Saturday, September 15, 2007

Episode 3 Description

Episode 3 description has been posted!

You can read it HERE.

Obviously - it's spoilers.

Full Episodes ONLINE - FREE!

According to the NBC's Office page anway! This graphic is the only info they've posted so far.

If you got to the NBC page click on the videos link. They have individual clips of all the Office staff explaining what they did this summer. Be warned, there could be some spoiler type stuff there.

Jenna Fischer and Joey Fatone

Joey is hosting the red carpet at the Emmy's this weekend and TV Guide had him do a video piece with a few stars.

In the clip they feature Jenna as well as Rainn Wilson. Enjoy!

Clip is HERE.

Even More Angela Emmy Info

Angela was spotted in one of the jewelery give away tents.

"Platinum Guild International Jewelry Preview: After perusing over $20 million of designer bling, Angela Kinsey found the perfect necklace to go with her custom-made Cynthia Rowley dress."

Read it all HERE.

Blog Mania!

Jenna and Angela have both posted new blogs.

Both talk about, of COURSE, the Emmys!

Jenna's is HERE. Angela's is HERE.

Angela and Jenna Give the Dress Off Their Back

Charity gets Angela Kinsey's and Jenna Fischer's little black dress!

"Stars Donate Their Favorite LBDs to Support Charity
Fans nationwide can log on to www.clothesoffourback.org from September 16 – October 1, 2007 to bid on the Little Black Dress Wines celebrity dress auction featuring the little black dresses worn by some of the most famous women on the big and small screens. Some of the most noted names in

Hollywood have donated frocks to this important cause including past and present Emmy® honorees such as: Patricia Arquette “Medium”, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey “The Office”, Felicity Huffman and Nicollette Sheridan “Desperate Housewives”, Edie Falco “The Sopranos”, Lisa Kudrow “Friends” and Ana Ortiz “Ugly Betty”. Other well known stars have “hung up” their favorite LBDs for this great cause including: Lauren Conrad “Laguna Beach”, Jane Seymour “Dancing with the Stars”, Carmen Electra, Tichina Arnold “Everybody Hates Chris”, supermodel Niki Taylor, Elisabeth Hasselbeck “The View”, Giuliana DePandi “E! News”, Dayna Devon and Tanika Ray “EXTRA”, Nancy O’Dell and Maria Menounos “Access Hollywood”, Crystal Chappell “Guiding Light”, Marla Maples “Ex-Wives Club” and many more."

Read more HERE.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Launch Party

Oct 11, 2007 brought us "Launch Party" to enjoy.

Writer: Jennifer Celotta
Director: Ken Whittingham

The Dunder Mifflin Infinity website is launching and Michael is excited about going to the big launch party in New York while Angela plans a satellite party for the Scranton branch. Meanwhile, Dwight competes against the website to see who can sell the most paper in one day.

"Launch Party" News Items:
TwoCents Recap & Review, Fan Site Conference Room

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Work for Dunder-Mifflin!!



WOW!!!

Just got this from Dunder-Mifflin!

Online Employees Needed to Work-At-Home for East Coast-Based Paper Company

Company: Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. Location: United States and Canada
Salary/Wage: Based on commission. Payable in SchruteBucks. Status: Full Time, Part Time, Temporary/Contract/Project
Job Category: Work at Home/
Commission Only Relevant Work Experience: Less than 1 Year
Career Level: Entry Level Education Level: Elementary School or Equivalent

Job Description
Dunder Mifflin Paper Company is entering the online marketplace and growing quickly across the United States and Canada. We’re looking for highly motivated self-starters to join our Dunder Mifflin Infinity program. You’re in full control of your Dunder Mifflin destiny: you set your own hours and your income is based purely on how invested you are in Dunder Mifflin Infinity. No experience necessary. Come join our team!

Requirements
1. Must enjoy fun.
2. Must know how to use a computer.
3. Creativity is a plus but not a requirement.
4. Must be reliable.
5. Must be able to work within the confines of a team environment.
6. Leadership skills are helpful, but not vital.
7. Must not be a quitter.

Click here to apply:
http://www.dundermifflininfinity.com

** If you want to sign up for the TwoCents Branch, click to be an employee of Danbury, CT and enter Regional Manager code: hn3c40kwgv

Good luck with your Application!

Two Cents & Five Questions With...

... Omi Vaidya, Actor

If you look at Omi's IMDb page, you will see Omi has been on TV on shows such as "Arrested Developement" and "Cuts", but the Office Universe will always consider Omi as Sadiq the IT Guy.

Omi, fresh back from working in Mongolia, sat down with TheTwoCents to share his Two Cents and Five Answers with us!

TwoCents: Would you tell TheTwoCents readers about yourself and how you started in "show biz"?
Omi Vaidya: After attending an arts high school and NYU Film school, I returned to LA and found a small-time agent willing to give me a chance. When I went on auditions, I figured out what casting directors were looking for and added my own flair to characters. People liked this sometimes and I got bit roles in TV and commercials.

