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Overall it wasn’t a great show, but there were some nice moments. Well done, Hollywood Foreign Press Association!!

GOLDEN GLOBES: ’Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins in upset

In a Golden Globes chock full of upsets, the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” took best picture, drama, over Bradley Cooper’s heavily favoured “A Star is Born” and Glenn Close bested Lady Gaga for best actress.

Few winners were seen as more certain than Lady Gaga as best actress in a drama at Sunday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. But the veteran actress Close pulled off the shocker for her performance in “The Wife,” as the spouse of a Nobel Prize-winning author. Close said she was thinking of her mother, “who really sublimated herself to my father for her whole life.”

“We have to find personal fulfilment. We have to follow our dreams,” said Close, drawing a standing ovation. “We have to say I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.”

Minutes later, the surprise was even greater when “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the night’s top award, shortly after Rami Malek won best actor for his prosthetic teeth-aided performance as Mercury.

“Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime,” said Malek. “This is for you, gorgeous.”

Politics were largely absent from the ceremony before Christian Bale took the stage for winning best actor in a musical or comedy for his lead performance in Adam McKay’s “Vice.”

“What do you think? Mitch McConnell next?” joked the Welsh-born actor, referring to the Senate’s majority leader. “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for this role.”

Oh and Andy Samberg opened the Globes, put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, on a note of congeniality, including a mock roast of attendees and a string of jokes that playfully commented on critiques of Hollywood. Oh performed an impression of a sexist caveman film executive who casts like the title of Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong drama: “First … man!”

Noting the success of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Oh alluded to films with white stars in Asian roles like “Ghost in the Shell” and “Aloha,” the latter of which prompted Emma Stone, who starred in “Aloha,” to shout out “I’m sorry!” from the crowd.

But Ottawa-born Oh, who later also won for her performance on the BBC America drama series “Killing Eve,” and Samberg closed their opening monologue on a serious note explaining why she was hosting.

“I wanted to be here to look out at this audience and witness this moment of change,” said Oh, tearing up and gazing at minority nominees in attendance. “Right now, this moment is real. Trust me, this is real. Because I see you. And I see you. All of these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else.”

Some of those faces Oh alluded to won. Mahershala Ali, whom the foreign press association overlooked for his Oscar-winning performance in “Moonlight,” won best supporting actor for “Green Book.” While the Globes, decided by 88 voting members of the HFPA, have little relation to the Academy Awards, they can supply some awards-season momentum when it matters most. Oscar nomination voting begins Monday.

The biggest boost went to “Green Book,” Peter Farrelly’s interracial road trip through the early ’60s Deep South, which has struggled to catch on at the box office while coming under substantial criticism for relying on racial tropes. It won best film, comedy or musical, and best screenplay. “If Don Shirley and Tony Vallelonga can find common ground, we all can,” said Farrelly, the director best known for broader comedies like “There’s Something About Mary.”

As expected, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt won best song for the signature tune from “A Star Is Born,” the film most expected to dominate the Globes.

“Can I just say that as a woman in music, it’s really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and as songwriter and these three incredible men, they lifted me up,” Gaga said.

Though the Globes are put on by foreign journalists, they don’t including foreign language films in their two best picture categories (for drama and musical/comedy). That left Netflix’s Oscar hopeful, Alfonso Cuaron’s memory-drenched masterwork “Roma” out of the top category. Cuaron still won as best director and the Mexican-born filmmaker’s movie won best foreign language film.

“Cinema at its best tears down walls and builds bridges to other cultures. As we cross these bridges, these experiences and these new shapes and these new faces, we begin to realize that while they may seem strange, they are not unfamiliar,” Cuaron said accepting the foreign language Globe. “This film would not have been possible without the specific colours that made me who I am. Gracias, familia. Gracias, Mexico.”

Netflix also won numerous awards for the series “The Kominsky Method,” which won both best actor in a comedy series for Michael Douglas (he dedicated the honour to this 102-year-old father, Kirk Douglas) and for best comedy series over favoured nominees like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (whose star, Rachel Brosnahan still won) and “Barry.”

“Netflix, Netflix, Netflix,” said series creator Chuck Lorre.

Olivia Colman, expected to be Lady Gaga’s stiffest competition when the two presumably go head-to-head at the Oscars, won best actress in a comedy/musical for her Queen Anne in the royal romp “The Favourite.” ”I ate constantly throughout the film,“ said Colman. ”It was brilliant.“

Best supporting actress in a motion picture went to the Oscar front-runner Regina King for her matriarch of Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk.” King spoke about the Time’s Up movement and vowed that the crews of everything she produces in the next two years will be half women. She challenged others to do likewise.

