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Rainn Wilson to Play Harry Mudd on Star Trek: Discovery in World’s Most Perfect Casting Choice

In Perfect Casting news, it was announced today that Rainn Wilson, whom you may best know as Dwight Schrute from the long-running comedy The Office, has been cast to play the popular Star Trek scoundrel, Harry Mudd. Can his women be far behind? (And will that episode ever be redeemed?)

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Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson Go Back to School with Zombie Kids in Cooties

"Oh look, carnage."

Elijah Wood and schools just don't go together. Shit always tends to go down. First, freaky alien parasites invade his high school, and now a gross strain of the cooties has infected the kids at the elementary school where his character teaches.

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This Is the Only Video You Wanted From the Star Wars Table Read. We Know.

Now do Jedi for the role reversal!

Since you probably didn't get to see it for yourself, here's the moment from last night's Empire Strikes Back table read in L.A. when Ellen Page and Jessica Alba (Han and Leia) acknowledged their feelings for each other. If you listen closely, you can also join the cast in laughing at a very, um, enthusiastic audience member's reaction to the kissing narration.

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Things We Saw Today: A Readymade Teen Girl Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume

Oh my.

I feel very conflicted about this costume I saw in a store yesterday. On the one hand, it's adorable and I would totally wear it as an adult. On the other hand, you can also tell that some Halloween costume retailer saw an awesomely creative Lolita Edward Scissorhands cosplay somewhere and thought "This is what the kids wants! Let's mass produce this!"" It just feels a bit... gender-conforming as a storebought costume for tweens, I suppose. I don't know, what do you all think?

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“Dumb Starbucks” Is the Most Aptly Named Coffee Shop Ever

At least they're honest.

Strange things were afoot in L.A. this weekend as a "Dumb Starbucks" opened in the city's Los Feliz neighborhood. No, I don't have anything against Starbucks; this coffee shop is really called Dumb Starbucks. It's not clear whether it's a work of parody or a real coffee shop's marketing ploy, but neither will sit well with Starbucks.

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Zach Sobiech, of “Clouds” Viral Video Fame, Loses Battle With Cancer

In case you haven't had your fill of heartbreaking news this week -- looking at you, Oklahoma tornado -- it's been announced that Zach Sobiech lost his battle with cancer on Monday, May 20th. You may recall him as the young man that went viral late last year with his "Clouds" song, and recently with some help from Rainn Wilson and Soul Pancake. He was 18.

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NBC Working on The Office Spin-Off Starring Dwight Schrute

Deadline reports that NBC is working on a spin-off from The Office featuring resident nutty main character, Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson, for a potential launch in 2013. With The Office having lost its direction and most of its emotional value even before Steve Carell left the show and took character Michael Scott with him, The Office is still one of NBC's most recognizable shows, so it wouldn't be very surprising to see them try to keep the universe alive in some form another after The Office finally kicks the bucket.

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Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Is Getting An Office Spin-Off

Cautiously Optimistic

What is going on? What are you doing?! NBC is giving Dwight Schrute his own spin-off from The Office in 2013. Ok, no, we're actually really excited about this, we just wanted to use those quotes. And this one. Bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica.

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Super‘s Rainn Wilson Meets Real-Life Superhero Phoenix Jones

Together At Last

While promoting their movie Super, about a man who becomes a real-life superhero, actor Rainn Wilson and director James Gunn were visited by actual real-life superhero Phoenix Jones. The panel took place at Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con, so the city's resident plebian crimefighter thought he'd stop by with fellow crimefighter Pitch Black to compare notes with Wilson. (Bleeding Cool)

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Super: Rainn Wilson Tells Crime to Shut Up [Video]

and let it be known

I say this in a good way: Where do I even begin with this, the trailer for the Rainn Wilson costumed superhero flick, Super? For one thing, his catchphrase is "Shut up, crime!" For another, it has Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, and Nathan Fillion in it. Rainn Wilson has no superpowers, he's just pissed and wants justice. Maybe not even justice, just his dignity. And he has a monkey wrench. Directed by Slither's James Gunn, Super is set to hit screens April 1. (Bleeding Cool)

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Kelly Kapoor Says Dwight Schrute Could Be the Next Michael Scott

As Steve Carrell continues to insist that he's leaving The Office to the point where we all actually are starting to believe it, a front-runner has emerged to take his place: None other than Rainn Wilson, whom you may know better as Dwight Schrute. Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello got this tasty tidbit from one of the show's stars/producers:

“I’d love to see Rain Wilson in that position,” says co-executive producer/co-star Mindy Kaling, who snagged a much-deserved Emmy nominee for co-writing last season’s four-star Jim/Pam wedding episode. “Dwight has become so nuanced — you actually care about him now. I think if [we did a good job laying the groundwork] this coming season he would be a fantastic boss. “But that’s my dream,” she adds. “It certainly hasn’t been approved by people that are more powerful than me and who make those kind of decisions.”
Kaling, who plays Kelly Kapoor on The Office, acknowledged that she'd really prefer not to have Carrell leave at all, but if that's the way of things, this is the best of all possible alternatives.

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