Jeffrey Wright In 'Catching Fire': Actor Will Play Beetee In 'Hunger Games' Sequel

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From The Huffington Post: The strangely awesome cast of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” just got a little bit more strange and awesome. Lionsgate announced Friday that world-class actor Jeffrey Wright has been cast as Beetee in the second installment of the franchise. Back in July, Variety had reported that Tony Shaloub was the front-runner [….]

George R.R. Martin Slams Republicans

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George R.R. Martin, author of “A Game of Thrones”, has slammed “Republicans and their Teabagger allies” in so-called swing states for what he calls “voter suppression.” In a recent blogpost on Martin’s website, he refers to recent voter purges in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, saying that The people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups [….]

Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast As Plutarch Heavensbee in Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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From The Huffington Post: Less than one month after being offered the chance to play Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially accepted the role, according to a press release from Lionsgate. Insert your best hack “Hunger Games” odds/favor joke right here. Reports of Hoffman being offered the role [….]