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Actor in Britain's The Office Is Dead at 50
Actor in Britain's
The Office Is Dead at 50

Actor in Britain's The Office Is Dead at 50

Ewen MacIntosh played 'Big Keith'

(Newser) - Those who watched the original version of The Office out of Britain will know him as "Big Keith." Ewen MacIntosh, the actor who portrayed an accountant aspiring to be a DJ, has died at age 50, reports the BBC . No cause of death was given, but a statement...

James Corden 'Inadvertently' Copies Ricky Gervais Joke

Joke about Twitter was almost identical to one Gervais told in 2018 Netflix special

(Newser) - Embattled Late Late Show host James Corden says he "inadvertently" used a Ricky Gervais joke during his monologue Monday night. Elon Musk "does this thing where he goes, ‘Well, it’s the town square.’ But it isn't," Corden said while discussing Musk's takeover...

Comic's Old Clip Mocking Ricky Gervais Gains Steam

UK's James Acaster slammed fellow comedian in 2019 for mocking transgender community

(Newser) - "I feel like some [stand-up] out there is doing a lacerating 15 minutes on superstar transphobic comedians and we should be seeing that." That was a tweet earlier this week by TV writer Bob Schooley, a reference to comics such as Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais , who've...

Amid Backlash, Gervais Defends 'Taboo' Jokes

Comedy helps 'get us through stuff,' he says after criticism of trans jokes in Netflix special

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais is making no apologies amid a backlash over trans jokes in his new Netflix special. But he tells the BBC that the point of comedy is to help people deal with dicey topics. "I think that's what comedy is for, really—to get us through stuff,...

4 Minutes Into New Show, Gervais Makes Trans Jokes

Comedian is taking flak online over Netflix special

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais' new comedy special just began streaming on Netflix, but it already has generated quite a backlash on social media. The reason? Gervais reels off a series of jokes about trans people just four minutes in. As Variety recounts, Gervais begins by talking about "old-fashioned women, the ones...

Ricky Gervais: I Would Have Told a Different Smith Joke

'I’d have told a joke about her boyfriend'

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais is, unsurprisingly, not in favor of comedians being slapped because somebody didn't like a joke. Will Smith's slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars was "totally unnecessary," the British comic said during a recent Q&A session on Twitter . "You don’t hit...

Stephen Merchant: No Falling Out With Gervais

Co-creator of 'The Office' tries to tamp down the rumors

(Newser) - Stephen Merchant famously created The Office with Ricky Gervais more than 20 years ago, but the pair haven't worked together in a decade. Now, as the 47-year-old Merchant is making the media rounds to plug his new show The Outlaws (on Amazon Prime), the topic of his relationship with...

NBC Names Gervais' Globes Replacement

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will make a 4th return

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021. Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics meeting Saturday, just a week after the ceremony aired with Ricky Gervais as host, reports the AP . "There are no two funnier people anywhere,...

Ricky Gervais Mocks Hollywood's Epstein. Weinstein Ties
Ricky Gervais'
Most Scathing
Golden Globes Lines

Ricky Gervais' Most Scathing Golden Globes Lines

Host mocked Hollywood's Epstein, Weinstein ties

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for what he said would be the final time Sunday night—and he out-Ricky Gervaised himself with a barrage of scathing jokes about celebrities and the hypocrisy of Hollywood. Gervais, hosting for the fifth time, told the audience he didn't care if they...

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

 Here Are 
 Your Golden 
 Globe Winners 

Here Are Your Golden Globe Winners

Ricky Gervais hosts the star-studded awards show from Beverly Hills

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais kicked off the 2016 Golden Globes with an intro that surprised absolutely no one, starting off by shushing the audience and calling them "disgusting, pill-popping, sexual deviant scum." And the awards were off!:
  • Channing Tatum and the bear from The Revenant (aka Jonah Hill) presented the

Ricky Gervais Said What?

 Ricky Gervais 
 Said What? 

