Topic: The New Girl

Questionable Choices: Zooey Deschanel’s Tuxedo Nails

Questionable Choices: Zooey Deschanel's Tuxedo Nails

Zooey Deschanel walked into this evening’s Golden Globes ceremony as a quirky television neophyte with a lot of award nominations. But her show The New Girl left without winning any awards. And tomorrow around the internets, she is likely to get some flack for a hairstyle that was clearly meant as some sort of homage to cute 1960s style, but was interpreted more like misbegotten sideburns. But her nails are another story. They’re kind of awesome. But are they too kitschy for a formal occasion? Hmnn. Unclear. More »

The Golden Globe Nominations Are Out!

The Golden Globe Nominations Are Out!

There are few real surprises in this year’s list of Golden Globe nominations, announced this morning. The Artist was nominated six times and Ryan Gosling got a Best Actor nod in both the drama category and musical/comedy category, which should eliminate some of the residual People’s Sexiest sting. Take that, Bradley Cooper! More »

Art Crush: The Best Zooey Deschanel Fan Art

Art Crush: The Best Zooey Deschanel Fan Art

I tried my hardest to give a chance, but I just can’t watch FOX’s New Girl. To me, it’s nothing but archetypal characters, predictable plotlines and jokes you can see coming a mile a way. But it seems America disagrees with my assessment — the show’s ratings are terrific, and I imagine that has a lot to do with star Zooey Deschanel, that manic pixie dream girl extraordinaire. I understand that Zooey’s very pretty and super quirky, but what’s the wider appeal of this actress that can suck in audiences by the millions and keep them there for half an hour? Well, who better to look for answers from than the fans themselves? Here’s a gallery of fan art I think may explain some of Zooey’s magical pull with boys and girls alike. More »

Ladies Be Filmin’: New Girl

Ladies Be Filminâ: New Girl

The fall TV season is underway and, despite the ever-lower numbers of women in the writers’ rooms, it’s being hailed as the year of the women: 17 out of the 25 new scripted shows on the Big Five networks are female-centered and many were created by women. In this series, comedian Leila Cohan-Miccio watches the new female-centered shows and evaluates how realistic their portrayals of women actually are. Today, Zooey Deschanel quirkfest New Girl. More »