Thursday, August 25, 2011

Magazines: GQ (June 2011) Update

Bonus shots of Rashida (and her nipples, yo) from

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Magazines: GQ (June 2011)

Bonus shots of Rashida (and her nipples, yo) from

Pics from my little bro's iPad edition of GQ June 2011.
Click and zoom for the full size images.

Movies: Our Idiot Brother Trailer & Pics

Trailer 2, movie poster and a still from Our Idiot Brother, in theaters August 26th.
Rashida plays Cindy, a lawyer dating Zooey Deschanel's character.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Magazines: GQ (June 2011) Preview

And being all sexy in the June issue of GQ.


A Jones for Rashida
Hot in The Social Network, funny on Parks and Rec, Rashida Jones swings both ways in her next role as a (yes) girl-on-girl-loving lawyer in Our Idiot Brother

In this summer's comedy Our Idiot Brother, there is a hot lesbian make-out scene between Rashida Jones and Zooey Deschanel. This is very likely to be the only fact you will remember from this article. There will be several more facts to come—in due course, we might touch upon Jones's Harvard degree, her volunteer work with Michelle Obama, her celebrity parents... But after a spoiler alert like that, the rest of this stuff is bound to read the way Charlie Brown's teacher talks. So perhaps this is a good time to slip in some caveats. To begin with, the make-out scene in question occurs at the family dinner table (not, alas, on the dinner table), and the table is filled with relatives, including one slightly panic-stricken mother. Most distractingly, Jones is wearing a pair of ginormous eyeglasses that look like something a Brooklyn graphic designer swiped off the Unabomber's face. And yet. Chalk it up to the limitless capacity for the male mind to block out distracting mise-en-scène, but the sequence is still pretty hot. For Jones, it was a personal milestone of another kind: "I feel like I've come a long way from my first job, when I had to get mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from Rip Torn."

In this age of Webby, Jezebel-y mud fights about pretty girls, funny girls, and who belongs inside that supposedly slender portion of the Venn diagram where they intersect, Jones is a rare consensus figure. She is tremendously undislikable. Partly that's because, at 35, she's been semifamous for only a few years, meaning she'd had the time to become an actual person first (this despite being the offspring of two very famous parents, Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton). And partly because she has that gift of looking amusingly bemused or agreeably agitated, which comes in handy given the all-star comic ensembles in which she finds herself with staggering regularity. "A question I get asked a lot is 'What is it like to play the straight guy all the time?' And I'm totally okay with it," she says. "I'll never be the person doing a cartwheel and landing with my skirt over my head. That's just not who I am." Her job on Parks and Recreation, which just wrapped up a breakthrough third season, is to provide an occasionally flustered, frequently perplexed center of gravity for the local government lunatics in her orbit. "Every week," she says, "someone on that show will tickle me in a new and fun way. Wow, that sounds really bad. Please put that next to a topless picture of me in GQ." Done.

By Devin Gordon | Photographs by Alexi Lubomirski


Magazines: The Advocate (June-July 2011)

Rashida interviewed in The Advocate June-July issue.

Love Jones
Parks and Recreation’s Rashida Jones really liked kissing Zooey Deschanel in Our Idiot Brother, but she refuses to stop fantasizing about Ricky Martin.
By Brandon Voss
 Following her appearance in The Social Network, Rashida Jones has updated her Hollywood status with choice roles in The Big Year and The Muppets this fall. But after cohosting the GLAAD Awards, the 35-year-old Parks and Recreation star hopes to add more gay fans to her rising profile by playing a lesbian lawyer opposite Zooey Deschanel in Our Idiot Brother, a dysfunctional family comedy in theaters August 26.

Read the interview at The

Appearances: 2011 NBC Upfront

5/16: 2011 NBC Upfront at The Hilton Hotel in New York City

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Appearances: Costume Institute Gala at The Met

5/2: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


She also wore Stella McCartney at yesterday's Met Ball honoring Alexander McQueen (and co-hosted by McCartney). First impression: she looks like a bridesmaid!
I know big show-stopping gowns aren't her thing and I *do* like her signature laid-back style but this is a pretty uninspired choice. The Met Ball = The Fashion Oscars. Gorgeous color though.

