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January 2, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
John Krasinski is over being the nice guy. For the last seven years, he's played one on the television sitcom "The Office" as Jim Halpert - a goofy, mild-mannered romantic who is smitten with his coworker. On the big screen, he's also been the guy next door: the supportive husband to a pregnant wife in "Away We Go"; the supportive fiance whose lover is struggling to accept her parents' divorce in "It's Complicated"; the supportive friend who listens to his crush swoon over another man in "Something Borrowed.
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February 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are new parents of a baby daughter! "Wanted to let the news out directly," Krasinski , 34, said early Sunday on Twitter . "Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday !" It's a first child for Blunt and her "The Office" star hubby, who got married in 2010 in Italy . They announced their engagement in August 2009 after dating since November 2008. They announced the pregnancy in September.  The " Looper " and "The Devil Wears Prada " actress, who turns 31 this week, celebrated the baby in advance at what a People magazine source called a "very casual" shower in December.
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February 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are new parents of a baby daughter! "Wanted to let the news out directly," Krasinski , 34, said early Sunday on Twitter . "Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday !" It's a first child for Blunt and her "The Office" star hubby, who got married in 2010 in Italy . They announced their engagement in August 2009 after dating since November 2008. They announced the pregnancy in September.  The " Looper " and "The Devil Wears Prada " actress, who turns 31 this week, celebrated the baby in advance at what a People magazine source called a "very casual" shower in December.
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September 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Baby Jim or Pam might be real! Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are expecting their first child. The "Looper" actress, 30, and the genial "Office" alum, 33, have confirmed reports  Blunt is pregnant, their rep told Us Weekly and People . No further details were provided, but Blunt is said to be due in just a few months, according to Us. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "We want to have children; I just don't know...
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April 30, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Add one "Office" star to the list of big names expected to make guest appearances in Netflix's much-anticipated resurrection of "Arrested Development. " John Krasinski, known to millions as bland, easy-going Jim from the nearly finished NBC hit "The Office," is expected to show up alongside the wacky Bluth clan when the comedy series returns for 15 episodes on Netflix on May 26, according to Entertainment Weekly. Krasinski isn't the only big name popping up alongside the original "AD" cast.
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November 1, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
The new film "Promised Land," written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski (the pair also produce with Chris Moore), uses the hot-button issue of fracking - a method of natural gas extraction that utilizes a high-pressure mixture of water and chemicals to break up underground rocks and release the gas - as the backdrop against which to explore nothing less than the current state of American identity. Directed by Gus Van Sant, the film drills down to the question of how we decide who we are. "If people want to internalize it as a political issue movie, they are going to and we're not going to be able to stop them," said Krasinski.
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May 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
With "The Office" set to retire May 16 after nine seasons on NBC, series star John Krasinski has been hitting the talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he stopped by "Late Night," where he recalled the terror he felt his very first day on the show, talked about attending the Met Gala on Monday and, most notably, engaged in an epic lip-syncing battle with host Jimmy Fallon. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The two went head-to-head, hamming it up to a series of hits by Katy Perry, Run DMC, Das EFX and Boys II Men. They started out relatively tame, gradually working up to James Brown levels of exertion.
HOME & GARDEN
March 22, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
John Krasinski, one of the stars of "The Office," has listed his West Hollywood home for sale at $945,000. The 1926 English country-style house is gated and sits behind hedges. The nearly 1,300-square-foot house features French doors, high ceilings and hardwood floors, according to details at Realtor.com. Including a detached guest studio, the property has a total of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 31-year-old actor has played underachiever and prankster Jim Halpert on the TV mockumentary since it began in 2005.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
In the 15 years since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won the Academy Award for their "Good Will Hunting" screenplay, Damon has worked with some of Hollywood's best directors, become a humanitarian in Africa and even parodied himself with the help of Kevin Smith and Jimmy Kimmel. What he hasn't done is write another script. Until now. In partnership with John Krasinski of "The Office," Damon, 42, has returned to the blank page, co-writing "Promised Land," a script that he initially intended to direct, about a young comer in the natural gas industry who is selling the controversial practice of "fracking" to homeowners in struggling rural communities.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
With their new film "Promised Land," Matt Damon and John Krasinski are not only the stars of the film, they also wrote the screenplay and acted as producers. The film also reunites Damon and director Gus Van Sant, who had tremendous success with their collaboration on 1997's "Good Will Hunting. " In "Promised Land," Damon plays the representative of an energy company who comes to a rural Pennsylvania town looking to lease land for the controversial practice known as "fracking," which releases natural gas from the ground.
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August 6, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Back in fall 2003, the producers of the NBC remake of the British hit "The Office" were looking for comic actors to work at their fictional paper company. Eventually, the top roles went to relative unknowns Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Steve Carell in the star-making role of Michael Scott. But those actors didn't just waltz into the roles. They auditioned and competed against a large number of other, equally talented performers for the roles. And in the 10 years since those auditions, many of those actors and actresses have gone on to establish successful careers outside of the friendly confines of the Dunder-Mifflin office in Scranton, Pa. Which is probably why the producers of the recently ended hit felt comfortable releasing their original audition tapes.
