Thursday, April 30, 2009

Misc: The Word VIII

Bits & pieces from around the web...

I'm Not Obsessed: People's Annual 100 Most Beautiful People List
Rashida has made this year's
People magazine list of the World's Most Beautiful People. She is in the "Funny People" section with Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Kristin Wiig. The issue comes out Friday with Christina Applegate on the cover.


Two of Rashida's online comedy projects have gotten some awards recognition:

Prop 8 - The Musical, created by Adam Shankman and Marc Shaiman for Funny or
An all-star music video that satirizes Prop 8 — the California ballot proposition that amended the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman. Rashida plays a Scary Catholic School Girl From Hell.

Link to Prop 8 - The Musical

*Received a Special Recognition Award at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 19 (Playbill News).
*Has been nominated for 2
Webby Awards (Best Writing and Comedy: Individual Short or Episode)

Web Therapy, created by Lisa Kudrow and Don Roos for
Lisa Kudrow stars as a therapist with limited patience for other people's problems in this original improvised Web series. Rashida plays Hayley Feldman-Tate in Episodes 5 and 6.

Link to Sibling Ribaldry: 2 of 3

Link to Sibling Ribaldry: 3 of 3

*Has been nominated for a Webby Award (Best Writing)

A top NFL Draft pick from USC thinks Rashida should be in Maxim's upcoming Hot 100 list.

Maxim: '09 NFL Draftees Hot 100 Picks: Taylor Swift, Rashida Jones, and...Oprah Winfrey?!
FOX Sports Mock Draft Position: No. 4 pick to Seattle Seahawks [He went at No. 5 to the New York Jets,
"Taylor Swift has got to be in there. What about the girl from Heroes, Hayden Panettiere? Then, that girl who is the face of Estee Lauder, Hilary Rhoda.
And, as a dark horse, I'd pick—do you watch The Office? Remember Jim's girlfriend after Pam before they got back together? She is in I Love You, Man. Yes, Rashida Jones. Beautiful! I could be the general manager if you guys need help, just call me up!"

Rashida might be in a movie coming out next week; she's not on the IMDb cast list but blogger b-lot-buzz has a film review that mentions her being in it. It says she has a small role as a privileged housewife but there could be different versions of the movie floating around.
Anyway, here's some details...
Life in Flight is a New York-set drama starring Patrick Wilson and Amy Smart. It originally premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival and will have a limited release in cinemas starting May 6, 2009.

Info via IMDb, Coming

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Magazines: Glamour scans (2005)

The Newsweek post about their interracial family reminded me of this old article from Glamour magazine. It's from 2005 and Rashida, Kidada and their parents talk about growing up biracial, their sibling relationship, family dynamics, dating and more. It's a good read and the family photos are adorable.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sightings: Natalie Portman's launch party, NY

UPDATE: Replaced the Anne photo with a MQ and Anne fan V sent us the HQ version

(HQ) Thanks V!

On Friday night Rashida attended the launch of "", a new website co-founded by Natalie Portman. The party was at Marble House in Tribeca.

Anne Hathaway and (unknown guest)

And some thumbnails for now

Natalie and Max Minghella

Natalie Portman can add social media founder to her resumĂ©. The acclaimed actress, along with co-founder Christine Aylward, launched– a networking site for screenwriters, directors, actors, and anyone else involved in movie industry — at Marblehouse Friday night. The event, hosted by Interview magazine and Alex and Ani with Stuart Parr, attracted the likes of rocker Debbie Harry, Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway, and Rashida Jones and featured Moet & Chandon champagne bottles with the company’s logo. Members of including John Krasinski, Jason Bateman, Michel Gondry, Ron Yuan, and Ross Katz.

Info & images via Guest of a Guest 1, 2 and Patrick McMullan

Images: Newsweek's Famous Interracial Families

Rashida and her parents are in a Newsweek feature about America's Famous Interracial Families.

Kevin Winter/Getty; Fotos International/Hulton Archive

National Portraits
Actress Peggy Lipton and producer Quincy Jones (right) divorced in 1990 but have remained close friends. Daughter Rashida, pictured here with her mother in 2009, stars in the new NBC sitcom 'Parks and Recreation.' Still, the family is no stranger to controversy due to their mixed heritage: Rashida was denied entrance to an all-black sorority while at Harvard.

