Could the crew at Dunder Mifflin get back together to bring a bright spot to what is an already wild 2021? Creator-Producer Greg Daniels says a reunion is getting closer to becoming a reality.
Fans of NBC’s beloved The Office have been clamoring for a reunion ever since the show left the air in 2013 after nine hilarious seasons. While nearly eight years later it might be hard to get the entire cast back together again, it is looking like a far greater possibility than it has in years. The Office is now on NBC’s new streaming service, Peacock. It left Netflix after a long run on Jan. 1, 2021, officially moving “home” and creator-producer Greg Daniels says that is a plus in making a reunion move forward.
“I think it’s more likely now that the show’s on Peacock. But no plans right now,” Greg tells E! News, but added, “People are more open to it now it seems like. I think the issue is what is left to say about the characters. I don’t know, it’s still pretty vague.”
Greg noted that “The weird thing about that is when we ended it, we jumped forward a year and a lot of them aren’t working anymore (at paper company Dunder Mifflin). Daniels joked that one way around it could be finding unused old material. “It would be fun to go find some lost episodes and shoot them as if they were back in 2010 or something,” he told the outlet. The Office debuted on NBC in March 2005 and ran through May 2013.
While in the years since some of the cast members have been ambivalent about bringing the show back to life for a reunion, it seemed like the COVID-19 home lockdown made them miss each other. Michael Scott himself Steve Carell appeared on co-star John Krasinski‘s web series Some Good News in March 2020 and gushed, “Just to see your face is so great,” while John told him, “I miss you a ton, man.” The Quiet Place star/director then added, “Listen, I know everybody’s talking about a reunion. I just hope one day we just get to reunite as people,” referring to being in quarantine.
Two months later in May 2020, the cast did reunite — virtually — for the wedding of two The Office superfans. An engaged couple from Maryland tweeted to John, asking him to attend their wedding virtually (due to COVID-19). John (not Krasinski) was such a big fan that he proposed to fiancee Susan outside of a convenience store, just like Krasinski’s Jim Halpert did with Jenna Fischer‘s Pam Beesly on the show, minus the pouring rain. So sweet!
When the couple appeared with John on the episode of Some Good News, he surprised them on his web series by letting them know he was ready to officiate if the wedding happened right then and there, and that he had become a registered officiant just for the couple’s ceremony. Krasinski secretly got their parents and friends together via Zoom. Not only did John officiate, Jenna joined in on the video wedding, even getting dolled up in a pretty dress for the ceremony.
Then John blew everyone’s minds by introducing the entire cast of The Office, who all appeared via Zoom. Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Angela Kinsey, Rainn Wilson, Ed Helms and more were on hand as John pronounced the super fans husband and wife. The cast also each did fun dances from their lockdown locations to celebrate the nuptials and provide a little touch of what could have been a wedding reception. It wasn’t an official reunion in the Dunder Mifflin Scranton, PA office, but it was the next best thing for fans!
Bethenny Frankel Apologizes For Trashing Meghan Markle: She Must’ve Felt ‘Powerless’
After watching Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview on March 7, Bethenny Frankel back-tracked on previous comments she made about Meghan, specifically. Read her public apology.
Bethenny Frankel changed her tune about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after seeing the couple’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night. During the emotional sit-down — which took place in Montecito, CA, where Meghan and Harry are neighbors with the host — the expectant parents unveiled bombshell details about their life inside the palace walls. In the hours before the the interview aired, Bethenny tweeted, “Cry me a river,” in response to a fan tweet that included headlines about the Meghan and Harry’s estranged relationship with the Royal family. After facing major backlash for her comments, Bethenny tweeted an apology, following the broadcast.
I watched M & H sit down. Emotional distress & racism must feel suffocating & powerless. I’m a polarizing, unfiltered(often to a fault)flawed person w a voice. When I heard of the interview,during a pandemic, it felt like a surprising choice. I’m sorry if it hurt or offended you.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) March 8, 2021
“I watched M & H sit down. Emotional distress & racism must feel suffocating & powerless,” she wrote, explaining, “I’m a polarizing, unfiltered (often to a fault) flawed person w a voice. When I heard of the interview, during a pandemic, it felt like a surprising choice. I’m sorry if it hurt or offended you,” she concluded.
Just hours earlier, the former Real Housewives of New York City star was whistling a much different tune. When one fan tweeted that the Royal staff hadn’t been “respectful” of Meghan, Bethenny replied with: “Cry me a river…the plight of being a game show host, fairly unknown actress, to suffering in a palace, [with] tiaras & 7 figure weddings for TWO WHOLE YEARS to being a household name [with] @Oprah on speed dial, fetching 7 [million] for interviews, hundreds of millions in media deals,” she tweeted, adding a thinking face emoji and the hashtag “Marry” for their names. HollywoodLife reached out to representatives for Harry and Meghan for comment at the time.
