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March 19, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After nine seasons -- that's a lifetime in network TV terms -- "The Office" has finally filmed its final episode. Several members of the cast, including Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski took to Twitter to commemorate the wrap Saturday. Ed Helms wrote , "Last day of shooting on The Office. Oof. Kind of hard to act and blubber at the same time. " While Krasinski couldn't help but echo the sentiments of his old boss, Michael Scott (Steve Carell), with a classic Michael-ism, writing , "It was the greatest honor to be a part of this show!
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January 7, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Rainn Wilson will soon be solving mysteries on Fox. The network announced on Tuesday that it had given a 13-episode order to "Backstrom," a drama from "Bones" creator Hart Hanson. The series, based on a pair of novels popular in Sweden, follows Det. Everett Backstrom, a grouchy, self-destructive investigator with Portland's Serious Crimes Unit. He attempts to solve cases while also trying to clean up his own behavior. We'll go out on a limb here and guess that he's probably only successful at one of those things.
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January 27, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
As rows of screaming fans stood behind him on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet Sunday, Rainn Wilson kept his cool. "I'm not worried," he said. "They keep them tranquilized. " Wilson did not appear worried either as "The Office," now in its ninth season, quickly approaches its final episodes. "I could not be more excited for these next 10 episodes. We have always succeeded at combining emotional truths and crazy antics -- and that's exactly what we'll do. " SAG 2013 :  Winners   |   Live updates   |  Complete list   |  Red carpet It's this love for crazy antics that has Wilson hoping his character Dwight Schrute's exit from the show involves "a launch into space.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Get ready to see a whole lot more of Rainn Wilson than you ever would have imagined. The costar of NBC's "The Office" says he dropped trou for a few comedy sketches he taped as host of the Spirit Awards, the Oscars of independent film. "When I signed up I said, 'I'm not a stand-up comedian. I'm happy to tell jokes and stuff but it's not really what I do,' " Wilson said in an interview Wednesday.
NEWS
March 22, 2007 | Fred Schruers, Special to The Times
RAINN WILSON -- perhaps better known to you as sycophantic, promotion-obsessed paper salesman Dwight Schrute on NBC's "The Office" -- has a dream for his deluded character. Dwight will marry his love interest Angela (Angela Kinsey), procreate feverishly and create, in Baron Von Trapp fashion, a dynasty of singing Schrutes. "They could sing Amish war anthems, if such a thing exists," says Wilson. "The two of them would be such a fun train wreck to watch," says Kinsey.
NEWS
January 13, 2009
Golden Globes review: The review of the Golden Globes broadcast in Monday's Calendar section said that Rainn Wilson and Hayden Panettiere presented an award together. It should have said the award was presented by Wilson and Blake Lively.
NEWS
March 22, 2007 | Fred Schruers
Rainn Wilson, wife Holiday Reinhorn and son Walter live in Agoura Hills, an equestrian community where former Army brat Reinhorn, a devoted rider, can pursue her passion. As for Wilson, the sci-fi geek has morphed into a tennis bum -- albeit a bum with a "Star Wars" sensibility. "I just started studying with Zach Kleiman, who teaches the inner game of tennis [popularized in "The Inner Game of Tennis" by instructor Timothy Gallwey].
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August 21, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
"The Office" will end after next season -- that's what he said … he being executive producer Greg Daniels. In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Daniels said the veteran comedy would come to an "exciting" close in May, after its ninth season. "All questions will be answered this year," he said during the call -- one of them being who is behind the documentary that has been chronicling the lives of the paper hustlers. Daniels also teased that some familiar Scranton-ites -- though he would not name them -- will make appearances as the show nears its end. PHOTOS: TV's axing and exits If you're hoping for a return of "that's what she said" master Michael Scott (Steve Carell)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2006 | Elizabeth Snead
-- Elizabeth Snead * Warming up in the minors Hollywood's seemingly ceaseless small awards shows are good practice for young Oscar hopefuls. 2. At the Hollywood Life Breakthrough Awards on Dec. 14, "Little Children's" Patrick Wilson broke into song ("Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' ") when he won. 3. "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star Emily Blunt admitted that playing a spiteful, bossy fashion snob "wasn't a reach." 4.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
The Oracle of Omaha has taken to Twitter. The notoriously tech-shy billionaire launched his @WarrenBuffett handle Thursday, where he quickly garnered more than 180,000 followers. He is the second-richest person with a verified Twitter account, after tech mogul Bill Gates (@BillGates.) His first tweet: "Warren is in the house. " Twitter might be a perfect medium for Warren Buffett, who has built a reputation for a folksy approach to investing. But it's also a surprising move given that he's not exactly the most tech-savvy person on the planet.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After nine seasons -- that's a lifetime in network TV terms -- "The Office" has finally filmed its final episode. Several members of the cast, including Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski took to Twitter to commemorate the wrap Saturday. Ed Helms wrote , "Last day of shooting on The Office. Oof. Kind of hard to act and blubber at the same time. " While Krasinski couldn't help but echo the sentiments of his old boss, Michael Scott (Steve Carell), with a classic Michael-ism, writing , "It was the greatest honor to be a part of this show!
