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Jennifer Lawrence tells Elizabeth Banks 'Barbie Girl' is the soundtrack to her life

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This week, fulfilling every living human’s wish to hang out with Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks at the same time, Lawrence appeared on Banks’ web series, “Ask a Badass,” and the two Hunger Games stars spent five minutes going back and forth about hair, music—and how Lawrence is man-like.

“You’re a guys’ girl,” Banks tells Lawrence. “You basically have a penis.” Lawrence agrees, but right after, she claims that Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” is the soundtrack to her life. “That’s how I feel like, as an actress, my job, it just depends on what outfit I’m wearing, you know?” Lawrence says. “I wear heels all day, I get Barbie feet.”
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Aubrey Plaza and her intramural basketball team make a fake Burger King commercial

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Somehow, some way, Aubrey Plaza and her intramural basketball team, The Pistol Shrimps, made “commercials” for Burger King in 1996. The commercials are filmed like ’90s ads, complete with a brief mention of Space Jam.

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Stephen Colbert to host Kennedy Center Honors

CBS is sinking its hooks into Stephen Colbert, enlisting its new late-night star to host the Kennedy Center Honors, the network announced Tuesday. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: The Bellas are back in 'Pitch Perfect 2'

SPOILER ALERT:  The Barden Bellas have split up.

But before you scream “A ca-scuse me?!” it’s just a temporary separation. On this muggy June day in Baton Rouge, La., the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to Universal’s sleeper about a college a cappella group, is pulling double duty. Rebel Wilson (returning as blunt bombshell Fat Amy) and Brittany Snow (back as dim bulb Chloe) are cloistered in the production offices, recording and preparing for dance rehearsal.

Meanwhile, a few miles away, Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin, reprising their roles as vocal power couple Beca and Jesse, are shooting Beca’s first day of work as an intern at a recording company. “Any first-day jitters?” Jesse asks. “No,” Beca responds. “I’m just going to be moody and distant—artists love that, right?” If anyone has slight jitters, it’s the woman behind the camera: actress Elizabeth Banks (the Hunger Games franchise), who produced the original and appeared in a small role as sassy judge Gail. She’s now making her feature-directing debut. “This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever had,” she jokes during a break in shooting. “My first movie is this huge studio movie that a lot of people care about that also happens to be a musical with massive dance numbers. I don’t know what I was thinking.” READ FULL STORY

This week on 'Polished': Actress Angela Trimbur has a dance crew

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This week on Polished, actress Angela Trimbur discusses some of the peculiarities of her life, like how she’s only been invited to one wedding, or that she organized the half-time dance show for her women’s basketball league. If you’ve seen the popular YouTube video of her dancing in a landromat, it makes sense.

Chris-Mas in November: Which Chris is your 'Sexiest Man Alive'?

People named Chris Hemsworth this year’s Sexiest Man Alive—but is he the right Chris for the job?

Hemsworth is one of many alluring actors who share the same name. There’s also Into the Woods‘ Chris Pine, Captain America‘s Chris Evans, and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt (who’s currently on the cover of GQ‘s Men of the Year issue).

Of course, there are also many other famous (and attractive) men named Chris—Chris Messina, Chris Rock, Chris Tucker—but Hemsworth, Pine, Evans, and Pratt are the ones you’re most likely to confuse for one another. For one, they all look great in scruffy facial hair. And they’re all white. And they’ve all starred in big-budget geek-bait franchises.

But they do have some differences from one another. Here’s what makes each Chris the right—and wrong—choice for Sexiest Man Alive.

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Jon Stewart gets a crush on Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart has had hundreds, if not thousands, of guests on The Daily Show, but there have been few that he develops a crush on during an interview.

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'Pitch Perfect 2' star Brittany Snow is taking over EW's Instagram for the day

Pitch Perfect 2′s Brittany Snow is taking over Entertainment Weekly‘s Instagram on Wednesday. Follow EW (@EntertainmentWeekly) on Instagram and follow Snow throughout her day. She has promised it won’t all be pictures of her dog in costume.

'People' names Chris Hemsworth 2014's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

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It’s official: Chris Hemsworth is People‘s Sexiest Man Alive 2014.

After much debate—and much discussion of Chris Pratt possibly taking the title—Jimmy Kimmel announced People‘s pick during Tuesday night’s show. And despite Hemsworth’s name being left out of some of the conversations prior to the reveal, it isn’t hard to see why he made the cut. Abs and accent aside, the man is Thor—not to mention the star of Michael Mann’s upcoming Blackhat. READ FULL STORY

Bill Cosby rape accusations: There's smoke, but what happens when it blows away?

As difficult as it might be, for a few minutes, let’s disregard the critical question of whether Bill Cosby is guilty of rape or not.

Instead, let’s focus on the public reaction to the blooming scandal, as expressed both through traditional media and social media. What’s particularly fascinating about the current outrage is that Cosby’s name was linked to date-rape allegations nearly a decade ago—and back then, barely anyone batted an eyelash. One accuser went on the Today Show in 2005 to tell her story of allegedly being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in the 1970s. People Magazine dug into similar accusations in 2006, soon after Cosby had reached a financial settlement with a Philadelphia-area woman who’d claimed that she’d been drugged and sexually assaulted by the TV icon. Thirteen other women had come forward with similar stories about Cosby, and were willing to testify if that civil case had reached a courtroom.

Months later, he was the celebrity commencement speaker at Carnegie Mellon University; in 2009, he was honored with the the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. READ FULL STORY

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