Jennifer Lawrence flips off paparazzi, shows off mysterious new ‘ring’

Jennifer Lawrence

Yes, more Jennifer Lawrence photos! It’s only been a few days since I celebrated her grand return to public life. She might be more visible in the weeks leading up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. There will be premieres, and I will get carried away talking about whatever Dior dresses she wears.

These are some photos of JLaw and Nicholas Hoult together in London. They went to dinner with Tom Ford before popping out of the restaurant and into a pink taxicab. Jennifer doesn’t look thrilled to see the paparazzi. She flipped the bird from inside the car. I’m a bit upset that Tom Ford wasn’t in the frame when JLaw whipped out her middle finger. Then I could draw some controversial comparisons to this photo of Karl Lagerfeld and Kristen Stewart. An unfair comparison? Perhaps.

Back to JLaw, whose middle finger drew attention to her ring finger. She’s wearing a “new” heart-shaped turquoise ring. Is it an engagement ring? We’ve heard silly rumors about Jennifer & Nick getting engaged over Christmas last year, but I doubt they’ll marry anytime soon. They’re both in their early 20s and have plenty of time to ruin their lives with marriage. (I’m kidding.) Plus … this doesn’t even look like an engagement ring. JLaw looks angry. I wonder if the paps were shouting insults at her.

Jennifer Lawrence

The evening began with such promise. JLaw and Nick looked so happy together earlier in the day. They weren’t visibly swarmed with paps until dinnertime. Jennifer has spoken about how fame makes it hard to grab a meal without being watched. Jennifer is not happy to see these paps, and her middle finger came out to play. Just like it did in the Oscar press room last year.

It’s just a middle finger. What I find more interesting is Nick’s reaction. He’s placing his hand on JLaw’s arm to try and make her stop. He doesn’t want the press to tear her apart for this.

Jennifer Lawrence

Nicholas Hoult

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News & WENN

 

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  1. Freebunny says:

    Some people say Houd called the paps.
    I don’t know much about them, so I don’t know, is it possible?

    • Lark says:

      No way. Look, he’s trying to get her to put her finger down too. Hoult’s a quiet guy and they are rarely papped together as it is…She’s super famous (both commercially and critically) and her photos sell for a lot of money so the paps are going to stalk her ass

    • Ninks says:

      From what I’ve seen online, the people accusing Hoult of calling the paps are people who ship JLaw with Josh Hutcherson and can’t stomach the fact that she’s actually in love with Hoult and that their relationship is real.

      The fact is that they’re in London, which has a large paparazzi presence and she’s a huge star who sells well, so it’s natural that they’re being followed and photographed whenever they set foot outside.

    • Audrey says:

      I don’t think so. He seems really low key.

      It’s really cute how he’s trying to put her hand down. The look on his face is just like, “oh Jen, come on now”

      I get her frustration but she should keep it together. Maybe she had a few drinks with dinner and they had her feeling freer. I’m a big fan of her but hope she can take a step back and relax

      • JessMa says:

        They were probably insulting her. I saw an interview with her parents, and her dad said the English paparazzi was the rudest to her. He says they hurl insults at her nonstop. They tell her she can’t act and to go back to America too.

      • Lou says:

        I feel sorry for her in these. She looks upset.

      • K says:

        Agreed. He’s been acting since he was a small kid and I don’t think many illusions about the value of celebrity are likely. He’s not exactly milked his connection with J Law in the past, either. Doubt he’d suddenly start now.

        I thought of her father’s comments on how horrible the paps are here, too. I remember when Will Carling left his fiancee and baby son for another woman, and the tabloids all had a photo of her clutching her baby looking devastated: it turned out the paps started yelling at her that he had filed for custody of the baby as she was trying to get into her house. They wanted the money shot of “heartbroken abandoned woman” and that was how to get it. The fact they were adding to her misery when she was already going through hell didn’t trouble them in the least.

    • Mom2two says:

      I doubt it. They are a low key couple and him trying to pull her hand down seems like someone who does not want to see their GF get negative press. X-Men promotion is gearing up though, so these two are going to be papped more whether they like it or not.

