The wait is almost over! To whet your whistles, here’s Danny with SNL castmember Jason Sudeikis.
Digital Spy: Sudeikis “later encourages Radcliffe to attempt an American accent, although brands Radcliffe’s choice of phrase—”What up, dude, give me some hamburgers and pizza!”—as stereotypical.”
Hee hee. I feel like a lot of folks from the UK have an American go-to voice that is very Texas/Arkansas/Mississippi?!, and it always makes me a little paranoid, because I feel that we mostly do not sound like that. Do people think we sound like this? (Emma Thompson once described the East Coast accent as “chewy,” and I about fainted.)
This means that Abby Elliott will inevitably appear onscreen in a brown wig, strumming a ukulele plaintively, and then Zooey will arrive in a leather jacket, smoking a cigarette and being all disaffected, and she will snarl and tell Abby to take a hike, and that will be when the audience is supposed to laugh.
January 11, 2012 at 10:30 am by Jenn
I shouldn’t say this—I shouldn’t!—but in my everyday life, I make constant, consistent jokes at Zooey Deschanel‘s expense.
I don’t know! Recently I tripped over a toy piano and crashed into a tower of yet-unfiled CDs, and I joked I was the “Zooey of Dick Van Dykes.”
Maybe I joke about her because I was a huge Matt Ward fan back in college and now I feel wistful about She and Him. Maybe it’s because I am a natural blonde with dark-dyed hair who dreams of playing the uke and having great bangs. Maybe it’s because I really do play a lap zither and not-on-purpose talk out the corner of my mouth. Maybe it’s because I’m sort of infantilized (not in the adult-diaper way, jerks), you know, just generally and unattractively helpless when it comes to changing lightbulbs on high ceilings. This sort of thing is not totally adorable unless you are a famous actress and singer, unfortunately.
I also know that if I ever say to my friend Robyn “You’re like a Zooey!” she’ll start yelling in public angrily. Especially if I specify, “Your singing sounds a little like the Zooey cotton commercial.” Oooh, poor Robyn. She hates when I say things like that, but for real, Robyn has great dyed-dark bangs.
Yeah, OK, I know we love Zooey around here, but it’s still a lot of fun to make up Zooey Zingers, particularly when I am sitting anywhere near my friend Robyn. But why am I so mean? Why, when Zooey played one of my favorite characters in one of my favorite movies?
Anyway, this time I can’t crack wise about Zooey at all. It’s very frustrating. Here she is with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and they make beautiful music together. Seriously.
I mean, I want to be cruelly dismissive and apathetic; I really do want to act like quirky, winning charm has zero effect on my stone heart. It’s all lies. You’ll love this.
December 30, 2011 at 7:30 am by Jenn
For those of you who love Zooey as much as I do, here are 25 facts that will probably make you love her even more:
1. I accidentally entered a beauty pageant.
2. I hate camping, but I love summer camp.
3. I took three years off from acting and toured with my band, She & Him.
4. I used to dress up like a princess to do my homework.
5. I have had brown hair and bangs since I was 2. One year I dyed it blonde, which felt so weird.
6. I drove my mom’s old Volvo until just a few years ago.
7. I had a party at the American Girl store — recently.
8. I love coffee. I mean, I really love coffee.
9. I am always early to work but sometimes late to other things.
11. I know This is Spinal Tap by heart.
12. I am really competitive at board games.
13. I talk to my mom every day.
14. I love work more than vacations.
15. I love pictures of people’s dogs.
16. I am pretty crafty. I like to bake.
17. I hate papaya.
18. I use scrunchies. Don’t judge.
19. I love pajamas.
20. I am a true blue music nerd.
21. I love cereal.
22.Pastoralia by George Saunders is one of my favorite novels.
23. I have bows painted on my toenails.
24. I took six years of tap-dancing lessons.
25. My first acting job was as Little Red Riding Hood.
Did it work? You love her more now, right? Oh, I’m so glad! Now excuse me while I dress up like a princess to do my homework.
October 27, 2011 at 5:30 am by Emily
I know, I squealed too! Because we all love She & Him, right? How could you not? It’s a band made up of the constantly adorable Zooey Deschanel and the always impressive M. Ward, and if that doesn’t do anything for you, then listen to that little track above. If you’re still unmoved, then check out the album’s tracklist:
01 “The Christmas Waltz”
02 “Christmas Day”
03 “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
04 “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
05 “Christmas Wish”
06 “Sleigh Ride”
07 “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
08 “Silver Bells”
09 “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
10 “Blue Christmas”
11 “Little Saint Nick”
12 “The Christmas Song”
Are you weeping with joy yet at this inevitably glorious album? If not, then check your pulse, because I don’t know what else could be wrong with you besides death.
September 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Emily
Sometimes, or, well, a lot of times, celebrities will put something on their bodies (clothes, not semen), and my only reaction is “why?” There’s this confused, lost little lamb look that goes along with it, and if it’s really bad, a genuine pouty face, but that’s the gist. And that whole sequence is exactly what took place when I saw this picture of Zooey Deschanel at the Our Idiot Brother premiere.
I love Zooey Deschanel. Love, love, love her. I love her music, I think she’s insanely gorgeous, I simply adore her. But this dress? It’s not right. I’m sorry, but it’s not. I think Zooey’s the kind of pretty girl who should just stick with ultra simple clothing items, you know, like nice jeans or potato sacks, because all these frills and possibly homicidal neck ruffles just take away from that magical natural beauty, right?
August 18, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
Are y’all psyched for the apocalypse or what?! Heads are gonna motherfuckin’ roll, you guys. I’m so pumped. Last night, I had the perfect excuse to do my favorite things (make out and watch Zach Galifianakis movies, natch), and today I’m going to be completely worthless and offensive and terrible all day, and if anybody calls me out on it – suck it, I’m about to go to hell, I’ll do as I damn well please.
Sad facts though: the Rapture is supposed to start on May 21st at 6:00 PM, and some people say that it’s 6:00 PM in your specific timezone, so I guess Armageddon will just roll its way across the globe at a leisurely pace. The thing is, it’s already been 6:00 PM on May 21st somewhere in the world, and so far everybody seems cool. That particular theory could be wrong though, so I’m going to go ahead and wait for 6:00, east coast time, and give Jesus a good hour or so to show up, then I’m going to go to the drive-in or something.
Anyway, I know there are some people that want to hear their favorite celebrities’ outlook on the End Times, so I won’t deprive you of that any longer:
See, Pete Wentz, Zooey Deschanel, Roseanne, and Jonah Hill are all very solid people with really reliable opinions, so if you’re running around losing your damn mind over the end of the world, just follow one of these people’s advice and you should be just fine.