The Imaginary War Between Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart Just Got Real

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Remember when Jennifer Lawrence transcended from respected up-and-coming actress into Hunger Games-fueled blockbuster magic and Kristen Stewart wanted to rip her hair out for stealing her tween-heavy Twilight shine? Well, the tabloid eds who frothed at the mouth over the fabricated feud were just handed a new reality-based headline after both actresses publicly announced they're gunning for the role of Peyton Loftis in an indie adaptation of William Styron's book Lie Down in Darkness.

"It is very unusual for two actresses to be so vocal in lobbying for a role, and even more unusual that they are the two hottest young actresses of the moment," said a source who clearly doesn't remember the many instances where exactly the same thing has happened. "It's an independent movie, and they see it as a career-making role, like Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice." And they do seem pretty passionate about it. "I want to play Peyton more than anything I can possibly taste or touch in my life," Stewart told Elle. "I want to play her so bad." With Lawrence gushing to W: "I am obsessed with that part. I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play… If someone else gets the part, I'm afraid they won't do it right." Let the games begin! [Page Six]

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Revealing that she's been on a celebrity trainer-endorsed crash diet and exercise regime at her concert over the weekend, Beyonce told the crowd she was going to indulge to balance things out. "Y'all have no idea how hard I worked! I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce!" she said. "Now tonight I'm gonna get chocolate wasted!" [Us]

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After being caught blatantly hugging each other at a party over the weekend it turns out that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher may have gotten huggy at another point over the past month. Add the fact that Moore is yet to sign the divorce papers into the mix and you can almost hear people chanting: reconciliation, Reconciliation, RECONCILIATION! "'I know they met up with Rabbi [Yehuda Berg] around the time of the Gemini New Moon last Monday, it signifies a time of new beginnings, especially when it comes to communication, so they met again before the party, at least once, maybe twice," said one such hopeful. "The idea was to discuss, where do they go from here." [Daily Mail]

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Will Smith is already worried about his 11-year-old daughter Willow dating. "It's coming, and I'm nervous about it. Having two boys and a girl, I realize that boys take trouble to other people's houses, and girls bring it home." He adds that instead of chaining her to a radiator, Black Snake Moan style, he's just going to ensure that all potential suitors are as uncomfortable as possible. "When Willow does bring a boy home, I'm going to screen him and find out everything about him. And that's going to happen when she's 40, when she's allowed to go on dates!" [People]

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Smash's Jack Davenport has a few restraining orders in his future if the commotion he's causing in Park Slope playgrounds is anything to go by. "Loads of moms are all in a flap about sightings of gorgeous Jack Davenport with his cute son," said one resident of the consummate DILF. With others taking to Facebook to leave notes that might one day be tendered as court evidence: "Just spotted Jack Davenport in the local playground. Bet you wish you'd been there, Brooklyn girlies!" [Page Six]

  • Uma Thurman decided to take her baby bump out for a little fresh air. Clearly so paps could gawk at it. [Page Six]
  • Watch out, Uma, Reese Witherspoon was stealing your shine as she took her bump for a walk at Cannes. [People]
  • Former banker and distant cousin of Kate Middleton, Katrina Darling, is capitalizing on her fame-by-proxy and has thrown in her analyst job for good to be a full-time burlesque dancer. [Page Six]
  • Anyone else totally forget that Stavros Niarchos and Jessica Hart are a couple? Well, anyway, they're moving in together. [Page Six]
  • Last week Bar Refaeli was lamenting the fact that no one hits on her and now the Israeli model is bitching about how sick she is of her fellow countrymen hitting on her and pretending they don't know who she is. [Page Six]
  • They've been engaged for a few weeks now so Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel decided to throw an engagement party. It went down on Saturday in the backyard of their designer/stylist Estee Stanley — 'twas awfully nice of her to allow her lawn to get ruined – with 100 guests including Ellen DeGeneres and Lance Bass being treated to a live blues band. Party rating: golf claps. [E!]
  • In a shocking turn of events, Kris Jenner suggests that her daughters are equally tough on her. [E!]
  • A relief to neighbors who hate his loud ass, Chris Brown is finally selling his West Hollywood apartment. [Us]
  • Sissy Spacek's daughter, Schuyler Fisk, got hitched. [Us]
  • It's kind of eye-rolly when a couple expresses their icky love on Facebook or the like, but Jason Trawick put the others to shame by posting a gushy video professing his love for Britney Spears. [People]
  • Melissa Rivers has split with her porn king boyfriend – again. [TMZ]
  • As if spending upwards of $40K at a tanning salon wasn't embarrassing enough Lindsay Lohan makes sure to keep it in the public eye by repeatedly refusing to pay the bill. [TMZ]
  • Justin Bieber is in deep shit for pushing a pap around, though it's hard to have much sympathy for the photographer under the circumstances. [TMZ]
  • Kicking you while you are down, Eva Mendes waxes lyrical about how happy she is with Ryan Gosling. [Daily Mail]

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- I don't think Lawrence is too worried about competing with Stewart if the producers are looking for acting talent (yeah, I've seen the non-Twilight Stewart films) and onscreen charisma and not just name recognition

- eh, Will Smith's statement wasn't offensive as much as boringly cliché. The whole "polishing up the shotgun in front of the date" thing is so obvs I think he just said it as interview filler. I'm surprised by how often people comment on 6 month old Lil Poo's appearance and warn me that he'll be a "ladykiller" when he's older - I understand people are being funny but it also kind of creeps me out that people are looking at my infant and projecting into the future about how much of a hottie he'll be. Also, the comment has a different tone with boys, people are warning that he'll be preying on the girls his age so there's alot of jokes about how I'm going to prevent him from turning into a douche. Whereas with an attractive girl people caution about how to prevent her from becoming the prey.

- It makes me feel awesome to hear Beyonce admit that she needed some serious butt-kicking workouts to get back to her best body and not just "oh I lost it just by looking after Blue Ivy..." Now I can't envy her fabulous figure because, let's be real, I'm too lazy to workout like that.