A new girl (or guy) is on the way! Zooey Deschanel is pregnant and expecting her second child with her husband, Jacob Pechenik, Us Weekly can confirm.
The New Girl actress, 37, and Pechenik are already parents of 18-month-old daughter Elsie Otter.
As previously reported by Us, the actress surprised fans by confirming not only the birth of her firstborn in August 2015 but also that she had secretly married Pechenik.
“I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl,” the actress’ rep told Us in a statement at the time, confirming that Deschanel quietly wed Pechenik in June 2015 in Texas.
During her first pregnancy, the 500 Days of Summer actress struggled with avoiding her fave foods.
“You can’t have sushi. You can’t have cheese that tastes good,” she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “You can have a little bit [of coffee], but I would have, like, four cups a day. And now I can have a half cup, which is a joke! It’s a total joke!”
Zooey Deschanel has lobbed a big cross-complaint in her dispute with her former management firm over commissions. The New Girl star alleges that Seven Summits partner Sarah Jackson purposely barged into her private dressing room with two strangers while she was changing her clothes.
According to papers filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Deschanel says she was on tour performing with her musical group She & Him when “Jackson brought the two strangers in the dressing room to help further [the manager’s] career and to potentially generate revenue for [the firm],” states the cross-complaint.
That’s not all she’s alleging.
Seven Summits originally brought the lawsuit in December 2015. The firm said it had represented the star from 1996 to 2013 and demanded 10 percent of what she received for selling the female-focused site Hello Giggles. After Deschanel refused, the actress-singer allegedly also refused to pay post-termination commissions for other work including Deschanel’s role on New Girl.
Initially, Deschanel challenged the claim by filing a petition with the California Labor Commissioner asserting that Seven Summits and Jackson had been acting as unlicensed talent agents. But the petition was dropped. Deschanel’s attorney Marty Singer appears to have a new strategy.
Deschanel is now claiming that Seven Summits doesn’t really have an enforceable written agreement — “the document upon which Cross-Defendants rely does not appear to contain [her] signature,” states her court papers — and that the firm has breached fiduciary duties.
She alleges that Seven Summits attempted to take advantage of Deschanel’s relationship with Creative Artists Agency by requesting that agent Jim Toth set up a meeting with an actor that Seven Summits sought to manage. When the actor wouldn’t sign up, Seven Summits allegedly decided to retaliate against CAA by encouraging Deschanel to switch to UTA “despite the fact that [Seven Summits] knew CAA and the agents representing [Deschanel] were (at the time) the agency and agents most well-suited for [her] entertainment career and that changing to UTA was not in [her] best professional interests.”
After she terminated Seven Summits in 2013, Deschanel switched back to CAA. Two years later, shortly after many CAA agents (including hers) defected for UTA, triggering a separate lawsuit, Deschanel again moved over to UTA.
In her cross-complaint, Deschanel also alleges that Jackson has sought to get producer credits on projects the actress was involved in as well as tried to obtain backend participation for her work. Deschanel attempts to create a portrait of a manager whose actions were self-serving. She’s demanding disgorgement of all commissions since January 2013 as well as declaratory relief that Seven Summits has no right to collect commissions on her earnings or any monies received from investments.
“This is just another attempt by Ms. Deschanel to muddy the waters and not to pay the commissions owed,” Seven Summits attorney Kenneth Freundlich tells THR. “We intend to vigorously litigate against this cross-complaint.”
Looks like one child was not the plan for Zooey Deschanel and husband, Jacob Pechenik.
The 36-year-old New Girl actress is expecting her second child with Pechenik, but what does this mean for her hit Fox series?
We have no idea. When Deschanel took some time off to give birth to Elsie Otter last year, Megan Fox stepped in to cover for the six episodes Deschanel missed.
In the narrative, it was revealed that Jess was sequestered due to jury duty, but it’s doubtful the writers will be able to go that route this time.
It has been revealed that the cast and crew have been informed of the pregnancy, but it’s unclear what this will mean for production on a potential seventh season.