“Stand with us in solidarity and do the same,” said King, who was also nominated for the TV series “Seven Seconds.”

A year after the Globes were awash in a sea of black and #MeToo discussion replaced fashion chatter, the red carpet largely returned to more typical colours and conversation. Some attendees wore ribbons that read TIMESUPx2, to highlight the second year of the gender equality campaign that last year organized the Globes black-clad demonstration. Alyssa Milano, the actress who was integral in making #MeToo go viral, said on the red carpet that in the past year a “really wonderful sisterhood has formed.”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won for best animated film. Ryan Murphy’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” won for both best limited series and Darren Criss’ lead performance.

For its sixth and final season, FX’s “The Americans” took best drama series over shows like Amazon’s conspiracy thriller “Homecoming” and Oh’s own “Killing Eve.” Richard Madden, the breakout star of the terrorism suspense series “Bodyguard,” won best actor in a drama series. Ben Wishaw took best supporting actor in a limited series for “A Very English Scandal.”

The press association typically likes having first crack at series that weren’t eligible for the prior Emmys. They did this year in not just “The Kominsky Method” and “Bodyguard” but also the Showtime prison drama “Escape at Dannemora.” Its star, Patricia Arquette, won for best actress in a limited series.

Usually the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ceremony is known for its freewheeling frivolity and fun. The free-flowing booze helps. But the 2018 Globes were the first major televised awards in Hollywood following the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent push for greater gender equality in the film industry.

Last year’s show, like a lot of recent awards shows, saw ratings decline. Some 19 million tuned in to the Seth Meyers-hosted broadcast, an 11-per cent decline in viewership. This year, NBC has one thing in its favour: an NFL lead in. Ahead of the Globes, NBC broadcast the late afternoon wild card game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles, which proved to be a nail-bitingly close game — likely delivering the network a huge audience.

Jeff Bridges received the Globes’ honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. In remarks about everything from Michael Cimino to Buckminster Fuller and, of course, to his “Big Lebowski” character the Dude, Bridges compared his life to a great game of tag. “We’ve all been tagged,” said Bridges. “We’re alive.” He ended by “tagging” everyone watching. “We can turn this ship in the way we want to go, man,” said Bridges.

A similar television achievement award was also launched this year, dubbed the Carol Burnett Award. Its first honoree was Burnett, herself.

“I’m kind of really gob-smacked by this,” said Burnett. “Does this mean that I get to accept it every year?”

Complete list of winners at 76th Golden Globe Awards

FILM

Drama: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Actor, Drama: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Comedy or Musical: “Green Book”

Actor, Comedy or Musical: Christian Bale, “Vice”

Actress, Comedy or Musical: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Actress-Supporting Role: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Actor-Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Foreign Language Film: “Roma”

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”

Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, “Green Book”

Animated: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Original Score: Justin Hurwitz, “First Man”

Original Song: “Shallow,” ”A Star Is Born“

TELEVISION

Drama: “The Americans”

Actress, Drama: Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

Actor, Drama: Richard Madden, “Bodyguard”

Musical or Comedy: “The Kominsky Method”

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”

Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Actress, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”

Actor, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Actress, Supporting Role, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Patricia Clarkson, “Sharp Objects”

Actor, Supporting Role, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Ben Whishaw, “A Very English Scandal”

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Whether it made more money or not, AQUAMAN is nowhere near as entertaining as WONDER WOMAN. It’s not even close!!

Aquaman overtakes Wonder Woman at global box office

Aquaman just swam past another superhero box office milestone.

As of Wednesday, the film has overtaken 2017’s smash Wonder Woman in global ticket sales, putting Warner Bros.’ Dec. 21 release in second place among all DC Extended Universe titles.

Aquaman now has $822.9 million in international sales, edging past Wonder Woman’s cume of $821.8 million.

The King of Atlantis has been helped enormously by overseas interest, with international sales responsible for 75 percent of the film’s revenue — a significantly greater percentage than the other DCU titles (China leads the way, where Aquaman has grossed a whopping $275 million to become the country’s second-biggest superhero film of all time behind Avengers: Infinity War). If you look at domestic ticket sales, however, Aquaman is still running well behind Wonder Woman, $189 million to $330 million. Wonder Woman also remains the best reviewed of the DCEU titles (ranked 93 percent fresh to Aquaman‘s 64 percent — though the ultra-fantastical still rates higher than all other DECU titles).