Cry me a river…the plight of being a game show host, fairly unknown actress, to suffering in a palace, w tiaras & 7 figure weddings for TWO WHOLE YEARS to being a household name w @Oprah on speed dial, fetching 7 m for interviews, hundreds of millions in media deals. 🤔 #MARRY https://t.co/AsbeYPF9ry
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) March 7, 2021
In a separate tweet, Bethenny continued: “If you hate me for saying it here don’t listen to my podcast #justbwithbethenny it’s littered with my opinion…I chose reality tv, to work towards making $, to be scrutinized & criticized.I took the trappings & the beatings along with it. It’s a rose [with] petals & thorns. People beg to enter the often toxic institution I signed up for. That WAS the life I chose. You can’t play stupid & smart.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview marked their first time speaking out since officially stepping down from their royal duties and moving from the U.K. to Montecito, California. In wake of the drama, Meghan’s close friends, including former Suits co-stars Patrick J. Adams and Abigail Spencer, as well as friend Jessica Mulroney, have stepped up to defend the actress.
8 Most Shocking ‘Bachelor’ Endings Of All-Time: Peter’s Change Of Heart & MOre
As this season of ‘The Bachelor’ winds down, we’re taking a look back at some of the show’s endings that didn’t quite go as planned!
The Bachelor has become a lot less cut and dry from the simple days of meeting a group of women, narrowing them down and choosing one to propose to! Through the years, several seasons did not end in a proposal, and many seasons had finales that totally shocked viewers, as things did not go as expected. Previews for the final two episodes of the show’s current season show star Matt James getting quite emotional as things dwindle down. Could it end just as shocking as some of these other Bachelor finales?!
Peter Weber — Season 24
Season 24 of The Bachelor starred Peter Weber. He narrowed his group of women down to two final choices, Madison Prewett and Hannah Ann Sluss. In the weeks leading up to the final rose ceremony, Madison started to have doubts about her relationship with Peter due to their difference in values. He urged her to stick around, but on their final date, she broke up with him and left the show. Peter went on to propose to Hannah Ann at the final rose ceremony, and they got engaged.
However, as the show was airing, Peter realized he still had feelings for Madison, and he and Hannah Ann ended their relationship. At the live After The Final Rose ceremony, Peter and Madison agreed to give their relationships another shot. It didn’t last long though, and they announced their breakup just days later. Weeks after filming, Peter re-connected with another contestant from his season, Kelley Flanagan, and they started dating during the spring of 2020. That relationship ended before the end of the year, although they sparked reconciliation rumors when they were spotted hanging out at the Super Bowl together.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. — Season 22
Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor may have had an even crazier ending! Arie proposed to Becca Kufrin at the final rose ceremony, but weeks later, as the season was airing, he realized he still had feelings for his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. Cameras were there when Arie and Becca met up for a “getaway weekend”, and they captured the pair’s emotional conversation as Arie revealed his true feelings. Becca was obviously devastated as they broke up.
Arie won Lauren back and wound up proposing to her on After the Final Rose. They tied the knot in Jan. 2019 and have a daughter together. In 2020, they also announced that they’re expecting twins, due in summer 2021! Meanwhile, Becca went on to star on The Bachelorette, where she got engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen, but they broke up in 2020.
Colton Underwood — Season 23
Season 23, Colton Underwood’s season, also had a crazy finish. Cassie Randolph made the decision to leave the show during her fantasy suite date, after she found out that her dad didn’t give Colton his blessing to propose. Colton knew he wanted to choose Cassie, so he sent the other remaining women, Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin, home on the spot. Then, he fought to win Cassie back, and they left the show as a couple, but without getting engaged. They stayed together for more than a year before breaking up in 2020.
There were even more wild finishes where these came from, though! Click through the gallery above to check out the most shocking endings on The Bachelor over the years!
Ariana Grande & 17 More Stars Pairing Oversized Shirts With Thigh-High Boots — Pics
Who needs pants when you can pair your oversized shirt with a pair of thigh-high boots?! Stars like Ariana Grande and more have perfected this trend over the years.
It may be a weird name, but lampshading has become a popular celebrity trend in recent years. The fashion statement involves pairing thigh-high boots with an oversized shirt, sweatshirt or sweater. Ariana Grande is definitely one celebrity who favors the look, but she’s not the only one. We rounded up a bunch of stars who’ve nailed the oversized shirt/no pants look by pairing it with stylish thigh-high boots!
For the past year or so, Ariana has really stayed out of the public eye. Before that, though, she favored wearing baggy sweatshirts while out and about, and she was often caught by paparazzi in the look. Ari generally dressed up her oversized sweatshirts with a pair of heeled boots, like the cream-colored shoes in the photo above. She also wore her hair long and straight to go with the simplicity of the outfit.
We’re used to seeing Jennifer Lopez in sexy, skintight outfits, but even she likes to rock a more comfortable, baggy look once in a while. She was photographed in a white, oversized button down shirt, paired with denim boots. Of course, she still made the simple look stylish with a pair of fierce sunglasses and her hair slicked back into the perfect bun.
Olivia Munn showed off a dressier way to pair thigh-high boots and a big shirt. She wore her dress shirt with a vest and blazer, paired with sky-high black boots that accentuated her legs. She also rocked hoop earrings and her hair was styled in a half ponytail. Want to see how other stars have taken on the lampshading trend that Ariana and more love so much? Check out the gallery above and scroll through to see all the looks!