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'The Office' tonight: You down with the Dundies?

Ah, the Dundies; how can I explain it? We were introduced to Dunder Mifflin’s in-house awards long, long ago — at the very beginning of Season 2, when Kelly still dressed like a librarian, Michael wore his hair slicked back (check out that vintage photo!), and Jan’s last name was Levinson-Gould. Since then, we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of the ceremony… but apparently, it’s been held off-camera every year, because tonight’s episode of The Office is called “Michael’s Last Dundies.” Suddenly, I’m getting a craving for baby back ribs.

Though Season 7′s callbacks to earlier Office touchstones haven’t always hit — unlike a lot of you, I wasn’t a huge fan of “Threat Level Midnight” — I can’t wait for the return of the Dundies. Here’s why: READ FULL STORY

'The Office' tonight: Are you ready to start saying goodbye to Steve Carell (and hello to Will Ferrell)?

It’s finally here, Office fans: the beginning of the end. In tonight’s episode, “Training Day,” Michael Scott starts preparing to leave Scranton for good — and his replacement, an allergy-plagued manager named Deangelo Vickers who’s played by some guy named Will Ferrell, will arrive. The entirety of Season 7 has been leading toward this moment, so there’s just a little pressure for the show to get it right. READ FULL STORY

Steve Carell finishes filming on 'The Office' today

Ausiello-Tour-Office-CarellImage Credit: Trae Patton/NBCSix years ago, Steve Carell was still best known for his stint on The Daily Show, plus the occasional bit part in a big Hollywood movie, where he would inevitably steal scenes out from under bigger comedy superstars like Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell. Today, Carell is one of those big comedy superstars — the sort of multi-talented performer who can play a genial everyguy (Date Night) or a slightly off-kilter loon (Get Smart, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), with the occasional furlough into animated work (Despicable Me, Horton Hears a Who!.) Incredibly, Carell has become a movie star without ever ditching his day job on The Office, which makes him a genuine rarity in the Hollywood pantheon. (Even the tragically-handsome George Clooney didn’t have a big, non-Batman hit until he left ER.) Office co-star Rainn Wilson just tweeted that today is Steve Carell’s final day of filming on the sitcom. We shouldn’t say goodbye to Carell just yet. There are still a few more episodes with Michael Scott, and the actor’s post-Office schedule is packed with intriguing movie projects. But let’s all take a moment to consider the end of an era. And let’s thank Carell for all the funny/awkward/sad Office memories — TV won’t be the same without him.

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Steve Carell's post-'Office' projects: Are you ready to see Michael Scott get serious?

Steve-CarellImage Credit: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic.comSteve Carell must feel like the prettiest girl at the ball right now, because his dance card is filling up faster than Scarlett O’Hara’s. Mandate Pictures just announced that the actor will star in Dogs of Babel, an adaptation of Carolyn Parkhurst’s novel The Dogs of Babel. Carell will play Paul Iverson, a grief-stricken linguistics professor who tries to teach his dog to talk after his wife’s sudden death. A few days ago, EW confirmed Deadline‘s report that Carell is also in talks to star opposite Meryl Streep in Great Hope Springs, a movie about a troubled couple that turns to a therapist in an attempt to save their marriage. Carell would play the shrink, while Streep will play his female client; James Galdolfini is rumored to be playing her husband. READ FULL STORY

What's the best (and worst) movie to feature an 'Office' cast member?

Office-movie-starsImage Credit: Suzanne HanoverThrow a rock at a movie screen in the next couple of months and there’s a fair chance you’ll hit a film starring someone from The Office. (You’ll also be thrown out of the cinema or, at the very least, be assailed with cries of “Who the hell brings a rock to the movies?” But I digress!) No Strings Attached, with Mindy Kaling, is still in cinemas, and this Friday sees the release of the Ed Helms-starring Cedar Rapids. Two weeks after that arrives Hall Pass, which features one Jenna Fischer. Meanwhile, the mighty Rainn Wilson will soon be seen in both Peep World and Super, the new movie from director James Gunn.

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Vanity Fair's Top 40 Hollywood earners include zero of this year's Oscar acting nominees: Are we surprised?

