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Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan: ‘Last Five Years’ Set Photos!

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Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan: 'Last Five Years' Set Photos!

Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan go retro in these first photos from the set of their upcoming movie musical The Last Five Years on Monday (June 17) in Brooklyn, New York.

Earlier in the day, the 28-year-old actor was spotted chatted on his cell phone while on set near the water.

In the recent off-Broadway staging of the musical, the song “I Can Do Better Than That,” sung by Anna‘s character Cathy, takes place in a car, so we definitely think this is the first scene they are shooting!

“Cathy and Jamie 4ever #LastFiveYears #DayOne,” Anna tweeted, and Jeremy later said “I almost killed us both in this car…”

“Day one of the last five years!” Jeremy added on his account.

The first shot from the set of the highly anticipated feature film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s cult hit musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick has just been released.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS traces the beginning and end of the relationship between writer Jamie (Jordan) and actress Kathy (Kendrick) from alternating perspectives in a unique and arresting manner, highlighted by Brown’s lyrical, pop-flecked score.

Also, LAST FIVE YEARS stars Jordan and Kendrick have taken to Twitter, along with the musical’s Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, to comment on today’s commencement of filming.

Jordan announced on Twitter: “Day one of the last five years!”

Kendrick posted the photo on her Instagram account (here), captioning it: “Cathy and Jamie 4ever #LastFiveYears #DayOne

Brown amusingly wrote on Twitter: “I just watched @JeremyMJordan drive 20 feet on a bicycle four times. My work is done here.”

Don’t miss my extensive InDepth InterView with Jeremy Jordan all about THE LAST FIVE YEARS and much more, available here.

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Press Updates

Anna Kendrick Admits Her Strange Fragrance Habit and Talks ‘The Last Five Years’

It seems Anna Kendrick is everywhere these days, from iTunes Top 10 charts to awards shows and fashion shows.

Last night, the in-demand actress stopped by See by Chloé’s fragrance launch in New York City’s West Village, where she joined designer Monika Chiang, model and DJ Leigh Lezark, and Olivia Palermo, who shared her summer beauty secrets:

“PCA always has great sun block. Also, always hydrate! I use more serums than anything. I think that those are a little lighter on the skin [than face cream]. A bit of color is good for you, too.”

Meanwhile, Kendrick revealed a quirky fragrance habit, a new summer project, and an upcoming movie musical (and no, it’s not a Pitch Perfect sequel!).

What is your favorite memory attached to a scent?
God, that’s a good question. This is kind of gross, but I keep a bottle of lotion from every movie I’ve ever done. It’s usually some cheap bottle of lotion or shampoo that I picked up at a drug store, and then I’ll keep it in a closet somewhere so if I smell it, it totally takes me back. So I’ve got a little drawer of body butters, shampoos, and stuff that I was just using for one movie.

Can you give us an example?
I don’t know the brand, but there was a mango body butter that I used during Up in the Air and if I smell it, it completely takes me back even to this day.

You’re big on film, but started out on Broadway. Any role you love that would take you back to theater?
Luckily, I’m in the city shooting a movie this summer. It’s called the The Last Five Years and it’s a musical. So, I get to really delve into that right now which is so amazing. The music is so incredible, so it definitely makes me feel like I’m back in touch with my [Broadway] roots.

How are you preparing for ‘The Last Five Years?’
It’s intense, definitely. We’ve been just rehearsing, and you know, trying to get prepared to sing basically everyday.

Sounds demanding!
We’re going to be doing a lot of it live, as much as we can, and I’m just trying to take a lot of vitamins to make sure I don’t get sick!

What can you tell us about your co-star, also Broadway-bred, Jeremy Jordan?
Oh, he’s so incredible! He’s such a talent. Jeremy challenges me as a singer and he’s so kind and so giving. It’s going to be such a great experience.

‘Pitch Perfect,’ Kendrick hit high notes on charts

The movie “Pitch Perfect,” which grossed $65 million domestically, also is a success on the music charts, where the film’s soundtrack has peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 713,961 units so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Actress Anna Kendrick’s rendition of the folk-pop tune “Cups” is helping push the soundtrack to musical heights: The song has sold one million tracks and currently sits at No. 27 on the Hot 100 chart.

