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Zooey Deschanel spotted kissing new beau Jacob Pechenik

Zooey Deschanel spotted kissing new beau Jacob Pechenik

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --"New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel was spotted kissing her "Rock the Kasbah" producer, Jacob Pechenik, shortly after her breakup from screenwriter Jamie Linden.
Annie Martin
Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara, Allison Janney and Lucy Liu are to be presenters at the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, producers announced.
Karen Butler
Jessica Biel to guest star on 'New Girl'

Jessica Biel to guest star on 'New Girl'

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --Jessica Biel will return to television in a cameo as "the hottest scientist in the world" who competes with Jess on the season four premiere of "New Girl."
Annie Martin
Zooey Deschanel on having kids: 'That's not something that defines me at all'

Zooey Deschanel on having kids: 'That's not something that defines me at all'

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) --Zooey Deschanel dished on her non-existent rush to have children during an interview for the August issue of InStyle magazine.
Veronica Linares
Video: Reese Witherspoon asks Cara Delevingne how to say her name in elevator

Video: Reese Witherspoon asks Cara Delevingne how to say her name in elevator

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) --A clip posted on Cara Delevingne's Instagram account finds Reese Witherspoon, Zooey Deschanel and Kate Upton asking the model how to pronounce her last name.
Veronica Linares
Taylor Swift shares bikini photo of Easter egg hunt

Taylor Swift shares bikini photo of Easter egg hunt

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift spent the past holiday weekend at the beach.
Veronica Linares
Zooey Deschanel designs capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger

Zooey Deschanel designs capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Zooey Deschanel has teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger to mass produce her vintage-meets-quirky style.
Veronica Linares

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
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Mindy Kaling responds to Elle cover cropping controversy: 'Ya pervs!'

Mindy Kaling responds to Elle cover cropping controversy: 'Ya pervs!'

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Some fans are wondering why Elle magazine chose to crop Mindy Kaling's body out of her cover photo.
Kate Stanton
Linda Cardellini lands 'New Girl' role

Linda Cardellini lands 'New Girl' role

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Linda Cardellini is moving on from Don Draper.
Gabrielle Levy
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Girls" were nominated for the Best Comedy Series Golden Globe Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
People's Choice Awards nominations announced

People's Choice Awards nominations announced

Nominations for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in film, television and music categories were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Susan Bennett, voice behind Siri, comes forward

ATLANTA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- An Atlanta woman, Susan Bennett, said she is the voice behind Apple iPhone's voice-activated virtual assistant Siri, although Apple will not confirm that.
Kim Kardashian to lend her voice to character on 'American Dad'

Kim Kardashian to lend her voice to character on 'American Dad'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. reality TV personality Kim Kardashian is to lend her voice to an animated alien character on the comedy series "American Dad," EW.com reported Tuesday.
Washington, Fey, Poehler to serve as Emmys presenters

Washington, Fey, Poehler to serve as Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are to be presenters at the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CBS announced Thursday.
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Actress Zooey Deschanel, a cast member on the television series "New Girl" attends Fox's Fall Eco-Casino party at the Bookbindery in Culver City, California on September 12, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, musician and singer-songwriter. Deschanel made her film debut in 1999's Mumford and soon became known for memorable, deadpan supporting roles in films such as Almost Famous (2000) and The New Guy (2002). She then began playing lead roles in films, including All the Real Girls (2003), Elf (2003), Winter Passing (2005), The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005), Tin Man (2007), Yes Man (2008), and 500 Days of Summer (2009).

Since 2001, Deschanel has performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton. She plays the piano, percussion, xylophone, banjo and ukulele. She has sung in several of her films, and her debut album Volume One (recorded with M. Ward under the moniker She & Him) was released on March 18, 2008.

Zooey (pronounced /ˈzoʊiː/) Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the daughter of Academy Award-nominated cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir). She is of Irish and French descent. She was named after Zooey Glass, the male protagonist of J. D. Salinger's 1961 novella Franny and Zooey. Her older sister Emily Deschanel is also an actress and stars in the TV series Bones.

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