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Hart, Gervais booked for N.Y. comedy fest

Hart, Gervais booked for N.Y. comedy fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart, Robin Williams, Aziz Ansari and Ricky Gervais are booked to perform at this fall's New York Comedy Festival, organizers said.
Stephen Merchant to star in HBO pilot

Stephen Merchant to star in HBO pilot

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- British actor and writer Stephen Merchant, a frequent collaborator of Ricky Gervais, is penning and will star in a TV pilot for HBO, Deadline reported.

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Gervais won't host Globes again

Gervais won't host Globes again

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- British comedian Ricky Gervais is vowing Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be his last as host.
'Artist,' 'Descendants' take top Globes

'Artist,' 'Descendants' take top Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "The Descendants" and "The Artist" won the top-film prizes at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Banderas, Kidman to be Globes presenters

Banderas, Kidman to be Globes presenters

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman have been booked as presenters for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards show in Hollywood.
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'An Idiot Abroad' to return next month

'An Idiot Abroad' to return next month

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A second season of the travel series "An Idiot Abroad" starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington is to debut in the United States next month.
Green, Shelton booked for New Year's show

Green, Shelton booked for New Year's show

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, The Roots and Tony Bennett have been booked to perform on "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" in New York, NBC said.
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Rainey Qualley named Miss Golden Globe

Rainey Qualley named Miss Golden Globe

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Rainey Qualley has been named Miss Golden Globe 2012, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Thursday.

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Gervais to return as Golden Globes host

Gervais to return as Golden Globes host

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais will serve as host of the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., for a third time, organizers said Wednesday.
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Springsteen guitar sale raises $160K for charity

Springsteen guitar sale raises $160K for charity

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- One of Bruce Springsteen's acoustic guitars has been sold for $160,000 at a New York benefit show for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, organizers said.
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British actor/comedian Ricky Gervais attends the TV Bafta ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on May 7,2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Ricky Dene Gervais (English pronunciation: /dʒərˈveɪz/; born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, radio presenter, producer, musician, and writer.

Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with friend and frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also starred in a number of Hollywood films, assuming leading roles in Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying. He has performed on four sell-out stand-up comedy tours, written the best-selling Flanimals book series and starred with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the most downloaded podcast in the world as of March 2009, The Ricky Gervais Show.

He has won a multitude of awards and honours, including seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007 he was voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd greatest stand-up comic. In 2010 he was named on the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people. In 2010, Gervais became the first person to host the Golden Globe Awards in 14 years, and did so again in 2011.

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