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'Hunger Games' salute used as silent protest in Thailand

Life has imitated art in Thailand. Protestors against the Thai military coup have been spotted using a three-finger salute popularized by The Hunger Games as a real form of resistance. The gesture appeared over the weekend as protestors gathered to oppose the military takeover of Thailand’s elected government.

“If a single individual raises three fingers in the air, we are not going to arrest him or her,” Col. Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak, a spokesman for the junta, told The Associated Press. “But if it is a political gathering of five people or more, then we will have to take some action. If it persists, then we will have to make an arrest.”

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Elizabeth Banks welcomes second son

The odds were in her favor:  Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks and husband Max Handelman recently welcomed their second son, according to a post on Banks’ website.

As 2012 winds down and Thanksgiving approaches, I have much for which to be thankful – personal, professional, and Presidential,” she wrote. “However, nothing can match the joy and excitement my husband and I felt when we recently welcomed our second baby boy, Magnus Mitchell Handelman. Magnus joins older brother Felix, thus commencing a decade or more of close hand to hand combat.

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Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt wed

Academy Award nominee and Hunger Games actor Stanley Tucci has married literary agent Felicity Blunt, sister of Tucci’s The Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt, People writes. The pair got engaged in November of last year. Tucci was previously married to social worker Kate Tucci, who died of breast cancer in 2009.

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GLAAD Media Awards honor Chaz Bono, 'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson

Cher made a surprise appearance to honor her transgendered son Chaz Bono on Saturday night at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards, where he received the  Stephen F. Kolzak Award for promoting equality. The award was presented by Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, Chaz Bono’s stepmother and the widow of his father, the late Congressman and entertainer Sonny Bono, but then his mother turned up — sporting a characteristically flamboyant awards show hairdo – to cheer on the pioneering work of her son.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation gives out dozens of awards annually to recognize outstanding representations of the gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual community. Most of those were already presented during the New York ceremony last month, though four were saved for Saturday’s west coast presentation…

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UPDATE: Miley Cyrus and 'Hunger Games' star Liam Hemsworth NOT engaged, says Cyrus

UPDATE: Miley Cyrus has taken to Twitter today to deny that she is engaged to Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth, thanks to a large, sparkly rock on her left ring finger spotted at multiple events over the last week. “I’m not engaged,” Cyrus tweeted. “I’ve worn this same ring on this finger since November! People just wanna find something to tal about! It’s a topaz people!” The pair has been dating since costarring in 2009’s The Last Song.

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