B.J. Novak


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  • Birth Name: Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak
  • Birth Place: Newton, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/31/1979, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; writer; comedian
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Postmortem:The Newsroom Star Breaks Down That Shocking Death

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's penultimate episode of The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

The Newsroom usually milks its drama from the real-life news stories the show's fictional characters are covering. But on Sunday's penultimate episode, the drama hit much closer to home.

The episode — which jumps ahead 52 days since Will (Jeff Daniels) and Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) tied the knot and Will went to jail for failing to reveal the name of his source — shows just how much the vibe at ACN has changed since Lucas Pruitt (guest star B.J. Novak) took ownership....read more

VIDEO: Financial Bloggers; Bob Ryan

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Financial Bloggers; Bob Ryan
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Length: 54:08
Aired: 3/7/2014

finance & digital journalism with Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Asset Management and founder of The Reformed Broker; Joe Weisenthal of Bloomberg News; Felix Salmon, editor at Fusion; and Megan Murphy of Fast FT. Bob Ryan on Scribe: My Life in Sports. watch

VIDEO: Tom Donilon; Wes Anderson

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Tom Donilon; Wes Anderson
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Length: 53:54
Aired: 3/7/2014

Coverage of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Tom Donilon, former National Security adviser and distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. We conclude with director Wes Anderson on his latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel. watch


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Year Title Description
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie, Actor - Alistair Smythe
2013 The Smurfs 2 Movie, Actor - Baker Smurf
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Movie, Actor - Robert Sherman
2009 Inglourious Basterds Movie, Actor - PFC Utivich
2007 Knocked Up Movie, Actor - Young Doctor

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The Office's B.J. Novak Enrolls at Community for Season Finale

B.J. Novak is going back to school!

The writer-actor, who starred on eight seasons of The Office, will make a cameo appearance on the Season 5 finale of Community, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Winter Olympics crying faces

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Ranking the Men of The Mindy Project

On last week's winter finale, The Mindy Project made our dreams come true when Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (finally!) kissed. While we wait until the comedy returns on April 1, we thought we'd look back and see how Danny stacks up to Mindy's past love interests. 

So check out our rankings below, from least dateable to the ultimate OTP.

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The Mindy Project Is Finally Legitimately Awesome

Even the most die-hard Mindy Kaling fans had to acknowledge that The Mindy Project's first season had some flaws. And unfortunately, right when the show seemed to be finding its groove, the season was over. Now, The Mindy Project  is back for Season 2 and poised to be the great comedy we always wanted it to be.

The first season of the The Mindy Project suffered from a severe lack of focus. Torn between being a workplace comedy and a meta rom-com, The Mindy Project was a little all over the place. Certain episodes featured so many disjointed story lines that it felt stitched together like a comedy Frankenstein. But even amid the confusion, the show always had enough great jokes — delivered by some of Hollywood's hottest actors — to keep me watching.

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Joel McHale and The Soup Go Live for Tonight's 500th Episode

Soup's on! The E! clip show that specializes in skewering the world of reality television celebrates its milestone 500th episode tonight by airing two live shows for both coasts. "I'm very much looking forward to it," host Joel McHale told reporters after wrapping the show's 499th episode on Aug. 14. read more

NBC Expands The Office Series Finale

The Office is being sent off in style.

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