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Crazy, Stupid, Love Reviews: All-Star Cast Including Steve Carell and Julianne Moore Make It Click
 Crazy, Stupid, Love 
 Actually Quite Smart 
movie reviews

Crazy, Stupid, Love Actually Quite Smart

Steve Carell, Julianne Moore star in winning romantic comedy

(Newser) - Critics largely enjoyed Crazy, Stupid, Love—and some have fallen head over heels for the romantic comedy with an all-star cast.
  • In the Los Angeles Times , Betsy Sharkey gushes that the film “may well restore your faith in the very possibility of love, to say nothing of romantic comedies.

James Spader Joins 'The Office' Cast to Replace Kathy Bates, Not Steve Carell
 Spader Hired at The Office 

Spader Hired at The Office

But he'll replace Kathy Bates, not Steve Carell

(Newser) - As rumored , James Spader has joined the Office cast as a replacement for Kathy Bates' character, the CEO of Dunder Mifflin's parent company. Spader, who first appeared in the season finale as an applicant for Michael Scott's manager position, "will reprise his role as Robert California,...

James Spader in Talks to Join The Office

...but not for the position you think

(Newser) - He may not end up with the job he interviewed for, but that doesn't mean he won't be working at Dunder-Mifflin. James Spader—whose character, Robert California, appeared in the season finale of The Office as a potential replacement for Steve Carell's Michael Scott—is in talks...

Warren Buffett Heading to The Office

Billionaire joins a number of other season finale guest stars

(Newser) - Another high-profile guest star for The Office season finale: Warren Buffett. The billionaire will play someone interviewing for the job formerly held by Steve Carell's character, Michael Scott, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Click for a sampling of the other VIPs who will make an appearance on the episode...

Scientists Create 'That's What She Said' Algorithm

Millions of sentences analyzed for 'sexiness' potential

(Newser) - For fans of The Office, Michael Scott's leaving was a hard but enjoyable climax—and that's what she said, of course. And for fans of the "that's what she said" joke, two scientists at the University of Washington have created a computer program for identifying the...

Steve Carell Says Goodbye to The Office

Michael Scott clocks out of Dunder Mifflin

(Newser) - "The world's best boss" has walked out of Dunder Mifflin for the last time. Steve Carell's inept Office character Michael Scott said farewell in a sentimental, hour-long episode of the sitcom, reports Reuters . Carell, who played Scott for seven seasons, is leaving the show to focus on...

Without Steve Carell, There Is No Office

Why NBC should pull the plug

(Newser) - Sure, sure, The Office is still funny, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that it’s running out of steam, and should just close up shop when Steve Carell departs. “You can sense a weariness and desperation setting in,” writes Matt Zoller Seitz on Salon . “Are we...

Will Ferrell Heads to The Office

Guest arc to smooth over post-Carell period

(Newser) - It's hard to imagine The Office without Steve Carell , but the show is hiring a major talent (at least temporarily) to distract viewers from the departure of its iconic boss: Will Ferrell. Ferrell is to play another Dunder Mifflin/Sabre manager who gets involved with the office after Carell's character leaves—...

5 Picks to Be New Boss at The Office

How about Ricky Gervais to replace Steve Carell?

(Newser) - The Office without Steve Carell as boss might be unthinkable, but think we must. Who could possibly replace him? The Week rounds up five possibilities:
  • Ricky Gervais: He's the boss from the original British version, and he's "inherently meaner" as an actor, which could be fun, writes Christopher Rosen

Dinner for Schmucks Not Quite a Gut-Buster
 Dinner for Schmucks 
 Not Quite a Gut-Buster 

Dinner for Schmucks Not Quite a Gut-Buster

Steve Carell's schmuck praised in remake of French farce

(Newser) - Dinner for Schmucks has a great premise and two top comic stars in Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, say critics, though opinions split widely on whether it's actually funny.
  • The remake of a French farce in which heartless execs compete to bring the biggest loser to dinner "is lumbering,

Amy Ryan Returning to The Office

Could this mean a love reunion for Michael Scott, aka Steve Carell?

