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By Maria Jackson

Happy Hunger Games! Vol. 1, Issue 43

The media tour for Catching Fire has begun! Our CF stars have been all over Europe this past week, walking red carpets, debuting the film, and doing interview after interview. Here I’ve collected quite few that will inform, entertain, and leave you with a little something to chew on. Enjoy, Tributes!

Behind the Scenes B-Roll from Catching Fire!


Check out this super hilarious interview with the CF cast. Especially the moment around the 3:50 mark where Woody Harrelson has the epiphany that Liam Hemsworth is brother to Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame.

The CF cast pick the Catching Fire star they’d like as their ally in a real Hunger Games, and who they think would be the deadliest.


Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and more chat about the scenes they’re most looking forward to in Mockingjay, as well as filming additional scenes that aren’t in the book.


Elizabeth Banks talks about her approach to playing Effie in Catching Fire and how her character has evolved since The Hunger Games.


Jeffrey Wright on GMA yesterday + ALL NEW forcefield clip


JLaw and Josh discuss their support system on set, weapons of choice in the arena, and what books they’d like to see jump from page to film.



Lenny and Elizabeth talk alligences, fashion in the Capitol meeting real life, the importance of the messages in the Hunger Games series and representation in media.


Donald Sutherland talks about the meaning of change & revolution, growing up in Canada, and Obamacare...yeah..that was an unexpected turn.


JLaw, JHutch, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Donald Sutherland, Francis Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz and Elizabeth Banks answer some interesting questions for Geek Nation


Popsugar released their interview with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. The duo talk Catching Fire, Mockingjay, and  how their struggles with fame relate to Katniss’ and Peeta’s struggle with fame. Of course, Jen's new pixie cut is also a topic of discussion.


Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, director Francis Lawrence and the rest of the Catching Fire cast attended the press conference in London, England on Monday morning.



MTV will be airing a Catching Fire special featuring interviews with the cast.

This Sunday, November 17, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, “MTV’s Catching Fire Fan Tribute” will set MTV ablaze. The all-new, televised special will feature interviews with cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone and Sam Claflin. The stars will be answering questions from the fans, sharing secrets from behind the scenes, playing games to see if any of the competiveness from the movie rubbed off on them.

"MTV’s Catching Fire Fan Tribute" will be hosted by MTV News’ Josh Horowitz and Lenay Dunn from "10 On Top," and they will also test how well the cast members know the Hunger Games series with trivia questions.

The following day, Monday, November 18, MTV News will also be live from the red carpet at the premiere. There, we will once again talk to the cast ofThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire right in the center of all the excitement surrounding the movie. (TheHob)


The Catching Fire soundtrack will be released next Tuesday, November 19th, but you can listen the full album (streaming) for free now!

Give it a listen on Soundcloud and iTunes Radio


You may have noticed that Buttercup was a black & white cat in The Hunger Games and not yellow as described in the books. This was a grip I heard about quite a bit and to be honest, it puzzled me too! I find it hard to believe there aren’t any yellow cats in Hollywood! Well, the old cat has been sacked in favor of one that looks more the part.

Francis Lawrence addressed this change in an interview with io9:

io9: One of the first big changes I noticed from Hunger Games toCatching Fire was that you recast the cat. Why did you recast the cat?

Francis Lawrence: You know what that was actually, and I was happy to do it, that was a request from Nina the producer and Suzanne the author. That they thought the cat from the first movie was not the way he was described in the book. And that had annoyed a bunch of fans, and things like that. But it also just kind of bothered them that Buttercup was not a black and white cat. So I was happy to get one that felt like the Buttercup of the book.


It’s funny because now people are split. Some people think we should have continued on with what happened in the first movie. And some people are really happy. You never win. (thehob)


The “Graffiti Eye” is key for this season.

This season, the emphasis is on the sense of sight. Eyes become the focal point of every face and the most advant-garde spectators are turning to street artists for the new “graffiti eye.”  Using stencils, these beauty ruffians outline the orbs in brilliant halos of any shade. For instance, an ombre blue effect starts at lapis around the lashes and blends into cerulean at the cheekbones. Stars, clovers, lightning flashes  and rings are also en vogue. Capitol graffiti artist “Gravitas” says, “This look dates way, way back before our time to David Bowie’s face paint for the Aladdin Sane tour. It’s retro mod!”

For the more conservative type, a sultry, smoky eye is another shortcut to high drama. A few tips? Play with metallic shades like copper, steel or bronze on the lid and the lower lash line. (An all black smoky eye can make you look like a one-night-stand about to happen.)  Another trick for enlivening a kohl-lined eye is to rim the waterline with a sweep of white pencil. This touch makes eyes appear brighter and will enhance the color of your iris—whether it’s a true blue or an amethyst-hued contact lens. (PanemPropaganda)

See you in the theaters next week, Tributes! Do you have any big Catching Fire plans? Let us know in the comments below!