I have added 8 HQ scans of Rebel from the new issue of EW to the gallery. The article does contain spoilers so please be sure to read with caution.
I have added some amazing new photos of Rebel alongside Brittany Snow and Anna Kendrick from their appearance in the new EW magazine. Rebel looks amazing so check them out!
VIEW: Photoshoots & Outtakes > 2014 Photoshoots > Session #001: Entertainment Weekly
EW.com – 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.”
But Pitch Perfect is all about defying the odds. Released in September 2012, the original movie, directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and written by Kay Cannon (30 Rock), focused on a ragtag a cappella group at a Southern college and their surly but sensational new recruit, Beca. The film earned solid reviews and grossed $65 million in the U.S. “It was pretty modest,” Banks says. “But it engendered a lot of love. That’s what we could not have foreseen.” The other surprise was its success on DVD and a platinum-selling soundtrack, boosted by Kendrick’s “Cups” single. ” Pitch performed on DVD like a movie that did at least twice what its theatrical business was,” says Peter Cramer, Universal’s co-president of production. All of which fast-tracked the sequel. “It went from ‘Boy, it would be great to do this!’ to ‘We must do this!’ ”
The little comedy that could is now striving for franchise status. Pitch Perfect 2 will swing into theaters on May 15, 2015, facing off against some of the biggest guns of the summer. (Avengers: Age of Ultron opens two weeks earlier.) “The first film flew under the radar, and it was a gift,” says Banks. “This time around, much higher stakes.” And the studio knows it. “Everybody is much more involved,” she adds. “As the saying goes, ‘Success has many fathers.’ ”
digitalspy.com – The cast of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb will take over The Graham Norton Show in December.
Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais and Australian actress Rebel Wilson will all appear on Norton’s sofa to promote the sequel in the comedy adventure franchise.
Usher is the musical guest on the December 19 episode.
This week’s Norton Show guests (November 21) include Jennifer Aniston, Dustin Hoffman and Olly Murs.
One Direction are confirmed as the special guests on the December 5 episode.
Meanwhile, Jim Carrey, Jude Law and Tamsin Greig are also lined up for the December 12 episode.
mumbrella.com.au – The new Nine/Fairfax streaming service Stan is all about helping local media companies stop viewers using VPN’s to access premium content from abroad.
So it was a little awkward at this morning’s press conference on the launch when comedienne/brand ambassador Rebel Wilson went off message and announced to the room that she would have to get a VPN in order to access Stan in the US, where she is based.
“We’ll have to get you Stan when you’re in Australia” CEO of StreamCo Mike Sneesby told Wilson only to have her quip: “and I’ll have to steal an IP address when I’m in the US,” much to the amusement of the room full of journos.
Sneesby was quick to cut her off.
The other awkward moment was when Sneesby spoke about how Stan was a “clean palate” with no negative connotations…
A tech journalist quickly challenged him noting that there was an Eminem song “Stan” involving a crazed fan who ends up committing suicide.
Sneesby professed that he was unaware of the song, which begs the question of whether he read this morning’s press release on the announcement of the consumer brand where Wilson is quoted as saying: “It’s awesome to be back in Australia and I love being here to promote Stan. It’s not named after the Eminem song, I checked.
“When I was a kid we all used to binge at Sizzler, now all anyone is doing is binge-watching TV. So it’s great that with Stan, Australians will now have a streaming service like the kick-ass ones we already have in the US.”
Totes awks, as the pirating generation might say.