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Jennifer Lawrence Spent NYE with Darren Aronofsky in NYC!

Jennifer Lawrence Spent NYE with Darren Aronofsky in NYC!

Jennifer Lawrence may have been on television on New Year’s Eve in a pre-taped interview, but she was really spending the day having a low-key date with boyfriend Darren Aronofsky!

The 26-year-old actress was spotted going for a stroll through New York City’s Central Park on Saturday (December 31) with Darren, 47, and her pet pooch Pippi.

Jennifer and Darren began dating late last year and are rarely seen together. You can check out the new pics now on Popsugar!

During her NYE interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jennifer opened up about how the media got the name of her dog Pippi wrong and that her actual name is Pippi Lawrence-Stocking.

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  • lauren

    but there’s no pics?

  • Kaitlin

    There are. They’re just not uploaded here. Google it.

  • Chiniffer Jawniston
  • Blair Waldorf

    Another awkward and clearly staged pap stroll.

  • lauren

    i doubt it considered they are rarely seen together?

  • Blair Waldorf

    So, despite the fact that Central Park is huge and it was NYE, the paps just accidentally found them there and followed them? And they didn’t seem to mind it?

  • FlakesofSunlite

    I wish Jennifer Lawrence would go back to Nicholas Hoult. That seemed like a normal couple. Not digging the “Mid-Life Crisis Old Guy” kick she has right now.

  • lauren

    maybe they didn’t notice it? why r you convinced its fake?

  • Thunder Junior

    To go from Nicholas Hoult…to this old and not good looking at all guy (who looks like a creepier ponstache from OITNB)…this is something i don’t understand…

  • Thunder Junior

    To go from Nicholas Hoult…to this old and not good looking at all guy (who looks like a creepier ponstache from OITNB)…this is something i don’t understand…

  • Blair Waldorf

    Not saying its fake. I’m saying it seems obvious that they wanted the paps there to photograph them.

  • 777

    Gross

  • lauren

    ok.

  • CR

    Oh! YOU have to dig it so that SHE can date someone?

  • CR

    seeing as you are not the one dating him, I don’t understand why you have to understand it yourself.

  • tom

    Reading the comments down below one can assume that people are shallow, not Hollywood. They wanna see a fairytale romance with someone that looks like Ken.

  • FlakesofSunlite

    Yes, that’s right.

  • deputy barney

    The Golden Globes are this weekend. Needed something to get things going for that, huh?

    Also looked at the Daily Mail article accompanied with these pics. Five major observations about this article.

    1. The Daily Mail report said that they have yet to confirm their “relationship.” Wait, hasn’t it been confirmed in other tabs, or yet to be confirmed in others?
    2. They reference Lawrence’s comments about Aronofsky being a visionary, in her Vanity Fair article. Something to tip Aronofsky some favor for Jackie when it comes time for Oscar nominations at the end of the month? Especially since she said that she had been a fan of his since seeing The Wrestler, which was a critically acclaimed film. Might try to drum up Oscar buzz for Jackie?
    3. The Daily Mail article says that she “gushed about her man” in the Vanity Fair article. Yeah, about his talents as a filmmaker, not as a boyfriend. The Vanity Fair article said that she won’t confirm her relationship with Aronofsky, much like she wouldn’t confirm her relationship with Martin back in her 2014 interview.
    4. The article makes reference to Mother, which is their upcoming project.
    5. Finally, the DM article shows the trailer for Passengers, which is having its international release this week. I believe that its being released in Western Europe this week, especially in the UK, which the DM belongs to. Coinciding with the British release of Passengers, are we?

  • http://www.goodolehickoryhammike.blogspot.com Snapdragon

    They look like a really nice couple; very happy for them. =]

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  • deputy barney

    Correction on myself, the UK release for Passengers coincided with the North American release. However, it is being released in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, South Korea, The Philippines, Bolivia, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Paraguay, Slovakia, Uruguay, Austria, Bulgaria, and India this week alone, with releases in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and China next week, and a release in Japan on March 24th.

    Lawrence is now in Budapest (the capitol of Hungary) to start filming on Red Sparrow. She may make an appearance at the Hungarian premiere next week. Will Aronofsky be there with her? If Sony and Fox are tag-teaming in this showmance, I would count on it, since Red Sparrow is a Fox feature.

