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Netflix Buys Distribution Rights To Brad Pitt's 'War Machine'

Netflix has taken a significant step in its evolution with the biggest movie purchase in its history, announcing that it has acquired distribution rights to Brad Pitt’s forthcoming military comedy movie War Machine, due for...

Kelly Macdonald Joins Cast Of Gervais' Netflix Movie 'Special Correspondents'

More details have emerged about Ricky Gervais' forthcoming Netflix project Special Correspondents, with the news that Kelly Macdonald, best known as the character Margaret in HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire', will be taking a lead role in...

'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...

Ricky Gervais Secures Financing For The Office Spin-off Film

Ricky Gervais has secured the funding to make a movie based on 'The Office'. The 53-year-old star - who co-wrote and directed the original TV series, in which he starred as David Brent - has...

Ricky Gervais Thinks He's 'Shy'

Ricky Gervais thinks he's more ''shy'' than people realise.The 53-year-old comedian, who created the hit TV series 'The Office' and 'Extras', has claimed the public's perception of him is driven by his on-screen appearances, which...

Ricky Gervais: Oscar Wilde Would Be Trolled On Twitter

Ricky Gervais thinks Oscar Wilde would've been ''trolled'' on Twitter if he was alive today.The 53-year-old comedian believes 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' author would've been ''fun'' to follow on social media if it had...

Netflix Buys Ricky Gervais Comedy Movie, Starring Eric Bana

Netflix has purchased the rights to Special Correspondents, a satirical movie written and directed by Ricky Gervais and starring Eric Bana. It's the latest big name comedy acquisition from the streaming service, which already boasts...

Ricky Gervais To Star In New Netflix Comedy

In Special Correspondents, Bana will play a radio regular who resorts to faking the news. Netflix executives insist the project is "a smart social satire with heart". Announcing the partnership on...

Netflix Strikes Deal With Ricky Gervais For His New Comedy Film

Netflix has expanded its prestige by announcing that it has struck deal securing exclusive rights for the premiere of the forthcoming Ricky Gervais comedy movie Special Correspondents. The streaming giant will unveil the film for...

Ricky Gervais Left Strange Impression On Annie Lennox With Urination Story

The Office star reveals the Eurythmics' hit Right By Your Side will always remind him of a disastrous early date with his longtime partner, Jane Fallon, because he belted out the tune while...

Leonardo Dicaprio And Ricky Gervais Honoured For Animal Welfare Work

The stars have been named among the recipients of the 2015 Genesis Award, a prize which is handed out annually to celebrities who raise awareness of animal welfare issues, along with director Kathryn...

Ricky Gervais Honoured For Humanitarian Work

Ricky Gervais and Leonardo DiCaprio have been given awards for their humanitarian work.The 'Office' star was honoured with the Genesis Award for Social Media by The Humane Society of the United States in aid of...

Ricky Gervais Leads Tributes To Late Sam Simon

Ricky Gervais has led tributes to the late 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon.Sam, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, passed away aged 59 on Sunday (08.03.15) at his home in Los Angeles.Writing on Twitter,...

Stars Campaign To Save Russian Bears

John Hurt, Lena Headey and Ricky Gervais are among the stars backing a campaign to save two bears from captivity at a restaurant in Russia.Members of World Animal Protection have launched a drive to release...

Ricky Gervais Calls On Xi Jinping To Ban China's Ivory Trade

Funnyman Ricky Gervais, nature Tv broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, and actress Joanna Lumley have called on China's President Xi Jinping to ban the country's trade in ivory.They have signed an open letter asking the leader...

Pink Poses Nude For Peta On 90-Foot Billboard

Pink will appear nude on a 90-foot Billboard in Times Square for PETA US. The 'Family Portrait' hitmaker has stripped off in a new shoot for the animal welfare organisation's 'Rather Go Naked Than Wear...

Rob Lowe Heading To Slough For British Tv Comedy

Hollywood actor Rob Lowe is following Ricky Gervais to the small British town of Slough for a new U.K. comedy based around the same location as hit sitcom The Office.Gervais' popular U.K. Tv show was...

Owen Wilson Felt Comfortable With Funny Co-stars On 'Night At The Museum 3'

It's probably true when it comes to most family comedies that being involved is less stressful than a more serious drama, but Owen Wilson feels that doesn't ring more true than on the set of...

A Week In Movies: Sony Gives In To Hackers, Night At The Museum 3 Holds Dual Premieres, Spectre Shoots In London And Trailers Promise Action And Romance This Spring

The big movie news this week has been Sony's decision to cancel the release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview due to threats made by a hacking group. The film had already held...

Ricky Gervais Ends Award-nominated Derek

Funnyman Ricky Gervais has confirmed his hit show Derek has ended, just days after the poignant comedy was nominated for a Golden Globe.The sitcom, centring on the lives of staff at an old folks' care...

Ben Stiller Owns Magical Tablet

Ben Stiller has a magical golden tablet in his house.The 49-year-old actor was gifted the Tablet of Ahkmenrah when filming wrapped on 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb', in which the fictional Egyptian...

Ben Stiller: I'm Lucky To Have Known Robin Williams

Ben Stiller feels ''lucky'' to have got to spend time with the late Robin Williams while making the 'Night At The Museum' films.The 49-year-old actor stars alongside Williams in the latest instalment in the trilogy,...

Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins Meets Tim Canterbury In Snl's 'The Office: Middle Earth'

Martin Freeman's acting career has been just as much an unpredictable a journey as his character Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth quest in 'The Hobbit' series, but can you imagine his two most iconic roles joining...

Paul Mccartney Raps For Meat-free Mondays

Sir Paul McCartney has recorded a rap song to encourage people to go vegetarian. The Beatles frontman enlisted the help of his famous friends, Joanna Lumley, Twiggy, Sharleen Spiteri and Woody Harrelson to shoot a...

Robin Williams And Ben Stiller Re-unite For More Magical Mayhem In 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' [Trailer + Pictures]

Another treat is in store for movie fans this Christmas as the family favourite Night At The Museum returns for a third and final instalment. Entitled Secret of the Tomb, it follows on from 2009's...

Despite Emmy Snub, The Future Is Bright For Netflix (Starting With Gervais Ad)

Netflix probably didn't have any deserved winners of major Emmy awards on Monday night (August 25, 2014). 'House of Cards' - which is fast becoming pure, unadulterated fun more than anything else - was never...

Ricky Gervais Recalls Failed Music Career To Write Life On The Road

Ricky Gervais is using his own failed music career to inspire his latest film 'Life on the Road'.The much-anticipated flick will follow the musical exploits of David Brent - the focal point of Gervais' most...

The David Brent Movie - Life On The Road - Is Set To Go Into Production In 2015

Ricky Gervais is taking his most famous comedy creation to the big screen. David Brent: The Movie, or Life on the Road as it’s actually called, will is currently being developed with BBC Films and...

Ricky Gervais: 'I Feel Sorry For Justin Bieber'

British funnyman Ricky Gervais has expressed his sympathy for Justin Bieber in the aftermath of his racism scandal, insisting the troubled pop star is a victim of childhood stardom.Bieber, 20, who shot to fame as...

Stars Pay Tribute To Tragic Teenager

Simon Pegg, Ricky Gervais and Barry Manilow have joined British Prime Minister David Cameron in mourning the death of a brave teenager who lost a battle with cancer after raising millions for charity.Brit Stephen Sutton,...

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