“It’s totally surprising,” the 27-year-old said. “I always figured soundtrack sales would be a part of a movie that has so much music in it … but I had no idea we’d be into summer of the next year, and people would still be talking about the album (and) buying the album.

“I’ve been in Berlin so I still haven’t heard it on the radio,” Kendrick said, “so I haven’t had that moment of like being in my car, like in all of those movies about musicians the first time that you hear it in the car. But then I think, like, my band would break up and we’d all do drugs and yell at each other and sleep with each other’s wives, so maybe I don’t need that moment because that is a foreshadowing moment that I think would end in tragedy.”

“Cups” was originally just 76 seconds long, but Kendrick re-recorded a version that is just over 2 minutes and it appears on a second soundtrack from the film dubbed “More from Pitch Perfect,” which was released last week.

The albums feature mash-ups and covers of songs including Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” Rihanna’s “S&M” and La Roux’s “Bulletproof.”

Anna Kendrick craves laidback look

Anna Kendrick would like to wear comfortable purple clothes at events, with red slippers if she was feeling “fancy”.

The Twilight star looked stylish at Coach’s Third Annual Summer Party, rocking a sheer shirt, Marissa Webb vest in brown leather and skin-tight, blue Citizens of Humanity jeans.

While she may appear to be glamorous, Anna would dress very differently if she had it her way.

“I would literally wear purple sweatpants, a purple pullover, purple socks, and purple slippers every day, red slippers if I was feeling fancy,” she laughed to InStyle while at the bash.

Anna helped present at this year’s Tony Awards and made jaws drop as she walked the red carpet in a Donna Karan Atelier dress.

The gown was dark blue with gold detail on the bodice and fell in folds with a two-toned skirt at the bottom.

The Pitch Perfect star is slowly starting to love being a fashionista.

“Fashion is like a new part of my life, and I really like experimenting and dressing up,” she smiled.

“One day I’ll try to have a tougher look and the next day will be really romantic. I really enjoy wearing different outfits.”

Anna has certainly been mixing up her fashion choices recently, which she says is thanks to her stylist.

The star is glad she has someone to help persuade her not to opt for “little black dresses” every time.

“It’s nice to have somebody there to say it’s ok to wear a backless dress that’s long with embellishments – you’re not going to explode,” she previously laughed to Marie Claire.

‘E!’ Host Giuliana Rancic, Maria Menounos and More on High Tech Beauty Secrets, Brushing Their Way to Flawless Looks?

Stars like Maria Menounos, Giuliana Rancic, Anna Kendrick and Christina Milian are sharing news on the some of the products that they use to be red-carpet ready in no time.

According to US Weekly, the starlets use some hight-tech things a part of their beauty routines.

“I use the DDF Revolve 400x twice a week, and it’s like getting microdermabrasion at home,” Rancic said. “It’s so amazing and makes my skin look so nice that I actually stopped getting professional facials.”

Gadgets like Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush keep Menounos ready to smile wide and show off her pearly whites. With being on camera alot, the “Extra” co-host swears by the products as being the best way to put her best face forward.

“With this, you don’t have to do anything – you just let the bristles rotate and do the job,” she said.

The TV personality, who revealed some of her beauty secrets on the celebrity-driven show, had teamed up with Philips Oral Healthcare to share tips for brushing your way to a bright, eye-catching smile that will garner second looks.

“Making first impressions is an everyday occurence for me, especially live on camera when it’s important that I look and feel my best,” she stated in a press release. “My smile is the first thing people notice, so Philips Zoom has played a critical role in my beauty routine.”

Anna Kendrick improved her smile with the help of Invisalign. “I keep meaning to tweet about it for accountability so I keep up with it, but I’ve been doing it for a couple of months and everybody can see the difference in my bottom teeth,” she said.

The “Pitch Perfect” actress had been insecure about her bottom teeth for some years so the transformation was incredible for her.

Back to the small screen, Christina Milian shows off her beautiful skin as social media correspondent for “The Voice”, thanks to Body Wrap L.A. and VelaShape’s infared light therapy sessions.

