B.J. Novak says he and Mindy Kaling were 'in love' during 'The Office' and that their 'tumultuous' and 'toxic' relationship inspired their on-screen romance
Novak presented his friend with an achievement award in television at the PGA Awards, and his speech included a reflection on their relationship.news.yahoo.com
I was a writer on 'The Office' but ended up selling shirts at Macy's. Landing another TV writing job after the hit show was shockingly hard — and my race absolutely had something to do with it.
Anthony Q. Farrell says it was really surprising that, after writing on a series as popular as "The Office," he wasn't able to find work in Hollywood.news.yahoo.com
U.S. Catholic bishops may push Biden to stop taking Communion
When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don’t receive Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights.news.yahoo.com
New place to try in 2021: The Office Bar and Grill
It’s a new place to try in 2021: The Office Bar and Grill in Pleasanton. When you think of going to the office, you might not think comfort food, cocktails and casual dining. The restaurant offers American comfort food, like chicken fried steak, and some favorites with a twist, like crawfish coated in Cap’n Crunch cereal and deep fried to golden perfection. “It’s worth it to come out here because we have entertainment Friday and Saturday and it’s absolutely free,” Arevalo said. Find out how to register for the next mixer in the Facebook post below.
The first two seasons of 'The Office' will be free on NBCUniversal's Peacock but the rest is paywalled
Novak as Ryan HowardHappy holidays, "The Office" fans -- you're about to get the first two seasons of the comedy series for free. Seasons 1 and 2 of "The Office" will be available on the free version of Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service, the company said Monday. "The Office," for years Netflix's most-watched series, will be exclusively available to Peacock subscribers starting Jan. 4, 2021. In addition to "The Office" episodes, NBCUniversal will release behind-the-scenes footage and interviews and never-before-seen clips and deleted scenes for premium subscribers. NBCUniversal projected in January that 30 million to 35 million Peacock accounts will be active by 2024.cnbc.com
11 pop culture face masks that would be fun to wear in public
Whether you like it or not, wearing a face mask in public is necessary when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Disposable face masks work great, but they can be a little boring when it comes to appearance. (Whiskey and Zen/Etsy)Who wouldn’t love a face mask from the Rose Apothecary in “Schitt’s Creek”? This face mask hopefully will give people at the grocery store a chuckle. Wear a face mask around your friends and family to protect them from COVID-19, plus make some people smile with this “Golden Girls” tribute.
11 pop culture face masks that would be fun to wear in public
Whether you like it or not, wearing a face mask in public has become the new norm when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Disposable face masks work great, but with no design whatsoever. (Whiskey and Zen/Etsy)Who wouldn’t love a face mask from the Rose Apothecary in Schitt’s Creek? This face mask hopefully will give people at the grocery store a chuckle. Wear a face mask around your friends and family to protect them from COVID-19, plus make some people smile with this “Golden Girls” tribute.
