What can we expect from new 'Office' boss Ed Helms?
September 29th, 2011
06:15 PM ET

What can we expect from new 'Office' boss Ed Helms?

Audiences have had several seasons to get used to Andy Bernard on "The Office," but they've only seen him as a manager for one episode. So what can we expect from Ed Helms' character in the long run?

"I feel like Michael [Scott, Steve Carell's character] was promoted to the level of incompetency," executive producer Paul Lieberstein (best known as "Toby" on the show) told reporters at a conference call on Tuesday.

"He's a very good salesman who had no management skills. With Andy it's different," he added. "I feel that he's more like a very talented quarterback who has been given a professional football team, except no one's told him how to throw a ball yet. It's just like for the first time he's picking up this football."

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While you were working...
September 29th, 2011
06:03 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • We know you're tired and fatigued of these three, but consider this an act of service. The Kardashian krew will be taking over NBC's "Today" next week. Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, mom Kris and step-dad Bruce will each get one day as a co-host on the show. In the meantime, you can discuss their comment that they're like "trannies" in the comments. Go on. You know you want to. [Vulture; xoJane]
  • Carey Mulligan's been spotted wearing what appears to be an engagement ring. Rumor has it she's set to tie the knot with childhood pen pal Marcus Mumford (yup, of Mumford & Sons). [Us Weekly]
  • A Windy City company has a clothing line called Lady Gaga by Design...except it has nothing to do with the Mother Monster herself. Word is there's a lawsuit brewing. [New York Daily News]
  • If you've always wondered what John Travolta would've looked like back in the 1860s - and let's be honest, who hasn't? - photo at the link. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • "The Avengers" won't be in theaters until next May, but Entertainment Weekly's latest cover is a small consolation to tide over the months with. [EW]

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Eva Longoria and Tina Fey: Highest-paid TV actresses
September 29th, 2011
05:40 PM ET

Eva Longoria and Tina Fey: Highest-paid TV actresses

Would you have guessed “30 Rock” star Tina Fey and “Desperate Housewives” diva Eva Longoria are the highest-paid actresses working in TV? According to new Forbes rankings, they are.

Both Fey and Longoria raked in $13 million in the one-year period (May 2010 to May 2011) Forbes measured for its list.

Endorsement deals with companies like L'Oreal and LG helped Longoria, 36, land her top spot.

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Ashton Kutcher plugs tech companies on 'Men'
September 29th, 2011
03:33 PM ET

Ashton Kutcher plugs tech companies on 'Men'

Ashton Kutcher may be in some hot water.

The actor promoted several Internet ventures (that he personally invests in) during Monday’s episode of “Two and a Half Men.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS is not taking action.

Ashton, 33, provided free publicity on CBS using his character’s laptop, decorated in stickers touting Foursquare, Flipboard, Hipmunk, GroupMe and Chegg. His character, Walden Schmidt, is an Internet billionaire, but still…

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Dane Cook sitcom in development
September 29th, 2011
02:58 PM ET

Dane Cook sitcom in development

Another comedian is moving to network TV: Dane Cook is set to develop and star in his own NBC comedy, Deadline reports.

The sitcom is slated for next fall, and is in line with the new spate of primetime programming featuring stand-up comics. Sarah Silverman is also working on a show for NBC, plus we have new sitcom “Whitney” (featuring Whitney Cummings) and Chelsea Handler’s mid-season replacement “Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea.”

Last month, Cook, 39, prepped for his TV foray with a guest stint on “Louie,” comedian Louis C.K.’s FX series. The episode addressed Dane’s alleged (real life) joke thievery.

The actor also appeared on “Hawaii Five-O” in February.

But Cook’s new TV endeavor doesn’t mean he’s retired from movies. You can catch him in upcoming flicks “Answers to Nothing,” “Detention” and “Guns, Girls & Gambling.”

'Twilight's' Jackson Rathbone lands Facebook series
September 29th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

'Twilight's' Jackson Rathbone lands Facebook series

The "Twilight Saga" isn't going to last forever, and on-screen vamp Jackson Rathbone's got another project lined up: Warner Bros. Digital Distrbution's "social series," "Aim High."

Rathbone stars as high school junior Nick Green, a kid who battles your typical school drama by day and international spies by night - he's one of the country's 64 "highly-trained" government agents.

This wouldn't be a series about high school if there wasn't a love interest. "Friday Night Lights'" Aimee Teegarden plays Amanda, the "wickedly cool rocker chick," as the Facebook page for "Aim High" describes her, who's caught Nick's eye.

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