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The CW developing creepy new reality TV show based on ‘The Hunger Games’

A new reality TV show inspired by The Hunger Games is coming soon to The CW — and while network executives may be hoping to play off the popularity of the books-turned-movie franchise, fans of the series may be a little creeped out by the show’s concept.

It’s easy enough to feel unsettled by a TV show that’s inspired by a story about children killing each other for televised entertainment. But fans who know what inspired author Suzanne Collins to write The Hunger Games will be even more spooked.

That’s because Collins says the idea for The Hunger Games began when she was watching TV, flipping channels, and discovered it was nearly impossible to tell the difference between reality TV shows meant for entertainment, and news coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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‘The Hungers Games’ actors and music nominated for Golden Globe Awards

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‘The Hunger Games’ actors and music nominated for Golden Globe Awards

A song featured in The Hunger Games movie has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, as have some of the franchise’s biggest stars.

“Safe & Sound” performed by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars is nominated for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. It’s going up against music from Skyfall, Les Miserables, Stand Up Guys, and Act of Valor. “Safe & Sound” was also nominated for a Grammy Award.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Hollywood experts have predicted her performance in that movie could also earn her another Academy Award nomination. Silver Linings Playbook is also nominated in the Best Motion Picture category.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays Plutarch Heavensbee in the upcoming The…

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard — J.K. Rowling

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If you have read the final installment of the  Harry Potter series or have watched the penultimate film adaptation, certainly, you are wholly au courant with the heirlooms bequeathed by Dumbledore to Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Harry was given a snitch; Ron, a device that pilfers light; and lastly, Hermione was bestowed with an old copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In the magical world, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a series of magical stories intended for puerile witches and wizards, akin to that of our fancied tales such as the works of the Grimm Brothers. Rumpeltiltskin, Snow White, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel—name them; we have earnestly devoured those when we were kids.

Congruous to that of the Grimm’s fairy tales, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in a way, is dark and disturbing. Nonetheless, both endeavor to embark positive ideals to its…

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Bella and Edward as Buzz Sugars Hottest Movie Couple?

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Vote for Bella and Edward as Buzz sugars hottest movie couple of 2012. Vote here

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Who’s the Hottest Movie Couple of 2012?
It was a romantic year at the movies — at least, that’s how things seem by the looks of the embracing couples below. There were lots of hot couples on the big screen this year, including cute romantic-comedy pairs, a superhero and his sweetie, and the vampires who pledged to love each other for a thousand years. But it’s time to take your pick: which of these film couples did you love the most?
Leo and Paige, The Vow
Edward and Bella, Breaking Dawn Part 2
Anna and Vronsky, Anna Karenina
Gwen and Peter, The Amazing Spider-Man
Katniss and Peeta, The Hunger Games
FDR and Lauren, This Means War
Logan and Beth, The Lucky One
Tom and Violet, The Five-Year Engagement
Pat and Tiffany, Silver Linings Playbook

 

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