Jenna Fischer naked in Jane magazine

LiveJournal Office reader meredith ann has just posted a photo of Jenna Fischer naked from the August issue of Jane magazine; check it out here.

I think it’s beautiful!

Update 8/6: I finally bought my own copy of Jane, and here’s my scan. Sorry for the quality — I couldn’t figure out how to not scan the print coming from the backside of the page!

jenna fischer naked jane magazine

Related: Jenna Fischer naked in Wired

Today’s forecast: still Rainning

Here are a couple of new articles on Rainn Wilson:

Employee of the Year, Maxim

An excerpt:

One of the biggest differences between the U.K. and U.S. versions of The Office is that you have a love interest, Angela. What makes their relationship work?

They’re both kinky. When they’re not at work, I think Dwight wears his grandfather’s Nazi uniform and they play, like, Nazi and Fräulein games. With a riding crop.

Read the full article here. Thanks to Sean for the scoop!

Celebrity Q&A, People

An excerpt:

Speaking of your bobblehead, I read that 14,000 of them have been sold. Care to guess what people are doing with theirs?

I think they are often used as sex toys — that’s what I hear, and I’m alright with that.

Read the full article here. Thanks to Jill for the heads-up!

Hmmm, I’m sensing a common thread here … ;)

And did y’all catch Rainn on Leno last night, in complete Miami Vice pastel garb and stubble?

The Thursday Tally

Geez, disappear for a coupla days, and I end up with a severe case of ONB — Office News Buildup. ;)

  • Webisode #3 (“Meredith”) of The Accountants is playing at
  • Also at, vote for your favorite Office episode!
  • New blogs have been posted by Kevin, Brian, and Dwight.
  • Jenna and seven other ladies appear in the August “naked issue” of Jane Magazine, auctioning off their clothes for Read more about it here; bid for Jenna’s dress (a size 2!) here. Thanks to Brian for being the first to send me this tip!
  • The Office gang goes back to work this coming Monday, July 24, pushed out from the original date of July 18th; Angela emailed me to confirm this. (Thanks, Angela!)
  • Tonight’s episode is a rerun of The Carpet. Oh poo.
  • Finally, a press release has been posted by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, confirming that there will be a blooper reel on the Season 2 DVD! Read the full release here.

Update, 10pm PT: Rainn is on Jay Leno tonight! (Thanks, Barry)

Man, has it been a long few days

First, I profusely apologize for OfficeTally being offline and wonky these past few days. Believe me, no one’s been more stressed about it than me!

Second, thanks for all the kind notes of support and panic (“what the heck is going on with OT, I need my fix?!”) — it made me feel loved. :)

Third, OT problems may not be quite over; in case the site disappears again, please bookmark my MySpace page at, as I will post updates there until OT comes back up.

Okay, what did I miss?

Brian Baumgartner TV Guide Blog: Let the Webisodes Continue!

From Brian Baumgartner’s TV Guide blog, dated July 19, 2006:

Let the Webisodes Continue!
OK. For real. I have no idea how many people watched the webisodes of NBC’s The Office last week at Early indicators had the number around 3 billion, but this was unconfirmed and strictly a conservative estimate made by me. My mom told me they figured by week’s end the number was nearly a trillion. Angela [Kinsey] said she thought 17. That is, a total of 17. She can be so negative.

This week in our little story, The Accountants interrogate Meredith, played by Kate Flannery. A little backstory on Meredith, if you are one of the 3 billion who have just tuned into the webisodes without having seen the series: Meredith is a drinker. Which makes her irresponsible. So she is considered a prime suspect, IMO (“In My Opinion,” for the folks who are not Internet-savvy.)

Kate Flannery is an exceedingly funny lady who created and stars in one of Los Angeles’ wittiest and most highly regarded stage shows, The Lampshades. Kate’s final moment in The Office’s “Christmas Party” episode (which garnered an Emmy nomination for writer Mike Shur), is my favorite moment of our first two seasons.

Odd transition….

Remember the final days in August as a child? Right before Labor Day. When the pool closed for the year. When all of the freezy pops had been eaten. When Mom or Dad would take you to the store to get new clothes. You were about to see those friends you really liked a lot but not enough to call them over the summer for a playdate. Yes. The beginning of the school year. Seeing old friends, avoiding familiar enemies. Meeting new teachers. Getting in trouble. Being sent to the principal. No, wait — before that. The happy times. Do you remember?

That is how I feel this week. You see, we are going back to work [on Season 3] starting Monday. And that is a good thing. Sure, I will miss the 100-degree days in my house with no air conditioning. But ding-dong, the witch is dead, strike up the band and all that. I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it. So in short, next week’s blog will be written in my corner of Dunder Mifflin. I wonder what Jim and Pam have been up to?

Transitioning oddly for the second time….

Also in big news for The Office: A few weeks ago we were nominated for several TCA Awards. These awards are given by the Television Critics Association, and they will be handed out this Sunday [July 23] in Los Angeles. The suspense is killing me. I will be your inside man on the red carpet this weekend and will report all the goings on next week.

Not really. TV Guide has enough reporters that can get more “inside scoop” than I can even spell. So I will just have fun. And let you know what happens. ;) :0) (I just tried to make a smiley face like people online do. Twice. But I can’t do it. Or at least I don’t think I can. It doesn’t really look like a smiley face. Can anybody help?)

Final odd transition of the blog….

This week on The Office — Primetime Edition, Thursday at 8:30 pm/ET — is an episode from Season 1 entitled “Basketball.” I have been asked one question a lot, so I am just answering it, truthfully and honestly like always.

The Question: Was that really you who shot all those baskets at the end of the episode, or was it some trick?

The Answer: Proudly, yes. It was me. All me, baby. I used to play a little ball back in the day, and it was me, unedited. I hit approximately 14 shots in a row in our first take of that sequence, and I have been told we had to edit them out for time. I believe that on the Season 1 DVD they show me make many more. The exact number has become a bit of lore around the set, but suffice it to say, I did make all the shots that were shown in the episode and quite a few more. The phrase “deceptively athletic” has been used to describe me, and I think that pretty much says it all. What made me most proud was doing it in front of John Krasinski. He is quite a baller and all told, I think I made more shots in the episode than he did. Or at least that is what I’m telling myself.

Enjoy the webisodes. Enjoy the show. And I will have one more freezy pop for you all before I go back to work.

Rainn, Rainn everywhere

  • A few OT readers wrote in about Rainn Wilson’s appearance on the ESPYs last night. Lauren wrote, “Rainn Wilson had a fairly big role on the ESPY awards tonight as Lance Armstrong’s ‘assistant’.” Barry wrote, “He did a pretty long schtick with Lance Armstrong, acting as his PA, even painting his nails. It even had Rainn taking his shirt off and dancing. Talk about a sight for sore eyes.” If you guys have a video link, let me know!
  • LJ Office also reports that Rainn appears in a short 1-800-TBS Funny spot for ‘My Super Ex-Girlfriend’ — watch it here. (Sorry, PCs only.)
  • Finally, don’t forget that Rainn appears on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ tonight! See the calendar for a full list of events.