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NBC Developing 'The Office' Spin-Off About Dwight Schrute

January 26th, 2012 8:32am EST
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NBC is planting the seeds for a spin-off of The Office centered on Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and the Schrute family beet farm, Deadline reports.

The series, which would tentatively launch in early 2013, would follow Dwight's life outside of Dunder Mifflin at his family's beet farm and bed and breakfast. The beet farm has been featured in several episodes stemming back to Season 2, with The Office and Parks and Recreation executive producer Mike Schur playing the role of Dwight's business partner and...

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'The Office' Recap: 'Pool Party'

January 22nd, 2012 8:25pm EST
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Have you ever wanted to see Robert California naked? Or watch Gabe trip over his pants while falling into a pool naked? Or Erin ride Dwight’s shoulders? If so, then this is a twisted episode of ‘The Office’ for you!

Perhaps continuing his strange genius from last week, Kevin suggests to Robert that he have a “last hurrah” pool party at his home before it goes on the market. Somehow, Robert thinks this is a good idea, and an intimate get-together ensues… which involves several characters drinking entire bottles of wine, skinny-dipping, near proposals and pool violence. This sounds like Mich...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Trivia'

January 14th, 2012 4:29pm EST
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Who is the office’s secret weapon? Is it: a) Oscar, b) Kevin, c) Stanley, or d) None of the above? Shockingly, the answer is Kevin. At least, that’s what happens in the newest episode, called ‘Trivia.’

Let’s back up a little. Andy is downright obsessed with hitting the 8 percent increase in sales he’d promised Robert California. So obsessed, in fact, that he’s bought over $2,000 in paper himself and tries to convince his officemates to do the same.

It seems they are $830 short of hitting their goal. Oscar (silly Oscar) lets it slip that he’s going to a trivia night at a Philadelphia bar w...
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'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Named 2011's Most Mistake-Ridden Movie

December 21st, 2011 9:00am EST
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Director Michael Bay's action-packed Transformers: Dark Of The Moon has been named the most mistake-ridden movie of 2011.

Eagle-eyed film fans have reported 58 blunders in the third installment of the Shia LaBeouf release, six more than the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, On Stranger Tides.

However, the big franchise films aren't the only ones named and shamed in MovieMistakes.com's end of year poll - X-Men: First Class (30 mistakes), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (20 mistakes), and Super 8 (17 mistakes) are also filled with errors.

Website creator Jon Sandys al...
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'The Hangover Part II' Copyright Lawsuit Dropped

December 19th, 2011 9:30pm EST
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A California man has withdrawn his lawsuit against the studio bosses behind The Hangover Part II - just two months after alleging the hit comedy was based on his own experiences.

Michael Alan Rubin turned the events of his hellish honeymoon in Asia into a script entitled Mickey and Kirin, and he took action against the project's officials in October for reportedly infringing on his copyright by basing The Hangover sequel on his work.

But now Rubin has voluntarily dismissed the suit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As WENN went to press, it was not yet known if the two parties had re...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Christmas Wishes'

December 11th, 2011 11:18am EST
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‘Christmas Wishes’ is perhaps the strangest holiday episode of ‘The Office’ ever. Written by Mindy Kaling and directed by Ed Helms, the story features (obviously) Christmas wishes, drunkenness, a strange musical montage and more-than-ever awkward moments.

Let’s start with Jim and Dwight. Their new deskmate (more on that in a minute) gets sick of their constant pranks, so Andy tells them to knock it off, or the offending prankster will get the other’s bonus. This leads to many a trap, including Dwight leaving his wallet and keys out, and Jim loudly announcing his credit card number. Neither...
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Check Out 'The Hangover Part II' On DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download

December 8th, 2011 7:00am EST
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A modest bachelor brunch devolves into a wild weekend in Bangkok when the gang travels to Thailand to see Stu get married in "The Hangover Part II."

Still traumatized by memories of the Las Vegas fiasco, Stu (Ed Helms) vows to keep his pre-wedding partying to the bare minimum. But when Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) show up, Stu's low-key brunch makes their previous Vegas fiasco look like a family trip to Disneyland. "The Hangover Part II" features cameos by Mike Tyson and Paul Giamatti.

The film made U.S. box office history after grossing $86.5 ...
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Bradley Cooper Confirms 'Hangover Part 3'

December 5th, 2011 8:31am EST
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Bradley Cooper has confirmed "The Hangover" cast is set to reunite for a second sequel set in Los Angeles.

