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Elizabeth Banks Says 'Pitch Perfect 3' Was Inspired By Her 'Life-Changing' USO Tour!

Elizabeth Banks made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (November 30) and revealed that Pitch Perfect 3‘s story-line was inspired by her real life.

After the highs of winning the world championships, in Pitch Perfect 3 the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

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Elizabeth, who is an executive producer for the film, revealed to Jimmy that her 2015 USO tour helped developed the story.

“We went to Afghanistan, Bahrain, Italy, Djibouti in Africa and Germany,” Elizabeth told Jimmy. “It was life-changing, it was amazing and so fun. You get to be with our troops, we’re in one of the longest wars in American history. I felt like it was the least I can do as an American citizen. Especially during the Holidays, you know they’re not going to get to go home and be with their families so we get to bring a little bit of American fun to them.”


Elizabeth Banks on ‘Pitch Perfect 3′ & USO Tour

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing a David Koma dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Alexis Bittar earrings, and David Koma jewelry.

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Kristen Stewart & Elizabeth Banks Honor Julianne Moore at MoMA Benefit

Kristen Stewart looked cute in a crop top at the 2017 Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit: A Tribute to Julianne Moore!

The 27-year-old Personal Shopper actress paired the white top with black and white patterned pants and a matching jacket at the event held at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday (November 13) in New York City.

Kristen snapped this pic with star of the night Julianne Moore as well as Elizabeth Banks.

Julianne dazzled in a black and silver strapless dress and diamond jewelry, and Elizabeth looked chic in head-to-toe white.

Julianne‘s husband Bart Freundlich, their 15-year-old daughter Liv, Christy Turlington, Jerry Seinfield, his wife Jessica, Michael J. Fox, his wife Tracy Pollan, Phoebe Tonkin, and Rachel Roy also stepped out to show their support.

“I love my mom,” Kristen said regarding her “work mom” Julianne during her speech. “No disrespect to my mom, but I wish you were my mom.”

FYI: Kristen is wearing Chanel. Elizabeth is wearing Emanuel Ungaro. Julianne is wearing Chanel. Phoebe is wearing Chanel. The event was presented by Chanel.

10+ pictures inside of Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Charlize Theron, Brie Larson & More Join Forces at Porter's Incredible Women Gala 2017!

Charlize Theron is picture perfect as she hits the green carpet at PORTER’s 2017 Incredible Women Gala in association with Estee Lauder held at NeueHouse Los Angeles on Wednesday (November 1) in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old actress was joined at the event by Brie Larson, Garret Hedlund, Kate Bosworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jeremy Renner, Mary J Blige, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Annabelle Wallis, Seth Macfarlane, Mia Goth, Selma Blair, Raquel Welch, Melanie Griffith, Misty Copeland, Sarah Gadon, Rachel Zoe, and special musical guest Kacy Hill.

PORTER’s Incredible Women of 2017 is a list made up of 50 women who have challenged the status quo and the year when women came together in an unprecedented show of unity. A feeling of solidarity runs through the list with a special nod to the entertainment industry which saw women create some of the year’s most talked-about and celebrated TV and film.

FYI: Charlize is in Givenchy. Kate is wearing an Erdem dress with Sarah Flint shoes. Annabelle is wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Mia is wearing a ChloƩ ensemble.

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Elizabeth Banks Honors Laverne Cox at Outfest Awards

Laverne Cox poses for a photo with Elizabeth Banks at the 2017 Outfest Legacy Awards on Sunday night (October 22) at Vibiana in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old Orange Is the New Black actress was honored at the event and Elizabeth was there to present the award.

Legendary actress Rita Moreno was also honored and she was joined by her One Day at a Time co-star Justina Machado.

“Wow last night was incredible. Thank you @outfest and #outfestlegacyawards for the honor and for the incredible work you do,” Laverne wrote on Instagram. “So when a living legend #RitaMoreno needs a resting place you oblige. What an incredible woman. I love you Ms. Moreno. Thank you @zackarydrucker and @elizabethbanks for your amazing words. And thank you @jazzmunnichcala for gracing us with you presence last minute and for joining me onstage to share the trailblazer honor because you truly are a trailblazer. Thank you to my entire team as well. I love you all.”

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Victoria Hayes dress, Ruthie Davis shoes, a Devi Kroell clutch, H Stern earrings, a Dionea Orcini bracelet, a Monica Vinader necklace, and rings by W. Britt and John Hardy. Elizabeth is wearing a Wolk Morais jumpsuit.

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Kristen Stewart & Lupita Nyong'o Are Being Considered for 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot!

Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o might just be angels – Charlie’s Angels, specifically.

The two actresses are currently being considered for roles in a Charlie’s Angels reboot directed by Elizabeth Banks, according to Variety.

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Casting is still underway for the film, which is expected to be released in summer 2019.

Charlie’s Angels originated as an ABC show between 1976-1981 starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Majors and Jaclyn Smith before hitting the big screen in 2000 with Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore, followed by a 2003 sequel.