More pics tomorrow...

Appearances: 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner

4/30: Arriving at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton. She's wearing Stella McCartney.

Followed by the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg WHCD after party at the French Ambassador's residence
Pictured with Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper,
Andy Samberg, Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer

... Elsewhere, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Sean Penn, Scarlett Johansson, Newt Gingrich, Steve Buscemi, Lance Armstrong, Rashida Jones, Buzz Aldrin, Attorney General Eric Holder, Senator Scott Brown, Tara Subkoff, Michael Stipe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sean Parker, Congressman Anthony Weiner, Andre Balazs, Gayle King, Will Forte, Dee Dee Myers, and Todd S. Purdum pivoted between the French ambassador’s magnificent home and the slightly chillier, though no less spectacular, grounds. Polychromatic lights illuminated the expansive gardens, and bushes of blooming azaleas bordered the pool.

By 3 a.m., the crowd had thinned considerably, but Rashida Jones, Fred Arminsen, John Legend, Andy Samberg, Bradley Cooper, Steve Buscemi, Jason Sudekis, and friends remained sitting in a circle on poolside couches. Seth Meyers bounded down the stone steps and greeted the group, which burst into applause upon his arrival. ...

4/29: The night before she attended the New Yorker WHCD Pre-Party on The W Hotel rooftop and then had drinks at a local bar.
Pictured with Karen Richardson, an Associate Director in one of the White House Offices

Click | Politico
A gaggle of Hollywood celebs sipped champagne and enjoyed a rooftop view of the White House at the New Yorker cocktail party at the W Hotel POV roof terrace and lounge on Friday night. Spotted chatting in the corner: Actors Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Sean Penn.

Comedian Seth Meyers, who also showed up at Chris Dodd’s MPAA reception, brought his family to the party, which was hosted by New Yorker editor David Remnick.

Also in attendance were actor Jon Hamm, actress Rashida Jones, directors Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actress Kerry Washington, Olympian Shaun White, actress Rosario Dawson, actress Mira Sorvino, musician David Byrne, director Tom Hooper and designer Tara Subkoff, and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark.

Beltway types in the crowd included Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Director of Speechwriting Jon Favreau, Director of Domestic Policy Melody Barnes, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Rep. Anthony Weiner. And from the media world: New Yorker staff writers Steve Coll, Jane Mayer, Ryan Lizza, Adam Gopnik, Jill Lepore, James Surowiecki and Atul Gawande; CBS’s Lara Logan; The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan; Arianna Huffington; Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd.

Yeas & Nays | The Washington Examiner
... Later, many of the Hollywood types ended up at the Passenger, a favorite watering hole for hipsters and cocktail connoisseurs. We counted [Bradley] Cooper, [Sean] Penn, [Zach] Galifianakis and [Jon] Hamm, who were joined by "Parks and Recreation's" Rashida Jones and the White House's Tommy Vietor.

Thanks to Katie for the Richardson info & Examiner link :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Appearances: Obama Victory Fund 2012 Rally

4/21: Speaking at the Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kick-Off With The President And Jamie Foxx, a re-election fundraising rally at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.

A couple reports about the rally
 Second fundraiser speech was much the same as the one last night. Some highlights and sightings: The audience shouted "Four more years! Four more years!" and President Obama joked, "Actually technically it’s more like five and a half."
Someone fainted during POTUS's remarks. "Give them some room," POTUS said, calling for the medics and saying the person probably just needed air or some juice.
POTUS was going on about the things he's gotten done when someone in the audience shouted, "We need your leadership." "I'm right here but I'm going to need yours as well," he replied.
He talked about how some Democrats are frustrated with him. He mimicked what some of them say, "I don't like that compromise with the Republicans. ... Health care took so long."
He joked about his age, which he has done regularly this entire trip, saying those Democrats are like, he's older and not so fresh. Earlier in the speech when he was remarking on his gray hair, someone shouted that gray was OK. "I’m gonna let Michelle know you said it’s OK," POTUS said. "Folks here in Hollywood can go gray for a part."
When he stopped speaking, "Your Love Is Lifting me Higher" started playing on the sound system and POTUS shook hands.
Dem official says before pool arrived Jamie Foxx emceed, Rashida Jones spoke, Jason Moraz performed and a choir from a public schoool in South LA sang.
Jamie Foxx and Rashida Jones were among a small group of VIPs that were standing in an area on the floor next to the stage. A couple White House staffers were mingling with them, including Jay Carney and Jon Favreau.

