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Anna Kendrick Goes Head To Head Against John Krasinski On Lip Sync Battle

Hey John, how does it feel to get beat on your own show?

  • That's right folks, another week means another episode of Lip Sync Battle. On this week's episode, Academy Award nominee turned social media maven, Anna Kendrick took on the show's own executive producer, John Krasinski. How did John do at his own game? Well, it looks like for the first round, it was the battle of the boy bands.

  • It was 90s vs. now, a 90s pop classic against a recent chart topper. Beyond song choice, it looks like it came down to their moves. John Krasinski showing his No Strings Attached moves, and Anna Kendrick pulling every stereotypical boy band movie imaginable, right down to her boy-band-well-aware-that-they're-a-heart-throb facial expressions. Let's break this battle down the only way we on the internet know how, IN GIF FORM.

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    We have John's marionette work right out of the gate....

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    ...against Anna's boy band swagger.

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    Krasinski's boy band hop...

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    ...versus Kendrick's.

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    But let's be real, the Pitch Perfect star totally took the first round when she unveiled the masterpiece underneath her jacket. Looks like Cinderella and the baker's wife were really meant to be!

  • Onto round 2, in what's looking like the best episode of the season thus far, we have both celebs shaking their hips! John Krasinski trying to win over the audience with a performance that has unexpected turn, and Anna Kendrick trying to prove that at the end of the day - butts are still all we're here for. Seriously though, butts are puh-retty great.

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    This time, it's Krasinski that has something under his clothes to show us!

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    At this point you would think that John, on his own show, would have his luck turn around - right? WRONG.

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    Out of the gate, Kendrick comes out ready to KILL.

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    Then she hit the crowd with some of this.

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    AK47 (a nickname given to Anna by a Rocket Science co-star) continued her onslaught by serving up the kind of realness that could only be rivaled by that of Beyoncé herself. Way to channel your inner Queen B, Anna!

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    If Anna didn't already have this competition in the bag, she still had one more trick up her sleeve. The original singer of "Booty" and the booty to end all booties as far as....well as far as everyone is concerned, Jennifer Lopez came in to help Anna with her winning finish. This was a Mortal Kombat "FATALITY" level ending to her already ferocious performance (shout out to all the gamers enjoying Mortal Kombat X!)

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    Looks like it was a pretty big day for Anna Kendrick. Not only is the Up In The Air star our latest Lip Sync Battle champion, but it was also announced that Kendrick will be publishing a book!

    “I’m excited to publish my first book,” Kendrick said in a release, “and 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. 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!”

    All that on top of the highly anticipated Pitch Perfect sequel being less than a month away - it's safe to say that congratulations are in order for Anna Kendrick. So, congrats Anna - here's to a very exciting year ahead!

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