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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Ricky Gervais

    Gervais speaks out against the frequently one-dimensional, all-too-often demeaning female characters churned out by Hollywood.

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    Ricky Gervais Tries to Play Nice in His New Netflix Series 'Derek'

    Check out our review of "Derek," the new series from Ricky Gervais now streaming on Netflix.

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    Watch: Ricky Gervais Swaps the Cringe Comedy For Kindness in the Trailer for His New Netflix Series 'Derek'

    "Derek," the new series from Ricky Gervais, finds the comedian moving away from the cringe humor with which he established his career in "The Office" and "Extras" and into territory that's... dare we say, sincere? Sweet? Openly about kindness?

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    Watch: Warwick Davis Tries to Raise Funds for 'Willow 2' in the Trailer for the 'Life's Too Short' Finale Special

    "Life's Too Short," the showbiz cringe comedy created by Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, will top off the seven-episode run it had on BBC in the UK and HBO here in the US last year with an hour-long finale special.

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    Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' Will Premiere on Netflix in September

    Netflix has set a date for its next exclusive series (of sorts) -- all seven half-hour episodes of Ricky Gervais' "Derek" will premiere at the streaming service at 12:01am PT on September 12. Unlike "House of Cards," which premiered February 1st, "Hemlock Grove" (April 19th), "Arrested Development" ...

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    HBO Announces Air Date for Finale of Ricky Gervais' 'Life's Too Short'

    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's "Life's Too Short," their mockumentary series chronicling the struggles of actor Warwick Davis, playing himself, wrapped its run on the BBC in March with a special episode. Stateside, you'll be able to see the conclusion of the series when it airs on HBO on Frida...

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    Watch Ricky Gervais' Hilariously Awful Music Video, 'Equality Street'

    Shot in gloriously pretentious black and white, 'Equality Street' is the official music video from David Brent -- Ricky Gervais' crazily un-self-aware character from The Office -- and Dom Johnson, the rapper Brent manages. It's cringe-worthy good, as the rapper and the white guy in a bad suit da...

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    Ricky Gervais Returns as David Brent in 'The Office Revisited' (Video)

    It has been a decade since Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's original version of The Office ended its brief but brilliant run. Now Gervais has brought David Brent back in The Office Revisited, a 10 minute video done for Red Nose Day, an All-Star BBC program that is part of the UK's Comic Reli...

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    Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Funny, Edgy Golden Globes Opener

    It’s too bad they disappeared for most of the show, because hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were by far the best part of watching The Golden Globes. Some of their lines were as jaw-dropping as anything Ricky Gervais said, but were delivered with such warmth that they didn’t seem to s...

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    Ricky Gervais Defends New Series 'Derek' as 'About Kindness,' While Eli Roth's 'Hemlock Grove' Uses Monsters as Metaphors

    While the reunited cast and cretor of "Arrested Development" were the big stars of Netflix's TCA panel this week, the company was also in Pasadena to present two more of its upcoming original series -- Ricky Gervais' "Derek," which Netflix acquired from Channel 4, and &qu...

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