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
As rows of screaming fans stood behind him on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet Sunday, Rainn Wilson kept his cool. "I'm not worried," he said. "They keep them tranquilized. " Wilson did not appear worried either as "The Office," now in its ninth season, quickly approaches its final episodes. "I could not be more excited for these next 10 episodes. We have always succeeded at combining emotional truths and crazy antics -- and that's exactly what we'll do. " SAG 2013 :  Winners   |   Live updates   |  Complete list   |  Red carpet It's this love for crazy antics that has Wilson hoping his character Dwight Schrute's exit from the show involves "a launch into space.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
"The Office" will end after next season -- that's what he said … he being executive producer Greg Daniels. In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Daniels said the veteran comedy would come to an "exciting" close in May, after its ninth season. "All questions will be answered this year," he said during the call -- one of them being who is behind the documentary that has been chronicling the lives of the paper hustlers. Daniels also teased that some familiar Scranton-ites -- though he would not name them -- will make appearances as the show nears its end. PHOTOS: TV's axing and exits If you're hoping for a return of "that's what she said" master Michael Scott (Steve Carell)
NEWS
June 9, 2011 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Would you rather win an Emmy or have your face on a T-shirt? Or on a bobble-head that has somehow found its way into more than a million homes? Or be the inspiration for a perennial Halloween costume? "Actually, can I just answer, 'All of the above'?" says three-time Emmy nominee Rainn Wilson, who plays the socially stunted micromanager Dwight on "The Office," an improbably popular character that has graced numerous tees, sold bobble-head dolls by the truckload and inspired many men to don short-sleeve, mustard-hued shirts and geek glasses on Oct. 31. "I may not have won any Emmys," Wilson adds.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Hollywood's biggest studios come to Comic-Con International in San Diego with their wallets wide open. They charter private jets, hire fleets of limousines, book blocks of high-end hotel rooms and ensure with countless assistants and publicists that their stars, directors and producers never have to lift a finger. The makers of "Super" came to the fan boy gathering in very different circumstances: trying to make ends meet. Most Hall H panels focus on big-budget studio spectacles with million-dollar stars, but Friday's presentation for "Super" was a study in the opposite extreme.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2010
SERIES World's Toughest Fixes: In the season premiere, Sean Riley heads to Wyoming, near Yellowstone National Park, to help rebuild one of the first ski lifts in the country with the help of a special helicopter (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). The Office: A suspicious Michael (Steve Carell) thinks his girlfriend (Amy Pietz) is cheating on him and asks Dwight (Rainn Wilson) to investigate in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC). 30 Rock: Staff members' moms visit for Mother's Day: Liz (Tina Fey)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2010
SERIES World's Toughest Fixes: In the season premiere, Sean Riley heads to Wyoming, near Yellowstone National Park, to help rebuild one of the first ski lifts in the country with the help of a special helicopter (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). The Office: A suspicious Michael (Steve Carell) thinks his girlfriend (Amy Pietz) is cheating on him and asks Dwight (Rainn Wilson) to investigate in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC). 30 Rock: Staff members' moms visit for Mother's Day: Liz (Tina Fey)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2009
SERIES Stossel: The former co-anchor of ABC's "20/20," John Stossel makes the leap to cable news with the premiere of this weekly series, taped live before a studio audience, focusing on libertarian and economic issues (5 p.m. Fox Business). Bones: Brennan's father (Ryan O'Neal) invites a distant relative (Zooey Deschanel, Emily's real-life sister) to spend Christmas with him and his daughter (8 p.m. Fox). The Office: Despite uncertainty over the future of their company, Jim and Dwight (John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson)
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