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Death Cab For Cutie Targeted By Hackers


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The group's page on the social networking website was taken over by Internet pranksters this week (beg17Aug15) and they began posting pictures and links about sex tips, as well as X-rated videos.

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Zooey Deschanel Welcomes First Child, Announces Marriage To Jacob Pechenik


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There’s two lots of good news for fans of Zooey Deschanel. The New Girl actress has welcomed her first child and, her representative revealed whilst confirming the arrival of the healthy baby girl, is also married! 

Zooey Deschanel and Jacob PechenikZooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in August 2014.

Read More: Fox Picks Up New Girl For A Fifth Season.

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A New Girl For New Girl Star Zooey Deschanel


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The Elf star's representative has confirmed Deschanel is the mother of a healthy baby girl.

Reports suggest she also married the baby's father, producer Jacob Pechenik, in secret recently.

The actress was previously married to Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. They split in 2011.

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Arctic Monkeys Star Snaps Up Zooey Deschanel's Los Angeles Home


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The Arctic Monkeys drummer, who recently announced he's set to become a first-time parent with his fiancee Breana MCDow, reportedly paid $135,000 (GBP90,000) over the asking price after falling in love with the 80-year-old three-bedroom home.

Deschanel owned the home with her former husband, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. They split in 2011.

The New Girl star is also preparing to become a first-time parent with producer fiance Jacob Pechenik.

66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard - 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th August 2014

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Chris Walla Leaves Death Cab For Cutie, Where Do They Go Now?


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After a whopping 17 years at the forefront of iconic alternative rock band Death Cab For Cutie, lead guitarist and producer Chris Walla has announced his departure from the group. His exit comes after a decision to focus his creative energies towards other avenues. Walla formed the group alongside frontman Ben Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer, who are now the only original members holding the fort. Together they produced seven albums, six EP’s and toured the world multiple times. Their blend of fragile alternative rock paved the way for what is now commonly known as ‘emo’, winning millions of fans worldwide through their melancholy songs that were often composed of lush instrumentation and unorthodox instruments.

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With Walla [L} leaving the group, only two original members will remain. [Getty/Jason Kempin]

But with Walla clearly tiring of the band’s direction, where will Gibbard and Harmer go now? Despite Gibbard, who also fronts the cult indie-electro band The Postal Service with Jimmy Tamborello, acting as the group’s main songwriter, Walla’s contribution to the band cannot be overlooked. He has played an integral role in producing and engineering each of Death Cab’s albums as well as lending his production skills to records by Tegan & Sara, The Decemberists and Hot Hot Heat. With Walla absent, Death Cab will have to seek outside help for future efforts. But the group are currently sitting on a fully completed album that has yet to see release- produced in part by Walla, and which will also see the departing guitarist touring to support the release. To ease the band in to an existence without Walla’s guidance, Death Cab employed co-producer Rich Costey for outside input.

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Ben Gibbard & Adam Horovitz Scored Films Heading To Sundance


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Films scored by musicians Ben Gibbard and Adam Horovitz are slated to be screened at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.

Hoping that their musical success will follow them into the film industry, former The Postal Service frontman Gibbard and Beastie Boys' MC Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, they have each created scores for films which will feature at the acclaimed festival in Park City, Utah.

Gibbard scored a dark comedy titled Laggies, starring Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz, about a woman "content to remain in permanent adolescence."

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5 Celeb Couples We Didn't Want To See Split


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A break up is rarely an easy time for a couple but ever get that feeling that some couples, i.e. NOT Rihanna and Chris Brown, were so well-matched that it was hard to imagine them not being an item? Yup, us too, so we restrained ourselves with a list of the top five celebrity couples we reckon never should have parted.

1) Zooey Deschanel & Ben Gibbard

What is love now that we are no longer in a world where the Zooey Deschanels can't make a happy marriage with the Deathcab for Cutie frontmen? Woe is us indeed. Him: the sultry, thoughtful indie singer and guitarist who is responsible for such odes to eternal love as 'I'll Follow You Into The Dark.' Her: the cute, funny and (dare we say it?) quirky actress who, with one flick of her indie girl bangs in 500 Days of Summer, launched an odyssey of shy, introverted teenage dreams against a backdrop of The Smiths songs.

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Zooey Deschanel: 'I Believe In True Love'


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Zooey Deschanel still believes in true love.

Although the 'New Girl' actress split from Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in 2011 before divorcing a year later, she insists it hasn't put her off the idea of finding lasting love.

She told Cosmopolitan Australia: ''Absolutely! I truly believe in it. I'm not saying it's not ephemeral...I'm saying true love may be out of the box. My parents have been married for 40 years and my grandparents were hitched for 70 years. I come from a long line of true loves. I'd be likely to go for somebody who is like me. I do like creative people, so whatever that means. Yeah, authentic and creative.''

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Zooey Deschanel Believes In True Love


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Zooey Deschanel believes in true love.

The 'New Girl' star hopes to find Mr. Right after divorcing Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in 2011 and is confident she will find her ''forever'' partner just like her parents did, but it might not be in the way she expects.

Asked whether she believes in love, she enthused: ''Absolutely! Of course! I truly believe in true love in spite of the break-up. I'm not saying it's not ephemeral. I'm just saying that true love may be out of the box.

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The Postal Service Poke Fun At Themselves In Funny Or Die Video


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Hilarious banter abounds from the returning Postal Service as they poked gentle fun at themselves in a Funny Or Die video that pondered what auditions for vocalist Ben Gibbard’s role in the band would have been like after the pair went on hiatus as other band Death Cab For A Cutie grew.

The video was directed by The Best Show On WFMU radio host Tom Scharpling and saw a whole host of stars step in an attempt to take on the role of singer for the dreamily atmospheric synth pop group. Cameos by Duff McKagan, Moby, Aimee Mann, Tom DeLonge, "Weird" Al Yankovic, and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster all came and went during the video, which according to SPIN, lost a little of its zip at nine minutes long.

All of this is added promotion for the pair’s return after nine years away since playing live, with it being a full decade since their critically acclaimed US platinum album Give Up. The group never released an another album following that, though its legend has grown and grown in indie circles, to the extent where some might say Owl City shamelessly ripped off the pair’s soft breezy sound when they emerged onto the scene in 2010. The group have a glut of live shows scheduled for this year, including an American tour and an appearance at Coachella weekend next month.

Performing Live At Taste Of Chicago 2012

Ben Gibbard and Death Cab For Cutie - Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie Thursday 12th July 2012 performing live at Taste of Chicago 2012

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11th August, 1976

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