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Anna Faris brought a live marching band to the recording of her latest podcast

Anna Faris knows how to make an entrance.

The actress and comedian kicked off her presentation at EW PopFest on Sunday afternoon with singer Mondo Cozmo and USC’s marching band, the Spirit of Troy, who marched in through the audience, performed Mondo Cozmo’s “Hold On To Me” (Faris stars in the song’s music video) as well as the theme song to Anna Faris Is Unqualified. (Watch a clip above.)

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Anna Faris recalls her favorite roles

Anna Faris might be unqualified to host Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the relationship advice podcast she started last year. But Faris is extremely qualified for many things: Dark comedy, arthouse drama, spoof, romcom, sitcom. Currently, she’s starring opposite Allison Janney as one of Mom’s moms, but she recently appeared for a brilliant sequence in Keanu, playing a wildly unhinged version of herself.

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Anna Faris, Janelle Monae, Bob's Burgers cast, Outlander author added to EW PopFest

EW’s PopFest lineup just got a little bit bigger. A live taping of Anna Faris’ podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, a musical performance from Grammy-winning singer Janelle Monae, a conversation with Outlander author Diana Gabaldon, and a live table read from the cast of Bob’s Burgers have all been added to the two-day event, presented by Entertainment Weekly in Los Angeles this October.

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Courtney Love jams with Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt got a private concert when Courtney Love stopped by their home this week.

The Hole singer hung out in the couple’s kitchen when she picked up her guitar and played “Never Go Hungry,” off the band’s 2010 album Nobody’s Daughter, among pizza boxes and podcast equipment.

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Anna Faris to release memoir, Unqualified

Anna Faris is spinning her comedic podcast into print for her upcoming memoir, Unqualified, it was announced Thursday.

Lifted from the candid advice she doles out over the airwaves on Anna Faris is Unqualified, the book will share Faris’ take on “how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic and worthwhile adventure of finding love,” according to a release. She’ll trace her rise from awkward teen to Hollywood starlet, recounting both relationship misfires and her marriage to Chris Pratt, who will also write the foreword.

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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt got wrestling tips from Dave Bautista

If Anna Faris and Chris Pratt ever need backup career plans, there’s always professional wrestling. The Mom star posted an Instagram video of her and Pratt learning a wrestling move from none other than his Guardians of the Galaxy costar Dave Bautista.

The couple — Faris more nervous than her cool-and-collected husband — tried out the maneuver as Bautista watched and provided instructions. Check them how they did in the video below.

 

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See Jenna Dewan Tatum teach Anna Faris the art of sexy dancing

Jenna Dewan Tatum showed off her sexy dance moves on Lip Sync Battle earlier this year, and now she’s sharing the wealth with Anna Faris. In a video posted to Instagram Monday, she gave Faris some booty-popping pointers as the pair fired off an a capella rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

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