Click HERE for the rest of the interview on TheTwoCents.com!

Office Season 3 DVD Breaks Records!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, all you people who ran out to buy Season 3 helped make it HUGE!

"Season 3 of the NBC comedy "The Office" debuted at No. 1 on the national DVD sales chart Wednesday, becoming the first TV-DVD release to accomplish this feat since the season 2 set of "Lost" a year ago."

Read the article HERE.

Craig Talks About His New Movie and Office!

Craig is in "Dragon Wars" which comes to theaters tomorrow!

New York Magazine caught up with Craig for an interview. One of the questions asked what would happen if the dragons attacked Dunder-Mifflin!

"'Everyone in the office, except for Michael and Dwight, would get out of there," he said. "Michael and Dwight would probably try to reason with them.'"

Read the interview HERE.

The BBC "Office" is Hitting the Bricks

According to the UK paper 'The Sun'.

"THE real-life setting of TV comedy The Office is being demolished.
The concrete building is shown in the opening scenes of the show, starring Ricky Gervais."

Article is over HERE now.

Is The Office Your All-Time Favorite?

Entertainment Weekly has a cool new element on their page.

They have a best Emmy winning comedy bracket. NCAA style!

Shows like Cheers, Barney Miller, Cosby Show, Wonder Years, Golden Girls and more.

Where am I torn? I'm down to the final game and I've pitted "The Office" up against "Friends".

HELP! Who is your winner? Go HERE to fill in your brackets then come back to let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

TBS Shows Us Bitcoms!

TBS is ALLL about The Office!

They have, what they call Bitcoms, and those are short clips recapping each episode as it airs on TBS.

You can see them HERE.

Ed Helms Chatting with Conan!


Just added by NBC!

**Thursday, September 27 – Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, actor Ed Helms, musical guest Bjork.

Steve to Appear in Elle Magazine

He'll be in the issue that's about to hit the newstands this week with Reese Witherspoon on the cover.

The Boston Herald has a sniplet.

"Despite two seasons’ worth of “The Office,” Concord homey Steve Carell insists he’s not “a very funny person one-to-one,” he tells Elle in an upcoming issue."

Read the Herald article HERE.

More Convention News

The Scranton Times-Tribune has MORE Convention info from the meeting they had last night looking for local people to be involved.

"On the second day, a street festival will be held on Linden Street featuring games like "Office Olympics," a takeoff on shenanigans pulled by the Dunder Mifllin workers during the show's second season. The final day's highlights include a "Blogger's Breakfast" with proprietors of several "Office" Web sites."

Read it all HERE.

Kate Flannery Going to DirectTV's post-Emmy Party

According to the L.A. Times' The Envelope anyway.

"If not, here's who you may miss seeing at DirecTV's Sunday night post-Emmy bash in West Hollywood for the 100 HD Channels Launch: Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Mary Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Justin Long, Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Kate Flannery (The Office), Salli Richardson (I Am Legend), Robert Patrick (Walk the Line/Charlies Angels), American Idol maker Paula Abdul, Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty and Extras), Hugh Hefner (unnngggh) and his blonde bimbo posse, Victor Williams and Gary Valentine (King of Queens), Erin Cardillo, Tracey Ross and Ben Masters, (Passions) as well as Justin Berfield (Malcolm in the Middle)."

Read it HERE.

Rainn to Perform with Kanye West at Emmys!

At least that's what E! is saying!

"An insider tells me West will be joined onstage for the number by funnyman Rainn Wilson, a nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his brilliant work on The Office."

Now THIS will be fun!

Read it all HERE.

STOP Having Fun!

The WallStreet Journal online has a fun article about stopping the stupid team building and "fun" events in the offices around the world.

Who's the poster child for this? Michael Scott of course!

"One artistic portrayal of the pain it can cause, however, can be found in NBC sitcom “The Office,” in which the hapless boss Michael Scott’s attempts to liven up his workplace with fun are a constant torment to his employees."

Read the rest HERE.

A Fun Workplace is Win-Win

Globe Life from Canada has a story about "A fun workplace is a win-win for employers and their staff". And of course the reference back to our show!

"Think Michael Scott of NBC's The Office. The socially inept regional manager's jokes are malapropos and often downright mean.

"Michael in The Office is certainly an exaggeration, or at least I hope he's an exaggeration, of managers out there," said Joel Goodman, director of the Humour Project in Saratoga, N.Y., who advises companies on how to get more "smileage" out of their employees."

Read the whole thing HERE.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kev Blogs

Kevin (Brian Baumgartner posting in character) has graced us with another blog today!

He beat Jim in fantasy football, talks about going to Los Angeles for the Emmys and even a little about the Food Network!

Intrigued? Check it out HERE.

"The Office" on TBS TONIGHT!

Tonight it starts!

TBS will be a place of welcoming and tonight they are welcoming the folks at Dunder-Mifflin. Yes Michael, even Toby is welcome!

WOOHOO!!

The pilot is on tonight!