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June 13, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Jenna Fischer, who for nine seasons played warm-hearted office drone Pam Beesly-turned-Halpert on NBC's "The Office," joined us for a video chat Thursday morning to reminisce about the comedy as it anticipates whether its final-hurrah season gets recognition this awards season. "The Office" ended its run in May. The comedy, which seemed doomed in its beginning, would go on to become the pillar of NBC's Thursday night prime time. Seated in her sublet apartment in NYC - squeezing in time before taking the stage on Neil LaBute's "Reasons to Be Happy" - Fischer reflected on life after bidding the Dunder Mifflin offices adieu (yes, she's still texting her co-stars)
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May 17, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Steve Carell, and therefore Michael Scott, did show up after all for "The Office" finale, as no one should ever have doubted, and was probably never in serious question, as often as that question had been raised over the last many months. Who spends seven years as the star of a show, leaves on perfectly good terms and doesn't come back for the goodbye party? If, as had been reported, Carell had been worried about overshadowing his erstwhile castmates, his absence from the finale, for being noticeable, could easily have had the same effect, or a worse one. And yet, I was as thick as Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute: It was not until the camera turned to him that I realized Michael would be revealed as Dwight's last-minute best man, a substitution engineered by now former best man Jim (John Krasinski)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
With "The Office" set to retire May 16 after nine seasons on NBC, series star John Krasinski has been hitting the talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he stopped by "Late Night," where he recalled the terror he felt his very first day on the show, talked about attending the Met Gala on Monday and, most notably, engaged in an epic lip-syncing battle with host Jimmy Fallon. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The two went head-to-head, hamming it up to a series of hits by Katy Perry, Run DMC, Das EFX and Boys II Men. They started out relatively tame, gradually working up to James Brown levels of exertion.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Add one "Office" star to the list of big names expected to make guest appearances in Netflix's much-anticipated resurrection of "Arrested Development. " John Krasinski, known to millions as bland, easy-going Jim from the nearly finished NBC hit "The Office," is expected to show up alongside the wacky Bluth clan when the comedy series returns for 15 episodes on Netflix on May 26, according to Entertainment Weekly. Krasinski isn't the only big name popping up alongside the original "AD" cast.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
John Krasinski is over being the nice guy. For the last seven years, he's played one on the television sitcom "The Office" as Jim Halpert - a goofy, mild-mannered romantic who is smitten with his coworker. On the big screen, he's also been the guy next door: the supportive husband to a pregnant wife in "Away We Go"; the supportive fiance whose lover is struggling to accept her parents' divorce in "It's Complicated"; the supportive friend who listens to his crush swoon over another man in "Something Borrowed.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2009 | Chris Lee
Despite appearances to the contrary, John Krasinski, the rangy costar of NBC's "The Office," does not fit into the category of actors who really want to direct. Even if the movie passion project he wrote and directed, "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men," is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight. "I never wanted to be a writer, never wanted to direct anything," Krasinski, 29, said in West Hollywood last week. "People talk about being a triple threat.
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July 6, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree, Special to The Times
Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts are famous for their infectious smiles. John Krasinski, the actor who plays corn-fed paper salesman Jim Halpert on NBC's "The Office," is famous for his elastic face, a mug so fluid it launched a thousand clips on YouTube. In fan montage after montage: See Jim smirk by the water cooler, watch Jim grimace in a company meeting or roll his eyes behind cubicle nerd Dwight Schrute's (Rainn Wilson) back. One can only wonder just how many expressions Krasinski has in him.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2012 | By Oliver Gettell
In the new eco-drama "Promised Land," co-writers and co-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski take on the hot-button issue of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," through which chemicals are pumped into the ground to extract natural gas. Damon plays an ace corporate salesman trying to buy up drilling rights in a Pennsylvania farm town, and Krasinski plays an anti-fracking activist. For many critcs, however, the film itself doesn't dig deep enough to fulfill its potential. The Times' Kenneth Turan writes that "Promised Land" has "a strong cast and an intriguing premise that has the added bonus of real-world relevance," but "the film flounders before it reaches its conclusion" and is ultimately "too gimmicky for its evident earnestness.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
With their new film "Promised Land," Matt Damon and John Krasinski are not only the stars of the film, they also wrote the screenplay and acted as producers. The film also reunites Damon and director Gus Van Sant, who had tremendous success with their collaboration on 1997's "Good Will Hunting. " In "Promised Land," Damon plays the representative of an energy company who comes to a rural Pennsylvania town looking to lease land for the controversial practice known as "fracking," which releases natural gas from the ground.
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