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Gervais Lies His Way To Directorial Debut

13th September 2007

Funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is to make his feature film directorial debut with new comedy THIS SIDE OF THE TRUTH. The four-time Emmy Award nominee will also star in the project, about an entertainer who tells...

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Fascinating Fact 3873

5th September 2007

DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT has signed up to appear in the final series of RICKY GERVAIS' TV show EXTRAS....

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Generous Gervais Donates Show Proceeds To Cancer Charity

29th August 2007

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS has donated the $400,000 (GBP200,000) proceeds from a stand-up performance in Scotland to a cancer charity. The star was criticised recently for charging fans $75 (GBP37.50) to watch his show at the...

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Gervais: 'My Career Is Not In Jeopardy'

7th August 2007

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has dismissed reports his career is in jeopardy after he was allegedly booed offstage at the Concert for Diana. The Office star took to the stage for a stand-up comedy segment...

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Bedingfield Wants Dance Tips From Gervais

6th August 2007

Pop star NATASHA BEDINGFIELD wants British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS to show her the comical dance he performs in comedy series THE OFFICE, so she can teach the routine to JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. The Unwritten hitmaker, who...

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Gervais At Centre Of Ticket Pricing Row

6th August 2007

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has been accused of setting extortionate ticket prices for his 90-minute one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Entry to The Office star's Fame show, scheduled to take place at Edinburgh...

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Groening Begs Gervais For Help

26th July 2007

Cartoonist MATT GROENING is pleading with British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS to return as a guest star in THE SIMPSONS. The Office actor Gervais became the first guest star to receive a writing credit following his...

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Jolie Loves Gervais

25th July 2007

Hollywood star ANGELINA JOLIE is such a huge fan of British comedy THE OFFICE, she can't get enough of RICKY GERVAIS and his hilarious work antics. The Tomb Raider beauty fell in love with the...

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Heroes Triumphs At Tca Awards

23rd July 2007

Supernatural drama Heroes triumphed at the US Television Critics Association (TCA) awards in Los Angeles. The NBC show, which begins in the UK on BBC2 this week, was recognised as the programme of the year...

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Emmy Nods: Sopranos Gets More Bang For The Blank

19th July 2007

The Sopranos may have ended with a blank screen, but it filled up the list of Emmy nominations announced today (Thursday) with 15 bids, including best drama, best actor (James Gandolfini) and best actress (Edie...

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Little Britain Adopted By Us

13th July 2007

Little Britain creators Matt Lucas and David Walliams are to make an American version of the show, it has been announced.Filming on the new project is due to begin in the autumn, with the six-part...

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Funnymen Get Singing On Simpsons Compilation

12th July 2007

Former FRASIER star KELSEY GRAMMER, British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS and satirist 'WEIRD' AL YANKOVIC are all to appear on a new compilation album featuring the hits of THE SIMPSONS. Show producers have remastered almost 40...

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Gervais: 'I've Stopped Brushing My Teeth To Help Environment'

10th July 2007

Funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has come up with the perfect way to help the environment - he has stopped brushing his teeth. The Office star, who appeared at the London leg of the Live Earth concerts...

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Gervais And Rock To Make Buddy Comedy

8th July 2007

Comedians RICKY GERVAIS and CHRIS ROCK want to star in their own buddy cop film, after becoming friends at LIVE EARTH. The pair were both at the London leg of the event introducing other acts,...

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Gervais And Rock To Make Buddy Comedy

7th July 2007

Comedians RICKY GERVAIS and CHRIS ROCK want to star in their own buddy cop film, after becoming friends at LIVE EARTH. The pair were both at the London leg of the event introducing other acts,...

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Timberlake Set For Live Earth

5th July 2007

Justin Timberlake will make a surprise appearance at London's Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium this Saturday.Reports in the Sun newspaper this morning suggested the popstar would perform and this has since been apparently confirmed...

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Groening Praises Gervais

5th July 2007

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has lavished praise on RICKY GERVAIS - because he was a joy to work with. The Extras star appeared in a cameo role on the hit animated series as well...

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Blair Reveals Extras Cameo

4th July 2007

Veteran British entertainer LIONEL BLAIR has been lined up to star in a farewell special of EXTRAS. The comedy show's creator and star RICKY GERVAIS phoned the 75-year-old personally to invite him to follow in...

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Nearly 15 Million Tune In To Diana Concert

3rd July 2007

Nearly 15 million people tuned in to see a number of superstar acts perform at the Concert for Diana on Sunday.The show, which was organised by Princess Diana's sons, Princes William and Harry, was scheduled...

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Diana Fondly Remembered At Wembley Concert

2nd July 2007

A host of artistes from music, theatre, comedy and television performed at Wembley in tribute to Princess Diana. Over 63,000 people, including celebrities such as David Beckham, were in attendance at the charity event which...

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Evan Almighty Flounders

25th June 2007

Hollywood comedy Evan Almighty has reached the number one spot in the North American box office, but with much lower ticket sales than expected.The film starring Steve Carell made $31.1 million (15.6 million) between Friday...

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Gervais: 'Humour Has No Taboos'

25th June 2007

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS laughed through both his parents' funerals because he believes "humour has no taboos". The star insists he was "crying with laughter" for much of his mother Eva's service, and was able...

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Greg Dyke Joins Channel 4 Radio

20th June 2007

Former BBC director-general Greg Dyke has joined Channel 4 Radio as a co-presenter of the Weekly Show.The four-part series gets underway today and sees the former BBC boss working with comedian Mark Dolan on the...

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George Michael To Appear In Extras?

18th June 2007

British pop star GEORGE MICHAEL is reportedly in talks to appear in the last ever episode of RICKY GERVAIS' sitcom EXTRAS. The former Wham! star will appear in the one-off Christmas (07) special, which follows...

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Record Number Of Acts For Edinburgh Fringe

7th June 2007

A record number of acts have been announced for this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival, which gets underway on August 5th.As well as the over 2,000 different theatre, comedy and music shows announced, a number of...

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Queen Named Greatest Living Britain

22nd May 2007

The Queen was named greatest living Briton at the Greatest Britons awards held in London last night.David Beckham was also given a special award recognising his success during a career in the spotlight.Other winners included...

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Victoria Wood Scoops Two Baftas

21st May 2007

Comedienne Victoria Wood scooped two prizes at last night's Bafta television awards as she was recognised by the academy for her performance in a serious role for the first time.The 54-year-old star went home with...

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The Things They Say 4700

20th May 2007

"He could have mentioned this before. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound. I'm sure he would like me to say I've been robbed, and I would agree. And it's not like he hasn't got...

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Baftas Pit Gervais Against Merchant

20th May 2007

Ricky Gervais is pitted against long-time writing partner Stephen Merchant in the best comedy performance category at tonight's Bafta television awards.The pair, who co-wrote cult comedy drama The Office, have both been nominated for their...

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Gervais To Join Spinal Tap

11th May 2007

Spoof rock supergroup SPINAL TAP want British comedian RICKY GERVAIS to join them on stage when they perform at this summer's (07) Live Earth concert. The band, created for 1984 rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap,...

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