Google & Lionsgate Team Up For ‘District Voices’, A ‘Hunger Games’ Promotion — See Trailer!

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Lionsgate is teaming with Google to introduce DISTRICT VOICES, the latest campaign in Google’s Art, Copy & Code project to promote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the two companies announced yesterday, October 20th.  Mockingjay – Part 1 is the third film in the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise that has already grossed more than $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office.

 DISTRICT VOICES is a five episode series on YouTube that brings to life Panem, the fictional world of The Hunger Games, through videos featuring popular YouTube creators. Each episode of the series was created with a different creator, whose channel content aligns with a specific industry from one of the districts of Panem.

The videos were concepted and developed with the team from the YouTube Space LA and filmed on location there, and around Los Angeles. They provide a window into an expanded world of The Hunger Games and deliver original content to the passionate fan bases of both the films and the individual YouTube creators. Presented as programming from CAPITOL TV, the government-sanctioned television network of The Hunger Games, DISTRICT VOICES is a leading example of how YouTube is emerging as the best place to reach the key 18-34 year-old audience.

Global fan communities are watching more than 9 billion hours of video each month on YouTube, and the creators who participated in DISTRICT VOICES have a combined base of over 4.9 million subscribers and more than 550 million video views.

“Our mission has always been to engage our Hunger Games fans in the most innovative and authentic ways possible,” said Lionsgate’s EVP of Digital Marketing Danielle De Palma.  “We cannot think of a better partner than these incredible YouTube stars, who truly bring new content to life in the world of Panem and extend our storytelling to online audiences in exciting new directions.”

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, from an adaptation by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

The schedule for DISTRICT VOICES on Capitol TV is as follows (all episodes airing at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST every day):

Monday, October 20 – District 8:  Rob Czar & Corinne Leigh, co-helmers of the ‘Threadbanger’ YouTube channel, show how to best make use of excess Peacekeeper armor.

Tuesday, October 21 – District 2: Shane Fazen, of the ‘fightTIPS’ YouTube channel, showcases the training and techniques required to be a Peacekeeper in Panem.

Wednesday, October 22 – District 5: Derek Muller, known for the mind-blowing experiments and scientific discussions on his YouTube channel ‘Veritasium’, demonstrates new ways in which the Capitol may generate its electricity in the future.

Thursday, October 23 – District 9: Jimmy Wong & Ashley Adams, best known for their ‘Feast of Fiction’ YouTube channel, demonstrate baking techniques from Panem’s Grain District.

Friday, October 24 – District 6: iJustine’s Justine Ezarik, gives a glimpse at the driving force that proudly supports the transportation needs of Panem’s vaunted Peacekeepers.

Check out the DISTRICT VOICES trailer below and remember that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters everywhere on November 21st.

Join The T.J. Martell Foundation At The 6th Annual Los Angeles Family Day @TJMartell

Join The T.J. Martell Foundation At The 6th Annual Los Angeles Family Day @TJMartell

T.J. Martell’s 6th Annual Los Angeles Family Day will take place on November 16th, 2014 at the CBS Studios Back Lot. The event will include live performances from singer/actress Lucy Hale, pop/rock band R5, and “Girl Meets World” co-star Sabrina Carpenter. The family day is a fundraising event and all proceeds will go towards leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research. Other than live performances, the say will also include face paintings, video game trucks, balloon & caricature artists, and tons of special guests! All the fun begins at 12PM and tickets can be purchased right HERE! Hope to see you there!

Jacob Hopkins Is Smiles At Stars Strike Out Child Abuse Event — See The Photos!

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The Amazing World of Gumball star Jacob Hopkins was all smiles as he attended the 1st Annual Stars Strike Out Child Abuse event to help benefit Childhelp at the Pinz Bowling Center yesterday, October 19th in Studio City, California.

Check out a couple more pics of Jacob, along with Gerald Hopkins, below!

Jennette McCurdy To Star In New Netflix Series ‘Between!’

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Jennette McCurdy may no longer be working on the set of Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat but Jennette will be returning to the screen in a new Netfix series called Between.

The original series is set to release six hour-long episodes in its first season. The thriller series is about a town who was infected with a deadly disease that affects everyone except those 21 years or older. Between is set to premiere in 2015.

Jennette shared the exciting news on Twitter. She posted:

We sure are super excited for Jennette and her new series!

Check Out Selena Gomez’s Aris Jerome Photoshoot!!

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Selena Gomez looks stunning in stripes for her mysterious photo shoot with photographer and filmmaker Aris Jerome. Selena channeled her inner “Beetlejuice” by rocking stripes and some pretty rock n’ roll hair.

Although Selena has been tight lipped on what the photos that were posted on October 20th are for so far, she did tag various people and places with the photos including stylists Chloe and Marie-Lou Bartoli, hair salon Nine Zero One, and of course Aris Jerome.

Which new photo of Selena is your favorite? Check out the pics below and let us know your pick in the comments!

Ashley Tisdale Spotted Out And About In Studio City Yesterday – Pics Here!

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Ashley Tisdale was spotted rocking a fashionable yet casual look as she walked around Studio City, California yesterday, October 19th. Ashley wore a gray sweater, ripped blue jeans, a hat and sunglasses, with a black bag to accessorize. We hope she had a nice, relaxing weekend!

Check out more photos of Ashley out and about in Studio City below:

Kendall Jenner Spotted Keeping Warm While Out In NYC – Pics Here!

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Kendall Jenner took to the streets of New York City on October 20th. Kendall was spotted wearing a long, dark, warm coat, pants and boots to keep warm in the chilly fall weather. Along with Kendall, an adorable dog makes an appearance in the photo. How cute! We wonder who Kendall is talking to, as she seems pretty into her texting convo!

We hope that Kendall enjoyed shopping out on the town in NYC. Check out more photos of Kendall from today below:

 

Taylor Swift Performs On The X-Factor Australia! – Pics & Video Here!

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Taylor Swift has been very busy lately traveling around to promote her upcoming new album ‘1989.’ On October 20th, Taylor performed her latest hit song ‘Shake It Off’ to an excited X-Factor Australia audience. Taylor wore a turquoise two piece as she rocked the stage.

Check out photos and a video from Taylor’s performance below:

‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ Behind-The-Scenes Stills!

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With Halloween less than two weeks away, now is the perfect time to get into the spirit by checking out new behind the scenes still of Stefanie Scott‘s upcoming horror film ‘Insidious Chapter 3!’ Stefanie is ready to scare us silly in theaters on Friday, May 29th, 2015.

Will you be checking out Insidious 3 next spring? We can’t wait! Check out the photos featuring Stefanie below:

Get To Know More About R5’s Riker Lynch With VEVO LIFT! – Watch Here!

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We already to got to know more about R5′s Ross and Rocky Lynch from VEVO LIFT. Now, we are going to get to know more about Riker! In the new video from VEVO, Rikey talks about the pressure he feels as the oldest member of R5 but enjoys spending time and having fun with his family.

Check out everything else Riker had to say by watching the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!

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