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Watch John Krasinski and Steve Carell Reunite Years After ‘The Office’ for ‘IF’ (Exclusive)

Watch John Krasinski and Steve Carell Reunite Years After ‘The Office’ for ‘IF’ (Exclusive)

John Krasinski and Steve Carell are back together again for Krasinski’s upcoming film, IF, and ET has an exclusive look at the behind-the-scenes reunion. Starring Ryan Reynolds and The Walking Dead‘s Cailey Fleming, IF follows Bea, a young girl who, after having a tough time, discovers that she can see imaginary friends (also known as IFs) who have been left behind after their real-life friends grew up. Reynolds’ character, known as Cal, is the only other person who can see all the IFs. He and Bea embark on a magical adventure to reconnect the forgotten IFs with new kids — if that’s even possible. Carell voices one of the biggest IFs — literally and figuratively — named Blue, in a role that reunites the star with his The Office co-star, although Krasinski’s major role is handling things behind the camera.  “Blue is played by Steve Carell, who happens to be a dear friend,” the director shares in ET’s exclusive featurette. “We actually worked together on this little thing a long time ago.” The two hug as they greet one another, before hamming up the reunion for the cameras. Carell even …

John Fetterman, Fervent Israel Backer, Has Never Actually Been

John Fetterman, Fervent Israel Backer, Has Never Actually Been

Images of Hamas hostages wallpaper the front room of John Fetterman’s office on Capitol Hill. Their faces peer down at two front desk staffers as protesters show up on a near-weekly basis, demanding explanations for the senator’s immutable support for Israel’s ongoing war against Gaza. Fetterman, of course, isn’t interested in hearing from them, so all his junior aides can offer are Peeps marshmallows manufactured in Pennsylvania and bottled water. “The most important thing is we must stand with Israel and with Ukraine,” Fetterman told me in December, after the White House requested emergency foreign aid for the two nations as well as for Taiwan. The Pennsylvania Democrat has made unconditional support for Israel a central pillar of his political identity since the October 7 Hamas massacre, in which 1,139 people were killed, and, in response, the Israeli Defense Forces invaded Gaza on October 27—kicking off an ongoing military campaign that has to date killed more than 34,000 Palestinians, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. However, none of the current or former Fetterman aides …

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski look so in love for London red carpet date night

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski look so in love for London red carpet date night

The Fall Guy’s special London screening on Monday, April 22 brought out the stars, and in one case, an A-list couple in Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Emily, who stars in the movie alongside Ryan Gosling, made an appearance at the BFI IMAX Waterloo with her supportive husband by her side. The English actress, 41, wore a stunning white suit with high-waisted pants, a semi-sheer black blouse, and a blazer with black lining, opting to accessorize with black Malone Souliers pumps with gold straps. You may also likeJohn Krasinski is stunned by Emily Blunt on the red carpet John, 44, kept things simple and chic in a crisply tailored brown suit with a matching tie and white button down, with the couple laughing up a storm on the carpet while holding on to each other. Emily’s co-star Ryan, 43, was dressed sharply in a sterling silver suit with a button down open at the collar and black shoes, with his coiffed locks falling onto his forehead. © Getty ImagesEmily and John were the most adorable couple at …

Struggling to control his anger, Tetchy Rishi went full on aggressive-aggressive | John Crace

Struggling to control his anger, Tetchy Rishi went full on aggressive-aggressive | John Crace

Almost every politician has their tell. The USP that betrays them. For Rishi Sunak it’s in the terse addition of “right?” to the end of sentences. “My patience is running thin … RIGHT?” “No ifs, no buts … RIGHT?” “There’s a clear contrast between Labour and my government … RIGHT?” This is the warning sign that the prime minister is yet again struggling to control his anger. The despairing cry of the Sun King who can’t believe that the Fates have yet again chosen to cross his path. At Monday’s Downing Street press conference on the Rwanda policy we may just have reached peak Tetchy Rishi. Not so much Snippy Rishi as outright Furious Rishi. There was barely a sentence that didn’t end in an accusing “Right?” Not so much passive-aggressive as full on aggressive-aggressive. You could see it in his eyes. The contempt for journalists who dare to hold him to account. God knows how he feels about the voters who appear to have turned their backs on his party in their millions. He …

Kevin Costner shares more praise for John Mulaney’s Field of Dreams Oscars joke

Kevin Costner shares more praise for John Mulaney’s Field of Dreams Oscars joke

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Kevin Costner has showered further praise onto John Mulaney for his take on Field of Dreams at this year’s Oscars. Before presenting the award for Best Sound at the ceremony in March, comedian Mulaney went off on a tangent while explaining the plot of the 1989 film, which starred Costner as a baseball fan who hears voices urging him to build a playing field in his garden. In a new conversation with People, Costner, 69, shared his appreciation for the comic’s take on the movie, calling the bit “amazing”. “I couldn’t believe that guy. Amazing. I watched it a second time,” Costner told the publication. “What a chance, because there’s always people at the Oscars trying to rush you. “And he went fast. But what he said, I was very touched by it. I should talk to him, because I was really impressed. He was a genius.” On the stage, …