    • Amy says:

      Those are the joshifer shippers who obviously aren’t happy Jen is with Nick . Every time they show up in public is the same old drama. They get mad, insult Nick and say he is using her and calling the paparazzi or it’s PR because Jen and Josh are soulmates and hiding their epic love. All this sound familiar right? is this happen with every franchise? joshifer shippers are looking a lot like robsten crazy recently. The only difference is that Jen never dated or pretend to date Josh. It’s all on their minds. Actually they look like brother and sister.

  2. Aurie says:

    But her finger is soooooo…..”adorable”….I mean flipping the bird at the Oscars is nothing compared to that nasty Kristen Stewart flipping the finger at the paps all the time.

    Kristen says “Go freeze to death” to paps harassing her = omg she’s so horrible
    Jennifer says “I’m going to put anti freeze in a pap’s coffee” when asked about what she thinks of being stalked by the pap = soooooo adorable response.

    Plus it’s obnoxious how she goes on about how people shouldn’t lose weight and yet she smokes…..which helps people lose weight and stay thin in Hollywood: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2612548/Jennifer-Lawrence-Nicholas-Hoult-look-besotted-step-al-fresco-lunch.html

    Anyway one nice thing I’ll say is that someone on Ohnotheydidn’t mentioned how her friend met J-Law that day she was smoking and asked for a pic but J-Law didn’t want to because she thinks she looks bad without makeup, so instead gave her a hug and wrote a note with an autograph.

    That did make me like her and feel bad in that there was that infamous photo of her without makeup that the media latched onto and everyone was going “OMFG so ugly, what the hell.” She probably googled it and saw the negative responses and now is self conscious.

    Here’s her trying desperately to hide her make up free face: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2613673/Jennifer-Lawrence-attempts-incognito-hits-house-party-South-London-beau-Nicholas-Hoult.html

    • Lark says:

      Really, relax girl. I swear I don’t understand the amount of vitriol some people feel towards Anne H, KStew, Emma Watson, JLaw, etc. Yes, JLaw gets away with a lot of stuff Anne Hathway could never do in a heartbeat. Still, you have to recognize the inherent sexism in all of this. When male celebrities flip the bird it never garners articles and a tut tutting from the general public, but when women do they are judged.

      That said I agree that comment about her and the fan is sad and makes me feel bad for her. I’ve seen pics of her without makeup and she looks different but cute, and everyone has one bad pic.

    • Aurie says:

      @Lark but male celebrities usually don’t live off reputations of being “classy, elegant”. I think that’s the difference.

      Celebs like Jennifers Aniston, Garner, Lawrence, and Kate Winslet, amongst others are supposed to be classy good role models……I keep hearing the same “Jennifer A. was so classy in her divorce with Brad Pitt”.

      Plus usually young boys don’t look up to actors/singers as role models, but rather sports athletes, while young girls look up to actresses/models/singers…….

    • fleur says:

      That seems vapid from the girl who doesn’t give a f*ck about what people say though.

    • Ashley says:

      I totally agree the smoking especially kills me because thats not a good look because she is extremely impressionable to so many and yet will get a pass for this unlike so many others.

    • Lark says:

      @Aurie.

      Personally, I find making a person as a whole a role model and not a particular trait of said person kind of problematic. Why not make someone a role model for their charity, talent, bravery, etc but not the whole of their personhood? Because otherwise it puts people on an impossible pedestal, and life is more often gray than black and white. For example, I greatly admire Bill Clinton’s leadership, charity, charisma, and intelligence but not so much of how he conducted his personal life. I loved Liz Taylor’s style, panache, charity, and talent and use that as a role model…but not so much her personal life (multiple husbands, affairs, and substance abuse). I know a doctor who volunteers his time to help the homeless and is kind and generous, but also has an awful temper and can be cruel at times. People are complicated.

      Also, what you just wrote illustrates my point that we hold men and women to different standards. Why do we insist on putting these female figures on impossible pedestals in the first place? The general public often takes a one dimensional approach to women (good/bad) while allowing male figures to be more layered.