-- Pool Reports of Obama's California Trip, The Page @

At the large rally for younger donors, a group dubbed Gen44, singers Jamie Foxx and Jason Mraz and actress Rashida Jones warmed up the 2,000 plus audience in Sony’s Studio 30.
The soundstage was used to film parts of "Spiderman 4," "Cast Away," "Men in Black 2," "Iron Man 2," Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes," "The Ring," "The Dirty Dozen," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and many of Esther Williams' films, Sony VP Jim Kennedy told reporters.
Obama entered to his signature theme from the band U2, “City of Blinding Light” and chants of “Four more years!” (Though Obama corrected them to say it was more like five and a half.)
He launched into what are now becoming very familiar themes in his stump speech: the progress made coming back from recession and the challenges ahead, such as comprehensive immigration reform, revamping energy policy, reducing the deficit and implementing ‘shared sacrifice.’
-- Big Names in LA Raise Some Big Cash for Obama..., Political Punch @ abcnews

And according to Women's Wear Daily, Rashida will attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night as a guest of Condé Nast and Glamour magazine.
Glamour’s Cindi Leive will play host to Rashida Jones; America Ferrera; Kristina Schake, special assistant to First Lady Michelle Obama, and Rachel Roy. David Remnick will miss Tracy Morgan this year, but Zach Galifianakis will be there to cheer him up at The New Yorker’s table, along with Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and the Coen brothers.

Dining with Time Inc. at Time magazine’s table are Sen. Scott Brown and Steve Buscemi and Terence Winter of “Boardwalk Empire.” They are joined by “Game Change” director Jay Roach and producer Danny Strong, Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper and designer Tara Subkoff. Fortune will host Mira Sorvino and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.

At Tina Brown and Newsweek’s tables, Colin and Alma Powell will rub elbows with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer of “True Blood,” Jason Sudeikis of “Saturday Night Live,” President Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Michael Kors and six-packed congressman Aaron Schock. Diane von Furstenberg will also sit with Newsweek to keep Barry Diller company.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will hold court at The Wall Street Journal’s table with CIA director Leon Panetta, Sen. Max Baucus, Gov. Nikki Haley and congressmen Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy.

The Atlantic and National Journal, in a combined tabling effort, will host Taylor Kitsch of “Friday Night Lights”, Maria Bello and Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev of “The Vampire Diaries.”

CBS will find a chair for Kerry Washington, Daniel Dae Kim, Morgan Fairchild and Hill Harper of “CSI.”

At ABC’s tables, Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger will host White House chief of staff William Daley; National Security adviser Tom Donilon; Cathy Russell, Jill Biden’s chief of staff; White House social secretary Jeremy Bernard; Sen. Marco Rubio; Attorney General Eric Holder; Adm. Mike Mullen; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Salem Al-Sabah, ambassador from Kuwait; Gary Locke, U.S. ambassador to China, and Amy Rule, Rahm Emanuel’s wife. To lighten up the ABC crowd, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks will join ESPN anchor Erin Andrews, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet of “Modern Family” and Jane Lynch of “Glee” at the network’s tables.

After the festivities, celebs will head to after parties held by Vanity Fair and Bloomberg at the French ambassador’s residence or Capitol File’s event at the Ronald Reagan Building. This year, MSNBC’s party will be harder than ever to get into at the Embassy of Italy.
-- Women's Wear Daily