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Justin Timberlake and Steve Carell lend a hand, and an arm, to Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO

Two years ago, Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell discovered the secret to a successful skit: fake arms, duh. As if every comedian didn’t already know that, right? Well, for Fallon and Ferrell, it started when the duo relived their Canadian soap opera days on Jacob’s Patience, and Ferrell attempted to make a sandwich using mannequin arms. The result was, well, memorable:

So memorable in fact, that last night, Steve Carell and Justin Timberlake joined the cast of Jacob’s Patience as the owners of a men’s clothing store, specializing — not surprisingly — in suits and ties. Fallon, as a customer at the store, had his inseam measured, was given water to drink, and even learned how to tie a tie… all with fake arms. Watch the clips below! READ FULL STORY

10 Stars' 'Before They Were Famous' commercials -- VIDEO

One of the most charming moments of last night’s SAG awards was Jennifer Lawrence’s Best Actress acceptance speech, where she thanked MTV for allowing her to get her SAG card by casting her in a My Super Sweet 16 promo years ago.

Lawrence is far from the first now-A-lister who had to pay the bills back in the day. We rounded up some of our favorite commercials from stars who probably wish that the ubiquity of YouTube didn’t make these long-in-the-past acting jobs quite so easy to find.

We only selected commercials from prior to the stars’ big break – so no Sofia Vergara ads for Pepsi or Brad Pitt hawking Chanel No. 5 – although there is another Pitt commercial which made the cut. Check out ‘80s-era Pitt, as well as nine more “before they were famous” ads below. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce, Jon Hamm, Steve Carell and more release PSA for gun control

On the same day as the NRA’s press conference and a week after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., celebrities are coming together with a simple message: “Enough.” In a new PSA, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Bateman, Will Ferrell, Selena Gomez, Peter Dinklage, Conan O’Brien, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Reese Witherspoon and 44 more lent their voices for a Mayors Against Illegal Guns PSA that speaks about the need for a new plan regarding guns.

“How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more move theaters? How many more house of faith? How many more shopping malls? How many more street corners? Enough. Demand a plan right now,” the PSA declares.

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'Anchorman' sequel: Will Kristen Wiig accept invitation to Brick Tamland's pants party?

Brick Tamland is a simple man. He’s polite, likes ice cream, and really enjoys a nice pair of slacks. Though he’s a tad slow on the uptake, he’s likely not the first TV weatherman who went on to work in the Bush Administration despite an I.Q. of 48. (No, but good guess: former FEMA director Michael “Brownie” Brown was not a TV weatherman.)

In Anchorman, Tamland was an essential member of the Channel 4 News band of brothers. But in the upcoming sequel — which still doesn’t have a finished script — his personal loyalties might be tested, just as Ron Burgundy’s were in the first movie. The Wrap reports that Kristen Wiig is being considered to play Tamland’s wife. A relationship would be a big step for Tamland, who never really had any success inviting women to his pants party during the first movie — though we were told that he ultimately ends up with 11 children. READ FULL STORY

Steve Carell urges us to register to vote: 'What's wrong with you?' VIDEO

Steve Carell isn’t mad that you might not vote in November — he’s just disappointed. “You vote because you care, and people should care,” he explains in the following PSA for Our Time, a nonprofit dedicated to getting young Americans to fill out ballots. “You should care. What’s wrong with you? Why don’t you care?”

He’s got a point! After all, as Carell explains, “It’s easy to register to vote” — especially today, as it’s National Voter Registration Day. “There’s no excuse,” he continues in the video. “You don’t have any excuse. If you can get online, you can vote. And if you can’t get online… well, there probably is no helping you at this point.”

The former star of The Office also promises to personally smack anyone who doesn’t vote — but don’t let that goad you into staying home. (Though getting your ears boxed by Michael Scott would make a great story.) Watch his message below, then pass it on… and don’t forget to make sure you’re registered.

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If Ricky Gervais doesn't host the Golden Globes, who should?

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Ricky Gervais has made friends and enemies these past three years hosting the Golden Globe Awards, with his penchant for feisty, frisky barbs and tongue-in-cheek British wit, but who else could fill the comedian’s shoes as host of the most fun awards show of the season?

