Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson Feuding On ‘New Girl’ Set?
Are Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson feuding on the set of their TV series “New Girl”? That’s the claim in of this week’s new tabloids. Gossip Cop has the exclusive truth!
A so-called “top level tipster” tells Star that the co-stars of the hit Fox comedy “can’t stand each other,” adding, “They were never really close, but since Jake did Jurassic World and Let’s Be Cops, he’s grown bitter over Zooey making more than double what he does.” The outlet’s questionable source adds, “Her attitude is: This is my show, and Jake is just jealous. The tension is palpable on set, it’s amazing they hide it as well as they do.”
But Gossip Cop checked in with a reliable source involved in the production of “New Girl,” who exclusively assures us that Deschanel and Johnson get along well, and the magazine’s claim about a salary dispute is entirely fabricated. The timing of this piece is also suspicious since “New Girl” has long-wrapped for the season, making it impossible for there to be “tension on set” right now. It’s not even clear at this point if the comedy will be renewed.
And this isn’t the first time we’ve had to correct Star for publishing a false rumor surrounding the Fox show. Gossip Cop previously called out the publication for wrongly alleging that the show’s cast hates Deschanel because she supposedly has a big ego. We also busted Star’s sister outlet, RadarOnline, for claiming Deschanel is a “horrible boss” on the set of “New Girl.” There was no truth to either of those stories, and the same goes for this latest one.