      Anyway, sorry for my rant but it does bug me that male celebrities flip the bird and smoke all the time, and we don’t have tabloid articles judging them over it.

    • RN says:

      I can’t speak for everywhere, but in the US, there are loads of fat smokers. Smoking doesn’t make you thin – it’s not eating that does.

      @@

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      whenever celebs get papped leaving a friends house ect I always assume they have been calling the paps in advance.

    • margo says:

      i would smoke either if i have to deal with her crasy amount of work. its an unhealthy way people find to manage the stress. She is definitely no exception. hope she will quit that nasty habit

    • T.C. says:

      JLaw smokes cigs and smokes the herb. Don’t think both are to lose weight. Seems more signs of self medicating to reduce stress and anxiety. I don’t remember anyone calling her classy. Just goofy and clumsy. Your hate is showing. Kstew gets more negativity because she almost always came across as a jerk in public. Celebrities who are more well rounded don’t get taken to the woodshed when the flip the bird which many, many actors have done.

  3. Felice says:

    She doesn’t really get papped though, does she?

  4. Franny Days says:

    Nicholas Hoult looks so much like my cousin that I can’t find him attractive. Also, have y’all noticed how people have started saying “flicked” instead of “flipped” them the bird. Maybe both are correct, but it’s something that I’ve noticed lately.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I can understand how frustrating the paps must be sometimes, but I think it’s so stupid to make a gesture they can photograph and sell. You’re just giving them a more marketable photo than you in the back seat of a car. I wonder if she did it on purpose to get publicity and show the ring?

    • Dani2 says:

      I’m of two minds here, I love Jen, but at the same time, I’ve been thinking that her being papped so regularly has been a way to distract the X-Men fans from all the negative press Singer is (deservedly) getting. She’s one of those celebs who pretty much disappears unless she’s promoting something (or it’s award season) so I feel like she shouldn’t be so aggravated. I think her (and all celebs) need to stop giving the papparazzi the reaction they want.

      • Bridget says:

        Crazy theory: its the Powers That Be that are siccing the paps on J Law, because she’s not going to be a huge promotional presence since she’ll have to go back to Mockingjay. They’re getting some extra mileage out of her this way. AndI’m guessing that things got out of hand outside the restaurant since she’s normally fairly calm in this circumstance. Oneimagines that they could have said a whole bunch of awful things to get her attention, because she looks pretty mad.

    • HappyMom says:

      Her youth (immaturity) is showing here. I’m also guessing she’s been out drinking.

    • Liv says:

      Yep. She should pull herself together, she only increased the value of the picture. That said we don’t know what happened before. I’d get furious too when they scream nasty things at me.

    • She looks upset in all the pictures–maybe something happened during the dinner? I’ve never seen that look on her face, ever.

    • KevinA says:

      Supposedly, while trying to get a cab, the paps were all over her.

      Anyway, she’s really not adjusting to fame, is she,? Not aure he is, either.

      If she gets married and has a family, am I the only one who wonders if she’ll almost disappear, voluntarily?

      BTW: Jen, you look just FINE w/o makeup,

  6. Lark says:

    I get why celebs lose it on the paps as long as they don’t get physical. I live in L.A. and have seen it a few times and it’s utterly insane. One time a pap literally ran in front of my car to join a swarm of what must have been at least 10 paps who were on the other side of the street chasing after someone (never found out who). I was pulling out and almost hit the dude. There was an interesting article in NY Mag a few years ago about how the paps have become way more aggressive and nasty since 2006/2007 when blogs started becoming big. I understand that it’s part of the fame game but I do think the paps often cross the line. I’m surprised there haven’t been more laws, like they have in Paris, to restrict them. Also, glad you didn’t compare Jen flipping the bird to anyone else because I’m sick of this comparing/pitting women together…especially since they never do it with men (seen too much of it with Shailene being pitted against Jen lately and it’s annoying and sexist).

