Two sexy hot daddies, Steve Carell and John Krasinski, remotely reunited in honor of The Office’s fifteenth anniversary. Cue all the bros on Tinder immediately splooshing their pajama jeans (seriously, half those online dating dudes exclusively speak in Office quotes, the other half list their “Employer” as “Dunder Mifflin” #YaBasic).
The reunion consisted of Steve and John giggling about good times and reminiscing about their favorite Office moments. Unlike those feuding d-bags on Will & Grace, that cast genuinely seems to like one another.
The trailer for The Morning Show, Apple TV Plus’ first series for their new streaming service is here. And it looks like Apple came out of the gate swinging! But like really ineffectively, as if they were met with a swarm of gnats instead of a serious opponent like Netflix or HBO Go. Stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell came out pffting and flailing, trying to keep the gnats from sticking to their lip gloss or going up their noses. What I’m saying is that The Morning Show is the gnat in the nose of Apple TV. And with all the streaming options available these days, Apple TV is going to have a hard time getting their hands on people’s money with some weak ass applesauce like this.
It took Michelangelo less time to paint the Sistine Chapel than it’s taking Apple to produce Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s show about morning TV. I kind of forgot this show was a thing since Reese tends to blab on mainly about her Big Little Lies sisters when she devotes any time about slumming it on the TV. Alas, the morning show drama is still happening, and it’s recruiting yet another comedy player to go serious brooding for this nonsense. Enter Steve Carell!
Back in August, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt let it be known that they were busy reviving old shows and The Office was brought up as a possible option. Well, rumor has it that we’re definitely getting more of The Office in 2018. But like every wish made on a cursed monkey paw goes, there’s always a sinister catch. The Office is coming back, Steve Carell isn’t coming back with it. And just like that, the news of an Office reboot quickly turned into a boardroom full of depressing barely inflated brown and grey balloons.
During Oscar bait season next year, you’ll be able to escape the nightmare reality of this world with a feel-good Dick Cheney biopic! Oscar-nominated writer/director Adam McKay (who directed Step Brothers, Anchorman, Talladega Nights and The Big Short) has been working on a Dick Cheney movie, and Deadline says that he is talking to Christian Bale about taking on Dick. Adam is probably talking to Daniel Day-Lewis about playing the friend that Dick Cheney accidentally shot during a quail hunt. Because DDL is the only true thespian who’d say, “I’m offended that you think I wouldn’t, sir!”, after fellow method actor Christian Bale asks to shoot him for real during their scene.
If Emma Stone auditioned for the part of tennis legend Billie Jean King in the upcoming biopic Battle of the Sexes, I’m guessing that audition consisted solely of how good she looked in a pair of vintage Pierre Cardin frames and a rinse of Miss Clairol in #62 Coffee Brown. Because apparently she’s not very good at tennis. You know, the thing her character is supposed to be really good at.
Page Six says that even though Emma took tennis lessons (including some one-on-ones with Billie Jean King herself) before filming, she was still so bad at tennis (“How bad is she?!“) that a body double who is really good at tennis was hired to fill in for her during the tennis-playing scenes. An insider tells Page Six:
“Billie Jean herself tried to teach Emma to play tennis, but she was useless, so they got a body double.”
Steve Carell, on the other hand, is apparently really good. Steve plays Bobby Riggs, the 55-year-old retired tennis player who challenged Billie Jean King to said battle, and the source says he did all his own “action” scenes. However, a second source is side-eyeing the first source’s claim that Steve is Pete Sampras in disguise. They say both Emma and Steve for-real play tennis in the movie and both had body doubles. They add that there are always doubles during a shoot that involves a sport, skill, or stunt. Forget Battle of the Sexes; Battle of the Sources is the movie I want to see. Get ’em, source two! Kick source one’s ass!
I’m actually shocked Emma picked up a tennis racket at all for shooting. Movies these days are 98% digital fakery anyway, so it’s kind of refreshing to hear that they didn’t just put her and Steve Carell in full-body motion capture suits, and CGI them into a fake tennis game with a cartoon tennis ball in post-production.