TBS's Office Page.

Rashida Goes from NYC to Toronto

Last week we mentioned Rashida was spotted in NYC at fashion week.

This week, she's been spotted in Toronto. She's in town for the Toronto Film Festival.

And who was also there? Martin Freeman! He played Tim on the BBC version of "The Office".

"Among the boldface at Tastemakers Green Room at the InterContinental over the weekend: Rashida Jones and Martin Freeman from The Office"

Read the article HERE.

Two Cents & Five Questions With...

... Ursula Burton, Actress

The Office Universe expands a little more today with a special Tuesday edition of Two Cents & Five Questions With...

Today we are happy to publish a recent interview we had with Ursula Burton. You may have seen her in "The West Wing", "The Practice" or in the film "Just Friends". However, Ursula is a member of The Office Universe because of her role as Hannah Smotridge-Barr, the former Stamford employee who spends some brief time in Scranton.

Recently Ursula shared her TwoCents and Five Answers with us. Enjoy!

TwoCents: Could you tell TheTwoCents readers about yourself and how you started in "show biz"?
Ursula Burton: My mother is a writer and my father was a jazz musician before he became a professor, so the arts were highly valued in my family. It may sound strange, but becoming an actor somehow seemed inevitable to me. I studied acting at Yale University and then at Michael Howard's Studio in NYC. Eventually I made the move out to LA.

Click HERE to read the full interview on TheTwoCents.com

Melora Out and About

Melora Hardin was spotted attending the Emmy Nominee Party this week.

This site has a video of it. Enjoy!

The State Gives Office an Award

The State is South Carolina's homepage.

Writer Neil White talks about The Office in a recent article where he discusses Emmys and gives some of his won awards which he calls the "Talkies".

"Now it’s almost certain that you’ll be outraged at least once during the telecast. Emmy rarely gets it right. Do you really believe that any other show could be deemed funnier than “The Office” when it comes to picking the best comedy series? We’ll see."

Read the article and see the winners HERE.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Nifty Gifties at Target!

Guys!

I just came back from Target where the $1 bins are FULL of little trinkets from "The Office"!

The big find is a stress ball shaped like Dwight's head!

I also purchased some great pens, notepads, magnets and more!

You can see a story about it on OfficeTally by clicking HERE.

It's worth it!

Not listed in OT's story and that I saw at Target were 2 more stressballs. A black one and a white one.

I'm so happy right now.

Office Wins An Emmy!

The Creative Arts Emmy's were handed out this weekend.

Rainn was a presenter.

"The Office" took home:
Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: "The Office: The Job," NBC.

Full list of winners is HERE.

Carell Interview in NY Times

In a great piece in the NY Times this weekend, Steve Carell talks about his new movies, her persona in Hollywood and of course some Office stuff.

BE WARNED! A scene from the upcoming season is described. Be smart and don't read this if you fear any kinds of spoilers!

“I never want to hear myself complain about how grueling acting on a TV show is,” he said. “We’re far too lucky. I see too many people work too hard at jobs they don’t enjoy to complain about acting on a show that makes me laugh really hard every day.”

Read the article HERE.

Weekly Standard Asks If We're Having Fun Yet

The news outlet has put an article together about what makes the workplace 'tick'. Of course they mention our favorite show!

"The genius of the NBC television show The Office (and the original BBC show from which it derived) is that boss Michael Scott, manager of a failing paper-distribution branch in Scranton, goes well beyond the Dilbert-esque stereotype of the dictator cracking the whip over his cubicle monkeys. Armed with nothing but business-book clich├ęs and a desire to be loved (he is nearly incapable of firing a person, or "counseling them out," in the current parlance), Michael fancies himself a fun guy, an entertainer. His employees don't think he's the least bit funny, yet the Dunder Mifflin office is a stage, and Michael is its headliner."

Read it HERE.

Professors Write Book on "Office" Philosophy

Crystal also sent over this little nugget.

King’s College professors Bill Irwin and Kyle Johnson have writ­ten a philosophy book based on NBC’s hit sitcom “The Office.”

"The intended audience is fans of 'The Office,' and of course, we have a higher percentage of fans locally," Dr. Irwin said.
Examining the show from a philosophical perspective, the book is expected to contain 21 chapters, ranging from philosophical subjects like Marxism to "The Hostile Office: Michael as a sexual harasser."

Read the whole article HERE.

Be A Part of The Office Convention!

The Scranton Times-Tribune posted this:

"On Tuesday, organizers of the first "The Office" Convention - set for Oct. 26-28 in downtown Scranton - will host a preconvention expo from 5 to 7 p.m. in the grand ballroom of the Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel. There, the convention's entire event schedule will be unveiled. As of right now, no cast members from the Scranton-set NBC sitcom have signed on to participate in the event.


In addition, any local businesses, bands, nonprofit groups and volunteers who want to take part in the convention will have the chance to sign up."

Read the whole piece HERE.

Thanks to Branch Office Reader Crystal P for the tip!