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Steve Carell has said in an interview that the next season of The Office will “probably” be his last.

The American actor was on a BBC radio station promoting his latest film Date Night with Tina Fey when he was asked about his future.

“How long does your contract run?” asked the interviewer.

“Contract through next season,” Carell answered.

“And will you stay after that?”

“I don’t think so,” Carell answered.

“That will probably be my last year.”

Carell, who plays bungling boss Michael Scott on the US show, received a Golden Globe in 2006 for his role in the spin-off of the hit Ricky Gervais-created comedy.

US network NBC has not confirmed the news nor announced whether the show would continue without Carell.

Source: news.com.au

British funny-man Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes for the second time in two years.

Gervais has signed on for hosting duties once again of the 68th Annual Golden Globes, with NBC claiming viewership was up 12% due to the comedian’s performance at the awards show this year.

“As viewers discovered with our last awards telecast, Ricky’s surprising and unpredictable humor is a great fit for the Globes which will continue as a live event across the nation,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative at NBC.

“He’s a true force of nature with a wicked sense of humor who always keeps everyone on their toes waiting for the unexpected.”

The Office star will host the ceremony on January 16, 2011.

Source: THR

When a tragic turn of events leaves an adorable baby rhino, a tiny warthog and a hyper hyena orphaned, native Zimbabwean and conservationist Judy Travers takes on the mammoth task of raising all three – in her home!

Premiering Sunday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, Animal Planet’s one-hour special THERE’S A RHINO IN MY HOUSE is the story of an unconventional herd and one woman’s determination to save them. With the hyena tearing the furniture apart, the warthog in her bed and a half-tonne rhino to bottle feed, life for Travers and her husband John is turned topsy-turvy.

When it comes to raising rhinos in the wild, the Travers – who have made it their lives’ work to give rescued wild animals a home at their 4,400 hectare game park, the Imire Safari Ranch – are experts, but having orphaned rhino Tatenda in their home brings about a totally new experience. Weekday mornings at the Travers’ is anything but the norm and everything involved in keeping Tatenda alive is a major undertaking. 

Having rescued Tatenda, the Travers now face an even greater challenge – convincing him he’s not a pet and cannot stay at home forever. For the Travers, protecting Tatenda’s future is not just about teaching him how to survive in the wild – it’s about how to change the mindset of the local people so that black rhinos can have a future at all. And although illegal poaching in Zimbabwe has challenged them with a daily battle to keep their animals alive, their compassion and determination to save this species for the next generation keeps their values strong and their mission thriving.

For over 20 years, the Travers focused much of their efforts on their black rhino conservation project, where in September 2007 Tatenda became the 14th baby rhino to be born. Sadly, just weeks later, Tatenda’s mother was butchered by poachers, leaving the orphaned baby rhino behind. The Travers instantly made the decision to adopt the traumatized Tatenda, raising him in their home. In the same week, another orphan – a tiny warthog they named Pogs – also became part of the Travers’ odd family; along with Tsotsi, a hyena they rescued when he was abandoned as a pup.

The Comedy Network celebrates 10 years of the Beaver Award with the CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.

Premiering Saturday, May 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on The Comedy Network, ex-pats Jason Jones and Samantha Bee host a one-hour special featuring performances from Beaver-worthy comedians and highlights of Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival past and present. To dive deeper into the Beavers, viewers can re-visit the special on demand at thecomedynetwork.ca.

Taped at the Masonic Temple in November, CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL showcases some of the decade’s funniest comedians. In front of a live audience, past and present Beaver Award winners and nominees including Nathan MacIntosh, Graham Clark, Kate Davis, Tim Steeves and sketch troupe The Imponderables, showcase their Award-worthy material.

Aside from killer stand-up, the CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL features behind-the-scenes footage of this year’s The Comedy Network Presents the Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival 2009 held in Saint John, New Brunswick. Interviews include Canadian funny people Mary Walsh, Jessica Holmes, Roger Abbott and Don Ferguson. The special also pays tribute to past hosts presenters and award winners including Sean Cullen, Scott Thompson, Russell Peters and Seth Rogen.

Jake Pavelka has become the second reality star in a row to be eliminated from Dancing With The Stars.

Jake and partner Chelsie Hightower were voted off the show after failing to wow the judges on Monday night with their samba.

The pair finished the night at the bottom of the star heap with a score of 21 for their samba and an extra 4 for their effort in the Swing Dance Marathon, taken out by Nicole and Derek.

“I have loved every second of this. I love you,” Jake said to Chelsie following the announcement they were leaving the competition.