    Also, later this month is the 2017 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, and Portman is nominated for Jackie in that show, as well as the PGA awards later this month, and next month will be the BAFTA awards, (nominations are yet to be announced, will be announced next Tuesday, January 10th), the DGA awards, the Independent Spirit Awards (Portman is nominated for her performance in Jackie, and director Pablo Larrain is nominated for his directing) and the Oscars (nominations are yet to be announced, but will be announced on Tuesday, January 24th.)

    Now, its obvious that the awards season is overlooking Passengers, even in the technical awards area (which is a shame, since it did have some nice special effects in spite of some legal problems with the special effects company) so the showmance won’t help with that, but it can at least help with foreign box office (so far, domestically, it has made $126 million at the box office, trying to make back a budget of $110 million, so that’s only a small profit for Sony at this point) and it could help with Jackie at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Oscars.

    After that, Aronofsky in March has to worry about editing and post-production for Mother, and starting production on White Boy Rick, his next film (producing, not directing.) So, the “break-up” will probably happen then.

  • Blair Waldorf

    FWIW, there are new pics of another pap stroll they did, probably on New Years before JL left to Budapest. More of the same stuff: walking down the st., very little/no physical contact, paps taking photos right in front of them but they don’t mind, etc.
    They really wanna make sure people know they’re ‘still together’.

  • lauren

    why are you invested in this and care what happens?

  • Dave Majkowski
  • deputy barney

    The first official production pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence (of no relation) in Budapest, Hungary, filming Red Sparrow, have surfaced online. Curious how these are being released the day before the 2017 Golden Globes. I haven’t read any articles accompanying the pictures yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they mentioned the international release of Passengers throughout the month of January, (coincidentally, the Hungarian premiere of Passengers is next week) and “dating” Aronofsky, who is not only directing her next film, Mother, but is also producing Jackie, which is up for an award at the Golden Globes tomorrow, the Best Actress in a Drama nomination for Natalie Portman (competing against Amy Adams in Arrival, Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane, Isabelle Huppert in Elle, and Ruth Negga in Loving).

  • deputy barney

    Just in case anyone has forgot, Red Sparrow is being distributed by 20th Century Fox, the same distribution company that distributed Jackie.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Maybe he has a good cock.

  • deputy barney

    So, it’s been a few days, and the dust has settled from the Golden Globes. Portman did not win the Golden Globe for Best Actress for Jackie (she lost to Isabelle Huppert in Elle.)

    However, these results don’t really surprise me due to the fact the Elle was a foreign film up for a major mainstream US broadcast award, and since the Golden Globes are judged by the Hollywood Foreign Press, and since Elle was a foreign film (it was a Belgian-French-German foreign co-production, and Huppert is a French actress who is big in the European film world, but not as big in the North American film world) there was probably a lot of bias there.

    However, the nominees for the 2017 BAFTA awards were announced last Tuesday, by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and skipping the nominations for minor technical and writing awards, the nominees are as follows.

    Best Film
    1. Arrival
    2. I, Daniel Blake
    3. La La Land
    4. Manchester by the Sea
    5. Moonlight

    Best Director
    1. Damien Chazelle for La La Land
    2. Tom Ford for Nocturnal Animals
    3. Ken Loach for I, Daniel Blake
    4. Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
    5. Denis Villeneuve for Arrival

    Best Actor
    1. Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
    2. Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge
    3. Ryan Gosling for La La Land
    4. Jake Gyllenhaal for Nocturnal Animals
    5. Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic

    Best Actress
    1. Amy Adams for Arrival
    2. Emily Blunt for The Girl on the Train
    3. Natalie Portman for Jackie
    4. Emma Stone for La La Land
    5. Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins

    Best Supporting Actor
    1. Mahershala Ali for Moonlight
    2. Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water
    3. Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins
    4. Dev Patel for Lion
    5. Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals

    Best Supporting Actress
    1. Viola Davis for Fences
    2. Naomie Harris for Moonlight
    3. Nicole Kidman for Lion
    4. Hayley Squires for I, Daniel Blake
    5. Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea

    Jackie failed to gain the Best Film nomination or Pablo Larrain for Best Director, but Portman is nominated for playing Jackie. Also of note is that Huppert did not gain a BAFTA nod, so that may prove that the Hollywood Foreign Press nominated and voted for Huppert to win out of bias. This may increase Portman’s chances of winning.