Comcast nets record high-speed internet adds, has nearly 22 million Peacock sign-ups
The service, which offers free and paid options, had 10 million sign-ups when Comcast last reported earnings in July. Comcast also reported better-than-expected net customer additions for high-speed internet service and further growth to its new streaming service, Peacock. Comcast on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines. Cable added more broadband customers in the first nine months of the year than in all of 2019, Comcast reported, including nearly 1 million customers in the second and third quarters. Comcast said that excluding theme parks, NBCUniversal earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization grew by 9% year over year.cnbc.com
What to watch out for when shopping online from work this Cyber Monday
Justin Lubin | NBCU Photo BankIf you're like many workers, you'll be shopping online while you're working today. A recent survey from Robert Half Technology, a human resources consulting company, found that 52% of employees plan to shop online this Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the most popular day for online shopping at work or "workshopping" according to 43% of those surveyed, followed by Amazon Prime day, with 38%. Another group that's most likely to search for goods at work: working parents. When online shopping at work, you also run the risk of giving those bad actors access to your company server, which can cause all kinds of problems, said Bill Driscoll, senior district president at Robert Half Technology.cnbc.com
Disney's new streaming service won't be completely ad-free after all
Disney's streaming service, which is launching next week and had said it will be ad-free, will carry a one-time promotion for the cable channel Starz. Disney will show the promotion after the sign-up process, a Disney spokesperson told CNBC on Tuesday. The promotion highlights the complicated world of licensing as traditional media companies like Disney, AT&T's WarnerMedia and Comcast's NBCUniversal prepare their respective streaming services with their own shows and movies. Disney has in the past tapped revenue by signing costly licensing deals with TV channels and streaming services such as Netflix and Starz that allows those companies to show Disney-made movies. The Disney movies licensed to Starz includes "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which will be available for streaming when Disney+ launches.cnbc.com
Netflix boss not worried about losing 'Friends,' 'The Office'
Netflix via CNN(CNN) - Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos isn't worried about subscribers leaving the streaming service when "Friends" and "The Office" are no longer being there for them. "Friends" is scheduled to depart Netflix in 2020 and have a new home at WarnerMedia's HBO Max. "The Office," meanwhile, will depart Netflix in 2021 for NBC's forthcoming streaming service, Peacock. Sarandos admitted that while he would have "loved to have kept" the titles on Netflix for subscribers "we're also about change and keeping things fresh and we haven't had 'Seinfeld.' Asked if Netflix could maintain its spending -- reportedly it's investing $15 billion on original content alone -- he was certain.
Find out what Dundie Award you'll win from 'The Office'
Anyone who has watched "The Office" knows there are so many iconic episodes throughout its nine-season run. Another iconic moment in the show's history is the Dundie Awards, a fake awards show that Michael has at the local Scranton Chili's Restaurant. Ryan won "Hottest In The Office" and Kevin won the Dont Go In There After Me award. Website Moneypenny decided to have some fun with the iconic moment and created a Dundie Award Generator that will award you with your very own Dundie. All you have to do is answer some work day-related questions and you'll get an "Office"-themed Dundie.
Kate Flannery Says THIS Character From 'The Office' Would 'Kill It' on '
Kate Flannery may be out of The Office and on Dancing With the Stars, but she's always thinking about her Dunder Mifflin colleagues! ET crashed the actress' rehearsal with pro partner Pasha Pashkov in Los Angeles on Thursday, where she handpicked which characters from the comedy series would perform best (and worst!) "I think Phyllis would kill it because she's a dancer," Flannery told ET's Keltie Knight. Rehearsals for next Monday's Movie Night are already underway, and Flannery admitted to ET that she's "already had 14 panic attacks." But I'm learning to trust because Pasha knows what he's doing ... my life is in [his] hands.
NBCUniversal unveils Peacock, its upcoming streaming service
FreeImages.com/Ernesto Ferreyra(CNN) - NBCUniversal announced Tuesday that its new streaming service will be called Peacock and that it will come with a colorful library of content. Peacock will be the exclusive streaming home for popular sitcoms like "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation." NBCUniversal did not disclose how much Peacock would cost, but did say that pricing will be announced closer to launch. Peacock joins a growing list of upcoming streaming services from big media companies looking to compete with Netflix. There's been a flurry of news in the streaming world over the past week.
Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Launching 'The Office'-Themed Podcast, Recapping Every
On Wednesday, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (aka Pam and Angela), announced that they are launching their own podcast, Office Ladies, where they will be revisiting the series, episode by episode. "My bff @angelakinsey and I are excited to be teaming up with @earwolf to bring you our new podcast Office Ladies!" This isn't the first time that Kinsey and Fischer have unabashedly shared their close friendship. pic.twitter.com/GSqK1dUpVi Angela Kinsey (@AngelaKinsey) December 16, 2018In June, Netflix announced that The Office will be leaving the streaming platform at the end of the year. Netflix to Remove 'The Office' in 2021Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Attempt to Recreate an Iconic Scene From 'The Office' -- Watch!
Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, aka Pam and Angela, starting 'Office' podcast
"The Office" may be leaving Netflix eventually, but stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, aka Pam and Angela, are here to save the day by starting a new podcast about "The Office" called "Office Ladies." Fischer and Kinsey will watch an episode of "The Office" each week and give some behind-the-scenes gossip and talk about what it was like filming that episode. It seemed like a great time to share our stories and behind-the-scenes trivia with fans, Fischer said in a statement. Or Mindy Kaling coming on the podcast to spill some behind-the-scenes tea? In the meantime, we'll be binging every iconic episode of "The Office" on Netflix, starting with "Dinner Party."
Netflix vs AT&T: Here's which stock would have made you richer if you invested $1,000 10 years ago
Media conglomerate AT&T has its own streaming services and secured a place on the same list, but its stock hasn't seen quite the same success. Investing $1,000 in Netflix 10 years ago would have made you significantly richer today than had you put the same amount into AT&T. If you put $1,000 in AT&T over the same period, your investment would be worth about $2,200, a total return of around 125%. CNBC: AT&T stock as of July 22, 2019Despite seeing a dip in its stock performance and facing increasing competition from new streaming services, including Disney+, Netflix has a lot to be hopeful about, some experts say. Don't miss: Coke vs Pepsi: Here's which stock would have made you richer if you invested $1,000 10 years agocnbc.com
Netflix says it can spend more on its own shows now that it's not paying for 'The Office' and 'Friends'
Yes, Netflix is losing "The Office" and "Friends" in the next two years. On Wednesday, Netflix released its second quarter earnings report, noting that losing these costly programs will free up the company's budget and allow it to spend more on its own original content. According to Streaming Observer, Netflix users watch about 164 million hours of content on the streaming service each day, or about 5 billion each month. To put that into context, that's about 60 billion hours of content in a year. Netflix has been prolific in adding new original content to its streaming service, it far and away exceeds what its competitors release each year.cnbc.com
Why NBC is paying $500 million to stream 'The Office,' a show it already owns
The streaming service is set to shell out $100 million per year for the show, even though it's technically a property of NBC's parent company. So, if "The Office" is an NBC show, why is NBC shelling out $500 million to put it on its forthcoming streaming service? In this case, the NBC streaming service is buying the rights to "The Office" from Universal Television. A person familiar with the negotiations said Netflix made an offer to keep "The Office" on its streaming service, but the offer was rejected. Netflix was willing to pay up to $90 million a year for the rights, but NBC topped the bid.cnbc.com
'The Office' is leaving Netflix in 2021
Netflix via CNN(CNN) - Netflix is losing "The Office" in 2021. NBC is taking back the popular sitcom to offer on its own streaming platform in January 2021, Netflix announced Tuesday on its official Twitter account. NBC confirmed it has secured "exclusive domestic streaming rights" for all nine seasons of the series in a news release. The Office is really leaving Netflix in January 2021. Last year, for example, rumors that the beloved sitcom "Friends" was leaving the service sent the internet into a frenzy.
Netflix to Remove 'The Office' in 2021
The Office will be removed from Netflix in January, 2021. We're sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform -- but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021, the tweet read. The post immediately fired up fans, one of whom declared, "This is disgraceful.Another complained, "Theres too many streaming services. We're sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021 Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019Theres too many streaming services. Netflix Responds to Rumors that 'The Office' Will Soon Leave the Streaming ServiceJenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Attempt to Recreate an Iconic Scene From 'The Office' -- Watch!
Oscars 2016 nominations announced
The 88th Academy Award nominations were announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by actor John Krasinski from “The Office,” and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Among the best picture nominees were "The Revenant," "Spotlight" and "The Martian." Fandango’s Erik Davis joins “CBS This Morning" to discuss the surprises and snubs.cbsnews.com