Nobody needs to even bother messing with my girl Zooey Deschanel – she’s adorable. Go ahead and try to deny it! Pretend she’s too twee or too hipster or too whatever for your tastes, and then get with the program and realise she’s cute and get over it. Anyway, Fox News apparently didn’t get the message, nor did Kansas-based closed-captioning service Caption Solutions, who falsely identified her as the Boston bomber last week, as you probably remember:
It was by far the weirdest – and outright stupidest – mistake I’ve seen Fox make in a while. Well, no, I take that back. I just kinda don’t understand how it happened to begin with. But no matter! Caption Solutions has come forward and offered Zooey a formal apology. Because, you know, this is that big of a deal (it totally isn’t).
From The New York Post:
The Kansas-based Caption Solutions says it and its captioner “deeply” regrets the snafu. In a statement, company president Kala J. Patterson said they “sincerely apologize for this error.”
The onscreen text appeared last Friday on KDFW in Dallas-Fort Worth during their coverage of the manhunt for a Boston bombing suspect. Accompanying a photo of accused suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was a caption that read: “Marathon Bomber. He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel.”
Viewers noticed Deschanel’s name and quickly posted screen grabs of the gaffe.
When Deschanel learned of the TV captioning blunder, she tweeted: “Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!”
It’s a slow news day, leave me alone.
April 26, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Taylor Swift is still not content with ruining the music world (I kid! I love you, TSwift!) and has decided to further widen her repertoire to television, where she’ll be joining sister in whimsy Zooey Deschanel over on New Girl during the show’s upcoming season finale.
From Entertainment Weekly:
Taylor Swift is guest-starring in the May 14 episode of the Fox comedy, EW has learned. The country pop star will play a character named Elaine, who is an “important guest” at the wedding of Cece (Hannah Simone) and Shivrang (Satya Bhabha).
The singer-songwriter and New Girl fan has been name-checked multiple times on the show this season: In one episode, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) sent Cece a text in which he said he was going through a “Taylor Swift-like range of emotions,” while in another, Nick (Jake Johnson) tried to cheer up a heartbroken Jess (Zooey Deschanel) with unfortunate dance moves while she moaned, “I just wanted to listen to Taylor Swift alone,” and “22? played in the background.
I mean, I know Taylor was in Valentine’s Day and did that whole CSI thing, but I feel like New Girl is the perfect vehicle for her particular brand of la-di-da, pixie joie de vivre, or whatever the hell it is. I haven’t watched New Girl since towards the end of the first season because I’m terrible on watching TV when it’s not something I can binge through entire seasons on, but I will get to it eventually.
March 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Oh, Zooey, the apple of my eye. She could get arrested for building a meth lab in the back of an ice cream truck and I’d be like “well, she probably had a good reason for doing it.” She can’t do a single thing wrong, but she is very, very capable of doing things right.
As you probably guessed by the picture of Zooey on the cover of a Glamour magazine, she did an interview for the publication, and she had some pretty nice things to say:
On being a whimsical feminist: “I’m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f-cking feminist and wear a f-cking Peter Pan collar. So f-cking what?”
On her self image: “It’s just about doing what you like so that when you look at yourself, you’re not disgusted. And I’m all about unintentional. I’m not a calculated person.”
On thin celebrities: “Actresses have definitely gotten thinner over the course of my lifetime. Women I admired growing up—Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep—were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny—much, much too skinny. You can’t Pilates to that. I’m a very small person, and if I lost 15 pounds, I’d look like them; it’s scary. For young girls, what does that say? You need to look this way to be successful? That’s not true. You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what’s acceptable is larger than what people believe.”
But Zooey, I want to be a f-cking feminist and wear a f-cking Peter Pan collar, too! Peter Pan collars are the most adorable thing.
Oh, but she makes a really, really good point, doesn’t she? I hate the kind of thinking that dictates that feminists look and act a certain way, because that’s kind of detrimental to the whole movement, you know? Like, why are you trying to put limitations on your sisters, crazy feminists? A girl can raise a couple thousand dollars for a women’s shelter and drool over the square dancing petticoats in her local western wear store (that’s me, you guys!).
As for the other stuff, I really don’t know how much I believe the thing about how you really don’t have to be thin in Hollywood. Maybe she’s talking about girls with body types more like hers – naturally thin but certainly healthy looking – and not straight up fat girls. Because as it is now, I think there’s just a very small handful of fat working actresses in Hollywood, and they’re usually just in roles about their fatness, which isn’t very cool.
Regardless, I LOVE YOU ZOOEY.
January 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Emily
I know that it’s probably kitschy and predictable to like Zooey Deschanel, but guys, I do. She’s sweet and talented and genuine and I don’t think she’s at all artificial in any way whatsoever. This is her performance of the Star Spangled Banner at game 3 of the World Series, which happened on Saturday night.
One thing I’m disappointed about, that I kind of already mentioned? That she didn’t do a duet with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Because come on. How awesome would that have been?
October 29, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
Like Taylor Swift here. Taylor Swift looked ok at the Billboard Music Awards. In fact, I’d wager that she had the best look of the night, generally speaking. I really like her dress, and it obviously looks great on her.
Another lady who had a good look was Brandy, but to be honest, I can’t decide if I actually like her dress or if I just think she looks nice because I’ve always been envious of hair like that. Regardless, gold shoes!
Next up is Jordin Sparks, who I’ve always thought was completely adorable, wearing a lovely little dress. This one is remarkable because it’s one of the only dresses I’ve ever seen on a red carpet that I would actually like to wear in real life:
But then we have my personal favorite dress, worn by the very fabulous Carrie Underwood:
But which one was your favorite?
May 21, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
Guys, I’ve spent so much time mooning over the adorable and sweet Zooey Deschanel that I don’t even know if it’s appropriate to say her name and the word “cleavage” in the same sentence! I mean, it makes me feel like I’m hitting on a baby kitten or something equally lecherous like peeping my hot third cousin from Texas in the shower or something (not that I’ve ever, you know, done either or anything).
This is Zooey at the recent red carpet event for Fox Network’s Upfront Presentation, where other celebrities like Lea Michele, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and others appeared for the Fox Network series showcase. From all of the pictures I saw, too, Zooey was the one showing the most, ahem, decolletage.
I don’t know, friends. I love Zooey and I think she’s so refreshingly, wholesome-ly beautiful, but I guess when I really get down to thinking about it, she’s always been kind of androgynous to me in a way. I could never see her as a sex kitten—at least outside of the bedroom, hey hey—and I’m not quite sure I’m all that comfortable with her showing so much skin. It’s just … so not Zooey, you know? Thoughts?