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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

Steve Carell plans post-'Office' career: a comedy about Las Vegas magicians?

steve-carellImage Credit: Donna Ward/Getty ImagesSteve Carell’s career is practically perfect, in the Buddhist all-life-is-a-balance sense. In 2005, the Americanized Office narrowly avoided cancellation just in time to capitalize on his post-40-Year-Old Virgin megastardom. Ever since, Carell has impressively juggled variously-sized film projects: Blockbusters (Get Smart, Despicable Me), a starring role in a Best Picture nominee (Little Miss Sunshine), and a legitimate megaflop (Evan Almighty) that everyone has forgiven him for. Last Thursday, Steve Carell started his last season on The Office, and his post-TV plans are already shaping up: According to Variety, Carell is looking to star in the comedy Burt Wonderstone, in which he’ll play a Las Vegas magician grieving for his deceased magic partner.

If you ask me, it’s exactly the kind of project Carell should be taking on. It’s been a while since Carell’s really had a chance to show off the full range of his acting chops on the big screen: Besides Despicable Me, his last few projects have all been remakes. (Let’s face it: Date Night is just The Out-of-Towners with more guns.) READ FULL STORY

Harvey Keitel joins list of candidates to replace Steve Carell on 'The Office': Got a better idea?

office-keitel-carellImage Credit: Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com; Byron Cohen/NBC As fans of the The Office continue to debate who should replace Steve Carell when he exits the show after this season (or if the show should end along with Michael Scott), exec producer Paul Lieberstein has revealed his dream replacement: Life on Mars’ Harvey Keitel. “He’s probably the only guy who can do it, and he’s doing TV now,” Lieberstein told E! Online, adding that while he actually hadn’t actually mentioned this to Keitel’s people yet he’s already got the character’s backstory. “He’s an old salesman who thought he could retire and the stock market went down, and he has to come out of retirement to work for a few years.” (Keitel’s agent told EW on Sept. 3 she’s yet to hear from the show.)

Producers are looking for someone with a different energy than Carell, and Keitel definitely has it. He could intimidate Jim and go toe-to-toe with Dwight, take a special interest in Pam that she thinks is borderline sexual harassment until she sees a picture on his desk and he tells her that she reminds him of the daughter who no longer speaks to him…. READ FULL STORY

Steve Carell: Do you prefer him as quirky leading man, or zany sidekick?

steve-carellImage Credit: Suzanne Hanover; Frank MasiSteve Carell may be departing The Office soon, but it seems he won’t have much trouble finding post-sitcom work. Today, Variety reported that the actor’s making plans to produce and star in A Boyfriend For My Wife, a Warner Bros. remake of a 2008 Argentine rom-com.

I never saw the original film, Un Novio Para Mi Mujer, probably because my Spanish muy sucks. And there are few details about Carell’s remake. But it’s not difficult to imagine the Office star pulling off the rom-com vehicle, since he’s come to establish himself as an affable, and mostly bankable, romantic lead with such films as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Date Night, and Dan in Real Life. Yet, the steadfast Anchorman fan in me can’t help but yearn for the days of Carell as over-the-top supporting man, one who wielded tridents and a gift for exaggerated physical comedy. (And we’ll just pretend that whole Dinner for Schmucks thing didn’t happen.)

Are you pumped to see Carell continuing to establish himself as a go-to star for the rom-com genre? And which version of Carell do you prefer: the quirky leading man, or zany sidekick? Vote!

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‘The Office’ star Angela Kinsey: ‘Michael Scott departing is going to make a great season and great TV for us.’

'The Office' star Angela Kinsey: 'Michael Scott departing is going to make a great season and great TV for us.'

Angela-officeImage Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBCBetween takes of shooting the upcoming season of NBC’s The Office, Angela Kinsey — that’s Angela Martin on the show — took out a few minutes of her time to chat with EW. She tells us about what’s going on with Angela this season (“She’s determined to hold up her procreation contract with Dwight!”), how they’re going to cope with losing Steve Carell this year (“It’s bittersweet.”), and whether Angela cold be the person getting promoted to Regional Manager herself (“She would not be a good boss!”). The always-affable Kinsey also took the opportunity to talk about a few of the do-gooder things she’s working on, too: Both a PSA about sea turtles endangerment (awww! awww!) and a project with educational charity Publicolor that is very dear to this sympathetic, arts-focused mother. Read on for more about it all!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What can fans look forward to with Angela this season?
Angela Martin is determined to hold up her procreation contract with Dwight!

Is it because she wants to hold on to Dwight, or does she want a baby?
My personal interpretation is that Dwight is her sou lmate, and he always was. He froze her cat and her cats are her children, so for her it was like, how could you do this to me? Even though she dated Andy, she never stopped loving Dwight. I hope that they are on the road to forgiving each other for their mess-ups. I think that she still loves him, and he comes to her and says he wants to have a baby with her. It was just like all of those feelings are there for her, and she thinks this is her partner but now he is kind of distant and seeing other people.


TV's top earners: What surprises you?

graham-parsonsImage Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Sonja Flemming/CBSCharlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Hugh Laurie are the small screen’s highest-paid actors, according to TV Guide‘s roundup of TV’s top earners. The magazine breaks its sampling of paychecks down by category, so Two and a Half Men‘s Sheen tops the comedy side with a reported $1.25 million an episode (followed by Cryer with $550,000), and House‘s Laurie leads the dramas with $400,000+ per episode. Peruse the list and tell us what catches your eye. For dramas: I was pleasantly surprised to find Parenthood‘s Lauren Graham making $150,000 per episode, which puts her only $25K behind The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies, on-par with Outlaw‘s Jimmy Smits, and $25K ahead of NCIS‘s Michael Weatherly and Blue Bloods‘ Tom Selleck. Also noteworthy: I’ve got a definite type, and it’s set at $100,000: White Collar‘s Matt Bomer, Castle‘s Nathan Fillion, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, Hawaii Five-0‘s Alex O’Loughlin, and Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant.

As for comedies: READ FULL STORY

Clip du jour: Steve Carell on 'Between Two Ferns'

Hey, a new episode of “Between Two Ferns!” As always, it contains some R-rated language and some wonderful jokes. Even though Dinner For Schmucks is nothing special, the amount of Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, and Paul Rudd publicity in the last few weeks has sort of been worth it! READ FULL STORY

'The Office' needs a new boss. Should they promote Pam?

Jenna-Fischer-PamImage Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBCWith Steve Carell’s impending departure on The Office, all eyes are on the World’s Best Boss mug. Who’s going to take up the scepter as the head of Dunder-Mifflin’s Scranton branch? I’m pulling for Kelly to take the top spot, Mindy Kaling is rooting for Dwight to take the top spot, but there’s a petition afoot to Promote Pam. Iiiiiiinteresting.

Mrs. Halpert is the most emotionally intelligent staffer, able to communicate effectively with the various factions of crazyfolk that make DMHQ so fantastic, but she’s a bit underqualified in the sales department. Plotwise, though, I’d love to see the once-meek Pam inherit the earth paper company, especially because it would give her and Jim something to talk about other than parenthood.

Of the current cast members, whom would you promote, PopWatchers? Or are you hoping for some fresh faces, like David Cross or Michael Emerson?

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