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See the new poster for “Digging for Fire” with Jake Johnson
Written by on July 18th, 2015

New Girl star Jake Johnson is reteaming with indie director and lover of improv Joe Swanberg in the upcoming drama Digging for Fire, and EW has the exclusive look at the film’s first poster.

Digging for Fire, which premiered at Sundance, follows a husband (Johnson) and wife (Rachel Getting Married star Rosemarie DeWitt) who embark on separate adventures one weekend after they discover a bone and a gun.

The film also stars Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Orlando Bloom, Mike Birbiglia and Johnson’s Drinking Buddies co-star Anna Kendrick.

The film opens in select theaters on Aug. 21 and will be available on iTunes Aug. 25.


New Girl season 5 news: pregnant Zooey Deschanel to be absent from episode 1
Written by on July 14th, 2015

‘New Girl’ season 5 is set to premiere soon, and it appears that episode one may not have the female lead, Zooey Deschanel.

According to a report by Carter Matt, Deschanel, who is still on her maternity leave will miss as many as four episodes, before she gets back into the show.

“New Girl” season 5 spoilers revealed that Zooey Deschanel would not be appearing in the premiere episode. Fans of Jess would have to wait a bit longer to see her as the actress is currently on maternity leave.

Zooey Deschanel recently announced her engagement with Jacob Pechnik, just a week after the couple announced her pregnancy. The couple, who has been dating since August last year, is expecting a baby this summer.

Elizabeth Meriweather, the creator of the show, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, said that the first episode of the next season will be titled ‘No Girl,’ because of Deschanel’s absence. “I think in the first or second season, it would have been hard, but now it feels like this is a creative opportunity to learn more about the other characters. And it’s a little bit of a challenge. People are going to be asking, ‘How are they going to pull this off?'” said Meriweather.

Speaking about the episode, she added, saying “It’s really funny. It’s a guys’ episode. It’s an opportunity to stretch ourselves…. Or it will be a total disaster and she’ll come back.”

In the last season, Coach leaves the town to be with his girlfriend. And in the season finale, it was revealed that Cece finally confesses her love for Schmidt, when the two of them decide to get married. However, there is no news if Coach will return for next season.


New Girl – ‘The Complete 4th Season’ DVD: Release Date, Cost, Box Art
Written by on June 21st, 2015

Last November, had the heads-up that New Girl – The Complete 4th Season was already being planned for DVD. Today Fox Home Entertainment has formally announced the 3-disc set for release onSeptember 1st. However, rather than putting it in stores as a traditional release, Fox has elected to make it available instead as an MOD (manufacture on demand) set available online through sellers such as Amazon’s CreateSpace MOD program.


Zooey Deschanel on Balancing Silly With Sincere and 4 Other Emmy Contender Quickie
Written by on June 21st, 2015

“New Girl” and Zooey Deschanel may no longer be new to the scene, but the centerpiece of Fox’s comedy ensemble cast is still having a great time making the sitcom.

“In my whole career, if I have fun doing something, it usually turns out so much better than something that you don’t have fun doing,” Deschanel told TheWrap. “Especially with a comedy, if you’re having fun when you’re doing it, people will probably have fun watching it,” she continued. “So I think it’s important to keep a good atmosphere.”

Five seasons in, “New Girl” still has that atmosphere, Deschanel is proud to report.

While the show’s cast oftentimes steal scenes from one another and take turns dominating the comedy for entire episodes, there’s no denying that Deschanel is the show’s anchor — just look at the title and the “Adorkable” marketing materials. The actress talked to TheWrap about the most challenging scenes to shoot — especially while pregnant — the funnest episodes, and how she would persuade “New Girl” virgins to watch the show.

TheWrap: What was the toughest thing you had to do this season?
Deschanel: We have a lot of very silly … comedy we play on the show, and then we have sort of more serious stuff. The tone for the show is kind of unique, so I think just really trying to maintain a strong sense of character within that context is always a little bit challenging. You’ll have to do something really silly and then turn around and have a very sincere moment.


Jake Johnson Talks About “Jurassic World” Sequel Possibilities
Written by on June 21st, 2015

Director Colin Trevorrow, whose film works include “Home Base,” “Safety Not Guaranteed,” and the upcoming 2015 movie “Jurassic World”

It made more than half a billion dollars at the box office during its opening weekend, so it is hardly surprising that Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World” will be getting a sequel.

Actor Jake Johnson, who plays Lowery Cruthers, was asked if his tech-savvy operator will stay at the park.

“Well look, this is Jake Johnson doing this answer, but he’s going to be working at the park! [Laughs] Lowery is not leaving the park. If the movie comes back for Jurassic World 2 well hell, it would be a shame if he wasn’t there, wouldn’t it?” he told Screen Rant.

