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Watch Anna Kendrick Lip Sync Her Love for Emily Blunt

Before none other than Blunt's husband John Krasinski

Ever feel envious of John Krasinski? Anna Kendrick knows the feeling.

On an upcoming episode of the Spike show Lip Sync Battle, the Pitch Perfect actress lip syncs a love song dedicated to Krasinski’s wife, her former Into the Woods co-star Emily Blunt, while the former Office star looks on. The song she chooses, One Direction’s “Steal My Girl,” is performed in front of a cheering crowd and images of Blunt.

During the performance, Krasinski laughs while Kendrick points to him and lip syncs, “Everybody wanna take her heart away,” before unzipping her jacket to reveal a T-shirt of Kendrick and Blunt framed in a heart.

Lip Sync Battle might be a new series – the episode with Kendrick and Krasinski, due to air Thursday, is only the show’s fourth episode – but it’s received attention for its pitting of celebrities against each other, such as Blunt vs. Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon vs. Dwayne Johnson. Hosted by LL Cool J, Lip Sync Battle premiered April 2.

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Miley Cyrus Wants You to Know the Tabloids Are Wrong and She Is Not Pregnant

The "Wrecking Ball" singer is keeping her sense of humor

And by the same man we mean @justinbieber

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Miley Cyrus has a message to the gossip magazines: #GETITRIGHT. After a recent issue of Life & Style claimed the “Wrecking Ball” singer and fellow pop star Selena Gomez were once “pregnant by the same man,” Cyrus decided to shoot down a silly rumor was with even sillier response: “And by the same man we mean @justinbieber,” she captioned a photo of the cover story in question.

Gomez hasn’t joked about the rumors on social media herself, but maybe because — as someone who actually dated the Biebz for a long time — she probably doesn’t find headlines about “the desperate decisions that changed their lives” quite as funny.

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Did Nicki Minaj Just Get Engaged to Meek Mill?

Because that's no ordinary ring

Rap star Nicki Minaj fueled rumors Wednesday night that she and rapper Meek Mill are now engaged by taking to social media to flash some serious bling on her ring finger.

Neither Mill’s nor Minaj’s camp has confirmed any engagement, but it is not every day a woman is given a gigantic, heart shaped, diamond-encrusted ring that E!News estimated would retail for approximately $500,000.

💛💎💍😍😍😍😍😍🙌🙈 💛

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To break it down, the drama began Tuesday night when fans and journalists alike pointed out that Minaj was sporting the rock from an Instagram photo she posted of the couple in Miami.

Those Miami nights 🌴

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Minaj did her part to encourage speculation by posting a cryptic message on Twitter the next day.

And she delivered a few hours later, posting the close-up photo of her stunning iced-out ring.

For his part, Mill acknowledged the relationship (but not any engagement) by replying “I am!” via Twitter when a user pointed out how lucky he is.

Rumors of the relationship started in February after Minaj shared a picture of Mill kissing her on the cheek and the couple has been spotted together numerous times since.

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Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Site Cuts Kim Kardashian From Photo

The photo of Kardashian, her husband Kanye West and Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt

(JERUSALEM) — An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian — one of the world’s most photographed women — from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week.

The original photo of Kardashian, her husband, Kanye West, and Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt. Kardashian was blurred in another.

Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said Wednesday they removed Kardashian because she’s a “pornographic symbol” who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values.

In an article chiding Barkat for dining with them at a non-kosher restaurant, Kardashian was referred to as “West’s wife.”

Within the insular Ultra-Orthodox community, pictures of women often aren’t shown out of modesty. In January, an ultra-Orthodox newspaper removed German chancellor Angela Merkel from a photo.

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Second Child on the Way for Billy Joel

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Bruce Glikas—FilmMagic Alexis Roderick and Billy Joel pose at the opening night of The Last Ship at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on Oct. 26, 2014

It’s time for Billy Joel to start singing that lullaby again.

The “Piano Man” singer, 65, and girlfriend Alexis Roderick are expecting their first child together this summer, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The baby on the way — a source tells PEOPLE it’s a girl! — will be Joel’s second child. He has one daughter, singer/songwriter Alexa Ray, 29, from his previous marriage to supermodel Christie Brinkley.

Joel and Roderick, 33 — an accomplished equestrian and a former Morgan Stanley executive — have been together since 2009.

“Billy is thrilled to become a dad again,” the source adds.

They are keeping any further details about the pregnancy under wraps until they welcome their new addition, his rep adds.

With reporting by Mary Margaret

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Can You Guess This Famous Chin?

Science says you don't need one, but many are unforgettable

From the Thinker to Jay Leno, some of history’s most noteworthy figures have been defined by the outcropping of skin and bone that bottoms out a face. According to new research, chins are not a biological necessity—but we’re still very fond of them. See if you can match the distinctive chin to its corresponding celebrity.


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Dennis Quaid’s Freakout Is a Funny or Die Prank

Funny or Die releases full video

The Dennis Quaid meltdown video that “leaked” last week was officially a prank.

The comedy video website Funny or Die claimed responsibility for the video on Wednesday and released a full cut showing the same Quaid freakout, but with more context.

