Video Chat KaraokeZooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt sing ‘What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?' (Nancy Wilson)Zooey Deschanel
Ed note: This is an oldie (originally published in 2011) but certainly a goodie. As we’re getting ready for New Year’s celebrations we wanted to share one of our favorite videos of all time. Enjoy! And Happy Holidays!

I have known Joe Gordon-Levitt for going on 12 years.  We first met in the summer of 2000 while doing a tiny movie called Manic, where we bonded over a mutual appreciation for Harry Nilsson and Nina Simone and I have been lucky enough to call him one of my dearest friends ever since.  When we did 500 Days of Summer  8 years later, we spent every lunch hour dancing to Marvin Gaye in the hair and make up trailer; we had loads of fun. I hope to do a thousand more movies with him because he’s simply the best. But in the meantime, we made a little New Year’s duet for all of you! The original by Nancy Wilson. ENJOY! Don’t forget to check out Joe’s website Originally published December 29, 2011

  • Matthew Equen Reed

    I second that. Marry him. You 2 are the most creative individuals I know…spotlight or not.

  • Stalin Niama Ojeda

    u must marry him..

  • Tim Roberson

    Thank you for posting this! My son and I were in an accident a few days ago and we’ll both be laid up in bed with broken bones for New Year’s Eve. This made me genuinely smile – I needed that. It felt good. Thank you again!

  • Evan Aceves

    Hey Zooey I just wanted to say I really admire your voice and your work. I also think it’s really cool how you sing karaoke to older songs and I was just wondering if you could sing one of my favorite songs. I know you might be pretty busy but it would mean the world to me
    -Sincerely Evan Aceves
    Ps here da song hope you like it

  • Jessica Ramirez

    Yay! I’m glad theres finally a video karaoke in which Zooey seems happy and not on the verge of tears! You deserve all the smiles in the world!

  • Lacuna Serenity

    I want you Zooey. lol

  • Douglas Gower

    Simply Marvelous Darlings!

  • Jennifer Groves Colona

    Just love it!! Always love everything that you guys do!

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  • Jason Neel

    Fantastic! I saw you sneaking peaks at joseph… awww, love is out there. Lucky guy! :)

  • Bishu Sahoo

    I love it.what is next ?

  • Kathy Webb

    Loved it! You guys were… captivating!

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  • Amber Russell

    Aww, that was just adorable! You two sound lovely together. :)

  • Sherlene Eicher

    MORE! MORE, MORE, MORE! Love the 2 voices without all the band accompaniment. Very sultry and sexy!

  • Cesar Porro

    All I’m saying is that both of you need to adopt me and raise me to be as rad as the both of you.

  • Lisa Ayers


  • Lisa Ayers

    Sweet renition I’m not sure why you’re citing Nancy Wilson, she’s just one of many who have performed this song. The song was written by Frank Loesser.

  • Laura Miller-Sagami

    So cute! Big fan! You share my brother’s b-day and my sister’s vegan lifestyle. She has a great blog and cookbook out if you need some great recipes!
    Happy New Year!

  • Anna M. Tong

    please invite joe back more often! :)

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