Here’s what we learned when we invited three hardware-sporting U.S. Olympians — snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson, snowboard halfpipe gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington, and ski slopestyle silver medalist Devin Logan — to EW to take our pop culture personality test: These ladies may be fearless during their runs, but don’t ask them to sit through a scary movie. Also, THERE WAS KARAOKE IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE. Anderson, however, was the only one to find it. Farrington didn’t stay in the village; Logan can’t believe she missed it.
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In trivia that’s equal parts aca-awesome and aca-heartbreaking, Katee Sackhoff revealed she had a small part in last year’s pitch-slapping film Pitch Perfect, but her role ended up on the cutting room floor.
The star of Longmire, Battlestar Galactica, and this week’s Riddick said she won the cameo while visiting her fiancé Scott Niemeyer, a producer for the film, on set. The film needed someone to play a DJ (no, not a Deaf Jew), and Sackhoff volunteered.
“The guy that Beca was dating was dating the DJ, and they said, ‘Katee, wouldn’t it be really funny if you threw a brown wig on and played the DJ?’ And I was like, ‘Perfect, I’ll do it,’” she tells Collider. “So I was actually in the movie, but not in the movie.”
Though Sackhoff didn’t appear in the final cut, Pitch Perfect producer and co-star Elizabeth Banks gave fans a glimpse of Sackhoff in her DJ wig when she posted a photo from set in 2011:
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At the 2013 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night, the teens clearly played favorites, with a handful of shows and movies (The Vampire Diaries, Pitch Perfect, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and artists (Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus) nabbing the bulk of the prizes.
There were a lot of emotional speeches in the mix, too, from Ashton Kutcher’s commencement-worthy acceptance of the Ultimate Choice Award to Lea Michele’s tearful tribute to late Glee co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith.
For the complete list of winners, see below:
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The third and final wave of nominees has been announced for Teen Choice 2013, with many of the most popular summer movies getting in on the action. At the head of the pack are Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, whose galmance comedy The Heat tied Man of Steel with five nominations. The ABC Family drama The Fosters also received wide popular support with four nominations.
Pitch Perfect and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 also received additional nominations after already getting nodds in the previous waves of announcements.
The teen awards show will feature fan favorites in all things entertainment, in addition to fashion, sports, comedy, and the Web. Joining a lengthy list of stars who have confirmed appearances at the awards show are Lucy Hale, Ian Somerhalder, Laura Marano, and Leven Rambin.
Between the ages of 13-19? Have a major opinion for best movie hissy fit or onscreen liplock? Fans can continue voting once-a-day per category in the first, second, and third waves of nominees through 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 10. Teen Choice 2013 airs live on Fox Sunday Aug. 11.
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The second wave of Teen Choice Awards 2013 nominees is full of aca-awesome. The Monday announcement revealed that Pitch Perfect received four nods, only coming second to Fox’s Glee, which swept round two with five nods.
Whether you find these musical sensations aca-amazing or aca-awful, the show is sure to feature something for everyone. Other nominees include Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke, Adam Levine, and Demi Lovato, who will all join the previously announced nominees across a fun bundle of categories, ranging from Choice Comedian to Choice Twitter Personality.
The show is shaping up to be quite the medley of teenage favorites in film, television, music, fashion, comedy, and sports. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once-a-day per category for their favorite Teen Choice nominees at the TCA website. Voting ends at 11:59 PM PT on Saturday, Aug. 10. A list of second-wave nominees is below, and the two-hour ceremony airs Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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There are movies we’ll watch every time we spot them on cable because we love them. For me, that’s Apollo 13. Then, there are movies that we’ll get sucked into because it’s summer and there’s nothing else on. This is particularly dangerous if you have the HBO family of channels — East and West feeds. The film that’s currently in heavy rotation is Pitch Perfect, which is genuinely great and therefore guilt-free – until you catch yourself tweeting about having a “toner” for Jesse (Skylar Astin), suddenly noticing how well that T-shirt fit him in the dorm room, and thinking of songs that could have LEGALLY followed his rendition of “Feels Like the First Time” in the Riff Off (“Like a Virgin, touched for the very first time” — if it hadn’t been used in an earlier round). I spotted the movie last night at 12:30 a.m. on HBOE, and didn’t stay up watching it, which would’ve been a triumph if I didn’t instead fast-forward through the airing I’d previously recorded on my DVR.
