Zooey Deschanel seems like a sweet girl, but she’s also got a bit of a fierce business side. The actress is apparently suing Steve Madden for $2 million for a collaboration that never happened. Apparently, Deschanel had planned to team up with the footwear retailer to create a line of shoes and accessories, and, in a verbal agreement with them, settled on a fee of $2 million for her work, which would be paid regardless of if production never happened. (Her “work” was to be 13 days of meetings, photo shoots, and the like—so now you know how much celebs get paid to do these things/what “work” is entailed for the celeb “designer.”) Trouble started when first Steve Madden wanted to lower her rate to $1.5 million, which she agreed to. When the deal eventually fell through, Zooey’s lawyers argued that she is still owed the $2 million because of the company’s original promise. What do you think—fair or ridiculous? [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Looking for something to get you through the Ides of March? Put on the sunny sounds of She & Him‘s appropriately titled second album, Volume Two. The record officially drops next Tuesday, but you can stream the entire album over on NPR. Besides the first single, “In the Sun,” with its ’50s sock hop-style video, we’re feeling “Over It Over Again” and “Lingering Still.” [NPR] Keep reading »
We’re slightly obsessed with both Solange and Zooey Deschanel, so you know we let out a squeal when we learned that affordable cosmetics line Rimmel London has signed them to be spokeswomen. Rimmel, which has also added Puerto Rican model Alejandra Ramos Munoz to the roster, is hoping their move to include more diverse women in their ads will increase the brand’s appeal in Asia and South America. “At a time of extraordinary worldwide growth for the brand, these three strong, successful and uniquely beautiful women will help ensure that Rimmel London’s image continues to be modern and globally relevant,” said Renato Semerari, President of Coty Beauty, which owns Rimmel. These three unconventional beauties join Kate Moss, Georgia Jagger, and Coca Rocha as Rimmel spokeswomen. Never have we been so excited for an ad campaign. [Stylelist, MTV] Keep reading »
Before today, I thought Zooey Deschanel was the perfect example of how stars can appear in ads without looking like sellouts. Her collaboration with eye wear manufacturer Oliver Peoples made sense, and the song she wrote about cotton, “the fabric of our lives,” was good enough for me to listen to at times besides when it aired during TV commercial breaks.
Now, however, Zooey is in an ad for Absolut Vodka. While it was shot by Ellen von Unwerth, who is well-respected and has previously photographed Zooey for magazine shoots, the connection between these two women and vodka doesn’t make much sense to me, at least not in this photo. And for the first time, I feel like Zooey is just another celebrity picking up extra money by posing with products. Keep reading »
On Saturday, Zooey Deschanel married Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard in what will be remembered as the indiest of unions ever. The top-secret wedding took place in Seattle and Gibbard’s band mate broke the news on Twitter when he said, “Wedding day! So excited.” Zooey’s already crossed over to music with her band She & Him and now Gibbard will be acting in John Krasinski’s “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” which comes out on Friday. Although every emo boy with a hard-on for Zooey is probably crying and rocking himself back and forth in his closet right now, we’re secretly super excited to see what kind of indie rock magic this couple makes together. [Actress Archives]
In celebration of this adorable union, we’ve picked the 10 cutest couples in Hollywood! Keep reading »
I’m off next week for a much needed vacation — Costa Rica! Surfing! Yoga! Beer! — leaving The Frisky in the very capable hands of your regular bloggers. Consider this video my parting gift. There’s a dance sequence in “(500) Days Of Summer,” in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so high on life that he dances through the streets of L.A., but Zooey Deschanel‘s own sweet moves were absent. On his website, hitRECord.org, Joe posted this video and wrote:
I mean, it really felt a bit wrong — Zooey’s born for musical numbers, and the one day she wasn’t on set, we go and shoot a musical number? The wrong had to be righted. So when it came time to start promoting the movie, we had the idea to kill two birds with one stone…. It’s a work of art in its own right. And to me, it seems like so much more effective an endorsement of the movie than any interview or fashion shoot…. Plus it was about as purely fun a day on a set as I’ve ever had. Hope you like it!
I like it so much, I am overlooking the fact that JGL still hasn’t responded to my Twitter date invite. Keep reading »
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt, stars of the upcoming ZOMG-I-cannot-wait-to-see-it movie “500 Days Of Summer,” filmed a mash up of a scene from their movie with the incredibly, uh, compelling love story of “Sid & Nancy.” Only Zooey plays Sid Vicious, and Joseph plays Nancy Spungen. Awesomeness. (A few NSFW language issues — they bleep out the f-word, but keep s**t. Just so you’re forewarned.) Keep reading »
It’s hard to look all darling when you’re freaking baking inside a worrisomely hot car and not say, chillaxin’ in the breezy Bahamas. Somehow, our style icon-o-the-day, indie fashion maven Zooey Deschanel, makes toasty weather chic look easy and reminds us of cotton candy, photo booths, lounge chairs, and that sweet, sweet patio water mister we’re saving up for. Luckily, these cute shoes are cool and way cheaper. Keep reading »
Yesterday we told you about The Gap’s new intern, Kanye West, who joins a long line of celebrities (temporarily) giving up their high-paying day jobs in order to learn something new from the ground up. All of this got me thinking about which celebs we’d like to have intern at The Frisky and what tasks we would give them. After the jump, some of our writers and editors dish on who they’d like to fetch coffee and, uh, other stuff. Keep reading »