Friday, February 25, 2011

Magazines: Gotham (March 2011)

Check out the Gotham Magazine site for Rashida's interview, photoshoot and short video. Big thanks to JJ for all the Gotham info :)

News: Birthday Girl

Today is Rashida's 35th birthday!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Misc: The Word XVIV

Preview of the Gotham Magazine cover and 'Rashida Jones Rocks' article (March issue).

 Love the bright colors! Thanks for the update JJ :)
-- Gotham Magazine

Doin' The Scarn in last night's episode of The Office. (Wasn't it called Threat Level: Midnight in that script-reading episode all those years ago?? I think it's funnier with the colon in the title. So Michael.)

A couple caps from Fuck Yeah Rashida Jones on tumblr 
Bachelorette: Ever banged an entire bachelorette party baby?
Karen: Why are you singling my line out like a million years later?
You jump to the right and you shake a hand
And you jump to the left and you shake that hand
You meet new friends, you tie that yarn
And that’s how you do the Scarn!
 -- Fuck Yeah Rashida Jones!

In Parks and Rec news, the cast and creators will be participating in the annual Paley Television Festival this year.
The episode highlights presentation and interactive panel discussion with the audience will be on Wednesday, March 9 in Beverly Hills.
 -- TFC

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Movies: Monogamy Trailer, Poster & Music Video

UPDATE: Rashida performing an original song in Monogamy

 You Don't Know (Nat's Song)
 with Bummer and Lazarus

Here's the pretty awesome movie poster and trailer for Monogamy, her indie film in cinemas March 11 (and expanding nationwide March 18). Thanks to Karen for the tip :)

Download the trailer at iTunes Movie Trailers

Other: The New Yorker & TIME articles

UPDATE: Thanks to Karen for this link to a TIME article featuring Rashida :)
Occupation: Actor
Ancestry: Black, Russian Jewish, Irish, Portuguese and Cherokee

Quote: "I'm lucky because I have so many clashing cultural, racial things going on: black, Jewish, Irish, Portuguese, Cherokee. I can float and be part of any community I want. The thing is, I do identify with being black, and if people don't identify me that way that's their issue. I'm happy to challenge people's understanding of what it looks like to be biracial, because guess what? In the next 50 years, people will start looking more and more like me."
—to Women's Health magazine in 2008

-- Mixed-Race Celebrities on Race, in their Own Words, TIME

An interesting article about race and progress in Hollywood from The New Yorker's Richard Brody
[excerpt] That’s one reason why yesterday’s lament by Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott, in the Times, about the dearth of leading black actors in Hollywood is, though clearly well-intentioned, a little beside the point. Things take a while to get through the pipeline of production, and what looks like a trend turns out to be a coincidence. The longue durĂ©e encouraged by the historian Fernand Braudel is especially useful when dealing with the modern Hollywood machine.

But look at “The Social Network,” and, in particular, at Rashida Jones. She plays a supporting role as a lawyer—she gives the movie its memorable envoi—and the fact that she is a mixed-race woman is of no significance to the story, which is itself significant. The senior lawyers representing Mark Zuckerberg and his antagonists are white, only one is a woman, and none is young. But David Fincher seems to suggest that this will change in a few years. Only a few years ago, Hollywood wouldn’t have known what to do with Rashida Jones; now she played (and quite well) Paul Rudd’s love interest in “I Love You, Man,” and she’s got more on the way.

It’s a small but significant sign. [/]

-- The Front Row, The New Yorker

Magazines: Entertainment Weekly (February 2011)

Parks and Recreation on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, February 18 issue

Other Works: Frenemy of the State #4 Preview

Preview of Frenemy of the State #4

Ariana's two worlds have now officially collided! Her life in shambles because of her cover story, Ari gets a surprise from her mother that may prevent her from taking part in her mission. Oh, and did we mention the nuclear bomb?
via Comic Book Resources

Friday, February 4, 2011

Rashida has been voted #55 in AskMen's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2011. It's a pretty good result as she is ranked higher than Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Minka Kelly, among others. This is the 10th edition of the list and over 5 million votes were cast worldwide. Check out her entry with pics and video here. Thanks to Ara for the tip :)

Rashida Jones for Lois Lane?!?
Now that Henry Cavill has been cast in the Superman reboot everyone is wondering who will play Lois Lane - is Rashida a contender? There's been a groundswell of support on the interwebs, e.g. Entertainment Weekly (see below), The Week, Comic Book Movie, Racialicious, Den of Geek, Blastr, lots of tumblrs etc. Most of it is fan spec based on her resemblance to Margot Kidder but Comic Book Movie says she is "auditioning" for the role. Don't know how "official" or accurate that is though...
Entertainment Weekly: Superman Readers' Choice
I'm putting my hat in the ring for Rashida Jones. She's beautiful in a way that's both intelligent and sexy, and could effortlessly meld the committed and hard-driving moral code of Lois Lane with a modern this-army-brat-can-kick-your-ass sensibility. I also think she could play up Lois' more purposeful, intense side. Part of what made the Kidder/Reeve charm was that Lois was the serious one, and Superman/Clark was more lighthearted and had a bigger sense of humor. —spmsmith

Love this! (via Sadie Blodgett's tumblr)

Speaking of EW, Dave sends a tip that Rashida and her Parks and Rec co-stars will be on the cover of an upcoming issue. He says "Yay for the little sitcom that could!" - so cute :) Thanks for the info.

Upcoming event: Oscar Party
Rashida will be an event chair at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 27 at the Pacific Design Center in LA. Sir Elton John and David Furnish are hosting and Florence + The Machine will give a special performance.The event supports the Elton John Aids Foundation and other chairs include Victoria & David Beckham, Mary J. Blige & Kendu Isaacs, Cameron Crowe, Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi, Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Jeffrey & Marilyn Katzenberg, Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrmann & Catherine Martin, Jane Lynch, Eric & Janet McCormack, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne, Tyler Perry, Paul & Julie Rudd, Sharon Stone, Taylor Swift and John Waters.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Magazines: Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue (March 2011)

The cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue was revealed yesterday and she's lounging in a leopard print gown and feeding a baby lion. Love it!

Previews with and without text

Behind the scenes slideshow and video

... “We wanted to evoke the glamour of 1930s Shanghai, an era of smoky, alluring elegance,” says fashion and style director Jessica Diehl. “We had the gentlemen looking dashing in black tie, whilst the ladies were radiant in spring's gowns—from Gucci to Yves Saint Laurent—and glittering with diamonds from Chanel and other arbiters of glamour.”

The lion cub was a surprise to our cover subjects, but The Social Network's Rashida Jones—who caught up with her co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield (the next Spider-Man)—had no problem with it even when it started gnawing at her Tom Ford dress. ...

Vanity Fair: Black Tie and Tales
VF Daily: Cover Preview | The 2011 Hollywood Issue

Magazines: Los Angeles (February 2011)

Interview in the February issue of Los Angeles magazine