Angry fans of Jennifer Lawrence are protesting her snub at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. The ballot for Best Hero is filled with five men but no women, especially her character Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Over 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Lawrence be added to the nominees, which currently are Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel“), Robert Downey, Jr. (“Iron Man 3“), Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug“), Chris Hemsworth (“Thor: The Dark World“), and Channing Tatum (“White House Down“). Lawrence does have MTV nominations this year for Best Female Performance and Best Fight for that blockbuster sequel plus Best Kiss (shared for “American Hustle” with Amy Adams). E! Online.
Jeff Jensen reviews the finale of HBO’s “True Detective” as “truth, justice, and the surprise of a happy ending.” He calls it the culmination of “a remarkable first season” taking the audience “to the heart of darkness at the vortex center of its weird fiction.” Although some people did not want an actual resolution, he wanted the “justice” that it would bring and to not “be cynical about character transformation” of Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Hart (Woody Harrelson). The end result offered “shredded illusions” and “painful self awareness.” Entertainment Weekly.
Taylor Swift is proclaimed the top musical moneymaker of 2013. Calculating money from tours, recorded sales, digital downloads, and publishing royalties, Swift took in $39.7 million last year. Another country star, Kenny Chesney, comes in second place with $32.9 million. The rest of the top 10: Justin Timberlake ($31.4 million), Bon Jovi ($29.4 million), Rolling Stones ($26.2 million), Beyonce ($24.4 million), Maroon 5 ($22.3 million), Luke Bryan ($22.1 million), Pink ($20 million), and Fleetwood Mac ($19.1 million). Billboard.
Fox pulls the plug on comedy series “Raising Hope” after four seasons. The one-hour series finale will air on April 4 with guest stars Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey“), Jeffrey Tambor, and Kenny Loggins. The first season brought Emmy nominations for lead actress Martha Plimpton and recurring guest star Cloris Leachman. Since then, however, the show has fallen with critics, voters, and audiences. TV Guide.
With the finale of “How I Met Your Mother” coming on March 31, co-star Cristin Milioti discusses various theories in a new video interview. She joined the comedy this season as the long-awaited “Mother” in the title of the show. Rumors have been rampant that her character ultimately is dead, but she calls those reports “insane.” She refers to the final episode as “beautiful” and that no alternate endings were written or filmed to maintain secrecy. Hollywood Reporter.
Actor Mark Wahlberg is slated to receive the Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards on April 13. The cast of “Entourage” will reunite to present the trophy, just ahead of their upcoming feature film which Wahlberg is executive producing. Previous recipients of this award have included Sandra Bullock, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Jamie Foxx, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Reese Witherspoon. Variety.
One of this year’s top Emmy contenders in the TV movie categories will be “The Normal Heart.” Watch a preview of the upcoming HBO adaptation of the Tony Award winning play written by Larry Kramer. Directed by Ryan Murphy, it stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, Jonathan Groff, and Jim Parsons. The Wrap.
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Merrily We Roll Along” lead all nominees for London’s Olivier Awards with seven bids each. “Once,” “The Book of Mormon,” and “The Scottsboro Boys” earned six nods each. Among the famous names nominated are Judi Dench (“Peter and Alice”), Tom Hiddleston (“Coriolanus”), Douglas Hodge (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), Jude Law (“Henry V”), and Lesley Manville (“Ghosts”). Playbill.