Apparently having the most popular new show on television this fall does not guarantee a happy marriage, at least for the marriage of Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard, as The Zooey has left him after two years of marriage. I say it was Zooey who left because her rep issued the statement announcing the separation. The thing that was interesting about the statement was the following line: "It was mutual and amicable. There was no third party involved." Who adds that kind of line? You know what that means? There is going to be something that comes out or that someone sees that suggests the involvement of a third person. Why float that thought out there? People separate all the time when there is no third person involved. If they had made the announcement two days ago, no one would have even noticed.
So, I guess this means no more She & Him (as in the marriage, not the band, which he is not in, but the joke works better). That is too bad because I was really looking forward to their next CD, Her & He. Of course it would probably not compare to their classic compilation, Us & Them. Brilliant. Do you think she would go to a screening of Elf with me?