Thursday, January 17, 2008

John Krasinski at Cloverfield Premiere


John was quoted in Variety as saying about Cloverfield:
"John Krasinski, star of NBC's "The Office": "I thought it was great! I didn't have any expectations so it shattered them. I think it's both an incredibly innovative script and idea to bring back the monster genre, but they also started breaking some boundaries in film. The night vision shot in the tunnel was wild. It was kind of like 'Blair Witch' on speed.""

You can read what many celebs said about it HERE.

Yes, it's true. John Krasinski now knows what the monster is in J.J. Abrams project.

Oh, no - not that mystery monster on Lost. I meant the new mystery monster in the new movie Cloverfield.

John was among MANY celebrities who poured out to watch the premiere last night and has photos of them all. And no - Rashida Jones wasn't with him.

You can check out the whole photo spread HERE.

"The Office" Part of USC's Business Film Festival

According to the University of Southern California's website:

"The Southern California Business Film Festival 2008, USC's first business-themed film festival, will be an exciting three-day mix of student filmmaking competitions and screenings of Hollywood representations of the business world, including Oliver Stone's landmark film Wall Street, NBC's hit comedy series The Office and HBO's Hollywood behind-the-scenes phenomenon Entourage, featuring invited guests from the cast and crews. The SCBFF will focus on allowing students maximum creativity, while providing the style of larger film festivals and competitive events for young filmmakers and businesspeople."

They even expect some of the cast and crew to show up!

"4:30 - 7:15PM: The Office — A special screening of two episodes of NBC’s hit comedy series The Office will begin with a panel discussion with guests from the show (TBA). The episodes "Business School" and "Traveling Salesman" will be screened, followed by USC faculty and business leaders discussing the business issues addressed within the show."

You can read all about it and even how to attend by clicking HERE.

Scranton Newsletter - Vol. 10 #1

The Scranton Branch (not this site, but the real .. umm fake .. branch in Scranton) has released their newest newsletter.

We have a memo from Pam about ice-skating, Dwight giving us the genius of Mose and a memo from Toby:

"Also, to whoever altered my own file, I'd like to state for the record that I am not, nor have I ever been, a poo-eating butt-bot. I'm not even sure what that is."

If you didn't get it in your mailbox, you can read it HERE.

Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez Know Funny

NBC is using their stars wherever possible! is reporting that Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez will be guest judges on the upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing".

"But this time, producers will replace regular judges with a revolving door of celebrity talent scouts. "I'm going to be nice and pregnant, so entertain me," quips Angela Kinsey, who will whittle down Los Angeles-area wannabes with The Office costar Oscar Nunez."

My question - how could they leave Brian/Kevin out of this? Don't they travel in 3s?

You can read all about it HERE.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More Angela Kinsey Baby Stuff

With the motherly glow all around her, Angela Kinsey joined a group of other celebrities at the Hyatt Century Plaza in Los Angeles recently for a gift give away they called "Baby Boom Boom".

Angela left there with a product called a Bib-A-Roo by a company named L'ik Darlins.

According to eMediaWire:
"L'il Darlins met with celebrities firsthand from hit shows "Extra", "24", "The Office", "Sex and the City", "Lost", "CSI", "Dancing with the Stars", "Boston Legal", "Heroes", "Grey's Anatomy", "ER", with familiar famous faces; Angela Kinsey, Ali Landry, Denise Richards, Chandra Wilson, Sally Richardson, Tori Spelling, Leah Remini, Ming Na, Carnie Wilson, Giuliana DePandi, Natasha Henstridge, Rena Sofer, and many more. "Attendees loved our bibs and aprons," says its president Leslie Smith."

You can read the whole article HERE.

Also in Angela baby news... has a story about Baby Boom Boom and has this great quote:
"She also shared a cute tidbit for Office viewers: Rainn Wilson calls Angela up every couple weeks to ask how 'Dwight's' baby is doing!"

Awww, don't you wish we could be watching that unfold ON TV?

"The Office" Going to College

Well, clips of the show are anyway.

NBC has struck a deal with an organization called The University Network which shows items such as entertainment, news, weather, etc. on college campus closed network televisions.

According to Media Post Publications:
"Under the arrangement, NBCU will provide short-form clips (90 seconds or less) from shows ranging from "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" to "The Office" to news features focusing on the presidential campaign and issues germane to college kids. NBCU content will be provided daily, and can be customized for specific markets. So, local stations owned by NBC can provide weather, news and sports information in their respective areas."