    Cute ring, but I don’t buy that they are engaged at all. What I find interesting about Jen is how dressed up and fashionable she looks in a lot of her down time photos. She really does kind of come across as a fashionista almost.

  7. Talie says:

    She’s not used to it on the reg — I rarely see candids of her. Nevertheless, she needs to get a damn grip.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I guess someone ticked her off- I would probably snap once in a while too, but visibly showing any kind of anger only makes it worse.
    Are we really speculating about turquoise rings now??

  9. Hissyfit says:

    Her boyfriend is smart. I get that papz can be annoying but flipping them off wasn’t necessary. It won’t stop them from taking your pictures. Ignore them while they take your photos and leave.

  10. Jackson says:

    So dumb to react to them, especially in that way. It only creates more chaos the next time she’s out and it makes her look like a brat. She needs to grow a thicker skin and make that five second walk from restaurant to car an uneventful one. She IS an actress, right?

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      I had the same idea.
      You dislike the paps : don’t react,don’t talk to them,turn your head ,ignore them,leave….and call the police when you can

    • whipmyhair says:

      There was this politician who was undergoing an inquiry or something here in Australia. Every day the press would swarm him and ask him questions.

      He didn’t respond, look down at the ground, wear sunglasses or have people walk in front of him.

      He smiled a somewhat creepy fixed smile whenever there was a camera around. That way the press had nothing to report on. Day after day the same shot of him smiling and ignoring people.

      Just like Daniel Radcliffe wearing the same jeans and jacket for months when he was doing a show on the west end.

      If you can screw with the paparazzi without physically or verbally abusing them; more power to you! Responding negatively only gives them better photos to sell.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I have heard of some celebs wearing the same clothes so many days in a row to throw the paps off. It devalues the picture because the buyer doesn’t know which day the photo was taken.

        I agree with you on not responding negatively. Im sure it is annoying but the young ones can’t be navie and think this is going away any time soon so might as well learn how to deal with it.

      • Sway says:

        Angelina Jolie does the same thing, dressing in black baggy outfits all the time, hair in a ponytail – she’s trolling them hard.

    • Bridget says:

      She usually doesn’t – pretty much the only photos of her and Hoult together are either from the set or shots of the two of them exiting a building and staring at the ground. It must have gotten crazy out there.

    • Giselle says:

      I completely agree. I will admit I’ve gone off Jennifer since this past Oscars. I find that she is getting unpleasant and bratty. I have no idea what the paps said or did to her, but I do see that this pic has gotten more attention than her just walking down a sidewalk. I think she reacted without thinking. I hope she regains some control over herself and becomes a bit more self-composed.

      I’m reminded of that article linked here to that story about the pap and how he said Angelina Jolie just gives them the shot and everyone moves on; she goes on about her life and the paps are satisfied. I know it must be extremely annoying to deal with them, and dangerous even, but in some ways it’s a symbiotic relationship and I don’t see the point of fighting them so much. Give them the shot, smile a bit, get in the car and get out of there. At least she doesn’t have any kids with her.

  11. fleur says:

    She wanted to be famous her whole life. With someone like KStew, I get the feeling that she wanted to act and accepted a high-profile “relationship” just to get more opportunities as an actress but JLaw wanted to be famous her whole life so she willingly got into this and worked hard for it.

  12. don't kill me i'm french says:

    I feel that JLaw’s relation with paps will be “complicated and idiot ” than Dicaprio’s relation with paps .She reacts literrally like Dicaprio

  13. dan says:

    I dont understand certain people reactions when celebrities do this. Good for them. Paps are scum. Ive seen so many videos of them yelling such nasty things just to get a reaction. I don’t care how rich or famous someone is, they are still human beings who don’t deverse to be harassed like this.

  14. Jules says:

    I don’t blame her at all….would be my reaction as well. I also don’t think it will be something that will continue. In the photos taken of she and Hoult leaving the house in London, Lawrence is just covering up her face…and that’s all. At the end of the day, it’s not really that big of a deal.

