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NBCUniversal Makes a Michael Scott-Level Snafu

Company files suit against 'trademark squatter' that snatched up Dunder Mifflin name before it could

(Newser) - NBCUniversal is suing to ensure no one else gets to sell merch branded with The Office's fictional paper company, Dunder Mifflin. In "a classic Michael Scott-style bungling," the company doesn't actually own the Dunder Mifflin trademark, per AV Club . The company is suing alleged "trademark...

In Peacock's Fine Print, an Office Easter Egg

TikToker finds that 'terms and conditions' includes instructions for Kevin's chili

(Newser) - A TikToker discovered that someone at NBC's streaming service Peacock has a sense of humor. Deep in the fine print of its "terms and conditions" is an Easter egg from the Office—the recipe for Kevin's famous chili, reports ScreenRant . A TikTok user by the name of...

The Office Actor Dies at 55
The Office Actor
Mark York Dead at 55

The Office Actor Mark York Dead at 55

He played property manager Billy Merchant on the show

(Newser) - Mark York, the actor who played Billy Merchant on The Office, died last week at age 55. TMZ reports that York, a paraplegic since 1988, died "quickly" at an Ohio hospital after falling ill, but that his cause of death is not clear. His obituary says the ailment was...

Office Star's Side Hustle Is a 7-Figure Bonanza

Brian Baumgartner will make $1M on Cameo videos for fans this year, CEO says

(Newser) - Brian Baumgartner will have made an impressive $1 million in 2020, and that's apart from any royalties from his turn on The Office. Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom, is among many celebrities to take advantage of Cameo, an app and website where users pay...

Jennifer Garner Watched The Office, and Wow

Actress records herself crying after the finale, accidentally in slo-mo

(Newser) - Jennifer Garner just finished watching the entire run of The Office with her kids during the pandemic, and it gave her all the feelings. She began to cry when recording a video about the experience, and she accidentally recorded it in slo-mo, she explains in an Instagram post . She decided...

Stanley of The Office Pitches Show, Endures Racist Abuse

Leslie David Baker shares examples on Instagram

(Newser) - The good news for fans of The Office: Actor Leslie David Baker, aka Stanley, really wants to do a spinoff based on his character. The bad news: When Baker began raising funds for the project on Kickstarter , he ran into a torrent of racist abuse, reports NBC News . Baker has...

Steve Carell Helped Kill a Bizarre Office Story Line

'Guys, I love the episode but you can’t throw a horse over Niagara Falls'

(Newser) - Steve Carell didn't just star as Michael Scott in The Office, he also had some clout as a producer. And he used that clout to help stop a bizarre subplot in the episode where Jim and Pam wed at Niagara Falls, according to the book The Office: The Untold ...

Krasinski Couldn't Keep Up With Some Good News

Actor-director defends sale, says to expect 'a lot of really fun stuff'

(Newser) - "I would love to keep doing the show from my office forever, but it wasn't sustainable." So says Some Good News creator John Krasinski, who heard this week from fans who weren't happy to learn the beloved web series had been bought by ViacomCBS . Critics upset...

The Office Cast Reprises Its Most Famous Dance

It's Some Good News indeed, for John and Susan

(Newser) - Some good news, indeed, at least for rabid fans of The Office season six, episode five. That would be the one featuring Jim and Pam's wedding, and the now-classic choreographed wedding entrance dance by the cast to Chris Brown's "Forever." In a Sunday episode of Some...

John Krasinski Has Sweet Surprise for Boston Hospital Workers

A trip to Fenway, free season tickets, and a sincere thank-you

(Newser) - Some celebrity offerings amid the coronavirus aren't landing so well . John Krasinski seems to be a big exception to the rule. His no-frills "Some Good News" series on YouTube already has featured a reunion of sorts between him and Steve Carell about The Office. And his new episode...

Your Coronavirus Break: Michael and Jim, Reunited

John Krasinski and Steve Carell reminisce about 'The Office'

(Newser) - Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey aren't the only two alums from The Office getting together to talk about old times. Over the weekend, none other than John Krasinski and Steve Carell chatted online about their favorite memories as Jim and Michael, reports People . They did so as part of...

New Book Offers Revelations About The Office

This week marks the show's 15th anniversary

(Newser) - Tuesday marks 15 years since the debut of NBC's The Office. It also marks the debut of Andy Greene's book offering a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic show. The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History was supposed to launch from...

Jenna Fischer Reveals Why Office Teapot Note Gutted Her

It wasn't from Jim to Pam, it was from John to Jenna, and it genuinely made her cry

(Newser) - Fans of The Office know all about the famous teapot Jim gave to Pam for Christmas in season two. They also know he included a card with his true feelings for Pam inside the teapot, only to remove it before she sees it. In a big moment in the final...

Michael Scott's Spy Thriller Can Now Be Seen in Full

'The Office' makes 'Threat Level Midnight' available on YouTube

(Newser) - Fans of the The Office know Michael Scott penned the screenplay for an inept spy thriller called Threat Level Midnight. Pam discovered the script in season 2, and viewers got a taste of the actual movie in season 7, notes Complex . Now the show is making the full 24-minute version...

Mindy Kaling: Emmys Organizers Singled Me Out

Television Academy insists it did not

(Newser) - In a new interview with Elle , Mindy Kaling revealed that in her early days on The Office, the Television Academy wanted to cut her (the only woman of color on the production team) from the list of producers when the show was nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy, because...

For Fans of The Office, a 'Gaping Hole' No More

Stars Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey are launching a podcast that talks about the hit show

(Newser) - A "gaping hole" is about to be filled. Since going off the air in 2013, the American version of The Office has been relegated to Netflix, but two of the sitcom's stars are now reinvigorating the show with a new podcast, the Daily Dot reports. Jenna Fischer, who...

Outbid, Netflix to Lose The Office
Outbid, Netflix
to Lose The Office

Outbid, Netflix to Lose The Office

'No. God. Please. No. No!!! No!!! Noooooo!' was one reaction to move to NBCUniversal streaming

(Newser) - Netflix is about to lose its most-streamed show . All nine seasons of The Office will be transferred to NBCUniversal's own streaming service in 2021 as part of a five-year deal, the company confirmed Tuesday, with BuzzFeed rounding up sorrowful Twitter sentiments via GIFs. NBCUniversal's service is expected to...

Pam Gets the Last Laugh on Jim With Stanley Cup
Pam Gets the Last Laugh
on Jim With Stanley Cup

Pam Gets the Last Laugh on Jim With Stanley Cup

'Office' stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer troll each other over hockey rivalry

(Newser) - It's been six years since we were last treated to the practical jokes, camera mugging, and general tomfoolery from the cast of The Office, but two of its biggest stars just brought us back down memory lane with some master-level Stanley Cup trolling. Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski were...

Here Are the Most-Streamed Shows on Netflix

Most on the list aren't the service's original content

(Newser) - Despite heavy spending on original content, Netflix can't keep viewers away from favorites for long. Just six Netflix shows are in the top 20 shows streamed on devices connected to the US service in 2018—accounting for 70% to 80% of US Netflix viewing—and only two, Orange Is ...

Man Saves Woman's Life, Thanks to The Office

Cross Scott applied CPR to the rhythm of the Bee Gees

(Newser) - A classic scene from a decade-old episode of The Office helped an Arizona mechanic save an unconscious woman's life, the AP reports. The Arizona Daily Star reports that 21-year-old Cross Scott found a woman locked in her car this month and broke in, finding she wasn't breathing. The...

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