“Honestly you’re asking the wrong guy. My name comes up the second they decide to put my name in and I will move anything in my schedule to do it. Especially with Colin and Derek, if they’re back for the second, I’d give a pinkie to be in it,” Johnson continued.


Lamorne Morris Joins ‘Barbershop 3′
Written by on June 21st, 2015

Lamorne Morris, who stars with Zooey Deschanel on Fox’s New Girl, has joined the cast of Barbershop 3.

The movie is shooting in Atlanta with Malcolm Lee in the director’s chair.

The roll call already includes Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Eve, Nicki Minaj, and Anthony Anderson among others in a story that sees the employees and friends of a local barbershop tackle violence in a Chicago neighborhood.

Morris will play a neurotic college student who likes to dress in pastel colors and assumes he’s dating a fellow student, unaware that the girl (among many others) actually thinks he’s gay.

This is the first major film role for who has appeared as Winston Bishop for the last five seasons on New Girl, the comedy which also stars Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield.

He is repped by Gersh, Principato Young, and Myman Greenspan.


Max Greenfield Sings “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” with Kristen Bell
Written by on June 8th, 2015

Max Greenfield performed with Kristen Bell at the Butterfly Ball for charity this past weekend. You can watch a short clip of the performance below:

Why We Have Zooey Deschanel’s Pregnancy to Thank for That Epic New Girl Proposal
Written by on May 27th, 2015

Here’s hoping New Girl threw Zooey Deschanel quite the baby shower!

In tonight’s epic season four finale (one of our favorite episodes of the show ever), one of the Fox sitcom’s main couples took a major step in their relationship: They got engaged! Warning, spoilers ahead!

That’s right, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) finally made good on the (five dollar addition to the douchebag jar worthy!) promise he made to Cece (Hannah Simone) when he first met her, asking, “Girl, will you marry me?” Cue the waterworks! But the couple’s surprise proposal, which you can re-watch and cry over below, almost went down in a completely different way, creator Liz Meriwether tells E! News.

Meriwether says the writers decided at the very beginning of the season that Cece and Schmidt would get engaged, but admits they weren’t sure what to do with the additional episode Fox had originally ordered. “I was so stressed out about the proposal because it just feels like this whole build-up to something,” she says. “There’s got to be, like, fireworks and a hot air balloon and a spaceship and whatever that was going to be. [Laughs.]”


Max Greenfield Will Be McDonald’s Sirloin Pitchman
Written by on May 9th, 2015

Hamburglar won’t be the only or even the primary pitchman for McDonald’s new Sirloin Third Pound burgers. In an exclusive interview with, McDonald’s VP-Marketing Joel Yashinsky laid out all the elements of the campaign and explained the thinking behind them.

Why use a children’s character to promote an adult, premium product like Sirloin Third Pound burgers?

Well, the Hamburglar is forever young. He resonates with many people of all ages. So we thought we’d have a little bit of fun. We want to show our brand as a modern, progressive burger company and there’s no better time than with the launch of a 100% sirloin burger to bring out the Hamburglar and engage in a fun way with customers.


Cece and Schmidt are finally together on New Girl, but will it be smooth sailing in Season 5?
Written by on May 9th, 2015

Tuesday night’s New Girl finale was one for the books. It seems like only yesterday we were flipping out over Nick and Jess’ first kiss. That was nothing compared to the latest New Girl finale, which saw Schmidt and Cece not only together, but engaged. That’s right. After last week’s epic tease that had us all thinking Schmidt was about to marry that horrible woman, Fawn, the New Girl finale offered up a nearly backbreaking twist to bring us something infinitely better. Even the cast didn’t know this was coming until several episodes into filming for Season 4. And, while we’re still not sure where Jess’ confetti cannon came from after Cece said yes, that hardly seems relevant. SchmeCe is getting married and we can’t wait.

Schmidt and Cece haven’t exactly had an easy go of things, though. He’s been chasing her since she rolled onto the scene, but she wasn’t always keen to let him in. When they finally ended up together, it was perfect… right up until it wasn’t. However, after much back and forth and a lot of unrequited love from both parties, they are finally on the same page. But for how long? After our initial excitement wore off, we were overcome with worry. New Girl showrunners seem to love to beat up on Cece and Schmidt. So, would Season 5 really see them together? Or would it pick up after yet another breakup?

“We seemingly pick up, you know, it’s not like the next day or anything,” Greenfield said. “But we jump right into some of the engagement and stuff.”

Greenfield also said not to be too concerned for any big shake-ups. Things might go awry, but it looks like Cece and Schmidt will finally get their happily ever after.