Robert Pattinson attended Elle's Women in Hollywood last night as one of the few male attendees. He was on hand to honor his Bel Ami leading lady, Uma Thurman. Robert Pattinson sung Uma's praises in the role, saying their director sought "someone more intelligent, more charming, wittier and better in bed than me, which was obviously very difficult to cast." He also joked about being nervous, saying, "I'm learning how to read tonight. I find this terrifying." He didn't need to be worried, since plenty of ladies seemed happy to keep him company. In addition to chatting with Uma, Rob posed for photos with Jaime King and his Twilight pal Anna Kendrick. Rob's real-life leading lady, Kristen Stewart, skipped the event. Kristen and Rob have been hanging out, though, enjoying nights and afternoons out together around town.
It's time for another round of the most popular viral videos featuring celebrities! This week, we have a cover of Katy Perry's "Firework" courtesy of Amy Poehler, a very young Anna Kendrick singing show tunes, and the boys of One Direction — in the men's room?! All that plus a nod to one of our favorite '80s movies are in today's PopSugar Rush.
Kristen Bell stepped out to premiere her short film for Target, Falling For You, at Terminal 5 in NYC last night. Kristen had the support of Anna Kendrick on the red carpet, and the pair chatted and laughed their way into the party. Rose Byrne, AnnaSophia Robb, and Nia Long also stepped out for the bash. Kristen stars in the Target movie, which was directed by Mad Men's Phil Abraham, and she actually premiered the piece with the help of fiancé Dax Shepard last week in LA. Anna, meanwhile, is coming off of her own promotional tour for her latest box office hit, Pitch Perfect, which hit the big screen last Friday.
On her way into David Letterman's studios in NYC, Anna Kendrick showed off a beautiful one-shoulder yellow satin Halston Heritage dress, which she tamed with a pair of nude peep-toe platform pumps and these Dana Rebecca yellow diamond earrings ($1,870). While many Fall pieces tend to be moody in color, we think Anna's dress is the perfect way to light up any Fall wedding or any other special event you'll be going to this season. To make it Fall-appropriate, you can pair your sunny dress with a serious statement necklace and gunmetal or pewter footwear. Inspired by Anna, we handpicked a few yellow and chartreuse dresses below, so shop your favorites now.
Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow play members of an all-female a capella group in the upcoming Pitch Perfect, and while both actresses had solid voices to begin with, they were still put through the paces as they prepped to play competitive singers. We caught up with Anna and Brittany at a recent press day for the movie to hear about the musical boot camp they and their costars were put through and why shooting the comedy sometimes made them feel like they were away at college. Check out our interview, and catch Pitch Perfect in theaters everywhere on Oct. 5.
Within the first five minutes of Pitch Perfect, the stranger sitting next to me uttered that it seemed like a "total made-for-TV movie." I was originally put off by his flippant dismissal of the new comedy, but after sitting through the entire trite film, I have to agree. Anna Kendrick is at the heart of Pitch Perfect playing Beca, a humorless college freshman who joins the Barden Bellas, a floundering female a capella group, at the insistence of her father. While she'd rather be spinning records for the campus radio station, Beca reluctantly embraces the opportunity to help the group free itself from the binds of its traditionally snore-worthy performances. Though peppered with some laughs and a couple fun musical numbers, the movie ultimately feels uninspired.
Borrowing aspects from the wealth of fish-out-of-water college comedies that have come before it, Pitch Perfect attempts to stand out from the rest by delving into the "cutthroat" world of a capella singers. Though many of the creative musical mash-ups like "Bright Lights Bigger City"/"Magic" are impressive, it's a gimmick that doesn't quite make up for the overall lack of originality. To find out what parts of Pitch Perfect I did enjoy, keep reading.
While many celebrities love to show off their décolletage on the red carpet, some have been opting to cover up in high-neck dresses for a more demure look. Anna Kendrick chose a nude embellished Zuhair Murad dress with a high neck and Brian Atwood sandals for the LA premiere of Pitch Perfect, Ashley Madekwe wore a teal lace high-neck dress by Kain at a BAFTA event in LA, and Nina Dobrev also donned a high-neck Zuhair Murad with long sleeves at the I Heart Radio festival in Las Vegas. Because the necklines are so high up, the hemlines on high-neck dresses can afford to be way more mini, so as to balance out the proportions. To get in on the celeb-approved style, shop our favorite high-neck dresses below.
The cast of Pitch Perfect hit the red carpet for their LA premiere last night. Elizabeth Banks wore a sexy black Alexander McQueen dress for the occasion and posed with costar Adam DeVine, while Rebel Wilson, in ABS, got together with Anna Camp, who will return to the small screen in The Good Wife on Sept. 30. Anna Kendrick arrived in a nude Zuhair Murad look and later changed into a black number to party with her costars and director Jason Moore. Brittany Snow was also on hand to celebrate the movie's debut ahead of its limited release this Friday — take a sneak peek at Pitch Perfect and other Fall films!
Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez play Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña's wives, respectively, in the upcoming law-enforcement drama End of Watch. We recently caught up with the actresses at the Toronto International Film Festival to get the lowdown on working with their onscreen husbands and the film's gritty, true-to-life subject matter. Anna told us that she and Jake rehearsed a first-date scene between their characters, which wasn't in the film, as they prepped to play a couple. Check out our interview to hear her share that story and catch End of Watch in theaters Sept. 21.
Jake Gyllenhaal joined his End of Watch costars America Ferrera, Anna Kendrick, Michael Peña, and Cody Horn last night for the film's LA premiere. The actors welcomed an eclectic mix of special guests, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Cody's Magic Mike costar Joe Manganiello, and Jake's longtime friend Busy Philipps. It was the movie's stateside debut after the cast premiered the film at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.
We caught up with Jake and Michael on the red carpet, where Jake spoke to the "life-changing" experience of making the film. He told us he spent five months preparing for the shoot, which lasted less than 22 days in total. He and Michael play LAPD officers in the movie. The world of law enforcement and street crime was a familiar one for writer-director David Ayer — he also penned Training Day. Stay tuned today for PopSugar Rush to see more of our interviews with Jake and the cast.