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.