The Hunger Games: Willow Shields Plays the Fame Game!

The only thing that might be better than The Hunger Games premiering on the big screen last March is the blockbuster finally coming to DVD this month for your viewing pleasure in the comfort of your own home!

No one is more thrilled about the wild popularity of the books-turned-film-series than star Willow Shields, who plays Primrose Everdeen, little sister to Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss. In real life, the 12-year-old has a twin sis, Autumn, who is also an actress, and an older brother River. Here, the girl from New Mexico spills on how life is different since snagging her breakout role.

Congrats on the movie’s success! How have things changed for you since The Hunger Games premiered?

Willow Shields: Thank you so much! It’s completely changed. I mean, I would never expect to be a part of something like this, so it’s insane. I got to go to the [Nickelodeon] Kids’ Choice Awards -- that to me is a weird sentence.

Nickelodeon is known for sliming celebrities. If you could slime anyone, who would it be?

W.S.: It would probably be either Dayo Okeniyi, who played Thresh, or Alexander Ludwig, who played Cato [in The Hunger Games], because those two are like my brothers, and they also make fun of each other all of the time. I think it would be pretty hilarious if they got slimed.

Unfortunately, many of the characters from the first film don’t make it to Catching Fire, the next movie in the series. What do you miss about working with The Hunger Games cast?

W.S.: I just miss spending every day with my Hunger Games family. We became so close, and it’s so weird that we’re now so far apart. But we still keep in touch and go out to Umami Burger [a Los Angeles burger joint] and get sushi all of the time.

You’ve had some gorgeous red-carpet looks. What’s your favorite outfit you’ve put together during your downtime with the crew?

W.S.: Well, I love animals, and my favorite outfit was this sweater I have with a little fox on it and then I tucked it into high-waisted shorts. That was really cute.

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Kristen Stewart Turns Darkness Into Light as Snow White

You know the story about the exiled princess and the seven dwarves, but you’ve never seen K-Stew quite like this! When Kristen Stewart set out to put her own spin on Snow White, she made it clear she wasn’t about to be anyone’s princess. We talked to her about the diff between playing a fairytale icon in Snow White and the Huntsman and Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga.

What’s it like playing the modern-day classic character Bella has become as compared to the timeless traditional tale of Snow White?

Kristen Stewart: I guess the only actual comparison that sticks out in my mind is that they really are, in different ways, matriarchs -- very strong, strong matriarchs. And them both being icons, it’s funny because Snow White was really never part of my childhood; I didn’t grow up on fairytales. I know everyone says, “It’s so cool because we’ve all grown up with this story.” Well, no, not really. I didn’t. I also didn’t grow up with Twilight.

Do you go out of your way to find roles that are different from Bella?

Kristen Stewart: The movies I’ve done between the Twilight films, I’ve just been really lucky that they’ve been very different -- not because I’ve meant them to be, but literally because the things I’ve been drawn to have been different from the Twilight thing.

Can you spill any juice about your next project?

Kristen Stewart: This is the first time in a long time I haven’t known what I was going to be doing next, and I don’t want to rush it because I want to have time off to find out what I’m interested in. Not to say that I’ve just been going, going, going all the time and I don’t know myself -- not at all. It’s just that I want a little bit of time to figure out what I really, really, really want to do.

Are you able to process the impact you have on your female fans?

Kristen Stewart: I love that. I hate when people ask, “What advice do you want to give your fans?” It’s just weird because that question always presents, “So, why are you better?” And I’m literally the same as my fans, which is why it’s so cool. I thank them too. The same reason they like me, I’m sure I’d like them. It’s common ground, and it’s because I’m placed on this pedestal, it looks like, “Wow, it’s so incredible that you can be that way,” but not really. It’s so weird. Trust me, come on up; you’ll see there’s really no difference.

What’s on your iPod right now?

Kristen Stewart: Adele’s album 21. Honestly, I’ve choreographed whole marches with my Snow White army behind me to that. It’s really good for the story -- like, oddly good for it … too good for it. Hits the nail right on the head.

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Top 12 Pop Predictions for 2012!

See ya, 2011! The last 12 months have been packed with highs (like a fond farewell to the Harry Potter crew) and lows (like Selena snagging Justin). But we’re ready for a new year of rockin’ jams, fun flicks and fresh faces. Here are our expert predictions for the following categories:

12. Super-cute Boy Band: One Direction
A group of boys who are nice to look at and have adorable accents? We’re sold … and feeling lucky since the British/Irish quintet is jumping the pond in February for a U.S. tour.

11. Fam-time Video Game: Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
This game came out in November for Wii, but it doesn’t release on Nintendo 3DS until February. The adrenaline will keep you feeling golden well into the big summer sporting events.

10. Glorified Music Video: Big Time Movie
The Nickelodeon-spawned boy band Big Time Rush is already soaring with its sitcom and Elevate album. Will the boys’ Beatles-inspired original TV movie cause as much ruckus? We think so!

