Friday, May 22, 2009

News & Rumors: Rashida's lovelife

Update: Big thanks to A for a link to the full article posted @ Cele|bitchy.

Cele|bitchy: Kate Walsh & Rashida Jones are hooking up with Obama staffers

The Enquirer article

Gorgeous actress Rashida Jones has gone from an “Office” romance to a White House love affair - with President Obama’s dashing young speechwriter!

And her new man, Jon Favreau, has made her forget all about former boyfriend and co-star John Krasinski, who quickly moved on to a relationship with “The Devil Wears Prada” star Emily Blunt after his and Rashida’s breakup, say pals.

“For Rashida, her romance with Jon couldn’t have come at a better time,” a longtime friend told the Enquirer.

“She was miserable after breaking up with John. And it really hurt for her to see him dive into a love affair with Emily soon afterward.”

The 33-year-old actress - now on the new NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation” - and Favreau, 27, had their official Beltway “coming out” as a couple at the recent White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C.

The pair was later scene cuddling in the wee hours of the morning at an intimate after-party, and they’ve also been spotted getting cozy on a couch at a trendy Georgetown-area bar.

“Rashida is just crazy about Jon, said the source. “She not only finds him handsome, but smart and witty.”

Rashida, the daughter of legendary music producer Quincy Jones, first met Jon through mutual friends at a political fundraising function, but he was dating someone else at the time, says the friend.

“So when a pal clued her in that he’d recently broken up with his girlfriend, Rashida made her move.”

Now the couple is trying to make a long-distance relationship work - he works in Washington, D.C. and she’s based in Hollywood.

But “Rashida is already making plans to spend time with him on the East Coast this summer,” added the friend.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, June 1 2009]

Check out the source for cele|bitchy's take on the article and the whole Rashida/Jon romance in general.

A couple of New York papers have some Rashida/Jon stuff in their weekly tabloid round ups.

Rashida Jones Finds Love with Obama Speechwriter

Rashida Jones has found love after her split from The Office co-star John Krasinski -- she's dating one of Barack Obama's speechwriters.

Jones met 27-year-old Jon Favreau -- no relation to the Iron Man director -- at a political function in Washington, D.C., and they stepped out in public as a couple for the first time at this month's White House Correspondents Dinner.

And friends say Favreau has healed her heartache after her tough break-up with Krasinski, who's now dating actress Emily Blunt.

A source tells the National Enquirer, ""For Rashida, her romance with Jon couldn't have come at a better time. She was miserable after breaking up with John. And it really hurt for her to see him dive into a love affair with Emily soon afterward.""


Newsstand Junkie: The mags are on the mommy track

spotted “Parks and Recreation” star Rashida Jones and hunky Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau smooching at two different D.C. parties last week. No word yet on whether that cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton feels cheated.

Info via NY Post and NY Daily News
*The "ooh, drama!" one from the Enquirer has really caught on and been posted in tons of places.