According to a new poll done by NextMovie.com, the upcoming adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has beat out The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 as the most anticipated flick of 2012, with 51% of the vote!
Four score and Seven years ago, a female-fronted rock band by the name of Garbage ruled the airwaves with their rocking jams and killer tunes. Seven years is a loooooong time to wait, but it sounds like it will have been worth it.
It has been confirmed that Shirley Manson and her boys are back and will release their fifth studio album in the spring 2012. Of the record, the band released this group statement:
We think other celebs should take note and follow singer Shirley Manson's lead!
For her 45th birthday, the Garbage frontwoman wants nothing more than to raise $4,500 for the children's charity the Pablove Foundation Inc.
According to her cause page:
"I chose PABLOVE FOUNDATION INC because it is very close to my heart. It was set up by two friends of mine who lost their beloved 6 year old son Pablo to a form of childhood cancer. Please think of giving a donation in memory of Pablo and in honour of children with cancer all over the world who need our help. The foundation puts particular emphasis on funding research but also on providing fun creative things for children to do whilst they are stuck in the hospital. Anyone who has gone through a hospital stay with their child will understand how crucial this kind of distraction is to a child's well being."
She's asking for a $45 donation, but will graciously accept any donation to help the cause. Recognizing that times are tough, Shirley is encouraging people to share the page with friends if they can not donate themselves.
Click here to check it out and donate, or find out more about the Pablove Foundation here!
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.