9. Classic-turned-cartoon Flick: Dorothy of Oz
Every year’s gotta have one good animated film because we never really outgrow the kid within. We’re especially looking forward to this one since Fox TV’s “Glee” star Lea Michele lends her voice to the title character. Look for it to hit theaters in 3-D this summer!

8. Made-for-TV Musical: Let It Shine
Be on the lookout for this Disney Channel original movie, which follows 16-year-old Cyrus DeBarge in a romantic tale of mistaken identity. This one has lots of rap and a roundup of new stars!

7. All-girls Social Networking: Zuzee
Sick of Facebook? Check out Zuzee, an online community just for girls! We like it because of its safe format -- and we love, love, love the design elements. It’s like having an online scrapbook to share with your friends!

6. Singing Sister Sensation: Cimorelli
Sisters who sing? Yep, a six-pack! The youngest is 11, the oldest 21. Cimorelli is yet another batch of talent that was discovered on YouTube. The girls’ full-length album debuts in 2012.

5. Can’t-put-down Page-turner: Crewel
Can’t get enough sci-fi? What about suspense? Or romance? All three elements of excitement are packed into Crewel, the new young-adult novel by author Gennifer Albin. The story follows a 16-year-old girl set to become a spinster in a world of secrets. We’re already intrigued!

4. Tuesday Night TV Addiction: Jane By Design
Imagine landing a job at a hip fashion house before graduating high school. Promising to have a super-chic wardrobe, this ABC Family series, which premieres January 3, is bound to be our fave new show.

3. Confidence-boosting Song: “Fireball”
Willow Smith, the “Whip My Hair” wonder, linked up with Nicki Minaj for a smokin’ new track. “Fireball” is set to appear on the 11-year-old’s upcoming debut album, and you’ll def want to add this energy-packed anthem to your playlist!

2. Triple-threat Starlet: Cymphonique Miller
Our bets are on this 15-year-old being the new Nickelodeon “it” girl -- she sings, she acts, she grooves. Catch Cymphonique in the spotlight this January when she stars as Kacey Simon, a misfit who gets a gig as the lead singer of a band, on the network’s “How to Rock” series.

1. Morose Teen-screen Thriller: The Hunger Games
This mid-March sci-fi flick, based on the book trilogy of the same title, has been stirring up nearly as much commotion as Twilight. And, well, we even know some boys who’ve been reading the bestsellers by author Suzanne Collins. Date night!

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Just a Little Luck? Neh, Greyson Chance!

Greyson Chance was just a regular 13-year-old kid performing his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at a school talent show. But after Ellen DeGeneres spotted the performance on YouTube, she signed Greyson to her new record label.

Now, the talented teen is cutting an album and has thousands of screaming teens waiting in lines to watch him do his thing. (He kicks off a U.S. tour with Australian teen pop singer Cody Simpson this month.) We chatted with Greyson about his fans, dream duets and Twitter!

Girl World Daily: You’re really active on Twitter. Are you obsessed?
Greyson Chance: I love Twitter because it’s such a great tool I can use to connect with my fan base and see how they like the new single [“Waiting Outside the Lines”] or if they’ve seen the video. I love using it.

GWD: Do you follow any celebrities on Twitter?
GC: Well, I follow Lady Gaga a lot! I follow Gaga, Ellen [DeGeneres], Chris Colfer [of “Glee” fame] -- lots of people.

GWD: You’re touring with Cody Simpson. How did you meet him?
GC: I got invited to his birthday party in Santa Monica, Calif. I went, and it was a great party. I got to meet Cody, and we said we should do something together -- and it turned into a tour!

GWD: What’s your must-have item to pack when you’re going out on the road?
GC: My iPod

GWD: What do you miss most about home when you’re touring?
GC: Being on the road can be very lonely, so sometimes I miss my friends and my family. But I love what I’m doing, so it’s not that hard.

GWD: What’s the best concert you’ve ever attended?
GC: I went to Lady Gaga’s concert, and I don’t think anyone can beat that! It was incredible.

GWD: What’s one song on the radio right now that you can’t get out of your head?
GC: I really love “Rocketeer” by Far East Movement [featuring Ryan Tedder]. It’s a great track.

GWD: If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?
GC: I’m a really big fan of Hayley Williams [lead singer of Paramore]. And I love Christina Aguilera. I’d love to do something with her.

GWD: What kind of impression have your fans left on you?
GC: Well, they scream a lot, which I love. Sometimes they wait outside my tour bus, but I love it because they’re sweet gestures to spend 30 minutes waiting just to get a photo of me. It’s great. I love the fans.

GWD: Where would you like to see yourself five years from now?
GC: Onstage at the Grammys, performing a new single -- and, hopefully, I’ve had some platinum records.

Photo Credit: Aaron Pinkston