New recipes

Zooey Deschanel Is a Prepared Baker and More Celebrity News

Zooey Deschanel Is a Prepared Baker and More Celebrity News

Happy New Year! As we settle into our new resolutions and long to-do lists, let's take a peek back and see what the A-listers were up to during the holidays.

Restaurant Buzz

You Tube sensation Psy celebrated his 34th birthday with a three-tiered cake decorated to look like his blue tuxedo at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas. [US]

Sofia Vergara is a woman worth fighting over, apparently. While at a cocktail party at Miami's Story nightclub, Vergara's fiance Nick Loeb got in a fight with her former flame Chris Paciello. [US]

A pregnant Kim Kardashian celebrated the new year with boyfriend Kanye West at 1Oak in Las Vegas. [Popsugar]

Julianne Hough, Mario Lopez, Topher Grace, and Ryan Seacrest dined at The Lambs Club during their New Year's Eve bash. [NY Post]

Jay-Z, Chris Martin, Victor Cruz, and friends rang in the new year with Ace of Spades champagne at the 40/40 Club after Jay-Z and Martin performed at the Barclays Center. [NY Post]

Zoe Saldana had a private dinner with friends at CATCH Miami before heading to The James Royal Palm Beach to ring in 2013 with Chris Bosh, Gabrielle Union, and Dwyane Wade. [NY Post]

Seen & Heard

Ryan Seacrest toasted 2013 with a tall flute of champagne. [Instagram/RyanSeacrest]

A pregnant Jenna Dewan-Tatum sipped on ginger ale while watching fireworks and ringing in the new year with husband Channing Tatum in St. Barts. [WhoSay/JennaDewanTatum]

Zooey Deschanel brought along cookbook Baked Elements to Gelson's supermarket in Los Angeles and shopped for ingredients. [The Daily Mail]


9 Cooking Shows Your Kid Chef Will Love

Kids' cooking shows are fun for the whole family. They also help teach the basics, as well as expose children to different cultures through cuisine. Here are a few they are bound to enjoy.

As parents, we can all agree that not all kids&apos TV is created equal. But the good ones teach our kids new skills, expand their worldview, and entertain us parents, too (co-viewing, aka watching TV with the kids, improves children&aposs understanding of what they&aposre watching).

Kids&apos cooking shows have emerged as a pandemic favorite, encouraging us to bake as a family, transporting us to exotic destinations, and introducing us to new dishes from our sofas. They also help to educate little ones about the building blocks of healthy eating𠅊nd how to make a really delicious cupcake (a very useful life skill, whether you&aposre 8 or 18).

There are tons of fantastic cooking shows to watch live, stream, or find online. Some are geared to kids others are meant for adults but suitable for children, and plenty feature young kids on TV to inspire your little ones on their cooking journeys.

Whether your budding chef is a wannabe butcher, baker, or you just want to escape to an exciting new city and learn about local dishes with some cute puppets, here are some favorites your kids will love (depending on their age). And yes parents, you&aposre going to want to watch these too.


Liam Hemsworth said he gave up a vegan diet after he dealt with a health complication.

Actor Liam Hemsworth had been following a vegan diet for four years until a health scare in February 2019 had him rethink how he ate.

"[In] February of last year I was feeling lethargic. Then I got a kidney stone. It was one of the most painful weeks of my life," he told Men's Health magazine. " . I had to go to the hospital and get surgery."

He explained that although he thought his diet was "super healthy," he "had to completely rethink" what he was eating after the kidney stone, which he said was caused by consuming too much oxalate. High amounts of oxalates can be found in popular vegan foods, like beans, spinach, and beetroot.

Hemsworth explained that he had initially followed a vegan diet for health reasons and he "felt great" following it at first, even though things have changed.

"What I say to everyone is, 'Look, you can read whatever you want to read. But you have to experience it for yourself. You have to figure out what works best for your body,'" he told Men's Health. "If something works well for a period, great, keep doing it. If something changes and you're not feeling great, you've got to reassess it and then figure it out."


How It All Began: A Timeline of Zooey and Jonathan

August 2019: Jonathan and Zooey met

Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel met while filming Carpool Karaoke, where the Scott Brothers were pitted against the Deschanel sisters. The four seemed to have really hit it off, as both Zooey and Jonathan shared moments from the episode on Instagram, referring to each other as "friends." From that first moment, you could spy the pair getting just a little flirty, but as far as the public knew, Zooey was still married.

A source told People that the two became friends after the show ". and then started talking as friends and realized there was more to it." The source also noted that Zooey was drawn to Jonathan&rsquos sense of humor and that they bonded over their shared interests.

September 2019: Jonathan and Zooey are spotted holding hands

News broke that Zooey had split from husband Jacob Pechenik, and that the two had allegedly been separated for a few months prior to announcing it (now it makes more sense why they sold their Manhattan Beach house over the summer). One week later, Zooey, 40, was spotted holding hands with Jonathan, 42.

➡ Love knowing what your favorite HGTV stars are up to? Same. Let's keep up with them together.

October 2019: Jonathan and Zooey stepped out for their first public date

The pair attended Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. They posted the same group picture on Instagram, where Zooey can be seen snug in his arms. The morning after, Jacob Pechenik officially filed for divorce from Zooey, asking for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Elsie Otter, 5, and son Charlie Wolf, 3. He cited the date of separation as January 8, according to court papers obtained by Us Weekly.

November 2019: Jonathan and Zooey confirmed their relationship on Instagram

Jonathan and Zooey finally gave the people what they wanted: their first selfie together!

Also in November, Zooey placed her Manhattan Beach three-story home on the market for $5.975 million, according to Variety. She had purchased the home almost two years ago with her then-husband, Jacob Pechenik, for $5.6 million.

December 2019: Jonathan and Zooey spent the holidays together

The couple made their red carpet debut at the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker at the El Capitan Theater. It was a double date with Jonathan's twin brother and Property Brothers co-host Drew Scott and his wife Linda Phan.

Jonathan and Zooey got into the holiday spirit by icing festive sugar cookies together. The cookies wore elf hats with their names iced on. They also were photographed posing with famous magician David Copperfield.

In the days leading up to Christmas, Jonathan teased a scene from the iconic Christmas movie Elf, where Zooey played Jovie. He put his own spin on the photo by inserting himself into the scene as Buddy the Elf, who played Jovie's love interest.

The couple ended 2019 on a strong note. "A truly Happy New Year with my sweetie," Zooey wrote on Instagram. Jonathan replied in the comments of the post (and this is the part where I cried) "New Years Resolution. continue being the kinda fella you deserve ❤️."

