Is there ever going to be a chink in Zooey Deschanel’s cool armor? On a recent appearance of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” she revealed her ties to my all-time favorite television show, “Twin Peaks.” Her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, played Eileen Hayward, who you may remember better as Donna’s (Lara Flynn Boyle) mother. As if that weren’t enough, Zooey’s father directed a bunch of episodes. So she basically grew up on the set. I was willing to overlook Zooey’s perfect bangs, her closet full of vintage dresses, her indie music career. I was willing to chalk it all up to good luck and good genes. But this I cannot overlook. She grew up romping around the red room, playing patty cake with the log lady, having burgers at the Double R Diner. Not fair! I’m incredibly jealous. There, I said it. [Buzzfeed]
Add Selena Gomez to the list of people who find Zooey Deschanel “adorkable.” The singer/actress posted a photo to Instagram of her reading the latest issue ofAllure (with Deschanel on the cover), calling the “New Girl” star her “current girl crush.” I have to say, I approve of this match much more so than Selena and Justin Bieber.
Gay, straight, or whatever—every lady has a girl crush. Strangely enough, my girl crush has been Eva Mendes ever since I saw the movie “Hitch” and fell in love with her tawny skin, sexy beauty mark, and impeccable wardrobe. Guess Ryan Gosling and I have the same taste in women — surely the three of us could work something out?
Anyway, click onward for more celebrity girl crushes — and tell us, who’s yours?
This past weekend, the Writer’s Guild held simultaneous awards shows on both the east and west coasts. Stars — I suppose the particularly writer-friendly stars — showed their appreciation by turning out in droves. And Zooey Deschanel, who filed for divorce earlier this year, encouraged the nerdy writers to make a pass at her. Joking during the opening of the west coast awards ceremony, Deschanel said, “Welcome to Nerd Prom. Male writers, you are so hot with your minds and plaid shirts. Hit on me.” Well, okay then. Check out Deschanel’s tartan gown — and all the rest — in the gallery above…
I’ve been on the fence about Zooey Deschanel for some time now. Partly because she sang a ridiculously cute song with My Fantasy Boyfriend a few weeks ago, and partly because I feel that she’s cultivated this totally annoying Manic Pixie Dream Indie Rock Girl persona, and it just seems to goddamn fake. But then I’m like, eh, maybe I’m just jealz. Zooey D. has a TV show! And no credit card debt! And a cotton commercial wherein her warbly voice sings about “the touch, the feel” whilst we peer into her cavernous closet full of retro-inspired frocks. Good for her.
And then I read her interview in Allure magazine and I wanted to die. Keep reading »
Look, let’s put aside the fact that manic pixie dream girls are inherently irritating, because the purpose of a woman’s life is not to make a boring accountant realize that he should run around naked in traffic. Unless that is her job, somehow. Unless it’s some sort of life coaching thing. Then I guess… life coaching is a field that really exists, in the real world, that real people pay for. People make choices. But that is never the case with manic pixie dream girls in the movies or television, because they never seem to have calculated career paths. They don’t want career paths! They just want to live!
That’s fine. That trope has existed for a very, very long time. The problem is not that that trope exists, it’s that it’s getting worse. Read more…
These pre-fame pictures of Zooey Deschanel circa 2001 made me like her again. Before her extensive collection of vintage-y cotton dresses and her perfectly sideswiped bangs, she was wearing fishnets just like the rest of us alterna-chicks. I will be merciful on her chunky shoes and wrong-length hemlines, because really, I was in much worse style shape 11 years ago. Three words: velvet leopard pants. Yes, I did. [Daily Mail UK]
Last week, we posted a video of Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon Levitt singing a New Year’s Eve song. Zooey posted the video and explained her 12 year relationship with JGL..
“I have known Joe Gordon-Levitt for going on 12 years. We first met in the summer of 2000 while doing a tiny movie called Manic, where we bonded over a mutual appreciation for Harry Nilsson and Nina Simone and I have been lucky enough to call him one of my dearest friends ever since.”
theBERRY is in agreement with me that — if JGL isn’t going to date our lovely Julie — Zooey and JGL should just date already. Click on over to see 25 photos of the twosome looking stupidly adorable together. Read more…
Well isn’t this adorkable? Oh crap, I just remembered we hate that word. Fine. Let me start over. Isn’t this lovely? Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, back together again, this time covering Nancy Wilson’s “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Julie would absolutely hate me for saying this, but luckily she is on a plane to Mexico right now, so here it goes: I really kind of wish Zooey and JGL would give romance a shot in real life. I like them together. By the way, if any of you send this post to Julie, I’ll know.
So this reminds me — what the heck are you doing for New Year’s Eve, Frisky readers? So far, I have no plans. I am either going to Rhode Island to hang out with someone very tall, chilling out on my couch with someone very furry, or doing something in between, like drinking champagne straight from the bottle on a street corner in Brooklyn. What are YOUR New Year’s Eve plans?