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Originally posted 03/13/2013 06:00PM
Steve Carell knows just how his friends on The Office feel now that the series is winding down – a lot like he felt when he left the sitcom in 2011.
"I just hope they savor it, because it was such a special thing for me and a really moving transition in my life. And it was hard to say goodbye," the actor, 50, told PEOPLE at Monday's Hollywood premiere of his new movie, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Carell, who played Dunder Mifflin branch manager Michael Scott for seven seasons, says he's been in touch with all of his old castmates recently, and he feels their pain.
Originally posted 03/08/2013 03:00PM
After clocking in at at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company for nearly 10 years, Brian Baumgartner knows a thing or two about mixing work and play.
But even as The Office prepares to wrap its ninth and final season, the Kevin Malone actor is still not sick of his colleagues, who make the series' finale a bittersweet goodbye.
"Mine and, really, everyone's life has changed so much over this decade," Baumgartner, 40, told PEOPLE after serving as the grand marshal at Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 race. "We've all grown up together. Our lives have all changed together. We've seen weddings and divorces and kids, success and failure."
Originally posted 06/21/2012 09:45AM
Keira Knightley found herself in a dogfight – for screen time – when her four-legged costar in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World turned out to be more of a screen hog than a screen dog.
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 04/29/2011 12:10PM
It was the end of an era for the fictional characters of The Office at Dunder Mifflin Inc. in Scranton, Pa. on Thursday.
Steve Carell – who played the paper and printer distribution company's manager (and self-proclaimed "World's Best Boss") Michael Scott – made his final appearance on the show in a humorous, but heartfelt episode called "Goodbye, Michael."
Announcing his plans to move to Colorado to live with fiancée Holly Flax, Michael brings in an assortment of Wizard of Oz-themed farewell gifts for his colleagues.
Spoiler: Read on only if you want to know what happens on the final episode.
Originally posted 03/09/2011 08:30AM
Charlie Sheen may be one of a kind, but is he irreplaceable?
When Monday's news broke that the actor, 45, had officially been given the boot from Two and a Half Men, fans of the hit CBS show questioned whether the show would go on – and if so, with which new star?
Producers are reportedly discussing current Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe. John Stamos's name also has come up recently. (Both of whom Sheen said he's fine with replacing him on Dan Patrick's radio show Wednesday morning.) Or what about Steve Carell, whose run on The Office is nearly up?
Vote below on who you think would be the best new addition to Two and a Half Men:
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 07/20/2010 10:20AM
Unprompted, Steve Carell's children, Elisabeth Anne and John, are following in their father's famous comic footsteps.
"Kids are funny in general because they're unfiltered and they're wise, but they're not jaded by anything," the actor and comedian, 47, told PEOPLE on Monday at the premiere of his latest film, Dinner for Schmucks, at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre.
"Their sense of humor is very pure, and they don't even a lot of times know when they're being funny, because it's just so honest. And I think that's what makes them so funny."
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