Johnny-Depp-CameronImage Credit: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images; Juan Naharro GimeneJames Cameron tops Vanity Fair‘s carefully calculated list of Hollywood’s Top 40 earners in 2010, with an estimated $257 million (all but $4 million of it tied to Avatar, and that does not include $50 million of Avatar money from 2009). Johnny Depp comes in at No. 2 with an estimated $100 million comprised primarily of his paychecks for Alice in Wonderland, the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, and The Tourist. Check out the full list – limited to creative types (stars, directors, and producers) and the money they earned from movies — and tell us what you find interesting. It’s not really a surprise — we all know Oscar noms don’t typically align with blockbusters — but none of this year’s Oscar acting nominees make the cut.

'The Office' narrows down the search for Michael's replacement

the-officeMichael Scott is not long for Scranton, but now there’s new info on who will succeed him as branch manager: It looks like the race is on between Dwight, Darryl, and Andy. I’m still holding out hope that Kelly gets the top spot, but if it can’t be her, I hope it’s Darryl.

The departure of Steve Carell means The Office has some pretty big shoes to fill — which is why they shouldn’t try to fill them at all. READ FULL STORY

How much would you pay to have Steve Carell to passionately shout your name?

carell-stewartImage Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesWhen Jon Stewart wasn’t busy mocking former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez at the Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education this weekend, he was on the side of the stage trying to contain his laughter as Steve Carell simulated an orgasm.

EW was at the event’s taping on Saturday at the Beacon Theater in NYC and got a sneak peek at what you can expect to see when the special and live celebrity phone bank air Oct. 21. Among the entertaining offerings? A series of charity auctions for big — and mostly strange — prizes, like the aforementioned shout-out from Carell during a fake bout of…ehem…excitement. Two women split the $20,000 price tag for that one. And as if that wasn’t awkward enough, each girl was on stage holding Carell’s hand during the encounter. Stewart — and the audience — nearly lost it.

Also fetching $20,000 was Chris Rock’s donated item: his ability to tell people off. The highest bidder was a woman whose ex-boyfriend had posted pictures of him and another girl on Facebook. “Chris Rock has cursed out presidents; he has cursed out kings. Tonight, he will bring that Emmy Award-winning talent to that piece of s— who broke up with you,” host Jon Stewart quipped. The call was made during the show and can not be quoted here even in part for decency reasons. It was that good.

Other auctions included: READ FULL STORY

Steve Carell on the end of Michael Scott: 'The Office' is not a fairy tale

the-office-carellImage Credit: Chris Haston/NBCThe end is nigh for Michael Scott on The Office, but exactly what the end holds for the beloved TV boss is still up in the air. If Steve Carell has his way, we won’t be seeing the beloved TV boss drive his Sebring into the Scranton sunset.

At Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars benefit concert for Autism education this weekend, Carell told EW that the show recently wrapped shooting on the season’s 10th episode, but the writers have “nothing specific” written for his character’s final act.

“I’m sort of torn. Part of me wants him to end up happy, but another, more realistic side of me knows that the show is essentially a documentary. It’s not a fairy tale. So I think it would be interesting if it’s a qualified happiness, if he does find happiness [at all],” he said.

Should The Office get renewed for another season, Carell said he hasn’t given any thought to a possible guest return to the show. Hey, as long as Michael doesn’t die an ironic death by rabies or in a random fire ball, we’ll be happy. He can guarantee that, right?

“Yes, that’s exactly how he’s going to die. You just gave me the idea. He’s going to die in a fire ball, an unexplained fire ball,” Carell said.

What do you say, PopWatchers? What’s your dream ending for Michael Scott?

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Steve Carell to show off his singing pipes in 'Of All the Things'

steve-carellImage Credit: Donna Ward/Getty ImagesHe’s played clueless bosses, idiot weathermen, and 40-year-old virgins. Now Steve Carell is about to add singer-songwriter to his onscreen menagerie of characters. According to Variety, The Office star has signed on to produce and star in Warner Bros.’ feature film adaptation of the 2008 music documentary Of All the Things – the unusual and unlikely story of Dennis Lambert. In the ’70s and ’80s, Lambert achieved a sort of semi-fame in music circles as the man behind such FM radio staples as “Baby Come Back”, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, and “Ain’t No Woman Like the One I Got”. After his moment in the sun was over, Lambert moved to Florida to sell real estate, only then realizing that he was still huge in the Philippines, where he then went on tour. The Lambert documentary was shown at the South by Southwest Film Festival and AFI Fest and won the audience award at the Nantucket Film Fest in 2008. It was directed by Lambert’s son, Jody. The new script will be written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who recently penned another Carell flick, Burt Wonderstone.

While we can’t vouch for Carell’s singing ability, we do know this: the man can certainly lip sync some C+C Music Factory… READ FULL STORY

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