January 2020: Drew Scott opened up about his brother's newfound happiness

The Property Brothers appeared on Today where Drew pointed out Jonathan's smile. "See this smile? I haven't seen him smile like this in a very long time, and I think it's amazing to see him so happy."

March 2020: Jonathan and Zooey quarantined together

The couple self-isolated for a few months together in 2020. Jonathan shared a photo carousel to Instagram which depicted how the couple kept busy: "Zooey Deschanel and I have been playing games, making music, and of course doing puzzles," he wrote.

April 2020: Jonathan became a New Girl stan

Jonathan watched all of New Girl, the comedy series in which Zooey starred in from 2011 to 2018, for the first time ever. He revealed this during an episode of podcast At Home With Linda and Drew Scott."True love is driving five hours only to see your love for one, or watching their whole show," he said.

August 2020: Jonathan and Zooey marked one year since meeting

The couple celebrated the anniversary of meeting one another on Carpool Karaoke. Jonathan shared a sweet video montage of their most special moments. "Who would&rsquove known that exactly one year ago my life would change forever. When I count my blessings, I count you twice," he wrote.

October 2020: Jonathan and Zooey and the most epic Halloween costumes

In early October, the couple stepped out together for an important cause&mdash to vote. Since Jonathan is a Canadian native, this was his first time voting in the United States. "It really is a privilege that not everyone in the world has the ability to exercise. I am humbled and proud to be surrounded by a partner and loved ones who also cherish the importance of having your voice heard" he wrote, alongside a photo of him and Zooey, proudly donning their "I Voted" stickers.

A few days later, they dressed up for Halloween in a Harry Potter and Hermoine Granger matching set. While this getup is by no means unique, the sentiment behind Jonathan and Zooey's selection was special.

As a refresher, Zooey had starred in the 2008 comedy Yes Man (which you can stream on Netflix here). In the film, she and her co-star Jim Carrey dressed up as Hogwarts students to attend a Harry Potter-themed Halloween party. where they didn't exactly fit in. Now, Jonathan and Zooey brought the iconic and hilarious scene back to life with their witty choice of costumes.

November 2020: Jonathan shut down engagement rumors

Jonathan shut down media speculation that he had "wedding fever" and had proposed to Zooey. During an episode of SiriusXM podcast Covino & Rich, he said there was no truth to any rumors going around that he and Zooey had taken the next step in their relationship. "I'm pretty confident that I will ask my girlfriend to marry me before I tell a reporter," he quipped of the false narratives the media had fabricated about his personal life.

December 2020: Zooey guest-starred on Jonathan's show Celebrity IOU

The couple made their first-ever TV appearance together as Zooey guest-starred on Jonathan and Drew's show, Celebrity IOU. As a refresher, Celebrity IOU follows the Scott brothers as they help well-known celebrities surprise loved ones with special renovation projects. In this particular episode, Drew and Jonathan helped Zooey surprise her lifelong friend with an updated lower level. As Drew third-wheeled, Jonathan and Zooey were more smitten than ever. However, Zooey made it clear that construction wasn't exactly her cup of tea.

"I love spending time with Jonathan more than anything in the world. he's the best," she said during the episode. However, she joked that she'd "rather watch him do it from afar. with headphones on," referring to how noisy the construction site was.

January 2021: Zooey turns 41 and the couple celebrates Robbie Burns Day

In honor of Zooey's 41st birthday (which fell on January 17), Jonathan penned her a sweet note on Instagram. "Today is my favorite person&rsquos birthday. You are caring, talented, hilarious, sweet, and just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside," he wrote, adding that while they would not be able to celebrate as they had the year prior (due to the ongoing pandemic), he did have "a few surprises up my sleeve."

When it came to those surprises, Jonathan sure delivered. He shared a photo to his Instagram Story of a gorgeous floral arrangement and a cake made in the shape of a Z for Zooey. The bouquet was put together by Westwood Flower Garden, and the cake was from Karma Baker, which specializes in vegan and gluten-free goodies. Peep the macarons and strawberries crowning the cake!

Later in January, the couple celebrated Robbie Burns Day, a Scottish holiday commemorating the life of poet Robert Burns. Jonathan's brother Drew and wife Linda Phan joined them in person while JD Scott and wife Annalee Belle and Jim and Joanne Scott joined them over Zoom. For the occasion, Jonathan donned a kilt and showed off his bagpipe skills on his Instagram Stories.

February 2021: Jonathan and Zooey celebrate Valentine's Day

Jonathan penned a sweet and cheesy note to Zooey on Instagram in honor of Valentine's Day. "There's a lot to love about this lady right here. To list it, I&rsquod need a LOT more paper. Happy Valentine&rsquos Day, " he wrote. Zooey also shared a sweet post dedicated to Jonathan for the occasion (and peep the Darth Vader ice cubes in his wine glass!)

Well, it looks like these two are head-over-heels for each other! While we never expected the pair to link up, we love this relationship. Here are a few more reasons why we think Jonathan and Zooey are the perfect match.

They've Both Been Divorced Before

Sure, this probably isn't a highlight for either one of them, but their similar pasts means that they each have gone through some serious heartbreak that hopefully helped them narrow down what they really want in a partner. Jonathan opened up about his divorce in the brothers' memoir It Takes Two: Our Story, noting that "The pain ended up outlasting the marriage." They tied the knot back in 2007 before he was famous, then split. His next serious girlfriend was Jacinta Kuznetsov, who was the development producer of Scott Brothers Entertainment at the time. They dated for two and a half years, calling it quits in 2018.

Zooey, of course, separated from husband Jacob Pechenik in September 2019 after four years of marriage. They now share two kids together: Elsie, 4, and Charlie, 2. Deschanel was also married to Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard from 2009 to 2012.

They Both Love Dogs

Both Jonathan and Zooey have and love dogs. Zooey actually adopted her pups Dot and Zelda, who are sisters, in 2013 and shared the adorable story on The Ellen Show. Meanwhile, Jonathan is the dad to two pint-sized pups, Stewie and Gracie. While he grew up on a ranch in Canada surrounded by big dogs, he's had a change of heart and is now infatuated with smaller furry friends. Regardless of size, he's just an avid dog lover all around. &ldquoI don&rsquot trust people who don&rsquot like dogs," he told People last June. "How could you not love a creature that is always excited to see you?&rdquo

They Both Can Sing

I think the world fell in love with Zooey's voice in Elf with her rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Zooey has got pipes for sure and is also half of the indie musical duo She and Him. But Jonathan is no stranger to the recording studio either. The Scott Brothers have actually released three country songs on iTunes.

