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Olivia Munn Lands 'Perfect Couples' Pilot

Olivia Munn Lands 'Perfect Couples' Pilot

Olivia Munn has scored the first role in the NBC/Universal pilot, Perfect Couples, from Jon Pollack (30 Rock) and Scott Silveri, one of the executive producers and writers on Friends.

The 29-year-old star will play the character of “Leigh,” one half of one of the three starring couples (each has a different definition of relationship perfection). The script describes her as “24, very put-together. The youngest of the group, but easily the most mature. Asian-American, but the biggest Burberry-wearing, Pasadena WASP you ever met.”

Olivia will also star in Iron Man 2 (May 7th). And on July 6th, she will release her first book called “Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek.”

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# 1

Jared, you know I LOVE you, but come one, spot talking about this chic. From the previous comments I’ve seen whenever you mention this D-lister, it’s always negative. Her people keep feeding you all these things that she’s going to do; and frankly, no one gives me a damn! You pulled the same stunt last time when you told us that Olivia was the one who broke it off with Chris. Yeah, right. Please stop shoving her down our throat, because no one is interested. I may be speaking for myself here, but I don’t think this chick appeals to Just Jared readers, she appeals to the perverted men who read Maxim. Thanks! Again, love ya!

# 2

Is she your sister or something? I DON’T CARE!

# 3

Olivia Munn is the new Rachel Bilson on JJ.
Poor Rach. She’s being replaced by someone as overexposed and mediocre as she is, and someone who also uses her hookups for more media exposure. Work it!

# 4

why are you guys so freaking mean? jj has new people on this site all the time. idiots.

# 5

she’s just one of thousands of wannabe upstarts in hollywood. filming a pilot doesnt even mean the series will even be made – what a useless waste of a write up. Other than that its cameos and bit parts. is that really worth the mention? wtf?

# 6

Is she even part Asian. Because if she isn’t, her casting is way off – it will be like some white actor wearing black paint to play a black character.

# 7

@pam:
She’s half Asian. I think her mom’s Asian.

# 8

Really Jared?! Are you her PR person! HAHAHAHHA *sarcasm* I just want to see her as Iron Maiden on the big screen. I hope she does well.
Other than that…..more of Chris Pine! ;)

# 9

I couldn’t agree more with everyone else. Jared….are you on her payroll? Enough with her. She’s an attention *****…and you’re just helping the habit.

Jealous much people? I don’t get what’s with all the hate. Building a career makes someone a attention *****? She is just doing her thing like every other actor in Hollywood and seems like she is doing pretty well. I’m pretty sure that she got her roles in the movies long before she ever met Chris Pine. They starting dating like 6 months ago and both those movies were shot like 12 months ago. Hello! Was Reese Witherspoon an attention ***** for having a relationship with fellow actors Ryan Phillippe and then Jake Gyllenhaal? What about Blake Lively dating Penn Badgley, was that for attention? She’s on the red carpet and at events a ton more than Olivia is. It will be interesting to see how you all change your attitude if this show becomes a hit. Yesterday’s unknown is tomorrow’s superstar. Let’s stop with all the negativity. She’s having the last laugh anyway.

I feel like there’s an outrageous infatuation you have with this girl that no one seems to understand but you

I don’t even know who she is. But everytime I see her last name, I laugh so hard. (translate it from estonian.) wouldn’t want that name to stick with me for the rest of my life.

Who is she??…..

Seriously she must be Jared’s BFF!

Just one last thing, I don’t know much, but I think pretty much all the info on Just Jared comes in from sources, whether it be publicists or people’s friends or randoms on the street. That is the job of a publicist, to get info on their client out to the public, like when Jared puts a magazine cover up, that is the magazine’s publicist sending him the info I think.

Anyway, the point is that she’s an up and comer, so not everyone is supposed to know her name but looking at all the different things she has going on, seems like more and more people will know her name soon enough…

Haters to the left. Love her.

Jared’s crush is getting a little pathetic…

I n F a m o u s l y C o o l @ 02/23/2010 at 2:20 pm

…a 20sec scene in iron man 2. ahahahahaahaa.. jared, you’re so funny. you fail everytime you try to hype one of these z-listers. ahahahahahahaha.. but i have to admit, it’s funny to watch. keep it up.

Um yeah thanks. Looks like a PR release.

I see the Chris Pine fans are awake and still hating on this woman. So what if JJ.com posts pics of her, it’s a gossip site that’s what they do. Get over yourselves. Pine is probably onto his next conquest at the moment and it’s not any of you guys…LOL.

@anna:

They’re Chris Pine fangirls, they’re just angry that he’s into tooling good looking skinny women, not overweight, pimply, angry fangirls. He dated this woman a while back, and they are still angry and bitter…hahahahahah.

I don’t understand the hate. I actually like her.. And with producers like that, the show could be a hit.

ok everyone, I used to say the same (and b part of the hate) but it’s getting old. Let’s get over it and stop the hate, what’s in the past is past, let’s give the woman a chance!

mediacritic @ 02/23/2010 at 5:00 pm

Interesting. A new pilot by producers of 30 Rock and Friends is a legitimate industry news item; however, the casting of someone as unknown to the general public as OM is much less legitimate.

In that context, the rationalization of both pro and con Olivia viewpoints is fascinating. While some here attribute negative comments about her to “chris pine fangirls’ jealousy” there is an alternate explanation. Rachel Bilson has also been mentioned on this site as someone who fans are “sick of having pushed at them”. I think these reactions stem from members of a public who may be getting a little tired of media hyping unaccomplished, or marginally accomplished “celebrities”. And yes, I do understand the value of PR to a budding career. However, when the subject of these PR items is someone whose activities have no inherent interest to most of the public, then it’s reasonable to assume that a certain percentage of the public will yawn and click through to the next site, and others will groan and protest.

I’ve seen similar reactions to these so-called “D-List” or “Z-list” celebs on other gossip sites as well. I wish I had been tracking these systematically, because my gut feeling says this type of response is increasing. And it is a response to the PR campaign, not necessarily to the person behind the image.

So while some folks may really be fans of hers, others may think she is untalented, and many simply don’t want to read PR blurbs about people uninteresting to them. Ultimately this kind of PR may backfire by turning off potential fans, but on the other hand, it may work very well.

People severely disliked Olivia Munn long before anyone she dated. She’s always been either cheap or lame. Been like that for years. Geeky guys love her…that’s it.

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