Casting News: “Table 19″

I just picked up some casting news that seemed to have gone under the radar. A few sites reported back in November that Anna was attached to a film called “Table 19″. The comedy, centered around a wedding, was reported to be in pre-production back in 2011 with director Jeffrey Blitz, Anna’s Rocket Science director. Tina Fey and Steve Carrell were also in talks to join. Anna would play Eloise, who ends up the ‘losers’ table after “being removed from her maid-of-honor position following her break-up with the wedding’s best man.” We’ll see if anything moves forward with this film.

Anna Kendrick Books Herself A Seat At “Table 19″

Anna Kendrick will star in the wedding comedy TABLE 19, with an offer out to Steve Carell and interest in Tina Fey to join as well.

The film plays on the a situation we’ve all been in before – being stuck at the ragtag “leftovers” table of single people at a wedding. Kendrick will play Eloise, who ends up at said table after being removed from her maid-of-honor position following her break-up with the wedding’s best man. If they join the film, Carrell and Fey would play a bickering and dysfunctional couple. I think I speak for most of the world when I say I’m a big fan of these three and can’t wait to see the film come together. Mark and Jay Duplass wrote the script and were originally on board to helm as well before Jeffrey Blitz took over directing duties.

Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty will produce.

Kendrick has recently starred in “End of Watch”, “Pitch Perfect” and “Drinking Buddies” and will next appear in “The Last Five Years” and “Get a Job.”

“Office” alum Carell was most recently in “The Way, Way Back” and lent his voice to “Despicable Me 2.” He can next be seen in “Foxcatcher” and in the comedy sequel “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”

With “SNL” and “30 Rock” behind her, Fey last appeared in “Admission” and can next be seen in “Muppets Most Wanted” and “This is Where I Leave You.”

Kendrick is repped by CAA while Carell and Fey are with WME. {tracking-board.com}

Shawn Levy to produce Fox Searchlight comedy

“Spellbound” director Jeffrey Blitz is negotiating to direct laffer “Table 19″ for Fox Searchlight.

Shawn Levy will produce through his 21 Laps banner.

Pic, written by Jay and Mark Duplass, originally had the duo attached to helm.

Described as a singles-at-the-wedding pic, the ensemble comedy follows a group of strangers who meet at the “losers” table at a wedding. Told from their perspective, the story explores what marriage means to those on the sidelines.

Blitz’s directing credits on the TV side include “The Office” and MTV pilot “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.”

He also directed docu “Lucky,” released last year.

Levy’s also had a busy year. The multihyphenate recently signed on to direct “The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto,” written by Michael Vukadinovich, for 20th Century Fox. He’s also attached to helm the Max Landis-penned “Frankenstein” for Fox and Davis Entertainment.

Fox-based 21 Laps is also shooting “Neighborhood Watch” in Atlanta and is producing the Michael Sucsy-helmed “Rosaline.”

Blitz is repped by CAA. {variety.com}

Gallery Update: March Candids

Candids > Candids in 2014 > March 26: Arriving at a film studio in Burbank, CA

Candids > Candids in 2014 > March 27: Leaving Hollywood studio after private photoshoot

Candids > Candids in 2014 > March 29: Saying goodbye to a friend after eating at Fagaro’s

Anna Launches ‘Hive with Heart’ Campaign

Anna helped launch Burt’s Bees new ‘Hive with Heart’ campaign in Duarte, CA March 25th. She tweeted about the cause, to help women with cancer at burtsbees.com.

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 25: Anna Kendrick launches Burt’s Bees Hive with Heart campaign

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Anna Kendrick “Would Make a Very Funny North” in SNL Spoof of Kimye’s Vogue Spread

Anna Kendrick is many things: a Twilight alum, Ryan Gosling superfan and an Oscar nominee.

But on April 5, the Pitch Perfect 2 star will host Saturday Night Live for the very first time! E! News caught up with Anna at the Hive With Heart Campaign she co-hosted with Burt’s Bees Tuesday. She shared her thoughts on some potential SNL skits—inlcuding a possible spoof of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Vogue cover!

