Entertainment behind the scenes
British comedian Ricky Gervais is a master of satire. But some people don’t quite get it.
Gervais, creator of “The Office” and “Extras” TV shows and controversial host of January’s Hollywood Golden Globe awards, created a stir this week with a wild Vanity Fair magazine interview in which he insisted (between guffaws) that he was making an “Office Babies” spin-off for U.S. television.
“Oh, that’s definitely happening. I’m filming it now. It’s just loads of babies. And you know what the terrible thing is? We’re not even paying them. (Laughs.) What we did is, we pretended to do a promotional thing where parents can come and meet famous people from The Office. So they leave their babies with us, and while they’re distracted getting autographs, we shoot the entire series. It’s just babies crawling over copiers and stuff, and then we overdub the footage. There are no actor fees,” he said.
“It’s sort of like Look Who’s Talking, but set in an office. We’re actually making that show for NBC and it comes out in April. It’ll follow 30 Rock. It’s called Office Babies, and it’s definitely happening,” he said.
They’re “really good friends” with major chemistry and “a multitude of feelings for each other”… BUT “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart say they are getting really, really fed up with persistent media reports claiming they are in love, or secretly dating.
“It doesn’t make any difference what you say (to the tabloids). I’ve literally been across the country (from Kristen) and it’s like, ‘Oh, they were on secret dates!’ It’s like, ‘Where? I can’t get out of my hotel room!’” Pattinson tells Vanity Fair in its December issue.
Kate Winslet is not happy. A day after telling “Vanity Fair” magazine that she still feels like the “fat kid,” the British actress has attacked suggestions in the British press that her body was airbrushed to improve her physique for a glamorous front cover shot for the magazine. Her rep told People magazine that “Kate is furious at suggestions that her body has been airbrushed.” She said the only tweaks were the usual adjustments in glamour shots for skin shades.
It’s not the most modest self-description, but one must remember that Miley Cyrus is only 15 years-old and a Hollywood celebrity. The singing star of “Hannah Montana” fame, has three words to describe herself “Coolest. Person. Ev-er!” she tells People magazine in a special Miley Cyrus issue set to hit newsstands on Friday, July 4. ”Really, I think I’m chill. I am very hyper but I’m very carefree.”
She also tells People her approach to life is to take things as they come. “Madonna always reinvents herself, and that’s what I want to do,” said Miley. ”Whatever comes my way that sounds good, that’s what I want to do. Whether it’s designing clothes or photography or whatever.”
Gina Gershon, speaking publicly for the first time about a Vanity Fair magazine article that implied she had an affair with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, has called the tale a wild fabrication.
“It was my day off and all of a sudden I read this thing. You know, it is such a crazy, outrageous lie,” Gerson said Monday on U.S. TV chat show “Live with Regis and Kelly.”