Thursday, May 19, 2011

Magazines: GQ (June 2011) Preview

And being all sexy in the June issue of GQ.


A Jones for Rashida
Hot in The Social Network, funny on Parks and Rec, Rashida Jones swings both ways in her next role as a (yes) girl-on-girl-loving lawyer in Our Idiot Brother

In this summer's comedy Our Idiot Brother, there is a hot lesbian make-out scene between Rashida Jones and Zooey Deschanel. This is very likely to be the only fact you will remember from this article. There will be several more facts to come—in due course, we might touch upon Jones's Harvard degree, her volunteer work with Michelle Obama, her celebrity parents... But after a spoiler alert like that, the rest of this stuff is bound to read the way Charlie Brown's teacher talks. So perhaps this is a good time to slip in some caveats. To begin with, the make-out scene in question occurs at the family dinner table (not, alas, on the dinner table), and the table is filled with relatives, including one slightly panic-stricken mother. Most distractingly, Jones is wearing a pair of ginormous eyeglasses that look like something a Brooklyn graphic designer swiped off the Unabomber's face. And yet. Chalk it up to the limitless capacity for the male mind to block out distracting mise-en-scène, but the sequence is still pretty hot. For Jones, it was a personal milestone of another kind: "I feel like I've come a long way from my first job, when I had to get mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from Rip Torn."

In this age of Webby, Jezebel-y mud fights about pretty girls, funny girls, and who belongs inside that supposedly slender portion of the Venn diagram where they intersect, Jones is a rare consensus figure. She is tremendously undislikable. Partly that's because, at 35, she's been semifamous for only a few years, meaning she'd had the time to become an actual person first (this despite being the offspring of two very famous parents, Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton). And partly because she has that gift of looking amusingly bemused or agreeably agitated, which comes in handy given the all-star comic ensembles in which she finds herself with staggering regularity. "A question I get asked a lot is 'What is it like to play the straight guy all the time?' And I'm totally okay with it," she says. "I'll never be the person doing a cartwheel and landing with my skirt over my head. That's just not who I am." Her job on Parks and Recreation, which just wrapped up a breakthrough third season, is to provide an occasionally flustered, frequently perplexed center of gravity for the local government lunatics in her orbit. "Every week," she says, "someone on that show will tickle me in a new and fun way. Wow, that sounds really bad. Please put that next to a topless picture of me in GQ." Done.

By Devin Gordon | Photographs by Alexi Lubomirski


Magazines: The Advocate (June-July 2011)

Rashida interviewed in The Advocate June-July issue.

Love Jones
Parks and Recreation’s Rashida Jones really liked kissing Zooey Deschanel in Our Idiot Brother, but she refuses to stop fantasizing about Ricky Martin.
By Brandon Voss
 Following her appearance in The Social Network, Rashida Jones has updated her Hollywood status with choice roles in The Big Year and The Muppets this fall. But after cohosting the GLAAD Awards, the 35-year-old Parks and Recreation star hopes to add more gay fans to her rising profile by playing a lesbian lawyer opposite Zooey Deschanel in Our Idiot Brother, a dysfunctional family comedy in theaters August 26.

Read the interview at The

Appearances: 2011 NBC Upfront

5/16: 2011 NBC Upfront at The Hilton Hotel in New York City

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Appearances: Costume Institute Gala at The Met

5/2: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


She also wore Stella McCartney at yesterday's Met Ball honoring Alexander McQueen (and co-hosted by McCartney). First impression: she looks like a bridesmaid!
I know big show-stopping gowns aren't her thing and I *do* like her signature laid-back style but this is a pretty uninspired choice. The Met Ball = The Fashion Oscars. Gorgeous color though.

More pics tomorrow...

Appearances: 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner

4/30: Arriving at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton. She's wearing Stella McCartney.

Followed by the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg WHCD after party at the French Ambassador's residence
Pictured with Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper,
Andy Samberg, Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer

... Elsewhere, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Sean Penn, Scarlett Johansson, Newt Gingrich, Steve Buscemi, Lance Armstrong, Rashida Jones, Buzz Aldrin, Attorney General Eric Holder, Senator Scott Brown, Tara Subkoff, Michael Stipe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sean Parker, Congressman Anthony Weiner, Andre Balazs, Gayle King, Will Forte, Dee Dee Myers, and Todd S. Purdum pivoted between the French ambassador’s magnificent home and the slightly chillier, though no less spectacular, grounds. Polychromatic lights illuminated the expansive gardens, and bushes of blooming azaleas bordered the pool.

By 3 a.m., the crowd had thinned considerably, but Rashida Jones, Fred Arminsen, John Legend, Andy Samberg, Bradley Cooper, Steve Buscemi, Jason Sudekis, and friends remained sitting in a circle on poolside couches. Seth Meyers bounded down the stone steps and greeted the group, which burst into applause upon his arrival. ...

4/29: The night before she attended the New Yorker WHCD Pre-Party on The W Hotel rooftop and then had drinks at a local bar.
Pictured with Karen Richardson, an Associate Director in one of the White House Offices

Click | Politico
A gaggle of Hollywood celebs sipped champagne and enjoyed a rooftop view of the White House at the New Yorker cocktail party at the W Hotel POV roof terrace and lounge on Friday night. Spotted chatting in the corner: Actors Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Sean Penn.

Comedian Seth Meyers, who also showed up at Chris Dodd’s MPAA reception, brought his family to the party, which was hosted by New Yorker editor David Remnick.

Also in attendance were actor Jon Hamm, actress Rashida Jones, directors Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actress Kerry Washington, Olympian Shaun White, actress Rosario Dawson, actress Mira Sorvino, musician David Byrne, director Tom Hooper and designer Tara Subkoff, and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark.

Beltway types in the crowd included Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Director of Speechwriting Jon Favreau, Director of Domestic Policy Melody Barnes, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Rep. Anthony Weiner. And from the media world: New Yorker staff writers Steve Coll, Jane Mayer, Ryan Lizza, Adam Gopnik, Jill Lepore, James Surowiecki and Atul Gawande; CBS’s Lara Logan; The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan; Arianna Huffington; Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd.

Yeas & Nays | The Washington Examiner
... Later, many of the Hollywood types ended up at the Passenger, a favorite watering hole for hipsters and cocktail connoisseurs. We counted [Bradley] Cooper, [Sean] Penn, [Zach] Galifianakis and [Jon] Hamm, who were joined by "Parks and Recreation's" Rashida Jones and the White House's Tommy Vietor.

Thanks to Katie for the Richardson info & Examiner link :)