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Anna Hosts Saturday Night Live

Anna rocked Saturday Night Live last night (April 5th), hosting for her first time ever at the famed Rockefeller center in NYC. From her epic Beauty and the Beast sing-a-long monologue, Southern Obamacare sufferette, Ariel the Little Mermaid singing Kesha, Nasty Girl singing about dongs, and Eurotrash French waitress singing, dancing, and “cupping,” Anna totally proved how talented and–bare with me–Versatile she is.

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When I started this site back in ’07, I always knew Anna was super talented and funny; I knew she’d make a great SNL host some day but still can’t believe that day is here and am so glad someone gave her this chance!

Watch Anna Kendrick Steal Every Single ‘Saturday Night Live’ Scene

The actress was pitch perfect from start to finish in her first turn as host in Studio 8H.

Pharrell Williams may have been the musical guest in this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” episode, but host Anna Kendrick stole the spotlight, carrying a ditty during her opening monologue and then keeping the tunes coming through sketches that included ’90s raps and childhood favorite Disney songs.

She Really Is A Funny Girl
Kendrick opened the evening so excited to host she could only truly express her feelings through song. Expanding on her musical-theatre background, the “Pitch Perfect” star launched into her own version of the classic “Little Town” from “Beauty and the Beast.” Other “SNL” castmates chimed in as she ran through a tour of the set, stopping for hair and makeup touch-ups and disturbing a distracted Lorne Michaels before the entire cast gathered onstage to belt out the final introductory notes of a what she called a “magical exciting show.”

The Dong Song
Veering from kid-approved tunes, Kendrick appeared as a hot pink fishnet-wearing ’90s vixen in a crew of other “SNL” women on an international mission. “Dongs All Over the World” put Ludacris’ hoes in different “Area Codes” to shame, as the ladies sang about their plan to do every dong in the world, from the pyramids of Giza to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Kendrick showed off her rapping skills while Icona Pop made a cameo onboard the airplane, dressed as the pilots steering the sexual conquest.

Part Of The ‘SNL’ World
Kendrick went under the sea for this sketch, wearing a long red wig and mermaid fins as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid.” Aidy Bryant was a convincing Ursula, who wanted to steal Ariel’s voice, but she didn’t exactly get what she was hoping to hear. Kendrick sang a slew of Top 40 hits from pop princesses, starting with Kesha’s “We R Who We R” and reeling off Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” and Selena Gomez’s “Come And Get It” before ending with a little Iggy Azalea and “Fancy.” We’d be lying if we said we didn’t also enjoy Jay Pharoah’s appearance as Jamaican-accented crab Sebastian, who shined in his solo interpretation of Sean Paul’s “Temperature.” Aca-awesome job, Anna! {mtv.com}

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SNL Promo

Anna and SNL cast member Taran Killam made a funny sketch video to promote Anna hosting Saturday Night Live April 5th on NBC :D!

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Anna on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Anna was on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. They talked about SNL, Pharrell Williams’ hat, John Travolta’s Oscar snub, award show rehearsals, working on Happy Christmas with Lena Dunham and a 2-year-old, and Anna’s mom picketing for her movies (adorable)!

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How cute is it that Seth and Fred were able to give Anna advice for hosting SNL? She is going to be awesome, nervous or not ;D!

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Casting News: Anna joins ‘Cake’

Anna has signed up to act in Cake! The indie stars Jennifer Aniston, who also produces.

Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick, Chris Messing join new movie Cake

A host of stars including Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick and Chris Messina have reportedly joined Jennifer Aniston on new indie movie Cake.

According to The Wrap, Felicity Huffman, William H Macy, Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters, Camille Mana, Manuel Garcia Rulfo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste will also appear.

Aniston is executive producer on the project and also plays the main character Claire Simmons, a woman who becomes fascinated by Nina, a woman in her chronic pain support group.

Simmons must face her own personal tragedy when she discovers Nina’s suicide and develops a relationship with Nina’s husband.

Cake is written by Patrick Tobin and directed by Daniel Barnz, who revealed that he is “the biggest” Aniston fan.

Barnz said in a statement: “Of the zillions of Jennifer Aniston fans, I might be the biggest one of all. I’ve especially loved her more dramatic performances, and I can’t wait to watch her tackle a role that has such a brilliantly funny voice and so much raw pain (hats off to writer Patrick Tobin).” {digitalspy.com}

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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}

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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.

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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}