Yeah, the show has not yet been renewed, or canceled.
Megan Fox’s character, Reagan, was an instant hit with viewers and she has appeared sporadically on the show ever since her debut.
Her character was like a funnier version of Jess. Yeah, we know, Jess is hilarious, too.
Megan Fox in Purple
Maybe they can make her a more regular fixture, or something.
There’s no denying that the show feels off without Deschanel, but we don’t even know how far along she is in her pregnancy at this stage.
Zooey Deschanel and Her Daughter on The Set of ‘New Girl’
There’s every possibility they could go straight into production on Season 7 to get some episodes in the can, but that would involve the show being picked up for more episodes.
Ratings are down around 20 percent this year, but the show still packs a punch in delayed viewing and Fox has been pretty vocal about not caring about the live ratings.
Could Fox be losing both Deschanel sisters in the one year?
Quite possibly. If you recall, Emily Deschanel is one of the leads in Bones, which will be ending its 12-year-run in the Spring.
Zooey was interviewed by the website Marketplace. You can either listen to it down below or we have it all written for you guys!
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Zooey Deschanel puts a dental device into her mouth and tries to speak out while playing a game during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Monday (October 24).
The 36-year-old New Girl actress, who voices a character in the new animated film Trolls, helped raise $25,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by playing along.
During the interview, Zooey opened up to Ellen about her daughter Elsie and working with Justin Timberlake on her new movie, which hits theaters on November 4.
In December 2014, Brian Wilson played a concert in Las Vegas for a PBS “Soundstage” special called Brian Wilson and Friends. The performance featured the Beach Boys’ Al Jardine, former members Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar, and a number of guests including She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward), Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess, and more. It’s now been announced that Brian Wilson and Friends will be released on CD and DVD on July 29 via BMG. The new release includes bonus tracks that were not broadcast, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with some of the guest artists.
Back in March, Zooey went to the Ellen show and she talked about her new baby, Elise Otter, and why she choose that name. You can check it out below!
With new comedic hour Scream Queens set for the fall, I hear Fox may shake up the Tuesday comedy lineup, holding the night’s staple New Girl until January. I hear the strategic move is designed to give New Girl’s fifth season a virtually uninterrupted run, which is very helpful for a serialized comedy as proven recently by new Fox midseason drama Last Man on Earth, which ran continuously. In the fall, New Girl gets interrupted for baseball and then the holidays, sometime disrupting its momentum as was the case in its first season.
Meanwhile, Tuesday would be familiar territory for Scream Queens creators Ryan Murphy Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan and co-star Lea Michele as that is where Glee once aired, most recently during the 2013-14 season.
During the American Dad! panel at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend executive producer Steve Callaghan announced that Zooey will be guest starring on season 10 of the animated television series. Read what he had to say about her episode below. Warning contains spoilers.
Zooey Deschanel guest stars in another episode in which Snot’s (Curtis Armstrong) father dies and Steve and his friends take an “indie movie-style” road trip. “She was great, she was super funny, and everything you hope she would be,” Bloom says.
The funny girl with the enviable locks, Zooey Deschanel, will be joining Pantene’s Australia and New Zealand ambassadors — beauty expert Zoe Foster-Blake and hairstylist Barney Martin — to help promote the brand’s Beautiful Lengths campaign. The New Girl (and her signature bangs) has been helping to support female cancer sufferers in the US since late last year, through the scheme that provides real-hair wigs and advice to women battling the disease.
“I am so excited to be part of the Pantene family in Australia and New Zealand. I am really into hair and I love experimenting with different styles. Being a ‘Pantene girl’ has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid. It is really amazing to be representing the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Collection; the products are fantastic and Pantene also supports the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program which is a wonderful cause,” she says.
Running all year and alongside Pantene’s National Donate Your Hair Week in November, we couldn’t be more excited to have Zooey on board in Oz for such an inspiring cause. Three cheers for Zooey!