"Office" star Craig Robinson was arrested for drug possession in the Bahamas yesterday ... after trying to board a plane with half a gram of marijuana and 18 ecstasy pills.
Robinson -- who was in the Bahamas for a comedy show at the Atlantis hotel -- appeared before a magistrate (wearing a T-shirt and shorts) ... and pled guilty to two counts of drug possession.
Robinson was facing up to 4 YEARS in prison ... but got a huge break with the magistrate, who let Craig off the hook with a simple $1,000 fine. He was also ordered to leave the country ASAP.
During the hearing, Robinson told the court he brought the drugs from the U.S. and simply didn't know they were outlawed in the Bahamas.
After the hearing, one Bahamian law enforcement official told reporters the incident was "nothing major."
Now everybody hop aboard the Hot Tub Crime Machine and let's go back to 2008 ... when C.R. was busted for possession of MDMA and meth. But those charges were later tossed after the actor completed a drug diversion program.
'The Office' Auction
NBC Selling Show's Old Crap
9/15/2013 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In the market for some cool "Office" supplies? Well you're in luck, 'cause some of the most iconic props from the sitcom have hit the auction block ... from hats, to business cards and even a DUNDIE AWARD!!
It's all going down on eBay -- where stuff like Dwight Schrute's famous Dundie Award, the kettle drum Michael Scott used to annoy "Office" staff and Phyllis Vance's knitting set are all up for grabs.
What you won't see -- the shark that the show jumped over when Steve Carell left in 2011.
Sorry Jim, Pam, Dwight ...
I Didn't Watch the Finale
7/19/2013 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He was the CEO of Dunder Mifflin ... he terrorized Andy Bernard ... but former "Office" star James Spader tells TMZ he just didn't care enough about the show to watch the series finale back in May.
A well-dressed Spader -- who played Robert California on the NBC sitcom -- was hanging out at Comic-Con yesterday when he asked if he enjoyed the way the show wrapped up after 9 seasons on the air.
"I didn't see it," Spader revealed ... which is kinda shocking considering he was a major character on the show for all of Season 8. He was essentially hired to replace Steve Carell.
So why didn't he watch the finale? Was it a diss? Was he just really busy? Or, like the rest of America, did he just get bored with the storyline?
The U.K. finale was better anyway.
Favorite 'Office' Moment?
Jews & Jamaica
5/17/2013 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Angela Kinsey's career on "The Office" might be over, but she'll always have her favorite "Office" memory -- one that includes Jews and Jamaica.
Kinsey was leaving the WME agency building in Bev Hills last night -- along with her "Office" co-star Craig Robinson ... when Angela revealed her favorite moment in the show's history.
We did some digging and actually found the clip -- THEY WERE SO YOUNG!!! (And also, we almost forgot Steve Carell was on the show!)
R.I.P. Dunder Mifflin.
'Office' Pulled Gay Joke to Spare My Feelings
4/27/2012 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Office" producers pulled a John Stamos gay joke from a recent promo because they were afraid ... afraid of John Stamos -- this according to John Stamos.
Stamos was out in L.A. yesterday -- and he told us, "They thought that I'd be offended by the gay joke. But apparently, a week before, they didn't see me kiss a man at the GLAAD Awards." (video below)
The joke aired in a recent promo for "The Office" -- in which Andy tries to dump his girlfriend by lying about being gay, claiming, "I'm gay ... I had to fake it. I had to imagine that I was in a steam room with John Stamos." But producers quickly edited it out, and released a new promo instead.
Now we know why.
I Loved 'The Office'
Gay Joke About Me!
4/14/2012 5:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
John Stamos had nothing to do with NBC editing out a gay joke using his name in a promo for "The Office" -- in fact, Stamos says he's ready to take a steam with Ed Helms any time he wants!
As TMZ first reported, NBC aired a promo for the once-funny show in which Andy (Ed Helms) attempts to convince his girlfriend he's actually gay, saying, "I had to imagine that I was in a steam room with John Stamos."
The promo was re-cut, removing Stamos' name. The joke remained in the actual show.
When we caught up with Stamos yesterday in Hollywood, he said he had no problem with the joke or the promo and actually found it quite funny.
Come to think of it ... has John Stamos ever been mad about anything ... ever?
Cuts John Stamos Gay Joke
4/12/2012 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
John Stamos takes steam room showers with gay men -- at least that's the joke that's been running in a recent promo for "The Office" ... a joke that has since been awkwardly edited out.
The original promo aired on NBC for several days beginning last Thursday -- advertising an upcoming episode of the "The Office," in which Andy (Ed Helms) attempts to dump his girlfriend by lying about being gay. In the promo, Andy says, "I'm gay ... I had to fake it. I had to imagine that I was in a steam room with John Stamos."
But this morning, viewers began to notice ANOTHER version of the same promo -- in which the words "John Stamos" have been clumsily edited out.
Now -- instead of Andy saying "I had to imagine that I was in a steam room with John Stamos" -- he says, "I had to imagine that I was in a steam room with ..." and it cuts to a voice over saying, "cool guys."
It begs the question -- why is "The Office" backing off the John Stamos gay joke?
We reached out to Stamos' people -- so far, no word back. A rep for NBC had no comment.
'Office' Star -- 'It Sucks' Steve Carell Is Leaving
10/29/2010 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mindy Kaling -- who plays Kelly Kapoor on "The Office" -- is pretty bummed out that Steve Carell is leaving the show after this season ... telling us, "It sucks."
Kaling was leaving a Links of London event in L.A. last night -- adding, "I'm sad [Steve] is going to leave."
Michael or Dwight?
Here's What She Said
6/2/2009 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pam from 'The Office' -- Who'd You Rather?
4/29/2009 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Picked ... For Jury Duty!
1/23/2008 8:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ was in the courtroom when Steve Carell was picked for jury duty. Do you think his "Office" will pay him for that??
He's been selected to serve on the jury in a civil case over some type of employment dispute. Both sides are Korean and non-English speaking, and we're told an interpreter will be present for the duration of the trial. As a juror, he'll be paid $15.00 a day -- that's at least something during the strike!
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" is due back in court tomorrow at 9:00 AM PT.