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Zooey Deschanel: 'It's a Good Time for Women in TV'

Zooey Deschanel Talks Her Pregnancy and Career: 'It's a Good Time for Women in TV'

Originally posted 05/05/2015 10:30AM

Mom-to-be Zooey Deschanel is all about keeping it real when it comes to her pregnancy.

Deschanel, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Jacob Pechenik this summer, makes it clear that we won't be seeing any "body after baby" photos once she gives birth.

"Haven't we all seen those pictures of a sexy new mom in a bikini after one month? I will not be that person," Deschanel, 35, says in the June issue of Cosmopolitan, on stands May 12. "I've always gone my own course and never been someone who had the need to be super skinny. I like a healthy look. I don't buy into that skinny-is-better mentality. I just eat healthy and work out and don’t worry about my weight too much."

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NFL Player J.J. Watt Is Singing About What on New Girl? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/31/2015 05:20PM

[YOUTUBE "cmhyLGau9A"] New Girl has a new guy this Tuesday.

Technically there are two new guys – but one of them passes away before the next episode, "The Right Thing," which is what leads Jess (Zooey Deschanel) to cross paths with Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt.

In an exclusive clip, Jess attends the wake of a guy she recently romanced. Watt, 26, is there to pay his respects. And, because this is New Girl, they find their way into a room they shouldn't have entered.

When one of the mourners stumbles upon them, the excuse that they're "singing!" rolls off Watt's tongue entirely too easily (and with excellent timing, we might add).

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Zooey Deschanel Wants the Sex of Her Baby to Be a Surprise

Zooey Deschanel Wants the Sex of Her Baby to Be a Surprise

Originally posted 03/27/2015 12:05PM

"It's more fun, you know? Make it into a game," the New Girl star joked

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Did Zooey Deschanel Finally Show Off Her Engagement Ring? (We're Saying Yes!)

Did Zooey Deschanel Finally Show Off Her Engagement Ring? (We're Saying Yes!)

Originally posted 03/25/2015 11:05PM

The star steps out with a very noticeably sparkly new accessory

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First Look: What's Olaf from Frozen Doing on New Girl?

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First Look: What's Olaf from Frozen Doing on New Girl?

Originally posted 02/25/2015 05:55PM

Josh Gad, the voice behind Frozen's beloved snowman Olaf and a Tony nominee for The Book of Mormon, is known for his song-and-dance skills, and Tuesday's episode of New Girl is no exception.

In "Walk of Shame," Gad returns for a threepeat as the ridiculous would-be ladies' man Bearclaw. After Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Cece (Hannah Simone) wake up in Bearclaw's den after a wild party, the actor teases that things take a turn for the "scandalous."

"Things get a little bit out of control, in a surprising way," Gad, 34, tells PEOPLE.

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Zooey Deschanel Reveals How She Hid Her Pregnancy from Her New Girl Costars

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Zooey Deschanel Reveals How She Hid Her Pregnancy from Her New Girl Costars

Originally posted 02/03/2015 05:30PM

Zooey Deschanel recently shared the happy news that she's engaged and expecting her first child, but when the New Girl star was filming the show's winter premiere she wasn't in such a forthcoming mood.

Luckily for Deschanel, 35, the "Swuit" (a.k.a. a three-piece suit made entirely of sweatsuit material) at the center of Tuesday night's new episode was literally the perfect cover-up.

"I'm the only one who wears it in the episode," she tells PEOPLE. "It was really comfortable, and I was pregnant at the time, but I couldn't tell anybody, so I was happy to be wearing comfortable clothes."

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Zooey Deschanel Is Engaged to Jacob Pechenik | Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel Is Engaged to Jacob Pechenik

Originally posted 01/21/2015 02:50PM

Not only is Zooey Deschanel on the way to motherhood, she's also on the way to the altar!

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6 Reasons Why Zooey Deschanel Will Be a Great Mom

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6 Reasons Why Zooey Deschanel Will Be a Great Mom

Originally posted 01/13/2015 10:15PM

Zooey Deschanel is pregnant with her first child, and we can't imagine a person better suited for motherhood than the New Girl star.

The happy result of a whirlwind romance with producer Jacob Pechenik, Deschanel, 34, is "over the moon," she revealed to PEOPLE in an exclusive statement Tuesday. "We are so excited to meet our little one."

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Surprise! Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant | Zooey Deschanel

Surprise! Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant

Originally posted 01/13/2015 10:00AM

The New Girl star and boyfriend Jacob Pechenik will welcome their first child this summer, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively

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Zooey Deschanel: Why Jess & Nick Didn't Work as a Couple on New Girl | New Girl, Zooey Deschanel

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Zooey Deschanel: Why Jess & Nick Didn't Work as a Couple on New Girl

Originally posted 01/06/2015 03:15PM

Was there anything more uplifting than Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess's (Zooey Deschanel) romantic, sweeping, Gone with the Wind-style kiss in New Girl's second season?

Conversely, was there anything more disappointing than their relationship throughout season 3?

The answer was a resounding no – not just from audiences, but also from showrunner Liz Meriwether, who decided to split them up in advance of the show's current (and absolutely stellar) fourth season.

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