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Gervais Has No Plans To Extend Extras Run

14th September 2006

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS has no plans to make a third series of his hit British TV comedy EXTRAS, because he hates shows which run past their sell by date. The Golden Globe winner...

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Office Snapped Up By Itv

7th September 2006

The US version of RICKY GERVAIS' celebrated comedy THE OFFICE will be aired on British screens by ITV, after the independent network outbid broadcast giant the BBC. The BBC made the original UK series, and...

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Gervais Teases Coldplay Star

6th September 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has used his new series of his star-studded TV show EXTRAS to take a good-natured swipe at COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN. The THE OFFICE star interviews Martin, who plays himself in...

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Gervais To Give Up Comedy?

5th September 2006

British actor/writer RICKY GERVAIS wants to move away from the comedy world to focus on more large-scale TV drama shows. The funnyman made his name with British comedies THE OFFICE and EXTRAS - but now...

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Ventriloquist Shocked By Ricky's 'Racist' Script

4th September 2006

A British ventriloquist has slammed the script he was sent for a forthcoming episode of hit RICKY GERVAIS show EXTRAS as "pure filth". Veteran star KEITH HARRIS, famous for his TV act with a toy...

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Gervais Defends Disabled Gags

3rd September 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has hit back at complaints his sketches poking fun at disabled people are in poor taste. THE OFFICE star concedes his writing is sometimes "uncomfortable" but insists a scene in the...

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Hargitay And Sutherland Take Home First Emmy Awards

28th August 2006

LAW + ORDER: SVU star MARISKA HARGITAY and 24's KIEFER SUTHERLAND both took home their first Emmys at Sunday's (27AUG06) Primetime Emmy Award ceremony. Hargitay had been nominated three consecutive times, and Sutherland won his...

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O'brien Opens Show With A Bang

28th August 2006

Host CONAN O BRIEN got Sunday's (27AUG06) Emmy Awards show off to a rousing start in a pre-taped sequence which found him aloft in a jetliner en route to Los Angeles which crashes into the...

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Gervais Training Video Removed From Internet

24th August 2006

RICKY GERVAIS is battling hit internet site YouTube after two supposedly private training videos for Microsoft were leaked onto it last month (JUL06). The clips see THE OFFICE star in his cult DAVID BRENT role...

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Gervais: My Life Is 'One Long Vacation'

23rd August 2006

RICKY GERVAIS insists he doesn't go on holiday - because his life isn't tough enough to ever need a vacation. THE OFFICE creator enjoys his job so much he doesn't want to stop working, even...

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Gervais And Mckellen Battle Over Script

20th August 2006

Hollywood star SIR IAN MCKELLEN battled with British comedian RICKY GERVAIS over the script for his appearance in THE OFFICE's creator's comedy EXTRAS. MCKellen plays himself in an episode of the forthcoming second series of...

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Canadian The Office Pays Tribute To Gervais

18th August 2006

An upcoming French-language Canadian adaptation of THE OFFICE will pay tribute to show creator RICKY GERVAIS by using his surname for its lead character. Funnyman Gervais played DAVID BRENT in the BBC original, which was...

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Kutcher Creates New Comedy

15th August 2006

JUST MARRIED star ASHTON KUTCHER is producing a new comedy for the US ABC network about a woman who returns to her school to become a guidance counselor. The series is the first scripted...

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Freeman Thrilled With Rembrandt Role

4th August 2006

British actor MARTIN FREEMAN was thrilled to be asked to play Dutch painter REMBRANDT HARMENSZOON VAN RIJN - because he previously feared he would always be typecast as average losers. THE OFFICE star is currently...

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Gervais To Quit Comedy

26th July 2006

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS will quit comedy after the second series of hit show EXTRAS to concentrate on acting in serious dramas. THE OFFICE star is desperate to try his hand at something new and...