“As of now, there are currently no plans for Ricky to host,” a rep from Gervais’ agent William Morris tells EW.com. Following Tuesday’s announcement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that next year’s 70th annual Globes, airing live on NBC, will take place on Jan. 13, 2013, the field is open for an array of would-be hosts. Here are a few of our suggestions:
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'The Office': Are you in for Season 9? -- POLL

If a long-running sitcom announces its ending, but its fan base has already abandoned it, does it make a sound? We’ll find out this fall, when The Office returns to NBC for its ninth and final season.

Once and future showrunner Greg Daniels announced yesterday that Dunder Mifflin Scranton will close for good in 2013. The news was bittersweet: While it’s good to hear that NBC’s flagship comedy will get time to wrap up loose ends and craft a worthy finale, many fans think that finale is two seasons too late. The Office hasn’t been the same since Steve Carrell moved to Colorado near the end of Season 7, and an eighth year tarnished by go-nowhere storylines and weirdo Regional Manager-turned-CEO Robert California (James Spader) was by far the series’ lowest point.

Much like late-period installments of The Simpsons, latter-day episodes of The Office are still more amusing than much of what’s on TV, but newer shows like Community, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation, and Modern Family — the latter two of which wouldn’t exist if The Office hadn’t popularized the faux documentary format — have stolen the show’s buzz and its thunder. Because it’s a lot more fun to watch a series in its prime than it is to witness the slow devolution of something you once loved, it’s no surprise that a lot of once-devoted viewers have abandoned ship over the last year. (EW even stopped recapping it last year.)

Daniels’ announcement, though, changes everything. Well, maybe. READ FULL STORY

Steve Carell returns to 'Daily Show' as an author -- VIDEO

Where can I buy 50 Shades of Yams?

That was my takeaway from Steve Carell’s appearance on his old stomping grounds. Carell, who committed to his “serious author” look with glasses and a five-o’clock shadow, visited Jon Stewart and The Daily Show to share that while he “dabbled” in acting, he was really a full-time author.

Kicking off with his work The Last Pharaoh: Egypt’s transition from the Mubarak era, Carell took Stewart through several of his books, ending with a callback to the popular Daily Show segment Produce Pete. If we’re putting in book requests for old Carell characters, I’m still holding out hope for Somehow I Manage.

Sure, the whole thing was a joke promoting Carell’s upcoming film, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but note to Daily Show producers (and book agents!): I’d be interested in reading all of these stories — especially that Steve Jobs one.

Watch the interview below: READ FULL STORY

Celebrity commencement addresses: Steve Carell, Jane Lynch, and more

Steve Carell refrained from “That’s what she said” comments, well, almost, (check out 14:10) but the funnyman managed to be both funny and earnest in his remarks to Princeton University grads as their Class Day Speaker yesterday. 

His speech focused on the differences between when he went to college and now, and talked about how much harder he had it, including talking to girls without being able to text them. Instead, he had the pleasure of getting rejected face-to-face. “The point is, I suffered, and you should have to suffer too,” he explained to laughs.

Carell also gave some insight into what social media was back in the day: “We didn’t have Twitter, we used good old-fashioned gossip. If you wanted to talk about someone you could do it face-to-face, right behind their back.”

Check out video of Carell’s remarks, as well as some of our other favorite 2012 celebrity commencement speeches –such as Jane Lynch and James Franco–after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Toby and Kelly (and Dwight?) clock out: Where does 'The Office' go from here?

The Office is about to get a serious renovation. In March, fans learned that Paul Lieberstein — who plays Toby Flenderson and is also the series’ showrunner –  will depart at the end of Season 8 so he can concentrate on launching an Office spin-off about Schrute Farms. If that show gets off the ground, Rainn Wilson’s Dwight will also leave Dunder Mifflin.

And today, Fox officially picked up It’s Messy, a sitcom created by and starring Mindy Kaling — meaning that motor-mouthed Kelly Kapoor is also on her way out the Office door. Since Kaling’s an executive producer and the writer of some of the sitcom’s most memorable episodes (“The Injury,” “Take Your Daughter to Work Day,” and “Diwali,” among others) as well as one of The Office‘s stars, losing her will be especially tough on the series.

It was hard enough to watch Steve Carell’s Michael Scott depart for Colorado — and a movie career — in Season 7. But what will happen to NBC’s most-watched sitcom if three of its biggest names leave for less fluorescent pastures? Can this Thursday-night staple overcome an uneven year to finish strong in its (presumably last) season? Would a reboot revitalize the show — or make matters worse? And who will bother sticking around to watch?

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