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Steve Carell sends an 'Out of the Office' message [poll]

June 28, 2010 |  1:12 pm

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Steve Carell's not quite done with "The Office," but he could see the Dunder Mifflin finish line from the "Despicable Me" red carpet Sunday when he told BBC Radio he wouldn't be back after the show's current season.

"I want to fulfill my contract. ... I just thought it was time for my character to go," he confirmed to E! Online on Monday.

Carell, who is super-villain Gru in "Despicable Me," added: "It doesn't certainly mean the end of the show. I think it's just a dynamic change to the show, which could be a good thing, actually.

On a completely shallow level, we like Carell's look better out of "The Office," on the red carpet -- thoughts?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Steve Carell in an episode of "The Office," left, and on the "Despicable Me" world premiere red carpet June 27, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Credits: Bryon Cohen / NBC, left; Katy Winn / Associated Press, right.

Related dispatch from the Ministry of Gossip:

Steve Carell, Jason Segel lead a 'Despicable' gang on the red carpet

When it gets dull around the office, there's nothing quite like a nonscientific online poll to liven things up -- so click that link, and then vote yourself silly on poll after poll until it's close enough to quitting time that you can call it a day.

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