"If two-hour daily sweat sessions with Tracy Anderson aren't enough to give Gwyneth Paltrow the strength and endurance to go the distance in the arena, I don't know what is. Add to that her cooking skills (the cornucopia has gluten-free options, right?), friendly smile (the better to make allies with), and pension for detox diets (no food for days? no problem!), and you've got a winning combination."
"Mark Wahlberg is so buff (did you see Pain & Gain?!), He'd take out the other tributes with sheer muscle, and he'd do it all with a Boston accent. Oh wait, did I mention he's been to prison? And then totally turned his life around? Talk about rising up in the face of adversity. The arena has nothing on Mark."
— Lauren Turner, celebrity news editor