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Jena Malone officially in talks for “Catching Fire”

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Finally we can stop speculating, because Jena Malone is officially in talks to play Johanna Mason in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Hopefully this means she will soon be officially cast, but for now we’re just psyched that we can stop hearing rumors about this or that person being cast as Johanna. Malone has been our top choice ever since we heard she was in talks for the role, and we’re glad that she’s Lionsgate’s as well. Malone isn’t the first person we would have thought of for the part, but we think she’ll be perfectly cast opposite Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Malone was offered the role and says she is in “early negotiations for the part.” We’ll likely hear an official confirmation soon, as “Catching Fire” is set to start filming in late September.

But we’re still far from at the end of the “Catching Fire” casting announcements. The next two characters to likely be cast are Brutus and Finnick, both of whom Lionsgate has spent several months searching for. Even once those two are locked away, we still are waiting to hear who will play Cashmere, Gloss and Twill.

Considering “Catching Fire” isn’t due out until November 22, 2013, Lionsgate and director Francis Lawrence are likely just taking their time to make sure that they cast the perfect actors in the right roles. So far they’re two-for-two, as both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Malone seem like they were born to play their respective roles. Hopefully the rest of the new cast members are just as great.

Do you think Malone was a good casting choice for Johanna? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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