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Watch J Law and Amy Schumer Dance Barefoot on Billy Joel’s Piano

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Jason Merritt—Getty Images; Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer

The new BFFs got it on the fun at the singer's concert in Chicago

Billy Joel might just be in love with two new Uptown Girls. Or at least, his audience certainly is.

Gal pals and American sweethearts Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer got on stage at the singer’s concert on Thursday at Wrigley Field in Chicago, dancing along to “Uptown Girl” (which features on the soundtrack of Schumer’s movie, Trainwreck). In one video posted to Instagram, Lawrence kisses Schumer on the foot.

The new friends recently announced earlier this week that they’re working on writing a movie together in which they’ll play sisters. “We start the day off on the phone, laughing,” Lawrence told the New York Times. “And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago.”

[Chicago Tribune]

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Try Not to Freak Out But Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence Are Writing a Screenplay

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Albert L. Ortega, Vittorio Zunino Celotto—Getty Images Actress Jennifer Lawrence of X-Men: Apocalypse speaks onstage at the 20th Century FOX panel during Comic-Con International 2015 in San Diego on July 11, 2015. Actress Amy Schumer attends the Trainwreck photocall on Aug. 8, 2015 in Locarno, Switzerland.

"Amy and I were creatively made for each other," Lawrence said

Two of Hollywood’s funniest leading ladies are taking their friendship to the next level. While discussing the final Hunger Games installment with the New York Times, Lawrence revealed she and Amy Schumer were almost done writing a movie in which they plan to play sisters.

“Amy and I were creatively made for each other,” Lawrence said. “We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago.”

The pair met a few months ago after Lawrence saw Schumer’s film and contacted her. “I emailed her after I saw Trainwreck and said, ‘I don’t know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I’m in love with you,’” Lawrence recalled. “We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting.”

And if you’re wondering, Schumer’s texts are as funny as her comedy: “I wrote, ‘I just spilled the beans to The New York Times. Is that O.K.?’” Lawrence said. “And Amy wrote back, ‘That you’re gay? Totally! It’s exciting!’”

[New York Times]

Read next: This Picture of Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence On a Jet Ski Is the Definition of Joy

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Quentin Tarantino Says Jennifer Lawrence Could Have Been Hateful Eight Heroine

of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" attends the Lionsgate press room during Comic-Con International 2015 at the Hilton Bayfront on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California.
Jason Merritt—Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence attends the Lionsgate press room during Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif. on July 9, 2015.

Maybe when she's older

Quentin Tarantino has a reputation for casting actors in unexpected roles – John Travolta in Pulp Fiction or Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, for example. The director’s forthcoming film, the western Hateful Eight, will feature Jennifer Jason Leigh in one of her highest-profile roles in years: as Daisy, the sole female member of the titular group of tough characters.

In an interview with Vulture, Tarantino, 52, said he could imagine Jennifer Lawrence playing the part as well.

“I could have seen Jennifer Lawrence doing a good job with the role,” he said in the interview. “I’m a very big fan of hers. I think she could end up being another little Bette Davis if she keeps on going the way she’s going.”

However, Tarantino imagined the character being older than Lawrence, 25, and notes that he’s always been a fan of Jason Leigh, 53.

“Jennifer Jason Leigh came in and was really good. She went for a couple of things that other people just kind of playacted,” he said. “She had to act like she got shot, and she just screamed bloody murder. I kept remembering Jennifer’s bloodcurdling scream. If it had happened in a house, somebody would have called the cops.”

Tarantino, who cast Pam Grier in the title role in 1997’s Jackie Brown when she was in her late 40s, said it’s not that he’s necessarily interested in writing meaty roles for older actresses; he’s more interested in finding the right actors to embody his characters.

“I actually think my characters are going to be one of my biggest legacies after I’m gone. So I have no obligation whatsoever other than to just cast it right,” he said. “I don’t really know if I’m writing the kind of roles that Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore would play. Jessica Lange on American Horror Story is a little bit more my cup of tea.”

The director declines to commit to his next project in the interview. When asked about the long-rumored Kill Bill, Vol. Three, which would theoretically revisit Thurman’s character more than a decade later, he said only “It’s not off the table, but we’ll see.”

The Hateful Eight also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen. It is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day.

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Jennifer Lawrence Has No Filter, and We Love It

"I can name a lot of things that taste better than skinny feels"

Jennifer Lawrence turns 25 on Saturday, and what better way to celebrate than with some of her most hilarious and insightful quotes? The Hunger Games star is known for saying it like it is, speaking her mind about body image, Hollywood and what makes her happy, like eating junk food and watching reality television. And also, that infamous fall at the 2013 Academy Awards.

“Anybody who makes fun of me [for falling], I’m just gonna go “Yeah, and then I got touched by Hugh Jackman,'” Lawrence said after she took a tumble as she climbed the stage to accept her Oscar for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook.

Enjoy more of Jennifer’s top 10 quotes in the video above.

