Tag Archives: Ricky Gervais

A Very British Christmas Part 10: Five Great TV Specials

If there were no Christmas, there would still be a need for everyone to mark a point in the year in order to let their hair down and lark about. Birthdays are fine, but too specific to one person.

WATCH: Ricky Gervais Reveals Tweet-Worthy ‘Life’s Too Short’ News

Get your tweets scheduled in HootSuite, folks: Ricky Gervais says that Steve Carell‘s appearance on his new HBO series, Life’s Too Short, is one of “the most excruciating scenes” he and collaborator Stephen ...

News Roundup: Adele’s Bond Theme Is Ready To Record

It’s a fine showbiz tradition, that the producers of the James Bond movies will pick only the most worthy of musical stars to write them a theme song. They can be notable for reasons of astonishing vocal talent (Tom Jones, Shirley ...

News Roundup: James McAvoy To Play Elton John?

Film biopics of musicians often follow a very similar pattern. There’s the childhood trauma, the discovery of talent, the struggling to get noticed, the fame, the drugs, the trouble that comes with success/fame/drugs, and the ...

News Roundup: Russell Brand – ‘The Paralympics Have Novelty Value’

Russell Brand appears to be the target of another attempted tabloid bashing, after on-stage comments he made about the Olympics were seized upon as proof of some kind of disability prejudice.

WATCH: New ‘Life’s Too Short’ Teaser Trailer From Ricky Gervais

Well if nothing else, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s latest comedy vehicle Life’s Too Short cannot be said to have arrived without sufficient fanfare. They’ve been making a few of these mock trailers, in which ...

News Roundup: Thompson, Winslet, Weisz Face Off Against Cosmetic Surgery

• Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz have bonded over the issue of plastic surgery for female actresses. They have formed what they’re calling The British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League, and resolve never to fall prey to ...

‘Family Guy’ Welcomes Ricky Gervais… As a Dolphin

Um, we think it’s pretty crazy that Ricky Gervais hasn’t appeared on Family Guy yet. They’re the perfect match, right? Each are controversial, clever, snarky, and gut-bustin’ hilarious!

News Roundup: Dominic Cooper Chased By Littering Thugs, Adele’s Country Ambitions, and ‘Sherlock’ Returns in 2012

He may play the empirically evil son of Saddam Hussein (and his doppelgänger) in the film The Devil’s Double, but actor Dominic Cooper is no baddie in real life. In fact, he’s so civic-minded that, as a firm opponent of ...

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