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Ricky Gervais and the rest of the Internet are furious with Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota who is reportedly responsible for killing Cecil the Lion earlier this month. Photos: Stars fight back on Twitter According to the UK’s Telegraph, Palmer has been identified by two sources and is being accused of having lured the famed lion out of a Zimbabwe national park on July 6, shooting him with a crossbow, and then tracking him for 40 hours before ultimately killing, beheading, and skinning the animal. CNN reports [...] »
Have you ever wondered what happened to "The Office" manager? Not the U.S. one, the original U.K. "Office," starring Ricky Gervais as the Swindon lot's cringe-worthy boss, David Brent. After the U.K. series aired two seasons and finished up with a 2003 Christmas special, the U.S. version took over and Ricky Gervais' career took a different direction. Now he's back as Brent, directing, writing, and starring in a new movie called "Life On The Road," following the character 15 years later.
In "Life On The Road," David Brent is now a traveling salesman chasing a dream of rock stardom with his band, Foregone Conclusion. A documentary crew will, of course, be following his every move. As Ricky put it: "He thinks it'll be like Scorsese doing the Rolling Stones, but we'll show the full horror. He's had to take two weeks off work and cash in his pension, »
- Gina Carbone
Many happy returns to Daniel Radcliffe, who celebrates his 26th birthday today (July 23)! He may have made a name for himself as heroic wizard Harry Potter, but in the years since Deathly Hallows - Part 2, he's excelled in indie roles and displayed something of a flair for comedy.
To mark Daniel's big day, we look at nine times he's managed to tickle our funny bone...
1. Don't give up the day job, Daniel!
"I'm not Lauren, I'm like a cut-price much less efficient version of Lauren." Daniel gave the staff of Nylon magazine something of a surprise when he took on an emergency shift behind the front desk. The whole thing was filmed, with a bewildered Daniel struggling with deliveries, pick-ups and what to do with Joe Jonas. Bring back Lauren!
2. Rapping 'Alphabet Aerobics' by Blackalicious
Who'd have thought Daniel was a big rap fan? During an appearance on The Tonight Show »
Look, we've had Made in Chelsea. We've had Towie. Now, imagine a structured reality show featuring A-listers: agent squabbles, and Gordon Ramsay and Ricky Gervais swapping dating tips, and President Obama making a visit. Wouldn't that be amazing?
Lookalikes is not that show. But it's probably about as close as we're going to get.
Honestly, we don't really know what Lookalikes was, to be honest. The new Channel 4 show suggested that it was structured reality in the vein of Towie - real people, possibly artificial situations - but it was so bizarre that we couldn't really get our heads round it. What was real? What was fake? Normally, we can suspend our disbelief, but Lookalikes was actually a little distracting with it.
And not all of it worked. Really, the work of a lookalikes agency is probably enough for a standard reality series or documentary without the more ridiculous »
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office gave us so much, not least its intermittently excellent Us remake and the many other sitcoms it inspired. Its hand-held single camera style and wryly observed mundanity became so seminal that for a period in 2009, it was technically illegal to launch a new Us sitcom that didn’t emulate them.
Thus arrived Modern Family and Parks And Recreation, two shows filmed in the mockumentary style for no discernible reason besides a love of The Office and its Us remake. (Parks And Rec grew out of NBC originally »
Ricky Gervais can only hope that no one starts poking into his decades-old home videos. "If the Queen does another Nazi Salute let me know about it. Until then...she was 7 and it didn't even have it's eventual context. Not news," the British star tweeted Saturday after The Sun published a so-called "secret" video of Queen Elizabeth II raising her arm in a Nazi salute. Make that, QE2 making that gesture 82 years ago, when she was a roughly 7-year-old princess. "Now I'm terrified someone is going to dig up a photo of me praying when I was 7," Gervais continued, serving as a voice of reason amidst the fuhrer, er, furor. "Never mind the queen, I actually looked »
Ricky Gervais is defending the Queen after Britain's The Sun published stills from a 1933 home video showing the future monarch imitating the Nazi salute.
The British comedian took to Twitter to put the photos into perspective, noting Queen Elizabeth II was a child in the footage (which shows the then-6-year-old being taught Hitler's salute by her uncle, Edward VIII) and is more than eight decades old.
"If the Queen does another Nazi Salute let me know about it. Until then...she was 7 and it didn't even have it's ...
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Ricky Gervais is defending Queen Elizabeth II against criticizers who say she is a Nazi and racist. On Friday, British newspaper The Sun published decades old footage of the Queen being taught the Nazi salute in 1933 by her uncle, Edward VIII, in an article titled "Their Royal Heilnesses." The footage shows a then six-year-old Elizabeth with her three-year-old sister Princess Margaret, uncle Edward and mother. The Sun said in its article, "While there is clearly no suggestion that the Queen or Queen Mother were ever Nazi sympathisers, Edward’s links with Hitler and fascism are
- Natalie Stone
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »
Lead Actor – Limited Series or Movie Ricky Gervais, Derek Special With 22 nominations under his belt and two wins, Gervais says he looks forward to losing again this year, "but at least I'm in a different category, so it'll be nice to lose to someone other than Jim Parsons." Famously, while presenting at the 2014 Emmys after losing Best Actor in a Comedy Series to Parsons, Gervais chose to give his acceptance speech anyway. Will he repeat that comic turn if he's unlucky… »
Once again, Downton Abbey received the most nominations of any British drama, continuing the series’ long-running awards success in the Us. The fourth series saw nominations for Jim Carter for best supporting actor and Joanne Froggatt for best supporting actress.
