Star Scoop: Anna Kendrick Throws ’Em Back, Bradley Cooper Guards the Galaxy, Cinderella Puts a Ring on It

By  August 22, 2013

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Turns out Anna Kendrick could be your drinking buddy in real life. The Pitch Perfect alum channeled her inner vixen for a sexy shoot with GQ where she announced her affinity for “every single Belgian-style beer” and divulged about that one time she got drunk on set. “During a scene at the bar, they gave me fake beer, but then during a scene where I’m playing cards with Jake, they gave me real beer, and I didn’t realize it,” Kendrick said about her role as Jill in Drinking Buddies. “And so every time I lost, I was pounding beer, and I didn’t realize it was real until halfway through the take. I was like, ‘I’m super drunk right now!’” Talk about J. Law moment! [E! Online]

We may not be seeing Bradley Cooper on the silver screen for his next big role. The A-lister is in final talks to voice Rocket Raccoon in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy. His genetically-mutated character will be produced through CGI along with Vin Diesel‘s character Groot. Zoe SaldanaChris Pratt, and Dave Bautista will also star in the sci-fi spectacle. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Cinderella isn’t singing any more sad love songs. The Disney classic got a saucy, Sasha Fierce update courtesy of American Idol alum Todrick Hall. The vocalist upgraded the storyline with some of Beyoncé‘s greatest hits, including “Single Ladies,” “Love On Top,” and “Freakum Dress,” and managed to fit it all into eight minutes. [Entertainment Weekly]

Kanye West may not fancy the rumor mill, but he’s very aware of the gossip that has surrounded his relationship with paparazzi princess Kim Kardashian. “I could have people saying ‘this is going to damage your credibility as an artist or as a designer,’ and I say ‘I don’t care, I love this woman,’” he says during his first televised interview in three years. See the full hour-long summer finale of Kris, with a rumored photo bomb starring North West, tomorrow on Fox. [YouTube]

Two of pop’s biggest stars will be sharing the front row at this year’s Video Music Awards. Lady Gaga, who’s gearing up for the November release of ARTPOP, and Katy Perry, who’s ready to “Roar,” will be seated next to one another at the Barclays Center ceremony. [Twitter]

Just when we thought the American Idol changes were nearly over, news that Randy Jackson isn’t really leaving the show hit headlines. Though he will no longer serve on the judges’ panel, Jackson will be returning to the thirteenth season as a mentor, replacing Jimmy Iovine. [Vulture]

Here’s a look at baby Blue Ivy Drake on the cover of his upcoming LP, Nothing Was the Same. [The Fader]