Hunger Games madness has reached a fever pitch; Bill Nye might be chemistry-ing his way to that coveted mirror ball trophy; and NBC has come up with another "Let's just close our eyes and hope for the best" strategy to revive their struggling network.
- Lionsgate is partnering with luxury retailer Net-A-Porter to release a line of couture based on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. If you ever wanted to look like a ball of cotton candy stuffed into a $500 dress, the odds are ever in your favor. [Deadline]
- Bill Nye the Science Guy will be experimenting with ballroom dancing on this season's Dancing With the Stars [Vulture]
- NBC and Electus are developing three telenovelas, with hopes that one will air on the English-language network. You know what they say, if you can't beat Univision, join 'em. [Deadline]
- The Internet is still upset about the 50 Shades of Grey castings: A Change.org petition that will accomplish nothing already has near 23,000 supporters to recast the roles with Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer. I saw Magic Mike, I have no complaints. [Change.org]
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