The actor shot to international fame with his role in the 2009 Las Vegas-based comedy opposite Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha, and a follow-up, The Hangover Part II, set in Thailand, was released earlier this year.

Cooper has now revealed filming on the third installment should begin next September and he believes the film will be set in California.

He tells TV host Graham Norton, "I hope we'll start shooting next September. I know (director) Todd Phillips is working ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Mrs. California'

December 4th, 2011 5:58pm EST
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Perhaps there are signs of life in ‘The Office’ after all. After the pre-Thanksgiving episode only delivered a few mild chuckles, ‘Mrs. California’ has several hilarious moments, as well as several awkward scenes that are the best since Steve Carell’s departure.

The premise is simple. While Jim is chatting with Andy in his office, a panicked Robert runs in and instructs Andy – through the window glass – that his wife will be coming in shortly and that he should, under no circumstances, give her a job at Dunder Mifflin.

It sounds easy enough, but for Andy, it’s not. And it’s hard to blame ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Gettysburg'

November 20th, 2011 1:56pm EST
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Is it just me, or is ‘The Office’ losing steam this season? The shake-up with the addition of James Spader kept things interesting for a little while, but I fear the show is already sinking back into staleness, and I’m wondering how it can recover. More on that in a minute.

It doesn’t take much to sum up this episode: Gettysburg. For some reason, Andy thinks it would be a fun idea to take the staff to Gettysburg for a field trip (umm, because selling paper is like war?). About half go with him, including Jim, Darryl, Dwight, Phyllis, Erin, Gabe and Oscar.

Everyone else, meanwhile, stays b...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Pam's Replacement'

November 12th, 2011 6:02pm EST
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Are we used to Robert California yet? Didn’t think so. It’s interesting that he does unexpected things (playing harmonica in a blues band?) yet how he goes about it is the same. He manipulates people into letting him have his way. In the course of this episode’s 22 minutes, he goes from expressing admiration for “Kevin and the Zits” to taking over their band with entirely new members.

Parts of it are funny, including Andy playing the drums on his own body to feel like he is participating. But it is sweet to see him, Darryl and Kevin reunite in the parking lot for a good, old-fashioned jam,...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Doomsday'

November 5th, 2011 1:47pm EDT
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We’re several weeks into the new TV season. How do you think ‘The Office’ is doing without Steve Carrel? Does Ed Helms seem like an appropriate replacement, and is James Spader giving the aging show a shot in the arm?

I will admit it: I miss Michael Scott. But I do enjoy Andy as boss, and Robert California is oddly fascinating. Still, it feels like the show is missing a center.

‘Doomsday’ is a good example. After a client accidentally gets an order for free, Robert insists that Andy eliminate office mistakes. Andy desperately agrees to Dwight’s offer to use a new system to catch errors. T...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Spooked'

October 30th, 2011 6:02pm EDT
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Cool costumes are a dime a dozen on Halloween episodes of ‘The Office.’ This year, they are censored by Andy, and as a result it isn’t so exciting. (Perhaps with the exception of Dwight and his sci fi boobs.) The real meat of this installment surrounds Erin and Andy’s awkward relationship.

First off, Erin is put in charge of decorating the office for Halloween. But the posters are tamer than a preschool party, as Robert California points out. Andy is apparently hot and cold with Erin, and she’s none too pleased when he asks Angela and Phyllis to assist her to make the office a little more ...
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'The Office' Q&A With Ed Helms And Paul Lieberstein

October 7th, 2011 1:44pm EDT
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“Ed Helms is just an unbridled genius and it was important to us to capitalize on that.” This is the answer given when the question is raised as to why the producers of NBC’s “The Office” decided to promote from within to fill the Branch Manager position when Steve Carrell left the show at the end of last season. The answer was given by Ed Helms himself, joking of course, but his fake bravado isn’t far off.

Helms, who plays Andy Bernard on NBC’s hit show, has launched to superstardom in the past few years thanks to his addition to “The Office.” So why has Helms become so popular as of late...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Lotto'

October 6th, 2011 10:33pm EDT
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This episode was a little underwhelming. It did a few things, though: It developed the Darryl-Andy relationship; it brought in some potentially new blood; and it took some office workers outside the office, which is always a welcome device.

Apparently, the six workers in the warehouse, formerly under Darryl, won a $950,000 lottery. That was apparently enough money to prompt them all to quit.

