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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...

Messing To Star In Dream Shows

WILL + GRACE star DEBRA MESSING wants to continue her career in television - by making guest appearances on her favourite shows. The comedy actress is a big fan of shows such as LAW +...

Gervais To Film Extras At Baftas

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS will be working overtime at Sunday's (07MAY06) BAFTA Television Awards - he's filming an episode of his award-winning TV show EXTRAS during the ceremony. Gervais and his Extras co-star ASHLEY JENSEN will...

Abrams Seeks Gervais Collaboration

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III director JJ ABRAMS is "begging" British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS to collaborate on a new project with him. The film-maker, who also created hit US TV drama LOST, is so keen to work...

Gervais Lands Bafta Writing Nomination

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has been hailed for his comedy writing, with hit show EXTRAS earning a BAFTA Craft Awards nomination. The comic genius joins colleague STEPHEN MERCHANT on the shortlist, and will compete against...

Gervais Slams UK Entertainment Industry

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has hit out at his country's TV comedies and dramas, insisting they are lacklustre and tired. The outspoken THE OFFICE creator is underwhelmed by UK television and believes it is created...

Moore And Williams Team Up For Wedding Comedy

Oscar-winner ROBIN WILLIAMS will team up with MANDY MOORE in the big screen romantic comedy LICENSE TO WED. The story focuses on a young couple whose wedding plans are interrupted when a pushy minister (Williams)...

Gervais Added To Guinness Book Of Records

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has been added to the Guinness Book of Records after scoring the world's most successful podcast. More than 500,000 fans a week have been downloading the Internet snippet and THE OFFICE...

Gervais: 'Simpsons Role Was Dream Come True'

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has hailed his cameo on cult cartoon THE SIMPSONS as the pinnacle of his comedic career. THE OFFICE and EXTRAS star, who refers to the MATT GROENING-created show as "the...

Gervais Sees Shows Compete At Rose D'or Awards

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS's sitcom EXTRAS will go head-to-head with the US version of his first comedy THE OFFICE at this year's (06) Rose D'Or awards. The awards, which will take place in Switzerland...

Gervais Takes Office Job In France

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has agreed to let hit comedy THE OFFICE be translated for a European audience. The French adaptation - called LE BUREAU - sees embarrassing boss DAVID BRENT transformed into GILLES...

Gervais To Write For Us Office

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS has been approached to write an episode for the third series of the hit US version of the comedy. The English comedian starred as cringe-inducing boss DAVID BRENT in...

Gervais Plans Move To Us

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS is shunning his native Britain to set up home in America. The actor and comedian, who recently scripted his very own episode of THE SIMPSONS, has spent so much...

Chickenpox Shuts Down Production Of My Name Is Earl

Producers of hit US comedy MY NAME IS EARL have been forced to halt work on the show, after its star JASON LEE contracted the highly contagious disease chickenpox. The actor, who last week...

Us Office To End Early

The US version of hit British TV show THE OFFICE will end its season early, because lead star STEVE CARRELL has urgent filming commitments. The 42-year-old funnyman, who stars as cringe-making boss MICHAEL SCOTT,...

Gervais Is A Hit With The Simpsons

THE SIMPSONS bosses were so thrilled with RICKY GERVAIS' appearance on the cult animation comedy, they want the Brit to join the cast permanently. The Emmy-winning THE OFFICE creator, who wrote and starred in...

Gervais Turned Down Christmas Special Of The Office

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS turned down the opportunity to make a one-off Christmas edition of his Grammy-winning TV show THE OFFICE. Gervais, who secured cult status as nightmare boss DAVID BRENT in the BBC...

Simpsons Creator Eyes Little Britain Stars

THE SIMPSONS creator MATT GROENING has announced plans to recruit LITTLE BRITAIN stars MATT LUCAS and DAVID WALLIAMS for a guest appearance in his hit cartoon. British sketch show Little Britain has proved to...

The Office, Grey's Anatomy And Earl Top Wga Nods

The US version of THE OFFICE, medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY and comedy MY NAME IS EARL are leading the nominations at the 2006 Writers Guild Of America awards. The 12 person team behind ABC's...

Gervais To Meet His Heroes

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS is working on a series of TV documentaries focusing on his comedy heroes. THE OFFICE creator has already lined up SEINFIELD creator LARRY DAVID and THIS IS SPINAL TAP genius...

Gervais Fears Flanimals Flop

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS fears his big-budget children's movie FLANIMALS will be a flop. The British funnyman is thrilled movie bosses want to adapt his 2004 book, but remains terrified of box office...

Cruise Happy To Be An Extra

Hollywood superstar TOM CRUISE is desperate to prove his comic potential by appearing in RICKY GERVAIS' hit British TV show EXTRAS. Cruise was head-hunted by the British funnyman and creator of THE OFFICE to...

Gervais Denies Attacking Friend Crook

LATEST: RICKY GERVAIS has rubbished claims he attacked THE OFFICE co-star MACKENZIE CROOK's Hollywood career in a magazine interview - insisting he was misunderstood. In this week's (7NOV05) edition of British magazine Star the...

Gervais Slams Desperate Crook

* GERVAIS DENIES ATTACKING FRIEND CROOK LATEST: RICKY GERVAIS has rubbished claims he attacked THE OFFICE co-star MACKENZIE CROOK's Hollywood career in a magazine interview - insisting he was misunderstood. In this week's (7NOV05) edition of British...

Bowie And Martin Sought For New Extras

Rock heroes DAVID BOWIE and CHRIS MARTIN are being lined up for the second series of British comedian RICKY GERVAIS' TV show EXTRAS. THE OFFICE creator has already featured a string of Hollywood stars...

Gervais Attacks Fellow Comedians

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has launched a scathing attack on comedy stars who exploit their success by producing spin-off novelty products, branding it "a con". While THE OFFICE creator sees the humour in caricaturing...

Freeman Hates Being Average Joe

British actor MARTIN FREEMAN fears being typecast as an average Joe after his roles in THE OFFICE and THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. Freeman portrayed lovesick stationary employee TIM in BBC comedy The...

Hitchhiker Star Freeman Shuns Hollywood

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY star MARTIN FREEMAN has vowed to stay away from Hollywood and keep making films in Britain. The actor, who shot to fame RICKY GERVAIS' hit UK TV series...

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