The ITV show, which has earned the most Emmy nominations of any non-us show in history, will again compete against glossy American dramas such as House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Mad Men for the accolade of outstanding drama series.
The biggest surprise at the announcement of the 2015 Emmy »
- Lanre Bakare and Brian Moylan in New York
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It has been a triumph for British period drama at the Emmy award nominations as both Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall picked up multiple nods in categories such as outstanding drama series and outstanding actor.
British talent triumphed throughout, with nominations for the actors Ricky Gervais, David Oyelowo and Mark Rylance, while the BBC’s political drama The Honourable Woman was also among the nominees on Thursday.
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen
When Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, TV stars took to Twitter in force to celebrate, thanking fans and even breaking out the champagne (which is acceptable, given the Emmys’ later announcement time this year).
Schumer congratulated fan favorite Maslany for finally nabbing a nom, showing excitement for the fact that she was “#notsnubbed.”
@amyschumer You!!! You Congratulations! I'm So Happy For You!! You're my favourite one :) #veryfuckable
— Tatiana Maslany (@tatianamaslany) July 16, 2015
Schumer also took a second to celebrate her nominations for “Inside Amy Schumer,” including lead actress in a comedy and best variety sketch series. Pizza and beer were involved.
We are all ecstatic about the #EmmyNoms for #InsideAmy I am celebrating! #giammati #12angrymen #directing #writing pic.twitter.com/SRZf5KC »
- Alex Stedman
Tatiana Maslany, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ricky Gervais, Julie Bowen, Allison Janney and others have weighed in on their 2015 Emmy Awards Nominations. As expected: everyone's pretty happy. We are all ecstatic about the #EmmyNoms for #InsideAmy I am celebrating! #giammati #12angrymen #directing #writing pic.twitter.com/SRZf5KC88v — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 16, 2015 Bob Odenkirk, nominated for lead actor in a drama series, for "Better Call Saul": "I am truly blown away at this nomination. I am grateful to Vince, Peter, and the writing staff. I also have to thank my amazing cast mates Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn because everyone raises everyone’s game. I promise to wear a tux to the ceremony. And of course thank you to the Academy!!!!" #CloneClub & #clonesbians, this bud's for you. Thanks buddies :) — Tatiana Maslany (@tatianamaslany) July 16, 2015 "Masters of Sex" and "Mom" nominee Allison Janney: "I »
- Katie Hasty
Game of Thrones, Mad Men, House of Cards and Transparent are among the shows that received multiple nominations in major categories for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones alone received 24 nominations. Better Call Saul, Louie, Homeland, Veep and Orange Is the New Black also got notable nods. The awards ceremony, which Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy Samberg will host, will be broadcast live on Fox on September 20th at 8 p.m. Est.
Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Emmys Awards: Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is The New Black Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks & Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime American Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable Woman Wolf Hall Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatania Maslany, Orphan Black Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Robin Wright, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Adrien Brody, Houdini Ricky Gervais, Derek Timothy Hutton, American Crime Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge David Oyelowo, »
- Richard Rushfield
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.
Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The nominees are below:
Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actor, Drama
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Lead Actress, Drama
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie
- Variety Staff
Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), and HBO led the pack with 126 total nods. ABC (with 42 contenders), NBC and CBS (41 each) and FX (38) rounded out the Top 5.
Program-by-program, HBO’s Game of Thrones reigned with 24 total nominations, followed by FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (19), HBO’s Olive Kitteridge (13) and HBO’s Bessie (12), Tying for fifth place, Netflix’s House of Cards, the final season of AMC’s Mad Men and Amazon’s Transparent each amassed 11 nods. »
This year's Emmy Award nominations have been announced and "Game of Thrones" topped the list with a whopping 24 nominations, followed by "American Horror Story: Freak Show" with 19 noms and "Olive Kitteridge" with 13.
HBO was by far the network to be with 124 nominations in total across the prime time and technical categories. They were followed by ABC (42), CBS & NBC (41), FX (38), Fox (35), Netflix (34), PBS (29), Comedy Central (25) and AMC (24).
With a new online voting system, the list of nominees are a bit fresher than usual with a lot of first-time nominees in acting categories, and some notable absentees like network comedy stalwarts "The Big Bang Theory" and Melissa McCarthy in favour of fresher faces such as "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". There was some excellent and overdue casting nominations such as Tatiana Maslany for "Orphan Black" and Taraji P. Henson for "Empire," along with the new 'Limited Series' element and more suitable classifications for some »
- Garth Franklin
And they're off! Nominations for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were just announced on Thursday, July 16. "Orange Is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba and "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley revealed the major nominees, but there are actually a lot more (like for costume design, sound editing, cinematography, etc.) and you can head to the Nominees and Winners page of Emmys.com to check out the very long roundup of nominees.
Here are the announced Emmy nominations:
"Better Call Saul"
Outstanding Actor In A Drama
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Outstanding Actress In A Drama
- Gina Carbone
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