They&rsquore Both Charming, Adorkable Goofballs

These two both have a bit of a dorky side but in the best way possible. On an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Jonathan confirmed he's a magician and surprised the audience by making some dog treats vanish. He also noted that he can perform the classic bunny top hat trick, but in his version, he pulls his Chihuahua named Gracie out of the hat. And according to HGTV, he's also a member of the Academy of Magical Arts.

And Zooey, whose character on New Girl inspired an entire "adorkable" ad campaign, is nothing short of goofy and fun-loving. Although it was a scripted character she played on TV, we can't help but notice their similar style choices (headbands, colorful skirts, funky jewelry, etc.) and witty personalities. While Zooey seems a bit more confident than Jessica Day, she doesn't seem to stray far from her leading role.

Drew Approves of Zooey

It's always nice when your family actually likes the person you're dating, but it's even more important when you're deeply involved in a business with your sibling. Drew Scott has only kind words to say about Zooey so far. &ldquo[They&rsquore] both amazing people and I think it&rsquos great," he told US Weekly in September 2019. In fact, he and his wife go on double dates with Zooey and Jonathan.


26 Celebrity Siblings Who Have Appeared Together on Screen

For many successful performers, the entertainment industry is a family business. And while stars like the Olsen twins, the Sprouse brothers, the Deschanel sisters, and the Hemsworth siblings have certainly found fame individually, they also occasionally team up — much to the delight of fans. Check out these 26 famous siblings who have appeared on screen together. (Photos via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images + Kevin Winter/Getty Images + Frazer Harrison/Getty Images + Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal: The Gyllenhaals have a long history of working together, going all the way back to when they were children and starred in 1993's A Dangerous Woman, which was directed by their father, Stephen Gyllenhaal. They also appeared on two episodes of Food Network's Molto Mario with their mother, Naomi Foner. But most fans of the pair probably best remember them together in 2001's Donnie Darko.

Interestingly, Maggie had to be talked into the project when the film's director, Richard Kelly, approached her after casting Jake. "Immediately, she was like, 'Richard, you're only offering this to me because I'm Jake's big sister. You should be finding the best actress for the role,'" Kelly recalled to Vox in 2017. "So she was already trying to talk me out of casting her, in a very selfless way. And I was just really impressed by that. … So I was really determined to convince her to do it after that." (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Dylan and Cole Sprouse: The Sprouse brothers got an early start in Hollywood, sharing a role on Grace Under Fire when they were babies before acting alongside Adam Sandler in 1999's Big Daddy. A few years (and a couple of direct-to-video releases) later, they got their own Disney Channel show, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, which ran from 2005 to 2008 and spawned a sequel series, The Suite Life on Deck, and a made-for-TV film, The Suite Life Movie. They also teamed up in 2009 for Adventures in Appletown, costarring Nickelodeon's Victoria Justice. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen: Like a lot of other siblings on this list, the Olsen twins made their on-screen debut early in life, as Michelle Tanner on Full House. The sisters became so popular that they went on to star in more than two dozen films, shows, and video series together, starting when they were just six years old and continuing into their teens. Among their many titles: To Grandmother's House We Go (1992), Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993), It Takes Two (1995), The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley (1994-1997), and You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's… (1995-2000). Their final acting gig together was 2004's New York Minute. Both Olsens have since retired from Hollywood to instead focus on fashion. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Chris and Luke Hemsworth: We're still waiting for Chris to team up with little brother Liam, but until that happens, we'll have to settle for rewatching Thor: Ragnarok, which features a cameo from the eldest Hemsworth brother, Luke. In the film, Luke plays an actor playing Thor in a theatrical re-enactment of Thor: The Dark World, which also features Matt Damon as Loki. (Photo via Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Derek and Julianne Hough: The Dancing With the Stars pros competed against each other on DWTS and even teamed up for North American tours in 2014, 2015, and 2017. But before they wowed crowds with their skills on the dance floor, they appeared as extras in 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Julianne also starred in the 2010 movie musical Rock of Ages, which saw Derek make a brief cameo. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Haylie and Hilary Duff: The Duff sisters have always been close, in work and in life. Back when Hilary starred on the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire, Haylie showed up occasionally as the cousin of popular girl Kate Sanders (Ashlie Brillault). And in 2006, the Duff siblings tackled their biggest project together, the film Material Girls, which saw them play — you guessed it — sisters. (Photo via Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Words With Friends 2)

Tamera, Tahj, and Tia Mowry: The Mowry twins found fame on their appropriately named Sister, Sister series, which ran for six seasons from 1994 to 1999. They also appeared together in two Disney Channel movies, 2005's Twitches and its 2007 sequel Twitches Too, in which they played twin teen witches. Tahj, for his part, guest-starred on Sister, Sister in the '90s and later joined the twins in the 2002 movie Seventeen Again (not to be confused with the 2009 film 17 Again, starring Zac Efron). (Photo via Jason Kempin/Getty Images for EGPAF)

Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas: Back in 2007, the Jonas Brothers appeared on an episode of Hannah Montana, starring Miley Cyrus, who later took the musical siblings on tour with her. They went on to appear opposite Demi Lovato in 2008's Camp Rock and its 2010 sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. They also scored their own series, Jonas (later renamed Jonas L.A.), which ran for two seasons on the Disney Channel. And although you didn't see them in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, they lent their voices to the cherubs in the movie. (Photo via Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Luke and Owen Wilson: The Wilson brothers have worked together on several films, most notably Wes Anderson's directorial debut Bottle Rocket in 1996. They also worked with Anderson on 2001's The Royal Tenenbaums, which Owen co-wrote. A few years later, their brother Andrew directed them in 2008's The Wendell Baker Story. Luke later admitted that there was a little bit of sibling rivalry on set, telling People of one dispute, " Owen basically said he was done with the scene, and we didn't feel like we'd gotten it. So Andrew is like, 'You're done? You're not going to do it again?' [He] looks at me, and I'm like, 'I can't, you're bigger than he is, just kick his ass. Just kick his ass, man.'" (Photo via Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Dakota and Elle Fanning: The Fanning sisters haven't physically appeared in a scene together, but both can be seen in 2001's I Am Sam, in which Elle played a younger version of Dakota's character, Lucy. They also voiced characters in the English version of My Neighbor Totoro, so be sure to listen for Dakota as Satsuki Kusakabe and Elle as Mei Kusakabe. (Photo via Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Emily and Zooey Deschanel: The Deschanel sisters rose to fame individually and have generally kept their careers separate, but in 2009, Zooey — the star of Fox's New Girl and films including Elf and 500 Days of Summer — popped up on season 5 of her sister's show, Bones, as a distant cousin of Emily's character, Temperance Brennan. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

John and Joan Cusack: In a span of 25 years, John and Joan Cusack have appeared together in 10 films, including Class (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), Grandview, USA (1984), Broadcast News (1987), Say Anything… (1989), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Cradle Will Rock (1999), High Fidelity (2000), Martian Child (2007), and War Inc. (2008). What will they team up for next? (Photo via David Livingston/Getty Images)


The most quintessential Christmas breakfast likely includes giant, fluffy cinnamon rolls, right? Ree Drummond (aka the Pioneer Woman) kindly shared her full step-by-step recipe for cinnamon rolls in an Instagram highlight. Aside from her witty commentary (seriously, you've got to watch), the other peculiar aspect of her recipe concerns one ingredient in the glaze. The secret? Her recipe calls for a quarter-cup cup of brewed coffee for an extra-rich taste. Be prepared for your Christmas guests to be going back for seconds of these!

