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What It Was Like to Make the Best Episode of The Office

Inside 'The Dinner Party' 10 years after it first aired

(Newser) - It was a day that went down in comedic history: "On April 10th, 2008, The Office topped itself with its best half-hour ever—and perhaps the best comedy episode of the decade," writes Andy Greene for Rolling Stone . He's referring, of course, to "The Dinner Party,... More »

A Quiet Place Makes Loud Debut

It's the second highest grossing debut this year, with a $50M weekend opening

(Newser) - John Krasinksi's A Quiet Place has opened with a thunderous $50 million in ticket sales for the year's second-best debut after Black Panther . The Paramount Pictures thriller far exceeded expectations to land one of the top opening weekends for a horror release. Directed by Krasinski, and starring him... More »

A Quiet Place Is 'Masterful'

Critics are wowed by the John Krasinski horror film

(Newser) - Make a noise, get hunted. That's the premise of A Quiet Place, set in a world ravaged by sound-sensitive aliens. Directed by John Krasinski (yes, Jim from The Office), the film follows a family led by Krasinski and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, and has an impressive 96% rating... More »

8 Celebs Who've Visited Sex Clubs

Even the rich and famous sometimes can't resist a good den of iniquity

(Newser) - It seems almost every star in Hollywood has been photographed stumbling out of a nightclub at one point during his or her career, but, if rumors (and press interviews) can be believed, some A-listers don't have any qualms about hanging out at sex clubs either. Below are eight celebrities... More »

14 Celebs Who Are Ivy Leaguers

Some of them may surprise you

(Newser) - Hey, who said stars can't also be smart? PopSugar rounds up 28 celebrities who attended Ivy League schools. A sampling, all of whom graduated:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Has her master's in drama from Yale.
  • John Legend: Graduated from UPenn with an English degree.
  • Meryl Streep: Got her MFA
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The World Has 2 New Celeb Babies

John Krasinksi, Emily Blunt welcome daughter; Simon Cowell has son

(Newser) - Valentine's weekend (or President's Day weekend for the less romantic of you) brought bundles of joy for two celebrity couples:
  • John Krasinski and Emily Blunt announced the birth of their daughter yesterday on Twitter . "Wanted to let the news out directly," Krasinski wrote. "Emily and
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8 Stars Who Were Interns First

Can you picture Oprah making coffee?

(Newser) - Think being forced to make coffee won't get you anywhere in Hollywood? Well, it actually might: The Huffington Post rounds up 17 successful people who started out as interns. Read on for a sampling:
  • Tom Hanks: In college, he interned for Ohio's Great Lakes Theater Festival, and eventually
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44 Celebs Who Were Classmates

Bet you didn't know these stars went to high school together

(Newser) - Apparently some schools just produce more stars than others. PopSugar rounds up celebrities you may not have realized attended high school together. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list . More »

Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Expecting Baby

Plus more celebrity babies

(Newser) - Emily Blunt is pregnant with her first child, her rep confirms to Us . She and husband John Krasinski, married in 2010, will welcome the baby in "just a few months," according to the magazine. "They both couldn't be more excited," says a source. In related... More »

Texas Chainsaw Slays Hobbit

Peter Jackson denied 4th weekend atop box office

(Newser) - Moviegoers started off the New Year with a healthy dose of blood and gore, pushing Texas Chainsaw 3D to the weekend's No. 1 spot with $23 million, reports the LA Times . That number dethroned Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which claimed $17.5 million and the... More »

12 Celebrity Bromances

Matt Damon and ... wait for it ... John Krasinski

(Newser) - Everyone knows about Ben Affleck's "bromance" with Matt Damon, but did you know The Office star John Krasinski is also good buddies with Damon? The two first met while Damon was filming The Adjustment Bureau with Krasinski's wife, Emily Blunt, and then they co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred... More »

Matt Damon Confronts Fracking in New Film

John Krasinski, Frances McDormand also join 'The Promised Land'

(Newser) - Matt Damon fans, rejoice: The heartthrob has agreed to star in an anti-fracking movie called The Promised Land, the Huffington Post reports. Damon and actor John Krasinski, the film's co-writers, will star as rival executives involved in drilling for natural gas in a small town. Gus Van Sant is... More »

Damon, Affleck Making Whitey Bulger Flick

Sopranos writer to pen script

(Newser) - The Whitey Bulger story begs for the cinematic treatment—and it’s getting just that, courtesy of two guys who know a thing or two about Boston. Ben Affleck will direct Matt Damon as Bulger in the Warner Bros. release, with a script by Sopranos writer/producer Terence Winter. “I... More »

16 Couples You Can Still Root For

Now that Courteney and David are no more...

(Newser) - If you found yourself oddly bummed over the news that Courteney Cox and David Arquette (and Christina and Jordan , and Laura and Ben ) split up, it’s probably because you actually liked them. So did the people over at New York magazine, who came up with a list of... More »

Office Star Krasinski Weds Emily Blunt

American actor, British actress marry in Italy

(Newser) - John Krasinski, who plays the finally-happily-married Jim on The Office, married British actress Emily Blunt in real life yesterday in Italy, Us reports . "It was an outdoor ceremony and absolutely beautiful," says a source. A rep for the sitcom star confirmed the news. Blunt wore a Marchesa gown... More »

Robert De Niro to Play Vince Lombardi

But it looks like no John Krasinski for Captain America

(Newser) - Robert De Niro is set to play NFL coach Vince Lombardi, but—in more casting news from a different film—the role of Captain America is still up for grabs. Though a Marvel insider told Fox , "We are bracing ourselves for 'that guy from The Office' to land Captain... More »

Duos We'd Rather Not Get Engaged

5 possible and jealousy-inducing celeb engagements

(Newser) - The Yuletide engagement is a tradition of celebrity ostentation—a little treat to make the holiday gloom that much more oppressive for the rest of us, writes Drew Grant . Here are five couples who should just keep their darn happiness to themselves: More »

The Office Is Downright Depressing

Jim Halpert illustrates 'the worst purgatory of 30-something life'

(Newser) - The Office has turned from funny and charming to the most depressing show on television, and it’s all thanks to once-beloved character Jim Halpert. “The show has taken the story of a man with a promising future and given him an interminable present,” writes Meghan Keane for... More »

Fie on the Office Wedding

Jim and Pam are the height of bland

(Newser) - After 5 years of the will-they-or-won't-they dance, Jim and Pam of The Office will tie the knot in the Oct. 8 episode, and the prenuptial PR blitz has sent one blogger around the bend. "We're already sick of these two insufferable lovebirds," enemy of drawn-out romance Brian Moylan... More »

Office Star to Tie the Knot

Krasinski, Blunt kept relationship low-key

(Newser) - The Office star John Krasinski and actress Emily Blunt are engaged, People reports. The couple have kept it low-key, showing up at this year's SAG Awards separately and dating far from paparazzi in Los Angeles. "It's not about celebrity or not," Krasinski, 29, says of his relationship with... More »

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