Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel has reportedly found love with producer Jacob Pechenik after meeting on the set of her new film Rock The Kasbah. The New Girl star appears to have split from Dear John screenwriter Jamie Linden, who she began dating in the summer of 2012, after she was photographed getting close to Pechenik during a recent lunch date at Los Angeles' Cafe Aroma.
An eyewitness tells Eonline.com, "(They were) definitely acting like a couple. (Pechenik was) feeding her blueberries and they were holding hands across the table.
"She was smiling and laughing at the things he was saying... When they got up to leave, he put his arm around her and they walked out together."
The rumoured new couple was also snapped together during a break from filming Rock The Kasbah in California late last month (Jul14).
Deschanel was previously married to Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard. They split in 2011 after two years of marriage.
Actor Anthony Mackie is set to develop and star in a film about Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier star has teamed up with his producing partner Jason Spire and screenwriter Jamie Linden and they are hoping to shoot the film in Germany later this year (14), according to Deadline.com.
The untitled movie will centre on the lead-up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where the sprinter took home four gold medals, much to the disgust of Germany's Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Mackie's project is not the only movie about the American track and field star in the works - bosses at Disney are working on a film based on on the Jeremy Schaap book Triumph, while Stephan James has reportedly been cast as Owens in a film to be directed by Predator 2's Stephen Hopkins.
The Owens film might help explain why Mackie has dropped out of playing jazz musician Buddy Bolden in a biopic, due to scheduling issues.
He began filming Bolden in 2007, but in 2009 director Dan Pritzker ordered extensive re-shoots involving Mackie's scenes.
Pritzker is now planning to finish the movie by filming half of it over again and has cast Downton Abbey's Gary Carr to replace Mackie.
Actress Zooey Deschanel has laughed off rumours she is interested in purchasing Los Angeles' historic John Sowden House, after she was photographed viewing the site of the infamous Black Dahlia murder. The (500) Days of Summer star was spotted at the Los Feliz property with her boyfriend, screenwriter Jamie Linden, and a broker in March (13), sparking speculation they were considering putting in an offer to buy the stunning five-bedroom pad, where Dr. George Hodel allegedly tortured and killed 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, aka Black Dahlia, in January, 1947.
However, Deschanel insists they had no such intention - and were only checking out the house to view the work of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who built it in 1926.
She tells Marie Claire magazine, "We saw it just to see a Lloyd Wright house. Just because you go see a house doesn't mean you're going to buy it."
The recognisable mansion, listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and posted on the market in February (13) for $4.89 million (£3.26 million), has previously featured in Martin Scorsese's 2004 movie The Aviator and was used as the residence of Timothy Dalton's character Neville Sinclair in 1991 film The Rocketeer.
The Black Dahlia crime remains one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history.
Actress Zooey Deschanel felt violated following her divorce from Ben Gibbard last year (12) after her financial records were splashed across the Internet. The New Girl star's marriage to the Death Cab for Cutie rocker was officially dissolved in December (12) and as part of the proceedings, she had to publicly state her income and all of her expenses, including credit card balances.
Gossip bloggers obtained the records and posted the figures online for all to see, and Deschanel admits she was left hurt by the invasion of privacy.
Reports at the time suggested her legal representative was to blame for the numbers becoming public, but the actress insists he was just doing his job.
She tells Marie Claire magazine, "Here's the thing about that. It is the law that you provide financial records, and they are public record.
"A lot of people said my lawyer made a mistake, and I want to say that my lawyer is a great lawyer, and he did not make a mistake.
"It felt weird, but I feel OK about how I've handles my finances. It felt like a violation, but once you get over it, you go, 'Well, if it's out there, it's out there.'"
Deschanel has since moved on to date Dear John screenwriter Jamie Linden.
The New Girl star filed for divorce from the Death Cab for Cutie rocker last December (11), citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for ending their two-year marriage.
Now, a year later, the divorce papers have been stamped - the marriage was officially dissolved on 12 December (12), according to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Deschanel has since started dating Dear John screenwriter Jamie Linden.
Actress Zooey Deschanel has moved on from her broken marriage and has reportedly started dating Dear John screenwriter Jamie Linden.
The New Girl star split from Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in October (11) and she filed for divorce in December (11), citing "irreconcilable differences" for ending her two-year marriage.
But Deschanel's love life is now looking up - she stepped out with Linden for the first time on Sunday (24Jun12) as they attended a Hollywood afterparty for Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey's new movie Magic Mike, according to UsMagazine.com.