  15. HHazel says:

    I don’t think she would just flip them of for no reason, they are scum. I never understood their need to be up in celebrities faces, wouldn’t the pics be better if they just took them from a distance? They would probably get shots of them smiling or something too..

    I remember even her dad talked about how horrible the paparazzi was towards her in England yelling stuff at her etc

  16. margo says:

    i get angry easily and become nasty . J law is relatable but needs anger management. you are a star act like it.

    • Jules says:

      @Margo: LOL!….Anger management for flipping the bird?….oh brother. It’s flipping the bird not punching someone in the face because they asked for an autograph. I also don’t think giving the finger means that Lawrence is not acting like an actress….it means she’s human.

      • margo says:

        Dont get me wrong i am very fond of her but this kind of reaction makes her look bad. maybe intead of anger management she needs to learn how to stay classy

      • V4Real says:

        Anger management for flipping the bird? Damn then I better check myself into that program as well. I flip the bird everytime somebody cuts me off while driving or make a dumb move that can cause an accident. I wasn’t aware that I have anger management problems just because I flipped the bird, maybe I need medication as well.

      • Amanduh says:

        …touché, Mr. Burgundy ;)
        (Totally kidding, no hard feelings!)

      • Lou says:

        V4Real, be careful flipping the bird to people when you’re driving! I did that to a guy once because he was honking his horn and screaming obscenities at me when I hadn’t done anything wrong, and when he saw me he lost his nut and tried to ram my car off the road – I had to drive out onto the bike lane and speed around town to get away from him. It was insane. In hindsight, he was clearly on drugs.

        So yeah, be careful who you flip, it could backfire horribly! :)

  17. M.A.F. says:

    The only thing I learned was that she smokes. I knew about the pot (eh, who hasn’t tried it?) but for some reason I didn’t think she smoked. Eh, to that too.

    As for flipping the bird, childish or not, it is the least harmful way to respond but she might want to learn another way.

  18. K says:

    Where’s the up roar a la KStew?

    • Isadora says:

      Doesn’t it get a bit … exhausting to bring up Kristen Stewart a hundred times in a Jennifer Lawrence thread? Some people like Kristen, some people like Jennifer, some people like both. And I think it’s natural that you are quicker to “forgive” someone flipping the bird (it’s not like either of them murdered someone) if you think she is generally a nice and interesting person.

    • K says:

      Eh, this the first for me actually so I don’t know where you’re getting your Info from. I find the hipocrisy on this site hilarious. I can’t stand KStew but I’m not gonna condemn her for flipping the bird and make excuses for why JLaw is doing it (she’s tired, they were probably insulting them etc.)

  19. OhDear says:

    Meh, can’t blame her for getting pissed; everybody loses it once in awhile and she didn’t hurt or threaten anyone (for example, people commuting or driving to work). I don’t see what’s the big deal?

  20. Abbicci says:

    I am sure the pap said something horrible just to get a response from her. And it does look like she had a drink or two. Still though, she is an actress, why didn’t she acted like she doesn’t give a f&ck?

    It must be difficult to keep up a persona. I’m not saying she is fake, just that media/management help craft an image and it may be close to who you are but not really who you are and sometimes that must feel like a burden.

    I’m still a little curious as to why she broke up with her boyfriend for her Oscar campaign. Did not having a boyfriend really increase her chances? That always left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. She’s willing to play that game but the pap game is too much?

    • Alex says:

      I think it was the boyfriend who broke up with her.

      • T.C. says:

        He was coming out with a new Twilight zombie movie. I think he broke up with her or they agreed to take a break so he could sell his chemistry with the girl in the film.

      • Manjit says:

        Yes, the rumour was that he was uncomfortable with her fame and the effect that had on his day to day life. That’s why I think this is really cute. It’s almost as if he’s letting her know it’s okay now and he’s not going to freak out this time.
        I really like these two together ‘coz they look like they don’t just fancy the pants off each other, they actually look like they enjoy each other’s company.

    • Giselle says:

      Yes I thought that was interesting too. Seemed off, since they just wound up together again during filming X-men. My thought was just that Nicholas was too low key/spooked by the sudden media storm and they both thought it best to quietly separate for the time. I don’t know why she was so vocal about it and let people know they broke up?? Seems weird. Maybe it was just part of the PR machine.

    • LB says:

      He broke up with her. Acc to Lainey, he wasn’t interested in that crazy attention she was getting. Which is why anyone accusing him of calling these paps is being ridiculous.

      They got back together about four months after they broke up, as the craziness died down.

  21. pru says:

    The ring just looks like costume jewelry. She’s just wearing it on “that” finger. I don’t think it’s anything to get excited about.

  22. hmmm says:

    I hope she finds better ways to cope with her distress. This is reality no matter how much she wishes it away.

  23. Rox says:

    I don’t like her anymore, she doesn’t seem particularly warm or inviting.

  24. Ginger says:

    Some of the things I’ve heard the paps say to famous people just to get a reaction makes my hair curl and I’m not easily shocked. Good for her in flipping them off. Even though I am a photographer, I say they probably deserved it.

  25. Mena says:

    Celebrities these days are so gross and tacky. I can’t imagine Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn or any of the other screen legends behaving in such a classless manner. And the same for the male celebrities with their cursing and spitting and fighting. Who knows how they behave behind closed doors, but there was a time when these people sold a fantasy of an elegant and glamorous lifestyle to the public . Now they are rude and crass, paparazzi or not.

    • Alex says:

      Yes, but can you imagine how they would have acted had the paparazzi existed back then in the extent they do now, or if they had been yelled what the paps yell to the celebs now.
      There’s e.g. a video on which the paps yell to JLaw that she’s a stuck up b***h and that it served her right that Hoult dumbed her because she’s a c**t.
      Had some paps constantly yelled to Grace of Monaco that she’s just a cold b***h who married a prince for money while still continuing to f*** Hitchcock who gave her roles only via the couch would Grace have been so graceful then.

    • Ange says:

      The only difference between then and now is that the studios don’t own the stars and can’t cover up anything that doesn’t present them in their best light. The stars back then regularly did this and worse, read some in depth information about the real Grace Kelly some time.

  26. Serena says:

    Oh my god they’re so cute together!I just love how he’s trying to stop her hand, like ‘honey no, leave them be’. So adorable!and he’s hot too..hope they’kl stick together.

  27. Liz says:

    They make such a cute couple. I love the way he’s trying to calm her down.

  28. Amy says:

    She’s on vacation in England with her boyfriend probably spending time with some of his friends. She is constantly getting stalked by paparazzi who allegedly are really rude to her over there and ruining her downtime while she is with her guy. Yeah, I’d be pretty pissed about it too. I’m so glad I’m not a celebrity because I would probably be rude and covering my face every time someone tried to take my picture.

    As for the comparisons to “classy” celebrities like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn… Guys, there was NO 24 hour news cycle back then. The Internet did not exist so these celebrities, while being mega famous, also got to enjoy their privacy a lot more than today’s celebrities and didn’t have rude photographers constantly shouting at them and shoving camera flashes into their faces. It’s a bit unfair to compare today’s celebrities to the stars of over 40 years ago.

  29. shailene says:

    Idk I am probably in the minority here but I just think he is too good for her, sorry. She is just too crass and not classy at all, for someone who values privacy she sure has run her mouth a lot about their relationship. Something about her has rubbed me the wrong way but the girl is beautiful and has talent so there’s that…

  30. Nymeria says:

    These pictures seem very invasive.

  31. Tessy says:

    To change the subject a wee bit, look how she’s holding her hand with the middle finger up and the others bent at the first finger joint. I thought it looked weird so I tried doing it. Its awkward and actually hurts to do it!
    Kind of like the Mr Spock Vulcan hand greeting.

  32. aenflex says:

    Love her. Don’t care that she flips people off. I would too. Love her!

  33. Goodnight says:

    Keeping it classy, as ever.

  34. Ravensdaughter says:

    Oh yes, the perfect way to get the paps to go away forever is by flipping them off. Just ignore them!