Thu, 31 January 2008
If you haven't checked this out yet, please do so-- it's so ridiculous it brought a smile to my face. Hopefully the film won't be as campy/silly as this poster turned out to be.
(gotta love the little bulldog in a sweater... that's pure 1920's goodness :))
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT
Thu, 31 January 2008
TV Guide is rather unfriendly when it comes to embedding their videos on your own site, but if you head on over to THIS link, you can see the handful of videos showing "Spoiler-Man" Ausiello interviewing Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, BJ Novak, Melora Hardin, and Leslie David Baker at this year's SAG Awards show (these are from 2008, I promise!).
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT
Thu, 31 January 2008
BJ Novak will be performing his stand-up routine at the Lisner Auditorium (on the George Washington University campus in Washington DC) on February 8th.
According to The GW Hatchet student newspaper, "student tickets for the show will cost $12 and can be purchased at the GW Ticketmaster in the Marvin Center. A limited number of tickets for the general public are available for $20 and are being sold through the Lisner box office."
EDIT: He seems to be on a little college tour... he's also scheduled to appear at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (just a stone's throw from the Schaumburg DMI branch...) on February 16th.
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT
Mon, 28 January 2008
Well, I missed the show... but even a day late, the results are still just as sweet: our favorite cast took home the award for "Ensemble in a comedy series," beating out 30 ROCK, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, ENTOURAGE, and UGLY BETTY.
Nice work, people!
The Hollywood Reporter had a few after-award quotes:
Forget about getting a straight answer from the cast of "The Office," winners of SAG's comedy series ensemble award. In fact, forget about staying more than five seconds on a topic with the way the actors cut up the back room. How hard is it to keep a straight face? "It's very hard to keep a straight face," castmember Brian Baumgartner said with a straight face. "I'm thinking they should have a trophy check," B.J. Novak interjected, "like a coat check, but for trophies." Getting back to the awards at hand, Novak joked about the cost of his SAG card: "I donated 25 bucks to KCRW, and six weeks later, my SAG card came in the mail." Saving management for last, a smirking Steve Carell joked that "Office" creator Ricky Gervais was jealous of the success of the American version of the series. "In fact, before the show, I was downstairs in the restroom, and he was there, and he leaned over the urinal, looked at me, and said, 'I knew it!' That's my Ricky Gervais story." Carell added that he couldn't wait to be on Gervais' HBO series "Extras." "I'll follow him wherever he goes," he said. Finally, a straight answer.
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT
Thu, 24 January 2008
Apparently the TMZ guys were hanging around the courthouse in anticipation of some Britney Spears related shenanigans when someone recognizes our friend Steve Carell walking into the building.
From the article:
"He's been selected to serve on the jury in a civil case over some type of employment dispute. Both sides are Korean and non-English speaking, and we're told an interpreter will be present for the duration of the trial. As a juror, he'll be paid $15.00 a day -- that's at least something during the strike! "
You just KNOW this is going to be made into an episode of THE OFFICE next season.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT
Tue, 22 January 2008
Several listeners pointed me to Jenna Fischer's most recent blog post where she talks about the press and how wrong they can get things some times. Case in point?
"Over Christmas, I saw a report in Star Magazine that I'm dating David Spade. Imagine my surprise as… I'VE NEVER MET David Spade! What a milestone! My first TOTALLY 100% UNTRUE tabloid report! I've always been very cynical when I hear celebrities say that a story is fake. I figure SOME part of every story must be true right?
Can I just be the first to say "whew"? I KNEW that couldn't be true.
I miss the show...
Kevin and I are trying to record THE ALLIANCE episode sometime soon. I'm right in the middle of semester final exams, so I'm a bit swamped right now. Look for an update in the next week or so.
(oh, and BTW, according to Jenna "they're real"! ;) )
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT
Sun, 20 January 2008
Let's all give a big rousing cheer for birthday boy Rainn Wilson today -- everyone's favorite inn keeper/beet farmer turned 42.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT
Sat, 19 January 2008
I might be "discovering" something incredibly obvious here ("hey, look everyone! The sky is blue! Blue I say!), but the writer's strike and my ingrained resistance to going to bed before midnight has led me to appreciate what I'm calling "the Mac-man/Michael Scott" connection.
See, I knew that Larry Wilmore (Mr. Brown from "Diversity Day") created THE BERNIE MAC SHOW. What I didn't know was that Paul Lieberstein was a writer/co-executive producer on the show, and Ken Kwapis was also a frequent director.
I guess I find this sort of interesting because the humor couldn't be MORE different than the kind of stuff they've done for THE OFFICE. Quite the versatile group, huh?
(Why do I find the idea of Toby Flenderson writing "The Kings Of Comedy" material so amusing? Maybe this is the real life origin of the "Michael does Chris Rock" incident? :))
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EDT
Fri, 18 January 2008
I'm neither a huge J. J. Abrams fan NOR a monster movie fan, so I doubt I'll be seeing this week's CLOVERFIELD. That didn't stop our friend John Krasinski from hitting the big Hollywood premier event for the film this past Wednesday.
When an untitled trailer for "Cloverfield" debuted last summer attached to prints of Paramount's "Transformers," no one was quite sure what to make of it. Now everyone has an opinion. Variety asked guests at the film's Hollywood premiere on Wednesday to weigh in with their reactions.
John Krasinski, star of NBC's "The Office": "I thought it was great! I didn't have any expectations so it shattered them. I think it's both an incredibly innovative script and idea to bring back the monster genre, but they also started breaking some boundaries in film. The night vision shot in the tunnel was wild. It was kind of like 'Blair Witch' on speed."
Rainn Wilson was also at the premier, but alas, no smart-alecky quips were quoted. Hit the link above for other celeb reactions.
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT
Wed, 16 January 2008
The Celebrity Baby Blog has an update on Angela Kinsey and her pregnancy (with pictures).
According to the article, Angela and husband Warren Lieberstein already know that it's a girl, and the due date is May 9th.
Rainn Wilson has reportedly been calling Angela every few weeks and asking her how "Dwight's baby" is doing. Man, as if his turn in JUNO wasn't creepy enough... (^_^;).
Wilson's comments go back to what we mentioned before-- how would the writers have dealt with Angela's pregnancy IN SHOW? Lots of baggy clothes and hiding behind filing cabinets, or would it have been played as Dwight's love-child? I can't imagine they'd have gone that route, since there isn't much deadlier to an ensemble comedy than adding an infant into the mix. I guess it will go down as one of those unanswered questions.
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am EDT