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Love It or Leave It: Josh Hutcherson’s Tattoo

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Do you see it? Of course you do, it’s a little hard to miss. Most people don’t have big anchors on their rib cages, or if they do, it’s a phenomenon that I have yet to witness. But anyway, big anchor tattoo on Josh Hutcherson: what do you think?

OK, I’m not one of those people who hate every tattoo on every person ever. My boyfriend has a Legend of Zelda tattoo on his wrist (it’s Majora’s Mask if you’re familiar with the games, it kind of looks like the face of a weird cat or an owl if you’re not), and he’s planning on getting a few more soon. I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo myself for the past few years, probably something small and in white ink (maybe a David Bowie lyric or a tiny unicorn?), since my cousin is an awesome tattoo artist and has promised me free tattoos for life. So see, I can certainly get down with tattoos.

Just not this one.

And look, you know how much I adore Josh Hutcherson. That’s not anywhere close to being a secret anymore. But I just … I don’t know. I’m not a fan of the anchor. Maybe if I knew what it’s supposed to represent or what the meaning behind it is, which surely is something more than “check out this sweet anchor,” then it might be cute. But right now, I’m a little sad that beautiful Josh marred his beautiful torso with this. An anchor.

But on the plus side, how gorgeous is this guy?

Watch This: Josh Hutcherson’s Acceptance Speech

On Thursday, I told you that the amazing Josh Hutcherson was going to receive the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards that took place over the weekend. Well, the weekend came and went, Josh won the award, and here we are.

Did you watch the video yet? Are you too charmed to move? Me too.

I’m serious, guys, this Josh Hutcherson thing is happening. Ryan Gosling who? Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who’s that? It doesn’t matter anyway, because at this moment in time, I only have eyes for Josh Hutcherson. And Zac Efron. And ok, probably still Ryan Gosling. But really, is anyone else feeling so enamored with the 19-year-old from The Hunger Games?

Josh Hutcherson Is Amazing

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You guys. You guys. Josh Hutcherson is the best thing that’s ever happened to Hollywood. Josh Hutcherson is the best thing that ever happened to the world. I know it’s a little sudden, but I’m starting to think that Josh Hutcherson might be to me what Adrien Brody is to Sarah. He’s headed in that direction, at least. It’s a big deal.

But why is he so amazing, you might be wondering. Don’t worry, I’ll fill you in, because I found not one, but two stories about Josh today that absolutely warmed my heart.

Here’s the first one: did you know that Josh Hutcherson is a huge supporter of gay rights? This weekend at the GLAAD Media Awards he’ll receive the Vanguard Award, which is presented to a person in the entertainment industry who has done a significant amount of work in promoting equal rights. He’s also the youngest recipient of the award at 19 years old. He does a lot of work with a group called Straight But Not Narrow, whose mission is to help influence younger people, primarily, that any sexuality at all is ok. Here‘s a little from Josh about that:

“My mom has always been a big advocate, especially in the gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual community so for me it’s always been a part of my soul,” Hutcherson says.

He recalls a letter that Straight But Not Narrow received from a 14-year-old high school freshman in Florida. “He was in this very right wing and religious sort of area and he sent a letter saying how SBNN changed his life and how he was able to feel more comfortable coming out to his friends,” Hutcherson says. “I was almost bawling reading it. That makes all our work worth it.”

He also reveals that two of his uncles died from AIDS right around the time he was born, and that they have a little bit to do with his passion:

“This is what my family is most proud of and the same for me,” Hutcherson says. “Acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people’s lives better? That’s the stuff I’m most proud of.”

When I ask if he thinks his uncles are looking down at him, Hutcherson says, “I’m not a religious person in that sense. But at the same time I do believe in some sort of something, just not sure exactly. But yeah, I’d like to think that they see what I’m doing and that they’re proud of me.”

And here’s the second story: he adopted a puppy! The dog is a pit bull, and probably came from a rough environment, because Josh couldn’t adopt him until he had surgery for a broken femur, and he’s also missing a few toes. But Josh says that “He’s incredible. He’s doing great,” and that “His eyes are like that grey, silvery-blue pit eyes. They’re so beautiful.” And here’s the picture:

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See what I mean? Amazing, right?

Here’s Where We All Fall in Love with Josh Hutcherson

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Ok, this is going to be kind of hard to do, so bear with me, all right? We’re going to talk about Josh Hutcherson, the adorable dude who plays Peeta in The Hunger Games. I finally got to see the movie yesterday (I’ll probably talk more about that later, but hey, so good, right?), but I’m still in the middle of the second book. My BFF is obsessed with the series, and since she knows me well and knows how to get me excited about things, she went on and on about how “oh, Emily, there’s the thing between Katniss and Gale and Peeta, and I know which guy you’d prefer, and you’re going to love him soooo hard!” I can’t be sure yet because I still haven’t seen too terribly much of Gale, and PLEASE NO SPOILERS, but I feel like it’s going to be Peeta.

And that’s how we get to the topic of Josh Hutcherson! I loved him a lot in the movie, and when I found this little interview he did, I knew I was going to have to share it with you guys. Much like his costars Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, he seems like a pretty wonderful person:

On the success of the film: “It’s crazy, we were pushing it so hard and we worked really hard to film it and we obviously had high hopes, but nothing like this. It’s beyond my wildest dreams.”

On being a superstar: “I just got back to Los Angeles [from his hometown in Kentucky], I haven’t had much interaction with humans yet. I’m curious what that’s going to be like.”

On the next movie: “They have a release date already of November of next year, probably start shooting end of summer, beginning of fall.”

But does he speak with Jennifer Lawrence? “Yeah, but we haven’t talked about the opening. I texted Jennifer about basketball…the only conversation we’ve had is about the Final Four. We talk about the movie so much, we don’t have time to do that with each other.”

Yeah, I know, it’s nothing incredibly special. He didn’t say anything that incredible, even though it does make me smile that he and Jennifer Lawrence text about basketball. But I have a really, really good feeling about this Josh Hutcherson character, I really do.

What about you guys?