Friday, May 28, 2010

Appearances: Night of Fashion and Technology

24 May: Rashida at the Night of Fashion and Technology at Soho House, West Hollywood. The event was hosted by Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria Parker and LG Mobile Phones.

Images: Self-portrait in McSweeney's

Rashida drew this self-portrait for literary journal McSweeney's (as seen in issue #34). It will also be part of a book - "a contemporary collection of self-portraits by talented creative people" - published by McSweeney's.

Link: Salon slideshow of 20 sketches by various filmmakers, writers and actors

Friday, May 21, 2010

Appearances: Parks and Recreation Emmy Screening

Wed, May 19: Rashida attended the Parks and Recreation Q&A session and season finale screening at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood.

Other attendees included castmembers Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir & Retta and producers Greg Daniels & Mike Schur. The panel discussion was hosted by Seth Meyers.

Monday, May 17, 2010

News: Comic Book Signing in LA

Meet Rashida and her comic book collaborators this Saturday in LA!

Meet the creative team behind Oni Press’ Frenemy of the State.
Rashida Jones (writer), Christina Weir (writer), Nunzio Defilippis (writer), and Jeff Wamester (artist)

Saturday, May 22nd @ 7PM
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Other Works: Frenemy of the State Preview

Comic Book Resources has posted an exclusive preview of the comic book series Rashida co-created. The first issue, Frenemy of the State #1 (Codename: Noob, Part One) comes out today.

Story by
Rashida Jones, Christina Weir, Nunzio DeFilippis
Art by
Jeff Wamester
Cover by
Jeff Wamester
Oni Press
Cover Price:
Release Date
Wed, May 12th, 2010

An all-new series from the star of NBC's PARKS & RECREATION and veteran comic scribes DeFilippis & Weir! Ariana Von Holmberg is an heiress with a secret. But what she's hiding isn't a sex tape or a drug addiction or an affair with a professional golfer—it's a new career as a CIA operative! What better cover for an agent than a globe-trotting, care-free femme with a penchant for flights of fancy? But can Ari balance her high society obligations with her new role as a spy or will the weight of two worlds bring her dual lives to a violent end?
--Comic Book Resources

Friday, May 7, 2010

Appearances: Charlotte Ronson Spring Cocktail Jam

Rashida at the Charlotte Ronson and JCPenney Spring Cocktail Jam on May 4. The party and music performances were at Milk Studios and the after-party at Trousdale.

Pictured with Nicole Richie, Samantha Ronson, Sara Gilbert & Mark Ronson. Rashida Jones, Olivia Thirlby, and More at Charlotte Ronson's I Heart Ronson Party
Tee Party
Charlotte Ronson collaborated this season with her stepfather, Foreigner front man Mick Jones, on a line of limited-edition I Heart Ronson for JCPenney tees inspired by the band's album cover art. Foreigner, in turn, headlined the party Ronson hosted last night at Milk Studios in L.A. to celebrate the new collection. "It's actually more nerve-racking playing in front of friends and family than total strangers," admitted Jones backstage. "But the party atmosphere here helps."

Also in the crowd of young Hollywood types like Rashida Jones, Nikki Reed, and Olivia Thirlby were Ronson's music producer brother, Mark, and her DJ sister, Samantha.
--Evelyn Crowley

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Movies: The Big Year

Rashida has landed another movie role :) She's joined the cast of The Big Year, a birdwatching comedy (?!) starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. She plays an avid bird watcher and the love interest of Jack Black's character (!?!). Filming started yesterday in Vancouver.

Variety: Trio of actors wing to 'A Big Year'
Frankel starts shooting Fox 2000 comedy Monday

The cast of Fox 2000 comedy "The Big Year" has just grown bigger, including the additions of Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston and Jim Parsons.

David Frankel begins lensing the previously announced Steve Martin-Jack Black-Owen Wilson topliner today.

Also joining the cast are Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Anderson and Tim Blake Nelson; Kevin Pollak and Joel McHale are in talks.

Based on Mark Obmascik's 1998 tome, "The Big Year" is about three men who try to outdo each other during a year-long competition to spot the rarest birds in North America.

Frankel shoots in locations throughout Canada from a script adapted by Howard Franklin.

Jones, who stars in David Fincher's upcoming "The Social Network," plays the love interest of Black's character as an avid birder in the contest.

Also an avid birder, Huston's character captains ocean-going expeditions. Parsons, star of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," plays the author of a popular avian blog.

Producers of "The Big Year" are Red Hour Films' Karen Rosenfelt, Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, and Deuce Three Prods.' Curtis Hanson and Carol Fenelon.

--Pamela McClintock, Variety, May 3 2010
It's based on the bestselling book The Big Year by Mark Obmascik