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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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Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard Call It Quits | Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard Split

Originally posted 11/01/2011 06:30PM

The star of The New Girl is newly single.

Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie crooner Ben Gibbard are ending their marriage, a rep for the actress confirms to PEOPLE.

"It's amicable, it's mutual," a source says of the couple's decision to split. "The intention is to move forward with a divorce."

Gibbard, 35, accompanied Deschanel, 31, to the Emmys in September. An onlooker at the time said they appeared happy and he seemed supportive as she did interviews to promote her new Fox show.

The pair wed in 2009 near Seattle.
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Zooey Deschanel's New Girl: Love It or Hate It? | Zooey Deschanel

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Zooey Deschanel's New Girl: Love It or Hate It?

Originally posted 09/21/2011 05:30PM

Will you make room for New Girl, Fox's new comedy starring Zooey Deschanel?

The comedy centers on a quirky, sweet and silly teacher named Jess Day, who moves in with three straight guys after she catches her boyfriend cheating.

In the pilot, which aired Tuesday, Jess convinces the guys – Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Coach (guest star Damon Wayans Jr.) – that she should move into their apartment by telling them she's friends with models.

After spending a week on the couch sobbing over Dirty Dancing, the guys attempt to resuscitate Jess's love life by taking her out to a bar in search of a rebound.

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Zooey Deschanel Dreams of Having a Dog

Zooey Deschanel Dreams of Having a Dog

Originally posted 07/20/2011 09:00AM

With sister Emily expecting a baby, it seems Zooey Deschanel is ready to expand her family as well – with a new pet.

"I want a dog so much," the actress, who's married to Death Cab for Cutie musician Ben Gibbard, said on the Late Late Show Friday.

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Zooey Deschanel 'Super Excited' to Become an Aunt | Emily Deschanel, Zooey Deschanel

UpdatePosted 04/01/2011 10:00AM

Zooey Deschanel 'Super Excited' to Become an Aunt

Originally posted 04/01/2011 09:30AM

She just went public with the news that she's pregnant, and Emily Deschanel has already gotten her first round of public congratulations from a very special celebrity: Her sister, Zooey.

"My big sister, Emily (aka bones) Deschanel and her husby, David Hornsby, are going to have a baby!" Zooey Tweeted Thursday. "I am super excited to be an aunt!"

Bones star Emily, 34, and her husband announced Thursday they are expecting their first child together. She is due later this year.
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POLL: Who Should Play Kate Middleton in the Royal Wedding Movie? | Kate Middleton

Who Should Play Kate Middleton in the Royal Wedding Movie?

Originally posted 01/28/2011 09:55AM

It was really only a matter of time.

Lifetime has announced a royal wedding movie in the works, entitled Will and Kate, which is likely to air the week before Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot on April 29.

So who will do the royal honors? Newcomer Nico Evers Swindell will play William and Star Trek's Ben Cross is set to portray Prince Charles. But the role of Kate is still up for grabs.

No word yet on which actresses might be take on the role of the princess-to-be, but PEOPLE has a few ideas.

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