Russell Brand has his sights set on hipster cutie Zooey Deschanel

OK! Magazine has a sketchy story about Russell Brand and who he wants to “date” next. Sources claim he’s got his eye on “Katy Perry look-alike” Zooey Deschanel, she of the quirky-hipster bangs trauma and The New Girl (which I love). OK! Mag’s article spends a lot of time comparing Zooey and Katy Perry’s looks, and while I can see the resemblance, I feel like the comparisons are sort of insulting to Zooey. Katy is an average-looking girl who styles herself like a cartoon to get people to pay attention to her. Zooey is a pretty girl who has styling issues, but she seems much more “together” than Katy, in general. Anyway, now that Zooey is available (she filed for divorce a month ago), Russell Brand wants to date her:

Just weeks after ditching Katy Perry, Russell Brand could already be lining up a replacement – funny girl Zooey Deschanel! Brand is said to be desperate to hook up with the New Girl star, whose own marriage to Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard recently came to a grinding halt. In fact, Zooey filed for divorce on Dec. 27, just three days before Russell ended his marriage to Katy.

“Russell has had his eye on Zooey for a long time,” discloses an insider. “And he’s been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can get together. He thinks she’s hysterically funny and cute too. He loves her quirky sense of humor and thinks they’d be great together both on and off screen. There’s a real spark there.”

Zooey is said to be “intrigued” by the idea of working with Russell, “But she’s heard about his reputation as a womanizer, and isn’t sure whether she’s ready to rush into another relationship so quickly.” The insider also says that Zooey “thinks it would kinda freaky to team up with Russell, especially so soon after both their marriages have just ended.”

“Who knows whether it’s Russell’s warped mind working overtime, or if he has other motives for wanting to get together with Zooey… but now that she and Russell are both available, there’s nothing to stop them from getting together!”

[From OK! Magazine, print edition]

I tend to think Zooey is too smart to fall for Russell’s whole deal, but you never know. He’s a smart man capable of being charming and interesting, and smart women fall for that crap all of the time. Still, I don’t think Russell is Zooey’s type? She seems to go for the little hipster boys and Russell just… I don’t know. They don’t seem to make sense to me. At the end of the day, I guess I just can’t see Zooey being down with wheelchair pr0n and Rusty’s “toy” closet.

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  1. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    That first photo is the best I’ve seen of Zooey, like Michelle Williams she oddly has the same expression in every pic.

  2. Asli says:

    I think Russel is going back to the 90 girls a month sexing than settle down any time soon. He seems like a real romantic and this Katy P.-deal probably burned him. Go ahead, Russel, re-sow your oates!

    • MJ says:

      yeah…because nothing says romance like screwing 90 women. doubt he ever changed his ways. nice logic there asli *eye roll*

  3. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    She and Katy look creepily similar but he and Zooey would probably be a better match.

    I like Zooey though she can come across as annoying at times.

  4. Mimi says:

    Hate to say it but I think they’d make a cute-ish couple…

  5. Jaded says:

    While they may have a superficial resemblance, Zooey is light years ahead in the talent department and doesn’t have to rely on tacky and overtly sexual dress or behaviour to garner fans. I saw her and her band on Elvis Costello’s show a while back and she’s a super-talented singer and songwriter.

    • Kimbob says:

      @Jaded…couldn’t agree more! Oh, and BTW, maybe some think she has “styling issues,” but I like her style. She marches to the tune of her own drummer…& I like that. Self-assured…I LIKE that.

    • gg says:

      wait – she has a band? Elvis Costello has a show? get out! I must see this.

  6. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Oohhh. I like the idea of this. She looks like Perry but appears to be smarter. It’s probably just a big F*ck you to Katie. Hehehe.

  7. AnnieC says:

    OMG! Run for the hills Zooey!

  8. dayan says:

    I disagree about the comparison being insulting to Zooey as I actually find Katy more attractive in just about every area.

  9. Erinn says:

    I wouldn’t call her a Katy Perry lookalike considering she’s older… and I think she’s prettier.

    I think she’s much more Russel’s speed, though I feel like this story might be a bit fabricated.

  10. Jules says:

    Well this is obviously a crap story from OK mag, just because they look alike.

  11. Mia says:

    He just dumped that buffoon Katy Perry–why would he want a look-a-like? I don’t really believe this story.

