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Ricky Gervais to appear on 'The Office,' Science Channel, 'Piers Morgan.' Can we get enough Ricky?

Gervais OK, we get it. You call someone a gay Scientologist and the whole world loses its mind. But days -- whole days! -- have passed since Ricky Gervais managed to offend the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., Angelina Jolie and God during the Golden Globes, and now we can't get away from him.

Vulture reported Wednesday that Gervais will make a cameo on "The Office" later this month. (Guess that swipe at "the ungrateful Steve Carell" worked out for him.) On Thursday, he'll appear on "Piers Morgan Tonight" to hitch a ride on the new CNN host's marketing monster truck. And now, all this month, we'll be seeing him on the Science Channel (where his new show "An Idiot Abroad" debuts), on HBO (which just started season two of "The Ricky Gervais Show"), and on his balcony, in  golden tuxedo underpants, endlessly talking up both shows.

Honestly, we think he's hilarious -- but that's exactly why we're worried. With this newfound relentless everywhereness, he's becoming the kind of PR-obsessed star who deserves to be skewered by Ricky Gervais.

-- Melissa Maerz

Photo: Ricky Gervais. Credit: Reuters

 
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Morgan and Gervais are made for each other. Morgan has a repugnant history as first a reporter for and then the editor of three notorious British tabloids. I don't think he'll EVER be able to wash the stink off himself--nor should he--from being mentored by Rupert Murdoch and Kelvin Mackenzie, both repulsive yellow journalists. Morgan calls himself a serious journalist, yet he spent over a decade lying, exaggerating and printing salacious rumors about the rich and famous at The Sun (1989–94); News of the World (1994–95); and the Daily Mirror (1995–04). Now he's trotting himself out as a quality but "dangerous" mainstream interviewer when nothing could be farther from the truth. Buh-bye, Morgan. I'll watch anything but your contemptuous mug.


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