The Bachelor and Bachelorette star thanked his fans for keeping him in the competition for this long.

“I was so honored to be here. I enjoyed every second of this. I want to thank Texas, I want to thank all the Mavericks fans, Canada, all the tweets, Facebook…thank you for keeping me here for six episodes. I can’t even put it into words how much I enjoyed this.”

“This is a lot harder than I thought it would be,” he added.

Source: E!

 

 

 

Alias star Merrin Dungey is joining the cast of Hung.

The HBO show has announced the signing of the 38-year-old actress who has recently guest-starred on ABC series Better Off Ted alongside Portia de Rossi.

Dungey will play a character described as a successful corporate woman, who may be lined up as a love interest for Ray Drecker ( Thomas Jane).

The California native has appeared on the likes of The West Wing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boston Legal and ER in the past.

Source: Digital Spy

Michael Ealy is set to join Californication for the fourth season of the hit show.

The Sleeper Cell star will play Natascha McElhone’s love interest on a five-episode arc. He will join Rob Lowe on the Showtime series, with Lowe playing an actor looking to portray David Duchovny’s Hank Moody in a film.

Ealy has recently featured in ABC drama FlashForward as Marshall Vogel and has movies Seven Pounds and Barbershop on his resume as well.

David Duchovny has recently spoken in interviews of the fourth season following Hank digging himself out of the hole he found himself in at the conclusion of the third season.

Source: THR

Canada will soon have its own pay TV porn channel.

From October 28 this year, ‘Vanessa’ will be the first French-language adult entertainment channel in the country, with an English version following a year later.

The service is said to offer a range of X-rated dramas, reality shows, documentaries and variety shows which will be available for the monthly price of $14.95.

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission will keep an eye on the channel, making sure it sticks to the industry codes set up for this type of channel. This means 20% of all content aired will have to be local, with the rest able to be filled with abundant US programming.

Montreal-based Sex-Shop Television will now look to distribute the channel to various cable and satellite services.

Source: THR

Sexy sambas lit up the dance floor tonight on Dancing With The Stars as the remaining seven couples attempted to wow the judges with more than their moves.

Argentine Rumbas and Sambas were the dances of choice this week, with half the contestants performing one or the other. Following this was a special Swing Dance Marathon where couples were awarded points for the length of time they survived on the floor.

But this week the stars not only had their moves to concentrate on but their costumes as well, having been designated design duties on their own, and their partners, flashy dance outfits.

Nicole solidified her position as the star to beat with another stunning dance with partner Derek, taking 26 points from the judges for their samba. Combined with the 10 points for their win in the Dance Marathon, they sit atop the leader board with 36 points for the week.

Jake and Chelsie were the lowest-scoring couple with 21 for their samba and 4 in the Dance Marathon.

Here are the complete results:

Jake & Chelsie
Dancing: samba
Song: Instrumental

Scores: 7+7+7=21

Evan & Anna
Dancing: samba
Song: “Hey Mama”

Scores: 7+7+7=21

Niecy & Louis
Dancing: Argentine tango
Song: Something in Spanish that I don’t know

Scores: 7+7+7=21

Erin & Maks
Dancing: samba
Song: “When I Get You Alone”

Scores: 9+7+9=25

Chad & Cheryl
Dancing: Argentine tango
Song: Instrumental

Scores: 8+8+8=24
 
Nicole & Derek
Dancing: samba
Song: “Maria”

Scores: 9+7+10=26

Pamela & Damian
Dancing: Argentine tango
Song: “All I Ever Wanted” (Instrumental)

Scores: 7+7+8=22

The Swing Dance Marathon results:

1st eliminated (4 points): Jake & Chelsie
2nd eliminated (5 points): Niecy & Louis
3rd eliminated (6 points): Evan & Anna
4th eliminated (7 points): Chad & Cheryl
5th eliminated (8 points): Pamela & Damian
6th eliminated (9 points): Erin & Maks

WINNER: Nicole & Derek

Fox has lined up a quirky new reality show which centers on people’s greatest fears.

Panic Attack is the name of the new series picked up by US network Fox in which contestants face their fears with the help of a pair of therapists.

The series will target those scared of heights, animals, tight spaces etc, and work them through it with hosts Nik and Eva Speakman, a husband-wife psychotherapist team. The pair have hosted the UK series A Life Coach Less Ordinary in the past, with both specialising in motivational speaking.

Word is the series will take on a fast-paced, high-intensity style, similar to that of Fear Factor.

Source: THR