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Gervais Plans To Axe Extras

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS will make a final Christmas special episode of TV hit EXTRAS before axing the show, according to reports. The Emmy-winning creator of THE OFFICE is determined not to risk the failure of...

Record-breaking Night For Comic Relief

Last night's Comic Relief raised a record £40.2 million after a marathon television fundraising extravaganza which featured a host of stars, including Tony Blair.The prime minister participated in a Catherine Tate sketch in which "bovvered"...

By on 17 March 2007

Queen Stars Take Small Screen Crowns

THE QUEEN co-stars DAME HELEN MIRREN and MICHAEL SHEEN have been crowned for their small screen performances at the Royal Television Awards. The ceremony in London last night (13MAR07) saw Mirren honoured for her long-running...

Gervais Baffled By Paparazzi Attraction

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS is baffled by paparazzi photographers who pursue him, because he insists his private life is too boring to feature in the gossip columns. The OFFICE star is happily settled with his...

Gervais Refuses To Diet

English funnyman RICKY GERVAIS refuses to diet, insisting his success in the TV and film industry has nothing to do with his waistline. Unlike many of his contemporaries, who devotes hours to working out each...

Gervais Shortlisted For Book Award

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS' FLANIMALS OF THE DEEP has been nominated for the children's book prize at the Galaxy British Book Awards later this month (MAR07). The illustrated work - about strange animals with weird habits...

Gervais Blasts Foxhunters

Animal-loving funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is disgusted by fox-hunting, claiming the blood sport is carried out by "inbreds". Hunting with dogs was banned in England and Wales in February 2005, but the activity is still carried...

Generous Gervais Offers Dog Reward

Kindhearted British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS was so moved by the plight of a neighbour's missing dog, he's offered a GBP1,000 ($1,950) reward for the pooch's safe return. The EXTRAS star spotted posters appealing for information...

Gervais Wants To Avoid 'Poor Third Series'

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS insists he will tread with caution over plans for new episodes of TV show EXTRAS - as he would hate it to fall victim to "the curse of the third series"....

Gervais Dismisses Reality Tv Appearance

British actor RICKY GERVAIS has ruled out appearing on reality TV shows because he knows he wouldn't last five minutes. The OFFICE comedian admits he couldn't bear being on UK shows I'M A CELEBRITY... GET...

The Departed And Little Miss Sunshine Win Top Writers Guild Awards

MARTIN SCORSESE's gangster movie THE DEPARTED and road comedy LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE walked away with the top prizes at the Writers Guild Of America Awards in Los Angeles last night (11FEB07). WILLIAM MONAHAN won the...

Gervais To Star In Hollywood Romantic Comedy

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has landed a starring role in a Hollywood romantic comedy, but he's refusing to reveal its title. The EXTRAS star recently appeared in BEN STILLER comedy NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, and...

De Niro Yet To Watch His Extras Cameo

ROBERT DE NIRO's cameo on British TV show EXTRAS may have wowed the critics - but the Oscar-winning actor admits he's yet to watch his appearance. The TAXI DRIVER star filmed the self-referential scene after...

Gervais Wants Mel Gibson In Extras Special

RICKY GERVAIS is considering bringing comedy show EXTRAS back for a special episode starring MEL GIBSON. The British comedian vowed the second series of the show - on which a number of A-list stars mock...

Harry Potter Ditches The Glasses And His Clothes

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is set to wow his legion of adolescent fans with his new look for the stage.Radcliffe is appearing in Equus in the West End and, with the opening at the...

By on 30 January 2007

The Who Honoured For Lifetime Achievement

Legendary rockers The Who have received an award for lifetime achievement at London's South Bank Show awards.Band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were presented with the prize last night by ITV's new chairman Michael...

By on 24 January 2007

Davis Settling In America

Former THE OFFICE star LUCY DAVIS is enjoying so much success in the US, she's bought a home in Los Angeles. The 34-year-old shot to fame playing receptionist DAWN in RICKY GERVAIS' hit comedy, and...

Gervais Wants Us Extras

British comedy creator RICKY GERVAIS wants to produce a US version of his TV show EXTRAS, and emulate the success of the trans-Atlantic incarnation of THE OFFICE. And multi-award winning Gervais has already decided who...

Gervais: 'I'm Too Soft'

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS blames his sensitive nature for making him too soft on wannabe actors - and wishes he could be as blunt as AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL. The EXTRAS star is desperate...

Stomp The Yard Rules Us Box Office

Ben Stiller's Night At The Museum has been knocked off the number one spot in the US box office by urban dance film Stomp The Yard.Featuring Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams and Steve Coogan, Night At...

By on 15 January 2007

Gervais Denies Dubbing British Viewers 'Idiots'

RICKY GERVAIS has hit back at claims he dubbed British viewers who don't find his show EXTRAS funny "idiots". A British newspaper today (15JAN07) quoted the comedian defending American TV audiences' grasp of...

Gervais Denies Dubbing British Viewers 'Idiots'

RICKY GERVAIS has hit back at claims he dubbed British viewers who don't find his show EXTRAS funny "idiots". A British newspaper today (15JAN07) quoted the comedian defending American TV audiences' grasp of British irony...

Conti Slams Council Over 'Privacy-breaching' Website

Actor TOM CONTI has slammed London council officials for breaching the privacy of thousands of people by putting photographs of every building in the Camden borough online. The SHIRLEY VALENTINE star is horrified that anyone...

Gervais' Girlfriend Worries About His Reaction To Book

RICKY GERVAIS' girlfriend is worried about showing the British comedian her recently completed first book in case he criticises it. JANE FALLON has been dating THE OFFICE star Gervais for 23 years and she's concerned...

Borat Nominated For Best Comedy

Borat has been nominated for the best comedy at the South Bank Awards.Sacha Baron Cohen's fictional Kazakh journalist goes head to head with Ricky Gervais' drama Extras and the Royle Family's one-off special The Queen...

By on 05 January 2007

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...

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