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'The Hunger Games' gets a release date

Game on! Lionsgate has announced to EW that The Hunger Games, the highly anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ futuristic YA thriller about scrapper Katniss Everdeen and her fight to survive a brutal reality TV contest, will be released on March 23, 2012. Director Gary Ross recently revealed to EW that he aims to go into production of the first installment of Collins’ trilogy later this spring.

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'King's Speech' leads Oscar nominations

The King's Speech has picked up recognition in 12 categories to lead the nominations at the 2011 Academy Awards.

The royal drama, which centres on King George VI's attempts to overcome a crippling stammer as World War II approaches, has scooped nominations for 'Best Picture', 'Best Director' and 'Best Adapted Screenplay'.

The British film also has a strong presence in the acting categories as stars Colin Firth ('Best Actor'), Geoffrey Rush ('Supporting Actor') and Helena Bonham Carter ('Supporting Actress') all score Oscar nods.

Paul McCartney reprimands "menace" cyclist

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he recently reprimanded a cyclist who was riding dangerously through London.

The Beatles star told The Sun that the courier nearly knocked him over and that he had to pull a woman pedestrian out of the way to prevent her from being injured.

He said: "I always get dropped off a few streets from my offices in Soho so I can have a bit of a walk and get ready for the day.

Freeman 'still has nerve damage from crash'

entertainmentMorgan Freeman has revealed that he still struggles with his nerves after his car accident more than two years ago.

The 73-year-old actor fractured his shoulder blade in 2008 when the vehicle he was travelling in left the highway and flipped over several times.

Freeman, who has been disabled since the accident, is still waiting for his stretched nerves to grow back, which doctors claim will take another year.

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