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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 KINSEY:
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.

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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.

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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?

'Inception,' 'Salt,' and 'Despicable Me': Do we want these turned into franchises?

new-Movie-franchisesImage Credit: Universal Pictures; Melissa Moseley; David GiesbrechtThe top three movies at the box office this weekendInception, Salt, and Despicable Me — are among this summer’s rare crop of non-sequel hits. Finally! Original content! That we like! But is it just a matter of time before we learn that these films, so refreshing for the lack of numerals and colons in their titles, are turned into the Next Big Franchises? Since Hollywood is built on tentpoles with maximum profit potential, I’m bracing myself for the news that at least one of these box-office successes will be returning in sequel form come summer 2012. (I say “bracing” because other than The Godfather 2, Aliens, The Dark Knight and probably one or two more that I’m forgetting, I am staunchly anti-sequel.) Here’s what the follow-ups might look like. Oh, and…SPOILER ALERT! READ FULL STORY

'Anchorman 2' was going to be a musical, says Adam McKay

anchormanImage Credit: Frank MasiThis is something we choose to believe because it would have been awesome: Adam McKay told CHUD the ’80s-set Anchorman sequel that fell apart over budget issues was going to be a musical. “We were going to do four months on Broadway and then jump right into filming,” he said. Two reasons to believe him aside from the “Afternoon Delight” moment in the first film (and the music video): Ferrell’s limited run with You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush in 2009, and we know Paul Rudd loves to karaoke. (McKay’s reps did not have further comment on the matter when contacted earlier today.)

What other films would you like to see made into a Broadway musical? I wonder how The Notebook is coming? And Elf?

ESPY Awards: Steve Carell and Paul Rudd spoof Lebron's 'Decision'

ESPN’s ESPY Awards have become surprisingly fertile ground for comedy over the past few years. Remember when JT smelled David Beckham’s foot in 2008? Or when Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly teamed up to give their hysterical list of demands for hosting? (“I want Harry Caray riding Mike Ditka at my kid’s birthday party.”)

But this clip of Dinner for Schmucks costars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd spoofing Lebron James’ The Decision last night might just be my favorite ESPY clip of all time. Check it out here:

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New 'Dinner for Schmucks' trailer: Do you qualify if you recognize this woman from 'Ella Enchanted'?

The new trailer for Dinner for Schmucks, the comedy starring Paul Rudd as a man who brings Steve Carell to his boss’ monthly meal for idiots to get ahead in the company, reveals more of Carell’s character’s lunacy and that Rudd’s character has been stalked for two years by a woman (Lucy Punch), to whom Carell gives Rudd’s address. Am I the only one who recognized Punch from Ella Enchanted*? Please say no. Please say no. Watch the preview below.

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