STEVE CARELL SAYS THE OFFICE REVIVAL WON’T HAPPEN: But not for the reason you may think. Steve Carell says Michael Scott’s sense of humor just wouldn’t fly today. He tells Esquire: "Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently. And I think because of that there's been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don't think that's a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago. The climate's different." He notes that Michael Scott’s entire character is "predicated on inappropriate behavior."
KIM KARDASHIAN REUNITES WITH ALICE JOHNSON AT GOOGLE HQ: Kim Kardashian reunited with Alice Johnson several months after convincing President Donald Trump to commute her life sentence. The pair made a joint appearance Thursday at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View to discuss prison reform. Kardashian posted a selfie in Instagram Stories; they were joined by Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, Trump’s daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
KATHLEEN TURNER GETS CAST IN … THE OPERA? Kathleen Turner’s next big role will be as the Duchess of Krakenthorp in Gaetano Donizetti’s "The Daughter of the Regiment." It’s a non-singing role. The Academy- and Tony Award-nominated 64-year-old star will grace seven performances of the comic opera from Feb. 7 to March 1, the last of which will be televised to movie theaters in high-def.
CHRISSY METZ DIDN’T WEAR A SWIMSUIT UNTIL SHE WAS 38: Body positive This Is Us star Chrissy Metz reveals that she only recently felt comfortable wearing a swimsuit in public. "I grew up wearing a T-shirt at the pool," Metz, 38, told Glamour in her November cover story for the magazine. "As an adult, I was like, I’m gonna find a bathing suit I like and I’m gonna wear it." She continued: "It’s a backhanded compliment, but I’m doing what I want to do."
LENA DUNHAM IS NOT A FAN OF CALVIN HARRIS: On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Lena Dunham’s former Girls co-star Andrew Rannells asked her which of her friend Taylor Swift’s ex-lovers did she like least? "I want to do right by her on this question … My least favorite was Calvin Harris," said Dunham, using air quotes around his name because the DJ’s real name is Adam Wiles. "Because I felt he was petty in the public, and who needs to do that?"