Zooey Deschanel Plans Lunar Wedding

Zooey DeschanelIt's no secret that many citizens of indie-dom quietly wept on December 29, when it was revealed that quirky-cute actress/singer Zooey Deschanel was officially off the market, getting engaged to Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.

In the wake of the announcement, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth ... riots broke out in cities across the country (especially in Portland). It was bad. In fact, it's gotten so ugly that it appears Zooey and Ben have finally been forced to take action. In order to escape the indie world's wrath, they're moving their wedding to the most remote spot possible: the Moon.

At least that's what Zooey told us when we caught up with her on the carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles. And though lunar nuptials would prove to be a bit of a logistical nightmare, she appeared serious. Here, watch for yourself:

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We hope the happy couple understand if we can't make it. We used up all our space-travel budget earlier this year when we covered 50 Cent's concert onboard the International Space Station. But we'll definitely send a card ...