For all of you who enjoy a festive cocktail, Ina Garten has got just the recipe for you. She shared a picture of her very own Sidecars and Dried Cranberries, a concoction she describes as a "classic old-fashioned cocktail with a twist."


Zooey Deschanel, Anna Faris, Mindy Kaling and Taylor Schilling – Secrets of the Comedy Ingenues

ZOOEY DESCHANEL: STILL A NEW GIRL?
The past year of “New Girl” contained one of the riskiest plot lines you can ever bring into a TV show: a relationship. After a year and a half of teasing will-they-or-won't-they? tension, Zooey Deschanel's Jess and Jake Johnson's Nick became an item at the end of Season 2 — and their ups and downs as a couple were the driving force for much of the subsequent season. It brought some twists to the Fox sitcom, and gave an actress who came up in movies — notably “Almost Famous” and “(500) Days of Summer” — a few new notes to play in what has become the longest-running job she's ever had.

You're going into your fourth year with the show. Does it get easier because you've done it before, or is it harder to keep things fresh?
It doesn't exactly get easier. The challenges change. As soon as you think it's getting easier, there's something new you've got to try to figure out. And it can be hard to do that also also keep consistency within the characters over the course of three years. This year was definitely a challenging year, especially with the Nick and Jess characters getting together, and I'm kind of proud of the fact that we got through it.

Isn't the rule of thumb in television that sexual tension keeps a show going, but a relationship can wreck it?
Yeah. It wouldn't have necessarily been my choice for Nick and Jess to get together, because it's more of a challenge to play Jess as a person in a serious relationship than it is to play Jess single and making mistakes and being ridiculous.

But when we did it, I recognized that investing in this over the course of the season allows people to be attached enough to these characters that now they really want them to be together. And when we broke them apart [near the season's end], we gained so many more options in terms of what can happen with two characters who are single but have a history. And I am happy. [Laughs] I love Nick and Jess together, but tension is more fun for me to play.

Photographed by Jana Cruder for TheWrap

Can you grow as an actress playing the same character week after week for three years?
Actually, it makes you so hardy as an actor. I think it's like the best acting class I've ever had. No matter what, you have to make that thing work on that day, even if it's something you've never done before and don't know how to do.

When you get into a movie, you know what you're doing. When you get into a TV show, you just know what the pilot's doing. You don't know where the next 100 episodes will go, what internal dynamics may influence things, how it will evolve over the years. You figure it out as it comes.

When I was doing movies I would sometimes take long periods off to do music, and I'd come back to acting and think, I'm really rusty. It's like getting in shape – you have to flex those muscles. TV makes you flex your muscles all the time.

CBS recently sent out Emmy mailers pointing out that “The Good Wife” does 22 episodes a season, and it's going up against cable dramas that only do 8-12. Do you look at the broadcast vs. cable competition in comedy and wonder if it's fair?
Well, the thing that's not fair, more than the number of shows, is that we're always up against the gun. The process of making a network show is just more stressful.

And what's most difficult is that the length of the show has to be 21:35. With cable shows, they can make it 30 minutes, 31 minutes, which means that they can cut in breathing time and air. They have freedom with the time that we don't have. There are some times when having a few extra seconds for a reaction
shot really would make a big difference. But you just learn to deal with it and be creative.

You're doing a couple of movies on your hiatus this year, “The Driftless Area” and “Rock the Kasbah.” Have you missed making films?
I have. I miss playing different characters. It's nice to be able to go off and do a couple of movies and then come back with a fresh perspective.

What can you tell us about those films?
Well, I'm worried about explaining “The Driftless Area” because I don't want to give anything away. My character is a mysterious woman. This is the kind of movie I really cut my teeth on – a small, lyrical indie movie. It's kind of like tragic magical realism. It's a beautiful, beautiful script, and it's nice to get back to that sort of thing from what I've been doing.

And the part in “Rock the Kasbah” is smaller, but it's really fun and I get to work with Bill Murray. I'm not number one on the call sheet in either of those situations, which is a little bit of a relief.

ANNA FARIS – FROM ‘SCARY’ MOVIE TO FUNNY MOTHERHOOD

Photographed by Jana Cruder for TheWrap

Anna Faris didn't dream of being a comedienne when she was a girl — but since her career took off in the horror-movie spoof “Scary Movie” in 2000, she's become known for a comic blend of charm and ditziness. In Chuck Lorre's new CBS sitcom “Mom,” the star says she's found the perfect mix of laughs and depth playing an alcoholic with a pregnant teen daughter.

The themes in Mom are darker than those in most sitcoms. Tell me about the balance of lightheartedness and intense subtext.
There has been this [family] pattern of pregnancy and unfulfilled dreams. [My character of] Christy, you know she's a single mom, and she had her daughter when she was a teenager. And her mom had Christy when she was a teenager.

It's so interesting to see where the show goes with Christy.
I love the episodes where I get to go on dates and stuff. I love Justin Long, and Nick Zano was so much fun. But honestly, it's also great that there are bigger themes than love interests. ‘Cause as an actress you spend your 20s and into your 30s playing roles where you're trying to get a guy. And that's exhausting.

So it's been really rewarding to explore these other issues, and I feel incredibly fortunate that at this stage in my life, 37, we are doing a show about two really strong, very complicated women.

Where do you draw from to play Christy?
I think as a person these issues are very relatable. [Christy's] starting again basically. She's almost like a new mom, because her priorities haven't been her children in the past. And I don't know if I've fully recognized how much being a mom has helped me playing Christy.

There's just that intense feeling that you experience. I think that Christy feels incredibly guilty, and that's part of the reason she sometimes tolerates inappropriate behavior from her daughter.