“I need to work on my impressions,” the 28-year-old said, “and work on my Kanye!” Anna thinks she “would make a very funny North,” too.

When she really got to thinking about a Kimye parody, though, she burst into an uncontrollable giggle fit, exclaiming, “I don’t know what’s happening! I’m so scared!”

It seems that Anna’s game to play Kim, Yeezy or baby Nori, but that didn’t stop her from taking a playful little dig at the Kardashian-West gang. Watch the clip above to find out which family member she jokingly refers to as a “trollop”!

For more of Anna’s interview, tune in to E! News Wednesday at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. {eonline.com}

Anna Kendrick On Beauty Bargains, Her First Big Splurge and Why She Might Go Red

We love Anna Kendrick for a number of reasons (she’s funny, she’s beautiful and girl can sing), but perhaps most of all for the fact that she subscribes to our fashion and beauty philosophy, which is often, for lack of a better word, laziness.

To wit: She admits that she can’t remember the last time she left the house to pick up clothes or makeup. “I didn’t realize how much online shopping I was doing until I discovered [grocery store] yummy.com, so now I can basically never leave the house,” she says, laughing. “I got my first stash of the tinted lip balms online. I think I probably ordered it through Walgreen’s. And [I like] Piperlime because they do the free returns, that’s always good. I guess I’m just, like, slowly becoming lazier and lazier.”

The tinted lip balms in question are Burt’s Bees — the actress has been using the line’s products for years, and when they heard she was a fan, they tapped her to host their Hive with Heart event for Lipstick Angels, which provides beauty services to women with cancer.

Kendrick says the $7 balms are her most consistent beauty bargain (she’s in “Sweet Violet,” though “I have a drawer full of literally every color of these things. I just found out they discontinued ‘Tiger Lily’ and it makes me super sad,” she says) but she’s not above splurging when the moment calls for it. Not that it always works out. “My first designer purchase was a Marc by Marc [Jacobs] bag that was covered in studs and I thought it was so badass,” she says of splurging after earning her first big paycheck. “But it was so heavy that I could only carry it for like a couple of hours at a time.”

She’ll have another big paycheck to spend soon now that Pitch Perfect 2 is greenlit. Kendrick says she’s “working on my mime” to keep up with whatever insanity Rebel Wilson dreams up, but instead of horizontal running, her fitness of choice comes from Pure Barre. “It makes me hurt all over. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever done. A resounding endorsement,” she jokes.

And true to her low-key nature, we shouldn’t expect to see any major style or hair changes coming down the pike. “Everybody seems to be cutting their hair off. I’m not ready to do that,” she says, though admits, “It would be fun to be a redhead … you can get away with being like really volatile and fire-y because you’re like, ‘I’m just a redhead, what can I say?’” Seems as good of a reason as any to us! {peoplestylewatch.com}

Anna Kendrick is a Lipstick Angel at Burt’s Bees Hive Launch!

Anna Kendrick is pretty in pink while attending the Burt’s Bees Hive with Heart campaign launch held at City of Hope on Tuesday (March 25) in Duarte, Calif.

“Helping @burtsbees kick off #HivewithHeart with @lipstickangels, whose miracles are made of lip gloss and BIG hearts,” the 28-year-old actress tweeted at the launch.

Lipstick Angels is an emerging non-profit organization that works to transform the healing process of women by showing them they are beautiful‐no matter what.

Over the weekend, Anna was spotted looking super chic in a maroon colored dress at the Geffen Playhouse’s Backstage.

FYI: Anna is wearing a J Mendel dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and jewels by EF Collection and Jamie Wolf. {justjared.com}

Anna @ Geffen Annual Fundraiser

Anna attended the Geffen Annual Fundraiser Honoring Steve Martin And Alan Hor in L.A. March 23rd. She performed on stage – hopefully we’ll have a video soon!