A source tells the publication, "Jamie's a really nice guy. He's funny, and a little geeky... He's into her!"
The actress previously admitted she wasn't ready to step back into the dating game, telling Marie Claire magazine earlier this year (12), "Honestly, I'm just going through a divorce, so I don't really think (dating) is something I want to get into now... I don't have time to date. I literally don't have time."
Promos for Ten Year and American Reunion may be just taking advantage of our easy target "end of summer/getting older" sensibilities, but at least they're doing so with some class and sincerity—and a whole lot of promise.
From the looks of the below clip, the first released from the upcoming Jamie Linden film, we have little to worry about. Linden's characters—played here by Channing Tatum (driver), Oscar Isaac (shotgun), Anthony Mackie (back left) and the battering ram of comedy that is Chris Pratt (argyle). They banter. It's light banter. Not particularly memorable dialogue. But it's a memorable tone. You can believe that these four were once best friends...and you can believe that now, things are different.
The tone of Ten Year will likely be a more somber one than that in American Reunion, but not for the sake of easy tears. This clip breathes authenticity. This gang of four is gradually getting back in step with one another. And then there's Rosario Dawson. Now, they may be playing up the "reunited loves" thing a little heavily for the sake of screen drama...but I think we can forgive any extended use of Rosario Dawson.
There's about forty-seven other awesome actors in this movie: honing their talents in these images for scenes centered around sitting in cars, throwing toilet paper, drinking heavily...the works.
Ten Year debuts at TIFF this Monday, September 12.
The joy imparted by a vigilant ensemble cast can apex at levels of spiritual significance. Jamie Linden's directorial debut, Ten Year, is just a step below nirvana.
The comedy-drama about a ten year high school reunion, the most decadently Kafkaesque events in American culture, has released its first set of images highlighting its powerhouse of a performing team. Channing Tatum will lead the pack alongside the spine-shivering Rosario Dawson.
Also on board are the comedic Justin Long, the dramatic Anthony Mackie, the charismatic Chris Pine, the satiric Anna Faris, the socialistic Max Minghella, the marshallistic Brian Geraghty, the playlistic Ari Graynor... and the passably-clever-monkers-istic Jenna Dewan, Scott Porter, Oscar Isaac, and Kate Mara. The real kicker: this film will feature BOTH of Parks & Recreation's newlyweds, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt.
If you're head's not spinning from the plethora of talent on hand in Ten Year, take a look at the first photos from the film below:
S1E7: So, when does too much become too much? The Killing's latest installment -- entitled "Vengeance" -- is raising that question. Last night's introduction to the radical Muslim subplot seems, well, questionable at best. In the series' short life, which right now sits at seven episodes (and seven days in the show's time), the cops have come across pretty much every single type of cliche "bad guy." Seriously, we've got the Polish Mob, the drug-addicted skate punk, the teacher, the politician, and now this week: radical Muslim extremists. (Oh, and the silly political crap that comes with that. Emergency council meeting? Um, okay?) It's not that I'm specifically opposed to investigating as many suspects as possible, it just seems a little ridiculous that they're introducing a whole new angle nearly every week, especially since the show is operating in "real-time." I will credit them to sticking to one major suspect over a few episodes, but honestly, in a season that only will be 12 episodes long (well, technically 13 but the first week ran two episodes together), shouldn't the second half of the season start to narrow the scope of the plot, not widen it? Or if it widens it, not nearly to this absurd of a level? Add in some boring character conflicts and The Killing is just sprawling out of control.
"You owe me 50 million dollars." -Jack
And, hey, whaddaya know, Linden missed her flight again. I don't know, maybe this is just me being insensitive, but I don't feel too invested in Linden's "commitment issues," as Holder puts it. I don't know why. Maybe it's because we never really got to know her husband-to-be, or we are yet to know what happened before the Larsen murder investigation that almost cost her custody of Jack, but regardless, it just seems kind of… blah. Maybe it's because I know there's no real chance she's going to abandon the case (because, uh, that's the whole basis of the show), so when we have to go through this whole "should I stay or should I go" act, it's just annoying. Perhaps once her past is illuminated more, I'll find myself actually caring when she runs through the airport, but until then, I'm just going to stick with being annoying.
