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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Canadian The Office Pays Tribute To Gervais

An upcoming French-language Canadian adaptation of THE OFFICE will pay tribute to show creator RICKY GERVAIS by using his surname for its lead character. Funnyman Gervais played DAVID BRENT in the BBC original, which was...

Gervais To Quit Comedy

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS will quit comedy after the second series of hit show EXTRAS to concentrate on acting in serious dramas. THE OFFICE star is desperate to try his hand at something new and...

Original Stars To Visit The Office

The British stars of the original THE OFFICE show are set to visit the US version of the hit comedy to shoot cameo roles. BEN SILVERMAN, who executive produces the American version for NBC, claims...

Bbc Sitcoms Coming To The Movies

The BBC's comedy unit and its movie unit are reportedly working together to produce theatrical motion pictures based on the publicly supported broadcaster's hit sitcoms. The BBC website said today that Kenton Allen, creative head...

Into The West Leads Emmy Primetime Nominations

STEVEN SPIELBERG's historical mini-series INTO THE WEST leads the nominations for August's (06) Primetime Emmy Awards with 16 nominations KIEFER SUTHERLAND-starring action series 24 has scooped 12 nods, while GREY'S ANATOMY is up for 11...

Langham Triumphs At Tv Awards

British comedy star CHRIS LANGHAM, who is facing child pornography charges, has triumphed at the Monte Carlo TV Awards on Saturday (01JUL06) - beating RICKY GERVAIS to the gong for Best Comedy Actor. Langham, who...

Cleese Carves Career As 'Comic Professor'

British funnyman JOHN CLEESE has given up acting to teach youngsters the art of comedy. The bumbling FAWLTY TOWERS and MONTY PYTHON star hopes his glittering career in comedy will inspire kids to crack jokes....

Bowie Filming Extras With Gervais

Golden Globe-winning comedian RICKY GERVAIS has filmed an episode for the second series of hit British TV comedy EXTRAS with rock icon DAVID BOWIE. THE OFFICE creator's character ANDY, who is an aspiring actor, bribes...

Gervais Strikes New Deal With Cartoon Bosses

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has reportedly signed a six figure contract to turn his children's book FLANIMALS into a TV cartoon. The Flanimals include HONK, GRUNDIT, MUNTY FLUMPLE, and PUDDLOFLAJ among others, some of which...

Gervais 'Bombed' By Students

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS terrified a group of London students when he pursued them after being blasted by a water bomb. THE OFFICE star was jogging in the British capital when the pranksters from the...

Gervais Gets Serious

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is planning to ditch his trademark brand of comedy, in a bid to reinvent himself as a serious film-maker. Gervais and his writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT may have rocketed to fame...

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