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Zooey Deschanel still cuter than you in her new She and Him video: Watch it here

Love her, hate her, or ignore her — either way, Zooey Deschanel knows how to play the cute card.

Through her HelloGiggles imprint, the New Girl star has released a new video from She & Him, Deschanel’s project with indie-folkster M. Ward. The song,  “I Could’ve Been Your Girl,” comes from their recent album Volume 3, and the video includes choreography from HelloGiggles co-founder Sophie Olson. Yes, it has choreography — but it’s, like, cute choreography! Because she’s not, you know, Beyoncé or anything.

All the while, M. Ward is just sitting around, reading the newspaper like a grump. Our kinda guy! Eventually, though, even he gives in and takes his trusty guitar for a whirl.

Watch it below, and try to resist the sudden urge to go out and purchase insouciant breathable fabrics:


New She & Him single: 'I Could've Been Your Girl' is so very Zooey


The latest single from multitalented actress/songstress Zooey Deschanel and indie guitarist M. Ward demonstrates a commitment to their unique sunshine pop sound.

But the thing about duo She & Him is that while their orchestration is always upbeat and reminiscent of a tropical vacation, the words are almost always about failed love and disappointment. However in true Zooey style, the lyrics are still adorkable — she croons that she could’ve been your girl and “you could’ve been my four-leaf clover.” Also she wants to send you her pillow.

So dance through your breakup tears, and have a listen here:

Deschanel and M. Ward will debut their new album, Volume 3 on May 7. It is available for preorder on CD, LP, and yes, even cassette tape. Naturally!

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She and Him drops new single ‘Never Wanted Your Love': Hear it here

She and Him drops new single 'Never Wanted Your Love': Hear it here


Sorry, guys, Zooey Deschanel isn’t talking to you anymore. But she will sing to you!

She & Him, Deschanel’s musical project with M. Ward, has released the first single from their upcoming album Volume 3. The song’s called “Never Wanted Your Love,” but don’t let lyrics like “I’m not talking to you anymore/Making my bed so I can lie there forever” fool you — the music itself is full of sun and pep, like a(n even) more wistful Best Coast.

Give the song a listen below:


Revisit Jimmy Fallon's 'Idiot Boyfriend' video, starring a pre-adorkable Zooey Deschanel


In a few weeks, Jimmy Fallon will release his new comedy album Blow Your Pants Off. It’s his first release since his 2002 debut The Bathroom Wall, though it’s fair to say that Fallon has had other things to distract him in the past decade, including an attempt at movie stardom and a show designed to keep ?uestlove waist-deep in hair-pick money for years to come.

Fallon’s first album, filled with stand-up bits and enough musically competent comedy tunes to land him on the cover of Spin,  featured the single “Idiot Boyfriend” — a nifty little funk jam with some reasonable punchlines (even if the bit about using cell phones for “long distance” sounds hilariously dated in 2012).

The Music Mix braintrust recently rediscovered the official video for “Idiot Boyfriend,” and who did we find playing Fallon’s love interest? It’s a pre-fame Zooey Deschanel, rocking a platinum mane with no bangs (at some angles, she literally appears to have an entirely different head; New Girl indeed).

By 2002, Deschanel had already done attention-grabbing bits in Almost Famous and The Good Girl, but was still waiting for her big indie breakout (which came in David Gordon Greene’s 2003 drama All the Real Girls) and her mainstream coming-out party in Will Ferrell’s Elf.

Check out the video below, and contemplate a simpler time before (500) Days of Summer, “Tebowie,” and this almost completely incoherent interview. Happy Memorial Day! READ FULL STORY

2012 Billboard Music Awards: 20 essential takeaways from the show

Like most music awards shows, the Billboard Music Awards are so not about the statuettes that are doled out. The show — which aired live last night on ABC from the MGM Grand Hotel, with hosts, Modern Family stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell — is typically more about everything but the awards: performances, tributes, collaborations, and other sundry craziness.

Hell, even the fashion — hello to Miley Cyrus’ barely-there suit jacket — is more important than the prizes! And that was no different this year. Just a handful of the 46 awards were actually given out during the show (LMFAO dominated), which was jolted to life with performances from Katy Perry, Cee Lo Green, and Linkin Park; tributes to Robin Gibb, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, and Stevie Wonder; a collaboration between Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys; and a heartfelt speech by Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Here are 20 essential takeaways from the evening:


Loretta Lynn wants Zooey Deschanel in her 'Coal Miner's Daughter' musical

Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and she has tapped film and TV actress Zooey Deschanel to play her on stage.

