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Paris HiltonSeems I’m reporting on all things Ricky Gervais these days—not that that’s a bad thing! God love the man, even more so now that I’ve heard he’s snubbed Paris Hilton from an appearance on his BBC/HBO series Extras. The New York Post reported that Hilton wanted to appear on the series, but was rejected by creator and star Gervais. So, of course, she’s got a major “how dare he?” beef with him, saying “I guess he’s obviously scared of starring alongside an A-lister.” Yeah, I’m sure that’s exactly what it is, seeing as the first season of the show included appearances by actual A-listers, such as Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet and Samuel L. Jackson. Gervais, understandably, had no comment.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m so tired of the Paris hype. You can barely escape coverage of her on any of the entertainment news programs; the biggest culprit of all is the E! network, which may as well be the Paris! network. Sheesh.

For those awaiting the return of Extras, E!‘s Korbi Ghosh (I know, I just dissed E!) spoke with Gervais at the Emmy’s. He said they just completed filming another six episodes and expects them to air on HBO next year.

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Ricky GervaisIn what may very well be the best news of my day, the Hollywood Reporter reports that the Brit version of The Office may be a movie in the making. The BBC is hoping to move into feature films and is beginning their film venture with projects based on their TV offerings. Among those being considered are a sketch comedy show called Little Britain, as well as Extras and The Office, both Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant series.

This move to the big screen allows BBC to easily translate some well-known British staples, getting their feet wet before branching into other feature films. BBC Films has already invested in several recent comedy projects and would like to continue growing the comedy genre.

I for one can’t get enough of Ricky Gervais and his comedy genius. While I love the American version of The Office, the British version will always be a classic.

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ExtrasThis week on Extras, the star-du-jour was Samuel L. Jackson, starring in some sort of police drama where he referred to himself as “Uncle Sam.” That aside, Andy has to deal with being guilted into dinner with another extra who happens to yearn for any sort of human interaction, while Maggie is smitten with Dan, a black actor. His race comes into play later on in the episode. So at the start, Andy bumps in to an extra who annoys him to no end. The man goes on to tell him about a friend on his who was blinded by bleach. Once their exchange ends, one of the higher-ups comes over to them to discuss one of them getting a speaking role with Samuel Jackson. Andy’s new acquaintance let’s him have it, and only asks that Andy take him out one night to grab some food.

Moving over to lunch, Maggie and Andy find that when they go to sit on the actors’ bus, they are denied because they are “background.” Turns out that the extras have their own bus that they must use for their eating facility. Obviously, they leave annoyed. Andy bumps in to his new friend again, who offers another sad tale from his life’s history, which is supposed to be his segway into another invitation to hang out, throwing beet and Vera Drake into the mix. Finally, Andy tells him that he simply doesn’t care to hang out with him because they aren’t even friends, but the big bald guys states that by going out, they will become friends. So that’s how it works, eh?

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