    The 2017 BAFTA awards are going to be broadcast on Sunday, February 12th, 2017. I would expect a showmance story sometime around then.

  • deputy barney

    Jackie was nominated for three BAFTA awards, the other two being Best Costume Design for costume designer Mica Levi, and Best Original Score, also for Mica Levi. (I personally thought the music for Jackie was a little bit too odd for my taste, some of the music cues were kind of strange, but whatever.) Just added this because I read the rest of the BAFTA nomination list.

  • deputy barney

    The photos finally became available in DM today, and they mention Lawrence “dating” Aronofsky, as if that has anything to do with Red Sparrow, outside of the fact that 20th Century Fox is producing Red Sparrow, and they also produced Jackie with Aronofsky.

  • gracia

    As a woman I can say that a mature, intelligent man who knows how to treat me well is more important than the physical aspect.
    In my opinion, Jennifer wants someone to respect her, love her and not her famous name and great success, support her in difficult times and be a good person. That does not surprise me, all women want that. Remember, after the photos (hacker) she went through very bad moments.

  • deputy barney

    In fact, the more I look at it, I see another pattern forming. Tomorrow is the announcements of the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards. Passengers is on the shortlist for the Best Visual Effects Oscar (which will probably be the only Oscar it will be nominated for) and Portman is a favorite for the Best Actress nomination. There is some doubt that Jackie itself or Pablo Larrain will get nominated, but maybe the showmance can help with that? If Passengers gets the Best Visual Effects nod and Jackie gets the Best Actress (bound to happen) and the Best Picture/Best Director nod (not as bound to happen) I can see Lawrence and Aronofsky going with each other as “dates” to the show.

  • deputy barney

    Oscar nominations are in. The Complete List.

    Best Picture
    1. Arrival
    2. Fences
    3. Hacksaw Ridge
    4. Hell or High Water
    5. Hidden Figures
    6. La La Land
    7. Lion
    8. Manchester by the Sea
    9. Moonlight

    Best Director
    1. Denis Villenueve for Arrival
    2. Mel Gibson for Hacksaw Ridge
    3. Damien Chazelle for La La Land
    4. Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
    5. Barry Jenkins for Moonlight

    Best Actor
    1. Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
    2. Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge
    3. Ryan Gosling for La La Land
    4. Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic
    5. Denzel Washington for Fences

    Best Actress
    1. Isabelle Huppert for Elle
    2. Ruth Negga for Loving
    3. Natalie Portman for Jackie
    4. Emma Stone for La La Land
    5. Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins

    Best Supporting Actor
    1. Mahershala Ali for Moonlight
    2. Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water
    3. Lucas Hedges for Manchester by the Sea
    4. Dev Patel for Lion
    5. Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals

    Best Supporting Actress
    1. Viola Davis for Fences
    2. Naomie Harris for Moonlight
    3. Nicole Kidman for Lion
    4. Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures
    5. Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea

    Best Original Screenplay
    1. Taylor Sheridan for Hell or High Water
    2. Damien Chazelle for La La Land
    3. Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Fillippou for The Lobster
    4. Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
    5. Mike Mills for 20th Century Women

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    1. Eric Heisserer for Arrival (adapted from Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang)
    2. August Wilson for Fences, based on his play (a posthumous nomination)
    3. Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi for Hidden Figures, based on the novel of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly
    4. Luke Davies for Lion (adapted from A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly and Larry Buttrose)
    5. Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for Moonlight (based on the story In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney)

    Best Animated Feature
    1. Kubo and the Two Strings
    2. Moana
    3. My Life as a Zucchini
    4. The Red Turtle
    5. Zootopia

    Best Foreign Language Film
    1. Land of Mine (Danish from Denmark)
    2. A Man Called Ove (Swedish from Sweden)
    3. The Salesman (Persian from Iran)
    4. Tanna (Nauvhal from Australia)
    5. Toni Erdmann (German from Germany)

    Best Documentary Feature
    1. 13th
    2. Fire at Sea
    3. I Am Not Your Negro
    4. Life, Animated
    5. O.J.: Made in America

    Best Documentary Short Subject
    1. 4.1 Miles
    2. Extremis
    3. Joe’s Violin
    4. Watani: My Homeland
    5. The White Helmets