Aquaman is also on track to easily become the DCEU’s top global title, with only 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6 million) yet to surpass — and that should happen by the end of the week. The James Wan film already shot past 2017’s Justice League ($657 million) during its first week of U.S. release, then surpassed 2013’s Man of Steel ($668 million) and 2016’s Suicide Squad ($746 million).

Next up for the DCEU is Shazam!, which comes out April 5.

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I finally saw AQUAMAN!!!

Aquaman threepeats at the box office with $30.7 million

New year, same box office champ.

Warner Bros’. superhero flick Aquaman is kicking off 2019 by topping the box office for a third consecutive weekend, earning an estimated $30.7 million at 4,184 theaters in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday. The weekend’s only new major release, Sony’s horror thriller Escape Room, is on pace for second place, taking in an estimated $18 million at 2,717 theaters and coming in ahead of expectations.

Through Sunday, Aquaman has grossed about $259.7 at the domestic box office and $681 million overseas ($56.2 of that coming this weekend), for a worldwide total of $940.7 million. This week, it became the highest-grossing entry in Warner Bros. and DC’s interconnected cinematic universe, surpassing Wonder Woman ($821.8 million) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873.6 million) in worldwide ticket sales.

Directed by James Wan (Furious 7, the Conjuring movies), Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as the eponymous undersea hero, who battles his power-hungry half-brother and tries to protect both Atlantis and the surface world. The cast also includes Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Meanwhile, Escape Room is off to a strong start, as it had been expected to debut in the $10 million range and only cost about $9 million to make. Directed by Adam Robitel and starring Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, and Logan Miller, the film follows a group of strangers who get caught in a deadly escape room. Critics’ reviews were unenthusiastic, and audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.

Rounding out the top five this weekend are Disney’s musical sequel Mary Poppins Returns, with an estimated $15.8 million; Sony’s animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with an estimated $13 million; and Paramount’s Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, with an estimated $12.8 million.

Overall box office is down 5.1 percent year-to-date, according to Comscore. Check out the Jan. 4-6 numbers below.

1. Aquaman — $30.7 million
2. Escape Room — $18 million
3. Mary Poppins Returns — $15.8 million
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — $13 million
5. Bumblebee — $12.8 million
6. The Mule — $9 million
7. Vice — $5.8 million
8. Second Act — $4.9 million
9. Ralph Breaks the Internet — $4.7 million
10. Holmes and Watson — $3.4 million

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Horrible news…Rest In Peace, Beard Guy. You’ll be missed, Mike.

Walk Off the Earth band member Mike Taylor dies

BURLINGTON, Ont. — The Burlington, Ont.-based band Walk off the Earth has announced the death of keyboardist and vocalist Mike Taylor.

In a post on various social media sites Sunday evening, the band says Taylor died “peacefully from natural causes last night in his sleep.”

His bandmates express their “deepest sympathies” for Taylor’s two children and ask for privacy for his family.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother and band member, Mike ’Beard Guy’ Taylor,” the post stated.

“Mike had a love for life that was unmatched and a willingness to give that went beyond ordinary means.”

Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward also expressed her condolences on Twitter, calling Taylor’s death a “tragic loss.”

“Our city’s condolences go out to the family, friends and bandmates of Mike. We are thinking of you,” Meed Ward tweeted.

Walk off the Earth was founded in 2006 and shot to fame in 2012 when their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” went viral.

A YouTube video for the song, featuring all five band members simultaneously playing a single guitar and singing in harmony, has garnered more than 185 million views.

The band was scheduled to kick off a 2019 world tour with a New Year’s Eve show in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Monday night.

A representative for Walk off the Earth says they won’t be performing, but the show itself — which also features The Sheepdogs and Burton Cummings — will go on.

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Very Sad News. May He Rest In Peace.

Dr. Hook singer Ray Sawyer dies at 81

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show star Ray Sawyer has died at 81.

The singer, famous for his cowboy hat and eye-patch, passed away in Florida on Monday morning after suffering a brief illness.

The news broke on the band’s Facebook page.

“Ray Sawyer, an original member of Dr. Hook from 1969-1981, passed away this morning,” the statement read. “We send our condolences to his family at this difficult time.”

Born in Alabama in 1937, Sawyer was working as a logger in Oregon when he lost of his right eye in a car crash. His trademark eyepatch reminded his bandmates of Peter Pan’s nemesis Captain Hook and they named their act Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. The band released its first album in 1972.

With Sawyer in the band, the abbreviated Dr. Hook scored hits with songs like Sylvia’s Mother, When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman, and Cover of the Rolling Stone. He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Pay them all Disney, you’ve got the money.