“You just sit there for an hour, sweat…and you come out just feeling alive,” she said.

The therapy eliminates cellulite and smooths out skin.

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Gallery Update: Recent Appearances

I’ve updated the gallery with lots of photos from Anna’s recent appearances, including many exclusive HQ’s! I still can’t get over how amazingly gorgeous she’s looked this week!

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Anna @ See by Chloe Fragrance Launch

Anna attended the SeeByChloe Fragrance Launch June 12th at Industria Superstudio in New York city.

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Anna Kendrick: ‘See By Chloe’ Fragrance Launch

Anna Kendrick looks gorgeous as she arrives at the launch of the See By Chloe/em> fragrance on Wednesday (June 12) in New York City.

“The Chamber of Secrets version of Dobby was really the Jar Jar Binks of the Harry Potter franchise,” the 27-year-old actress recently tweeted.

The day before, Anna kept it cute as she arrived at the Summer Party on The High Line, presented by Coach, held at Highline Park in New York City.

The one is an Oscar-nominated actress while the other is lauded for her fashion sense.

And Anna Kendrick and Olivia Palermo both opted for floaty yet different skirts at a recent event.

Anna, 27, was a classic beauty in a flouncy beige skirt, while Olivia, 27, opted for a bohemian look in a flashy skirt and heels at a fashion bash at Industria Studios in New York City on Wednesday.

The Pitch Perfect actress looked fresh-faced and gorgeous in a the summery skirt, which she paired with a white vest and brown platform heels.

She accessorised with a large white clutch and gold bangles.

Anna wore her honey-coloured hair wavy and big, and kept her makeup natural and glowing, opting for a rose-coloured lipgloss.

Olivia, meanwhile, was stylish in her patterned orange skirt paired with a canary yellow top, white blazer and strappy rust-coloured heels.

She carried a purple-and-black handbag and sported crimson red fingernails.

The reality star wore her highlighted brown hair in loose curls, securing the sides back for an elegant touch.
Putting her best foot forward: Olivia wore a patterned skirt and canary yellow top paired with rust-coloured strappy heels and a purple handbag

Anna, meanwhile, was recently recognised for her singing talents.

The Up In The Air star collected an award on Saturday from iHeartRadio for selling one million copies of her single Cups from the hit 2012 film Pitch Perfect.

The star sings the song, a cover of Lulu and the Lampshades’ song Cups (You’re Gonna Miss Me), a rendition of a 1937 folk song in the hit movie Pitch Perfect, which sees her play Beca, a freshman at Barden University, who is cajoled into joining an all-girls’ a cappella singing group.

Anna performs the song when she auditions to join the group, and she is seen onstage using just a plastic cup and the stage floor as percussion.

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Anna @ Summer Party on The Highline

Anna attended the Summer Party on the Highlands in New York city. She looked adorable with her hair in a loose braid. Naomi Watts, Katie Holmes, Olivia Thirlby, and Zachary Quinto were also at the event.

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Naomi Watts and Anna Kendrick attend the Coach Summer Party on The Highline held on Tuesday evening (June 11) in New York City.

The ladies were joined at the event by Olivia Thirlby.

The day before, Naomi was seen riding her bike around the city with her 5-year-old son Sasha.

Naomi‘s partner Liev Schreiber is currently featured in a photo spread for New York magazine‘s latest issue. Check out the shirtless photo below!

“When we met, I said to Naomi, ‘I am really crazy about you, but I don’t know that I can live in L.A., and is that okay?…Naomi forced [The Painted Veil movie] to hire me. She wanted to continue our relationship, and the only way to do that was to take me on the road with her,” he told the magazine.

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Anna @ 2013 Tony Awards

Annna attended the 2013 Tony awards June 9th, where she was a presenter alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. She looked absolutely stunning (the blonde suits her so well!) and was accompanied by her older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick. I have added exclusive HQ photos :D:

Appearances & Events > 2013 > June 09: The 67th Annual Tony Awards – Arrivals

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Z100 Hosts A Special Event Featuring Anna Kendrick In Honor Of Her Hit Song “Cups”

Anna was honored at Z100’s special event featuring her hit song “Cups”. She was interviewed on stage and greeted by a group of fans. She looked absolutely STUNNING showing off her new blonde hair!

