5 Lunchtime Links: Jennifer Lawrence confesses

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the "Joy" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the "Joy" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the “Joy” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

1. Jennifer Lawrence tells Seth Meyers she almost asked him out.

Katniss has made quite a stir with two of her recent late-night appearances to promote new films “Joy” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.” First she joked to Stephen Colbert that she is often riddled with “like Lindsay Lohan-grade exhaustion, but without any drugs or alcohol.” Lindsay Lohan did not like that. She sent a tweet in Lawrence’s general direction saying an unnamed individual needs to “learn to support others like .” Then, in speaking with Seth Meyers, Lawrence revealed that she had once almost asked the married host on a date. “I would never go after another woman’s man,” Lawrence said. “I always forget about step one: find out if he already has a woman.”

2. Spoiler-free “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” review.

“And yes, you will probably really enjoy the film. Some of you — maybe most of you, perhaps all of you — are going to absolutely love it,” film writer Joe Gross assures readers in his review of “Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.” Promising only “mild” spoilers, Gross confirms what many expected the movie to do: Contrast “all that stuff you hated about the prequels.”

3. House of Cards releases teaser, Frank Underwood announces campaign.

If you watched last night’s GOP debate you’d know that by far the most entertaining bit was the “House of Cards” ad that ran between whatever those guys were talking about. The ad runs like a realistic political ad and ends with Frank Underwood promising, “America, I’m only getting started.”

4. Carol Burnett to be inducted into Texas Film Hall of Fame.

San Antonio born actress Carol Burnett has Emmys, Golden Globes, Peabody Awards under her belt, but will add one more honor when she becomes the first honoree of the Texas Film Hall of Fame class of 2016. Burnett’s official induction is scheduled for March 10. The hall of fame already includes famed members like Terrence Malick, Sissy Spacek, Easy Rider and Quentin Tarantino.

5. Vintage pictures of Christmastime in Austin to ring in holiday season.

Nothing quite like flipping through old photos. Check out these vintage pictures from the Statesman archives showing Austin during Christmastime to help you get in the holiday mood. The pictures show time honored traditions like the decorating of the Capitol and Congress Avenue.


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