Darryl is supposed to be looking for new employees, but he seems to be in a funk – romantically, workwise, you name it. Andy tries to help, but his interviewing of new employees (in a group fashion)...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Incentive'

September 30th, 2011 7:37pm EDT
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To all of us who thought Andy Bernard would not last another week as the Office boss, we have been proven wrong. Andy, in his own way, redeems himself a little bit in this week’s episode. Maybe this arrangement will actually last a while.

It all starts when Robert gives an inspirational speech about upping everyone’s numbers, after which Andy promises to double sales growth. Everyone seems keen on the idea until it comes time to do it. “What do you expect me to do, hit a magic button?” Phyllis asks. Clearly, Andy is not so inspirational.

But that doesn’t matter. When he presents the ...
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'The Office' Recap: The List

September 25th, 2011 11:17pm EDT
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After a summer off and the news that James Spader would join the cast of ‘The Office,’ there wasn’t a whole lotta suspense about what would happen. But kudos to the writers for not being completely predictable.

Yes, Spader’s Robert California is the new boss, but he’s not the new Office boss. Exactly. After being hired to replace Jo, he took one look at the lame antics and walked out. He somehow convinced Jo to give him her job as CEO. (Perhaps that has to do with Kathy Bates being busy with ‘Harry’s Law.’ Just sayin’.)

So, while California is a looming presence by occupying the con...
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Emma Stone Re-Enacts 'Star Wars' Scenes In Lucasfilm's Initiative To 'Use The Force for Good' To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer (Video)

September 15th, 2011 11:39pm EDT
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Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2Cfunds groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

"Lucasfilm joining with eBay, Major League Baseball and a wonderful group of actors is an amazing force for good being brought to bear in Stand Up To Cancer's fight against this disease,and we are profoundly grateful," said SU2C Co-Fou...
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'Hangover' Stunt Double Sues Over 'Brain Damage & Physical Injuries'

September 1st, 2011 9:33am EDT
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Ed Helms' stunt double in "The Hangover" sequel is suing the movie executives behind the film after he was injured in a stunt gone wrong.

Scott McLean has filed suit in Los Angeles after his representatives told The Hollywood Reporter he suffered "likely permanent brain and physical injuries," including ongoing seizures, speech impediments, physical impediments, and brain trauma as a result of a stunt co-ordinator's mistake on the set in Thailand.

In the documents, obtained by TMZ.com, McLean reveals he was participating in a high-speed car stunt when a stuntman lost control of another ve...
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Selena Gomez And Taylor Swift Dominate The 2011 Teen Choice Awards (See List Of Winners)

August 8th, 2011 7:57am EDT
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Vampires and wizards ruled at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, but it was a magical night for Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

The two stars picked up 11 awards between them - Swift six and Gomez five - including the bulk of the event's music honors.

Swift, who was feted with the Ultimate Choice Award, also picked up the Choice Female Artist, Choice Country Female and Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon accolades, while Gomez was named Choice Female Hottie opposite boyfriend Justin Bieber and Choice TV Actress (Comedy) for her role in The Wizards of Waverly Place.

Gomez and h...
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'The Hangover' Producers Plan To Modify Ed Helms' Face Tattoo

June 9th, 2011 11:15am EDT
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Bosses behind The Hangover sequel will digitally alter Ed Helms' fake face tattoo if a lawsuit over the inking is not resolved by the time the film is due out on DVD.

The actor is seen sporting a black tribal design around his left cheek and temple in The Hangover Part II and S. Victor Whitmill, the artist who created, inked and copyrighted an iconic facial tattoo for boxer Mike Tyson, filed suit against film's studio, Warner Brothers, back in April. He alleged producers copied his design and used it in the film without permission.

His request to stop the film's May release was denied, ...
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'The Hangover: Part II' Is A Bad Trip.

June 1st, 2011 10:52pm EDT
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I know I’m over thinking things here, but I couldn’t get over just how damn superficial the “The Hangover: Part II” is. None of the characters have depth, everyone is a jerk, or a liar, or a cheat, or a drug addict, or weird, and yet in the end everything turns out fine for everyone who has acted badly. Don’t we go to the movies to escape reality?

I like movies where characters with low status qualities, such as being an asshole (Bradley Cooper), a weirdo (Zach Galifianakis), or a tight ass (Ed Helms) go through change and become different or better people. This is called an arc....
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Injured 'Hangover II' Stuntman's Family Angered Over Film's Trailer

May 30th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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The family of a stuntman injured while filming The Hangover Part II have blasted the movie's bosses for allegedly allowing footage of the scene to be used in the film's trailer.

