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September 3, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Has Satan forced comedy genius Ricky Gervais to abandon those Quainte Olde Englysshe Wayes that make The Office creator so beloved? Is Ricky "turning into Mr. Hollywood"? So asks London tabloid the Daily Mail in a hand-wringing report that claims the once "staunchly British" Ricky has made a Faustian bargain to achieve Tinseltown fame. The Mail says the 49-year-old writer-actor has abandoned his cuddly, round tummy for a "slimline look," has dyed his graying hair and beard, and has adopted a slicker, streamlined Lalaland coif.
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October 1, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
"The Invention of Lying" turns out to be "Bruce Almighty" for atheists. Where the latter was a comedy about a man who taps into God's power, the former is a comedy about a man who acquires power by inventing God. It takes place in an alternate universe wherein mankind has evolved to be completely honest. Lying is unknown - indeed, men are incapable of lying. The movie (written by and starring Ricky Gervais) is funniest in the early going, when we see what life is like in a scrupulously candid society where there is no tact, because there is no need for it. Gervais plays Mark, a dumpy bachelor who endures a humiliating date with a gorgeous girl (Jennifer Garner)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2010
RICKY GERVAIS: OUT OF ENGLAND 2 - THE STAND-UP SPECIAL. 10 p.m. Saturday, HBO. THE ENGLISH have let Ricky Gervais out again. Not only is the creator of "The Office" - the ruder (and much shorter-lived) British original - hosting the Golden Globes Jan. 16 for the second consecutive year, but he's back on HBO Saturday with a follow-up to his Emmy-nominated 2008 special. If you saw the first and have fully recovered, it's unlikely anything in "Ricky Gervais Out of England 2: The Stand-Up Special" will shock you. Though it might trigger uncomfortable fits of the giggles (particularly uncomfortable if there are other people in the room who aren't giggling along)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
The most thankless task in show business - besides being Chelsea Handler's sidekick - has to be hosting an awards show. You simply cannot win. Ask Ricky Gervais. Last year he was widely reviled for being too mean, too insulting on the Golden Globes. This year he was pilloried for being too bland. How are you supposed to take direction from that? Whatever you're doing, we don't like it. It's like having Goldilocks as a porridge- taster. Good luck getting that temperature just right.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2010
9 tonight COMEDY Jon Stewart hosts this special fund-raiser for autism. It includes sketches, short films and performances by Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman and Chris Rock (right), among many others.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2011 | by Molly Eichel
Football players don't usually make it into the pages of Tattle. But, you're in luck, sports fans, because scandal, hookers and prescription drugs are totally our bag. Erstwhile NFLer and Penn alum Jim Finn: Get ready for your Tattle time. Actress Rosa Blasi, who plays the formerly philandering momma of a gymnastics phenom in ABC Family's guilty pleasure "Make It Or Break It," blasts her ex-hubs Finn in her new tell-all, "Jock Itch: The Misadventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ricky Gervais; Wladimir Klitschko. The Colbert Report (11:31 p.m., COM) - Mike Allen. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Sen. John McCain; Johnny Winter performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Gerard Butler; Betty White; Ledisi performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Meryl Streep.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2012
PARTY WITH US . . . AND RICKY Philly.com is having a Golden Globes party Sunday night, and you're invited. Join Daily News television critic Ellen Gray and movie critic Carrie Rickey as they live-blog the show, hosted by Ricky Gervais (above), airing on NBC 10. Join in, and try to answer our trivia questions. You might win a prize. The fun begins at 8 p.m. at philly.com/GoldenGlobes.
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NEWS
January 12, 2016
His famous alter-ego has a statue in Philadelphia and now Sylvester Stallone has a Golden Globe for playing an aging Rocky Balboa. The 69-year-old actor received a standing ovation Sunday as he accepted a supporting actor award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his performance in the Philadelphia-filmed Creed , 39 years after last being nominated (and not winning) for the original Rocky . "I'd like to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had," said Stallone, in what was probably the best unbleeped line of the night.
NEWS
January 12, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington
It seems the fashion universe is ruled by the most considerate of goddesses, and it was she who declared pockets were a must-have on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night. Ivory - as opposed to last year's blinding optic white - was among the evening's most popular hues. And blush - or rose quartz, Pantone's color of the year - was at least the runner-up shade. Frocks that weren't a matte pastel sparkled with a flurry of jewel-toned sequins. Sleeves were key. Deep Vs were essential, and capes amped up the night's drama.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2015 | Daily News Staff
For those who feel the warmth for Bradley Cooper , it's now official: He is so hot, he actually caught on fire. His latest film, in which he plays a chef (and which opens Friday), is called "Burnt," and, it seems, he was. In fact, both he and co-star Sienna Miller needed medical attention on the as-real-as-a-real-kitchen set. "There is the intensity of the kitchen in the movie," Cooper said. "Massive amounts of pressure, time pressure. It's hot and dangerous, and you better keep up. There's a lot of burning.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
UPPER DARBY'S Tina Fey and somewhere-outside-of-our-region's Amy Poehler have signed on as hosts for the Golden Globes for the next two years. NBC, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and producers of the Globes announced the unusual two-year commitment yesterday, as Ricky Gervais sighed with relief. Next year's Golden Globes will be held in Beverly Hills on Jan. 12. Allen Shapiro , CEO of Dick Clark Productions, said the longtime BFFs and former "Saturday Night Live" colleagues have "a truly unique chemistry, making them one of the most talented and captivating pairings of all time.
NEWS
January 15, 2013
A COMING-OUT (of sorts) for one of Hollywood's most beloved figures. An appearance by the 42nd president of the United States to introduce a movie about the 16th. And some good-natured goofing around by Upper Darby's Tina Fey and her former "Saturday Night Live" partner-in-crime Amy Poehler. And a considerable amount of bleeping by NBC. Does anyone even care who brought home the hardware at the 70th annual Golden Globes Sunday night? Lena Dunham might. The 26-year-old Dunham, whose HBO comedy, "Girls," began its second season Sunday night, won for TV comedy or musical and for acting, and delivered a couple of breathless speeches, one of which included thanking her fellow nominees in a way that couldn't help but make them feel past their sell-by date.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ricky Gervais; musical guest Frank Turner. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Nathan Lane; Ryan Hunter-Reay; the Killers perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Viola Davis; Paul Wesley; Bonnie Raitt performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Nikki Reed; author Mitch Albom.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
The most thankless task in show business - besides being Chelsea Handler's sidekick - has to be hosting an awards show. You simply cannot win. Ask Ricky Gervais. Last year he was widely reviled for being too mean, too insulting on the Golden Globes. This year he was pilloried for being too bland. How are you supposed to take direction from that? Whatever you're doing, we don't like it. It's like having Goldilocks as a porridge- taster. Good luck getting that temperature just right.
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