Students flee studies over rumors of Steve Carell touring UW campus

Rumors remain unconfirmed, speculation

MADISON, Wis. - Students fled from midterm studies and classes Monday after rumors spread on social media that the beloved movie and television star Steve Carell was on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. 

Rumor had it that the Carell -- widely known for his comedic role as Michael Scott in "The Office" as well as in movies including "Anchor Man," "Despicable Me," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Little Miss Sunshine" and more -- was on campus to tour the college with one of his children. This all remains rumor. 

Initial "sightings" of the star were blurry. He was believed to be sporting sunglasses and a baseball cap. 







Later in the day, the photos got clearer and the rumors seemed a little more real. 




Some students posted on social media saying they would leave their classes and abandon their midterm studies to catch a glimpse of the star.




UW-Madison Communications representatives could not confirm or deny the rumors that the Carell was on campus. Carell and his wife -- actress and writer Nancy Carell -- have two children. The older of the two, his daughter, turns 17 soon. 

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