    Best Live Action Short Film
    1. Ennemis Interieurs
    2. La Femme et le TGV
    3. Silent Nights
    4. Sing (not to be confused with that other film that was considered for Best Animated)
    5. Timecode

    Best Animated Short Film
    1. Blind Vaysha
    2. Borrowed Time
    3. Pear Cider and Cigarettes
    4. Pearl
    5. Piper

    Best Original Score
    1. Mirca Levi for Jackie
    2. Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
    3. Dustin O’Halloran and Haushka for Lion
    4. Nicholas Britell for Moonlight
    5. Thomas Newman for Passengers

    Best Original Song
    1. Audition (The Fools Who Dream) from La La Land
    2. Can’t Stop the Feeling! from Trolls
    3. City of Stars from La La Land
    4. How Far I’ll Go from Moana
    5. The Empty Chair from Jim: The James Foley Story

    Best Sound Editing
    1. Sylvain Bellemare for Arrival
    2. Wylie Stateman and Renee Tondelli for Deepwater Horizon
    3. Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatoro Morgan for La La Land
    4. Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman for Sully
    5. Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright for Hacksaw Ridge

    Best Sound Mixing
    1. Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Mac Ruth for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    2. Bernard Gariepy Strobl and Claude La Haye for Arrival
    3. Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace for Hacksaw Ridge
    4. Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, and Steve A. Morrow for La La Land
    5. David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Best Production Design
    1. Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte for Arrival
    2. Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    3. Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh for Hail, Caesar!
    4. Sandy Reynolds-Wasco and David Wasco for La La Land
    5. Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Sardena for Passengers

    Best Cinematography
    1. Bradford Young for Arrival
    2. Linus Sandgren for La La Land
    3. Greg Fraser for Lion
    4. James Laxton for Moonlight
    5. Rodrigo Prieto for Silence

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling
    1. Eva von Bahr and Love Larson for A Man Called Ove
    2. Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo for Star Trek: Beyond
    3. Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson for Suicide Squad

    Best Costume Design
    1. Joanna Johnston for Allied
    2. Colleen Atwood for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    3. Consolata Boyle for Florence Foster Jenkins
    4. Madeline Fontaine for Jackie
    5. Mary Zophres for La La Land

    Best Film Editing
    1. Joe Walker for Arrival
    2. John Gilbert for Hacksaw Ridge
    3. Jake Roberts for Hell or High Water
    4. Tom Cross for La La Land
    5. Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon for Moonlight

    Best Visual Effects
    1. Craig Hammeck, Jason Snell, Jason Billington, and Burt Dalton for Deepwater Horizon
    2. Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, and Paul Corbould for Doctor Strange
    3. Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon for The Jungle Book
    4. Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, and Brad Schiff for Kubo and the Two Strings
    5. John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, and Neil Corbould for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Jackie is nominated for three Oscars (failed to get the Best Picture or Best Director nod) and Passengers is nominated for two. I can see Aronofsky and Lawrence going together as “dates” for the sake of promotion.

  • Sprite

    I was looking at women’s expressions, Oscar season and all, this pearl is a call from Common Sad Girl:
    Me: hi
    Person: who is this
    Me: it is i, the frenchiest fry
    —————————————————
    - it’s wonderful to see the “spellbinding classical romance” Swan Lake making it’s debut in Dubbo, March 27th, should be most enjoyable!

  • deputy barney

    Both Aronofsky and Lawrence were absent from the SAG Awards last Sunday, seeing as Jackie was only nominated for one SAG Award, and that was for Best Actress for Natalie Portman. However, she lost to Emma Stone in La La Land. So, it’s not very surprising that Aronofsky and Lawrence were not there, as the SAG Awards are an award for actors and actresses exclusively (says so, Screen Actors Guild Awards, so only card-carrying SAG members are allowed to vote for the nominees) so that would explain Aronofsky’s absence, and since Lawrence had no nomination at the SAG Awards and is also very busy filming Red Sparrow in Budapest, she wasn’t going to leave Budapest to fly to LA to be at a ceremony she wasn’t nominated for, even if she did congratulate her good friend Emma Stone for winning for La La Land. (Which as far as I’m concerned, Stone deserved it, as I loved her in La La Land.)