Tell me about the transition from film to television, and in particular, this 22-episode sitcom format.
It's been such a perfect experience with where I'm at in my life right now. In this format, you have to be brave. Friends was the first time I had done multi-camera, and I just remember being so terrified. I was sitting in my dressing room being like, “I can't go out there. How do I run away, where do I go? I'm gonna run away to Canada.” It's really challenging and really exciting.

What do you have to say to those people who still insist that women can't be funny?
I just don't think that they sound very bright. [Laughs]

My journey with comedy's been odd, and I think unlike a lot of other women in comedy, it was never my intention. I was a very serious kid. I was unnaturally short growing up–like a foot shorter than everyone else in my class. I had a little bit of, I think, a Napoleon complex, and so I was never the class clown. I needed to be taken seriously, and when I started acting I only did dramatic stuff. There are people in my life that are really surprised that I ended up falling into comedy, [but] comedy has made me a happier person. It's such a huge compliment, getting laughter out of somebody.

It's annoying that there's still a conversation about women being funny. I think a few generations have to kick the bucket, maybe. [Laughs]

TAYLOR SCHILLING – DRAMA IS THE NEW COMEDY – A DRAMEDIENNE?

Photographed by Haoyuan Ren for TheWrap

Taylor Schilling was nominated for a Golden Globe in the drama category, but her show, “Orange Is the New Black,” is being submitted in the comedy categories at the Emmys. Schilling, who has never considered herself funny, revels in the chance to play around with the comedic aspects of her character in the series created by Jenji Kohan. And she promises more light — and dark — moments for her character, unlikely jailbird Piper Chapman, when Netflix releases the second season June 6.

How weird is it that your show was a drama for the Globes but now it's a comedy for Emmys?
Isn't it weird? Now for the same thing, it's a comedy. I'm always surprised when people think I'm funny.

I was going to ask you whether you thought of yourself as a comedienne.
No, I never did — at all. It wasn't until I met Jenji that she was like, “You're funny.” I said, “Come on, you've got to be kidding me.” She was like, “No, you are.”

When we first meet Piper she seems a little bit prissy, a little uptight, like her mother. Did you think of her that way at the start?
I never thought of her that way. When I hear those words, I'm like, ooh! Ow. It's true that's probably what people see, but my internal experience is she's a woman trying very hard to maintain the status quo, and trying very hard to fit in. She doesn't want to touch on anything that she thinks will be unacceptable to the outside world, and I think that is a kind of way of being that can clamp you down, and can certainly make you appear to be be all those words. But I think she's trying to be hat she thinks other people think she should be.

When you hear that she's too uptight or controlling, do you feel like saying, “Oh, you just wait?”
She starts at one place to go on a very specific journey, and it gets even deeper in the second season. And I think that's really exciting to have all the control eaten away: It's like putting a penny in Diet Coke or whatever you used to do science class and then it rusts away. All the old stuff rusts away. Sometimes people say stuff, and I'm like, have you seen the last episode?

She is really going to town there.
It's a big change from how we see her in the beginning. What is so cool to me about the world that Jenji created is that all those real internal shifts and her coming to know who she really is and that jump it takes to stop pretending you're something you're not for other people that she's going through happen in a funny way.

Is the second season going to be as dark as when we left her, or is there going to be a mix?
I think it's always a mix that's what so cool about the show. Within that tone, that world, Piper goes to deeper places within herself. And at some points deeper are darker.

With Netflix releasing the entire season at once, did you get an immediate response to the show, or did it build?
I've never been in any situation like this so I don't really have anything to compare it to, but it did feel sorta sudden. It did sorta feel like a week went by and so many people had seen the entire series.

MINDY KALING – THE EMMY PROJECT

Photographed by Haoyuan Ren for TheWrap

Hail Mindy Kaling, with the talent and sheer stamina to anchor a show that's willing to go daring new places for laughs–inside a woman's emotional life. “The Mindy Project,” soon entering its third year, gives us an appealingly flawed heroine in Mindy (no relation and totally related, if you get what we mean), an accomplished doctor who also manages to be a serial failure at love.

It's been really fun to watch you grow your talent from “The Office” to “The Mindy Project” as a strong, new female comedic voice. How has it been for you?
One of the nice things is it's exciting to see a lot of comedy developing with female leads that are super flawed and interesting. On TV for the longest time, women were the straight man for all the other characters, and that's not remotely what life is like.

I wrote on “The Office” for eight years. Steve Carell is a flawed and funny lead character. When I did my show I knew I didn't want to have it any other way. Why deny myself doing something that fun?

What feedback do you get from fans of the show?
I'm astounded how devoted and positive the fans are about the character. On Twitter or at the airport, the feedback from women is so nice and so supportive. Things she says, people embroider on pillows, or it's their signature on Twitter.

So let's talk about stereotypes of “hot.” Do you feel your character is an antidote to the impossibly perfect women we usually see on TV?
Wait, am I this big fat ugly person with fat thighs and people think I'm like that? I think of myself as fine. I feel like I'm constantly receiving backhanded compliments about the show, and I never know how to respond.

My show is a reflection of I how feel. I have a nice dating life, and nice boyfriends. And on the show, the kind of guys I date are reflected from my real life — Max Greenfield, Seth Rogen. I don't think it's weird I'm dating them. It's not Beauty and the Beast. But it's such a weird thing to talk about.

I don't want to be defensive. And you get into dangerous territory of accidentally seeming like I think I'm so hot or something. I love that I have an impact that makes girls feel better about themselves. But–I love Andy Samberg and I feel jealous he doesn't have to answer those kinds of questions.

Where do you want to take the character?
From the beginning she's such a flawed person–a bundle of self righteousness, having opinions based on hunches rather than facts.

I had arrested development, I was a late bloomer — I was a nerd for so long. Even though the character is very different, we have that in common. She did this noble thing of becoming a doctor, but she has so much to learn, and so many bad qualities to shed. She always wants to be around cool people. She owns a gun, which she keeps losing. She's kind of giant weirdo.

She needs to suffer. She needs to go through trials before she wins. She wants to have a rockin’ body, be skinny as hell and date a guy who's really rich. You hope she'll learn that's not what she needs or wants.

