October 21, 2016
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Zooey Deschanel “super excited” for sister’s pregnancy

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Do you know what really gets “Your Highness” co-star Zooey Deschanel high? Apparently it’s the news that she’s about to become an aunt.

“My big sister, Emily (aka bones) Deschanel and her husby, David Hornsby, are going to have a baby! I am super excited to be an aunt!” Deschanel Tweeted Thursday night.

News travels fast in this Internet age. Emily had just confirmed earlier in the day that she and her husband are expecting their first child together, and that she is due later this year. Guess this means we’ll see more shots of “Bones” behind a desk or creatively blocking a baby bump whenever the hit show resumes filming.

As for Zooey, she’s busy promoting Universal’s new comedy, “Your Highness,” with James Franco, Natalie Portman and Danny McBride. It opens in theaters next Friday, April 8. Look for Aunt Zooey to play a princess who must be rescued by bumbling knights Franco and McBride. Here’s the latest trailer to tide you over:

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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