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UPDATED: 'The Hunger Games' Album Soundtrack Song List

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UPDATED: The official track list for the "Hunger Games" soundtrack has just been released — and you can forget Cato, Clove and Marvel because Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift are here to regulate.

Now this is going to be a true battle of the bands. Get More »

'The Hunger Games' References in 'Safe and Sound' Music Video

Taylor Swift in "Safe and Sound"
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Now that the music video for Taylor Swift's "Safe and Sound" (featuring The Civil Wars) is finally here -- moment to squeal, anyone? -- it's high time to start picking it apart for all its "The Hunger Games" references, subtle or otherwise.

As expected, there are quite a few to be found.

The video starts in a house that looks an awful lot like the Everdeen home in District 12's Seam. It's broken and old and very modest, just like Katniss' place. Oh, and there’s a fire going in the hearth -- a very fitting little tribute to welcome "the girl who was on fire," yes? Get More »

Taylor Swift's 'Hunger Games' Video To Premiere TONIGHT! Live on MTV

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This just in: Taylor Swift's brand new music video for "Safe & Sound," the first hit single from the wildly anticipated soundtrack to "The Hunger Games," will be debuting exclusively on MTV on Monday, February 13 at 7:54 p.m. ET during an MTV News special, "MTV First: Taylor Swift" — and we've got a clip from the video to watch right now.

And you thought this whole "Hunger Games" thing couldn't get any more awesome. Get More »

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Stage Actress Beats Out Taylor Swift For 'Les Mis'

Samantha Barks
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When you're having trouble casting a role, it's sometimes just good to go with someone who's played it before.

Tom Hooper's film adaptation of "Les Miserables" gives further homage to its theatrical roots with the casting of stage actress Samantha Barks in the coveted role of Eponine, according to Deadline. Get More »

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Country Music's 9 Hottest Movie Stars

Dolly Parton in Joyful Noise
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We know they can sing, but can they act? With Dolly Parton’s return to the big screen in “Joyful Noise,” NextMovie was inspired to take a look at some of country music’s biggest stars who’ve transferred their talents from the recording studio to the screen.

They may be the toast of the town in Nashville, but do they make the grade in Hollywood? These nine crooner-thespians have had varying degrees of success, from “um, you should probably keep your day job” to starring roles that garner great reviews.

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Amanda Seyfried and Taylor Swift Are 'Miserables'… Maybe

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UPDATE: Deadline confirms that Amanda Seyfried is in final talks for the role of Cosette.

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The Hollywood rumor mill has been abuzz with word that golden girls Amanda Seyfried and Taylor Swift have nabbed roles in "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper's reboot of "Les Miserables."

Though nothing is confirmed, Seyfried has supposedly been offered the role of Cosette, while Swift is being eyed for Eponine. According to Twitch, they beat out other "Miserables" hopefuls that included Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Evan Rachel Wood. Get More »

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Tuning In to 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack So Far

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We're only a few artist announcements deep and already a vision for "The Hunger Games" soundtrack is becoming clear: Go big or stay far, far away from the arena.

Starting out with one of today's most popular young songstresses, Taylor Swift, was a surefire way to begin the story of this soundtrack series with a bang. Her "Safe and Sound" (with The Civil Wars) quickly climbed iTunes charts and sparked rampant speculation about its likely placement in the film. Get More »

Win Butler, The Decemberists Make 'Hunger Games' Music

Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks in "The Hunger Games"
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Taylor Swift's not the only one bringing music to District 12 (and beyond).

Win Butler, the Decemberists and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire will also be contributing to the "Hunger Games" soundtrack, which is being overseen by uber-producer T-Bone Burnett, according to Variety.

News of other contributors to the soundtrack comes hot on the heels of last Thursday's surprise holiday gift from Taylor Swift -- her "Hunger Games" single with the Civil Wars, "Safe and Sound," which became iTunes' most downloaded song on Friday. Get More »

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Taylor Swift Gives Gift of New 'Hunger Games' Song

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First of all, yes, Taylor Swift is on the "Hunger Games" soundtrack!

Secondly, Taylor brought a bit of holiday cheer to the citizens of District 12 and beyond with an unexpected gift: the release of her "Hunger Games" single, "Safe and Sound," a good three months before the actual movie comes out.

The singer-songwriter surprised everyone when she tweeted out the link to her new song late Thursday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Something I've been VERY excited about for a VERY long time is going to be happening VERY soon (and I'm not referring to Christmas)," she wrote, later adding: "And this is it, the big surprise ... Go get it!" Get More »

Eponine in 'Les Miz' Down to Four Possible Mezzo-Sopranos

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Who will be the one to have "A Heart Full of Love?"

The role of Eponine in director Tom Hooper's upcoming adaptation of "Les Miserables" will be given to one of four contenders, according to the New York Post.

Evan Rachel Wood, Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson and Taylor Swift have all auditioned for the part and have each brought their own distinctive spins and strengths to the role, which has made it harder for the "King's Speech" director to make his final decision.

When we first meet Eponine in "Les Miserables," she is the beautiful yet cruel daughter of the wealthy inn owners, the Thenardiers (to be played by Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter in the new film), and the bane of the existence of her foster sister, Cosette. Get More »

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