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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 »

Jenna Fischer Sorry for Tweet on Tax Bill

'I did not mean to spread misinformation'

(Newser) - Jenna Fischer won praise from Republicans on Wednesday for admitting she got her facts wrong in a tweet about the GOP tax bill. The actress, best known for her role as Pam in The Office, had said that the bill stops teachers from deducting the cost of classroom supplies they... More »

Chili's Officially Pardons The Office's Pam After 11 Years

She's free to once more feel God inside the restaurant

(Newser) - Eleven years ago, Pam Beesly felt God in a Chili's . But apparently it's been hell getting back into one. On Monday, actress Jenna Fischer tweeted a photo of herself standing in front of a Chili's, asking if she should "try to go in." Mashable reports... More »

It's a Girl, a Boy, and a Girl for These 3 Celebs

Kelly Clarkson, Jenna Fischer, and Jade Jagger give birth

(Newser) - Huzzah! Three new celebrity babies have entered the world:
  • Kelly Clarkson announced the birth of her daughter with hubby Brandon Blackstock yesterday on Twitter, ETOnline reports. "Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!" she wrote. "Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes!
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12 Most Influential Celeb Baby Names

Because not all celebrity baby names are terrible

(Newser) - Maybe you don't want to name your child Moroccan or Zuzu —but some celebrity baby names do indeed give regular, real-life parents inspiration. The Stir rounds up the 12 most influential baby names of the stars:
  • Ivy, for Blue Ivy Carter
  • Hattie, for Tori Spelling's daughter
  • Emery,
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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 »

Potter Star Feared Swine Flu Would Kill Him

Plus, celebrities get engaged, movies get planned

(Newser) - Rupert Grint survived swine flu to play Harry Potter’s sidekick another day, but he didn’t think he would, reports AFP. “It was quite scary when I first found out I had swine flu,” he says. “I thought: ‘Am I going to die?’ But it... More »

How Jim Popped the Question

Long-awaited Office proposal cost big bucks and required huge rain machines

(Newser) - Jim’s proposal to Pam at a gas station rest stop may have looked spur-of-the-moment, but a top creative on The Office says it took weeks of planning and high-tech special effects. To create the 52-second scene, the production team built a replica of a rest stop on Merritt Parkway... More »

The Office Jinx Strikes Again

Wilson repeats big-screen failures to which his sitcom-mates have become accustomed

(Newser) - Do The Rocker's poor reviews and sagging ticket sales prove there's an Office curse? Office stars can't replicate that show's success on the big screen, Dan Kois writes in New York, and the evidence backs him up: After The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell starred in a series of mostly forgettable... More »

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