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Ricky Gervais has announced plans to make a one-off episode of 'Derek'. The sitcom has already run for two series and while Gervais admits he considered making a third, he says he ultimately decided to stick to his usual format. Writing in a blog post, Gervais said: ''''I did toy with a third series, particularly after the Emmy nod, but I decided to stick to my usual formula of two series and a special.'' Gervais made the statement in reference to two of his earlier shows, 'The Office' and 'Extras', both of which had the same format. As well as writing and starring in »
The comic actor had previously said that he was considering either a special or a third series, but has now confirmed his plans in a blog post.
"I did toy with a third series, particularly after the Emmy nod, but I decided to stick to my usual formula of two series and a special," he wrote.
The comedian will next be seen in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb from December 19, while he recently signed up to play »
Owain Yeoman is a traitor.
The Mentalist alum has come on board AMC’s historical spy drama Turn as a series regular for Season 2, playing Benedict Arnold, per The Hollywood Reporter.
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Arnold, of course, was an American Continental Army general during the Revolutionary War, who defected to the British side.
Yeoman exited CBS’ The Mentalist last season after the show underwent a bit of a creative makeover, jumping ahead two years.
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* Linda Hunt’s NCIS: La character Hetty will visit CBS’ new drama Scorpion, »
How many book lovers would line up to see "The Great Gretzky?" How might "Men in Plaid" do at the box office? And what would the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences think of the suburban drama "Canadian Beauty"?
These questions arose after Twitter users altered the titles of famous films under the #MakeamovieCanadian hashtag over the past couple of days.
The trend gave rise to some very creative ideas and we've tried to summarize the best ones below.
Our favourite? "Dude, Where's My Car?"
Canadian Beauty, Eh? #MakeAMovieCanadian @mattdaymedia pic.twitter.com/fhGU5xzgcI
- Brad Demers (@bdemers76) September 11, 2014
Inuit you did last summer #MakeAMovieCanadian
- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 11, 2014
I made a poster for Men In Plaid. #MakeAMovieCanadian pic.twitter.com/zPpSH9lsnG
- Matt Day (@mattdaymedia) September 11, 2014
Double Double Jeopardy #MakeAMovieCanadian
- John Baird (@HonJohnBaird) September 11, 2014
Dude, Where's My Car? #MakeAMovieCanadian pic.twitter.com/g1c »
- Jesse Ferreras
The series stars Joshua Sasse as the titular hero, who sets out on a quest for revenge against the king for stealing his true love—all set to music. Gervais will play a medieval wizard named Xanax, who is well-known for having the best potions in all the land and excels at guiding his clients through alchemy-induced trips down memory lane.
Galavant is slated to premiere in early 2015 on ABC. »
- Natalie Abrams
Unless you live under a rock — or don't live on social media — you know that Apple hosted their annual reveal today. The Twittersphere was alive with activity; both fans and detractors rapid-firing text into the void at a rate so fast, everyone's feed looked like a "Matrix" simulation. Apple showcased the new iPhone 6, with its myriad of levels and features. But the real story was just one more thing… …the Apple Watch. Not the iWatch (because that's what our digital overlords are doing and they don't want us to remember that every time we compulsively check the time). Reception was mixed but we collected some of the funniest reactions below! #1 - We don't need fancy gizmos to soothe our existential crises. I don't need some new piece of technology to tell me who I am. I am a blood thermos. — Mike Primavera (@primawesome) September 9, 2014 #2 - Something about this event seemed »
- Donna Dickens
After seven seasons, the battles between vampires and humans in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps came to an end with the series finale of True Blood. For many fans of the show, it’s been difficult to say goodbye, but a return to the vampiric community is possible with HBO’s upcoming release of True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season to Blu-ray and DVD.
HBO will release both True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season to home media on November 11th. The Complete Series Blu-ray box set can be purchased for $299.99, complete with 33 discs and all previously released bonus features from past seasons, including 40 audio commentaries.
The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray will include behind-the-scenes bonus features of the bittersweet last days during the show’s 10-episode final season. We have the official press »
- Derek Anderson
When Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81 on Thursday, Twitter and Facebook were immediately flooded with kind words and remembrances from not only fans but also Joan's friends and fellow comedians. Joan was nothing short of an entertainment pioneer, carving a space of her own in the male-dominated field of comedy of the '60s and '70s and later launching The Late Show. She also completely re-created the red carpet experience at award shows thanks to her hilarious coverage alongside her daughter, Melissa Rivers. See how stars are remembering the iconic comedian below. Post by Giuliana Rancic. Post by Kelly Osbourne. A legend, a friend, a mentor, an icon, and wildly funny. One of a kind. Rip #JoanRivers @joan_rivers pic.twitter.com/jnAC5G4AQo — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2014 My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. »
It's hard to believe, but legendary comic Joan Rivers is gone. Following is a roundup of reactions from around the entertainment community. Rip the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind. — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014 we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers - she was funny all the way to the end — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014 Joan Rivers!!! Oh Noooo!!! — Queen Latifah (@Iamqueenlatifah) September 4, 2014 My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan ???? — Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 4, 2014 My heart is broken. Joan Rivers Rip. Gone way too soon. All my thoughts & prayers are with Melissa & her family. — Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 4, 2014 A legend, a friend, a mentor, an icon, and wildly funny. One of a kind. Rip #JoanRivers @joan_rivers pic.twitter.com/jnAC5G4AQo — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 4, 2014 Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Pioneering comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, and Hollywood quickly took to social media to pay their condolences.