Zooey wardrobe: Three Dots dress, Pretty Polly tights, Aldo shoes, Lia Sophia ring (cover) Stop Staring Dress Lia Sophia ring Bones & Feathers earrings

Anna wardrobe: Helmut Lang trousers, LA Made sweater, Rachel Zoe shoes (cover) Ted Baker dress

Related stories from TheWrap:

5 Students And 2 Preschool Teachers Test Positive, Among New Community Cases

Singaporean Mum Who Died In Tragic Accident Saves Lives Of Five People

Why The New COVID-19 Strain Is Attacking Children: What Parents Must Know

News On ‘Singapore Variant’ Is Fake, S’pore Government Issues Official Statement

8 Things You Need To Know About Registering For The AstraZeneca Vaccine

Most Common Health Problems After Age 70, Say Doctors

As we get older, we get wiser, but, health-wise, we also get more complex. Over the years, life accentuates our differences. Look at 100 20-year-olds and most are similar in health. But 100 70-year-olds will have many differences. Your genes, the environment where you live, your economic situation, your education, your behavior—particularly exercise, nutrition, smoking, alcohol, and drugs—all of these factors affect your health and the likelihood of developing diseases in your 70s and beyond.Here are some of the most common health problems people experience in their eighth decade of life—and some suggestions on how to avoid or reduce their effects. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Hypertension Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the "silent killer" because there are few or no symptoms. Having high blood pressure damages arterial walls and increases the risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. If you are a man or woman in your 70s, you have a 60% chance of having or developing high blood pressure.The Rx: Ask your doctor for a blood pressure reading at least every two years. But, it's important to know that what constitutes "good blood pressure" for people in their 70s remains a bit controversial. A recent study shows that, down to 120, lower is better, but other studies suggest a blood pressure in the 120s may raise risk for kidney problems, passing out, and falling. So, the take-home message is: we're not quite sure what's the best blood pressure for 70-year-olds, but have your doctor monitor yours to watch for changes over time.Best bets for a healthy blood pressure: start by decreasing your salt intake, increasing physical activity, and eating a healthy diet, especially fruits and vegetables. Then if that doesn't work, your doctor will likely recommend blood pressure medicines. 2 High Cholesterol You may not know if you have hypercholesterolemia or hyperlipidemia—high levels of fat in the blood—until a blood test reveals it. It's almost completely asymptomatic. Most often hyperlipidemia—the better term because it's about more than just cholesterol—is the luck of the genetic draw. But cheeseburgers, milkshakes, and other foods that contain high levels of fats certainly don't help and can make it worse. If untreated, high cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and strokes.The Rx: High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia) can be managed through diet, exercise, and medication. Get more physically active doing the things you like to do—play tennis, walk, hike, or swim. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day—sweating a bit suggests you're doing enough—four days a week. And follow a healthy diet, eating foods low in total fat and saturated fat. The good news is that some fats—mono- and polyunsaturated—found in avocados, dark chocolate, and nuts—are good for you. But limit fast food, junk food, and processed meats. These steps will help you maintain a healthy body weight, which is really important for your cholesterol and overall health.RELATED: The #1 Cause of Diabetes, According to Science 3 Arthritis It's not life threatening, but arthritis can make you pretty miserable, affecting your quality of life, including how much pain you have and how much activity you can take part in. Arthritis grows more common with age. There are many different types of arthritis. Wear and tear, associated with aging, is the cause of osteoarthritis, the most common form, when cartilage inside your joints starts to break down, causing changes in the bone that worsen over time. Another type, rheumatoid arthritis, is linked with inflammation, when the immune system attacks the body's joints.The Rx: If you're experiencing pain, swelling, stiffness and tenderness in your joints, the first thing you want to do is talk to your doctor. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, you may ache in the morning or throughout the day. Moving is one of the best treatments there is. In addition, strength exercises help because strong muscles protect the joints. There are a variety of pain medications, both in pill form and topical creams, that help joint pain. Ask your doctor what combination is right for you, they all have some adverse effects. If a clinician suggests that it's time for joint replacement due to arthritis pain, it's smart to get at least one second opinion. Total joint replacement is the most common elective surgery in the United States, and the number of these surgeries is on the rise. Some believe the operation is being performed too often these days. Joint replacements shouldn't be done too soon or too late! 4 Cataracts Over time, the clear lenses in your eyes can become cloudy and impair your vision. While several vision conditions affect older adults, including macular degeneration and glaucoma, the one that is most common is cataracts. Not only are cataracts unsightly, but they can get in the way of living your best life, making it hard to see clearly, especially at night.The Rx: The good news is that cataracts are one of the most treatable vision problems for older people. Getting your cataracts extracted can be a game-changer the surgery allows many to resume night driving because it decreases glare from headlights of oncoming cars. People who've had cataract surgery are also less likely to take a fall. While not everybody gets cataracts, the vast majority of older people do. They are more common in people who're out in the sun a lot, have diabetes, or take steroids for any reason.. But, at some point in our lives, most of us will eventually need to have cataracts removed. One fringe benefit: If you've worn glasses most of your life, your distance vision may improve from having cataracts removed. I'm almost looking forward to it because I have been wearing glasses for distance since I was in kindergarten! 5 Uncontrolled Blood Sugar A new worrisome trend is an increase in the number of people in their 70s getting diagnosed for the first time with diabetes. It's not clear whether risk factors for diabetes in the 70s are the same as for those diagnosed at younger ages. Also, doctors are finding that tight control of your blood sugar (hemoglobin A1c) in older adults sometimes leads to excessively low blood glucose levels which is almost as bad as too high. On the one hand, it's important to keep your blood glucose, and what's called your hemoglobin A1c, under control to decrease the likelihood of negative health effects to your vision, kidneys, or nerves (a condition known as neuropathy—when you can't feel your feet or you get pain in your feet, and with uncontrolled diabetes, it can even lead to an amputation). But you also want to avoid the complications of too low blood sugar, which can cause fainting, breaking a bone, or brain damage. The Rx: To reduce the odds of developing diabetes in your 70s, maintain a healthy diet and get plenty of physical activity, both of which help keep your weight in the healthy range. Obesity, after all, is associated with the development of diabetes. And, if you do get a diabetes diagnosis in your 70s, make sure your treatment is neither to little or too much—a bit like Goldilocks.RELATED: 9 Everyday Habits That Might Lead to Dementia, Say Experts 6 Hearing Loss The frequency of hearing loss goes up among people in their 70s, and many underestimate how devastating this can be. Studies show that hearing impairment itself is a risk factor for dementia, depression, and other conditions. My guess is the generation that is growing up wearing earbuds in their ears all the time will experience an even bigger problem with hearing loss in the years ahead.The key is to really recognize how important hearing is to quality of life. It is a major determinant of social isolation. I hear from my patients all the time: "Well, I really don't want to go there because I can't hear anything. I don't want to go to the theater. I don't want to go to this dinner party."The Rx: Number one, make sure you don't have wax in your ears. The second thing is to get a hearing test. If hearing aids are recommended, recognize that the quality of hearing aids are markedly improving these are not your grandmother's hearing aid. I recommend getting the best quality hearing aid you can afford. Keep in mind that you have to get tested and may need repeat visits to get them adjusted to make sure they're working correctly.People who can't afford hearing aids may find that listening devices can be helpful too, and they are far less expensive. Some, particularly helpful in situations like a one-on-one conversation in a relatively quiet place, can be purchased for around $50. 