8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Feb 28 2015

Jennifer Lawrence released a statement on her official Facebook page to clear up rumors of about a screaming match she'd supposedly had with director David O. Russell.  One tweet about a new film can add roughly $560 to its total box office take on opening weekend.  Hey girl, Ryan Gosling wrote his daughter Esmeralda's nickname, Esme, across his fingers.  Harrison Ford will return as Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel.  Ease out of your House of Cards binge by reading this interesting interview with showrunner Beau Willimon. Two parents in England got tattoos in the same spot as their daughter's birthmark to teach her that it was a source of pride, not embarrassment. In an effort to change the mainly white, male landscape of TV writing staffs, HBO has launched the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship, which will provide "diverse and female" writers the chance to develop scripts for the network during a week of classes in California.  Empire co-creator Danny Strong cleared up rumors about the real-life inspirations for the hit show's main characters. Hint: Lucious Lyons' early life was majorly inspired by Jay Z. 
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