Mockingjay’s director, Francis Lawrence, once tested Dormer for an NBC pilot, and remembered her ever after, he tells me later, over the phone from Los Angeles. “Natalie’s got a very strong presence and an amazing look. Having her take on the role of Cressida instantly created the character of Cressida.” The word strong comes up often in conversations about Dormer: Sam Claflin, who plays The Hunger Games’ Finnick and who worked with Dormer on The Riot Club, the British frat-boy thriller and 2014 Toronto International Film Festival favourite, just prior to her joining Mockingjay, recalls meeting her for the first time: “She was completely open and incredibly strong,” he says. “She walked into a room full of boys who knew each other inside out, but she immediately settled in and held her own.”

From Nylon:

Cressida, however, marks an entirely new direction. As Dormer points out proudly, “She’s a woman who’s not defined by any romance; she’s defined by her job. That’s her raison d’être.” Shaving off half of her hair to play the role of the ambitious filmmaker who first follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) out of professional interest, then transforms into a believer, was an especially nervy stunt. “There were one too many polar vortexes in New York for this kind of haircut, but I enjoyed doing it. That’s a fun part of this job. You get taken out of your comfort zone physically, geographically, whatever.” She also had her head inked regularly and waded through “neck-deep waters with semi-automatic rifles,” though audiences won’t see these soggy battles until Mockingjay - Part 2.

“What Jen [Lawrence] went through recently was just horrific,” says Dormer. “And I don’t think there’s any level of fame that can justify that kind of invasion into privacy, not to mention laws being broken. I mean, people just need to get a grip if they think that’s even halfway acceptable.”

Natalie for Nylon. Click for full size

Thursday
Nov272014

Liam Hemsworth for Men's Fitness

Liam Hemsworth by Peter Yang. Click to enlarge Liam Hemsworth is Men's Fitness Magazine's December cover boy. Inside the issue Liam talks about growing up surfing on a small island outside Melbourne, Australia, and his new life as one of the stars of The Hunger Games Franchise. The photos by Peter Yang are pretty stunning too. 

Click images for full size

"In the first two movies I'm her at-home love interset," Liam says of his character Gale's relationship to Katniss in The Hunger Games films. "The stay-at-home 'dad' looking after things when she's gone." In the last two films, Hemsworth is excited to finally inhabit the role of action hero, "I have a lot of tactical stuff and fighting sequences."

You can read the whole article by downloading the Men's Fitness app for iPhone and iPad or by grabbing the issue  - it's on newsstands now!