  • gracia

    Jennifer deserves hapiness, I hope so Darren is her right man

  • gracia

    Nicholas broke her heart, Darren supports her. That is the difference. Age is not important

  • gracia

    Nicholas left her, she deserves hapiness

  • deputy barney

    Saw a tweet about the Dubai Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates. Apparently, they have mentioned Aronofsky, Lawrence, and Mother. The tweet was tweeted twice, the first time in Arabic, second time in English. The tweet was accompanied by a pic of Aronofsky and Lawrence, but no mention of the “relationship.” However, it seems that the Dubai Film Festival will be the first place where Mother will be premiered. Showmance being used to promote that?

  • Blair Waldorf

    I doubt the Dubai festival will be the 1st film festival to show the movie. If they do the film festival circuit, they’ll start with something big like Venice or TIFF in Sept. & the Dubai FF will just feature the movie.

  • deputy barney

    According to Aronofsky’s Instagram, he’s in Budapest today. Today is his birthday, and Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. The 2017 Academy Awards (89th Annual) is on Sunday, February 26th. Suspicious how this is coming on the heels of Mother being shown at the Dubai Film Festival this year, and also on the heels of Mother being bumped up from the original Christmas 2017 release to a Halloween 2017 release.

    Interesting also to point out, Red Sparrow (the film Lawrence is filming in Budapest right now) is slated for a November 2017 release. That means that Lawrence will have two movies being released this year within a month of each other. Red Sparrow is a Fox production, as is Aronofsky’s most recent film, Jackie. Natalie Portman is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Jackie.

    Also interesting how Mother was bumped from the Christmas 2017 release to a Halloween 2017 release. The last couple of times that Lawrence had a movie come out at Christmas was for Joy (back in 2015) and Passengers (last year). Joy was swallowed up at the box office by Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and Passengers was swallowed up at the box office by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Guess that Fox has learned its lesson by trying to compete with Star Wars, and doesn’t want Red Sparrow (or Mother for Paramount) to be swallowed up by Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, coming out Christmas this year.

    With this release date change, both Mother and Red Sparrow will only have two big films to compete with, Thor: Ragnarok (the final film in the Chris Hemsworth Thor trilogy and another installment in the Disney/Marvel Studios Marvel Cinematic Universe series) which it probably won’t stand a chance against, as Disney and Marvel are like gangbusters at the box office now, and Justice League (Mother and Red Sparrow may be able to compete with that one, since, unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder’s take on DC Comics with the DC Extended Universe fails every time in terms of box office and critics, see the critical receptions to Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad).

    I can see Aronofsky staying in Budapest for a few days just to be seen with Lawrence, do another showmance story (spending time together in Budapest for his birthday and Valentine’s Day) in order to promote their respective projects (Jackie, Mother, and Red Sparrow), especially since its unlikely that Lawrence will be able to attend the Oscars this year. (Passengers is only nominated for technical awards, and I doubt that Lawrence being there could really sway the votes of the Academy voters who vote for the technical awards, they’re technicians, after all, not actors).

  • deputy barney

    According to Aronofsky’s Instagram, he’s in Budapest today. Today is his birthday, and Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. The 2017 Academy Awards (89th Annual) is on Sunday, February 26th. Suspicious how this is coming on the heels of Mother being shown at the Dubai Film Festival this year, and also on the heels of Mother being bumped up from the original Christmas 2017 release to a Halloween 2017 release.

    Interesting also to point out, Red Sparrow (the film Lawrence is filming in Budapest right now) is slated for a November 2017 release. That means that Lawrence will have two movies being released this year within a month of each other. Red Sparrow is a Fox production, as is Aronofsky’s most recent film, Jackie. Natalie Portman is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Jackie.

    Also interesting how Mother was bumped from the Christmas 2017 release to a Halloween 2017 release. The last couple of times that Lawrence had a movie come out at Christmas was for Joy (back in 2015) and Passengers (last year). Joy was swallowed up at the box office by Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and Passengers was swallowed up at the box office by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Guess that Fox has learned its lesson by trying to compete with Star Wars, and doesn’t want Red Sparrow (or Mother for Paramount) to be swallowed up by Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, coming out Christmas this year.

    With this release date change, both Mother and Red Sparrow will only have two big films to compete with, Thor: Ragnarok (the final film in the Chris Hemsworth Thor trilogy and another installment in the Disney/Marvel Studios Marvel Cinematic Universe series) which it probably won’t stand a chance against, as Disney and Marvel are like gangbusters at the box office now, and Justice League (Mother and Red Sparrow may be able to compete with that one, since, unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder’s take on DC Comics with the DC Extended Universe fails every time in terms of box office and critics, see the critical receptions to Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad).

