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'The Hunger Games' gets chic New York soiree with cast, celebs

March 21, 2012 | 12:09 pm

The cast of "The Hunger Games" got a fashionable stamp of approval on Tuesday as Calvin Klein and the Cinema Society hosted an exclusive screening and party in New York for the massively anticipated film.

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson all turned up looking polished, joined by costar Stanley Tucci. Atop the Standard Hotel, socialites, models and comedians toasted the triumvirate, on track for big box office and fanfare as the film opens on Friday.

Guests included "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe, Lenny Kravitz's daughter Zoe and her main squeeze Penn Badgley, Madonna's baby daddy Carlos Leon and model Hilary Rhoda.

"The Hunger Games" held a chic New York City screening and after-party where cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth turned up to celebrate the film ahead of its release

"I love traveling with the boys," Lawrence said at the screening (clip above), " ... we all get really hyper and annoy everybody, then we all get tuckered out and fall asleep at the same time. We're a great group to travel with in that way."

Other notables at the event included Courtney Love, Clive Owen, the film's second-unit director Steven Soderbergh, Debra Winger, Bridget Moynahan, Gina Gershon, Rachel Roy and Details magazine editor Dan Peres.  


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-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson at a New York screening of "The Hunger Games." Credit: Neil Rasmus /