'New Girl' and the threesome that wasn't
February 8th, 2012
03:21 PM ET

'New Girl' and the threesome that wasn't

Between Nick and Jess almost getting it on and Schmidt getting pinned in a parking deck for appearing to assault his boss, "New Girl" was quite amusing last night, despite a lack of plot development.

To start things off, Jess “out-crazed a man with a gun” when the man almost collided with Nick while trying to steal his parking spot. That brings up the discussion of Nick's negative outlook.

When Jess wants to call the landlord to fix some of the things in their apartment and Nick is adamant about her not calling the landlord, Jess chalks it up to him being such a Debbie downer.

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The 'New Girl' fully intends to brake for birds
February 1st, 2012
04:32 PM ET

The 'New Girl' fully intends to brake for birds

Raise your hand if you sensed something was going to go awry between Nick, Jess and Julia, because that's just what happened on Tuesday's episode.

Since Nick’s…well, they’re not using labels, so since his “Julia” is a lawyer, Jess gets her help fighting a traffic ticket.

Jess is her usual bubbly self, (offering Julia a blanket to get “toasty," and some pastries she baked), but after she explains that she ran the red light because she was trying to avoid hitting a bird, Julia makes a few condescending comments. (How much do you love Lizzy Caplan in this role?)

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Ryan Seacrest 'can't imagine life' without 'Idol'
January 9th, 2012
05:18 PM ET

Ryan Seacrest 'can't imagine life' without 'Idol'

The "Today" show may be considering Ryan Seacrest as a potential successor to Matt Lauer should the position become available, but the Hollywood heavyweight is still devoted to "American Idol."

He said as much at during the Television Critics Association's winter tour, explaining to press, “I can tell you I can’t imagine life without 'American Idol.' I have a deal with NBC Universal already…but I can’t comment on that.”

Talk then turned to "Idol's" competition, “The X-Factor” and “The Voice,” and that's when the gloves came off!

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Go ahead and blame Ke$ha: Young women like to 'vocal fry'
December 21st, 2011
09:30 AM ET

Go ahead and blame Ke$ha: Young women like to 'vocal fry'

Ke$ha does it. So does Britney Spears, Zooey Deschanel and Kim Kardashian.

And now a report shows two-thirds of women in a recent study do it, too: They're all using vocal fry when they talk.

Vocal fry is a creaky, deep sound made when the human voice is at the lowest register. For Ke$ha and Britney, the creak of vocal fry can be heard at the end of the verse lines in their songs. For Zooey and Kim, it’s at the end of their sentences. Listen here for some examples:

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Justin Long is 'New Girl's' new love interest
November 15th, 2011
06:19 PM ET

Justin Long is 'New Girl's' new love interest

Though many "New Girl" fans might like to see Jess get together with her roommate, Nick, that probably isn't happening anytime soon.

Instead, show creator Liz Meriwether is pairing up Zooey Deschanel's character with a fellow music teacher, Justin Long, an actor who almost seems born to play Jess's boyfriend.

"He’s a music teacher at her school, and whatever the male form of 'adorkable' is," as Meriwether described him to reporters on Monday.

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'New Girl's' Jake Johnson on Jess and Nick's relationship
November 8th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

'New Girl's' Jake Johnson on Jess and Nick's relationship

After last week’s “New Girl,” in which Jess (Zooey Deschanel) walked in on a naked Nick (Jake Johnson) and saw his “bing-bong," it's safe to say that their friendship has reached a new level of awkwardness.

But in a recent conference call, Johnson hinted that the budding friendship between Nick and Jess could turn into a romantic relationship.

“I think Jess and Nick are in that state of really kind of feeling each other out,” he said. “I think they both definitely noticed each other.”

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