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The Office Exclusive First Look: Everything's Up in the Air for the Final Season!

It's time to put your hands paper in the air for the final season of The Office!

In this exclusive first look at the NBC comedy's new key art, regional manager Andy (Ed Helms) and (former) assistant to the regional manager Dwight (Rainn Wilson) are still both angling to... read more

VIDEO: Bad Teacher Stars Relive Their High School Days

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake

What was high school like for Cameron Diaz? "Super-easy," she told TVGuide.com at the Bad Teacher premiere in New York City. "I already knew it wasn't the real world and there was another world outside."

The Office's Phyllis Smith, who's co-stars in the film, says she wishes she'd had more "chutzpah" in school and wasn't so shy. Kirstie Alley also would've liked to be less timid. Her advice for her high school self: "Lighten up ... sleep with more guys!"

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VIDEO: Will Phyllis Reveal Angela's Office Romance?

What will Phyllis do with the juicy information she stumbled upon in The Office's season finale? Will she hold it over Angela and Dwight's heads? Cast member Phyllis Smith weighs in on that big twist in this TCA press tour video. Plus: Leslie David Baker wonders if it's time for Stanley to call Michael on his incompetence once and for all. read more

Rashida Jones, The Office: Is Karen Fated to Lose Jim?

Rashida Jones, The Office

When last we tuned in to NBC's The Office — which airs at a special time tonight, at 8 pm/ET — Jim seemed to be in harm's way, as Roy, finally clued into fiancée Pam's longings, declared Halpert "a dead man." Subsequent promos have suggested a follow-up more akin to a Law & Order squad-room brawl than our usual fun-loving Dunder-Mifflin gang. Just before TV Guide's Sexy Stars issue hit newsstands, we invited Rashida Jones (aka pages 52-53) to share a sneak peek. Plus, her take on SNL's Office spoof, and the NBC hitcom's parade of big-name directors. TVGuide.com: Tell me about the photo shoot you did for TV Guide's "Sexy" issue....Ras read more

In Praise of the SNL Parody

Hello, all. It's been another great week for The Office and the Office drunk. I'm the redhead at the corner desk. Wild week. Not the typical Meredith-takes-her-top-off wild. Just interesting-and-jam-packed wild. The Office has now crossed a new threshold: An SNL parody! That is a milestone. Rainn Wilson hosted this past week and kicked some major ass. He is one of the most talented actors who I will ever work with. The Office sketch in the opening was pretty cool. Lorne Michaels was more like "Lorne Michaels Scott." No Meredith, but that's OK. (It could have been a guy in drag. I love drag, but I am sure it would have been subpar drag.) Anyway, as a comic actress who has had my own SNL "almost" story, I was really happy to see the Office opening. When I was in Chicago in 1991, I was touring with Second City and I did a show called The Miss Vagina Pageant (directed by Jill Soloway, a writer-producer from Six Feet Under) at the Annoyance Theater, and Lorne Michaels came to see it and ... read more

Episode 7: Branch Closing

Jenna Fischer thinks that this week's episode of The Office [Thursdays at 8:30 pm/ET, on NBC] is the best yet, and I concur! Yes, I'm Kate Flannery. Thank you. Thank you so much. I play the drunken redhead on the show, who seems to be the favorite of many folks. There is so much I want to share with you, so much I want to tell, but I am contractually obligated to keep my big, fat mouth shut. Now, in case you hadn't noticed, the words "branch" and "closing" are in the title of this week's episode. Kind of gives it away, right? So, let me just say that the downsizing issue of the first two seasons is nothing compared to this.Jenna speaks more freely about it in her MySpace.com blog: "You must catch our show this Thursday night. I've already seen it, and it is the best one we've ever done. I'm not kidding. Michael finds out that the Scranton branch is being shut down. He and Dwight go to New York to try to save the branch. The stuff they do together is the absolute funniest thing ever ... read more

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