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Prince Is “Crazy” Funny in ‘New Girl’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Features, News,

Zooey Deschanel, Prince, and 'New Girl' actor Jake Johnson

Prince has "crazy comic instincts."

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker has filmed a guest role in New Girl alongside Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson - who plays Jess and Nick - and impressed everyone working on the show with his "incredible" performance. "He's genuinely funny. He's got a very quiet, wry sense of humor but he kills. There's a moment in the episode where he's sitting in between Zooey and Jake on a bench. And it's a silent beef and he's just looking between them trying to figure them out. And it's hilarious. He has crazy comic instincts," executive producer Dave Finkel said.

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Prince to Appear on ‘New Girl’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Announcements, News,

PrincePrince is set to make a cameo appearance on New Girl.

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker will be making his TV debut on the upcoming Super Bowl episode of the hit FOX sitcom, which stars Zooey Deschanel as loveable Jess Day.

The singer is set to cause drama between fan favouite pairing Nick [Jake Johnson] and Jess [Zooey Deschanel], according to DrFunkenberry.com. "Prince actually reached out to the show. He is a big fan and wanted to do it. We were blown away and agreed immediately," a source told the website.

The episode is said to be centred around Prince's infamous star-studded house parties and could feature a live performance from the star.

Hannah Simon, who plays Jess' sexy sidekick CeCe on the show, also hinted last night there would be a "big deal" announcement about the series. "Big Deal Alert! Exciting news coming tomorrow..... [sic]," she wrote on Twitter.

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Sofia Vergara Named Highest Paid US TV Actress

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara has been named the highest paid US TV actress for a second year running.

The Modern Family star reportedly earned a whopping $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013, from both her role on the hit sitcom and numerous endorsement deals, which is more than double the income of her closest rival, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay. The Colombian beauty is thought to have commanded big bucks from mega-deals with companies including Diet Pepsi and Kmart due to her popularity in Latin America, a growing market in the business world. Sofia, 38, has her own clothing line with supermarket chain Kmart - for which she was paid a staggering $7 million advance - as well as deals with the soft drinks company, furniture chain Rooms to Go, cosmetics brand Covergirl, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and more.

The brunette beauty's $30 million windfall puts her comfortably ahead of Mariska, 49, who earned $11 million over the last year, according to financial magazine Forbes.

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Emily Deschanel Wants New Girl Cameo with Sister Zooey

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Gossip,

Emily and Zooey DeschanelEmily Deschanel wants to star with her sister Zooey in New Girl. The Bones actress has revealed she is planning to make a cameo appearance in her sibling's hit sitcom about hapless 20-something Jess Day, and would jump at the chance to join her on set as soon as she has some time off.

"Zooey played my cousin on an episode of Bones a couple of seasons ago and we've talked about me coming in to do New Girl. We shoot on the same lot, so if we weren't so busy it might be really easy to swing on by and play a part. It's hard to get a few hours off, let alone a couple of days to do her show. I watch every episode as soon as I can when I'm not working," she said.

Because the pair play polar opposite characters in their respective shows - Emily plays serious-minded forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennen - people assume they are different in real life, but the 36-year-old star thinks they share the same core values from growing up in the same family.

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‘The Following’ Renewed for Second Season

The FollowingThe Following has been renewed for a second season. The serial killer drama - which stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy - has been picked up by Fox thanks to its high ratings for season one.

"From the very beginning, we felt Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega had created a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that could break from the pack, and it is exciting to see the audience responding. Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy have given us two of the most compelling characters on television and the entire cast is incredible. I'm delighted to have this thrill ride continue on Fox for another season," Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement.

Fox has also renewed comedies New Girl, The Mindy Project and Raising Hope, with Mr. Reilly adding, "These shows are creatively vibrant, they have established a loyal and passionate audience and they will continue to define and grow the Fox comedy brand next season and beyond."


Zooey Deschanel Speaks About Emmy Nomination

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel thinks that being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award is an "incredible honor."

The 32-year-old star of TV show New Girl was named as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series yesterday.

"I wanted to be an actress since I was two years old. It's always been my dream and ambition. This is the kind of moment you dream about. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I could have this incredible honor and recognition. It's just so exciting," she told Entertainment Weekly.

Her co-star Max Greenfield also received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

"I have such a great job that's just such an incredible gift, and I always want to be doing the work because I love the work and not for some other reason. [But] it just means so much to have this nomination," she added.


Zooey Deschanel Show Gets Picked Up For Full Season

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Ratings, Renewals,

Zooey Deschanel in New GirlIt must be pretty good to be Zooey Deschanel right now.

After just two episodes of her new comedy, New Girl, Fox has picked the series up for a full season of 24 episodes. Judging from its high ratings (it even beat its lead-in, Glee!), it's not quite a surprise.

"We love the charming Zooey Deschanel and the entire cast, we're knocked out with the work that [creator] Liz Meriwether and the whole staff is doing and we are really psyched about the coming episodes in the pipeline. It's great that audiences have responded so positively so far and we're confident that even more people will embrace the show—and more comedy on Fox—this season," said Kevin Reilly, president of Entertainment at Fox.

New Girl -- which also stars Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone -- airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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