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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...

Gervais Teases Coldplay Star

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...

Stewart Sticks Up For Mccartney At Gq Awards

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was awarded the Man Of The Year gong at the GQ Awards in London last night (05SEP06), while rocker ROD STEWART picked up the Outstanding Achievement trophy. The British men's magazine honoured...

Gervais' De Niro Dream

TV funnyman RICKY GERVAIS found himself starstruck when he was granted the opportunity to film a movie scene with legendary actor ROBERT DE NIRO. Gervais has a small part in De Niro's new film STARDUST...

Bloom: 'Depp Is No Hunk'

Hollywood heart-throb ORLANDO BLOOM pokes fun at his PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN co-star JOHNNY DEPP in the upcoming series of British TV comedy EXTRAS, claiming women only had eyes for him on set. Bloom appears...

Gervais To Give Up Comedy?

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...

Ventriloquist Shocked By Ricky's 'Racist' Script

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...

Braff Hails Cohen And Gervais

SCRUBS funnyman ZACH BRAFF has hailed SACHA BARON COHEN and RICKY GERVAIS as his comedy inspirations. The 31-year-old American actor loves British humour and insists he would camp out overnight to watch Cohen's Kazakhstani character...

Gervais Defends Disabled Gags

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...

Youtube Pulls Office "Training Film"

YouTube on Monday said that it had yanked a funny training video for Microsoft produced by and starring Ricky Gervais, the star of the British version of The Office. Playing his role of David Brent,...

Hilton Slams 'Insecure' Gervais

Socialite PARIS HILTON has fired back at British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS for snubbing her on the upcoming series of EXTRAS. The hotel heiress has branded the comic genius too insecure to work with actresses of...

Gervais Training Video Removed From Internet

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...

Gervais: My Life Is 'One Long Vacation'

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...

Mckellen Questions Gervais Joke

Veteran British actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN has launched a veiled attack on GANDHI star SIR BEN KINGSLEY, after complaining RICKY GERVAIS was confusing the actors' pomposity in a new episode of EXTRAS. Gervais was keen...

Gervais And Mckellen Battle Over Script

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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