"There's this room where he took Rosie -- in the basement." -Belko
Anyway, so at the end of last week's terrific episode, we ended with Mr. Polish Mob-past, Stan Larsen, driving Bennett through the rainy (surprise!) night to his assumed death. But "Vengeance" began and immediately abandoned the idea that Stan would take, er, vengeance. After talking for a moment, it becomes clear that a.) Bennett is probably innocent and b.) Stan doesn't want to kill anyone because he's changed his life around since he worked for the Polish Mob. So, he brings the understandably spooked Bennett home. However, Mitch is curious about Stan. She asks him about it and Stan says that when he married her, he made a commitment to become a better man. But there's something going on with Mitch (and by the way, I must say that one of The Killing's strongest points is Michelle Forbes' wonderful ability to play a grieving mother). She eventually demands that Belko say who told him at the school that Bennett did it. Belko reveals a nonspecific source, who we know is wrong, but Mitch (I think) believes him and the episode ends with her watching Bennett's house from a car on the street. Apparently, Mitch might want to do what her husband decided not to.
Oh, and by the way, let me just say right now that, um, isn't it fairly obvious that Belko is the real killer? He's just been hanging around the Larsen house, piping in his opinions here and there, making claims that we know are wrong. He's been in enough scenes so we know who he is, but not enough to think of him immediately when we think of the killer. Plus, he's kind of a creepy dude.
"Have you heard about this case?" -Man at the mosque
When Linden was investigating Bennett's wife, Amber, at the beginning of the episode, another suspect was revealed: Bennett's teacher of the Koran, a man named Muhammad. Linden does some sneaky detective work while interviewing Amber, peaking at the address inside of the Koran, and she and Holder head there after their boss revokes their warrant because of a lack of evidence. When they arrive, they meet a man who doesn't introduce himself, but for some reason, I'm kind of assuming is Muhammad. After this man-I'm-assuming-is-Muhammad dismisses them (and tells them that they're also looking for a missing girl, but the cops aren't helping because, assumedly, this missing girl is not white), Linden finds a piece of paper inside of her shoe with an address scribbled on it. They head there and break into the back, and just before we can see what Linden is staring at (with some horror in her face, by the way), the FBI busts in behind her, slamming both Holder and Linden to the floor.
"He's trying to screw you and he's using every dick in the council." -Jamie
On the other end of all of this, there's the politics. This episode featured more bitching between Richmond and his colleagues, who argue that Richmond should ask for Bennett's resignation. Richmond doesn't want to, because the program that he and Bennett have created is working very well in the community, and Bennett is innocent and not even arrested yet, but the opposition is running ad-campaigns that criticize Richmond's decision-making so, understandably, they want to do something about that. Beyond that, though, Darren gets a parole notification in the mail and we learn that it was a drunk driver who killed his previous wife. He goes to deal with that part of his life, and while he's away, the council calls an impromptu "emergency" meeting regarding the Bennett situation and when Darren returns, he's confronted with it -- and it goes very poorly, as the council votes to suspect the program. It's unfortunate for Richmond and his campaign, and it's looking more and more unlikely that they'll be able to dig themselves out of the hole that the murder put them in, but regardless, the whole thing seems slightly ridiculous to me. The council really votes to shut down this program simply because this guy is a suspect? Maybe The Killing is trying to comment on the current political climate -- and just how delicate Muslim-related issues are -- but, c'mon. Really? This just seems absurd. Then again, perhaps I'm just naive and politics actually occur in this manner and if that is the case, well, again, I just say: really?
Screenwriter Jamie Linden has been blessed with an extraordinary cast for his directorial debut, the ensemble drama Ten Year. In fact, he seems to be picking prime talent from his past cinematic endeavors. Starting with just Channing Tatum (who also will produce the picture) and wife Jenna Dewan, the cast has grown to include a slew of young stars, including Chris Pine, Anna Faris, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, Chris Pratt, Justin Long and Scott Porter (Mackie, Mara, Porter, Tatum and Geraghty all appeared in either Dear John or We Are Marshall, both which Linden penned).
Now The Hollywood Reporter says that Rosario Dawson and Lynn Collins have signed up to work on the film as well, rounding out the cast as it prepares to shoot early next year. The story focuses on a group of friends who reunite ten years after their high-school graduation. Sounds a bit like The Big Chill, which can't hurt it's potential to succeed, but I'd like to know a little bit more about where the plot will go before I sing any praises.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill are producing along with Tatum and his 33andOut Prods. partner Reid Carolin. The film shoots in New Mexico and all parties are eying a late 2011 release, so keep an eye out for this one.