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News: Ricky Gervais Turns Painter

Update - the picture was sold at auction for £1500.

A painting by Ricky Gervais is to be auctioned in Glasgow with all proceeds going to cancer charity Maggie's Centres. 

The picture is called Sunset Cityscape and shows the New York skyline at night-time. The picture is oil on canvas and measures 101.5cm x 152.5cm and the guide price is £1500 - £2500.

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News Coldplay Star Works With David Brent

Coldplay's Chris Martin has been in the recording studio with Ricky Gervais.

They have been recording music for the soundtrack album that will accompany Life on the Road, the David Brent movie that is due for release next summer.

Writing on Twitter, Gervais said "Still buzzing from our first studio session this week recording the David Brent soundtrack album. Too much fun."

The film sees Brent having one last attempt at rock stardom, financing a tour of his band. Co-stars include comedian Doc Brown.

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TV Review: Derek – The Special, C4

30/12/14: Update – if you enjoyed Derek a longer version of the final episode is going to be released on Netflix outside the UK next year: "Even though the UK got it first with its airing on Channel 4, the good news for Netflix viewers around the world is that you will get a longer version, which in my opinion is even better. Not sure on the launch date yet but I should know very soon.,” wrote Gervais on his blog.

News: Ricky Gervais Gets Another Golden Globes Nod

Ricky Gervais has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Actor, Comedy or Musical Series Category for his performamce in Derek. Also nominated are Louis CK (Louie), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and William H Macy (Shameless).

The Best Actress, Comedy or Musical Series nominations are Lenna Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black).

News: New Ricky Gervais Movie Announced

Eric Bana will star alongside Ricky Gervais in a new satirical comedy drama, Special Correspondents, written and directed by Gervais. 

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Opinion: Ricky Gervais and Truth In Comedy

If we have learnt one thing this week it is that it doesn’t matter what you do, if you put something on your computer the chances are people will see it even if you delete it. Ricky Gervais has been in trouble for tweeting about famous people’s nude pictures being leaked, writing “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.” 

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News: David Brent Movie Is Happening

Ricky Gervais is developing a brand new movie, based on his creation David Brent, the focus of his global hit series, The Office.

Life on the Road is currently being developed with BBC Films and goes in to production in 2015. We find out what Brent is doing now and what's happened in the last 15 years since his redundancy from his beloved Wernham Hogg. He's a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up on his dream of being a rock star. 

Opinion: What Ricky Gervais & Russell Brand Taught Me

Never throw anything away. I was reminded of this when I was watching a BBC2 documentary about journalist Lynn Barber recently. At one point interviewer Alan Yentob and Barber visited the north London home of 91-year-old newspaper archivist Edda Tasiemka. She had footballers in the toilet, film stars under stairs, politicians in the hall. I mean she had cuttings about them. Tasiemka is a legend among journalists of the pre-Google age. She was the first port of call when they were researching a story.

Opinion: Danger – Over-Analysing Critic At Work

I went to see Ricky Gervais as David Brent fronting his fictional band Foregone Conclusion at the weekend at the Hammersmith Apollo, sorry, Eventim Apollo (lovely venue, terrible name). I’m writing a full review of the show for the Evening Standard so you can read all about it on Monday.

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Opinion: Derek – Ricky's Folly?

What must it be like to be the brain of Ricky Gervais?

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