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10 Future Stars Who Appeared on The Office

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Before they were famous faces, these actors popped up on The Office.

1. Amy Adams // "Katy"

A few months before her Academy Award-nominated breakout performance in Junebug, Amy Adams appeared as Katy, a young purse saleswoman, in the season one finale episode "The Hot Girl." She also popped up in two season two episodes—"The Fire" and "Booze Cruise"—playing Jim Halpert's girlfriend.

In an interview with Advocate.com, Amy Adams expressed her admiration for The Office, saying that it "was the best work experience. I loved that show and that cast so much. I don't know if they believe me, but every time I see them I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, I'll do anything to come back.'" BJ Novak wanted to include Amy Adams in a cameo appearance in "Threat Level Midnight" in season seven, but she was unable to appear because of a scheduling conflict.

2. Ken Jeong // "Bill"

Early in his career, Ken Jeong appeared briefly as Bill, a member of Michael Scott's improv group in "E-Mail Surveillance," the ninth episode of season two. Jeong would later star in Knocked Up, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and The Hangover film trilogy.

3. Kevin McHale // "Delivery Kid"

In "Launch Party," the third episode of season four, Glee's Kevin McHale played the young pizza delivery kid from Pizza by Alfredo. Michael Scott kidnapped the delivery boy when he refused honor a coupon.

4. Melissa Rauch // "Cathy"

Melissa Rauch played Cathy, the young mother who shares a hospital room with Pam Beesly after she gives birth to her first child, in the sixth season episode "The Delivery." Rauch would later land a series regular spot as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski on The Big Bang Theory.

5. Yvette Nicole Brown // "Paris"

In the season three episode "The Return," Yvette Nicole Brown played Paris, Dwight Schrute's co-worker at Staples. Brown is best known as Shirley Bennett on Community on NBC (and now Yahoo! Screen).

6. Scott Adsit // "The Photographer"

Scott Adsit is best known as the fictional TGS producer Pete Hornberger on NBC's 30 Rock. But before he landed the role, he played a photographer in the season two episode "Conflict Resolution."

7. John Gemberling // "Caterer Greeting Guests"

In a very brief appearance during the show's two-part series finale, John Gemberling played a caterer greeting guests at Angela and Dwight's wedding on the farm. Gemberling is best known for his main cast role as Gil on NBC's Marry Me and his recurring role as Abbi's roommate's freeloading boyfriend Bevers on Broad City on Comedy Central. 

8. Evan Peters // "Luke"

Before he starred on American Horror Story and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Evan Peters appeared as the new office assistant Luke in the season seven premiere episode "Nepotism." The Dunder Mifflin workers didn't like Luke because he was an incompetent slacker, but Michael Scott was reluctant to fire him because he was his nephew.

9. Tim Kang // "Koh"

In the fourth season episode "Local Ad," Tim Kang played Koh, one of the ad executives in charge of making a commercial for the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Kang is best known for playing Agent Kimball Cho on The Mentalist on CBS.

10. Randall Park // "Steve"

Before playing Kim Jong-Un in The Interview, Randall Park played Steve, a.k.a. "Asian Jim Halpert," in the season nine premiere. Jim tries to convince Dwight that he was Asian the whole time they knew each other during the episode's cold open. Park is also the co-lead in the new sitcom Fresh off the Boat on ABC.

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The Most Searched Shows on Netflix in 2017, By State

Orange is the New Black is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have premiered in 2013, but it’s still got viewers hooked. Just as they did in 2017, HighSpeedInternet.com took a deep dive into Netflix analytics using Google Trends to find out which shows people in each state were searching Netflix for throughout the year. While there was a little bit of crossover between 2016 and 2017, new series like American Vandal and Mindhunter gave viewers a host of new content. But that didn’t stop Orange is the New Black from dominating the map; it was the most searched show in 15 states.

Coming in at a faraway second place was American Vandal, a new true crime satire that captured the attention of five states (Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Even more impressive is the fact that the series premiered in mid-September, meaning that it found a large and rabid audience in a very short amount of time.

Folks in Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon were all destined to be disappointed; Star Trek: Discovery was the most searched-for series in each of these states, but it’s not yet available on Netflix in America (you’ve got to get CBS All Access for that, folks). Fourteen states broke the mold a bit with shows that were unique to their state only; this included Big Mouth in Delaware, The Keepers in Maryland, The OA in Pennsylvania, GLOW in Rhode Island, and Black Mirror in Hawaii.

Check out the map above to see if your favorite Netflix binge-watch matches up with your neighbors'. For more detailed findings, visit HighSpeedInternet.com.

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The Dark Crystal Is Coming Back to Theaters
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In 1982, Jim Henson and Frank Oz dared to venture into somewhat gloomier territory with the release of The Dark Crystal. Though the film, which centers on two Gelflings (a sort of creepy elf-like creature) attempting to save their species and restore peace to the world, wasn’t a huge hit at the box office, it has developed a large cult following in the more than 35 years since its release—even among those kids it scared the hell out of back in the day. Now, as Netflix preps its prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, for release later this year, Nerdist reports that the original film will make its way back into theaters next month.

As part of Fathom Events’s ongoing effort to breathe big-screen life back into classic films with limited releases across the country, The Dark Crystal will be playing in more than 500 theaters nationwide on February 25 and February 28. In addition to the original film, the screenings will also feature a brand-new introduction courtesy of Lisa Henson, Jim’s daughter and current president/CEO of The Jim Henson Company, who will talk about the making of the film and how it fit within her father's creative legacy.

To find out whether The Dark Crystal will be coming back to a theater near you, log onto Fathom’s web page for the movie and type in your ZIP code; tickets are on sale now.

[h/t: Nerdist]

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