    I can see Aronofsky staying in Budapest for a few days just to be seen with Lawrence, do another showmance story (spending time together in Budapest for his birthday and Valentine’s Day) in order to promote their respective projects (Jackie, Mother, and Red Sparrow), especially since its unlikely that Lawrence will be able to attend the Oscars this year. (Passengers is only nominated for technical awards, and I doubt that Lawrence being there could really sway the votes of the Academy voters who vote for the technical awards, they’re technicians, after all, not actors).

  • Blair Waldorf

    This makes sense, and I wouldn’t be surprised if pap pics of them showed up within the next few days.
    Also wanted to point out, Schwarzenegger has a new movie coming out, Aftermath, in April, that is apparently being exec produced by Aronofsky. Could DA be eager to promote that as well (now that Portman is no longer an Oscar frontrunner)? Or maybe you’re right & this is all about promoting mother?

  • deputy barney

    I looked up the Arnold Schwarzenegger starring film Aftermath, and you’re right, it’s produced by Darren Aronofsky. It’s slated for release on Friday, April 7th of this year. It has a very interesting story, it’s based on the 2002 Uberlingen mid-air collision that happened in Germany on July 1st of that year. Schwarzenegger plays a man named Viktor, a Russian architect (based largely on the real-life Russian architect named Vitaly Kaloyev) who tracked down and murdered Swiss air traffic controller Peter Nielsen in response to the mid-air collision accident that claimed the lives of his wife, Svetlana (1958-2002) and his young son and daughter, Konstantin (1991-2002) and Diana (1998-2002). Kaloyev was subsequently arrested and sentenced to serve eight years in a Swiss prison for the murder, but only served three years before being released on November 8th, 2007. Seems like the perfect type of subject matter for Aronofsky to tackle.

  • deputy barney

    Nothing new has been released today, showmance-wise at least. Something tells me that its all a timing thing right now, seeing as the Oscars are not that far off. Remember, this showmance has shown that the stories are best used when the timing is right. Immediately after Valentine’s Day? No, too early. Sometime later this week or over the weekend? More than likely, yes.

    Reminds me of the Martin showmance from 2014-2015, there was that pic that was taken on December 28th of 2014, but not released until New Year’s Day the following year.

    Or, to compare apples to apples (no pun intended towards Mr. Martin) with Aronofsky, remember the LA date back in October? Pics for that took almost a week to come out, so they’re probably going for a “romantic birthday/Valentine’s Day” celebration week for the sake of giving more promotion towards their respective projects. Especially with reports that Paramount, in addition to avoid competition with Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, have moved Mother from Christmas 2017 to Halloween 2017 in order to give it better Oscar chances. Fox and Paramount will be helping with this? More than likely, as Aronofsky seems to be their golden boy (The Wrestler was a Fox production, whilst Black Swan and Noah were Paramount productions, and Jackie was a Fox production, same as Red Sparrow, whilst Mother is a Paramount production.)

  • Blair Waldorf

    Yeah, you could be right. But this is all a bit confusing. If they wanted to do a “OMG JLaw spent V-day with her bf”article they prob would’ve done so by now. But at the same time, Aronofsky made it clear in his Insta photos that he was in Budapest, & I’m sure he knew that it would at least cause a stir amongst her fans. If he wanted to be private he didn’t have to do that.
    *shrug*

    And btw, WAS JLaws thing with Chris Martin really just for PR? I have heard conflicting rumors (some say real deal, others say PR). How do you know it was fake?

  • deputy barney

    In regards to the Martin thing being for PR or not, you just simply need to go back and read the stories and look at all the contradictions and plot holes that that story had. Most of it was Lawrence wanting to keep it going, the main theory being that, after her break-up with Hoult, which left her heartbroken, she was under the impression that Martin really wanted to be with her, and she saw him as rebound, as one, Martin was her celeb crush when she was a teen before she got famous, and two, he just so happened to remind her of Hoult, her ex. Martin, on the other hand, had become friends with her during the production of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, (his song Atlas was on the soundtrack, remember?) before his “conscious uncoupling”/divorce from his then-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, had agreed to help out with distracting from her nude leaks, and then revived it in 2015 in order to deflect stories of Paltrow wanting to get back together with him in spite of breaking his heart by cheating on him.

