Another year, another opportunity for Jennifer Lawrence to skip the MTV Movie Awards. The Oscar-winning actress picked up two nominations this morning for her role as Katniss Everdeen inThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1: Best Female Performance and Best Musical Moment. Lawrence has won the Golden Popcorn trophy three years running in the Best Female Performance category, and has five total awards in 14 nominations, counting this year. But despite all the MTV gold, Lawrence has never attended the ceremony, usually citing scheduling conflicts.
The deliriously funny new comedy Neighbors, which opened last weekend to a very friendly $51 million, has drawn raves for its relatable, casually progressive portrayal of two 30ish parents (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) struggling with adulthood, especially in the face of the wild rumpus taking place next door after a fraternity moves in. Director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), himself a young parent with kids aged 6 and 1, admitted to us that there were lines that needed careful toeing in a raunchy comedy that oftentimes finds the couple on the brink of utter irresponsibility. Stoller also told us about one particular scene that clearly crossed that line and was subsequently voted off the block.