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Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page Became 'Butt Buddies' on the Set of 'Super' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 5th 2011 4:25AM
Rainn Wilson, 'Lopez Tonight'There are many things that happen on a film set the public never becomes aware of. Rainn Wilson is throwing back the curtain on 'Lopez Tonight' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS) and revealing the true relationships that can occur between stars during those long and exhausting shoots.

After heaping accolades on his 'Super' co-star Ellen Page for her abilities as an actress in the film, he then revealed a more intimate detail of their time together.

"But we get along great. We share a sense of humor," he said. "On the set, we became butt buddies."

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Rainn Wilson's 'Crimson Bolt' DIY Superhero Fights Crime at SXSW (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 23rd 2011 11:00AM
Rainn Wilson's In 'Super,' Rainn Wilson plays a loser-turned-DIY-superhero. Wilson took the film's unveiling at South by Southwest as an opportunity to perfect his crime-fighting skills. He shared the video proof on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC).

Donning his character's costume, "Crimson Bolt" gallivanted around Austin, Texas, protecting residents from the likes of cyclists riding their bikes on the sidewalk.

Outside the state capitol building, he shouted at a smoker: "No smoking on the grounds, please!" With Crimson Bolt around, now residents could, er, breathe easier.

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Rainn Wilson Trained His Son in Method Acting For His Kindergarten Play (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 18th 2011 4:38AM
Rainn Wilson, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'It looks like Rainn Wilson isn't going to be the only prominent actor in his immediate family. At least, not if he can help it. On 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), he talked about how his six-year old son was involved in his first play.

So Wilson, being the professional actor that he is, decided to step in and help his son out with his preparation. "I wanted him to go all method on this," he explained. "We went to James Dean's grave. We watched Brando movies. We did drugs with Courtney Love."

Admittedly, that last one had nothing to do with the performance, but apparently all that preparation worked as he said his son did a 25-minute improv speech with enough f-bombs to make Melissa Leo blush at the Oscars.

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Rainn Wilson Threatens to Punch David Letterman in the Nose For Calling His Son Wally (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 24th 2011 3:34AM
Rainn Wilson, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Parents can be sensitive about their children. They always think theirs are the smartest and most beautiful in the world. Now we know that Rainn Wilson is a little sensitive about his son's name as well, on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

Upon finding out the boy's name is Walter, Dave asked, "Have you started calling him Wally?"

"How dare you?" Rainn replied indignantly. "Wally! Who calls a Walter a Wally? No, Walt is acceptable."

It was all in jest, of course, but Dave knew how to put Rainn in his place nonetheless.

"This, coming from a guy who's name is 'Rainn'," he said.

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Rainn Wilson Admits to Rachael Ray He's the Hardest to Direct on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 17th 2010 3:03PM
Rainn Wilson, 'Rachael Ray'When asked who was the most difficult of the cast members to direct on 'The Office,' Rainn Wilson went with humorous deflection on 'Rachael Ray' (Weekdays, Syndicated). Rather than point any fingers at any of his castmates, he declared himself the most difficult to direct.

"You gave yourself a hard time?" Ray asked incredulously, but Wilson was ready with a dialogue (monlogue?) of himself struggling to direct himself. The rant went back and forth like Gollum trying to make up his minds on 'The Lord of the Rings' for a little while. Who knew Wilson was such a prima donna.

After finding out he could be such a bear on set, Ray asked if he was the same at home. "You know, I think I can speak for all the men of America when I say that the easiest way is to just do what your wife says."

It's not only the easiest method, Rainn. It's also the method most wives approve.

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Rainn Wilson, Fallon's 'Office' Boss Ideas: Latifah, Nolte, Fanning, Springsteen (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 11th 2010 8:30AM
Rainn Wilson Talks New 'Office' Boss on 'Late Night'On 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), Rainn Wilson revealed that ever since August (just before the Emmys), the cast of 'The Office' vowed to each give different answers to everyone's question: Who will replace Steve Carell as boss?

The names they jokingly bandied about included Dame Judi Dench and Queen Latifah. In a recent interview, Wilson mentioned Nick Nolte and Dakota Fanning as possibilities.

Jimmy Fallon suggested bringing back Ricky Gervais, head of the British original series, for a season while Wilson's character Dwight moved up the ladder. The following season Dwight would manage the Dunder Mifflin branch, change the title to 'The Boss' and get Bruce Springsteen to come on.

"And what would that be like?" prodded Wilson. Fallon responded, "I'm not your little monkey!" but he eventually obliged with his impression of The Boss.

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Dwight and Angela's Sexy Agreement on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 14th 2010 4:58AM
Angela, Dwight's Sexy Contract on 'The Office'Ah, Dwight and Angela. What a ... quirky relationship they have on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC). When Dwight refuses to pay her $30,000, she has an unusual alternative in mind.

