The Office: Rashida Jones, John Krasinski

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Looks like that man-stealing ho—er, honey—Karen is taking her claws out of our precious Jim Halpert.

The news broke today that Rashida Jones (The Office's Karen) has been cast on the new Fox comedy The Rules of Starting Over (alongside Boston Legal's Craig Bierko), and insiders close to NBC confirm to me that Rashida is not expected to be employed under the roof of The Office after the season finale in May.

Of course, Rashida is talented and loveable and will be sorely missed (her character's interaction with Phyllis is the stuff that spinoffs are made of), but this is also glorious, squeal-worthy news for us fans of Jim and Pam who are desperately seeking a bona fide Jam couple.

The only hitch? Insiders also tell me that Roy is not out of the picture—and will be making another play for Pam. So, hey, all you producers of new series, have you met David Denman, who plays Roy? He would be an excellent addition to any cast!

Meanwhile, in real life, John Krasinski (Jim) and Rashida have been spotted out together all around town, both in L.A. and New York, leading to speculation that these real-life exes could be together once more. But for the record, I'm told by those in the know that the two are just "very good friends" and John K. is single. All in all, an excellent day for Office news. Am I right, ladies?

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