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 22: Geffen Annual Fundraiser Honoring Steve Martin And Alan Hor

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Anna @ 2nd Annual Rebel With A Cause Gala

Anna attended the 2nd Annual Rebel With A Cause Gala at Paramount Studios on March 20th along with SNL partner Pharell Williams, Molly Shannon, and January Jones. Looking gorgeous in black with emerald accents!

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 21: 2nd Annual Rebel With A Cause Gala

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Anna to Host SNL!

Anna will host Saturday Night Live on April 5th!!! This will be her SNL debut. Like the Grammy’s, Anna will be alongside Pharell Williams, who is the musical guest. Her 50/50 co-star Seth Rogan will host the following week. I for one am ECSTATIC, and have wanted to see her do this forever! She will be amazing, can’t wait!!

Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Anna Kendrick will have her hosting debut April 5, and be accompanied by musical guest Pharrell Williams. Kendrick has several films coming out this year, including “Happy Christmas” this summer and musicals “The Last Five Years and “Into the Woods.” Williams was nominated for an Oscar this year for his song “Happy” and debuted his latest album “G I R L” earlier this month. It will mark his first solo appearance on the show.

Seth Rogen will return to host for the third time on April 12, while Ed Sheeran will have his first turn as musical guest. Sheeran plans on debuting the first single off his new album, which will come out this summer, on the show. Rogen has R-rated comedy “Neighbors” with Zac Efron bowing May 9.

For the upcoming show on March 29, previously announced Louis C.K. will have his second turn at hosting. English singer/songwriter Sam Smith will serve as musical guest. {variety.com}

Gallery Update: Awards Week

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 02: 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 02: 86th Annual Academy Awards

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 02: 86th Annual Academy Awards – Show & Press Room

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 01: 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 01: 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Show

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > Feb 28: Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood – D.J. Night With Anna Kendrick

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > Feb 26: His Holiness Dalai Lama Q&A

‘Anna’s Oscar Weekend’ – for Vogue

Anna has written a photo blog for Vogue.com about her Oscar weekend. It’s hilarious and intriguing. I say she gets her own column! Read in full here.

Anna Kendrick’s Oscar Weekend Diary

Here, Vogue.com’s onetime special correspondent Anna Kendrick documents her Oscar-weekend adventures, reporting on everything from why it’s not supposed to rain in L.A. to eating In-N-Out Burger in a corset and, of course, presenting an Academy Award.

Friday Night
The rain forecast this weekend is setting everyone on edge. You can barely maintain this level of smoke-and-mirrors glamour in a hermetically sealed lab, let alone out in the world when it’s pissing rain. I thought we put up with the traffic and plastic surgery in L.A. in exchange for good weather. What gives? My makeup artist, Sara Glick, arrives a half hour early and catches me eating peanut butter straight out of the jar. I don’t even stop. This is still my time.

Aubrey Plaza is my date for the evening. Our first stop is the Giorgio Armani party, and she’s on her way to pick me up. The thing about these events is that most of them just serve booze and slivers of vegetables on rice crackers, so you basically need to be unceremoniously stuffing your face with calories every chance you get, unless you want to pass out on top of screen legend Bruce Dern. Aubrey hasn’t figured this out yet, so I bring two Luna bars out to our Uber. The glamour never stops.

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Anna @ 86th Annual Academy Awards

Anna is at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood tonight. She looks gorgeous in a black J.Mendel gown. First few photos in HQ! Stay tuned for more! EDIT: I’ve added tons more HQ photos from the Red Carpet, Show, Press Room, and Vanity Fair After Party. I love that she presented with Gabourey Sibide – flashback to the 2010 Oscar nominees :) .

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 02: 86th Annual Academy Awards

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Anna @ Film Independent Spirit Awards

Anna presented at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards March 1st in Santa Monica. She presented Jared Leto his award for Best Male Performance with Will Armasted. She looks SO flippin gorge!

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > March 01: 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Appearances & Events >Appearances in 2014 >March 01: 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards-Show

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