GERVAIS TO STAR IN NEW BBC SERIES
I so need to get BBC America.
Ricky Gervais, the right proper bloke who played The Office's resident wanker and non-Quiz champion David Brent, is now set to star in a new BBC series. In 'Extras', "he will play a struggling actor convinced he is destined for bigger and better things, as it is revealed to have turned down the offer to star John Smith's ad campaign. The comedy show, co-written by Gervais and 'Office' co-creator Stephen Merchant, is due to air next year and will feature a host of A-list celebrities, including 'Alfie' star Jude Law, playing twisted versions of themselves."
The only unfortunate news about this is that apparently, the 2004 Jude Law Outbreak will be continuing into aught-five. People, let's move on. There are tons of people more appealing than Jude Law, despite this thrall he seems to have cast on American audiences. I resist his charms, rather easily. Sexiest Man Alive? If you want brooding and serious, try Clive Owen. If you want scruffy, try Aragorn. (I mean, Viggo Mortensen.) If you want all around sparkling-sexy, you gotta go with Ocean's Twelve shiny, happy cover boys in all their well-dressed, chiseled, mischevious glory--George, Matt, Brad. There's no contest! What is wrong with the rest of you people? If Jude's the only choice, I cast my vote for Lawlessness. If that makes me an anarchist, so be it.
My point? Oh yes. Everyone rent The Office. (Except me--someone very generous bought me my very own copy.) And I challenge you to get through the fourth episode of Series One without laughing. And then we'll all be ready to greet "Extras" with the proper pomp and circumstance Gervais and Merchant deserve...