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Grey's Anatomy Wins Over Tv Critics In Us And Canada

24th July 2006

GREY'S ANATOMY won the Best Programme award at North America's Television Critics Association awards in Pasadena, California, yesterday (23JUL06). Other winning shows included Outstanding Drama LOST, Outstanding Comedy THE OFFICE and Outstanding New Programme MY...

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Grey's Anatomy Wins Over Tv Critics In Us And Canada

24th July 2006

GREY'S ANATOMY won the Best Programme award at North America's Television Critics Association awards in Pasadena, California, yesterday (23JUL06). Other winning shows included Outstanding Drama LOST, Outstanding Comedy THE OFFICE and Outstanding New Programme MY...

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Tv Funnyman Wants Miami Vice Sequel Role

23rd July 2006

US funnyman RAINN WILSON is so desperate to land a part in a possible MIAMI VICE movie sequel he's appeared alongside the film's star COLIN FARRELL on TV dressed like detective SONNY CROCKETT. Crockett, played...

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Fascinating Fact 1817

23rd July 2006

ELIZABETH HURLEY and THE OFFICE stars RICKY GERVAIS and MARTIN FREEMAN are auctioning off personal possessions in the name of charity on British DJ JOHNNY VAUGHAN's Capital Radio show today (22JUL06). Proceeds go towards the...

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Fascinating Fact 1813

21st July 2006

JENNA FISCHER, the star of America's version of British sitcom THE OFFICE, was once fired as a kennel assistant for being "too nice" to the dogs. The canine lover also had to quit her job...

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Office Star Says Lohan 'Not Anorexic'

14th July 2006

British actress LUCY DAVIS has leaped to the defence of LINDSAY LOHAN's much-scrutinised weight, insisting the young star is healthy. Davis, who played plump receptionist DAWN in hit British TV series THE OFFICE, says of...

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Original Stars To Visit The Office

10th July 2006

The British stars of the original THE OFFICE show are set to visit the US version of the hit comedy to shoot cameo roles. BEN SILVERMAN, who executive produces the American version for NBC, claims...

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Crook Naked Without Pirate Moustache

7th July 2006

British actor MACKENZIE CROOK is so used to being in character while filming the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy, he would now "feel naked" without his moustache. Crook, who found fame in the award-winning UK...

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Into The West Leads Emmy Primetime Nominations

6th July 2006

STEVEN SPIELBERG's historical mini-series INTO THE WEST leads the nominations for August's (06) Primetime Emmy Awards with 16 nominations KIEFER SUTHERLAND-starring action series 24 has scooped 12 nods, while GREY'S ANATOMY is up for 11...

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Crook: 'I'm Not Going To Do It Forever'

6th July 2006

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN actor MACKENZIE CROOK is already planning to quit acting, so he can fulfil all his other life ambitions. The 34-year-old landed a role in the swashbuckling franchise after appearing in cult...

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Crook: 'I'm A Real Pirate To My Son'

6th July 2006

MACKENZIE CROOK's three-year-old son JUDE has no idea his dad is an actor - because he is convinced he is a real pirate. The toddler, who visited Crook while he shot PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN...

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Fascinating Fact 1716

3rd July 2006

THE OFFICE star MACKENZIE CROOK lives in an art deco house in London which used to belong to comedy legend PETER SELLERS.

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Duffy Unhappy With Pantomime Location

26th June 2006

DALLAS star PATRICK DUFFY is considering pulling out of a British Christmas pantomime after finding out it will not be staged in London as he thought. The 57-year-old actor, better known as oil tycoon BOBBY...

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Bowie Filming Extras With Gervais

8th June 2006

Golden Globe-winning comedian RICKY GERVAIS has filmed an episode for the second series of hit British TV comedy EXTRAS with rock icon DAVID BOWIE. THE OFFICE creator's character ANDY, who is an aspiring actor, bribes...

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Tv Big Hitters Up For Critics Awards

1st June 2006

THE SOPRANOS, 24, MY NAME IS EARL and THE OFFICE are leading the way at the Television Critics Awards, after scooping the most nominations for the 22nd annual awards ceremony. All four shows landed three...

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