Rashida has filmed a PSA and posed for a print ad in the latest Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign.
Watch the video via the LA Times
*It was too wide to fit on the blog
Rashida and Will McCormack's script, 'Celeste and Jesse Forever', has been included in the 2009 Black List!
Votes are cast by a couple hundred Hollywood execs every year; according to founder Franklin Leonard it isn't a "best of" list per se, but more of a "most liked" list of their personal favorites.
CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack “A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.”
AGENT United Talent Agency –Keya Khayatian (Jones)
Gersh-David Kopple, Lindsay Porter (McCormick)
MANAGER Brillstein Entertainment Partners -Andrea Pett-Joseph (Jones)
Overture. Team Todd producing.
-Of the 97 scripts on the list, 'Celeste...' is equal 16th and overall 20th
-Rashida is one of only 10 women on the List
-Rashida and Will are the highest ranked actors/screenwriters, polling above Sarah Polley, Mindy Kaling and Zach Braff
-311 'insiders' & industry figures participated in the voting
Variety is reporting that Rashida has joined the cast of Social Network, the upcoming movie about the founding of Facebook.
Rashida is one of four actresses to make a gift list at Piperlime to benefit The Art of Elysium organization. The first list is what she wants and the second is gifts she's giving, with proceeds from each sale going to the charity.
Rashida talks about her close friend Natalie Portman in the January 2010 issue of Marie Claire. Natalie is the magazine's cover girl.
Starworks posted about the Diane von Furstenberg shopping day Rashida hosted in West Hollywood, CA last month. Proceeds from sales went to Peace Games, her favorite charity. She has served on their Board of Directors since 2004.
Movie site AICN has an early review of Kevin Smith's upcoming film, formerly known as A Couple of Dicks and then A Couple of Cops, starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. Rashida has a role in the movie, which apparently includes a scene where she's wearing lingerie.
A quick Google search didn't turn up anything else about her being in it, but there should be more as the release date draws near. The movie is scheduled for 26 February 2010.
Thanks to TJ for the link :)
Our thanks to Jennifer at Rashida Jones Web, the fansite that is now archiving magazine scans from this blog. Many of them were sent in by fans, which is much appreciated, and now they're nicely organized in one easy-to-navigate place.
UPDATE: Babes on the Tube Blog has posted the entire interview for downloading.
The Late Night blog has posted video clips from Rashida's appearance on Thursday night. She was awesome!
Edit: Thanks to reader J for sending in links :)
Rashida hosted a Peace Games benefit event at The Limited's Pop-Up Shop in SoHo, NYC last night. She has been on the organization's Board of Directors since 2004.
Some bits & pieces from around the web...
Rashida also did a radio interview on Elliot In The Morning yesterday. Topics included:
-How Parks and Recreation has evolved since season one
-What the set is like working with such talented comedians
-How she joined the show and was 'on hold' with NBC for months beforehand
-and, sneaking in a personal question, how often she visits her boyfriend in Washington D.C. (meaning Jon Favreau)
Link: MP3 of her answering the questions, or not, is here
LA social diary site The Daily Truffle says Rashida hosted a Peace Games fundraising Tea yesterday.
Rashida at the International Women's Foundation's Courage in Journalism Awards. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, October 28 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
UPDATE: Nice recap Ro! There's a podcast link up now. The MP3 is the whole show and Rashida is on last.
I live in Chicago and was at work today listening to the radio when Rashida came on. I couldn't see the interview audio online so I'll just describe it.
The interview was mostly about Parks and Recreation. However, she did talk about the John Mayer rumor and said it is "absolutely not true." She was actually having dinner with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel when they saw the stars of Once, the amazing music movie, sitting nearby. That couple joined them for a drink and then John Mayer was also there and joined in as well. All the musicians sang and played. Rashida said something like it was great but "the bummer of Hollywood is someone will invent a tawdry story the next day and everyone will believe it."
So she says it's definitely not true. He played for the group but not that song or any song to her. Then like I said the rest was about the TV show and the Halloween episode that's about to start soon.
Radio show homepage: Eric & Kathy on WTMX 101.9fm (Chicago)
So yesterday HollyScoop ran an item saying Rashida is dating John Mayer. It was based on a pretty outlandish story, IMHO, about a supposed romantic date at the Chateau Marmont, during which Mayer borrowed some guy's guitar and serenaded her in front of everyone. Everyone including Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, who led all the other diners in wildly cheering them on.
Thankfully, the story is not true and they are not dating.
This morning GossipCop relayed a message from Rashida's rep:
An “exclusive” from the generally good Hollyscoop announced, “John Mayer Dating Actress Rashida Jones,” and went on to note that on Friday night the musician “found himself new prey and he’s going to extremes to impress her.”
According to the blog, Mayer and Jones were “on a romantic date” at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, and at one point the “No Such Thing” singer “took the guitar from someone who was performing… at the Chateau and performed an impromptu performance for Rashida.”Well, John Mayer did NOT have a “romantic” (or any type of) date with Rashida Jones. “She was having dinner with friends – totally independent of him,” her rep told Gossip Cop. The rep for the “Parks and Recreation Star” added, “He came over to the table she was at with her friends, said hello to everyone, [and] asked if he could play the guitar that her friends were already playing.” Mayer’s “performance was not directed at anyone,” including Jones, the daughter of music legend Quincy Jones.
In other news, Parks and Recreation has been picked up for a full 22-episode season! :)
Rashida has made the shortlist for "Favorite Breakout Movie Actress" at the 2010 People's Choice Awards. Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and I Love You, Man were also nominated in a couple other categories.
Rashida at Tuesday night's Lucky magazine and Madewell 2009 Fall Denim Tour event at Bar Marmont.
Rashida and her writing partner Will McCormack have secured another screenwriting deal! They are going to adapt Rashida's comic book series 'Frenemy of the State' into a movie for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, the majorly successful production company founded by Ron Howard & Brian Grazer.
Universal and Imagine make 'Frenemy'
Rashida Jones to co-write adventure script
by Michael Fleming, October 13, 2009
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired screen rights to "Frenemy of the State," a graphic novel miniseries created by actress Rashida Jones, who will write the script with Will McCormack.
Brian Grazer is producing for Imagine. Eric Gitter will be a producer for Closed on Mondays.
The adventure revolves around a young wealthy heiress who works undercover for the CIA. Jones co-wrote the original comic, published by Oni Press.
Jones currently stars on NBC's "Parks and Recreation." The daughter of composer Quincy Jones and "Mod Squad" star Peggy Lipton, Jones will be writing her second script with McCormack, an actor whose credits include ABC's "Brothers and Sisters" and USA's "In Plain Sight." They previously scripted "Celeste and Jesse Forever," a Jennifer Todd-produced pic set up at Overture to star Jones.
"Frenemy of the State" wasn't conceived by Jones as an acting vehicle for herself, she said.
"It's intended for a girl much younger than me, about age 20, an interesting age for girls as they make that scary jump to adulthood," she said. "She has lived a life of privilege, attended the best schools and learned every language, but her obsession with spying on exes gets her into trouble and she is recruited to be a spy in exchange for not going to prison. There is a comic element to it, this girl who is so conscious of social standing and wearing the right shoes, suddenly becoming responsible for these dangerous, life-threatening missions."Gitter's Closed on Mondays just completed the Edgar Wright-directed "Scott Pilgrim" and is developing several films at Universal.