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Watch Katniss and Jon Snow Face Off in ‘The Hunger Game of Thrones’

It's Jon Snow versus Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen may have faced down President Snow in The Hunger Games trilogy, but she’s never faced down Jon Snow — until now.

A new mashup has Jennifer Lawrence’s fearless bowed heroine facing off against Kit Harington’s sword wielding Game of Thrones character and it’s clear that Winter is Coming to Panem.

In the video, Katniss issues a call to arms against Jon Snow urging her followers to fight against Snow’s forces. Meanwhile, Snow is holed up in the North ready to face down the rising darkness from Beyond the Wall or the wildlings of District 12.

In the clip from YouTube creator David Elmaleh, Katniss intones, “Nothing good is safe while Snow is alive,” but the question is: if Katniss does manage to kill him, will Snow stay dead?

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See Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender Do Big Lebowski Reading

Patton Oswalt, Olivia Munn and Dennis Quaid were also involved

A select lucky few were treated to a reading of The Big Lebowski on Friday in Montreal, and the event was almost as star-studded as the original cast.

Michael Fassbender read the part of The Dude (originally Jeff Bridges) while Jennifer Lawrence played Maude (Julianne Moore). Patton Oswalt played Walter (John Goodman), Olivia Munn was Bunny (Tara Reid) and Dennis Quaid made a surprise appearance as the Big Lebowski (David Huddleston).

Audience members shared photos of the event on social media:

What a blast! #jflmtl @cfccreates @telefilm_

A photo posted by b_palomar (@b_palomar) on

[Mashable]

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Watch Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Reunite in the Trailer for Joy

"Don’t ever think that the world owes you anything. Because it doesn’t."

With the exception of the critical flop Serena, the combination of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper usually spells good things on the silver screen. Add to the mix David O. Russell, who directed the pair in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle—which earned a combined 18 Oscar nominations—and it’s worth paying attention.

Though you wouldn’t know it from trailer, which plays like a montage of a life going rapidly awry, Joy tells the story of real-life single mother and Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano, played by Lawrence. Cooper stars opposite Lawrence as an executive at the Home Shopping Network, which ultimately buys Mangano’s company. The trailer has Joy getting thrown behind bars, getting very angry very often and shooting a shotgun, proving there’s drama aplenty wherever you look—even in the invention and sale of home cleaning products.

Co-starring Robert de Niro, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Isabella Rossellini, Joy hits theaters on Christmas Day.

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Here’s What Jennifer Lawrence Called Taylor Swift After Her Apple Crusade

“Badass” is just the start

Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift continue to transform Hollywood.

Forbes named Lawrence the highest paid actor of 2014, and she’ll reportedly trump the gender gap by receiving almost twice what co-star Chris Pratt will make for upcoming space film Passengers. Swift, on the other hand, recently took a stand for artists’ rights when she wrote an open letter to Apple regarding its decision not to pay artists during Apple Music’s three-month trial period. Apple changed its policy following Swift’s Tumblr note, and for that, Lawrence calls Swift a “badass.”

“That letter that she wrote about Apple, I texted her and was like, ‘Yous a badass b–ch,’” Lawrence told Extra at Comic-Con on Friday.

“She’s awesome,” the Hunger Games actor continued. “She’s a lot more well spoken than I am.”

It only makes sense that Lawrence and Swift have a texting relationship. Maybe Lawrence will be the next of Swift’s friends to join her on stage during a stop on the 1989 tour.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Romantic Dramedy The Rosie Project

Jennifer Lawrence at Comic-Con International 2015 in San Diego on July 9, 2015.
Jason Merritt—Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence at Comic-Con International 2015 in San Diego on July 9, 2015.

The dramedy has yet to find a director

Jennifer Lawrence has found love.

The Oscar-winning star, who was at Comic-Con Friday as part of the Hunger Games panel, is attached to star in The Rosie Project, a romantic dramedy being developed by Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were looking to direct the project, but the Lego Movie filmmakers bowed out when they took on the young Han Solo Star Wars movie. The project is now on a fast-track search for a director.

Rosie, an adaptation of a Graeme Simsion book, tells of a socially inept genetics professor who comes up with a scientifically sound survey to find the perfect mate. His plans get curvy when he meets Rosie Jarman, who in her whirlwind manner possesses all the opposite qualities he should be looking for.

Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, who tackled quirk and heartache with the acclaimed (500) Days of Summer, wrote the script.

Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan are producing.

Sony is clearly intent on staying in the business of Lawrence, arguably the biggest female star on the world thanks to a mix of a beloved global franchise (Hunger Games, whose final installment, Mockingjay — Part 2, opens Nov. 20) and acclaimed performances in dramas and indies. Lawrence is already in pre-production to star in the studio’s Passengers, a sci-fi love story with Chris Pratt.

The actress, repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson, is rumored to be back at Comic-Con Saturday for Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse panel. This fall she also stars in Joy, which reunites her with David O. Russell, who directed her in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.

Sony had no comment.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter

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