Lynn, 80, unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of Coal Miner’s Daughter during a Grand Ole Opry show at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday night. Wearing one of her signature long sleeve, floor length dresses, the singer blew through four songs before bringing Deschanel onstage to sing the title tune.

The announcement mirrored the way Lynn invited actress Spacek on the Opry stage in 1979 to reveal that Spacek would play her in the upcoming film. Spacek later won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Lynn. READ FULL STORY

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have a holiday question for you: Watch the video here

(500) Days of Summer fans will be happy to see that Tom and Summer appear to have worked things out—just in time for the new year.

Indie’s reigning prom king and queen—Deschanel’s even wearing a crown!—put their respective musical skills on display in this sing-along cover of the Nancy Wilson original “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” complete with (of course) a ukelele.

This is hardly the first time the actors have tried their hand at other artistic endeavors. In addition to recently getting a Golden Globe nod for her starring role as Jess on New Girl, Deschanel sings with She & Him and is a cofounder of the creative community/site HelloGiggles.

Gordon-Levitt too is a recent Golden Globe nominee for 50/50, and founded the collaborative production company HitRECord. He’s also no stranger to a well-placed musical number. READ FULL STORY

Scotty McCreery sings the national anthem at the World Series, Zooey Deschanel to bat clean-up

Last night at Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinals bested the Texas Rangers 3-2 in the opening game of the 2011 World Series. The biggest baseball event of the year kicked off with the usual pomp and circumstance, featuring a cameo appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama and a national anthem performance by American Idol winner and Billboard chart-topper Scotty McCreery.

Luckily, McCreery’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sharper than his unfortunately-tinted World Series jacket, and he also managed to overcome a bit of a technical snafu at the beginning (the first step to a great performance is to turn on the microphone).

It’s still a little bit jarring hearing that voice come out of McCreery’s face, but he managed to sidestep the usual pitfalls the come associated with the song. He’s had plenty of practice, as he performed it before a North Carolina State football game just a few weeks ago.

For those of you not interested in baseball (which is a shame, because this is the most evenly-matched Series in recent memory) but definitely concerned with music and patriotism, Fox announced the rest of the planned anthem singers for the three sure-thing games remaining.

It’s an especially country-tinged lineup: Trace Adkins will take the microphone before tonight’s game, with Ronnie Dunn holding it down before Saturday night’s game in Arlington, Texas. The most intriguing performance will come Sunday night in Texas, where New Girl star and She & Him member Zooey Deschanel will take on “The Star-Spangled Banner” before game four.

Check out Scotty’s performance below, and let us know who you’d like Major League Baseball to book to sing the national anthem should the World Series extend beyond four games. Anybody else hoping that St. Louis’ own Nelly gets the chance to bellow about the rockets’ red glare? READ FULL STORY

'New Girl' star Zooey Deschanel sings of sunshine and lollipops on her new Fox show's theme song: Hear it here

In case you didn’t know, when actress Zooey Deschanel isn’t making the masses chuckle with her dry humor, she moonlights as the sweet voice of indie-folk duo She & Him.

That said, who better to call on when the good folks at Fox needed a theme song for New Girl – the sitcom debuting tonight at 9pm EST that she stars in — than Deschanel herself?

Zooey wrote the sugary cut. “Don’t let the sunshine fall from the sky/ Just find the sunshine in your own eyes,’ she sings “Hey Girl.”

Check out the song after the jump.


Justin Bieber tops the albums chart, but 'My World 2.0' isn't a blockbuster yet

My-World-bieberJustin Bieber has proven himself a major new teen-pop phenomenon lately — at least as measured by the number of high-pitched screams and fervent Internet comments he’s able to inspire from his young fans. A moment of truth for the Canadian singer came this morning, when the first-week sales tally was announced for his debut full-length album, My World 2.0. That number was 283,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This was more than enough to secure Bieber the No. 1 spot on this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. It’s not, however, a knock-out, blockbuster number, even in today’s ever-diminishing commercial market. Bieber sold hundreds of thousands fewer copies than both Sade and Lady Antebellum did earlier this year, let alone what Susan Boyle did last fall. His 283,000 is nothing to be ashamed of for a first-timer, but it’s a reminder that right now, he still has a ways to go before he’s truly a big-time pop star.


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