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Recap: Anna Judges on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Anna was the guest judge on last nights episode of So You Think You Can Dance. The dancers were narrowed down from 14 and Anna gave witty yet well-rounded critiques on each of the performances. Remember Anna used to be into dancing herself growing up. Here’s a recap of her highlights in a compilation video, as well as some press articles:

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Anna Kendrick Tells Two Dancers They ‘Should Make A Baby’

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The guest judge rotation continued on “So You Think You Can Dance,” bringing Anna Kendrick to the panel this week. She quickly proved a memorable guest, with choice quotes throughout the night. But her best critique came after a salsa routine by Malece Miller and Alan Bersten.

After admitting she didn’t now much about the technical side of the routine, Kendrick still had a pretty strong reaction to the performance. “That made me want to take lessons and have an affair on a tropical island,” she said, adding after a beat, “Or maybe just the second thing.”

“You’re both such solid dancers, such deliberate dancers and, um, I feel like you guys should make a baby,” Kendrick told the stunned pair.

Entertainment Weekly’s Annie Barrett was loving Kendrick as a guest judge, claiming that Kendrick was saying everything that she was thinking. A writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer agreed, saying that Kendrick “killed it” at the judge’s table.

Kendrick Tweeted that she was “so excited” to join the judges, and seemed perhaps a little too eager to get out there and dance herself. Fans will get to see her footwork in the new musical, “The Last Five Years,” though it doesn’t have a release date yet. {huffingtonpost.com}

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JULY 26Anna Guest Stars on ‘Comedy Bang Bang!’

Watch Anna Kendrick Time Travel on Comedy Bang! Bang! This Friday at 10/9c

As anyone who has seen Back to the Future, Hot Tub Time Machine or Looper knows, there are rules when it comes to time travel. They are pretty easy to remember, too: Don’t change anything and don’t let any robots come from the future with the intention of killing John Connor’s mother. Unfortunately, Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick apparently hasn’t taken Doc Brown’s lessons to heart and clearly hasn’t seen The Terminator because on next Friday’s episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! she tells host Scott Aukerman about how she broke all the rules during her recent time traveling adventures.

Watch Anna Kendrick learn a valuable lesson about respecting the rules of time travel and even though you want to skip through time to Friday at 10/9c so you can watch the full episode, just wait, okay?

Reggie Makes Music with Anna Kendrick

Everyone loves Anna Kendrick and everyone loves Reggie Watts and everyone really really loves Destiny’s Child, so a song by two of them about one of them is a formula for success.

In the latest installment of Reggie Makes Music – Reggie Watts’ web accompaniment to Comedy Bang! Bang! – Anna and Reggie sing about their shared love of Beyoncé’s pre-Beyoncé group Destiny’s Child and try to figure out what role they would play if they were in the group. We’d probably all be Kelly with Beyoncé dreams, right? After watching Pitch Perfect, we all knew that Anna Kendrick can sing, but it’s still a nice surprise to watch her sing in key about Destiny’s Child while Reggie loops and adds his synth sound effects to the track.

Watch Anna and Reggie sing now and then tune in for a new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday at 10/9c:

More Comedy Bang Bang! preview videos and Photos.

July 27Anna to Attend Celebration of Dance Gala

Christina Applegate and Anna Kendrick will be among the guests at the 3rd annual Celebration of Dance Gala in Los Angeles on July 27.

The ‘Anchorman’ star, who married her long-term partner Martyn LeNoble in an extremely intimate ceremony in front of just six guests, including their daughter Sadie, two, in February, will be one of the presenters at the star-studded charity event, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Centre, in association with the Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF), later this month.

‘Glee’ stars Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz, British actress Minnie Driver and ‘Dharma & Greg’ star Jenna Elfman will also be on hand to help recognise actress and singer Chita Rivera, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s President of Production, Erik Feig, and Dance Theatre of Harlem Founder, Arthur Mitchell, who will be honoured with the second ever Gene Kelly Legacy Award.

Christina will present the DFF Inspiration Award to Chita, while Erik will receive the DFF Impact Award from ‘Pitch Perfect’ star Anna.

The gala will include entertainment from professional performers from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and the ‘Step Up’ movies.

All proceeds from gala ticket sales will benefit the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports dance education programs for children from low-income families.

Tickets to attend the gala in Los Angeles are still available to the public to purchase at: http://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/ticketS and www.MusicCenter.org/DFF

July 30Anna Guest Judging on So You think You Can Dance

Anna Kendrick to Guest-Judge FOX’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, 7/30

“Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick is set to be a guest judge on the FOX dance reality series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. The episode will air on Tuesday, July 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

On the competition, the Top 14 finalists, which include Makenzie Dustman and Paul Karmiryan; Hayley Erbert and Curtis Holland; Amy Yakima and “Fik-Shun”; Alexis Juliano and Nico Greetham; Jasmine Harper and Aaron Turner; Jenna Johnson and Tucker Knox; and Malece Miller and Alan Bersten, will compete once again for America and the judges.

Kendrick is currently filming the big screen adaptation of off Broadway’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS opposite Jeremy Jordan. She will take on the role of ‘Cinderella’ in Rob Marshall’s upcoming film INTO THE WOODS.

The actress and recording artist recently starred in Pitch Perfect and is known for her role as ‘Jessica’ in The Twilight Saga films, as well as her performance alongside George Clooney in Up in the Air, for which she was nominated for an Oscar.