Australian Scott McLean, whose film credits include The Matrix and Ghost Rider, was shooting a daring road stunt in Thailand as a body double for actor Ed Helms in December when a truck and a car collided.

He received treatment for a severe brain injury and was later moved to a hospital in Bangkok, where he was reportedly placed in a medically-induced coma.

McLean is still recovering from the accident at a hospit...
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'The Hangover Part II' Makes Box Office History

May 30th, 2011 8:00am EDT
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The Hangover Part II has made U.S. box office history after grossing $86.5 million in its opening weekend to score the biggest comedy debut ever.

The Hangover sequel, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis and set in Bangkok, Thailand, easily stumbled its way to the top of the box office chart, having taken $118.1 million since opening across America on Thursday.

It is expected to rake in a few more million in ticket sales once figures from America's Memorial Day long weekend are counted on Monday.

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Bradley Cooper & Ed Helms Fight Iceland Volcano

May 29th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms faced a race against time to arrive in Britain to promote The Hangover Part II this week after a volcanic ash cloud disrupted their travel plans.

The duo's new movie opened this week and the stars were in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday night for the European premiere.

They were due in England on Thursday to carry on promotional duties, and almost missed their slot on The Graham Norton Show due to flight chaos in Germany, stemming from a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

But the stars were determined to make the interview and told Norton of their mission to get to th...
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It Ain’t Broke, So Philips Doesn’t Fix ‘The Hangover Part II’

May 27th, 2011 11:44am EDT
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You’re probably familiar with the sentiment “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” a colloquial expression, meaning that if you’ve found a proven formula for success, don’t mess with it. Usually when a sequel is made of a popular movie, this idea is employed by the filmmakers to some degree, so that they do not risk alienating their fans. No film in recent memory though, keeps this thought as close to the forefront as Todd Philips’ raunchy comedy “The Hangover: Part II.”

This sequel, to the 2009 hit about a bachelor party in Vegas gone awry, literally follows the same exact narrative struct...
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Bangkok Is Wicked In 'The Hangover Part II,' Nice In Real Life

May 25th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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The Hangover Part II had to go even wilder than Las Vegas, so they went to Bangkok. This time the wolf pack wakes up and doesn’t even know how they got there from a Thailand resort. Shooting on the streets of Bangkok was chaotic too, but director Todd Philips said that was a good thing.=

“To make a movie about mayhem, sometimes you have to go to mayhem,” Philips said. “I think it all found its way into the movie and it helped. I think in a nutshell, Bangkok is just a very crowded, very chaotic and very hot city so I think we all had just challenges dealing with the crowds and the chaos but...
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Bradley Cooper Discusses 'The Hangover Part II'

May 24th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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The Hangover made superstars out of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. Now they’re back in The Hangover Part II and Cooper took the lead in speaking for the reunion of the wolf pack.

“I think part of the reason why there was so much room for the second one is because there was so much unfinished,” Cooper said. “You really didn’t get to know the characters. The narrative was really this mystery, this ticking clock pressing them in the first one. I think the difference between that one and this one is this movie’s more about the dynamic of the three guys and you really get to kn...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Hangover Part II,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' & More

May 23rd, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Johnny Depp set sail again last week as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth entry in the series. After viewing the movie, I can honestly say that it’s not the best in the franchise, but certainly not the worst either. While nothing can really top the first one in my mind, this one gets back to the spirit of the original.

Captain Jack runs into an old love interest, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), who convinces him to join her on a quest for the Fountain of Youth. Sparrow unwittingly climbs aboard the vessel of Angelica’s father, Blackbeard (Ian M...
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Zach Galifianakis Bans Mother From Watching Graphic 'Hangover Part II'

May 23rd, 2011 8:59am EDT
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Zach Galifianakis has banned his mom from seeing "The Hangover Part II" because he's ashamed of his character's onscreen behavior.

The funnyman, who stars in the sequel alongside Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms, insists the film is so graphic, he's too embarrassed to let his mother see him in such a distasteful light.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, "We do things in this movie that no mom should see her child subjected to. It is so bad in parts that I told my mom she is not allowed to see it. I forbid... her from coming. In fact, I am going to hide my head in shame around Ed's parents too.
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