The Office (UK)

Ricky Gervais has written on his blog that he is planning to develop a Chinese version of The Office.

The comedian has confirmed that he is “about to start work” on the new spin-off.

Gervais blogged: “I have some amazing news… We are about to start work on developing a Chinese The Office.

“How cool is that?”

Source: Digital Spy

Comedian Ricky Gervais will return to Springfield for his second appearance on The Simpsons later this year.

The Office and Extras star will join actress Halle Berry on the cartoon in an episode in which Homer and Bart attend the Academy Awards.

The pair will bump into Gervais while out and about in Los Angeles.

The comedian first appeared on the show back in 2006 where he co-wrote an episode called Homer Simpson, This is Your Life in which he lent his voice to a character.

Gervais is one of many stars set to appear this year on the show, with others including Daniel Radcliffe, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, kiwi Flight of the Conchords duo Bret and Jermaine and Hugh Laurie.

Source: TV Squad

 

British funny-man Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes for the second time in two years.

Gervais has signed on for hosting duties once again of the 68th Annual Golden Globes, with NBC claiming viewership was up 12% due to the comedian’s performance at the awards show this year.

“As viewers discovered with our last awards telecast, Ricky’s surprising and unpredictable humor is a great fit for the Globes which will continue as a live event across the nation,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative at NBC.

“He’s a true force of nature with a wicked sense of humour who always keeps everyone on their toes waiting for the unexpected.”

The Office star will host the ceremony on January 16, 2011.

Source: THR

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