‘I Wanted to be Respected’: Ricky Gervais Inspired by The Godfather

Monday, March 24, 2014

RICKY Gervais says he was heavily influenced by The Godfather when he first saw the cult classic. The Hollywood funnyman says the film made him want to gain respect. “The Godfather made me want to be powerful and respected,” he said. “I wanted to go down to the pub and say, ‘Turn this music down’ and have them say, ‘Sorry

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Ricky Gervais Not Worried About His Popularity

Monday, June 25, 2012

RICKY Gervais isn’t worried about his popularity. The British funnyman, 50, does not want to be a “national treasure” and will not tone down his work so he can be more popular. “There’s only so many nods and winks you can do to reassure people. I can’t go round doing anodyne comedy and trying to become a national treasure. Nothing

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Kim Kardashian Can Take a Joke

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

KIM Kardashian found Ricky Gervais‘ jokes about her at the Golden Globes “hilarious”. The ceremony’s host joked he had “sat through longer James Cameron speeches” than her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries and called her “trashy” as he compared the socialite to Britain’s Duchess Catherine, who was known as Kate Middleton before she married Prince William last year. “The Golden

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Ricky Gervais Takes on Hollywood at Golden Globes

Monday, January 16, 2012

RICKY Gervais joked about Jodie Foster‘s sexuality during the Golden Globe Awards last night. The comedian — who received an avalanche of criticism when he hosted the event in 2011 after insulting several celebrities in the audience — read out a list of topics he was banned from mentioning before alluding to the Panic Room star’s sexual orientation with a

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Simon Cowell Pleased Ricky Gervais is Hosting Golden Globes

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SIMON Cowell is delighted Ricky Gervais is hosting the Golden Globes again next year — and wants the comic to be even harder on the star-studded audience. The music mogul loved the Life’s Too Short star’s performance at the awards ceremony in January, during which he mocked most of the guests, and he can’t wait to see him be even

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Ricky Gervais Confirmed as Golden Globes Host

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

RICKY Gervais will host next year’s Golden Globe Awards. The British funnyman was today confirmed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) as fronting their annual ceremony for the third year in a row following weeks of speculation. The event’s website stated, “After weeks of rumors it’s finally official — Ricky Gervais will be back to host the Golden Globes

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Ricky Gervais Won’t Retire

Monday, November 14, 2011

RICKY Gervais could never retire. The 50-year-old star — who has written and appeared in sitcoms such as The Office and Extras — says it would be hard for him not to work as he’s always coming up with new ideas. : “I couldn’t retire. When I have a day off I think of three new ideas that I want

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Ricky Gervais Not Bothered About Marriage

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

RICKY Gervais doesn’t “see the point” in getting married. The 50-year-old comedian has been with partner Jane Fallon for almost 30 years but says they have no intention to tie the knot because they are happy as they are. “I don’t see the point. We are married in everything but the ceremony. We share everything and everything is in both

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Ricky Gervais to Host Next Year’s Golden Globes

Friday, November 4, 2011

RICKY Gervais looks set to host the Golden Globes for a third time. The comedian was spotted dining out with Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president Aida Takla-O’Reilly and Doug Vaughan, NBC’s head of Specials, at the Chez Benoit restaurant in Paris, France, which has led to increased speculation he could be presenting the ceremony again. Ricky was warned he

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Ricky Gervais: Will Arnett Gets Ricky Gervais’ Approval For Office Role!

Monday, February 14, 2011

RICKY Gervais wants Will Arnett to replace Steve Carell on The Office. The British funnyman — who created the hit show, which currently airs on NBC — says he’d like Arnett to fill the void that’ll be left by Carell when he leaves the series later this year. “Had a little meeting with NBC about various things and recommended Will

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