“She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”
Seacrest: “Joan was a trailblazer in so many ways, and I greatly admired her talent and humor. She was a colleague and friend, as we worked together on E!, and she was also a treasured guest on my radio show many times. Regardless of the forum, Joan was full of funny, »
- Alex Stedman
This afternoon, news broke of Joan Rivers’ death. Celebrities, media outlets, and friends have been offering their condolences on Twitter and social media and sharing their best memories of the late comedienne:
.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 04, 2014
#RIPJoanRivers #Legend instagram.com/p/siPD5iOc7o/— Ken Baker (@kenbakernow) September 04, 2014
Joan was a classic New Yorker. Her wit, style, moxie, feminist trailblazing, and quiet philanthropy made her a legend. #RIPJoanRivers— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 04, 2014
we lost a »
- Teresa Jue
Did we just watch ten of the most perfect episodes of television to air this year? I don’t even know why I’m asking you when the answer is clearly and emphatically yes. It’s 2014 and we’re still watching women spin around on a lazy Susan in front of dull-eyed, sharp-toothed white male executives; that Broad City is on the air is a fucking miracle, but for it to dominate so completely is a gift from the heavens. (We know you don’t believe in God, Ricky Gervais! No one cares! You’re just too rich for anyone to say it to your face.) Regardless of your affiliation, let’s give praise for a season finale that cold-opens with a joke about visible dicks in basketball shorts and just gets better from there.This episode puts Abbi and Ilana front and center. It’s just two friends going »
- Danielle Henderson
Ricky Gervais made an ill-advised joke on Twitter that suggested that the celebrities whose pictures leaked were to blame for the hacking incident. After deleting the offending tweet, Gervais has claimed he believes that the hackers are the ones truly to blame.
Ricky Gervais On Celeb Nudes Leak
On Monday, Gervais quipped, “Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer."
Not long after the tweet went up, the comedian was met with a surge of backlash. His tweet was not taken as a joke, rather as a condemnation of the young women – including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton – who had taken racy pictures of themselves, instead of the person who'd stole the personal pictures from them.
In response to the criticism, Gervais promptly removed the tweet from his timeline and attempted to explain »
Stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst were the victims of a massive nude photo leak over the weekend -- after a collection of personal photos was stolen from the iCould.But there was something different about the reaction to the photos this time, as their release was met with a very vocal backlash like we've never seen before. Fans of the actresses and their celeb friends and supporters have condemned both the people releasing and sharing the images, as well as those shaming the women for taking them in the first place.At one point the hashtag #imnotlooking even began trending, as many refused to even sneak a peek at the illegally obtained photos.Keep reading to see what stars like Emma Watson, Lena Dunham, Patricia Arquette and more had to say. Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments »
- tooFab Staff
Ricky Gervais is in hot water—literally!—for joking about the recently leaked nude photos of celebrities. In response to the scantily clad pictures of women resembling Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and more female stars that surfaced Sunday, Gervais reportedly tweeted (and quickly deleted), "Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer." He quickly clarified his retracted joke, though, tweeting, "Of course the hackers are 100% to blame but you can still makes jokes about it. Jokes don't portray your true serious feelings on a »
Ricky Gervais gets in some hot water over a controversial tweet.
Is Ricky Gervais victim blaming?
After a lengthy list of female A-list stars' nude photos were recently leaked on the web including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, Gervais took to Twitter to express his controversial opinion.
"Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer," he tweeted, before eventually deleting the post due to the not surprising backlash.
Jennifer Lawrence Hacked, Nude Photos Leaked
He later defended himself in a series of tweets.
Making a joke about a thing doesn't mean you condone that thing.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 1, 2014
Of course the hackers are 100% to blame but you can still makes jokes about it. Jokes don't portray your true serious feelings on a subject
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 1, 2014
It's more important to spend your energy trying to stop »
Ricky Gervais joked about the massive celebrity nude photo leak on Monday -- and faced immediate backlash. After dozens of Hollywood stars were hacked and their private pictures circulated, the actor and comedian tweeted, "Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer." Outrage ensued. »
- Daniel Gates
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
Hooray! The X Factor is back this weekend, with a new and refreshed panel of judges.
As we anticipate the start of the show and Simon Cowell's obscure insults, we've picked some of our favourite quotes delivered by the various judges over the years.
But can you guess which X Factor judges were responsible for these often outlandish, bizarre and baffling quotes? (If it came out of Louis's mouth, you probably can). Test your knowledge ahead of the show's return with our quiz:
1. "The competition is stiff, so everyone has to go hard."
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2. "You're my little baby Bublé!!"
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3. "You better get the words correct - Ok.com, thank you?"
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4. "You sing like a dolphin. Have you ever watched Flipper? »
"It's another fake documentary about what he's doing now and what he's doing now is sort of repping," Gervais said.
"But he hasn't let go of this dream of being a rock star and he's got a lot of songs together and he's got a young band together that he's paying through the nose for, and they're just sort of ripping him off. They're sort of session musicians so he's losing money.
"He has to cash in a pension, he does a little tour he wants the record companies to come along to. Obviously he thinks it's like Scorsese following the Rolling Stones around, this documentary team, »
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