Your turn. What movies have you been repeatedly getting sucked into now that there’s nothing else on? More examples: In recent weeks, I’ve seen First Daughter – the movie starring Katie Holmes and Michael Keaton, not Mandy Moore and Mark Harmon – enough times that I feel I must finally admit, publicly, that I’ve forgiven Marc Blucas for Riley, his character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’ve also watched What’s Your Number? starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans repeatedly, and I know I’m not alone:
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Last week, we learned that Anna Kendrick is in talks to play Cinderella in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods — a fitting choice, given the actress’ musical-theater (and Sondheim-specific) roots.
Pitch Perfect and the song “Cups” (which is at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 a full nine months after the movie’s debut) introduced Kendrick’s singing skills to the mainstream, but she’s been perfecting those pipes for 15 years. The actress earned a Tony nomination for her first big role, as Dinah in Broadway’s High Society, when she was just 12 years old — the third-youngest nominee ever. She also played Fredrika in a New York City Opera production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music in 2003.
But the real musical highlight came in her first film role, in 2003′s Camp, when a 17-year-old Kendrick stole the movie with a way-beyond-her-years rendition of the Company classic “The Ladies Who Lunch” — yet another Sondheim masterpiece. At the movie’s musical-theater summer camp, Kendrick is the nerdy Fritzi, who desperately attempts to befriend confident bad girl Jill only to exact musical (and medical) revenge on the queen bee instead, via some Woolite poured in her Snapple (seriously). See the magic below:
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MTV Movie Awards host Rebel Wilson revived her Pitch Perfect fan favorite Fat Amy tonight in a much-anticipated musical reunion. Though Perfect‘s headliner Anna Kendrick (who blew away the world with her “Cups” audition from the film) was absent, there was an aca-Avenger-esque assembly of stars including Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Esther Dean, Adam Devine, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, and Brittany Snow.
The mash-up included a Wilson-sung rendition of Miley Cyrus ballad “The Climb,” the Treblemakers’ Astin spitting rhymes on Eminem’s ”Lose Yourself,” and a roof-raising finale courtesy of a “Thriftshop”/”Girl on Fire” blend with Dean showing off her Alicia Keys-level pipes. Oh yeah, and there was a very intense strapless black catsuit reveal by Wilson.
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Rebel Wilson tweets about possible 'Pitch Perfect' reunion performance -- Here's what we'd want to hear
Pitch Perfect fans, we have some aca-mazing news! Not only is Rebel Wilson hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards, but it looks like she was taking notes during this year’s Oscars. And that can only mean one thing: a musical performance!
Wilson recently tweeted about her attempts to reunite the Pitch Perfect cast on the MTV Movie Awards stage: READ FULL STORY
The little a cappella movie that could was released on DVD this week – and not a moment too soon, as I can’t wait to re-watch Beca, Jesse, Fat Amy and all the rest sing their way through their college trials and tribulations. I – and many, many others – loved the movie when I saw it in theaters and can’t wait to see it again. But when I heard the news that Pitch Perfect may be getting a sequel, I screamed “NOOO!!!” out loud.
According to a report from Movieweb, both Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy) and Skylar Astin (Jesse) have had talks with Universal about reprising their roles. No other details were immediately available. EW reached out to a rep for Universal, who didn’t respond to a request for comment.
To me, this is a bad idea that will turn into a half-hearted attempt to recreate the buzzy magic of the original. However, if Pitch Perfect 2: This Time It’s Pitchier really has to happen, it needs to avoid the pitfalls of the Mean Girls and Bring It On sequels – the two movies to which Pitch Perfect is most often compared. Those films practically repeated the plots of the originals, with a whole different cast of characters. And spoiler alert, they did not need to bring it on again.
Instead, a Pitch Perfect sequel should follow another franchise: High School Musical.