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Dakota Fanning Returns from Her Belated Vegas 21st Birthday Trip

Dakota Fanning arrives at JFK Airport after a trip away on Sunday (March 22) in New York City.

The 21-year-old actress was in Las Vegas to check out Terry Fator from America’s Got Talent in his show. Dakota spent some time in Vegas with her parents – we hope she had a fun belated 21st birthday trip (her birthday was on February 23).

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Also pictured: Dakota wearing a pretty red dress while picking up a salad before a flight in Los Angeles over the weekend.

FYI: Dakota is carrying a Rimowa suitcase.

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Dakota Fanning Was 'The First Choice', Alyson Stoner Says

Dakota Fanning chats on her phone after attending classes at New York University on Thursday afternoon (March 12) in New York City.

In a recent interview with Zooey Magazine‘s As We Are portrait series, actress Alyson Stoner about being the “second choice” to Dakota, with whom she shared an agent with when she was younger.

“My agent knew that I would make her less money. She would offer Dakota’s name first. I remember sitting in the casting agent’s office and would hear my agent on the phone talking about her lunch meeting with Dakota that day. I knew that I was the second fiddle…the second choice,” she shared.

Alyson added, “That immediately makes you criticize parts about yourself; it makes you keep trying to figure out what takes you out of the running before the casting agents even know you. It made me wonder why I was void of chance. I kind of wrestled against that with myself. I think for some people, it destroys them in the industry and in life. For others, they see that there is some injustice and proceed to rise above it. Hopefully the people who do rise above it, do it to for themselves to set an example for others and then they seek ways to ripple that effect to the rest of the community.”

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Dakota Fanning, Freida Pinto, & Meryl Streep Support 'India's Daughter' Doc at New York Screening!

Dakota Fanning, Freida Pinto, and Meryl Streep strike a pose as they arrive at the screening for India’s Daughter held at the Baruch College on Monday (March 9) in New York City.

The three ladies got together to light about a dozen candles honoring the documentary, which is about a medical student who died in India after being gang-raped on a bus in 2012.

“Tonight we light these candles to honor the value and the work of Jyoti Singh‘s short, promising life,” Meryl said at the event (via ChicagoTribune). “She was India’s daughter. Tonight she’s our daughter too.”

“Ultimately, this is a film that needs to go out. This is not a shame-India documentary,” Freida continued. “This is not just an India problem; this is a problem that inflicts almost every country in the world. There’s not a single country in 2015 that is free of sexual violence against women.”

Also pictured: Dakota spotted chatting on her cellphone while out and about in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.

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Dakota Fanning Fibbed About Knowing How To Play Badminton During An Acting Audition

Dakota Fanning tries to stay warm in the cold weather while walking to the gym in New York City on Thursday morning (February 26).

Recently appearing on Watch What Happens Live, the 21-year-old actress played a little “Never Have I Ever” with host Andy Cohen and opened up about one little lie she told during a casting.

“I remember it like it was yesterday,” Dakota shared. “I had to do a commercial audition and they were like ‘she has to know how to play badminton’ and I was like six or seven-years-old.”

She added, “So we went out and got a badminton set and were practicing and then the casting director came out and was like ‘if you do not know how to play badminton you should not be here.’”

Dakota‘s younger sister Elle is also pictured below, wearing her school uniform out in Los Angeles.

FYI: Dakota is wearing RUNE NYC leggings.

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Dakota Fanning Asked About Weirdest Thing Tom Cruise Ever Did on Set

Tom Cruise films a night time crowd scene on the set of Mission: Impossible 5 on Wednesday (February 25) in London, England.

The 52-year-old actor’s former War of the Worlds co-star Dakota Fanning recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live!, where she played the game “Plead the Fifth.” Dakota was asked by Andy Cohen what the weirdest thing was that Tom ever did on set.

“Nothing,” Dakota said. “Honestly, I have nothing odd that he did.”

“You’re like lifer friends with him,” Andy said, to which Dakota responded, “I really am, I really am.”

Watch the clip of Dakota on Watch What Happens Live! here.

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Dakota Fanning Pleads the Fifth on Kristen Stewart Question - Watch Now!

Dakota Fanning dons a little black dress while making an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (February 24) in New York City.

The 21-year-old actress was seen taking shots with host Andy Cohen and Lisa Rinna during the taping.

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During the show, Dakota was asked about her former The Runaways co-star Kristen Stewart during a game of Plead the Fifth to celebrate her 21st birthday. Watch the video below!

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Dakota Fanning Covers 'Vs. Magazine' With Other Female Stars

Dakota Fanning texts someone after lunching out with a pal at Joan’s on Third on Saturday afternoon (February 7) in Studio City, Calif.

The 20-year-old actress appears on one of Vs. Magazine‘s brand new “Dreams” covers, along with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee, and Freida Pinto.

The issue showcases a new generation of women who aspire as much as they inspire, and who have enough talent and beauty to make anyone envious.

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