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Steve Carell Weighs In on His Office Replacement

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Steve Carell Weighs In on His Office Replacement

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."

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How The Office Cast Gets Its Sugar Fix | Steve Carell

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How The Office Cast Gets Its Sugar Fix

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

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Steve Carell's Kids Are as Funny as Their Dad – Without Even Trying | Steve Carell

Steve Carell's Kids Are as Funny as Their Dad – Without Even Trying

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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Steve Carell Is a Romantic (and Takes Out the Trash)

Steve Carell Is a Romantic (and Takes Out the Trash)

Originally posted 04/08/2010 07:20AM

Steve Carell may be known as a funny man, but he's also a dutiful husband.

When it comes to his wife, Nancy Wells, "I tell her that I love her, and I will make her breakfast at times or at least coffee," Carell told PEOPLE at Tuesday's New York premiere of his new movie comedy Date Night. "I will also take out the garbage and empty the dishwasher. She definitely likes that, but let's put it this way, if I didn't do those [chores] – she would not like that!"

Not only is he useful around the house, but The Office star, 47, is also a hands-on dad with daughter Elisabeth Anne, 8, and son John, 5.

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Robert Downey Jr., Katy Perry and More to Appear at Kids' Choice Awards

Robert Downey Jr., Katy Perry, Tina Fey, Chris Rock and More to Appear at Kids' Choice Awards

Originally posted 03/23/2010 08:45AM

What do Robert Downey Jr., Katy Perry and a few hundred gallons of green slime have in common?

The stars – along with Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Chris Rock, Jackie Chan, Jonah Hill, Queen Latifah, David Spade, Lea Michele, Dev Patel, Miranda Cosgrove, Shaun White and more – are set to help host Kevin James dole out Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards this Saturday.

In addition to Rihanna and Justin Bieber performing, eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will attempt to set a new world record for being catapulted into the show's trademark green slime via the Kids' Choice Awards Slime Slingshot.

The awards will be telecast live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Until then, kids can cast their votes online in 19 categories including favorite couple, movie actor, singer, athlete and reality show.

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Comedians Steve Carell, Tina Fey to Present at Oscars

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Comedians Steve Carell, Tina Fey to Present at Oscars

Originally posted 02/26/2010 02:25PM

It's going to be a night of laughs at the Oscars this year: Comedians Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Sacha Baron Cohen are among the stars who will be presenting the golden statuettes next month.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that funnymen Ben Stiller and Jason Bateman will also be presenters at the show on March 7.

It will be a debut performance at the Academy Awards for Borat star Cohen and Arrested Development actor Bateman.

Carell, Fey and Stiller have all handed out Oscars in the past.


The 82nd Academy Awards will air live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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Steve Carell Buys Local General Store

Steve Carell Buys Local General Store

Originally posted 01/15/2009 01:05PM

Forget The Office – Steve Carell has a new business endeavor.

The star of the NBC Thursday-night sitcom recently bought the Marshfield Hills General store in the Massachusetts town where he lives part time.

Carrell's sister-in-law, Tish Vivaldo, will be in charge of the 155-year-old business – which during the Civil War sold Union army uniforms.

The store's previous owner, Sherry Bechtold says Carrell told her he wanted it "for the right reasons" and will preserve the site as a store, reports the Patriot-Ledger.

Added Bechthold: "He's a lovely guy, very down to earth. He thinks this is a real bit of Americana."
Rennie Dyball

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Steve Carell's Red-Carpet Rescue of Anne Hathaway | Anne Hathaway, Steve Carell

Steve Carell's Red-Carpet Rescue of Anne Hathaway

Originally posted 07/08/2008 10:40AM

Personal questions were strictly forbidden at the Italian premiere of Get Smart on Monday – but that didn't stop one reporter from asking the movie's star, Anne Hathaway, "Was the separation from your ex-boyfriend painful?"

The actress's former flame, Raffaello Follieri, remains in prison, awaiting trial on a dozen counts of wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering. And while Hathaway, 25, has continued with her publicity tour, she has steadfastly refused to discuss the split.

After the reporter lobbed the question, Hathaway remained silent and attempted a faint smile.

But, as if on cue, her costar Steve Carell valiantly stepped in to declare: "In my role of agent [for] Miss Hathaway, I would like to say that she does not answer questions relating to this subject."
Kate Stroup

Steve Carell Knows His X's and O's

Originally posted 10/25/2007 10:30AM



If anyone knows how to stop Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, it's actor and comedian Steve Carell. In this video from ESPN's Monday Night Football, the star of The Office suggests various weird, sneaky and downright painful-sounding strategies for keeping the Super Bowl-winning quarterback in check. The feral hamsters, in particular, should work great.
–Tim Nudd

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Steve Carell Jokes: My Career Will 'Derail Momentarily' | Steve Carell

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Steve Carell Jokes: My Career Will 'Derail Momentarily'

Originally posted 10/19/2007 04:20PM

Steve Carell is worn out – but he couldn't be happier about it.

"I am cramming as much as I can into the shortest period of time that I can," Carrell, who stars in The Office and the new movie Dan in Real Life, told Ryan Seacrest Friday morning on his KIIS FM radio show.

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