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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...

Steve Carell To Be Joined By Will Ferrell On The Office

STEVE CARELL is to be joined by WILL FERRELL on the US sitcom 'The Office: An American Workplace'STEVE CARELL, the American comedian and actor who plays the hapless boss Michael Scott on 'The Office: An...

Merchant: 'Cowell Shows Are Killing Culture'

Writer/director STEPHEN MERCHANT is the latest star to hit out at SIMON COWELL's slew of TV talent shows, insisting the music mogul is "nailing the coffin closed" on Britain's cultural heritage.The Extras star is not...

Ricky Gervais Reveals Weight Loss Secrets

RICKY GERVAIS, the Golden Globe winning comedian and actor, has revealed the secrets behind his recent weight loss which has seen him shed around 20 pounds, reports People Magazine. The 49-year-old star of 'The Office'...

Ricky Gervais' Elton Movie

Ricky Gervais based 'Cemetery Junction' around a Sir Elton John song.The British funnyman claims he and co-writer Stephen Marchant agreed to set the movie - about a group of teenagers growing up in Reading, South...

Jenna Fischer Marries

Jenna Fischer has married her partner of two years Lee Kirk.'The Office' star got engaged last summer during a tour of Europe and her co-star Rainn Wilson has revealed the nuptials - which were held...

Humour Lover Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant doesn't want to make comedy movies. The Emmy Award winning writer - whose new film 'Cemetery Junction' stars long-time collaborator Ricky Gervais - admits he is keen to make movies that contain humour,...

Ricky Gervais Makes British Rebel Film

Ricky Gervais wants 'Cemetery Junction' to be a "British 'Rebel Without A Cause'".The 'Invention of Lying' actor and comedy writer has tried to capture the essence of a number of classic movies in his latest...

Extras Star Merchant Calls Off Relationship

EXTRAS star STEPHEN MERCHANT has reportedly parted ways with his girlfriend of two years. The actor, who co-wrote TV hits The Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais, is said to have broken off his relationship with...

Merchant: 'I Don't Buy Gifts For Gervais'

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS will be fruitlessly searching under the Christmas tree for a gift from his writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT - because his pal hasn't bought him a present. The Emmy-winning actor, who...

Elton Plays Down Feud With Merchant

SIR ELTON JOHN has dismissed reports of a feud between himself and British comedian STEPHEN MERCHANT, after the actor left the Rocket Man singer waiting during a London awards ceremony earlier this week. John was...

Madonna For Extras?

Pop superstar MADONNA is set to star in the last ever episode of RICK GERVAIS' hit TV comedy EXTRAS. Gervais and writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT will end the programme's two series run with a star-studded...

Merchant Turns Down Naked Offer

EXTRAS star STEPHEN MERCHANT turned down the chance to pose completely nude for Cosmopolitan, because he feared bosses at the women's magazine were mocking him. At six foot seven inches (2.1 metres) tall, the writer/comedian...

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...

Gervais Confirms Final Extras Episode

LATEST: British comedian RICKY GERVAIS has confirmed he will make one final episode of his TV hit EXTRAS. Gervais and his writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT have decided to end the BBC show with one more...

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...

Mirren Nominated For Tv Award

DAME HELEN MIRREN is looking to follow-up her Oscars success next month (13MAR07) with a small screen acting honour at the Royal Television Society Awards. Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress at the London...

Merchant Turns Down Naked Centrefold

British funnyman STEPHEN MERCHANT is refusing to bare all for a UK magazine - fearing pictures of his skinny frame could "come back to haunt me". The writer/comedian, who plays geeky agent DARREN LAMB in...

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...

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...

Cohen, Merchant And Church Win Comedy Awards

Former soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH and funnymen SACHA BARON COHEN and STEPHEN MERCHANT were among the winners at the British Comedy Awards in London last night (13DEC06). Cohen and his BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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