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Here’s another reason why you shouldn’t have turned on Zooey Deschanel for being “quirky” — she can sing the Star-Spangled Banner without putting her finger in her ear and trying to break it down. Last week we shared with you the news that the star of FOX’s ‘New Girl’ and YouTube’s The Zooey Deschanel Show (not really) would be singing Our National Anthem before Game 4 of the World Series, and because I love baseball and All The Real Girls and have an “EXCUSES TO POST PICTURES OF HOT CHICKS” tag, here she is. Her performance is so straight-forward, in fact, that the video leaves me with only two questions: 1. When people make the shape of the country out of the flag like that, why don’t they ever try to include Alaska and Hawaii? and 2. Is George W. Bush the only President we’ve ever had who says he likes baseball and actually does? [Terse Political Comment here] but at least he can throw a baseball without looking like a complete liar. Part of me wishes Zooey had Zooey’d up t

Zooey Deschanel leaves World Series after singing National Anthem

Zooey Deschanel sang the National Anthem at the World Series Saturday, but apparently she isn’t a baseball fan. Deschanel currently stars in the series, New Girl, and Fox was nice enough to have the star of their newest sitcom sing before Game 4. After, the cast of New Girl and Glee watched on the third baseline. MLB analyst Joe Buck even commented, “A lot of times, the stars...

Photo: Zooey Deschanel sings the national anthem

ARLINGTON, Texas — So far, the national anthem singers at this World Series have been an Alfred E. Neumann-lookalike from American Idol, Travis Tritt, one half of Brooks & Dunn (forget which) and the woman who once promised we could document her efforts to get Brian Wilson (the San Francisco Giants pitcher) and Brian Wilson (the Beach Boy) together for a lunch in California...

Zooey Deschanel -- Called Out for 'Fleeing' the World Series

Game 4 of the World Series was AWESOME last night ... with the Cardinals nearly mounting a 9th inning comeback ... but Zooey Deschanel wouldn't know it, because she LEFT IN THE 6TH INNING!! Zooey sang the national anthem before the game ... and then sat… Permalink

Dream Team

From @MLB_PR: Zooey Deschanel, who sang last night's National Anthem, with Ken Griffey Jr., who received the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award. More Zooey: Earlier Zooey content at SoSG: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 2&3: AP; 4: Getty Images

Video: Buck and McCarver note Zooey Deschanel’s early exit

It has been a network tradition to use high-profile sporting events to give some sweet seats — and even sweeter airtime — to television stars that appear elsewhere in its lineup. It's broadcast synergy at its finest! I cannot, however, remember a time when a network poked fun at the traditional tush-grabbing like Fox did Sunday's Game 4 of the World Series. Watch as Joe...
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