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Stephen Merchant's Play To Close Early

The Office co-writer made his West End theatre debut in The Mentalists in July (15) but the dark comedy's run has been shortened due to its disappointing box office performance and will close...

Hayley Atwell: 'I Was Not In A Car Accident With Stephen Merchant'

The Captain America: The First Avenger star was first linked to Ricky Gervais' longtime comedy partner after they were spotted together on a night out in London, and in February (15), reports suggested...

Ricky Gervais To Make The Office Spin-off Without Stephen Merchant

Ricky Gervais will reportedly make 'The Office' movie without the help of Stephen Merchant.The duo worked together on the original TV series, but will not be reuniting for the much-anticipated movie - titled 'Life On...

Stephen Merchant To Avoid Nude Scene In Debut Play

The Office co-writer agreed to play lead character Ted in The Mentalists during its run in the West End, but as he gears up to take over the role next month (Jul15), Merchant...

Stephen Merchant Risks Back Injury With Stooping

The Office co-writer, who stands at a towering six foot, seven inches (2.01 metres) tall, has been warned he is at risk of suffering a curvature of the spine because he frequently has...

'The Office' Spin Off Movie Approved

Ricky Gervais helped revolutionise British comedy at the turn of the millennium with ‘The Office’, which ended with a Christmas special in 2003. More than a decade later, however, David Brent is finally making a...

Stephen Merchant To Make West End Debut

British actor/comedian Stephen Merchant is to make his West End debut in a revival of comedy show The Mentalists in July (15).The Extras actor will appear opposite Gavin and Stacey star Steffan Rhodri in the...

Stephen Merchant In A Car Crash

British actor Stephen Merchant was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles last week (ends22Feb15).Ricky Gervais' comedy partner and the Captain America star were driving through Melrose Avenue at the time of the shunt...

Ll Cool J To Host Lip-sync Battle Show

Rapper/actor Ll Cool J has been tapped to host a new Tv lip-syncing battle series executive produced by actors John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant.The hip-hop star will emcee the competition programme called Lip Sync Battle,...

John Krasinski And Stephen Merchant To Take Part In Lip-sync Battle Show

Actor John Krasinski and British funnyman Stephen Merchant are teaming up with U.S. comedian Jimmy Fallon to launch a new Tv lip-syncing battle series.Tv host Fallon has had both actors on his previous Late Night...

Possible David Brent Movie Will Feature Real Departure For Former Paper Merchant

If, and we mean if, David Brent makes his feature debut in a movie, then it won’t be anything to do with the 2-series BBC sitcom that thrust the character into the hallowed ground of...

Stephen Merchant Too Geeky To Attract Women

British funnyman Stephen Merchant still feels too geeky to attract women, despite his success in Hollywood.The long-term writing partner of Ricky Gervais has enjoyed a good run in the U.S. with films including I Give...

Stephen Merchant: 'I'd Love To Be More Like James Bond Pierce Brosnan'

Gangly British funnyman Stephen Merchant came to the harsh realisation he'll never match up to movie stars like Pierce Brosnan when he was caught with his flies down at the Golden Globes.Ricky Gervais' longtime Tv...

James Mcavoy Gets The Critics And Stars Excited With His Performance In Macbeth

James McAvoy in Macbeth is causing quite a stir. Both the critics and the stars in the audience have lavished praise over the Scottish actor who has applied his trade in Hollywood, in X Men...

Dean Gaffney Car Crash Injuries "Not Thought To Be Life Threatening"

It appears Dean Gaffney had a lucky escape after a car crash in Derby on Wednesday evening (January 30, 2013). The 34-year-old was returning home after starring in a stage production of A Murder Is...

Stephen Merchant Apologises For Autism Remark

British writer/actor Stephen Merchant has apologised for poking fun at sufferers of autism in a U.K. Tv interview on Friday (25Jan13).Ricky Gervais' comedy partner sparked complaints with his appearance on The Graham Norton Show, where...

Dan Mazer: I Give It A Year Is Anti-rom-com

Dan Mazer made 'I Give It A Year' because he was bored of romantic comedies.The 'Borat' screenwriter has revealed he wanted to surprise the public with his directorial debut and give a fresh perspective on...

Dan Mazer Planning New Sacha Baron Cohen Collaboration?

Dan Mazer wants to work with Sacha Baron Cohen again.The British director has hinted he will team up with the funnyman - with whom he co-scripted 'Borat' and 'Bruno' - in the near future and...

Stephen Merchant To Get U.s. Sitcom

British writer/actor Stephen Merchant is following his pal Ricky Gervais to Hollywood - Tv bosses want him to make a sitcom based on his stand-up comedy routine.Merchant teamed up with Gervais to help write hit...

Rose Byrne Terrified Filming I Give It A Year

Rose Byrne was petrified by the doves on the 'I Give It A Year' set.The 'Bridesmaids' actress turned into a nervous wreck while shooting the scene in Dan Mazer's new comedy where Simon Baker -...

The Name's Gaffney, Dean Gaffney: Actor Applies For Job At Mi5

Former Eastenders actor Dean Gaffney, 34, has applied for a job as Mobile Surveillance Officer with the secret service. The soap-star played Albert Square's Robbie Jackson before later mocking himself on Ricky Gervais and Stephen...

Emma Stone's Sex Tape Does Not Feature Andrew Garfield

Emma Stone's alleged sex-tape does not feature her Amazing Spider-Man co-star and current boyfriend Andrew Garfield. RadarOnline.com previously reported how a home video of the Easy A star was in existence, though the website claims...

The Inbetweeners Goes Stateside: But Can It Really Work?

The U.S has a penchant for remaking popular British sitcom, and their most recent endeavour to revamp hit-show, The Inbetweeners for Mtv is the latest to hit American shores. The original, which features four girl-obsessed,...

Cat Deeley To Host Dating Version Of 'The Voice'

Cat Deeley has landed the role of hosting new Fox dating show 'The Choice', which has a mysteriously similar concept to Nbc's singing contest 'The Voice'. The show, premiering on June 7 2012, will feature...

Ricky Gervais' 'Life's Too Short' Walks Tall After Premiere

Following its run on British television, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's latest comedy 'Life's Too Short' made its debut on American screens last night, February 19th, airing on the Hbo network. Starring Warwick Davis -...

Stephen Merchant Struggling To Find Love

Writer/actor Stephen Merchant is struggling to find love because he still feels like "an awkward teenager" around women.The Brit, who co-wrote TV hits The Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais, has been single since splitting...

This Is Spinal Tap Tops Comedy Movie Poll

'This Is Spinal Tap' has been voted the greatest movie comedy of all time.The 1984 cult mockumentary - which was directed by Rob Reiner and featured a cast of unknowns playing a spoof band who...

Stephen Merchant's 'Joy' At Ricky Gervais Hiatus

Writer Stephen Merchant was desperate to break up his comedy partnership with Ricky Gervais because the pair had become like an old married couple.Merchant and Gervais first found fame when they co-wrote The Office, and...

Stephen Merchant Faced Naked Autograph Hunter

Stephen Merchant was once asked for an autograph by a naked man.The 'Hall Pass' actor says people often recognise him and ask for his signature but one of his most unusual experiences was when a...

Owen Wilson Loved Being A Geek

Owen Wilson was glad he got to play a nerd in new comedy movie 'Hall Pass'. The actor - who is reputed to be a party animal in real life - confessed he relished the...

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