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Anna Kendrick Schools James Corden in a “Pitch Perfect” Style Riff-Off

Anna Kendrick and James Corden face off in a riff-off on the Late Late Show.
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Anna Kendrick’s 10 Greatest Musical Moments

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In the last three years, Anna Kendrick‘s career has exploded. Thanks to the little a cappella flick that could, Pitch Perfect, the 29-year-old actress has been the go-to girl for all-things movie musical. And now, she’s starring in the most heartbreaking of them all, Richard LaGravenese‘s The Last Five Years.

In the big screen adaptation of Jason Robert Brown‘s original production, in theaters and VOD now, Kendrick plays Cathy, a struggling actress whose marriage crumbles amidst the success of her distracted husband’s (Jeremy Jordan) novelist career.

If the fact that this film is preceded by Into the Woods and followed by Pitch Perfect 2 is any indication, the actress’ singing ability is no fluke. For further proof, here are her 10 greatest musical moments.

“Life Upon the Wicked Stage” (My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies special, 1998)

Kendrick got her start as a fetus, basically, in a Broadway production of High Society, which earned her a Tony nomination at age 12. Here she is, at Carnegie Hall, performing “Life Upon the Wicked Stage” with the Kit Kat Girls of Cabaret around the same time.

“Ladies Who Lunch” (Camp, 2003)

If you want to know what a boss looks like, just check out Kendrick in this cult classic. The actress plays Fritzi, a kicked-around musical theater camper who sabotages and one-ups the Queen Bee she so loyally followed. Karma’s a bad bitch.

“No Diggity,” (Pitch Perfect, 2012)

Everyone knows the lyrics to Blackstreet‘s “No Diggity,” but no one makes it sound as sexy as she does. Screw the cup, this is AK’s most unforgettable performance in the film that unexpectedly made her a mega star.

Watch Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow discuss Pitch Perfect:


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Anna Kendrick Spoiled the Ending of ‘Fifty Shades’ So You’ll Just Have to Go See ‘The Last…

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Two very different love stories are competing for your attention this Valentine’s weekend, Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, and The Last Five Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. The former is about an unhealthy BDSM relationship, and the latter is a musical about one completely falling apart. Regardless of how depressing that sounds, Kendrick made an excellent case for why you should watch her sing.

At The Last Five Years press conference Wednesday, Kendrick vouched for her film’s more hopeful ending by divulging just how screwed up Fifty Shades is.

Warning: If you don’t want it to be spoiled, stop reading now.

“I would argue that [our movie] has a happier ending than Fifty Shades,” Kendrick said. “I have read the book…He spanks her too hard and she leaves! This is true. That is the end.” Obviously, that probably won’t deter anyone from watching the most talked about R-rated movie this year, but its baffling ridiculousness is a pretty convincing argument.

Director Richard LaGravenese also offered up his reason for checking out their film. “This weekend, you have your real hard sex with Fifty Shades, and [this movie] is what happens after the hard sex, when you actually have to deal with reality and real people,” he said. “I know that when people come to see this, single people and people in relationships, the movie is reflective of where you are at that time…You project whatever you’re feeling onto it.”

“Yeah it’s also the movie to go, ‘Oh, I’m so glad our relationship is so nice,’” Kendrick continued. “If you’re going to break up, this movie will speed it along.”

But you shouldn’t have to be convinced to see The Last Five Years. An adaptation of Jason Robert Brown‘s original stage musical, LaGravenese take is marked by passionate performances from Kendrick and Broadway star Jordan. Kendrick plays a struggling actress named Cathy whose marriage to a successful young novelist named Jamie (Jordan) crumbles as his success skyrockets. It’s a moving portrait of love at its best and worst and perfect for a weekend that forces you to think about the most intimate relationships in your life.

Jordan described the film best, saying, “Love has so many different facets of it though, and even the typical Valentine’s movie will have its ups and downs, and generally ends happy. Ours just doesn’t. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a massive amount of love there.”

It’s your call: spanking or singing? Whatever your choice, know that you won’t regret The Last Five Years.

See Big Morning Buzz Live‘s Nick Lachey take on Christian Grey.

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Khloe Kardashian Names Her Camel Toe, Anna Kendrick Revisits Masterbating to Ryan Gosling + More of…

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Khloé Kardashian names her infamous camel toe, Anna Kendrick is nervous to meet Ryan Gosling (and rightfully so), Ellen DeGeneres shuts down haters, and more celebrity news.

  • Khloé Kardashian posted the above photo with the caption: “oh Camille the camel is trying to say hi! I hope she listens today.” Check out more disturbing celebrity camel toes in the gallery. [Us Weekly]
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  • It’s been two years since she tweeted about Ryan Gosling, but Anna Kendrick still thinks things could get pretty awkward if she ever meets him. [Cosmopolitan]

  • Ellen DeGeneres responds to the pastor who said she encouraged a “gay agenda” in Hollywood in true Ellen fashion. [E!]
  • Reports say Fashion Police producers want the “real” Kathy Griffin, and that the host held back in the first episode. [Naughty Gossip]
  • Taraji P. Henson, Maria Menounos, and more stars pose nude for Allure. [Allure]
  • The very sexy Fifty Shades of Grey track list has been revealed. [Just Jared]
  • Reports say “The vultures who want to be [Teresa Giudice‘s] bestie were all over her” in prison. [Us Weekly]
  • Was Derek Hough forced out of Dancing with the Stars? [Naughty Gossip]
  • Kristen Stewart gives more fucks about life than you may think. [Just Jared]
  • Jason Bateman will star in Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, Weirdo. [Deadline]
  • Our backstage BFF Ellie Lee bonds with your favorite Brit Daniel Radcliffe.

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