January 7, 2009

Booey Gibbanel or Zen Deschbard?

The comments over on the Stereogum post about the pending nuptials of Ben Gibbard (DCFC) and Zooey Deschanel (She & Him, Almost Famous, and, most importantly, Elf) have made me double over with silent laughter about ten times. Well played, Stereogum commenters. It’s worth a post just to note the guy wondering what their celebrity couple name will be (“Booey Gibbanel or Zen Deschbard? I like Zen Deschbard. Or maybe Booey Deschbard.”)

Inciting the most indignation is the fact that people didn’t know they were dating (I know, right?! I thought we were BFFs). I generally don’t care about romances of famous people, but I have to admit being pleased in my heart when I heard this announcement because I totally called it back in August when they both appeared at that awesome music supergroup event at the Democratic National Convention event in Denver:


Female intuition INTACT!

And then they went and covered the Everly Brothers together all sweet-like, and I was like, CLEARLY.

So yeah. Sorry, heartbroken guys.

[…and whoa I am just noticed I’m totally at the end of the crowd panorama in that video. Carry on.]


  • how about we just call them “the cutest indie couple that ever lived”? yeah, I think people would know immediately whom we were referencing…

    Hanan — January 8, 2009 @ 2:31 am

  • Once Ben cuts his hair, then we can them “the cutest indie couple that ever lived.”

    Jonathan — January 8, 2009 @ 5:40 am

  • Can’t leave out The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – she was cuter than cute in this movie as Tricia McMillan/Trillian, and even pulled off the power of cuteness in a Charles Darwin costume with the fake beard! If you haven’t seen this yet don’t hesitate – goes up some notches from the BBC version and gives some much deserved respect to the genius of Douglas Adams (the writer of the Hitchhiker’s series, a trilogy in 5 parts for the young ones out there). And of course there’s Zooey you know, in space!!!

    Tom — January 8, 2009 @ 7:39 am

  • Don’t forget about her stint in Weeds either. She was hilariously crazy on that show.

    The Duck — January 8, 2009 @ 8:28 am

  • i noticed in pictures from that event that gibbard is starting to look a bit like mr. david ryan adams. which is never a bad thing.

    do you see it?

    asher — January 8, 2009 @ 9:45 am

  • Yeah, my heart broke a little when I found out they were-a-gettin’ hitched.

    Lance — January 8, 2009 @ 11:06 am

  • My heart broke too a bit since Zooey is super cute. And then again a second time because Ben Gibbard looks like he stopped eating years ago. I miss the schlubby Ben.

    James — January 8, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

  • LOL @ this comment:
    “Congrats to them! I hope he gets fat again.”

    drew — January 10, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

  • Yeah, I was bummed and outraged as well…. especially since i found her first! did he see mumford years ago by mistake and forever love fell in love with the movie and its supporting cast? i think not. and…. I to could care less about celebrity couples.. the fact that this shit makes news is just annoying. I’d rather hear about when their gonna put out an album as a married couple

    chris — January 12, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

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