7 Osteoporosis As we age, we lose bone density, and a condition called osteoporosis, weakening of the bones, can occur. It puts you (especially women) at risk for fractures. While post-menopause is one of the biggest risk factors for osteoporosis, bone loss can affect anyone. Whereas in your 20s you make new bone every few years, by the time you reach your 70s, you don't make much new bone at all.The Rx: To prevent fractures, moving is the best thing you can do. To benefit your bones, movement against resistance, like on a sidewalk is most helpful —so walking in the water or swimming won't do it. In addition to activity, give your bones a good amount of calcium. If you don't consume dairy, take calcium supplements and vitamin D supplements since vitamin D is also important to bone health. Although we can still absorb some from the sun as we age, it gets harder to absorb vitamin D from sun exposure.Also, if you're put on bisphosphonates, a class of drugs that people take to prevent bone loss, keep in mind that they should only be taken for five to seven years, after which you should take a holiday. If you take them too long, they can cause problems with bone. So ask your doctor: "How long have I been on this, and should I continue to take it?" 8 Memory Loss I see a lot of people worried they may be getting dementia, so it's important to know that some symptoms occur in what we call "usual aging." In usual aging it takes longer to learn new tasks, like computer skills. It also takes a little bit longer to retrieve information that you eventually remember. (This is the "tip of the tongue" phenomenon. For example, names are harder to recall. You know that person, and you know where you know him from, and you can probably remember what color of dress they wore five years ago, but you can't remember their name. Or, you walk into a room and can't remember what you came in to do.) Those are all normal memory issues that come with aging and do not necessarily mean you're any more likely to get dementia than anyone else. However, dementia may be the problem if memory loss starts interfering with your function: you don't remember to pay bills, forget important appointments, or get lost when you drive to places where you've been many times.The Rx: There are a lot of apps that promise to boost memory we don't know if they help. But the best recommendation I can give is to remain physically, socially and intellectually active, doing the things you like to do. Read if you like to read. If you like to do crosswords, do crosswords. It's not clear that any one thing is better than another. Being socially involved—volunteering, going out with friends or whatever you like—helps. Sleep is important for cognition, so being mentally and physically active during the day will help tire you out.RELATED: Signs You're Getting One of the "Most Deadly" Cancers. 9 Sleep Issues As we get older, despite how much time you spend in bed, the amount of time that you are asleep—and stay asleep—goes down. What's called sleep efficiency—the percentage of time that you're in bed and sleeping—decreases with age. That's a normal (albeit frustrating) part of aging. But changes in your normal sleep in your 70s really are not a problem unless you are fatigued during the day. That's one clue that there may be a problem to see a sleep specialist about.The Rx: Whatever you do, stay away from over-the-counter sleep medications. They all have bad effects and not many good ones. The only reason they're available without a prescription is because they were on the market before the FDA started evaluating drugs. Except for melatonin, all of them contain a chemical that directly works against the major chemical in the brain for memory. Anything that says PM is in the same medication class as Benadryl, an antihistamine which is anticholinergic. The cholinergic nervous system is part of what maintains memory. If you're having trouble sleeping, my number one piece of advice is to have a regular sleep schedule. And if you are in bed and you're not asleep within a half an hour, you should get up. Try again in a while when you are feeling drowsy. 10 Cancer Most cancers increase with age: prostate, colon, lung, and breast cancer all become more prevalent as we get older. However, there is evidence that the rates of cancer deaths overall is declining and has been for the 26th year in a row. The Rx: While screening won't prevent cancer, catching it early gives the best chance for successful treatment. Talk to your doctor about what screening tests are recommended for you, depending on your family history, medical history, age, gender, and other risk factors such as smoking history. Regular mammograms and colonoscopies are effective screening tools to detect cellular changes early before they become cancer or can spread. But, depending on the screening guidelines your healthcare system follows, it may be recommended to stop breast and colon screenings after age 75. This is because the benefits go down (the test won't help you live longer) and harms (the adverse effects of the tests or subsequent treatments) go up. 11 Chronic Lung Disease Chronic lung disease is increasing, and we're seeing it more in women. According to the U.S. Office of Health&Human Services, the number of women diagnosed with lung disease in the U.S. is on the rise, as is the number of women dying from lung disease. By far the major risk factor for chronic lung disease is smoking. And there's pretty good evidence that no matter how old you are—and this is certainly true in your 70s, where you have another possible 20 years of life—it's worth quitting.The Rx: If you are having trouble with coughing or wheezing or shortness of breath with normal activities it's important to ask your doctor about a screening test for lung disease. There are a number of treatments that can help you breathe easier. (Did I mention it's almost never too late to stop smoking?)RELATED: The #1 Reason You Could Get Cancer, According to Science 12 Falls About one out of three older people will fall doing normal activities. Falling can cause a considerable amount of stress, discomfort and even disability. Fall injuries, such as hip fractures or head injuries, are as common and devastating as strokes. The Rx: The things that we know most contribute to preventable falls include muscle weakness and poor balance—both of which can be improved by being physically active and exercising, as well as with physical therapy. Medications are a major contributing factor to falls, particularly drugs that work on the brain or circulation. Blood pressure medicine, depression medicine, sleep medicine, and pain medication are among the biggest categories of medications to think about with fall prevention. You want to be on the lowest dose and take as few medications as necessary. Some studies suggest that Vitamin D may decrease the risk of falling and it definitely decreases the likelihood of a fracture if a fall does occur. 13 Depression We shouldn't think about depression any differently than we do cancer or heart disease or blood pressure. It's a disease that's caused by an imbalance of chemicals in your brain. We can adjust the balance among those chemicals with medication and talk therapy. If you're feeling down and hopeless and aren't enjoying activities you once did, talk to your doctor about screening tests that are easily done in office setting to detect depression.Because depression can be both undertreated and overtreated, it's important to make sure that there is a diagnosis of depression and a monitoring of response to the treatment and how long you should be on it. After a year or so, you and your doctor should evaluate whether to continue on the medication or come off of it. The Rx: One of the best preventive therapies for depression is physical activity. If only you could bottle the benefits of movement—I don't call it exercise, I call it physical activity because it's incorporating it into your daily life as opposed to, "I'm going to sit on the couch for 20 hours a day and then I'm going to exercise for half an hour." It's really important to move as much as you can and get outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. Those kinds of things can really help people's mood. And to get through life at your healthiest, don't miss: This Supplement Can Raise Your Cancer Risk, Experts Say.Mary Tinetti, MD, is a Yale Medicine geriatrician and section chief of Geriatrics.

