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Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Reported ‘Hunger Games’ Front-Runners: Too Late For Austin Butler?

Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Reported 'Hunger Games' Front-Runners: Too Late For Austin Butler?

Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Reported 'Hunger Games' Front-Runners: Too Late For Austin Butler?

Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth may be the reported front-runners for Peeta and Gale, respectively, but until we get any official “Hunger Games” casting news, we are just going to keep speculating for ourselves.

As someone who is totally, wholeheartedly Team Peeta, I, like many of you fellow fans, am VERY concerned and curious about who they’ll cast opposite Jennifer Lawrence. Today, I met a very good candidate, in my opinion. One Austin Butler, previously named as a possible Peeta by excellent Crush writer Jean Bentley. To be honest, I wasn’t sold on Austin until I saw him in action in the upcoming “High School Musical” spin-off, “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.” In it, he is so perfectly earnest and sweet and charming and Peeta-like, I had to ask about it during the film’s press day. Watch and swoon, people.

“I have read all three books, I love The Hunger Games,” Austin said when asked if he knew anything about the film or books.

And is he Team Peeta or Teem Gale?

“I’m Team Peeta,” he said.

I then mentioned the fact that his name has come up a few times via fans and our own heated casting debates here at Hollywood Crush.

“Does it come up? That makes me feel good,” he said. “I would be honored.”

Continuing with our fun back-and-forth, we then discussed the fact that he needs to get his hands on a script and a meeting with Lionsgate and director Gary Ross.

“Do you think so? I haven’t read the script. They’re being really secretive about the script,” he said. “Is the script out there? If it’s out there, I have to make some calls.”

Indeed he does! Get this boy a meeting, stat! Other fun facts about Austin to note: He is nice and tall, six feet, to be exact, so he’d look great standing with the 5′ 7″ Jennifer Lawrence.

“It’s the best book series, I adore it,” he said “[Peeta] is such a good character.”

What do you think about Austin as Peeta? Yay or nay? Do you think it’s too late for him? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!

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Jennifer Lawrence Talks ‘Hunger Games’ Audition: ‘It Was The Most Terrifying Thing Of My Life’

Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Hunger Games' Audition: 'It Was The Most Terrifying Thing Of My Life'

Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Hunger Games' Audition: 'It Was The Most Terrifying Thing Of My Life'

Sure, newly anointed “Hunger Games” heroine Jennifer Lawrence seems all calm, cool and collected when she’s joking with us about “Jersey Shore,” but that doesn’t mean her nerves don’t take over when the pressure is on.

In one of her first interviews since landing the plum role of Katniss Everdeen, Jennifer called in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and opened up about the harrowing audition process.

“I did this really long improv with Gary Ross—the director—and it was the most terrifying thing of my life,” she said.

While we now know Jennifer had nothing to worry about, she couldn’t help but doubt her performance at the time. “When I left, and when I heard it went well, I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ I had my heart in my throat the entire time. I haven’t been nervous at an audition in so long, but that one got me.”

We have a feeling Jennifer’s love for the series—she was a fan way before being offered the role—gave her extra motivation to kick major butt in the audition. “I read them a while ago and was obsessed with them, to put it lightly,” Jennifer admitted. “Hopefully we’re going to make a good movie.”

We hope so too, Jennifer!

Click play on the clip below to hear Jennifer’s entire interview with Ryan Seacrest.

‘Hunger Games’: We Imagine What Jennifer Lawrence Will Look Like As Katniss!

Are you even more impressed with Jennifer knowing she’s been a huge fan of the series for a while? Tell us what you think in the comments and on Twitter!

“The King’s Speech,” “Glee” Lead Golden Globe Award Nominations.

"The King's Speech," "Glee" Lead Golden Globe Award Nominations.

"The King's Speech," "Glee" Lead Golden Globe Award Nominations.

“The King’s Speech,” “Glee” Lead Golden Globe Award Nominations. The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations are in and there are some surprises. While “The King’s Speech” earned the most nods with 7, including Best Picture, recent critically-panned fare like “Burlesque” and “The Tourist” also earned Best Picture nominations. “The King’s Speech,” the latest award-baiting Colin Firth drama, earned nods for Best Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Drama for Firth, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score. The David Fincher-directed Facebook drama “The Social Network” and the Mark Wahlberg-starring “The Fighter” trailed with six nods each. “The Social Network” also included nods for stars Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, while “The Fighter” picked up acting nominations Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo. The surprises come in the varied Best Picture – Musical or Comedy category, which honored the polarizing “Alice in Wonderland” remake, the acclaimed “The Kids Are All Right,” the Bruce Willis-starring “Red,” and the recently panned “Burlesque” and “The Tourist.” Is this a clever way to ensure “The Kids Are All Right” the win? Johnny Depp is also a double-nominee this year in the Best Actor – Musical or Comedy category, where he’s being honored for his turn as the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland,” and for “The Tourist.” Angelina Jolie picked up a nomination is the Best Actress – Musical or Comedy category, as did Emma Stone for “Easy A.” On the television front, “Glee” was the front-runner, earning five nominations, including Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy, and acting nods for Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, and Chris Colfer.   Eight other shows, including “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,” “Mad Men,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Dexter,” all scored three nominations each.
68th Annual Golden Globes Nominees:

Best Picture — Drama

Black Swan

The Fighter


The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Best Picture — Musical or Comedy

Alice in Wonderland


The Kids Are All Right


The Tourist

Best Actor — Drama

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Best Actress — Drama

Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor — Musical or Comedy

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp, The Tourist

Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs

Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Best Actress — Musical or Comedy

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs

Angelina Jolie, The Tourist

Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David Fincher, The Social Network

Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David O. Russell, The Fighter

Best Screenplay

127 Hours, Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle

Inception, Christopher Nolan

The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

The King’s Speech, David Seidler

The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

Best Original Song

“Bound to You,” Burlesque (performed by Christina Aguilera; written by Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler)

“Coming Home,” Country Strong (performed by Gwyneth Paltrow; written by Bob PiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges)

“I See the Light,” Tangled (performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi; written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater)

“There’s a Place For Us,” The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (performed by Carrie Underwood; written by Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey)

“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Yet,” Burlesque (performed by Cher; written by Diane Warren)

Best Original Score

Inception, Hans Zimmer

The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat

The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Alice in Wonderland, Danny Elfman

127 Hours, A.R. Rahman

Best Foreign Language Film


The Concert

The Edge

I Am Love

In a Better World

Best Animated Feature

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist


Toy Story 3


Best TV Series — Drama

Boardwalk Empire


The Good Wife

Mad Men

The Walking Dead

Best TV Series — Musical or Comedy

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory

The Big C


Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

Best Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie


The Pacific

The Pillars of the Earth

Temple Grandin

You Don’t Know Jack

Best Actor — Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie, House M.D.

Best Actress — Drama

Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor — Musical or Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Steve Carell, The Office

Thomas Jane, Hung

Matthew Morrison, Glee

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Thoery

Best Actress — Musical or Comedy

Toni Collette, United States of Tara

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Lea Michele, Glee

Best Actor — Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie

Idris Elba, Luther

Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth

Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship

Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Best Actress — Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie

Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth

Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Judi Dench, Return to Cranford

Romola Garai, Emma

Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0

Chris Colfer, Glee

Chris Noth, The Good Wife

David Strathairn, Temple Grandin

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Hope Davis, The Special Relationship

Jane Lynch, Glee

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire

Julia Stiles, Dexter

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

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