Stand-up comic and actor Patrice O'Neal, 41, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke he had in October, the LA Times reports. O'Neal, a veteran comic who helped roast Charlie Sheen on Comedy Central in September, passed away at a New York-area hospital, according this manager, Jonathan Brandstein.
Apparently the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't learn its lesson. After causing quite a stir on last year's Golden Globes with his unconventional hosting performance, Ricky Gervais has been invited back to host the 2012 awards ceremony.
NBC's The Office will have a new boss in charge when it returns to television this fall: James Spader. Spader will reprise his role as Robert California, who is hired as a replacement for Steve Carell's character, Michael Scott.
Steve Carell will be a hard act to follow. The funnyman will soon pass the torch to some as yet unnamed actor on NBC's hit show, The Office, when he retires from his role as Michael Scott, the quirky, oblivious boss of Scranton's Dunder Mifflin paper company.
Ricky Gervais, 49, doesn't know when to quit. The British comedian revealed on Tuesday that, despite the admonishing he received for insulting figures like Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey, Jr. and even God while hosting the Golden Globes this January, the awards show's organizers had asked him to consider coming back next year.
Check out comedian Abbi Crutchfield's take on Ricky Gervais's Golden Globes jokes, including the ones that didn't air.
No awards show night of glitz and glamor is complete without a a few snarky jokes from the ceremony's host. While a select few think that David Letterman perfected this roast-like approach back in his single appearance hosting the Academy Awards in 1995, epitomized by the famous "Uma .
Ricky Gervais has got some 'splaining to do. After bashing everyone from Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp to Charlie Sheen, Scientologists, God and Hugh Hefner while hosting the Golden Globes on Sunday night, the British comedian has already felt the wrath of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the awards ceremony.
Speculation is getting out of control with the possibilities of who will replace Steve Carell on The Office when he officially leaves following next season. Initially possibilities included Ricky Gervais, the creator and star of the original British version of the program, and Flight of the Conchords’ Rhys Darby, who’s band-manager character Murray Hewitt, many say is a perfect blend of Carell’s “Michael Scott,” and Gervais’ original “David Brent.
Goofy... just goofy is the best way to describe Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the sequel to the 2006 mega hit that had a blast letting Ben Stiller loose in a Natural History Museum in which all of the exhibits came to life.