Jennifer Lawrence Takes Thinly-Veiled Shot At Kristen Stewart's Affair

We've been this road between Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart before, but still, how much - and who - to truly believe? The stars or the pen-holders?

If "The Hunger Games" star Lawrence has really been so feline as reported by toward the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" starlet's affair with her married, father-of-two "Snow White and The Hunstman" director Rupert Sanders, then it's quite true what Coolio once opined: there ain't no party like an incestuous-in-fighting-among-Lionsgate-franchise-icons party, because an incestuous-in-fighting-among-Lionsgate-franchise-icons party makes Lawrence conveniently forgetful.

Maybe proving both that two can keep a secret if one's dead and that there's no such thing as an absolutely "private" Hollywood conversation, ship-sinking loose lips have reportedly let slip that Lawrence has been telling pals she would never cheat with a married man on beau Nicholas Hoult. She's allegedly even qualified it by claiming she's been put in Stewart's position often.

Further reported remarks suggest it's a professional rivalry that's fermented into a personal one.

"Jennifer has a healthy rivalry with Kristen, but she thinks that the cheating scandal she got caught up in could have avoided," one source allegedly stooged. "Recently, although she didn't say Kristen's name directly, she couldn't resist having a subtle dig at her rival . . . Jennifer then went on to say that she has received attention from many older men, especially powerful movie directors in the past, and would never want to jeopardize her career by getting involved with a married man. She was clearly referring to Kristen's liaison with Rupert."

This will clearly set well with Stewart, seeing how TMZ reported Thursday that Stewart has been privately fuming over Sanders being publicly let off light, for being a husband and father running about with a woman 19 years his junior.

The whiplash from Lawrence's supposed disingenuous comments - even ones spoken in private - is jarring. Earlier this year, it was Lawrence herself who downplayed to "Access Hollywood" purported bad blood between the two over Stewart's meteoric rise on the back of the "Twilight" role of Bella Swan that Lawrence herself acknowledged she'd first passed up.

Lawrence went so far as to quote smirking missives between the two simply shaking their amused heads at the stories.

"I just shot her an e-mail, and was like, 'Hey, can't wait to see more as this feud unfolds!'" Lawrence said. "[Kristen] wrote me back, and she was like, 'It's fine. Welcome to [our] world where everything you say gets turned into [something] it's not].'"

Stewart recently edged out Lawrence for a role both had sought in the William Styron novel adaptation "Lie Down in Darkness." According to a Stewart insider, alleged seething jealousy at Lawrence's own rise remarkably reminiscient of Stewart's made the part more than just another fortuitous casting.

"She is insanely jealous of Jennifer, not just because she feels 'The Hunger Games' has stolen some 'Twilight' thunder, but because everyone was talking about her as such a beautiful actress," one source claimed. "Kristen has never been comfortable in her own skin and feels threatened by Jennifer's good looks. And the thing with Jennifer is, she isn't just attractive, she's a talented actor. Jennifer's a threat to Kristen, she's only a year younger, so chances are they will continue to battle it out for the same movie roles. The pair of them are very competitive, too; they won't give up an future roles without a fight."

Well, then. Just as "Magic Mike" gave women their "Showgirls," the young-adult-adaptation genre now has its Stallone-versus- Schwarzenegger dueling stars.

That is, if it's true.

Some things in life can change on a dime. It's plausible something has shifted between the two, the claims of Lawrence's two-faced sniping are true, and Stewart may ready her "Et tu, Katniss?" It's also entirely possible that this is another over-blown kerfuffle that will positively vindicate Lawrence's anti-gossip candor.