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The Week in Movies: Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So is Divergent the new Hunger Games? Or Twilight? Or even Harry Potter?

It Happened Last Night... Surprises and Yawns at the Oscars 2014

John Farr | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Another over-long, self-aggrandizing paean to itself is over, and today we're blearily cleaning up after last night's party, washing dishes still thick with themed leftovers (12 Years a Beer, Filotomena, Star Trek into Meatloaf), wondering what actually happened. And why.

Watch The Super Bowl Trailer For The New Muppets Movie

Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment

Those watching the Fox pre-game show for Super Bowl XLVIII enjoyed their fair share of Muppet Mania. Disney blew out promotion for "Muppets Most Wante...

David Blaine Takes His Illusions To His Celeb Friends In 'Real Or Magic'

Posted 11.20.2013 | TV

For his latest special, illusionist David Blaine decided to take his tricks to his famous friends. On "David Blaine: Real or Magic," he visited the li...

Grandparents Text The Darndest Things!

Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty

Funnyman Ricky Gervais is known for his outrageous, hilarious, and sometimes inappropriate Twitter antics. He says the Internet is his playground and ...

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

Celebrities And Their Muppet Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Debra Lipson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Celebrity

Today marks Jim Henson's 77th birthday. The legendary producer, arguably best known for creating The Muppets, gave us a bevy of beloved memories: he p...

Yes! Ricky Gervais IS Jesus! (Almost)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Schaeffer

It's a brave man and even braver actor and comedian, who will bring us Jesus' message without irony or a snigger. Gervais proves it's possible to laugh and cry at the same time.

The British Are Coming, So Let's Play "Shag, Marry, Deport"

Hulu.com | Posted 09.01.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Then there's "poor old" Edith who loses her cousin-boyfriend on the Titanic in episode one. It's all downhill at Downton from there. She follows men around like a puppy, only to get rejected. Dumped by a burn victim, ditched at the alter, and crushing on a married man, Edith is sad sack.

The Internet Is My Playground

Ricky Gervais | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Ricky Gervais

Never grow up. If you're writing or directing, give yourself enough time to play. Play the fool. Goad. Shock. Laugh. Trip over something that isn't there. Try something. And never be afraid to fail. That failure is useful too. It's just another building block.

This Would Be SO Annoying

Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy

Imagine a world where everyone laughed like Ricky Gervais. Now imagine how long it would take before you went completely insane. Via Blame It On Th...

Would He Host The Oscars?

The Huffington POst | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment

Ricky Gervais would host the 2014 Oscars, but only if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would agree to his conditions. "I doubt the j...

The Evolution of Lying

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Rather than simply cheating -- trying to gain from another's cooperative behaviour without behaving cooperatively yourself -- lying adds another way of operating. By misleading the other individual, one can trick that individual into cooperating.

'"The Office' Doesn't Feel Like It's Mine'

Posted 05.15.2013 | TV

On Thursday night, "The Office" will finally say goodbye to NBC after eight years on the air. While viewers and cast members alike are getting emo...

How 'The Office' Changed TV

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — As "The Office" airs its series finale after eight years on NBC, the time feels right to salute the show that spawned it. I'm talkin...

David Brent Will Teach You Guitar

Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy

As part of YouTube's Comedy Week, Ricky Gervais is launching a new series on May 20th called "Learn Guitar With David Brent." Here's the just-released...

Why Isn't This A Real Thing?

Posted 04.25.2013 | Comedy

In case you didn't know, Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais have an amazing musical past together. They've recorded many albums, all under different band ...

WATCH: David Brent Is Back, And Still Super Offensive

Posted 03.18.2013 | Comedy

Just as the American "Office" is about to end its run, the original bad boss himself, David Brent, has resurfaced in this ten-minute short. Before ...

WATCH: Ricky Gervais Is Bringing Back His 'Office' Character

Posted 02.28.2013 | TV

Thought you'd seen the last of Ricky Gervais' "Office" character David Brent? Not so fast. In the trailer for "The Office Revisited," a "mini episo...

Meet the Cast of My New Show, Derek

Ricky Gervais | Posted 03.30.2013 | TV
Ricky Gervais

As I am currently filming the new Muppets movie, I am unable to do any chat shows or radio interviews to publicize Derek. Luckily, we conducted an interview with the main cast and transcribed it into this blog, which HuffPost will now publish to its hundreds of millions wonderful, intelligent, comedy-loving readers.

Drunkest Golden Globe Moments

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs and Eva Hill | Posted 01.16.2013 | Celebrity

Everyone knows the wine flows at the Golden Globes, providing us normal folks at home with plenty of unexpectedly candid and unabashedly honest moment...

WATCH: Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' Sneak Peek

Posted 12.24.2012 | TV

"Derek," Ricky Gervais' newest comedy, has released a first look trailer. The series, which will air on Channel 4 in the UK and on Netflix in the US, ...

The 15 Best Late Night Guests Of 2012

Matt Wilstein | Posted 02.17.2013 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

With more and more people consuming late night TV online the morning after, if celebrities want as many people as possible to see their appearances th...

Ricky Gervais Meets The Muppets

Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

The Muppets are reportedly getting a new human friend. According to THR, Ricky Gervais has been tapped to star in the upcoming sequel to "The Muppets....

Dear Religion... Yours, Science: The Joke That Needs to Go Away

Philip Ellis | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Philip Ellis

Science is essential to the development of technology and medicine and the advancement of our society -- and religion has been a cornerstone of civilisation for millennia. It is incredibly unimaginative to believe that we can only reap the benefits of one at the expense of the other.