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Ricky Gervais To Leave Fortune To Animals In Need

Ricky Gervais wants to leave his entire fortune to animal charities just before he dies. The 56-year-old comedian - who has been an animal activist for years - initially vowed to give all his cash...

Kermit The Frog Voice Actor Quits

Steve Whitmire has quit as the voice of Kermit the Frog after 27 years. The 57-year-old puppeteer inherited the iconic role in 1990 following the death of Jim Henson - who created the Muppets -...

Ricky Gervais: Fame Is Ruthless

Ricky Gervais thinks fame has become a ''ruthless and demanding profession''.The 56-year-old star believes people ''would rather be known as an idiot'' nowadays than not at all.He said: ''When I wrote The Office, I watched...

Ricky Gervais Had Fame Fear

Ricky Gervais used to ''fear'' fame.The 'Office' star was worried about being regarded as a ''celebrity'' when he first found success and was concerned he'd lose his privacy.He said: ''When I was about to be...

Ricky Gervais Defends Himself After Aids Joke Controversy

Comedian Ricky Gervais has moved to defend himself after he made a controversial joke about AIDS on Twitter earlier this week, angering a substantial part of social media as it spread.The 55 year old former...

Ricky Gervais Donates $45k To Charity

Ricky Gervais has donated around $45,000 to charity.The 55-year-old comedian has donated the whopping sum - $25,000 of which came from the proceeds raised from his recent show at New York City's Madison Square Garden...

Ricky Gervais Working On Sitcom

Ricky Gervais is developing a new sitcom.The 55-year-old comedian is known for starring in comedy shows such as the UK version of 'The Office' and 'Extras', but the star - who hasn't appeared in a...

Alesha Dixon Wants To Be The 'Next J.k. Rowling

Alesha Dixon hopes her children's book will go on to become as big as the 'Harry Potter' series and make her the ''next J.K Rowling''.The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge has signed a deal with Scholastic...

Ricky Gervais Defends His Dead Baby Joke After Parents Walk Out Of Show

The controversial funnyman upset Suzi and Ryan Gourley, whose son Eli was stillborn last year (16), during the gig in Belfast, and they stood up and left the venue. The Gourleys have...

Ricky Gervais Defends Himself Over 'Dead Baby' Joke

Ricky Gervais has defended the nature of “offensive jokes” in the aftermath of the complaints of a grieving couple who walked out of his current stand-up show over a controversial joke about a dead baby.Ryan...

Alesha Dixon Reveals Plan To Write Her Own Children's Books

Alesha Dixon is to write two children's books about a female superhero.The 38-year-old beauty has signed a deal with Scholastic to write two books that centre on Aurora Beam, a young superhero, and Alesha has...

Ricky Gervais Halts Stand-up Show After Suffering Health Scare

The comedian was performing at Colston Hall in Bristol, England on the second night of his Humanity stand-up tour when he was forced to leave the stage and take a break because he...

Ricky Gervais Annoyed At Royals' Requests For Free Gig Tickets

The 55-year-old comedian, who is embarking on a world tour, his first in seven years, says he often gets requests from some of the world's biggest stars for freebie tickets. Speaking to...

Ricky Gervais Reveals His Diet Struggles

Ricky Gervais is finding it tough to lose weight because he can't stop drinking wine.The 55-year-old comedian made a conscious effort to live more healthily after he hit his mid-40s, but has admitted his weight-loss...

Ricky Gervais Won't Cut Wine Out Of His Diet

The 55-year-old comedian made a decision to start living a healthier lifestyle when he hit his mid-40s, but his weight loss has been hampered by his evening wine consumption. "I was...

Ricky Gervais Halts Tv Interview To Help Find 15-Year-old Dog A Home

The hosts of Good Morning America were chatting to Gervais about his new David Brent: Life on the Road film when he stopped them short and said he'd rather focus his attention on...

George Michael Fans Call For A Memorial Bench In Hampstead Heath

George Michael fans want to put a special memorial bench in the London park where he joked about picking up strangers for sex.The 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker died at his home on Christmas Day (25.12.16) and...

Moby And Ricky Gervais Applaud Ringling Bros. Circus Shutdown

Officials at the historic circus announced on Saturday (14Jan17) the travelling show will be closing for good in May (17), after 146 years - and animal lovers took to social media to applaud...

Friday The 13th: The Best Twitter Tributes

It's Friday the 13th! The most superstitious date of the year that usually occurs at least twice. Plenty of people have been Tweeting about this date, from hilarious memes and memorable gifs to multiple references...

George Michael Dies Aged 53

George Michael has died at the age of 53.The pop legend passed away at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, South East England, on Christmas Day (25.12.16).George's publicist confirmed the sad news, saying in a statement:...

Ricky Gervais Is Taking A Year Off From Movies And Sitcoms

Ricky Gervais is taking a year off from making movies and sitcoms.The 55-year-old star has revealed his intention to solely focus on his stand-up comedy tour, 'Humanity', in 2017, rather than writing and starring in...

Ricky Gervais: 'I Want To Say Everything Before I Die'

The 55-year-old comedian is no stranger to hitting headlines with his close to the mark comments, and divided opinion with his style of humour when he hosted the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year (16)....

Ricky Gervais Is Terrified Of What People Think Of Him

Ricky Gervais has always ''feared fame'' and constantly worries about being labelled a ''horrible'' celebrity.The 55-year-old comedian - who has just announced he is going on his 'Humanity' stand-up tour in 2017 - accepts his...

Ricky Gervais: There's 'No Point' Marry Jane Fallon

Ricky Gervais ''doesn't see the point'' in marrying Jane Fallon.The 'David Brent: Life on the Road' star has been in a relationship with the 55-year-old author since 1984 but sees no point on walking down...

Ricky Gervais Announces First Dates Of World Tour

Ricky Gervais has announced his first stand-up world tour in seven years.The 55-year-old actor has revealed he will be making appearances in the likes of Bristol, York and Cardiff for his 2017 world tour 'Humanity',...

Ricky Gervais Stays Healthy So He'll Die As 'Slowly As Possible'

Ricky Gervais stays healthy because he wants to die as ''slowly'' as possible.The 55-year-old comedian has taken up a regular rigorous exercise routine in recent years so he can continue to enjoy many of the...

Ricky Gervais To Perform As David Brent For U.k. Charity Telethon

The funnyman revived Brent from U.K. TV show The Office for 2016 movie David Brent: Life on the Road, which followed the hapless salesman touring the U.K. as a budding musician. Ricky wrote...

Ricky Gervais Hates Getting Older

Ricky Gervais wants to live long enough to trip over his ''pendulous testicles''. The 55-year-old comedian has admitted everything about growing old is ''bad'', he panics every morning in case he doesn't wake up, and...

Mel Brooks Leads Tributes To Gene Wilder

The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, has confirmed the actor passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut earlier this month (Aug16) due to complications from Alzheimer's disease....

'Mrs Brown's Boys' Named Best British Sitcom Of 21st Century

Radio Times readers have voted ‘Mrs Browns Boys’ the best British sitcom of the 21st century, beating Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s ‘The Office’. Over 14,000 votes were cast in the online poll, but many...

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