Zooey Deschanel Is Jewish

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Facts about Zooey Deschanel: She is an actress. She was in the movie Almost Famous. Her tv show New Girl airs on Fox. She (sometimes) has bangs. She is now Jewish.


US Weekly reports:

...Before marrying producer [Jacob] Pechenik in June, the 35-year-old mother of Elsie, 3 months, professed a new set of beliefs. “Zooey con­verted to Judaism for Jacob,” an insider reveals to Us.

And her new life has been divine. Adds a source close to the couple, “They’re loving the baby and marriage!”

Big news. Mazel, Zooey.

Pamela Anderson is cured from Hep C and is celebrating by getting naked on a boat. Big news. Mazel, Pam!

Chris Martin was not feeling great when he got divorced from Gwyneth Paltrow, but he’s feeling pretty great now.


“A few years ago I was in a low place in my life and was feeling kind of down and confused,” he told Australian radio show 2DayFM. “Some friends gave me a book called Man’s Search for Meaning, and a poem called ‘The Guest’ House by an Afghanistani poet, teacher, and those two things started me off on this whole journey that’s ended up a few years later now where I just feel so happy to be alive.”

My mom gave me a copy of Man’s Search for Meaning and now I use it to roll joints on so it is honestly (according to both me and Chris Martin) very helpful. [E! News]


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  • Zayn Malik, shirtless. [Billboard]
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I have had only one slumber party, and after that one my mom said never again. It was mainly because of the girl who put herself in the dryer...and the other girl who turned it on for a second. We all started screaming at her. The girl in the dryer was just fine.