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Her suggestion (conveniently, already typed into a contract) is something the lawyer "can't legally watch unfold -- it's coming a little dangerously close to prostitution."

Well, it works for Dwight. But she has one more stipulation.

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Cheating on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 7th 2010 3:35AM
Cheating on 'The Office'How can you tell if someone is cheating on you? In order to learn the truth, you could always consult with your friends -- or your co-workers. On 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC), Michael (Steve Carell) suspects that something is up. He thinks that his new girlfriend Donna (Amy Pietz) is messing around with another man. He then makes the questionable decision to employ Mr. Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) as a private investigator.

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Girl Trouble on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 30th 2010 3:15AM
Girl Trouble on 'The Office'Someday, the romantic woes of Michael Scott (Steve Carell) may come to an end. Carell recently announced that he was considering leaving 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC) after next season. If he goes, will that leave enough time to find a happy ending for the character? Will Michael ever find true love?

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The Office' - 'Body Language' Recap

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 30th 2010 12:29AM
Steve Carell and Amy Pietz in 'The Office' - 'Body Language'(S06E22) It's odd seeing a Michael Scott that's relatively restrained and under control, isn't it?

I say this because, even though some of what Michael did in this episode would be deemed wildly inappropriate in any office, he had a reason for it. And, compared to some of the embarrassments Michael has perpetrated within the walls of Dunder Mifflin Scranton, misinterpreting the signals from a bar manager is way, way down on the list. Remember, this is a guy who held a teenage pizza delivery guy hostage.

But it did make for a pretty funny episode. Even Dwight's Schrute-ish shenanigans weren't even all that annoying, especially because it's always funny to see his schemes backfire on him.

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Pam's Breast Pump on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 23rd 2010 12:30AM
Pam's Breast Pump on 'The Office'Well, you have to go back to work sometime. Especially when you're a cast member on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC). Pam (Jenna Fischer) returns to Dunder Mifflin after being away on maternity leave. But as soon as she gets back to work, trouble ensues. Her breast pump is suddenly missing. If past experience of 'The Office' is any guide, then this problem will be resolved in the most awkward way possible.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The Office' - 'Secretary's Day' Recap

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 23rd 2010 12:01AM
(S06E22) We haven't heard from the folks at Dunder Mifflin Scranton for almost a month, and it's refreshing that the first episode back, the antics are generally related to office-specific issues. Well, at least the better part of the episode was office-related.

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'The Office' - 'Happy Hour' Recap

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 26th 2010 10:14AM
Lauri Naughton Okin, Amy Pietz and Steve Carell in 'The Office' - 'Happy Hour'
(S06E20)
If you took this episode and dropped it in the middle of season two or three, it probably would have fit in nicely. Well, except for the fact that you might be asking why Pam was on maternity leave (and why Jim is the dad), why Andy is working in Scranton, and just who the hell Erin is.

But you know what I'm getting at. The tone, pacing, and comedy of this episode continues the recent trend of 'The Office' getting back to what made people love it to begin with. And, yes, part of that means that Michael is going to make an ass of himself. But at least the season six version of Michael somehow gets a little bit of hope mixed in with his desperation stew.

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Dwight Finds a New Girl on 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 25th 2010 11:56PM
Dwight Finds a New Girl on 'The Office'Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite nerd, has had a tough romantic road on 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC). After losing his fiancee Angela to his office-rival Andy, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) took a short break from romance. But then the pair entered into a formal agreement to have a baby together.

But on the latest episode of 'The Office,' Dwight meets a new girl -- Isabel -- who seems to change his mind about Angela. Dwight seems instantly lovestruck. "What's your blood-type?" he says to Isabel, using a new all-time classic pick-up line. Angela becomes enraged, and then romantic matters progress between Dwight and Isabel. "You are an impressive specimen," he says to her; and then they -- well, you'll just have to watch for yourself.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The Office' - 'St. Patrick's Day' Recap

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 12th 2010 11:57AM
'The Office' - 'St. Patrick's Day'
(S06E18)
Watching this episode, I got the nagging feeling that the writers made a grave mistake three years ago when they had Jim leave the Scranton branch for Stamford, then come back. When the branches merged, Jim became the branch's number two under Michael, and he actually had a scintilla of authority over Dwight.

Sure, he pulled pranks on Dwight over the ensuing years, and Dwight tried to end Jim on any number of occasions. But there was always an implication that the two weren't work equals. Jim becoming co-manager made things worse.

But now they're equals again. And seeing Dwight's MegaDesk, followed by Jim creating the incorrectly-named QuadDesk, made me realize why the early episodes of 'The Office' work so well. Jim and Dwight getting under each other's skin was a reminder of every irritating cubicle neighbor I've ever had, and that dynamic was missing. It was good to see it back tonight, but it got me annoyed that it really hasn't been around since season two.

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