Jim Carrey's on his way to 'The Office'
April 22nd, 2011
01:03 PM ET

Jim Carrey's on his way to 'The Office'

Expect the season finale of "The Office" to end on a truly funny note now that Jim Carrey has signed on to appear in the hourlong episode.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Carrey will join fellow guest stars Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano and Catherine Tate as candidates who want to take over the job vacated by former Dunder Mifflin office manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell).

Though Will Ferrell, who plays Deangelo Vickers, seems to have a lock on the job at the moment, Spader and "Doctor Who" alum Tate are likely to be the most serious contenders to take over for Carell, since all of the other actors are committed to other projects.

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Guess who's coming to 'The Office'?
April 7th, 2011
08:00 AM ET

Guess who's coming to 'The Office'?

Who's the boss? That might be the question "The Office" fans are left asking when Ray Romano, James Spader and Catherine Tate guest star on the hour-long season finale in May.

As fans of the NBC series know, Steve Carell will finish his seven-year stint as Dundler Mifflin office manager Michael Scott on April 28, leaving a vacancy in the position. Enter Romano, Spader and "Doctor Who" alum Tate, who will appear as candidates for the job on the show's May 19 finale, according to TV Line.

The entertainment site says that of the three, Spader and Tate are most likely to be serious contenders to take Carell's spot. Romano is already committed to another TV series, TNT's "Men of a Certain Age." FULL POST

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Gervais wants to host Golden Globes with Sheen
March 2nd, 2011
01:08 PM ET

Gervais wants to host Golden Globes with Sheen

Ricky Gervais will host next year's Golden Globe Awards — and just about any other awards ceremony — but only under one condition: He wants Charlie Sheen as his co-host.

In a recent post on his blog, the funnyman explained why he wants the troubled former "Two and a Half Men" star to accompany him as emcee.

"OK. I will host The Golden Globes again, AND the Emmys, AND The Oscars if I can do it with Charlie Sheen," Gervais writes. "I mean it. I'd write some gags like always, intro the presenters, then after each acceptance speech I'd just chat to Charlie, who would just be sitting in an arm chair smoking, about what he thought of the result. He'd just say what's on his incredible mind. It would be f—ing amazing."

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Gervais writes Oscars jokes for Franco and Hathaway
February 25th, 2011
02:08 PM ET

Gervais writes Oscars jokes for Franco and Hathaway

Controversial comedian Ricky Gervais may never be asked to host the Academy Awards, but he knows just how he wants things to play out when James Franco and Anne Hathaway do the honors at Sunday night's ceremony.

Gervais, who made headlines for his celebrity-skewering jokes at the Golden Globes, took to his blog recently and scripted some banter for Franco and Hathaway "in case they have a few minutes to fill" during their opening monologue.

As expected, much of it isn't exactly family friendly. Below, a few excerpts from Gervais' proposed Hathaway/Franco monologue:

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Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes wants me back next year
February 1st, 2011
10:50 AM ET

Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes wants me back next year

Update 2/1/2011 5:45 p.m.: Well, at least there's one thing both the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Ricky Gervais agree on, and that would be the slim to no chance he'll return to host the Golden Globes. The HFPA's president Philip Berk told CNN in a statement that they haven't put in a request for another round with Ricky.

"There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back," Berk said. "Nice try, Ricky."

But earlier, according to Gervais, the organizers asked him to return as host of the awards ceremony next year.

The Brit funnyman tells the U.K.'s Heat magazine, "The ratings went up again, and the organizers asked me to consider a third year. (But) I don’t think I should. I don’t know what I could do better. I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure."

He's not joking. Gervais made headlines for his barbed humor, in which he skewered Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's film "The Tourist"; gay celebrities and Scientology; and troubled stars like Robert Downey Jr. and Charlie Sheen. FULL POST

David Brent meets Michael Scott on 'The Office'
January 28th, 2011
01:03 PM ET

David Brent meets Michael Scott on 'The Office'

Remember when we talked about Ricky Gervais landing a cameo on "The Office"?

Well, that moment arrived last night as David Brent — Gervais' character in the original, U.K. edition of "The Office" — appeared alongside Steve Carell's Michael Scott.

In the episode, Brent is seen exiting an elevator and bumping into Scott. "Sorry, mate," he tells Scott, who then mimics Brent's English accent.

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