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Originally posted 12/08/2011 01:00PM
It looks like Ellie Kemper will need some Bridesmaids of her own.
The actress, 31, who starred in the hit comedy earlier this year, is engaged to Michael Koman, her boyfriend of a few years, she confirmed to Conan O'Brien on Conan Wednesday night.
"I want to mention something," O'Brien said to Kemper, who also has a supporting role on The Office as Erin Hannon. "It's sort of a big deal around this office. You got engaged."
Originally posted 10/03/2011 01:50PM
Life has imitated art for Jenna Fischer: The actress, whose character on The Office is pregnant, is now a mom herself.
Fischer, 37, and husband Lee Kirk welcomed son Weston Lee on Sept. 24, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"Mom and baby are doing great," the rep says.
Fischer, whose character Pam has a daughter and is expecting a son with TV husband Jim Halpert on the show, first revealed she was pregnant in May.
Originally posted 09/16/2011 02:30PM
Winning an Emmy is no laughing matter – unless you're on one of this year's nominees for outstanding comedy series. With the same six shows nominated this year as last year, will it be a repeat for Modern Family?
The show, which stars supporting actress nominee Sofia Vergara, follows members of an extended family through their amusing trials and tribulations. It will be up against fan-favorite Glee with its relatable characters and rousing musical performances; The Office, whose absurd boss, played by Steve Carell, has just taken leave; Parks and Recreation with its hilarious antics of an Indiana town's public officials; 30 Rock, NBC's smash hit comedy with outstanding actress nominee Tina Fey at the helm; and Big Bang Theory, which is all about making physics funny.
Originally posted 08/19/2011 10:15AM
James Spader isn't the only big name heading to Dunder Mifflin.
Josh Groban will make an appearance on the upcoming eighth season of The Office as the brother of Ed Helms's character, a cappella crooner Andy Bernard (no word on whether the Bernard brothers will perform a duet).
Groban, 30, will appear in an episode about Andy's family coming to Scranton for a visit. Their parents, it was previously announced, will be played by No Ordinary Family's Stephen Collins and E.T. mom Dee Wallace.
Originally posted 07/07/2011 10:00AM
Steve Carell has said himself that he had trouble letting go of his Office character Michael Scott. So how will the show's loyal viewers react to a new boss ruling the Dunder Mifflin roost?
NBC announced Wednesday that Boston Legal actor and former Brat-Packer James Spader, 51, will replace Carell on the hit show.
As the CEO of Sabre, the parent company of Dunder Mifflin, "James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior," Paul Lieberstein, an executive producer and a series regular said in a statement.
Originally posted 01/27/2011 09:30AM
Steve Carell will get a proper send-off from The Office later this season, sharing his final three episodes with his Anchorman costar Will Ferrell.
Ferrell, 43, will join the NBC sitcom for a guest role in which he plays a branch manager who arrives from the home office and proves just as inept as Carell's Michael Scott, Deadline.com reports.
"We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star, and we turned him into a television star," executive producer Paul Lieberstein says. "We are proud to continue The Office's tradition of discovering famous talent, and we hope that once America gets a good look at Will, they'll see what we see: tremendous raw sexuality."
Originally posted 12/13/2010 09:30AM
Steve Carell isn't getting into the debate over who should replace him on The Office. But he hopes it doesn't end up being someone who's too much like Steve Carell.
"I think it would be in their best interest just to sort of go in a different direction and not try to do the same type of character," the actor, 48, tells Ellen DeGeneres in an interview airing Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Beyond that, he's not making any specific suggestions. "You know what," he says, "I'm leaving that to the producers."
Originally posted 09/27/2010 07:00AM
The cast of The Office knows that the best comedy is served with sugar on top – especially if that sugar is in the form of a hot, fresh mini donut.
When Steve Carell, Angela Kinsey and the rest of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company gang need an on-set pick-me-up, they turn to Shelley Beals, whom they know as the "Fry Girl."
Beals, owner of The Fry Girl Inc., serves up fresh miniature-sized donuts on location, where she cooks up the treats and tops them with homemade flavored sugars. Flavors range from chocolate – Carell's favorite
Originally posted 06/28/2010 01:00AM
It looks like Dunder Mifflin may soon have to hire a new boss for its Scranton branch.
Originally posted 03/05/2010 12:00AM
Jenna Fischer became a mom and an aunt the very same week.
"The same week that we were shooting the episode where Pam's baby is born, I was becoming the aunt for the very first time," says Fischer, who spoke with PEOPLE about Thursday's hour-long episode of The Office, in which her character Pam gave birth to a girl, named Cecelia Marie Halpert.
"Literally the day we shot Pam's going to the hospital, my sister was going to the hospital, and the same day we shot me coming home from the hospital, my sister came home from the hospital. It was crazy! And so my dad Jim had one daughter going through it for real and another faking it."
And thanks to Fischer, both babies have the same name.
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