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'Pitch Perfect,' 'Ground Floor' star Skylar Astin is taking over EW's Instagram

Skylar Astin, set to return in Pitch Perfect 2 and one of the stars of TBS’ Ground Floor, is taking over EW‘s Instagram all day.

Follow EW (@EntertainmentWeekly) on Instagram to see what Astin is up to in New York in the lead-up to the second season premiere of Ground Floor, which airs tonight on TBS at 10 p.m. EST.

And for more on Astin, visit EW‘s exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into what to expect from next year’s Pitch Perfect 2.

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

'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.

Meet the new Mormons: Ben Platt and Nic Rouleau are on a mission in Broadway’s biggest musical

Nic Rouleau couldn’t get a ticket to The Book of Mormon.

Like the stories you’ve no doubt heard about the wildly popular, box office-busting Broadway show, tickets are one of New York’s hottest commodities, and they have been since the record-breaking musical opened just three years ago. So Rouleau turned to the show’s daily lottery system — about 2 dozen tickets offered raffle-style to eager patrons, 98 percent of whom will leave disappointed — and lucked his way into the Eugene O’Neill Theatre that way. READ FULL STORY

Olympics: Jamie Anderson reveals 'Team World' karaoke song, Kaitlyn Farrington and Devin Logan perform a little 'Pitch Perfect' -- VIDEO

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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.

Watch the videos below. Anderson also acknowledges being dubbed EW.com’s Olympic Stud of the Day not once, but twice.  READ FULL STORY

Aca-scuse me? Katee Sackhoff was cut from 'Pitch Perfect'

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 LongmireBattlestar 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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2013 Teen Choice Awards: Miley Cyrus, 'Glee,' 'Twilight' win big

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 Heat' and 'Man of Steel' lead final flight of Teen Choice nominations

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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.

Check out the full list of 2013 third wave nominees below: READ FULL STORY

Teen Choice Awards nominations: 'Pitch Perfect' and 'Glee' have a musical face-off

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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PopWatch Confessional: I can't stop watching 'Pitch Perfect' on cable

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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