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Jennifer in New York (December 14)

Jennifer was spotted arriving at JFK Airport and later at her hotel in New York City, on Sunday (December 14, 2014). Check the photos below:

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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘The Hanging Tree’ Nabs Top 20 Debuts in U.K., Australia

Jennifer Lawrence: Oscar-winner, philanthropist and now top-20 pop star.

The actress’ recording of “The Hanging Tree” has landed at No. 14 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, published Sunday, and it’s new at No. 12 on ARIA’s Australian Top 50 Singles Chart.

The song appears on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which has been omnipresent since it enjoyed its world premiere Nov. 10 at the Odeon cinema in London’s Leicester Square.

“The Hanging Tree” has outperformed expectations for its first week on the U.K. sales chart. The song, performed by James Newton Howard featuring Lawrence, had shaped for a solid chart berth when the Official Charts Company announced it had come in at No. 29 on the mid-week sales.

Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the dystopian Hunger Games films. The latest in the series is dominating the U.K. box office, scoring the year’s biggest opening weekend with $19.9 million.

Lawrence is hoping to replicate her chart success in the U.S. She’s aiming for a top-40 bow with “The Hanging Tree” on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

The song was written by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Gamesseries of books) and The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. It’s heard in the film first as an a cappella performance by Lawrence (in character as Katniss), before she is joined by a choir and an orchestra.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Hanging Tree’ Heading for Hot 100 Chart Debut

Jennifer Lawrence is aiming to score her first hit single on Billboard’s charts.

The Academy Award-winning actress is heading for the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “The Hanging Tree,” from her film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I.

Industry forecasters suggest the song, performed by James Newton Howard featuring Lawrence, may sell upwards of 150,000 downloads in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 30. The song was released as part of Howard’s score album for Mockingjay, which was released on Nov. 24.

That sales figure alone should be enough to enable the song’s debut in the top 40 of the Hot 100, the top 10 of which will be revealed on Wednesday (Dec. 3). (The Hot 100 blends sales, airplay and streaming data to rank the 100 most popular songs of the week.)

“The Hanging Tree” was written by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games series of books) and The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. The song is heard in the film first as an a cappella performance by Lawrence (in character as Katniss Everdeen), before she is joined by a choir and an orchestra.

Lawrence recently discussed her unlikely turn as a singer on the Nov. 11 edition of The Late Show With David Letterman. “I do not like singing in front of other people. It’s like my biggest fear. I cried on set that day,” she told host Letterman. “That was awful.”

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Nylon: Jennifer opens up about ‘Mockingjay ‘

It’s been a long, strange ride for Jennifer Lawrence since joining The Hunger Games franchise. After all, when she signed on to the adaptation, she was an ingénue with little more on her resume than her Oscar nomination for the 2011 noir Winter’s Bone. Since then, she’s won an Academy Award for Silver Linings Playbook and was nominated again last year for American Hustle.

It’s almost the end of Jennifer Lawrence’s role as The Hunger Games’ head rebel, Katniss Everdeen. And although filming has wrapped for the series, fans are still waiting to see the action play out in the penultimate film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

On Jimmy Fallon, Liam said you chewed garlic and onions before the kissing scenes…

I wouldn’t say that—I just wouldn’t think so much about the kissing. I would just kind of eat whatever I wanted; I think the onions that you were referring to was that I just had a sandwich with mustard and raw red onion.

How are you like your character?

I always get nervous making comparisons because Katniss is the leader of a rebellion that changes the world and I’m not. [I’m] just chilling.

What is something you learned about yourself that surprised you?

[Referencing Liam Hemsworth] I guess the thing that surprised me is that I would never expect to ever have a man this good-looking ever be my best friend. I just would never assume those things could happen, but he is. He’s the most wonderful, lovable, family-oriented, sweet, hilarious, amazing guy. He actually taught me how to be fair and to stand up for myself. It’s my biggest weakness: negotiating. I’m a wimp about standing up for myself and Liam is always fair. He’s always on time, he’s always doing his job, and he’s good about making sure that things stay fair. He’s teaching me to toughen up a little bit. That was important, I need that.

A lot of people look up to you, what’s that pressure like?

I have an amazing group of people around me. I surround myself with “no” people. They will tell me, ‘Stop doing that’ or ‘You look terrible’—honest, real people. My publicists I’ve had since I was 16 years old, they watched me grow up and they know me and they do love me; my agent, I’ve had since I was 17. I have an amazing group of friends that are not in the business that I’ve been friends with for years before any of this happened that I trust. Something strange does happen that you don’t expect. A very tiny thing that makes a big emotional difference is just the way people look at you. Because I don’t feel any different and so sometimes when you go out and you see the way that people look at you, it makes you feel alienated and kind of odd. So I try to surround myself with people that never look at me that way, never fake laugh at my jokes.

For the last day of filming were you thinking that it would be really emotional?

It’s complicated because it was such a long shoot. It’s hard and exhausting, so there was a part of wanting to wrap so we could give our bodies a break but realizing that it was over that we weren’t coming back. It was complicated, a mix of feelings. It was relief on one end because we were exhausted, but just so sad. We’re still best friends with each other, and we talk to each other all the time—way too much—but it’s different. If all I had was this friendship with Josh and Liam—if that’s all I ever got from this—I would consider it a blessing. Our lives changed together and we had each other.