Ricky Gervais Said What?

Golden Globes host's most memorable moments

(Newser) - Sunday night marked Ricky Gervais' fourth time hosting the Golden Globes—more times than anyone else, even Tina Fey and Amy Poehler—and he's also been the most controversial. Why stars and show producers have always been nervous: Gervais isn't "afraid to throw shade," as Hollywood...

Muppets Sequel Can't Top Reboot
 Muppets Sequel 
 Can't Top Reboot 

Muppets Sequel Can't Top Reboot

Critics are pleased overall, but can't help comparing to the 2011 installment

(Newser) - The Muppets are back following their spectacular 2011 revival . This time, they're headed to Europe (with comedic big-hitters Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell alongside), where all doesn't quite go as planned. Does Muppets Most Wanted live up to the reboot? The critics weigh in:
  • "Refreshingly

7 Stars Who Never Got Married

One couple has been together 3 decades

(Newser) - You may not have realized it, but you've never read about an extravagant wedding thrown by any of these dozen celebs rounded up by YourTango —because none of them have ever married. Click through the gallery for a sampling or check out the full list here . (Or click...

10 Inappropriate Hurricane Tweets From Celebs

You can't really be surprised that Ricky Gervais is on the list

(Newser) - Celebrities, never ones to let a natural disaster pass without giving their ill-timed two cents, have been very vocal since Hurricane Sandy hit. Some responded classily ; others not so much . The Frisky collects 10 tweets of the latter variety:
  • Ricky Gervais: “This ‘Sandy’ who’s on TV all

14 Stars Obsessed With Apple
 14 Stars Obsessed With Apple 

14 Stars Obsessed With Apple

They're glued to their phones, just like us!

(Newser) - Were you breathlessly awaiting the iPhone 5 ? You're not the only one. Quite a few Hollywood VIPs are just as obsessed with Apple products as you are, and Celebuzz rounds up 14 of them:
  • Tina Fey: Not only does she love her iPhone, she's used it to

Gervais: I'm Never Hosting Globes Again

But, he writes on his blog, he did have 'a blast'

(Newser) - If you were hoping to see who Ricky Gervais would skewer at next year's Golden Globes, sorry: The comic says that while he "had a blast" hosting Sunday's award show, he has directed his agent never to let him do it again. "It's like a...

Ricky Gervais' Best Golden Globes Lines

Gervais skewers NBC, HFPA, Eddie Murphy ... and Madonna skewers him

(Newser) - "So, where was I?" began Ricky Gervais, drink in hand, as he sauntered on stage to open the Golden Globes. "Nervous?" He wasted no time throwing out a few insults, noting that he was hosting the show on NBC, "America's third biggest network. Or is it...

Ricky Gervais May Have Just Outed Jodie Foster
Ricky Gervais May Have
Just Outed Jodie Foster
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Ricky Gervais May Have Just Outed Jodie Foster

'Golden Globes' host makes a 'Beaver' joke...

(Newser) - While making a joke about "Jodie Foster's beaver" in his Golden Globes monologue, host Ricky Gervais noted that he hadn't seen it himself—and that he had "spoken to a lot of guys here, they haven't seen it either. That doesn't mean it's...

Ricky Gervais Promises Same Tone in This Year's Golden Globes
 Who Are 
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Who Are Ricky's Targets Tonight?

British comedian promises same 'tone' as last year

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais, who will you skewer tonight? The third-time Golden Globes host won't say but does promise that "the tone is going to be the same" as last year, when he insulted everyone from Charlie Sheen to Angelina Jolie, the Huffington Pos t reports. "Let's get...

Gervais Will Host Golden Globes

Holocaust, pedophile jokes on the way, he quips

(Newser) - Forget about the "alternative" Golden Globes hosting : Ricky Gervais is returning to host the real thing in 2012, despite having offended just about everybody at the last Golden Globes . The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has voted to bring Gervais back for a third consecutive year, although the 16 of...

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