Monday, June 28, 2010

Video: The Social Network Teasers/Trailer (update)

Update 2: 19 July, Full-length Trailer

Update: 9 July, Teaser Trailer #2

The New York Times: The New York Film Festival will screen the world premiere on opening night, September 24, before it's released everywhere October 1.

Sony/Columbia Pictures released a teaser trailer for The Social Network a couple days ago. There's no actual footage but you can hear a brief exchange between Rashida and Jesse Eisenberg, who stars as Mark Zuckerberg.

Release date: October 1
Official site:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Appearances: The Gracie Awards

UPDATE (16 June)
Video of Rashida presenting a Gracie to her "homey" Amy Poehler. Thanks to Jen for the link :)

25 May: Rashida at the 35th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel. She took her mom Peggy Lipton and presented an award to Amy Poehler.

She is wearing Thakoon RTW Fall 2010


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Movies: My Idiot Brother

Rashida has joined the cast of My Idiot Brother, starring alongside Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel. She will play the "caring, responsible" girlfriend of Zooey's character (!!). The film is directed by Jesse Peretz, who also directed the Foo Fighters' Long Road to Ruin video Rashida guest-starred in.

Banks, Deschanel, Mortimer, Jones join 'Idiot'

Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones will star opposite Paul Rudd in "My Idiot Brother," a comedy being directed Jesse Peretz and produced by Anthony Bregman's Likely Story and Big Beach's Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub.

"Brother" centers on an idealist (Rudd) dealing with his over¬bearing mother who crashes at the homes of his three ambitious sisters and brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc.

Banks, Deschanel and Mortimer will play the sisters.

Banks is a career-driven single about to get her big break in journalism after spending years writing about accessories at a fashion magazine; Deschanel is a bisexual whose flakiness and lies are getting in the way of moving forward with her caring, responsible girlfriend (Jones); and Mortimer plays a Park Slope mom too worried about having the perfect life and children to notice that her marriage is falling apart.

Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall wrote the screenplay for the pic, which is slated to go before cameras next month in New York.

Banks, repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment, next appears opposite Russell Crowe in "The Next Three Days," directed by Paul Haggis. She also will appear in "The Details" opposite Tobey Maguire and Laura Linney.

Deschanel, repped by CAA and Seven Summits Pictures and Management, most recently starred in "(500) Days of Summer" and next appears this year in "Your Highness," starring James Franco and Natalie Portman.

Mortimer, repped by ICM, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Independent Talent Group, most recently appeared in "Shutter Island."

Jones, repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, co-stars on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and recently wrapped David Fincher's "The Social Network."

By Borys Kit and Zorianna Kit
The Hollywood Reporter, June 8, 2010


Update: Thanks to reader Ellis for sending this MSN UK link (Zooey Deschanel's bisexual role) about the movie :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Appearances: CoverGirl Beauty Salon

6 June: Rashida at the Byron & Tracey salon in Beverly Hills. She was the demonstration model at the COVERGIRL Beauty Salon with Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern.

Pictured with Molly R. Stern and hairstylist Byron Williams

See more photos in the Rashida Jones Web gallery

Beauty blogger Nadine Jolie has a cute write-up:

CoverGirl makeup artist Molly Stern preps Rashida Jones for the MTV Awards

My new girl crush, Rashida Jones? Yeah, she’s a stickler for proper grammar.

Earlier today, CoverGirl invited LA’s beauty blogging-finest to the Byron & Tracey salon in Beverly Hills to watch Rashida getting ready for the MTV Movie Awards. (All my favorite West Coast ladies were there: Jamie from Queen of the Quarter Life Crisis, Cindy from Hello Dollface, Kristen, Sarah and Charli from Total Beauty, Sydne from, Amber from Beauty Junkies Unite, Monique from Beauty Girl Musings, Tara from When Tara Met Blog…and on, and on, and on. Plus…Intern Kayte, in her beauty event debut!)

The star of the hour, however, was obviously the disarmingly funny Rashida, who cracked jokes and rocked it out as CoverGirl makeup artist Molly Stern applied her makeup (lots of Simply Ageless sculpting cream blush in Lush Berry) and salon co-owner Byron Williams explained the mechanics of her braided updo.

Rashida. Awesomeness. My new (wannabe/fake) best friend. Let’s discuss.

She recently published a graphic novel called Frenemy of the State. She went to Harvard. Mom is Peggy Lipton. Pops is Quincy Jones. She once had a public fight with Tupac…and refused to back down. She’s freaking gorgeous.

Oh, yes. And she corrected several people at the event today for misusing the word regime in place of the proper word regimen. ”I just want you to be armed with information,” she said. ”It really is a pet peeve of mine. There’s a little bit of sloppiness with words these days…I hate people who write T-H-X. You didn’t have time to write ‘thanks’?!”

Preaching to the choir, new favorite actress. We’d wow you with our properly-spelled texts, we can just feel it.


Appearances: MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge

4 June: Rashida at the Kari Feinstein MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge at Montage Beverly Hills.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Interview: Reel Artsy at Meltdown Comics

The lovely Karen from Reel Artsy was lucky enough to meet Rashida at her Frenemy of the State comic book signing. Check out the full interview and photos over at her site.

On what allured her to the story Frenemy of the State:

The concept for me was this girl who had been programmed to be the projected object of desire of the world and she knows her place in the world: to be pretty and go to parties, to be rich and be watched. And then all of a sudden her life changes and her priorities change and she's forced in a situation where she's going to jail or she's going to work for the CIA and in doing that she kind of discovers who she is. She discovers she's really good at something besides going to parties, and she likes her work and feels skilled and capable. I think right now, young girls, they kind of need that sort of a paradigm: where it's not just about being pretty and what you wear and who you know.

On finding her niche (entertainment and otherwise):

Finally, I do feel like I've found my place in the world and to be honest it wasn't always written out for me. I feel like I've had to battle some elements of my own confusion and people's judgment of me, which everybody obviously deals with. The more that I try to tell stories that come from me I feel like I have a better idea of who I am, especially when people like it. It makes me realize that I can be true to myself and still be able to do what I do. I don't have to fit into any mold of what the girl next door looks like, what a comedian is supposed to be, what an actress is supposed to be like. I can kinda do my own thing.

On characters she'd like to explore next:

I'd love to do some more dramatic roles. Maybe I could play something a little darker, a little sexier. I feel like I play a good girl a lot, which is fine, I'm okay with that but I'm not all good girl all the time.

Thanks Karen :)