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Though the fun and innovative British show Extras is quite popular and has won several awards, it looks like series creators Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais may be calling it quits. The series just wrapped its second season and sadly it looks unlikely we'll see a third.
The British series centers around the crazy world of show business and an aspiring actor named Andy Millman (played by Ricky Gervais). In the series, Millman struggles for work but keeps losing out on roles to famous stars and humorous results. Stars that have guested in the past include Patrick Stewart (X-Men), Kate Winslet (Neverland), Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a Plane) and Ben Stiller (upcoming Night at the Museum). Some have speculated that the series may be parodying Ricky's own rise to fame with the hit British series The Office (which was adapted as a hit NBC series starring Steve Carrell)
LAS VEGAS -- Hugh Jackman has been tapped as ShoWest Male Star of the Year. Jackman, who will make his third onscreen appearance as Wolverine in 20th Century's Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand, will receive the honor Thursday night at the closing ceremony of the annual exhibitors' convention. "Hugh Jackman's impressive accomplishments as an actor, ranging from the gentle leading man to action superhero, has made him one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents," said Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event. Directed by Brett Ratner, Stand is set to be released May 26. The film also stars Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn, James Marsden, Shawn Ashmore and Kelsey Grammer. »
Hollywood bosses are still trying to entice Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart to return to the Starship Enterprise - but he fears he will be too old by the time they come up with the goods. The 65-year-old star, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the television series and later movies, insists the offers would be tempting, if only he were a little younger. He says, "Weighty people in Hollywood have come up with a very interesting proposition. But they told me it was still two, three or four years down the road, by which time I would only be able to sit in the captain's chair and not have the energy to get out of it!" »
3 items from 2006
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