In the initial video, which looked like it was taken on a cellphone and was uploaded to YouTube on April 10, Quaid is seen screaming expletives at the crew on what seems to be a film set.

The full video below shows the tirade was part of a larger Funny or Die sketch, where the “horses–t” is actually just that, and the “p—–s” Quaid screams about are really a basket of kittens.

Viewers had previously speculated that the seemingly leaked video might be a hoax. Many thought Jimmy Kimmel was behind it, given his love for a good prank.

Watch below (but be warned that the video contains profanities throughout):

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Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson Says Being ‘Hot Is Not Defined by Height or Weight’

Tracy Anderson attends the Los Angeles Premiere of "Home" in Westwood, Cali. on March 22, 2015.
Todd Williamson—AP Tracy Anderson attends the Los Angeles Premiere of "Home" in Westwood, Cali. on March 22, 2015.

Rather, it's about "going to the root of who you are"

Though she’s shaped the bodies of some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, Tracy Anderson says women should focus less on emulating their figures and more on achieving your healthiest self.

“To blow up their importance to the level of obsession takes away from our own beauty and our own gifts,” the fitness expert tells Health in their May cover story. “There’s a disease here—the disease is vanity, insecurity and the lengths of unhealthy behaviors people go to to achieve what they think is beautiful. The disease of ‘I’m not worth anything unless I look like that person over there.’ ”

To move beyond the traditional standard of beauty, Anderson, 40—who works with stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Lena Dunham—stresses not all our shapes are created equal.

“I want to get away from ‘Tracy Anderson is going to make you teeny-tiny.’ I’m not trying to make everyone the same,” she says. “To me, ‘hot’ is not defined by a height or weight or measurement; hot is going to the root of who you are.”

And even though the workout guru started creating the Tracy Anderson Method at 21-years-old, she hasn’t always been as diligent when it came to her diet.

“I was in London, dunking cookies in frosting. And [Gwyneth Paltrow] looked at me and was like, ‘What are you doing?’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean? It’s so good!’ And she’s like, ‘Do you know how toxic that is?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ And she’s like, ‘And you’re still eating it.’ I was like, ‘You know what? She’s so right,’ ” she says. “That was almost nine years ago. That was the last cookie dunked in frosting I ever had.”

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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See Emma Watson Grow Up In Front of the Camera

The Harry Potter star and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador turns 25 today. Take a look back at her over the years

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Why Gwyneth Paltrow’s Food Stamp Challenge Is So Valuable

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Jason Merritt—Getty Images Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.

The actress is getting mocked for her food purchases, but the critics are wrong

Throughout Gwyneth Paltrow’s second career as a homemaking expert through her newsletter Goop, she’s courted controversy pretty regularly. Her representation of her divorce from Chris Martin as a “conscious uncoupling,” for instance, got slammed for perceived pretentiousness, and her representation of herself as an everywoman of sorts has long provided grist for her haters. And her most recent scandal is perfectly congruent with her careerlong image problems. Paltrow’s attempt to raise awareness of the difficulty of feeding a family on a week’s worth of food stamp benefits has been treated as recklessly out-of-touch. That’s exactly why it’s important.

Paltrow’s participation in the “SNAP Challenge,” living for a week off of food purchased for less than $29, has been bandied about the internet for nearly a week; Paltrow purchased some very useful and cost-effective foodstuffs, like eggs and dried beans, and others that have less evident use-value, like cilantro, garlic, and seven limes.

Obviously, this was not the most efficient $29 grocery basket in history. That it was put forward as a reasonable purchase by a person whose brand glamorizes luxurious and hard-to-find ingredients makes her critics’ work fairly tidy. But it’s not so wildly outside the realm of possibility that a person on food stamps might want flavorful, interesting food like salsa (made from that cilantro and those limes) as a meager addition to healthful staples. It’s easy to criticize Paltrow for representing her $29 purchase, with its small indulgences, as prototypical. But those small indulgences, whether they’re Paltrow’s herbs and limes or the various staples that lawmakers have tried to eliminate from food assistance programs, can help make the circumstances marginally less bleak.

Paltrow’s intention, here, matters: In keeping with a careerlong framing of herself as uniquely equipped to teach people, she was trying to raise awareness of poverty. This an issue that her fellow stars as well as most politicians touch on rarely; Paltrow was doing a good thing. That the reaction she’s gotten has been largely derisive is so predictable as to be boring. But one suspects Paltrow, who’s spoken candidly and cannily about her critics, knew this was coming, just as she knew “conscious uncoupling” would get her mocked but simply couldn’t hold back her desire to teach people about divorce. Simply by being her irrepressible self and seeking a subtle touch of gourmet in straitened circumstances, she’s brought far more attention to the issues of poverty and hunger than could the average, less provocative celebrity.

Paltrow, in subsisting for a week largely on her homemade salsa, is raising real questions about just how much more food she might have bought by cutting the last indulgence out of a weekly food-stamp budget. (The answer: not that much!) How many of the critics who reflexively treat the actress as somehow malicious have done that much? There’s an opportunity for a real conversation about how America treats its poor — but it’s wasted by telling a Hollywood actress that next time she tries to raise awareness, she should get more dried beans.

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