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Hugh Jackman promotes testicular cancer self-exams on Instagram

Hugh Jackman promotes testicular cancer self-exams on Instagram

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) --Hugh Jackman has joined the fight against testicular cancer and shared a photo and video of himself #FeelingNuts on Instagram.
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Emmy loser Ricky Gervais gives acceptance speech any way

Emmy loser Ricky Gervais gives acceptance speech any way

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --British comedian Ricky Gervais briefly hijacked Monday's Emmy Awards show to grouse about losing the Best Actor in a Comedy trophy to Jim Parsons.
Karen Butler
2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --The 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony has begun in Los Angeles with comedian Seth Meyers serving as host of the American television industry's biggest night.
Karen Butler
Ricky Gervais to reprise David Brent in 'Life on the Road'

Ricky Gervais to reprise David Brent in 'Life on the Road'

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Ricky Gervais will reprise David Brent, his character from "The Office," in feature film "Life on the Road."
Annie Martin
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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'Divergent' tops box office with $56 million

'Divergent' tops box office with $56 million

March 23 (UPI) -- "Divergent" far outpaced the weekend's other major opening, "Muppets Most Wanted."
Kate Stanton
Bryan Cranston, Ricky Gervais to appear in David Blaine special

Bryan Cranston, Ricky Gervais to appear in David Blaine special

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston and Ricky Gervais are to appear in the U.S. prime-time television special "David Blaine: Real or Magic," ABC announced.
Ricky Gervais posts 'Learn Guitar with David Brent' clips on YouTube

Ricky Gervais posts 'Learn Guitar with David Brent' clips on YouTube

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- British actor, writer and producer Ricky Gervais has posted another YouTube video featuring him as his iconic character David Brent.
Perry calls another special legislative session to take up abortion

Perry calls another special legislative session to take up abortion

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature after a special session ended without passage of a bill restricting abortion in Texas.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
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Ricky Gervais' new series 'Derek' to air on Netflix in September

Ricky Gervais' new series 'Derek' to air on Netflix in September

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- Netflix says it will premiere "Derek," an original series starring, written, directed and executive-produced by British comedian Ricky Gervais, this September.
Confusing Thatcher hash tag on Twitter leads to concerns about Cher

Confusing Thatcher hash tag on Twitter leads to concerns about Cher

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Twitter hash tag that was created after Margaret Thatcher's death caused widespread confusion among the users of the social network.

Comic Relief telethon raises $113.6M

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- Celebrities raised a record $113.6 million as part of the Red Nose Day fundraising telethon to benefit Britain's Comic Relief charity, officials said.
Gervais tapes new mini episode of U.K. version of 'Office'

Gervais tapes new mini episode of U.K. version of 'Office'

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais, creator of the original British version of the comedy series "The Office," has taped a mini-episode of the show to air on the BBC.
Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson lend voices to animated aliens in 'Escape'

Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson lend voices to animated aliens in 'Escape'

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Jane Lynch and "The Office" actor Craig Robinson took a break from their day jobs to play aliens in the Hollywood movie "Escape From Planet Earth."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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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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