(Newser) - Could this mean happily-ever-after for Michael Scott? With Steve Carell leaving The Office after next season, his character's soulmate—Holly, played by Amy Ryan—is returning to the show and "will be playing a sizable role" throughout the season, reports Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly . “We set her...

Steve Carrell Mocks LeBron at ESPYs
 LeBron the Butt 
 of ESPY Jokesters  

LeBron the Butt of ESPY Jokesters

Seth Myers gets in on the act, too

(Newser) - In a way, LeBron James was the star of last night's ESPY awards. No, he didn’t actually win anything, but he was on the receiving end of the most jokes, Time reports. In addition to the Steve Carell and Paul Rudd spoof above—in which the big decision was...

Steve Carell Is an Idiot
 Steve Carell Is an Idiot 
false modesty dept.

Steve Carell Is an Idiot

Is it possible he's really this clueless?

(Newser) - For some reason, despite the fact that he’s the lead character and best-known actor on the show, Steve Carell is just shocked that anyone would be upset that he's leaving The Office . “I'm surprised by it, frankly,” he tells the Los Angeles Times of the uproar surrounding...

Despicable Me Good, But It's No Toy Story 3

Animated feature is strong, if generic, hyper: critics

(Newser) - Critics agree that French studio Illumination Entertainment has made a strong first entry into feature animation with Despicable Me, featuring Steve Carrell voicing a cartoon baddy who adopts three little girls. But it has the misfortune to premiere within weeks of Pixar's beloved Toy Story 3.
  • Despicable Me "cannot

Steve Carell: Yes, I'm Leaving The Office

Sitcom star will depart after upcoming season

(Newser) - Ending weeks of speculation , Steve Carell has confirmed that he'll leave The Office when his contract expires at the end of the 2010-2011 season. "I just think it's time," the sitcom star tells E! "When I first signed on I had a contract for seven seasons, and...

Carell 'Probably' Leaving Office

Contract is up—is he bluffing or for real?

(Newser) - Who would run The Office without Michael Scott around? We may find out after next season: Steve Carell recently told BBC Radio that his contract expires at that point, and “that will probably be my last year.” Darren Franich points out this could just be the starting point...

Date Night Conquers Titans
 Date Night Conquers Titans 
weekend box office

Date Night Conquers Titans

Fey-Carell vehicle wins down-to-the-wire weekend battle

(Newser) - Steve Carell and Tina Fey held off a challenge from a horde of 3D Greek gods as Date Night recorded a narrow preliminary victory over Clash of the Titans at the weekend box office, Variety reports. The mistaken-identity caper raked in $27.1 million to $26.9 million for the...

Date Night : Perfect for Date Night
 Date Night: Perfect 
 for Date Night 
Movie review

Date Night: Perfect for Date Night

Steve Carrell and Tina Fey are delicious in silly marital action-comedy

(Newser) - In Date Night, married suburbanites Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire Foster (Tina Fey) go for dinner in Manhattan and, through a series of predictably absurd twists, end up dodging thugs and crashing cars. This comedy-action hybrid doesn't win points for originality, but is saved—for some critics, just barely—by...

Fey: Palin Wig 'Will Come Out of the Closet'

Tina Fey on her Sarah Palin impersonation, Steve Carell, and being a workaholic

(Newser) - Tina Fey talks about many things in her interview with Laura Brown for Harper’s Bazaar—her “Halloween wig”-like hair, her “Tootsie”-like glasses—but the most important news? The resurrection of her Sarah Palin impersonation. “I feel like I've probably not worn that wig for...

Hollywood Trims Star Deals
 Hollywood Trims Star Deals 

Hollywood Trims Star Deals

It's curtains for deals that pay actors before studios recoup losses

(Newser) - In this economic climate, even Hollywood has become risk-averse, forcing actors to share in a film’s success or failure, the Wall Street Journal reports. “First-dollar gross” deals, which pay actors handsomely even when films flop, are out of favor. For years, top actors drew deals paying a percentage—...

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