    In August of 2014, after Lawrence’s break-up with Hoult was announced, Paltrow had had an agreement with Martin (after their “conscious uncoupling” announcement the previous March of that year) that the both of them would wait a minimum of one year before finding someone else to move on with, just for the sake of their kids, Apple and Moses. Paltrow was then caught with producer Brad Falchuk, whom she’d met on Glee in 2009/2010 and had an affair with, and it caused a negative viewpoint on her. She subsequently started a rumor that Martin had moved on with Lawrence in order to take the heat off her. The fact that Lawrence’s nudes were being spread around on the Internet at the time made her PR go with it to have something to distract from it.

    Evidence then shows that Lawrence did try to keep it going, in addition to her wanting to actually be with Martin, but to also possibly get back at Paltrow for doing that to her at a time where her life was so stressful (recent breakup/nude leak) and show that she could be a better woman for Martin than she was.

    Yeah, a lot of wrong in those months, and I did lose some respect for all three when I heard of all this. However, having said that, I’m also of the belief that more people should be willing to have their hearts open to forgiveness for celebs when they do things like this, and we should still show them compassion. I have never accepted the premise that just because a celeb may be a PR image that that somehow makes them unworthy of compassion and forgiveness, and if that context does exist, then yes, it’s wrong, it should be called out as such, and disinfected via sunlight.

    There was actually a brilliant episode of South Park that was originally aired back in 2008, called Britney’s New Look. In the context of this episode, Britney Spears is getting harassed by tabs and TMZ and the public because of the fact she was photographed urinating on a ladybug (it’s South Park, just go with it) and how the show’s main cast, after causing her to lose two-thirds of her head in a botched suicide attempt and survive (again, it’s South Park), feel guilty and try to make the case that we should never let go of the fact that celebs are human beings at the end of the day, and we should treat them with the same love and compassion to help them get back on their feet just like you would any family member or close friend of yours.

    Of course, Matt Stone and Trey Parker had to kind of screw the pooch on their message by throwing in a final joke about how that the reason that people want to see celebs like Britney Spears fall is because, apparently, in their fucked up universe, there is some sort of pagan harvest god that demands the blood of celebrities who hit rock-bottom as a ritual sacrifice in order to give the people a good harvest for the year, and that’s the reason that TMZ and tabloids and apathy towards celebs who hit rock-bottom exist (I’m not making this up, go watch this episode, its called Britney’s New Look, it’s the second episode of the twelfth season) and at the end of the episode, its implied that Miley Cyrus will be the next sacrifice. Then again, that Parker and Stone’s signature sense of humor, its always been a polarizing sense of humor, but what can you do?

  • deputy barney

    Addendum to my post above: getting back on the subject of Aronofsky/Lawrence, the same contradictions and plot holes in the showmance are very similar to the contradictions and plot holes in the Martin/Lawrence one. However, given the way she looked repulsed in the pictures of them kissing, something tells me that Lawrence won’t try to do with the Aronofsky showmance the same thing she did with the Martin one.

  • deputy barney

    I went and took a closer look at his IG pics. He is in Budapest, but the pics only show the following (four of them, and he doesn’t seem to update his IG that often) the first one is of the Hungarian museum of electrotechnics (whatever those are) the second is of a bunch of alcohol bottles, the third seems to be for a Jewish cemetery, and the final one is of a statue with a rooster cap (Aronofsky seemed to have jokingly defaced a statue in Budapest by putting a cheap rooster cap on it, talking about the year of the rooster for Chinese New Year, which was also last Sunday).

  • deputy barney

    So, I’m thinking that there are pics of Aronofsky/Lawrence being taken all this week, with their respective PR departments (along with Fox and Paramount) will be using it for their upcoming promotions for Red Sparrow and Mother, respectively.

    I highly doubt that this will help with Portman winning the Oscar for Jackie (whereas her win for Black Swan back in 2011 was a sure thing, Jackie on the other hand, isn’t). Let’s face it, more than likely, Emma Stone is going to take home the Oscar gold this year, since she’s the favorite and the front-runner this year. (I hope she does too, since, whilst I liked Portman in Jackie, I loved Stone in La La Land even more).