Robert Downey Jr.’s Marvel contract expires with Avengers: Endgame

In just a few short months, Marvel Studios will unleash Avengers: Endgame, a landmark entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is set to serve as the culmination of the first three Phases of the MCU, as well as a “new beginning” for the hugely successful superhero universe.

As such, it’s expected that we’ll be saying goodbye to at least one of the MCU’s longest serving heroes in Endgame. We already know that Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth’s (Thor) contracts are up with the fourth Avengers movie, and now it seems we can also add Robert Downey Jr. to that list.

Now of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and Thor are all going to die in Endgame (the likelihood of Marvel killing off three of the original Avengers in the same movie is surely pretty low indeed). It’s entirely possible that Marvel could negotiate new contracts with the stars, although that being said, it’s closing in on thirteen years since Downey was cast as Iron Man, and one has to assume that he’s not going to want to remain in the role forever.

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Can’t wait for the Holidays to end so I can find time to see AQUAMAN.

Aquaman wins second weekend, capping a record year at the box office

The king of Atlantis is reigning over the box office for the second weekend in a row.

Warner Bros’. superhero movie Aquaman is on pace to sell an estimated $51.6 million in tickets at 4,125 theaters in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday, continuing its run as the No. 1 film in North America in its sophomore weekend. That figure represents a decline of just 24 percent from its debut and, along with an estimated $85.4 million international haul this weekend, brings the film’s worldwide total to $748.8 million. (It’s the No. 1 film globally for the fourth consecutive week.)

Aquaman’s strong second frame caps a record year at the box office after a lackluster 2017. On Sunday, domestic revenue for 2018 crossed $11.8 billion, up nearly 7 percent from the year before and ahead of 2016’s previous all-time high of about $11.4 billion.

In second place this weekend, Disney’s musical sequel Mary Poppins Returns will take in about $28 million, which marks a 19-percent increase from its opening and brings the film’s domestic total to about $98.9 million after 12 days in theaters. Overseas, it’s earned about $56.9 million, with $28.9 of that coming this weekend.

Rounding out the top five are Paramount’s Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, with an estimated $20.5 million; Sony’s animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with an estimated $18.3 million; and Warner Bros’. drug drama The Mule, with an estimated $11.8 million.

There were no new major releases this weekend, but two films that opened on Christmas Day will crack the top 10: Annapurna’s Dick Cheney biopic Vice will take in about $7.8 million for the weekend, good for sixth place, while Sony’s comedy Holmes and Watson will take in about $7.3 million, putting it in seventh place.

In limited release, Sony Pictures Classics’ Laurel and Hardy movie Stan and Ollie is bowing in five theaters with an estimated $79,674, which works out to a per-screen average of $15,935.

Check out the Dec. 28-30 numbers below, via Comscore.

1. Aquaman — $51.6 million
2. Mary Poppins Returns — $28 million
3. Bumblebee — $20.5 million
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — $18.3 million
5. The Mule — $11.8 million
6. Vice — $7.8 million
7. Holmes and Watson — $7.3 million
8. Second Act — $7.2 million
9. Ralph Breaks the Internet — $6.5 million
10. The Grinch — $4.2 million

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Very, very, very, very, very cool!!!

‘The Mandalorian’: Jon Favreau Confirms a Familiar Robotic Bounty Hunter Will Appear

Things are slowly but surely falling into place for The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau‘s live-action Star Wars series for Disney+ that stars Pedro Pascal as “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.” The cast is getting wider and wackier (Nick Nolte! Werner Herzog!), Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson will provide the score, and now, Favreau has confirmed that IG-88—a robotic bounty hunter who first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back—is getting in on the Fett-family action.

The director confirmed the news in an Instagram post along with a photo of the infamous droid bounty hunter, who gained a Fett-like cult following after his brief Empire appearance. IG-88 notably showed up in Darth Vader’s bounty hunter job interview alongside the likes of Bossk, Dengar, and the disintegration fiend himself, Boba Fett. He also notably looks like a walking tea kettle who will straight up murder you, and that’s pretty dang cool.

What’s intriguing is the fact that, if the photo Favreau shared is from set, we’re looking at a practical IG-88 and not CGI. The Lion King filmmaker has been teasing a very hands-on, very unique experience in a galaxy far, far away, something that Infinity War directors The Russo Brothers hinted at when we talked to them last month.

“Jon is always at the forefront of cutting-edge tech,” Joe Russo told us, “and he is shooting this in a way that no one has ever shot anything ever before. It’s pretty astounding.”

Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

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Don’t do it, folks!! Don’t ever do it!!!

