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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?


'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' 'Bridesmaids,' 'Modern Family,' '30 Rock,' lead Comedy Awards nominations

The nominations for the second annual Comedy Awards were announced today. Television series Modern Family and 30 Rock and films Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love all lead the pack with five nominations apiece, while Louis C.K. also picked up five nods, three of which come from his FX series Louie.

Nominees for the awards were selected by the Comedy Awards Board of Directors, which include high-profile comedians like Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, Carol Burnett, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin, according to Deadline. The Comedy Awards will be presented on April 28 in New York City and will air May 6 on Comedy Central. Choice nominees are below. The full list is available on the Awards’ official site. READ FULL STORY

Worst of 2011: Worst hair in movies and TV?

Ugh, hair. Sometimes you have luscious, deep-conditioned, well-highlighted tresses like Sarah Braverman and the male and female stars of Twilight, and sometimes you look like Bradley Cooper at the beginning of Limitless. We all have our bad days, but sometimes actors must endure entire bad hair seasons. It’s hard out there for a star! Below, our scraggly shortlists for 2011’s Worst Movie and TV Hair. READ FULL STORY

'Crazy, Stupid, Love': How vocal was your crowd?

Crazy, Stupid, Love isn’t the kind of film you expect to have audience participation, but everyone I’ve talked to who also saw it over the weekend reports that their crowd was as audibly engaged as mine. SPOILER ALERT! MAJOR PLOT POINTS REVEALED! At my Saturday afternoon showing, the Sex and the City 2 style shot of stud Ryan Gosling eating his pizza and waiting for Steve Carell at the mall was met by the kind of laughter that makes you lean in to the person sitting next to you. When Carell came through the door at the bar after sleeping with Marisa Tomei, there was applause. Gosling telling Emma Stone that he seals the deal with women at his house by telling them he can do the lift from Dirty Dancing? Squealing. (It’s funny because it would work.) And Stone being revealed as Carell’s daughter? A collective gasp. (Though one of my friends said she assumed that from the trailer, I hadn’t.)

What moments got your audience going? I heard about a crowd clapping when Gosling took off his ring to have Carell’s back in the yard fight. I almost feel gypped!

Read more:
Ryan Gosling is that rarity: a great, totally serious actor who is also a yummy sex-god movie star
Owen Gleiberman reviews Crazy, Stupid, Love.
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Funny or Die clip: Steve Carell has a huge head -- it's in his contract

In “Steve Carell’s Movie Poster Contract,” a new short from FunnyOrDie.com, Steve Carell demonstrates once again that Steve Carell’s best punchline is Steve Carell. The clip portrays Carell as an ego-inflated version of himself, insisting during a Crazy, Stupid, Love promo meeting that his head must be the largest visible object on any movie poster he’s on. (Who can forget the iconic poster from Curly Sue?) Carell, as the ultimate sufferer of cranium envy, laughs maniacally when he finally gets his way, “Look how much bigger it is than Ryan’s!” The joke here is simple, ridiculous, and totally awesome — just the way we like our Steve Carell in the morning. Watch the short below: READ FULL STORY

Steve Carell says he's game for a 'Daily Show' reunion. Let's make this happen immediately!

It was a touching homecoming on last night’s episode of The Daily Show when former correspondent Steve Carell stopped by to promote his latest flick, the wonderful Crazy, Stupid, Love (much to Jon Stewart’s mock disappointment that Carell’s co-star Ryan Gosling couldn’t come by instead.)

Not only did it reunite Carell with his Papa Bear (“I miss you so much,” the actor/nicest-guy-on-the-face-of-the-Earth told the host) but there was something of a mini-Daily Show get-together as fellow alums Vance DeGeneres, Nancy Walls (Carell’s wife) and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders (who knew?) were also in tow. When Stewart told Carell — who likened visiting The Daily Show to “coming home” — they’ve been thinking of having a full-on Daily Show reunion to get the old gang back together, the star immediately replied, “I think that’s a great idea, I would love to.” In fact, Carell says he’d be up for doing anything, including a field piece. Check out Stewart’s intimate idea at the 4:10 mark of the full clip below, in which the two old pals also reminisce about Daily Show departure parties and Carell getting “fired” from The Office. READ FULL STORY

'The Office': Ratings are down by double digits. Are you still watching the show?

Uh-oh, Office fans. “The Inner Circle,” last night’s episode — which happened to be the show’s first outing post-Steve Carell — scored ratings that were 17 percent worse than the ratings for the show’s April 28 episode, “Goodbye, Michael.” While it is a little unfair to compare the two episodes (“Goodbye, Michael” was an Event with a capital “E,” likely watched by a lot of people who aren’t regular viewers of The Office), this news still doesn’t seem to bode well… especially when coupled with the knowledge that “The Inner Circle” itself, which abruptly sent guest star Will Ferrell packing, was mediocre at best. (Read my full recap here.)

We all knew that this beloved sitcom was going to change drastically once Michael Scott left Scranton behind. But considering last night’s episode and these ratings, do you think you’ll even stick around to see what happens next? Let us know by voting in the poll below the jump. READ FULL STORY

'The Office' gives Michael Scott one more 'That's what she said,' and it makes us feel so good inside

Like so many of you, I still have mixed feelings about Steve Carell’s last episode of The Office. While there were so many Michael Scott moments that were touching (his goodbyes with Jim and Erin, his letter of recommendation for Dwight) and funny (his worries that his improv credits wouldn’t transfer to Colorado) in last night’s episode, it still felt like there needed to be more. This is the end of an era, after all.

I will, however, give major kudos to those last few minutes with Michael. It was emotional without being sappy (thank goodness Pam got to see him off) and even gave a wonderful nod to the series as a whole when Michael asked the camera crew if they were ever going to air their footage. But, the best thing the Office writers could have possibly done was give Michael Scott a perfect parting line, which they did: the eternal “That’s what she said.” READ FULL STORY

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