B.J. Novak Gives The Office His Two Weeks' Notice

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Temp Ryan Howard, played by B.J. Novak, will not be returning to the Dunder-Mifflin office on The Office. It's open to speculation whether he's leaving for a bigger role on Mindy Kaling's new Fox show The Mindy Project. Novak will continue to hang around as a guest-director and writer of future episodes. With Michael, Kelly and now Ryan gone, it might be time for The Office: The Next Generation. Somebody convince Drake to get back in that wheelchair, goddammit. [The Clicker]

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Now Jena Malone, Lil' Romeo and WWE star Kevin Nash are supposedly all up for roles in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Malone as an option for Johanna Mason (after Mia Wasikowska denied her own casting rumors) and the other two TBA. Said Romeo: "I actually just met with Lionsgate about that, so you may be seeing me in one of the Hunger Games... That's all I'm saying. Not a particular role, we just had a meeting, seeing if it was something I was interested in. I can't really talk too much, or they'll kill me. You know how The Hunger Games is." Which kind of sounds like a BS thing your agent would tell you to plant in the trades so they're basically forced to audition you? [Digital Spy]

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Although taking credit for the show Royal Pains is sort of similar to being like, "Yes, I invented the internship," Hayden Christensen and his brother Tove are suing the USA network for jacking a 2005 pitch the two submitted to them, entitled Housecall, with an identical concept: doctors tend to rich patients in their homes. Although the setting was Malibu, CA and not the Hamptons, where Royal Pains takes place, sounds like the Christensens are gonna get some bones. So yeah, Anakin Skywalker was responsible for that show you don't watch. [Reuters]

My Three Sons actor Don Grady passed away of cancer at 68 yesterday. At 13, he was one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club and played Robbie Douglas on the iconic sitcom from 1960 to 1972. After the show ended, he pursued a music career and in 2008 released an album about the baby boomer generation. He leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Ginny, and two children. [Us Weekly]


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Demure young Austrian musical nun Rihanna was evacuated from a London hotel in the wee hours of the morning yesterday due to a fire in the elevator shaft. "Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly," she Tweeted. She was in the UK for a concert. One can only assume it all worked out since nobody died and within a few hours she appeared in a bright red tuxedo to film her new fashion show with Henry Holland. OH MY GOD, WE'RE HAVING A FIRE! Sale. [Twitter, Daily Mail]

  • Alec Baldwin is coming to Broadway to star in Smirkface Orphans. [Contact Music]
  • The Spice Racks or whatever are auctioning off their iconic outfits for charity. [Digital Spy]
  • Ke$ha got a lip tattoo that says "Suck it!" [News.com.au]
  • Mark Wahlberg likes being in bed by 9 pm so he can be at church by 7:45 am and tell us about it for the whole rest of the day. [Express]
  • Highlights from James Van Der Beek's night out at the club with his wife: "They had a table to themselves complete with alcoholic beverages" and "She took a long gummy worm and started eating it." [People]
  • Union workers are suing ABC Studios after crewmembers were fired from Grey's Anatomy. Hour-long Shonda Rhimes drama about teamsters moving planks, falling in love inevitable. [Deadline]
  • Susan Sarandon on online bullying: "Usually the people that have time to go online and sit there and be negative are such losers. But, of course, you can't understand that when you're a kid." [Page Six]
  • And here's Lindsay Lohan in a kimono on the set of Liz and Dick. [Daily Mail]
  • Kourtney Kardashian was grossed out when she "attended a friend's water birth." What do the invitations to that look like? [Contact Music]
  • Tom Hanks remembers Nora Ephron. [THR]
  • Michael Jackson's tiger Thriller died of lung cancer. :( On the bright side, for those of you who were concerned yesterday, my kitten is feeling better. Here we are watching Instant Netflix. Take note, Mr. Daulerio. [LA Times]
  • Ann Curry chokes up in an interview with USA Today about her last day at Today, which is today. Day day day day. [USA Today]
  • Nothing says "Father's Day" like a $34,000 giant golden skull. Just sucks that Kanye West got the same present for Jay-Z as I did for my dad, UGHHH. [HuffPo]
  • Aishwarya Rai's husband defends her against the assholes who are saying she's gaining too much weight. [Digital Spy]
  • Mötley Crüe bassist Nicki Sixx needs surgery for sinus problems. Rock of Ages: The Posturepedic Mattress Years. [Contact Music]
  • Katy Perry stuffs her bra with tissues for a) boob enhancement or b) just in case she has to shed a tear for Nicki Sixx's sinus problems. [News.au]
  • Brad Pitt bought a portrait of Kate Middleton and Prince William that cost approximately a grazillionteen dollars. [Marie Claire.uk]
  • Look at Ed Westwick's pube-stache, shower for a fortnight. [Janet Charlton's Hollywood]
  • Rod Stewart is releasing a Christmas album with Cee Lo Green and Michael Bublé, get ready to fuck to it. [USA Today]
  • Michael Fassbender writhes around to thrash metal music in the privacy of his home. I have lust in my heart. [TMZ]
  • Supposedly the catalyst of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp's split was her discovery of flirty texts from Amber Heard, and she was like "Something's going on, can I smell your dick?" and he was like "You're right, I don't love you anymore." [Contact Music]
  • Heard supposedly split from girlfriend Tasya van Ree, by the way. [Daily Mail]
  • Kim Kardashian Hates Her Thighs, by Gay Talese. [Contact Music]

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Dodai Stewart

The character of Ryan on The Office never really seemed very vital — except when he was interacting with Kelly Kapoor. Which is to say, maybe it's better this way? Let him stick with Mindy, he won't really be missed in Scranton.