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Funnymen Get Singing On Simpsons Compilation

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...

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

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...

Gervais And Rock To Make Buddy Comedy

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,...

Gervais And Rock To Make Buddy Comedy

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,...

Timberlake Set For Live Earth

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...

By on 05 July 2007

Groening Praises Gervais

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...

Blair Reveals Extras Cameo

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...

Nearly 15 Million Tune In To Diana Concert

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...

By on 03 July 2007

Diana Fondly Remembered At Wembley Concert

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...

By on 02 July 2007

Evan Almighty Flounders

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...

By on 25 June 2007

Gervais: 'Humour Has No Taboos'

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...

Greg Dyke Joins Channel 4 Radio

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...

By on 20 June 2007

George Michael To Appear In Extras?

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...

Record Number Of Acts For Edinburgh Fringe

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...

By on 07 June 2007

Queen Named Greatest Living Britain

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...

By on 22 May 2007

Victoria Wood Scoops Two Baftas

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...

By on 21 May 2007

Baftas Pit Gervais Against Merchant

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...

By on 20 May 2007

Gervais To Join Spinal Tap

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,...

Kylie 'To Appear At Diana Concert'

Kylie Minogue will reportedly appear at the Princess Diana memorial concert to take place this summer.A host of acts have been added to the bill since princes William and Harry announced the event and the...

By on 01 May 2007

Gervais 'Not Offering Free Tickets For Unhappy Neighbours'

RICKY GERVAIS has denied claims he has handed his disgruntled London neighbours free tickets to see him perform. A British newspaper claimed Gervais offered the tickets to appease residents near his north London home angry...

Gervais 'Not Offering Free Tickets For Unhappy Neighbours'

RICKY GERVAIS has denied claims he has handed his disgruntled London neighbours free tickets to see him perform. A British newspaper claimed Gervais offered the tickets to appease residents near his north London home angry...

Gervais And Wood Up For Baftas Tv Awards

Comedy stars RICKY GERVAIS and VICTORIA WOOD have been nominated for acting prizes at the forthcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV awards. Gervais is nominated for Best Comedy Performance for his...

Extras Stars Face Bafta Battle

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are to go head-to-head for the best comedy performance at this year's Bafta television awards.The comedy pair are also up against Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley) and Liz Smith...

By on 11 April 2007

Ferrell Desperate To Be On Extras

American funnyman WILL FERRELL is desperate to work on hit BBC television show EXTRAS because he is a huge fan of its creator and star, RICKY GERVAIS. The BLADES OF GLORY star admits he hasn't...

Gervais 'Merely An Extra' Claims Stiller

Comedian Ricky Gervais is more of an extra than a professional actor, according to comments made by Hollywood star Ben Stiller, his co-star in Night at the Museum.In a behind the scenes clip obtained by...

By on 05 April 2007

Gervais Convinces Travolta To Be An Extra

TV funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has won over JOHN TRAVOLTA and convinced him to appear in the Christmas special edition of his show EXTRAS. The Hollywood star had dismissed the idea of appearing as himself in...

Gervais Abused At Awards Show

RICKY GERVAIS was subjected to a foul-mouthed tirade from British TV presenter RICHARD MADELEY last night (28MAR07), because he poked fun at the phone vote scam which has embroiled the chat show host's programme. The...

Ricky And Rude-y As Madeley Turns The Air Blue

John Grisham has been recognised for his contribution to the literary world with a prize for lifetime achievement at the British book awards.Other winners at the ceremony in London included comedians Peter Kay for best...

By on 29 March 2007

Stars Line Up For Bowie's Art + Music Festival

Canadian rockers the ARCADE FIRE, AIR, the POLYPHONIC SPREE and DEERHOOF are the first acts confirmed for the inaugural High Line Festival, which will be curated by DAVID BOWIE. Bowie agreed to select and book...

Merchant Wants Prince For Extras

British comedy actor STEPHEN MERCHANT is desperate for pop superstar PRINCE to star in the final ever episode of his hit show EXTRAS. Merchant and RICKY GERVAIS are planning a Christmas special before ending the...

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