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Vanessa Hudgens is currently in Australia, premiering Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, posing on red carpets, showing off various dresses. Oh, and answering awkward questions about her ex.

Indeed, the actress appeared yesterday on a local news show alongside Josh Hutcherson, her co-star in the film and, yes, her ex-boyfriend. Only no one told the anchors this relationship was over, leading to an awkward exchange.

"How long have you two been going out?" one asked, as Josh and Vanessa stared blankly at each other before handling the situation very, very well.

"We're not," Hutcherson said. "We were at one point, but she broke my heart... no, I'm just kidding."

Fast forward to the 3:30 mark if you wish to only watch this portion of the interview:

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Josh Hutcherson turns 19 today. And it may be the final birthday this actor celebrates before he makes the leap to A-list status.

The young star, previously best known for briefly dating Vanessa Hudgens, has been cast as Peeta in The Hunger Games, a role that is sure to bring him a legion of rabid fans. Most of the female persuasion.

Hutcherson, Josh

Hutcherson has also appeared in The Kids Are All Right and Journey to the Center of the Earth. But neither of these films can compare to the popularity of The Hunger Games.

Wish Josh a happy birthday now and then view the first official trailer for the first movie in this planned trilogy.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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You've seen them on magazine covers, but are you ready to get a look at Katniss and Peeta inside The Hunger Games themselves?

Two new photos have emerged online from the set of the March 2012 blockbuster, one featuring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and the other of Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. It's safe to assume both of these images are courtesy of the titular, death-defying contest itself:

  • Katniss Everdeen Photo
  • Josh Hutcherson as Peeta

Click to enlarge these photos of Lawrence and Hutcherson.

The first in a trilogy, The Hunger Games is based on a series of novels by Suzanne Collins. It also stars Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz.

For the latest on this and other films, bookmark our good friends at Movie Fanatic now!

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We don't wanna spoil The Hunger Games, but allow us to say this: As Katniss Everdeen, Jennifer Lawrence will have to do choose between Josh Hutcherson's Peeta and Liam Hemsworth's Gale.

We got our first look at these actors in those roles via this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly. As you can tell, the decision won't be easy.

But you can help Katniss make it! Study both actors below and answer the most pressing question of them all: Who would you rather...

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Two Hunger Games actors. Two young studs. But only one winner can be selected between Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. View Poll »

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Two months ago, Entertainment Weekly gave readers their first look at Jennifer Lawrence in the main Hunger Games role of Katniss Everdeen.

Now, the magazine had done the same for Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, who will portray the two young man both pining for Katniss in the big screen version of this best-selling novel, Peeta and Gale, respectively.

Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth EW Cover

Hemsworth, of course, is mostly known for dating Miley Cyrus. But director Gary Ross stands up for the Australian actor in an interview with the magazine and says:

“On first glance he’s such a hunk that it’s easy to just sort of ascribe a hunk-like simplicity to him. But this is a phenomenally subtle actor.”

For more on The Hunger Games, pick up this issue of Entertainment Weekly - and continue to visit THG all the way through the film's March 21, 2012 release date!

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Josh Hutcherson? He has brown hair.

Liam Hemsworth? The guy who dated Miley Cyrus?!?

These were the reactions many readers of The Hunger Games had upon learning who would portray Peeta and Gale in the movie version of these books. But co-star Jennifer Lawrence can ease the concerns of any hesitant fans.

  • Josh Hutcherson Photograph
  • Hemsworth Photograph

"Josh is so charming,” the woman behind Katniss tells Entertainment Weekly. “And when you read in the books about Peeta being able to manipulate anybody - I mean Josh could get, well, I don’t know a metaphor for [this scenario] except for dirty ones. But he’s charming, he’s sweet, he’s down to earth, he’s normal. He embodies all of it and brings it all to Peeta.. he’s got all of these great qualities and every single one of them come across in every line he says out loud as Peeta.”

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Liam Hemsworth, best known for being in The Last Song and Miley Cyrus' pants, will now be seen in the wildly-anticipated film adaptation of The Hunger Games.

Hemsworth has been cast as Gale Hawthorne, the close companion / secret hunting partner of Katniss Everdeen, the lead character played by Jennifer Lawrence.

Think these two will make a formidable on-screen tandem?

  • Josh Hutcherson Pic
  • Liam Hemsworth Picture

CASTING GAME: Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will star alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the highly-anticipated film adaptation of The Hunger Games.

The casting news was confirmed by E! Online. Whether or not Liam and Miley are back together has not yet been independently verified, but stay tuned.

Meanwhile, coming off a critically-acclaimed role in The Kids Are Alright, up and comer Josh Hutcherson won the highly sought-after part of Peeta Mellark.

The role of Peeta, the brave baker's son who enters the games with Katniss, was rumored to be filled by others, included Alex Pettyfer and Hunter Parrish.

Didn't happen for them. Think Josh Hutcherson will be a good fit as Peeta? What about Liam as Gale? Sound off on these casting moves in the comments.

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Unlike her past two naked picture scandals, Vanessa Hudgens does not have Zac Efron to confide in.

But in light of yet another round of nude photos spreading across the Internet, the Sucker Punch star has a different man to whom she can turn: actor Josh Hutcherson.

Rumors of these former co-stars (they filmed Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in late 2010) dating started to surface a couple weeks ago. Are they an official item? We don't know. But they did take a motorcycle ride in Studio City yesterday, ending up at Vanessa's house, as seen here:

Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson

Possible Janessa alert!

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]