You can read more about it HERE.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kaling and Forrester Have New Web Series

According to our friends, The Hollywood Reporter, Brent Forrester and Mindy Kaling have signed on for new web projects with a company called 60Frames.

"A new company fronted by former UTA agent Brent Weinstein is launching the biggest slate of professionally produced originals to ever hit the Internet.

60Frames Entertainment is introducing seven shortform video series that feature contributions from writers and talent drawn from TV programming at NBC and Comedy Central....

The projects first out of the gate at 60Frames include "Erik the Librarian Mysteries," from "The Office" producer Brent Forrester, about a demented librarian. The series also features "Office's" Mindy Kaling."

You can read the whole article HERE.

Craig Robinson in Kevin Smith's New Movie

No, Craig Robinson isn't in Clerks III.

Craig has just signed on to be in Kevin Smith's "Zack & Miri Make a Porno."

The Hollywood Reporter states:
""The Office's" Craig Robinson and former porn star Traci Lords have joined Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Jason Mewes in Kevin Smith's "Zack & Miri Make a Porno.""

Read the article HERE.

Name Vance Refrigeration's Mascot!

Bobby Ray Shafer, the man behind Bob Vance - Vance Refrigeration has posted a blog on his MySpace page about a magnet that NBC is selling at their NBC Experience store in NYC with a new logo for Vance Refrigeration.

"Dear Friend,

The first Official NBC merchandise is fittingly: A Refrigerator Magnet.... As I admired my logo and creative-photographic genuis, I realized that we desperately need a name for the little-bugger, and so, I turn to you for help in naming my penguin."

You can go to his blog, and suggest a name, by clicking HERE.

Angela Kinsey Shows Off Baby Bump has a few photos (this one included) of Angela Kinsey proudly showing off her baby bump.

Angela was attending the premiere of "The Business of Being Born".

You can see the photos over HERE.

Monday, January 14, 2008

"The Office" in Chile

Nope, not another Branch Office, but a remake of "The Office" has been signed for creation in the nation of Chile.

Variety reports:
"It's the first format deal in Latin America for Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's comedy and the first Spanish-language version.

"We stopped making 'The Office' in 2003 but the rest of the world didn't," Gervais said. "I won't be happy until I see an Inuit doing the dance."

"The Office" airs in 90 countries with remakes in the U.S., France and Germany."

Maybe we'll be able to see the premiere episode and see if it steals from the U.S. version that stole from the BBC version.

You can read the article HERE.

Rashida Jones Says There Is No Nepotism in Hollywood

For those of you who missed S.A.T. class...

nep·o·tism (np-tzm)
Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business.

Here's what Rashida Jones says, to Details magazine, about the existence of nepotism in Hollywood:

"Mindful of her parents’ admonition that “nothing should be handed to you,” Jones got her college degree before trying her hand at the family business. And even then, she says, nepotism wasn’t a factor. “People don’t believe this, but Hollywood really is a meritocracy. There are too many jobs on the line for anyone to do any favors, and nobody has ever said, ‘Let’s give that girl a part because her father is famous.’”

You can read the rest of the article HERE. And yes girls, the article mentions John Krasinski too.

Office Alliance Podcast Helps Out SBO

That's right!

The girls at the OfficeAlliance podcast were nice enough to mention us in their fandomicity section of their Jan 7th Podcast.

If you listen around the 39:00 mark of the show you'll hear our little shout out for the SBO!

You can click HERE to download the podcast.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

"The Office" and the OVAL Office?

Vanity Fair has a very fun article where they replace the Oval Office with THE Office.

"Question—who has the following characteristics, Bush or Michael Scott: smug, self-centered, and isolated; prone to inappropriate comments and malapropisms; fond of engaging in philosophical discourses that are spectacularly muddleheaded and self-mythologizing? If you answered both, you would be correct. And don’t forget the pathetic attempts at humor. Michael: the day he tried to boost office morale amid rumors of layoffs by giving Meredith (the boozy redhead) a birthday party, and then ruined the moment with a card that read: “Meredith, Let’s hope the only downsizing that happens to you is that someone downsizes your age.” Bush: his ill-conceived attempt to amuse attendees at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner the year after the Iraq invasion by conducting a mock search for weapons of mass destruction in the Oval Office. (The month of the president’s poorly reviewed antics, 52 coalition troops died in Iraq.)"

Read the whole article HERE.