Forget the Olympics. It’s all about The Hunger Games now. Fans of the action-packed movie can unite at the DVD release party to anxiously await their pre-ordered DVDs while snacking on Games survival food, enjoy in-store movie screening, trivia contests for prizes, Tribute mini makeovers and self-defense demos to prepare them for the arena. Info: 9 p.m.-midnight Friday. at the Blockbuster at 2601 SW 147th Ave., in Miami.
That’s not all. Alexander Ludwig, who plays Cato, will appear 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday at Wal-Mart, 1425 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, for a meet-and-greet/signing. Those who purchase the DVD at midnight will receive The Hunger Games official trading card pack. One random trading card pack will have a District 12 card autographed by the flick’s star Josh Hutcherson.
Hometown boy Blake Jenner has done us proud, winning Oxygen Network’s season 2 of The Glee Project as well as a couple of episodes as a guest star on Glee. Jenner, who lives in Los Angeles but grew up in Miami, told RealityWanted.com that “it’s a dream come true.”
As for his character on the upcoming season of the music-minded show, Blake will definitely have a love interest. Creator Ryan Murphy tweeted earlier this week that he was writing a “great role for the winner” and “just wait until you see who they are dating...” We smell stardom!
Local singer Scott Stapp is writing a tell-all. The Grammy Award-winning voice of Creed, announced Sinner’s Creed will be hitting shelves in October. According to a release, the book “unleashes behind the scene realities about his suicide attempts, alcohol-induced rampages and intimate details about his abusive childhood.” Stapp collaborated with David Ritz of Rolling Stone on the project. “The book describes ... how I lost control of my life,” Stapp says.