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

January 19, 2011 |  4:29 pm

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