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Merchant Bemoans Gervais' Star Appeal

British funnyman STEPHAN MERCHANT is jealous his EXTRAS co-star RICKY GERVAIS boasts more celebrity friends than he does. Merchant, who also worked with Gervais on hit show THE OFFICE, can't understand why he is continually...

Extra Jensen Reveals Bloom Crush

EXTRAS star ASHLEY JENSEN has such a crush on ORLANDO BLOOM she plucked up the courage to ask for his number when they filmed an episode of the hit show together. Jensen, who plays RICKY...

Gervais: 'Acting Is Too Difficult'

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS insists he's not tempted to further his big screen acting career - because he finds it hard to concentrate on "serious roles". THE OFFICE funnyman admits he hasn't felt the lure...

Stiller Tops Movie Charts

Ben Stiller's new movie, Night at the Museum, has proved itself to be a festive family favourite at the box office.The film sees Stiller star alongside British comedian Ricky Gervais and Mrs Doubtfire actor Robin...

By on 26 December 2006

The Office Almost Scrapped Over Director Row

Hit comedy THE OFFICE was almost scrapped before production got underway, after creators RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT fell out with the BBC. In a forthcoming documentary, producer TOBY STEVENS reveals BBC bosses wanted to...

George Michael Pays Tribute To Nurses

George Michael gave a free concert last night to nurses working in the NHS to thank them for the care they gave his late mother.Thousands attended the gig at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London,...

By on 21 December 2006

British Kids 'Loving' American Dream

In an age of Asbos, happy-slapping and camera phone-recorded muggings in Britain, it may seem odd that one of the biggest selling DVDs for teens this Christmas is not a gritty action flick or an...

By on 21 December 2006

Gervais Turned Down 80 Movie Roles

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS turned down 80 movies roles after finding fame in hit comedy THE OFFICE. Gervais insists he only now feels like a proper actor after co-starring with BEN STILLER in new movie...

Gervais Makes Christmas A Lottery

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is taking his chances on Christmas presents this year (06) - he's buying his relatives GBP1,000 ($1,950) worth of lottery scratch cards. THE OFFICE star spent GBP10 ($19.5) on cards for...

Gervais: Borat Is Funnier Than Me

Despite winning numerous awards and scientists proclaiming that he has the ultimate comedy face, Ricky Gervais believes his talents are far outshone by Borat.Sacha Baron Cohen's faux Kazakh reporter is currently both shocking and entertaining...

By on 19 December 2006

Gervais Finally Feels Like A 'Proper Actor'

THE OFFICE star RICKY GERVAIS felt like a "proper actor" for the first time when he teamed up with BEN STILLER to star in new movie NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM. The Golden Globe winner, who...

Gervais Tips Borat For Golden Globe

RICKY GERVAIS is tipping fellow British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN to follow in his footsteps by triumphing at next year's (07) Golden Globe Awards. Gervais Best won a Best Actor For A Television Series Golden...

Fame Made Gervais Feel Fat

THE OFFICE star RICKY GERVAIS had no idea people saw him as overweight until he found fame, because of the way the media describes him. The Golden Globe winner is tired of being described in...

Merchant Trumps Gervais At Comedy Awards

Stephen Merchant beat his comic partner Ricky Gervais to be named as the best TV comedy actor for his performance in Extras.Merchant appears as incompetent acting agent Darren Lamb in the BBC2 show.Gervais was nominated...

By on 14 December 2006

Cohen, Merchant And Church Win Comedy Awards

Former soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH and funnymen SACHA BARON COHEN and STEPHEN MERCHANT were among the winners at the British Comedy Awards in London last night (13DEC06). Cohen and his BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR...

Arnie For Extras?

Arnold Schwarzenegger could one day appear on the hit television series Extras, well, that's if creator Ricky Gervais has his way.The Terminator actor and now governor of California is just one of a number of...

By on 12 December 2006

Gervais Finds Fame Is Popular

RICKY GERVAIS and his bank manager certainly will be "'aving a laugh" after the rotund funnyman's latest tour, FAME, sold out many of its dates within minutes of going on sale this morning.Fans of THE...

By on 12 December 2006

Gervais Wants Arnie

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has sent out invitations for ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, MERYL STREEP, BRUCE WILLIS, DICK VAN DYKE and MICKEY ROONEY to guest star in the third season of EXTRAS. In the first two seasons...

Gervais' House Plans Upset Neighbours

English funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has upset his London neighbours with plans to build an underground swimming pool in his Hampstead mansion. THE OFFICE and EXTRAS creator recently purchased a $3.9 million (GBP2 million) home in...

St Paul's Wedding For Office Receptionist

Not even A-list celebrities get to have their wedding at St Paul's cathedral in London, but that didn't stop actress Lucy Davis tying the knot there today.Davis, best known for playing receptionist Dawn Tinsley in...

By on 09 December 2006

Stiller's 'Monster' Script Shock

BEN STILLER tried to get out of appearing as himself in British TV comedy EXTRAS - because he thought people would always see him as a "monster" afterwards. The Hollywood actor committed to the part...

Cowell Refused To Sing On Extras

AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL refused to make a karaoke cameo on RICKY GERVAIS' TV show EXTRAS because he can't sing. The music mogul has broken thousands of young hopefuls' hearts with savage appraisals of...

Gervais And Merchant Go Head-to-head

Comedy duo RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT will compete with each other for the Best TV Actor prize at the British Comedy Awards. The pair have both been nominated in the same category. Their latest...

Radcliffe Explains Controversial Theatre Role

LATEST: Teenage actor DANIEL RADCLIFFE has defended his upcoming nude theatre role as the perfect chance to distance himself from his boy wizard character in the HARRY POTTER films. The 17-year-old is desperate to carve...

Corbett Denies Cocaine Rumours

British TV star RONNIE CORBETT has laughed off rumours of drug abuse after convincingly simulating cocaine use on RICKY GERVAIS' comedy series EXTRAS last week (05OCT06). The episode saw Corbett, 75, and Gervais in a...

Extras Actress Scared Of Hollywood

EXTRAS star ASHLEY JENSEN is terrified of turning into an anorexic "tanorexic" when she arrives in Hollywood. The Scottish actress, who plays RICKY GERVAIS' sidekick in the BBC comedy, has recently landed a role in...

Gervais' Animal Sanctuary Dreams

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS dreams of leaving behind his TV career so he can open an animal sanctuary. THE OFFICE creator Gervais admits he would like nothing better than living with nature in the countryside....

Gervais Has No Plans To Extend Extras Run

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...

Gervais Denies Celebrity Exploitation

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has furiously denied employing A-list stars on hit show EXTRAS solely to improve ratings. Although the comedian admits Hollywood actors like SAMUEL L JACKSON and BEN STILLER pull in huge audiences,...

Office Snapped Up By Itv

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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