Steve Carell Shoots Down ‘Office’ Revival & Series Writer Explains How The Comedy Survived A Disastrous First Season

There’s no doubt that Netflix is a huge reason why “The Office” is even bigger now than it ever was during its 9 season run on NBC. In hindsight, you would think that the network knew exactly what it had with Steve Carell and the rest of the cast in what would become one of the best comedies of the last decade. But really, in the beginning, no one knew and the series almost didn’t survive.

On a recent episode of Vox’s podcast “I Think You’re Interesting,” series writer Michael Schur talked “The Office” and why it is a miracle the series lasted 201 episodes when it probably should have only lasted 6. And then Steve Carell finally puts to rest all talk of an ‘Office’ reunion.

READ MORE: Steve Carell Says Universal Shut Down Production On ’40-Year-Old Virgin’ Because He “Looked Like A Serial Killer”

“That show was developed by Kevin Reilly, who was running NBC at the time. He had come from FX, and he loved the British show, and he was very passionate about ‘The Office.’ So he gave [creator] Greg [Daniels] the chance to basically do it the way he wanted and basically cast it the way he wanted. He was very invested in the show. We made six episodes that first season, and no one liked it,” said Schur.

He continues, “So, definitely going to get canceled — except that Kevin Reilly kind of stakes his reputation as an executive [on it]. And says to his bosses at NBC, ‘I believe in this show. I think it can work. Please, please, please give me another chance. Give us another season.’”

Luckily for all involved, the begging of Reilly coincided with Steve Carell becoming a massive star thanks to Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Suddenly, NBC had more at stake than just a low-rated American remake. The network had a movie star under contract.

“They partially gave us the second season because they had Steve under contract. So, network executive sticks his neck out. The guy who’s the main character becomes a movie star,” said Schur.

But getting a second season wasn’t going to fix all the wrongs of the first season. Because of Carell’s rise to fame, Schur and the rest of the folks behind the scenes decided to take the show in a different direction and branch off more from the British ‘Office’ that the series was based on.

He explains:

“The guy who created the show [Greg Daniels] is a first-ballot hall of fame TV brain. And he says, ‘Well, let’s look at thing No. 2, and let’s think about how we should take that information and use it for the show. And the way we should is by saying, that guy, that character he’s playing in that movie, is so sympathetic and so kind and so lovely. We need to take 20 percent of that energy and put it into Michael Scott’

And the writers — his own writers, me included! — rebelled and said, ‘You’re going to ruin it. The thing that Ricky [Gervais] and Steve [Merchant made] is perfect, and how dare you, and the whole point is it’s supposed to be bleak, and Michael Scott, like David Brent, is a terrible person.’ And Greg patiently listened to all of us, and heard us all out, and said, ‘No, you dummies, I’m going to do it this way, and we’re going to add just a tiny little glimmer of hope to the end of every episode.’

And he did. And that is the difference between that show lasting 12 episodes and lasting 200.”

So, the rest is history. The series lasted 9 seasons and over 200 episodes. And now, thanks to streaming, fans are discovering the NBC comedy and loving it more than ever. This has led to many fans asking about a potential revival or reunion.

Sadly, according to star Carell, if there is a reunion, it’ll be without him. In a new interview with Collider, the actor sets the record straight on whether or not he’d want to be included.

Carell says:

“I’ll tell you, no. I feel like I’m a broken record, talking about this because I get asked about it. The show is way more popular now than when it was on the air. I just can’t see it being the same thing, and I think most folks would want it to be the same thing, but it wouldn’t be. Ultimately, I think it’s maybe best to leave well enough alone and just let it exist as what it was. You’d literally have to have all of the same writers, the same producers, the same directors, and the same actors, and even with all of those components, it just wouldn’t be the same. So, no. But, I love the show. It was the most exciting time, and all of those people are my friends. We all love it. It was a special thing. It was a special thing before people thought it was a special thing. It was special to us, before other people started feeling that way. But, no.”

Even though it doesn’t appear that Carell is interested in bringing Michael Scott back to Dunder Mifflin, fans can still relive his antics on Netflix over and over again.

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I’m excited to hear that!!

Rihanna Confirms Her New Album Will Be Out in 2019

It’s been almost three years since Rihanna fans have been graced with an album by the singer, and it looks as though the wait for a follow-up to Anti may soon be over.

On Friday (Dec. 21) she responded to a fan who commented on an Instagram post of a new Fenty product asking “But when is the album dropping Robyn? Can we have a release date for that?” with a simple “2019.”

No further details were released.

Her vocal producer Kuk Harrell teased the new album earlier this week, promising it’s “incredible” and “amazing” before adding that “that’s all I’m going to say.”