Appearances & Events > 2013 > June 07: Z100 Hosts A Special Event Featuring Anna Kendrick In Honor Of Her Hit Song, “Cups,” From The Film, Pitch Perfect At The iHeartRadio Theater

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Anna Kendrick hits a fashion high note as she collects award for selling one million copies of her music single Cups

She blew audiences away with her folksy singing voice in the 2012 film Pitch Perfect.

So much so that Anna Kendrick’s rendition of a 1937 old-time song in the film has turned her into somewhat of a pop star.

The 27-year-old looked fresh-faced in a nude-coloured dress as she collected an award from iHeartRadio for selling one million copies of her single Cups in New York on Friday.

The Oscar-nominated actress looked gorgeous in the flouncy dress, which nipped in at the waist and featured a thin-strapped halter neck.

Anna added an unusual touch with dark brown brogues that added a schoolgirl touch to the outfit.

She wore her red hair in loose waves over her shoulders and kept her makeup natural, enhancing her porcelain complexion with a rosy pink lipstick.

Flawless: The 27-year-old wore her red hair in loose waves over her shoulders and showed off her porcelain complexion

Huge honour: Anna smiled proudly as she held up her award commemorating her phenomenal single sales

Anna was shown accepting the award for her single, which is a cover of Lulu and the Lampshades’ song Cups (You’re Gonna Miss Me), a rendition of a 1937 folk song.

The star sings the song in the hit movie Pitch Perfect, which sees her play Beca, a freshman at Barden University, who is cajoled into joining an all-girls’ a cappella singing group.

Anna performs the song when she auditions to join the group, and she is seen onstage using just a plastic cup and the stage floor as percussion.

Kendrick is no stranger to musical performances. Her first acting role was as Dinah in the Broadway musical High Society in 1998 when she was 12.

The performance won her a Theatre World Award, a Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award nominations, making her the third-youngest Tony Award nominee.

Kendrick went on to appear in a number of other theater productions, including the musical A Little Night Music, before making her film debut in the 2003 musical comedy Camp.

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Gallery Update: HQ Production Stills

I’ve added untagged, high quality production stills from tons of Anna’s movies, including recents Rapture-Palooza, 50/50, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and some as old as her first film, Camp :D

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Upcoming Events

Z Lounge with Anna Kendrick

Z100 is hosting a special Z Lounge event this Friday at 6pm with actress Anna Kendrick, in honor of her hit song, “Cups,” from the film, Pitch Perfect!

Join JJ and Anna as they crown the “Cups” champion to Anna’s hit song, plus every winner will meet Anna and get an autographed copy of Pitch Perfect. Plus: she’ll be answering fan questions live!

Want to be here for it? Use your ZVIP points and enter to be there now!

Can’t make it? We’ll be streaming the whole thing live right HERE, starting at 6pm ET!

Anna Kendrick & Zachary Quinto Join Star-Studded Roster of 2013 Tony Awards Presenters
Anna Kendrick & Zachary Quinto Join Star-Studded Roster of 2013 Tony Awards Presenters

The 2013 Tony Awards ceremony is getting more star power by the minute! Star Trek Into Darkness headliner (and soon-to-be Broadway star) Zachary Quinto and Tony nominee Anna Kendrick are set to present at the awards, joining previously announced stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks and more. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the ceremony will be broadcast live June 9 on CBS from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

Quinto, Kendrick, Gyllenhall and Hanks join a bevy of stars already on tap to present, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof alum Scarlett Johansson, The Trip to Bountiful’s Cuba Gooding Jr., The Revisionist writer/star Jesse Eisenberg, Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer and three-time Tony nominee Martha Plimpton.

Quinto will star in the forthcoming Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie beginning September 5. In addition to the Star Trek films, his screen credits include American Horror Story, Heroes, Margin Call, 24 and What’s Your Number.

Kendrick garnered a Tony nomination for High Society, her Broadway debut. Her film and TV credits include Pitch Perfect, 50/50, End of Watch, Drinking Buddies, The Company You Keep and Up in the Air, for which she earned an Oscar nomination.