Info & image via Newsweek

Thanks to tipster K from Reel Artsy :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Style: Miscellaneous

Here's a few fashion links...


Parks and Recreation Premiere, L.A.
The Lookbook
Rashida Jones wore a Derek Lam dress with YSL shoes. She awesomely mixed high/low for her jewelry: earrings from 14 Karat and a necklace from Forever 21! She did not work with a stylist for this event.
Fashion Week Daily: Chic Report | Lam and Recreation
Rashida Jones stole at the show at the Parks & Recreation premiere in Los Angeles in her upbeat pre-fall dress by Derek Lam.

Derek Lam Carnation print dress (Bergdorf Goodman)

BellaSugar Poll: How Do You Prefer Rashida Jones's Hair?

Pic 2 (soft waves with side-swept bangs) is clear favorite on 71%

LA Buzz Shop tracked down the bracelet worn in a recent Us Weekly article

Kidada For Disney Couture Tinker Bell Mint Wrap Bracelet As Worn By Rashida Jones

Tink inspired mint leather wrap bracelet featuring Tinker Bell wings, wand, slippers, and stars with amethyst Swarovski accents.
Measurement: 34" long
Packaging: Kidada For Disney Couture Jewelry Pouch
Colors: Mint Green With Gold Plating
Price: $100.00/$85.00

PopSugar's CelebStyle: Zooey in I Love You, Man

Possessionista: Hello, Yellow.

Pringle of Scotland Disc detail top

Top Button: Fashion on Film
...Rashida Jones lights up the screen in a covetable collection of laid-back but totally stylish outfits, heavy on the striped cardigans and colorful tees. Read on for details on how to score look-alike fashions [from J. Crew, Gap, Banana Republic & more] for your own closet...
A detailed Wedding Style Guide inspired by the movie (8 pics)

TV: "Stella" Pilot online

Check out Rashida's performance in the Stella pilot online!

Stella, a 2005 comedy series created by Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain, is available via Hulu.

It won't embed right now but here's the direct link to the Pilot episode

*Rashida plays Karen, the downstairs neighbor
*Edward Norton guest stars in a quick cameo
*Her 3rd project playing a character named Karen, along with Karen Filippelli in The Office and Karen Scarfolli in Freaks and Geeks
*10 episodes aired on Comedy Central between June-April 2005
*IMDb and Wiki

Image via

Friday, April 24, 2009

Video: Jimmy Fallon's Internet Personality Test

The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon site has a new and exclusive web feature: an Internet Personality Test for guests "gauging their internet knowledge and tastes."

First up is Rashida, with Questlove from house band The Roots helping out.

So let's recap: Rashida loves Fark, adores this viral video (and this one), and is very glad she never saw that 2 Girls 1 Cup video (no, I am NOT going to link to that...EVER). I think it's safe to say, she passed with flying colors.




ONLINE GAME: WeBoggle at

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Talk Show: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

UPDATE: lilyim's YouTube video has been removed by NBC Universal :(

However, the Late Night home page has posted a brief clip in their daily highlights

It's only the first 4 minutes so Jimmy's mosquito bite remedy and her plans for writing a Lifetime movie trilogy (Finding Cricket, Cricket Comes Home and Cricket in the City, lolz) aren't included.
Earlier in the day Jimmy's Blog posted this:

Tonight's Guest: Rashida Jones
Posted by Cory Cavin April 20, 2009 4:45 PM
Categories Show Guests

Rashida Jones is all over the place these days in Parks and Recreation and in I Love You, Man but did you know she was all over the place before you knew her? Here are some things YOU didn't know about Rashida Jones (unless you read her Wikipedia page).

* At a young age, she was voted most likely to succeed by her classmates.

* She guest starred on the critically acclaimed TV show Freaks and Geeks.

* She was the music director for her a cappella in college, The Harvard Opportunes.

* She is in a deleted scene of the film Role Models.

* She's also a writer and her work appeared in Teen Vogue. She also just sold a screenplay.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Misc: The Word VII

Some pretty pictures and notable posts from around the web...

