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Anna Kendrick Is Writing a Book, Faces John Krasinski in Epic Lip Sync Battle

Anna Kendrick will soon be adding the title “author” to her list of accolades now that the actress has announced that she is writing a book, due out next fall. The tome will be a collection of essays about her life, which we wager will be fascinating…and judging by her statement, cripplingly self-deprecating. “Because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself.” What great qualities to highlight! “And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to BuzzFeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!”

While Kendrick is figuring out how to put two sentences under 140 characters together, she took some time out to make an appearance on last night’s Lip Sync Battle, in which she went head to head with John Krasinski. Krasinski started the show with a rendition of NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye,” complete with the original marionette choreography and trademark head mic. It was rousing indeed, but Kendrick clapped back with her own version of One Direction’s “Steal My Girl,” in which she used images of Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s wife, to illustrate the girl every guy seems to want. She even wore a T-shirt featuring her and Blunt’s faces surrounded by a heart. Hilarious. Krasinski upped the stakes with Ike & Tina’s “Proud Mary,” for which he dressed like Tina Turner in her famed silver fringe-hemmed dress. But not even the sparkly frock was enough to beat out Kendrick, who performed J.Lo’s “Booty” track… with Ms. Lopez herself joined Kendrick during the big finish. Both parties put up a good fight, but in the end, Kendrick took home the coveted Lip Sync Battle belt, proving that a nice butt will always come out on top.

Watch Kendrick and Krasinski duke it out in the videos above.

[via EW, Lip Sync Battle YouTube]

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Kylie Jenner Goes Solo on Teen Vogue’s May Cover (Forum Buzz)

The Jenner girls are set to dominate your local newsstand. On the cover of GQ this month is Kendall, who flaunts her toned physique in a skimpy bikini, and now Kylie Jenner has turned up on the cover of Teen Vogue. Back in March 2012, both sisters shared the cover of the mag, but now Kylie gets her moment in the spotlight by gracing the May 2015 edition. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, the team went for a Mad Max theme as Kylie is joined by a group of her peers mucking about in the desert for the cover shoot.

Teen Vogue May 2015 Kylie Jenner Giampaolo Sgura

IMAGE: TEENVOGUE.COM

With a subject like Kylie, our forum members were quick to judge. “I’m seriously sick to death of every Kardashian, Jenner, West, etc. I wish they’d all go away and never return! To think, ten years ago no one knew who they were, and now we’re constantly inundated by all of them. I still struggle with what any of their talent really is,” Handbag Queen ranted.

“What the hell is wrong with her face?” asked IndigoHomme.

“Could Miss Kylie be jealous of her Jenner sister’s career? It’s like ‘I want to be on the cover of magazines too’, haha,” Oxymore pointed out.

Forum member gazebo wasn’t showing much enthusiasm, either: “Why is anyone remotely interested in her is beyond me.”

But not everyone was so unimpressed. “I’m actually not sick of seeing Kylie… yet. I think this is a great cover. Her eyes are very engaging. She photographs really well,” admired nataliaapple, shifting the mood.

“This is actually a nice cover! At least there’s a touch of expression there!! It’s miles better than Kendall’s cover tbh. I also like the color scheme of it. It’s a simple yet effective live cover,” added MON.

Will you be picking up a copy? Join the conversation here.

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Laverne Cox Takes It Off for Allure

Okay, Laverne Cox, we get it. You are amazing and continue to put us all to shame. But for those of you who forgot these simple facts, here is the actress’ naked body in Allure‘s May 2015 issue, looking all glorious and delicious in black and white. Cox posed for the magazine’s annual nude shoot and says that at first, she declined to appear in the issue. But after a little soul-searching about the significance of someone like her doing a shoot like this, she agreed to disrobe for the camera – and the world is better for it.

 

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“I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent,” she said. “Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks.”

Well, if there’s any image that says eff your outdated and narrow beauty standards – this is it. Ms. Laverne simply nailed it here and it’s absolutely undeniable: she looks gorgeous.

[via Allure

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Naomi Campbell and James Corden Walk Burberry Runway in Los Angeles

James Corden Burberry Runway

Image: WENN

It could be the nice weather drawing them in, but the fashion set has been really enamored with Los Angeles as of late. Tom Ford showed his Fall 2015 collection there. Hedi Slimane moved Saint Laurent’s studio there. And last night, Burberry ditched its foggy U.K. roots and made a hop across the pond for its “London in Los Angeles” runway show event at the famous Griffith Observatory. 

Naturally, the affair had no shortage of celebrities, which included Victoria Beckham and her family, Anna Wintour, Chiara Ferragni, Cara Delevingne, Kiernan Shipka, Ashley Madekwe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more. Campaign stars Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn took to the runway, but we also spied a catwalk newbie at the show. James Corden, the British host of the The Late Late Show, strutted his stuff alongside the modeling legends. 

Campbell also made an appearance earlier this week on Corden’s show, where he took the opportunity to get a lesson from one of the best walkers in the biz on how to fiercely storm the runway, probably in preparation for his big debut. And…he wasn’t bad at all! That’s what happens when you learn from the best.

Watch Corden and Campbell slay the catwalk in the video above. 

[h/t Mirror, Daily Mail]

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NSFW: Gabi Grecko Charged for Nudie Stroll in Melbourne

Gabi Grecko

Photo: Getty

Glamour model Gabi Grecko, more fondly known as 71-year-old Geoffrey Edelsten‘s third wife-in-waiting, has finally gotten in trouble for taking a naked late-night stroll in Melbourne’s CBD late last year.

The Herald Sun reports that the 25-year-old “model” has been charged with “willful and obscene exposure” for strutting her naked stuff on Melbourne’s Swanston and Exhibition streets at around 3 am on December 18, 2014. She will face Melbourne Magistrates Court on May 5, 2015.

Sneaky magazine captured her entire nudie escapade on film, where you can see her birthday suit accessorised with an attention-seeking green wig and bunny ears, plus a gold-digging floor-length wedding veil. Oh, and heels. Because one must cover up their feet.  (more…)

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Jared Leto Is Terrifying as the Joker

Jared Leto is a true chameleon. He can go from being the most gorgeous man in the room (with the coolest hair) to a man completely unrecognizable to those of us who have loved him for years. When Leto chopped his beautiful hair off and dyed it platinum blonde for his role as the Joker in the forthcoming Suicide Squad film, we were like “Okay, we don’t love it, but it’s for a movie, so whatever.” But now we’ve gotten a look at Leto as the Joker – and boy oh boy, our boo Jared is nearly unrecognizable.

Image: Jared Leto Snapchat

Image: Jared Leto Snapchat

The actor shared an image of him in Joker regalia to Snapchat and yeah, he looks pretty terrifying. But we guess that’s the point since he is playing a villain.

 Oh Jared, under the ghoulish makeup we know you’re still hot. In the meantime, we’re going to browse through photos of you and your beautiful hombré, which stole our hearts in 2014.

[h/t Defamer]

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