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Kim Kardashian, Scott Budnick Talk Criminal Justice and Storytelling at Propper Daley Summit

Social impact agency Propper Daley hosted its second “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” summit on Thursday, featuring a starry lineup including Kim Kardashian, Uzo Aduba, Chrissy Teigen, B.J. Novak and director and producer Scott Budnick. The invite-only event — produced in collaboration with culture change agency Invisible Hand, with The Hollywood Reporter as a media partner — […]

B.J. Novak, Chrissy Teigen, Uzo Aduba Set for Propper Daley’s A Day of Unreasonable Conversation

On Sept. 15, Propper Daley’s second A Day of Unreasonable Conversation gathering will return to Los Angeles, after being canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The invite-only event — produced in collaboration with social impact and culture change agency Invisible Hand — will take place at The Wallis Annenberg Center […]

Ashton Kutcher, John Mayer on Collaborating With B.J. Novak for ‘Vengeance’

After a fruitful acting and writing career, B.J. Novak becomes a triple threat with Vengeance, making his directorial debut while also starring as a New York journalist who travels to Texas to investigate the death of a woman he’d previously hooked up with. Along the way he starts a podcast to tell the story and […]

Finneas O’Connell and B.J. Novak Were “Two Brothers Figuring It Out” as Rookie Film Composer and Director for ‘Vengeance’

John Mayer may have only a cameo in new darkly comedic thriller Vengeance, but he had a leading role in connecting B.J. Novak, who both stars in and makes his directorial debut with the film, and its first-time film score composer: eight-time Grammy winner Finneas O’Connell. A few years back, Novak stopped by his pal […]

B.J. Novak on Landing ‘Fresh Air’ Host Terry Gross to Play ‘Queen Bee’ Radio Mogul in His Film ‘Vengeance’

After wrapping an interview with Terry Gross for her NPR radio series Fresh Air in September, B.J. Novak surprised the iconic interviewer with an offer. “I said, ‘Hey, I have a role for you,’ and she was so confused and surprised,” Novak tells THR‘s Kim Masters on a new episode of KCRW’s The Business. The […]

B.J. Novak and Issa Rae in ‘Vengeance’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

Novak directs himself alongside Rae and Ashton Kutcher in a film about a New York wannabe podcaster who ventures into the West Texas desert.

Tribeca Festival: B.J. Novak’s ‘Vengeance’ to Make World Premiere as Centerpiece Screening (Exclusive)

The 2022 Tribeca Festival has added the world premiere of B.J. Novak’s feature directorial debut, Vengeance, as its centerpiece screening, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Focus Features film, written and directed by and starring the Office alum, is a darkly comedic thriller about a journalist who travels from New York City to West Texas […]

B.J. Novak’s ‘Vengeance’ to Hit Theaters in Late July

Focus Features announced Thursday it will open Blumhouse’s Vengeance in theaters on July 29, giving the film a prime summer berth. The darkly comic thriller marks the directorial debut of writer and star B.J. Novak (The Office). Vengeance is about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas […]

B.J. Novak Reflects on Working With Ed Asner on ‘The Premise’: “It Was Quite a Role”

During his appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday, B.J. Novak praised Ed Asner for his love and dedication to acting while working on his show The Premise. “He was really wonderful and inspiring to work with,” Novak said about Asner who recently died on August 29 at age 90. “He would rest […]

FX on Hulu’s ‘The Premise’: TV Review

B.J. Novak's half-hour anthology series presents moral dilemmas through a modern lens, hitting on topics like social media, social justice, gun control, bullying and fame.

Watch Live: Oprah Winfrey Delivers Commencement Speech for Facebook Graduation Event

Watch Oprah Winfrey give a commencement address during Facebook's #Graduation 2020 event. Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner and more stars are also set to appear, while Miley Cyrus will perform her 2009 hit "The Climb."

BookCon: 6 Things to Know About Mindy Kaling’s New Book ‘Why Not Me?’

"I know now that people like me, so I'm incredibly honest and vulnerable in this book. It's a little scary, actually, but I think it makes it funnier."