  12. Austinite says:

    Fake story. I also don’t see Zooey ever going for Russell.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Agreed. She is too sane and sweet for him. Also agree they just made this up bc she looks like KP and also recently divorced. Blahh hate fake crap stories!

      She needs JGL in her life anyway. Duh!

  13. The Truth Fairy says:

    “I tend to think Zooey is too smart to fall for Russell’s whole deal …”

    I would have agreed if she hadn’t married that douche from whatever that band is called. She obviously doesn’t have great taste in men, unless her divorce and status change in Hollywood gave her wisdom to pick someone higher than her usual caliber.

    • someone says:

      why is ben gibbard a douche? i’m asking seriously, just because i always thought he seemed sweet, but you never know.

      • normades says:

        Death Cab for Cutie is huge and Gibbard is not a douche!!

        I think Zooey has great taste in men. Jason Shwartzman isn’t “handsome” either but he’s definately smart.

        Brand just isn’t “hipsterish” enough for her.

  14. Cathy says:

    I don’t know why but he just doesn’t do anything for me, to the point of I can’t stand him. I wouldn’t boink him if he had a 10 foot wanker. I think Katy is better off without him. And Zooey would be smart to stay away from him.

  15. Samigirl says:

    If my (hypothetical) ex husband started dating a girl who was a dead ringer for me, I’d be more than a little pissed off/weirded out. Maybe that’s just me, though.

    • someone says:

      it’s creepy! and i think it’s a big sign that you’re not fully over the person. i knew this girl who broke up with her boyfriend of 3 years and got together with another guy a week later who is the spitting image of her ex….odd

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      I would definitely be annoyed. Especially if she were smarter or funnier. If this is true, I’m guessing that’s why Russell is doing it.

      • Samigirl says:

        Mort, you’ve always got the BEST ideas. I’ll file that back in case I ever want to piss the husband off 😉

  16. k says:

    This is a total fabrication.

    Don Cornelius killing himself, on the other hand, is a real story.

  17. lucy2 says:

    He is aggressively unattractive. Yuck. Hope it’s not true, as that would be weird considering how much Zoey and Katy look alike.

  18. fabgrrl says:

    No! Zooey is going to hook up with my boyfriend, JGL, and have cute, hipster babies.

  19. Bobby the K says:

    She doesn’t need nearly as much prep time or maintenance as Katy, seems more authentic.

  20. tiredofrumers says:

    fake. why would he downgrade to the boring version of his ex?

  21. gg says:

    I was ambivalent about her in Elf, but saw her years later on the Fallon show and I adore her. She’s always so cute and not out there hamming it up just to get attention. A real star, from what I’ve seen.

  22. telesma says:

    Poppycock. Besides, I have a feeling she’d eat the silly git alive.

  23. LeeLoo says:

    That would be a downgrade for Zooey. Something about Russell gives me the willies. I can’t put my finger on it.

  24. lila says:

    Oh heck no. JGL would be a way better match for her. They have awesome chemistry together. Russell brand just grosses me out. Every time I see him he looks like he needs a shower.

  25. Mimijeud says:

    Whether or not you like Katy Perry, she and Zooey D DO look eerily similar (no insult at all) especially when Katy has dark hair. They’re both pretty and affectedly off-beat, Kary in a more manufactured sort of way, but even Zooey’s quirkiness is a just little TOO quirky to be true.

  26. miss says:

    Zooey is secretly friends with Katy and her circle. This is a strange story. I don’t like her and her whole infantalized schtick. It’s creepy and only perverted sick men would find her attractive. I saw her photo on a magazine cover and she looked braindead, like she’d just been electroshocked. She’s just an older hipster version of Katy.

  27. Lauren says:

    Do not believe it. Zoey is not that foolish.

  28. Minty says:

    If Zooey rejects him (and she will), then who’s next – Emily Blunt? Umm wait, she’s married.

  29. Let them eat cake says:

    RB looks like he needs to be, uhm, decontaminated. Someone needs to douse him with a couple of gallons of disinfectant and force-feed him a few courses of Flagyl.

  30. Sarah says:

    Run for the hills!

  31. taksi says:

    Eh…if she could overlook russell’s past antics maybe but it seems like she’s pretty domestic and likes more low-key guys.