There May Soon Be a Major Coffee Shortage For This Reason, Experts Say

The week started high for coffee lovers, with some cafés, like Starbucks', announcing that vaccinated customers may now enter Starbucks mask-free. Unfortunately we're ending on a less celebratory note, as Bloomberg reports that the world's biggest coffee exporter is under threat. In truth, this could soon wipe out the majority of our coffee supply.This week, Bloomberg reported that Brazil's rainy season saw a serious lack of rain. Some of the biggest coffee-producing areas received less than half the rain than the usual amount. As a result, says the report, "production of arabica coffee, the high-end kind used by chains like Starbucks Corp., is also dropping sharply." Brazil is the world's biggest exporter of coffee.RELATED: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According To ExpertsThe wet season in Brazil typically runs during the northern hemisphere's winter and leaves farmers with enough water to irrigate coffee crops and keep them alive for several months. However, some Brazilian coffee farmers in the central and southern part of the country say they've already used up the water supply that usually keeps their crops wet until September, while there are also fears that their soils didn't store enough water to stay moist for the season ahead.Bloomberg reports that in terms of exporting cost, coffee benchmarks have reached their highest in four years. This could mean much higher prices for retailers and consumers, and a possible dearth of our beloved arabica coffee.A downer, yes—but let's hope this turns around. In the meantime, catch up on the week's coffee news with One Major Effect Drinking Coffee Has on Your Liver, plus:The One Spice Everyone Is Adding To Their CoffeeWe Tried the Most Popular New Iced Coffees and This Is the Best OneThe Worst Types of Coffee For Your Heart Health

Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown – style icon of the pandemic

Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown – style icon of the pandemicThe Pennsylvania detective’s unvarnished realness has hit a fashion nerve with viewers Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown. Photograph: HBO

7 things to know about horror-fantasy shounen anime Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen, featuring battles between Jujutsu Sorcerers and Cursed Spirits, is one of the hottest new anime series.


What happened to Lacey Chabert at Family Guy?

Chabert may not be the easiest actress to work with. According to The Huffington Post, she was the original pick to voice Meg Griffin in the widely successful Family Guy TV series, but due to contract issues, she was replaced by Mila Kunis. Rumor has it Chabert had a falling out with the show, though both the actress and creator Seth MacFarlane have offered up more civil explanations.

Chabert told GameSpy (via The Huffington Post): "I actually left the show of my own accord. And only because I was in school and doing Party of Five at the time. But I think the show is hilarious, and don't have a grudge against [Kunis] at all. I think she's a great actress." MacFarlane told IGN he couldn't "even remember" why Chabert left. "It was nothing–-there was no tension or anything." He added, "[Kunis] was in a lot of ways, I thought, almost more right for the character."

That all sounds on the up and up, but how does one explain this not so subtle clip from a Family Guy episode? We'll let you be the judge.


Published: 18:52 BST, 21 January 2015 | Updated: 20:39 BST, 21 January 2015

It has been a busy month for Zooey Deschanel.

On January 14 the 34-year-old actress revealed to People that she's pregnant with her first child with new beau Jacob Pechenik, 42. 'Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,' she told the site.

A week later - on Wednesday - UsWeekly reported the New Girl star is engaged.

They're engaged! Zooey Deschanel and her beau Jacob Pechenik - [pictured in September - will be getting married, according to a Wednesday report from UsWeekly on January 14 they announced they were expecting their first child

There were no details about the proposal and if she was given an engagement ring.

It is known, however, that her baby is due this summer.

Her older sister Emily, who stars on TV's Bones, is pregnant with her second child. The 38-year-old actress' husband is actor David Hornsby.

Zooey's new boyfriend is a producer. They worked together on her new movie Rock The Kasbah, about a washed-up American music manager who discovers a girl with an amazing voice in Afghanistan. Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson also star.

Hiding her bump: The actress covering her midsection with her blue coat in LA on January 11

Hand in hand: The 34-year-old New Girl actress with Pechenik in LA in December

He has also produced 2013's Devil's Knot and 2014's She's Funny That Way.

In mid August the couple showed their first PDA as they walked hand in hand in Venice Beach, California.

Weeks later at the 66th Emmy Awards, Jacob was seen planting a kiss on the Yes Man actress on the red carpet as she stood out in a strapless hot pink dress.

That was fast! A month after splitting from boyfriend of two years Jamie Linden, the Yes Man actress was seen being kissed by Pechenik on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards in August

Last July, the 500 Days Of Summer star split from her boyfriend of two years, Jamie Linden.

Deschanel began dating 33-year-old Jamie shortly after her divorce from singer Ben Gibbard was finalised.

Zooey and Ben tied the knot in September 2009 but they split in 2011 after just two years of marriage.

Her exes: The Family Guy star with Linden (left) who she split with in July and also with ex-husband Ben Gibbard (right) who she wed in 2009 but separated from in 2011

In early 2014 Zooey said she hates being asked if she is ready to start a family.

The beauty noted, 'Nobody asks guys that.'

She then added, 'And you go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, "Pregnant and Alone!"

'They are stuck in the 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. This brings out the fiery feminist in me.'

The show that made her a household name: The brunette (right) with Jessica Biel (left) in a scene from a 2014 episode of her series New Girl

Her hit film: The TV star stood out with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the indie drama 500 Days Of Summer in 2009


Angelina Jolie Has Finally Opened Up About Her Divorce to Brad Pitt

There are celebrity splits, and then there are celebrity splits.

Nothing could have prepared any of us for 2016’s biggest celebrity split — the end of Brangelina. It wasn’t just a shocker after 12 years together, it was also an absolute mess. There were allegations of abuse (including a video that supposedly showed said abuse and extended the court case) and questions of custody to boot. We’ve waited for five long months for word from either camp on the divorce, and now, Angelina Jolie has finally said something about her awful year that breaks our hearts.

While in Cambodia this week for the premiere of her latest film, the activist and actress spoke out about the effect of 2016 on her family. She described the last few months as “very difficult,” adding that she understands that many people have suffered through similar issues.

“My whole family [has] all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children. We are and forever will be a family and so that is how I am coping. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”

Honestly, it’s really refreshing to see a parent not speaking negatively about their ex in public, even after so much animosity. It seems as if, at least for Angelina, the priority is to ensure that the six Jolie-Pitt kids are happy and healthy. While it can be helpful to be honest about what’s happened (and any feelings she may have would certainly be valid), it’s also helpful to move forward with positivity, and we admire her for doing so.


Watch the video: Why You Rarely See Zooey Deschanel Acting Anymore (December 2021).