Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Activism: Stand Up 2 Cancer

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

Print ad

News: The 2009 Black List

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.

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


In other news 'The Social Network', which Rashida just landed a major role in, came in at #2.

“The story of the founders of the social networking website Facebookand how overnight success and wealth changed their lives.”

AGENT William Morris Endeavor –Ari Emanuel, Jason Spitz
Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Cean Chaffin, and Dana Brunetti producing

via The Black List

Thanks to R for the info :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Movies: Social Network

Variety is reporting that Rashida has joined the cast of Social Network, the upcoming movie about the founding of Facebook.


Jones logs in to 'Social Network'
Thesp joins Sorkin-written pic about Facebook

Rashida Jones is the latest to log in to Columbia Pictures' "Social Network."

Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg have already boarded the David Fincher-helmed pic, which revolves around the founders of the social-networking website Facebook. Aaron Sorkin penned the screenplay.

Pic is currently lensing in Los Angeles.
Rashida Jones
Jones, who recently wrapped the bigscreen drama "Monogamy," sold her script "Frenemy of the State," which she co-wrote with Will McCormack, to Universal. In addition, she and McCormack's screenplay "Celeste and Jesse Forever" is in development at Overture, with Team Todd producing. Jones will also star in the comedy.

The actress-scribe, who most recently starred opposite Paul Rudd in the DreamWorks comedy "I Love You, Man," can currently be seen on the smallscreen in NBC's "Parks and Recreation."

She is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment.


Style: Piperlime Holiday Gift List

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.

*The other lists are from Rachel Bilson, Brooke Shields and Kristen Bell.

Buddies: Natalie Portman

Rashida talks about her close friend Natalie Portman in the January 2010 issue of Marie Claire. Natalie is the magazine's cover girl.

--- [Natalie] doesn't spend her time with a posse of celebs; her closest circle of friends is still mostly made up of people from high school and college, plus a small core of women in L.A. One of these, Rashida Jones, says Portman "would fight beasts 10 times her size to protect the people she loves. She is the kind of friend who can sub in and love you through the times when you can't necessarily love yourself."

via Marie Claire

Images via Sweet Kiwi Gallery

Thanks to Kelly for the heads up!

Activism: Peace Games Tea in LA

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.

with her mom Peggy Lipton


Movies: Untitled Kevin Smith Movie

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 :)

Cool Site: Rashida Jones Web

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.


RJ Web has thousands of pictures, including screen caps from every Parks and Recreation episode, and is a fantastic resource for all things Rashida.

Sweet Kiwi is also a great gallery of Rashida pictures, scans and screencaps.

Our thanks again to everyone who supports this site, including the tipsters for many of today's posts!

Talk Show: It's On with Alexa Chung

UPDATE: Babes on the Tube Blog has posted the entire interview for downloading.

Rashida Jones brings the 'Park' to 'It's On'
Parks and Recreation's Rashida Jones chats about her biggest fear, riding the "cool" bus and attending Harvard.

Interview Clip: