Brian Baumgartner and Celeste Ackelson got married over the weekend at his home in L.A., leading to a mini-reunion for the cast of NBC’s The Office.
For the uninitiated, Brian played Kevin Malone. You need to watch The Office online to truly appreciate the greatness of this man and his two lines per episode.
On Saturday, the 41-year-old actor wed Celeste Ackelson, 32, prior to a reception at the Wilshire Country Club. The guest list for the big event included:
John Krasinski (Jim), who brought his wife Emily Blunt as his guest, as well as Jenna Fischer (Pam), Angela Kinsey (Angela) and Oscar Nunez (Oscar).
No sign of Steve Carell (Michael), though he left the series he helped make famous in 2011 to be with girlfriend Holly, so we suppose that makes sense.
Baumgartner is best-known for playing Kevin on the comedy from 2005-2013, but has also appeared in Mike & Molly, Hot In Cleveland, and License to Wed.
Donald Sterling on Black NBA Players: I Give Them Money and Food!
A day after audio of Donald Sterling blasting his girlfriend for publicizing her interactions with African-American hit the Internet, another tape of the Los Angeles Clippers being very racist has gone public.
In footage obtained by Deadspin, Sterling continues to talk down to V. Stiviano, saying of the black players on his team:
“I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them?”
He went on to tell Stiviano he’s not afraid of replacing her with another girlfriend because she doesn’t support his views on race.
Hours after his initial comments hit the Internet, Sterling responded in a statement that said what is reflected on the recording is the “antithesis” of what he really believes about minorities.
Elsewhere, President Obama has joined the chorus of those castigating this billionaire.
“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything. You just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” Obama told reporters during his trip to Malaysia.
He added that Sterling’s comments were “incredibly offensive” and are an example of how the “United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation.”
“That’s still there, the vestiges of discrimination,” the President concluded. “We’ve made enormous strides, but you’re going to continue to see this percolate up every so often.”
Meanwhile, TMZ has obtained the photo of Stiviano and Magic Johnson from Instagram, the one that set Sterling off on his racist rant to begin with:
Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers Owner, Caught on Tape Being a HUGE Racist
Good news, Cliven Bundy: you have some racist company in the world.
Donald Sterling – owner of the Los Angeles Clippers – has been caught on tape in an argument with his girlfriend, going off on her for posting an Instagram photo of Magic Johnson… and for being seen with black people in public in general.
It’s truly galling stuff:
Along with telling his girlfriend that she’s “stupid” for thinking skin color doesn’t matter, Sterling has also been caught making the following statements:
Sterling has been sued twice by the federal government for allegedly refusing to rent apartments to African-Americans and Latinos; and he’s been sued by a former executive for racial discrimination.
“It’s a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans,” Magic Johnson said in response to this video. “He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority fan base.”
The Clippers are currently up two games to one against the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
UPDATE: Sterling has replied via statement and said he is anything but a racist. Are you looking for business translation services? Contact Translation Services UK