A radical British politics rooted in nature is spreading – and the establishment doesn’t like it | John Harris

A radical British politics rooted in nature is spreading – and the establishment doesn’t like it | John Harris

Something very interesting is happening in the UK, to do with nature, the expanses of land we think of as the countryside, and where all those things sit in our collective consciousness. The change has probably been quietly afoot for 20 or 30 years. Now, it suddenly seems to be blurring over from the cultural sphere into our politics, with one obvious consequence – the belated entry into the national conversation of issues that have long been pushed to the margins, from land access and ownership to the shocking condition of our rivers. The prevailing British attitude to nature has long been in an equally messed-up state. From the 1600s onwards, endless enclosure acts pushed people off the land and seeded the idea of the countryside as somewhere largely out of bounds. Britain’s rapid industrialisation only accelerated the process. And despite occasional cultural and political tilts in the opposite direction – the bucolic visions of the 18th- and 19th-century Romantics, the mass trespass movement of the 1930s – most of us now show the signs …

What If AI Tried to Re-create John Sterling?

What If AI Tried to Re-create John Sterling?

My family never had cable or watched much TV when I was growing up, so I experienced baseball through my bedside radio. Every night during the regular season, I’d follow the Yankees vicariously through the commentary of the announcer John Sterling, who delivered the play-by-play alongside Michael Kay and later Suzyn Waldman, herself a trailblazer in the world of sportscasting. I can still recite some of Sterling’s calls from memory: David Wells! David Wells has pitched a perfect game. Twenty-seven up. Twenty-seven down. Baseball immortality for David Wells! And the Yankees win … thuh-uh-uh Yankees win! The one time I ever arrived at the ballpark early as a fan wasn’t to get some disposable player bobblehead—it was to make sure I got a T-shirt featuring John and Suzyn captioned with the former’s signature line, That’s baseball, Suzyn. Those moments have reverberated in my mind this week, after the 85-year-old Sterling announced his retirement following 36 years and 5,631 games on the job—including seven world championships. He was honored yesterday at Yankee Stadium. All the usual …

Best portraits from the Festival of Books: John Green, Henry Winkler and more

Best portraits from the Festival of Books: John Green, Henry Winkler and more

The 29th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returned to USC with a first-ever livestream of activities. Many of the participants and guests stopped by our portrait studio: John Green, Henry Winkler, Sophia Bush, Max Greenfield, Lois Lowry and more poets, artists, chefs, journalists, celebrities and musicians. Here are some of the best photos from the day of people who did their best to entertain our photographer Myung J. Chun. Maris Pasquale Doran and Phillipa Soo in the Los Angeles Times Portrait Studio. Jordan Moblo, Krista Vernoff, Ashley Elston and Octavia Spencer in the Los Angeles Times Portrait Studio. Max Greenfield in the Los Angeles Times Portrait Studio. Maris Pasquale Doran and Phillipa Soo in the Los Angeles Times Portrait Studio. Henry Winkler in the Los Angeles Times Portrait Studio at the Festival of Books. Tiffany Haddish in the Los Angeles Times Portrait Studio at the Festival of Books. Former White House Communications Director George Stephanopoulos in the Los Angeles Times Portrait Studio. Author John Green in the Los Angeles Times Portrait Studio at the …

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

Title: The Anthropocene Reviewed Author: John Green Publisher: Dutton Genre: Essays, Environment & Nature First Publication: 2021 Language: English Book Summary: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet – from the QWERTY keyboard and Halley’s Comet to Penguins of Madagascar – on a five-star scale. Complex and rich with detail, the Anthropocene’s reviews have been praised as ‘observations that double as exercises in memoiristic empathy’, with over 10 million lifetime downloads. John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this artfully curated collection about the shared human experience; it includes beloved essays along with six all-new pieces exclusive to the book. Book Review: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green Leave it to John Green to alchemize the most seemingly banal and trivial facets of modern life into profound lyrical reveries on the human condition. With his utterly …

John Malone Leaves Charter Communications Board, Stays on WBD Board

John Malone Leaves Charter Communications Board, Stays on WBD Board

Media mogul John Malone is stepping down from his director emeritus role at cable giant Charter Communications. Malone said in a statement that he made the decision due to concerns around the Clayton Act, a 1914 antitrust law that the Department of Justice has been using to launch some investigations. “I stepped away from my director emeritus role at Charter due to the uncertainty around Clayton Act inquiries,” said Malone in a statement. “I remain heavily invested in Charter via Liberty Broadband — which maintains its three board seats — and am confident in Charter’s leadership team and strategy for the business.” Malone still sits on the board of his holding company Liberty Media, where is he chairman, as well as on the board of Warner Bros. Discovery. Malone had been a director emeritus at Charter since 2018 when he formally retired as a full-time director of the cable company. Malone’s resignation comes a few weeks after two members of the Newhouse family — Steve Miron and Steven Newhouse — resigned from the board of …