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Emmy Noms: The Good, the Bad and the Snubby!

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Emmy Nominations: PEOPLE TV Critic's Take

Originally posted 09/22/2012 06:40PM

If you ask why I am crying, it's because Madeleine Stowe, star of ABC's Revenge, is not among the Emmy nominees. In fact, I am crying just as she would: My eyes are ringed with big, ready-to-drop tears of wrath and sorrow.

Otherwise, the latest batch of nominees is pretty satisfying.

It's great to see Lena Dunham and her fantastic HBO comedy Girls up for best actress and show. (But nothing for the supporting cast?) Dunham, who plays a smart, funny, self-absorbed young writer, is running against her comic antithesis: Zooey Deschanel of FOX's New Girl, on which she plays (and plays very well) a cupcake.

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The Top 5 Celebs to Follow on Facebook Right Now!

PEOPLE Recommends: Top 5 Celebs to Follow on Facebook

Originally posted 08/22/2012 10:00AM

You've added Timeline (whether you wanted to or not). You've uploaded a cute cover photo. And, of course, you've liked PEOPLE on Facebook.

So, what's next?

Why don't you follow some of our favorite stars to hit the social network? Read on for our recommendations on which stars to like – and tell us in comments which celebs you think are essential in your newsfeed.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Zooey Deschanel Is My Fun Movie Date | Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Zooey Deschanel Is My Fun Movie Date

Originally posted 08/15/2012 08:05AM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel may have shared great chemistry in 2009's (500) Days of Summer, but their romance only exists on-screen.

Despite fans' wishes for the two to become an item, the costars are just friends, Gordon-Levitt, 31, insists in the September issue of Playboy .

"We've been friends for 10 years. She loves movies, music and art, and she's incredibly knowledgeable about that stuff," he says.

"She's turned me on to so many movies and so much good music. It's fun just so have conversations, watch movies with her."

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Zooey Deschanel to Hit Broadway – as Loretta Lynn

Zooey Deschanel to Hit Broadway – as Loretta Lynn

Originally posted 05/11/2012 08:40AM

There's a new girl coming to Broadway.

Cast by the country icon herself, Zooey Deschanel will play Loretta Lynn in an upcoming stage musical about the singer's life, Coal Miner's Daughter, producers for the Broadway-bound production have announced.

Lynn personally introduced Deschanel Thursday night on the stage of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium during Opry Country Classics. The two then sang "Coal Miner's Daughter."

"It's a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I'd see Coal Miner's Daughter on a movie screen, and now I can't believe it's going to be on a stage for people to see," Lynn, 77, said in a statement.

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Adam Levine, Sheryl Crow Remember Levon Helm | Adam Levine, Levon Helm, Sheryl Crow

Levon Helm Remembered by Sheryl Crow, Adam Levine

Originally posted 04/20/2012 10:50AM

Some of the biggest names in music are honoring one of the biggest legends.

After Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band, died Thursday at 71, Sheryl Crow took to Twitter to express her condolences.

"My heart [is] heavy with sad news of Levon Helm's passing," she wrote. "My thoughts and prayers are with Levon's family."

Also Tweeting about the late Helm, who had cancer: Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach Adam Levine.

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John Mayer, Zooey Deschanel Hold Court at Chateau Marmont | John Mayer, Zooey Deschanel

John Mayer, Zooey Deschanel Hold Court at Chateau Marmont

Originally posted 03/06/2012 05:55AM

It was musicians' night at West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont.

Singer John Mayer was looking for a table to meet up with friends at the famed hotel during a recent night out. The singer sported a large, cream-colored cowboy hat and a fitted, dark jacket, and seemed calm and composed during his visit to the packed nightspot. Also on the patio that night: Zooey Deschanel, who took a spot in a secluded section with a girlfriend. The New Girl star – and She & Him singer – seemed "cheery and perky," an onlooker tells us.

And Lenny Kravitz (starring in the upcoming The Hunger Games) was hanging out with an entourage of about six pals, and he held court on a sofa, which was barricaded off by chairs to protect the group.

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Zooey Deschanel Files for Divorce from Ben Gibbard | Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel Files for Divorce from Ben Gibbard

Originally posted 01/04/2012 07:30PM

While Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel's career has hit a high note, her personal life is a bit more bittersweet.

The New Girl actress, 31, filed for divorce on Dec. 27 from Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard, 35, according to court documents.

The papers list their date of separation as Oct. 31 – Halloween – and cite irreconcilable differences.

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Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon-Levitt: What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Originally posted 12/30/2011 08:30AM



Those two stars of 2009's bittersweet romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer, Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, have reunited – just in time to ring in 2012.

With a ukulele in her hand and a guitar in his, the attractive costars strum and sing composer Frank Loesser's 1947 "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," which, even Deschanel admits, was most famously rendered by Grammy-winning jazz great Nancy Wilson.

In a message accompanying their decidedly low-budget video on her HelloGiggles website, the New Girl Golden Globe nominee notes that she and Gordon-Levitt have known each other for nearly 12 years, after meeting during "the summer of 2000 while doing a tiny movie called Maniac, where we bonded over a mutual appreciation for Harry Nilsson and Nina Simone and I have been lucky enough to call him one of my dearest friends ever since."

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Jon Hamm Cozies Up to His Girlfriend – and Other Stars! | Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Cozies Up to His Girlfriend – and Other Stars!

Originally posted 11/21/2011 05:55AM

He's definitely her man of the year! Jon Hamm and longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt set up camp at the patio at Chateau Marmont several nights later during the GQ Men of the Year party. The couple stayed snuggled up together and chatted with various guests, including Joel McHale, a newly-single Zooey Deschanel and Anna Faris. Faris also set up shop at the inside bar with hubby Chris Pratt, and the funny lady was spotted dancing with other revelers when she wasn't chatting. – Reagan Alexander

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Ben Gibbard Was 'Awestruck' That Zooey Even Talked to Him | Zooey Deschanel

Ben Gibbard Was 'Awestruck' That Zooey Deschanel Even Talked to Him

Originally posted 11/02/2011 11:05AM

The "amicable ... mutual" marital split of The New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and musician Ben Gibbard, announced Tuesday, brings to an end a relationship that began when their manager first introduced them.

"I was just awestruck that she was even talking to me," Gibbard, 35, recalling that initial meeting, said for a September New York magazine cover story on his wife (since 2009, after their 10-month engagement).

"I'd seen her movies and obviously I thought she was very beautiful," said the Death Cab for Cutie lead singer, 35.

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