The second-place Boston Red Sox open up a three-game set against the first-place New York Yankees tonight, which means two things. One, that a man wearing a Big Papi jersey in Penn Station this morning better be faster and tougher than the real Big Papi, or he won’t make it anywhere near the Bronx. And two, Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski are due for Round 3 of their New Era shenanigans. Recall that last we saw the It’s Complicated co-stars, Baldwin had punched Krasinski in the face and urged him to get plastic surgery. So I don’t blame Krasinski for seeking revenge by billboarding Baldwin’s pooch. But much like the old Boston Cheers gang, who were always outclassed and outmaneuvered in their ongoing rivalry with Gary’s Old Towne Tavern, the Office star might be in over his head. This dog don’t hunt. READ FULL STORY »
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Not wanting to draw attention to themselves, Donald Trump and Sarah Palin stepped out for a slice of pizza together in New York’s Times Square yesterday.
A myriad of questions arise from news of this meeting. (What did they talk about? Why does New Yorker Donald Trump use a fork and knife while eating pizza? And will their lunchtime union ultimately cause more apocalyptic weather?) But the single most baffling aspect of this lunch date (eeeww) — to NYC locals, anyway — seems to be what prompted the pair to grab a slice a Famiglia, the city’s answer to so-so pizza. My guess? Sbarro was full. READ FULL STORY »
The results of our 2nd annual fan-voted TV Season Finale Awards are in! Check out the winners gallery here for the Top 5 finishers in each of our 20 categories. A total of 718,838 votes were cast. SPOILER: Parks and Recreation‘s Li’l Sebastian was named fifth best death. READ FULL STORY »
Ricky Gervais has a reputation, mostly derived from his scorched-earth Golden Globes gig, as Hollywood’s insult comic. But Gervais wants to make something very clear: He most certainly did not dis the shamelessly inconsequential, cameo-happy season finale of The Office in his blog last week. “Sorry, who dissed The Office finale? I f—ing didn’t, that’s for sure,” the comedian writes, noting that he “simply said it’s different to the original which I created and made with different ambitions.” In his first blog post, Gervais stated that he didn’t create the U.S. version of The Office for “the art,” in contrast to his British original. One could argue that, by drawing that distinction, Gervais is essentially admitting that the original British Office was an Andy Warhol painting of Coke bottles, while the U.S. version is merely a mega-sized pack of Coke bottles. Which is fine. We all love Coke bottles, although I can’t imagine anyone wanting to drink 152 of them in a row. READ FULL STORY »
Last night, the season finale of The Office trotted out a celebrity lineup worthy of The Marriage Ref, with Will Arnett, Ray Romano, Jim Carrey, James Spader, and even mega-billionaire Warren Buffett waltzing through the doors of Dunder Mifflin. The episode also featured a cameo by Ricky Gervais, Hollywood’s favorite irascible scamp/leering supervillain. Gervais, of course, co-created the original British version of The Office, which only ran for 14 episodes. Gervais just posted a reaction to the season finale over on his blog, in which he expresses something like exasperation with the American version. Noting that the season finale reminded him of the Chris Martin episode of Extras (in which a celebrity cameo is awkwardly wedged into a sitcom), Gervais laughs, “If you’re going to jump a shark, jump a big one!” READ FULL STORY »
[CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD!] After weeks of hype and speculation, The Office‘s seventh season has finally drawn to a close. And I’m pleased to announce that in tonight’s finale — which featured guest appearances from a whopping six stars, plus billionaire Warren Buffett — it was revealed that Michael Scott’s replacement will be… READ FULL STORY »
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 »
Ricky Gervais shares thoughts on Osama, Obama, the Royal Wedding, and Steve Carell's departure on his blog
In case you hadn’t heard, a lot happened over the past few days. From the Royal Wedding hoopla on Friday to the breaking news about the death of Osama bin Laden on Sunday, everyone from 24-hour news cycle anchors to tweeters shared their thoughts on this week’s historical moments. The Office creator Ricky Gervais is no different — the actor took to his blog to share his unique brand of insights on the events (oh, one can only dare to imagine what Karl Pilkington would think about all this…). READ FULL STORY »
At the end of last night’s special episode of The Office, Michael Scott bolted for Boulder, but his farewell episode apparently left behind a small puzzler. While teasing the episode in an interview with EW, Office exec producer Greg Daniels noted: “A tiny mystery story — which I’m not sure anyone’s going to catch and will come out a few episodes from now — is being set up here.” And so we ask: What is that “tiny mystery” — a mysterwee, if you will? (And I understand if you won’t.) Let us consider five possibilities: READ FULL STORY »
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