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‘Comedy Bang Bang’ Previews

Anna’s episode of ‘Comedy Bang Bang’, simply called “Anna Kendrick Wears a Patterned Blouse & Burgundy Pants” will air July 26th on IFC. There are now a few preview out featuring Anna — including Anna collaborating with Reggie Watts to sing about Destiny’s Child, Anna talking about her time traveling experiences :p, and a preview of the whole season (Anna at 1:50). More info and HQ photos on our previous news post here. Here is the episode synopsis:

Host Scott Aukerman and musical cohort, Reggie Watts with guest stars Anna Kendrick and Ben Schwartz. Anna Kendrick time travels, Scott and Reggie preview their new movie, and the studio takes on a tropical twist when a Bahama Mama Maker is purchased. Plus: Are Scott and Reggie ready for parenthood?

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Anna Kendrick Sings About Destiny’s Child, Compares Herself to Michelle Williams

Anna Kendrick proved she’s a talented singer in 2012′s musical comedy Pitch Perfect, and now she’s showing off her lyrical abilities in the July 26 episode of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! In a sneak preview from the show, the Oscar-nominated star, 27, performs a completely improvised song about Destiny’s Child with the show’s band leader, Reggie Watts.

“I feel like if I were in Destiny’s Child, I’d be Michelle,” she sings of Williams, who joined the group in 2000. “She caught a lot of air at the Super Bowl. She looked like she didn’t expect it.” (The “Bootylicious” singers joined forces during Beyonce Knowles’ Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on Feb. 3, 2013.)

With Watts manning the turntables, Kendrick continues to sing about the musical trio. “I feel like if I were in Destiny’s Child, I’d be Michelle. Most people wouldn’t call her their favorite,” she sings. “But it’s pretty cool how they always give her the bridge.”

“I definitely wouldn’t call her my favorite,” Watts laughs.

Though Destiny’s Child has not officially disbanded, the group hasn’t released a full-length album since 2004′s Destiny Fulfilled. Knowles, 31, is currently headlining the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, while Kelly Rowland, 32, is busy promoting her recently released album, Talk a Good Game. The new judge is also taping episodes for the third season of The X Factor, airing this fall on FOX. Williams, 32, will star in her own reality show, My Sister’s Keeper. Her latest solo single, “If We Had Your Eyes,” was released on June 24.

Kendrick’s episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! airs Friday, July 26, at 10 p.m. EST on IFC.

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‘The Last 5 Years’ Set – July 16

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Wooing him with those legs: Anna Kendrick shows off her pins in tiny shorts as she serenades co-star Jeremy Jordan

She’s playing the lead in a new romantic musical, and it looks like Anna Kendrick certainly knows a thing or two about wooing her man.

The stunning actress was spotted on the set of her new film The Last Five Years, serenading co-star Jeremy Jordan outside an apartment block.

The duo have been hard at work over the past few weeks shooting on location around New York.

Serenading: Anna Kendrick shoots scenes for her new film The Last Five Years in New York

Their latest scene saw Anna have her turn in the spotlight as she posed on some steps to sing to her on-screen lover.

Dressed in white denim shorts, Anna’s long toned legs were on display as the scene was shot in the blazing New York sunshine.

Anna’s look was completed with a navy tee and wedge sandals, with her long locks left loose and curled.

Leading male: Jeremy Jordan’s character was seen sitting above Anna Kendrick in the apartment as she belted out a song below

Whilst Anna was singing her heart out, Jeremy could be seen sitting in the window of the apartment block above.

The gorgeous Smash star was also dressed down in a striped jumper. It was obviously a tense scene as Jeremy looked grim-faced as Anna belted out her song.

Musical: Anna plays Cathy in the new film, which is based on the off–Broadway musical of the same name

A photo of their characters wedding could be seen resting in a frame behind Jeremy in the new scene, with the pic showing the pair looking a lot happier and decidedly more dapper.

That wedding scene was shot last week in Central Park with 27-year-old Anna wearing a stunning gown for the al fresco shots..

Wearing a low-cut cream lace gown and matching veil, Anna was seen strolling though New York’s famous Central Park for her on-screen big day.

The big day: Anna and Jeremy shot a wedding scene for their new film last week in the middle of Central Park

Anna and Jeremy have been seen filming non-stop for their new movie recently.

Jeremy plays novelist Jamie Wellerstein in love with Anna’s struggling actress character Cathy. Based on the 2002 off-Broadway musical, the duo each illustrates the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.

The beautiful bride: Anna wore a stunning lace gown and veil to shoot scenes for The Last Five Years last week

The story is told in reverse chronological order and features two simultaneous story lines. Cathy’s tale starts at the end of the five year relationship whilst Jamie’s story line begins at the moment the couple first meet.

Due to hit cinemas next year, the characters do not directly interact except for their wedding song in the middle of the film, when their different timescales overlap.

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‘ParaNorman’ Screencaptures

I’ve added 460 ParaNorman screencaptures of Anna as the voice of Courtney Babbock. Even though Anna’s character is animated, she makes Courtney all her own. Courtney is kind of similar to Jessica Stanley in Twilight – she’s a ditzy blonde girl obsessed with the hot jock with the “7-pack”, and despised her weird little brother Norman (Kodee Smhit-Mcphee). The movie has enough jokes for little kids and the story line is enjoyable for adults too. The animation is gorgeous. Recommend it, and you can purchase it through Amazon here.

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