Zooey Deschanel Just Announced She Will Be Hosting SNL On February 11th

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Oh, that Zooey Deschanel. You either love her or you hate her. You either find her quirkiness charming or it's a level of pain on all your senses that you just wish she'd disappear already. Too bad for the latter crowd, because Zooey is on something of a hot streak and isn't going anywhere.

And because it wasn't enough that she and her new show The New Girl were nominated for Golden Globes (putting her in a category with such comedy greats like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler), she just announced via Twitter that she'll be hosting Saturday Night Live on February 11th. She will be joined by music guest Karmin, who according to their Twitter account, make “swag pop.”

Zooey has come a long way since her days in such indie films as All the Real Girls and Mumford. She has slowly but steadily made her way to primetime television and although it got off to a rocky start, The New Girl has won the hearts of both fans and critics the world over. In fact, the show debuted in Turkey this week and will be making its way to Australia on January 22nd. Aussies everywhere are rejoicing–or at least some of them.

Shockingly (or not so shockingly?), Zooey has a lot of haters, too. Gasp! There's even a Facebook page called I Hate Zooey Deschanel. Who would do such a thing? Do they not love that quirkiness the rest of us find the most endearing thing since a box full of newborn bunnies? The page only has 304 “likes,” but still “hate” is an awfully strong word for the sweetness that is the Zooey. The girl married the lead singer of one of the cheesiest former indie bands of all time; if that isn't as precious as a three-legged puppy eating a pink frosted cupcake, then nothing is.

So if you love Zooey then mark your calendars and begin your countdown to February 11th. It will be her first time hosting the show. Those of you on the other end of the spectrum should also mark your calendars. If you're going to hate on someone, it's important to be knowledgeable on the matter. And be honest, deep down a part of you sort of loves her, if not for her charm then at least for her impeccable wardrobe.


(photo via Twitter)