Here's a scan from the April 13-19 TV Guide featuring Rashida

The cover story was about Amy and Parks and Recreation. Check it out at LJ community parksandrec here (3 scans by chel1359)

She's also on the international posters for I Love You, Man

Maxim: Today's Girl (9 pics)
We love you, ma'am
Birthday: February 25, 1976
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

How You Know Her: She appeared in Freaks and Geeks and Boston Public before becoming a household name as Karen on The Office; starring in the upcoming comedy, I Love You, Man, with Paul Rudd; teaming up with Amy Poehler in the upcoming NBC show, Parks and Recreation. She's continuing the longstanding tradition that TV nurses are much hotter than the bohemoths you find at your local hospital.

Talk it like a man: "I love guys and the way they think; they're so straightforward—and women can learn from that. Women tend to doublespeak—I'm definitely guilty of that. It's nice just to say what's on your mind, with no subtext, and not care about the consequences."
-Women's Health

FHM Online: Top Ten Hottest Rising Stars
#8: Rashida Jones
Everyone knows the knockout that is Rashida Jones as Karen on The Office, but Rashida actually had roles on several TV shows before her breakout rule, including Boston Public and Wanted. Now, media mogul Quincy Jones’ daughter is moving from workin’ a 9-5 to playing Paul Rudd’s fiancĂ© in this month’s I Love You, Man. Besides her good comedic timing and smokin’ looks, Rashida’s a Harvard grad – just like friend Natalie Portman (picturing those late-night study-sessions-turned-pillow-fights?). You can also check her out in Parks and Recreation, the new sitcom from the creator of The Office.

15 Hottest Mother-Daughter Combos in Show Business
#2: Peggy Lipton & Rashida Jones
Peggy Lipton is best known for her role in the 1970s “The Mod Squad”. She married Prolific music producer Quincy Delight Jones in 1974, and gave birth to two daughters, Kidada (1974) and Rashida (1976). While the eldest daughter is probably best known for having been Tupac Shakur’s fianc when he passed away, Rashida followed in her mother’s acting footsteps. Since she started acting in 1997, she has become increasingly popular, mostly due to her role as Karen Filipelli on “The Office”, or for playing opposite Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man (2009).

Asylum: Today's Crush --Rashida Jones (10 pics)
Rashida Jones is entertainment-industry royalty. Her mom played a hottie cop in the late-'60s hipster-detective show "The Mod Squad," while her dad is legendary music producer Quincy Jones. Yet despite her star-studded background, Ms. Jones has an appealingly down-to-earth vibe. From her early work as a bully on the Greatest Show Ever, "Freaks and Geeks," to Karen on "The Office," Jones has generally eschewed sex-symbol status for quirky fun. She's also something of a brainiac, having graduated from Harvard in '97.

LittleBrwnGirl's Blog: Fortune's Funny Girl
...It’s enough to want to hate her because she seems to capture that rare gift of being both funny and beautiful (mutually exclusive terms in my book) but the luck doesn’t seem to end as Fox Atomic and “Across the Universe” producers reportedly snatched up her spec script, co-authored by Will McCormack, titled “Celeste and Jesse Forever” and cast (who else?!) to play lead according to Variety...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Talk Show: Ellen

"...or if you bomb, I'll just be like 'yeaahhh'. I'll just sing something and shift focus"

User: lester95111

Sunday, April 19, 2009

TV Alert: Monday Talk Shows (x2)

Rashida will be on two talks shows tomorrow, Monday April 20.

First up, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (listings here)

"RASHIDA JONES: Her dad is Quincy Jones. Her mom is Peggy Lipton. She used to sing with Maroon 5. Still with me? You won’t believe what famous kids rode with her on the school bus growing up! (One is my very own BFF!) Now, Rashida is starring in a hit movie and in the new “Office” spinoff, “Parks and Recreation.” (If you’re thinking her life is much more interesting than yours… you’re probably right!)"
*The other guests are Leslie Mann and The Pussycat Dolls.

Check out a preview clip of the show here

Then Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC.

*Other guests are Terrence Howard and Rick Ross.