Zooey Deschanel divorces Death Cab, takes up with Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, ABC News mistakenly reports

Zooey Deschanel Divorces Death Cab, Goes for Cutie, According to Yahoo

Brow Beat
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April 12 2012 6:08 PM

Divorcing Death Cab, Taking up with Cutie

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Zooey Deschanel

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In what could only have been a failure in reading comprehension, or the work of an overactive copy editor, Yahoo has just posted an article suggesting that actress Zooey Deschanel left her husband “Death Cab” for “Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.”

While there’s no word on whether Deschanel had been cheating on Mr. Cab, the article goes on to note that “Deschanel and Cab were married for a little more than three years.”

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In fact, Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard filed for divorce in December of 2011. Thanks to past Brow Beat contributor Matthew Perpetua for noting the amusing error.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

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