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Watch Steve Carell and The Ragtime Gals Sing "Sexual Healing" on 'Tonight Show'

Nothing warms a cold December day like a ragtime tune, and during last night's Tonight Show, Fallon and his barbershop quartet The Ragtime Gals delivered their own take on Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" with a little help from the one and only Steve Carell.

Steve Carell on Never Getting That 'Office' Emmy: "What Can I Complain About? I've Won the Lottery"

"His journey also will likely include a trip down the red carpet at next year’s Academy Awards — talk that Carell finds flattering, but prefers not to dwell on. After all, this is the man who was zero-for-six at the Emmy Awards, despite creating an iconic character. 'When you start crying about not winning awards, you have to look at where you are, and all the good things that have occurred,' he says. 'And what can I complain about? I've won the lottery.'"

- Ahead of the premiere of his new dramatic role in Foxcatcher, Steve Carell reflects on his many Emmy nominations (and lack of wins) for playing Michael [...]

Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris Talk Insomnia in a Second City Sketch from 1993

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

Following up last month's video from Second City's 1993 revue Take Me Out to the Balkans starring Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and David Razowsky, here's another sketch from the same show starring ensemble performers Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris as a [...]

Ken Jeong to Star in the Comedy 'International Incident,' Produced by Steve Carell

Ken Jeong is set for his first lead role in a movie. THR reports that Jeong is attached to a comedy called International Incident, about five United Nations delegates who go on a road trip to find one of their lost loves. David Javerbaum, The Daily Show's former head writer who worked on the show from 2002 to 2009, will write the script, which is currently at the pitch stage, and Steve Carell is in talks to produce the movie via his company Carousel Productions. The roles of the other four delegates have yet to be cast.

TBS Orders 10 Episodes of 'Angie Tribeca', Starring Rashida Jones and Co-Created by Steve Carell

TBS today ordered Angie Tribeca, a new comedy pilot starring Rashida Jones and created by Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, to series, Deadline reports. The police comedy, formerly called Tribeca, stars Jones as a lone wolf cop who's part of an eccentric group of LAPD detectives. Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen also star. Angie Tribeca will premiere in 2015.

Steve Carell directed the pilot, which he wrote with wife Nancy; the two will serve as executive producers on the series. Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow, Gary Cole, Nancy Carell, and Hayes Macarthur all appear in the pilot.

UPDATE: According to THR, TBS has also ordered two [...]

Jon Stewart and Steve Carell Have a Fawn-Off on 'The Daily Show'

Steve Carell is currently promoting his latest role in Foxcatcher while Jon Stewart has his own project to promote with his directorial debut Rosewater, so last night's Daily Show inevitably turned into a dramatic film project fawn-off between the two. Jon Stewart's compliment to Carell was the clear winner: "Your acting — Shakespeare, from the grave, got an erection watching your movie."

Charlie Kaufman Is Adapting Sci-Fi Novel 'IQ 83' as a Film Starring Steve Carell

Over the summer it was announced that FX passed on Charlie Kaufman's comedy pilot starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes, but now Kaufman has a new project in the works with a big comedy star. Deadline reports that Kaufman has signed on to rewrite the film adaptation for IQ 83 based on Arthur Herzog's 1978 science fiction novel about a virus outbreak that lowers humanity's IQs, and Steve Carell is attached to star. Here's a description of the book via Coming Soon:

You are Dr. James Healey and last week you were a genius. That was before the DNA experiments. Before the accident you said could [...]

Steve Carell Is Set to Star in a 'Looney Tunes' Movie

Steve Carell is set to lead an in-the-works Looney Tunes movie. THR reports that Carell — who stars alongside Channing Tatum in the upcoming drama Foxcatcher — has signed on to star in an untitled film centered on the fictional Acme Corporation from the Looney Tunes cartoons from X-Men: First Class writing team Ashley Miller and Zach Stentz. The Lego Movie producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee are also behind the project, with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa — who also directed Carell in Crazy Stupid Love — in negotiations to co-direct. Plot details on the Acme movie are being kept under wraps, but it will "not [...]

Steve Carell Is Pretty Scary in the Trailer for the Serious Movie 'Foxcatcher'

Here's the unsettling trailer for a new Steve Carell movie, which is not usually how you'd describe a Steve Carell movie trailer. Foxcatcher, which comes out this fall, is a drama that stars Channing Tatum and Carell in the true story of Olympic wrestling champ Mark Schultz and his schizophrenic coach John DuPont. This is the first starring role in a full-on drama for Carell, who is fitted with prosthetics and a creepy voice for the role.

Steve Carell Gets Another Dramatic Starring Role in 'The Priority List'

Steve Carell's dramatic turn is getting even deeper. THR reports that he has signed on to co-produce and star in The Priority List, a drama based on David Menasche's memoir The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons. In the memoir, Menasche recounts being a high school English teacher in 2006 given a supposedly fatal brain cancer diagnosis, which led to him going on a cross-country journey to connect with hundreds of past students from his 15 years as a teacher and learn to live life in the present while battling cancer, which took away his ability to continue work as a teacher. [...]

Steve Carell and David Letterman Talk Artificial Hips and Noses

Steve Carell was a guest on last night's Late Show, where he had nothing but positive things to say about the artificial hip he got a year ago: "I love it. I'm so happy with my hip." Click through to watch Carell talk about another artificial body part he wore in Foxcatcher and how he filled it up with fake cocaine:

Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon Play a Game of "Word Sneak"

Steve Carell was a guest last night's Tonight Show, where he turned out to be the perfect person to play a game of "Word Sneak" with Jimmy Fallon. How many random words can Carell casually work into a normal conversation? All of them except "kumquat," apparently.

Watch Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert Sing "The Obvious Song" at Second City in 1993

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

This week we're debuting a newly unearthed clip from Second City's 1993 revue Take Me Out to the Balkans featuring ensemble performers Fran Adams, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, David Razowsky, Ruth Rudnick, and Amy Sedaris. In the above clip, Carell, Colbert (who [...]

Steve Carell Stars in the New Trailer for a Movie with an Inconveniently Long Title

Here's the trailer for the Disney's live-action take on the classic picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as the parents and has a bunch of comedy cameos from Megan Mullally, Donald Glover, Jennifer Coolidge, and Dick Van Dyke. The film hits theaters on October 10th, which should be plenty of time for you to finish reading the original book beforehand.