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Ricky Gervais announces new web series to help people 'Learn English'

Hotly following on the heels of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Ricky Gervais is trying his hand at a web-only series.

Writing on his blog today, Gervais announced a new Internet project he’s been working on with frequent collaborator/victim Karl Pilkington entitled Learn English With Ricky Gervais. While there are no actual details yet of what the webisodes entail, we bet they’ll more than likely follow the comedy-disguised-as-factual entertainment that his most recent series, An Idiot Abroad, pioneered.
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'Angelina, could you pass the salt?': Who would YOU want at your 2012 Golden Globes table?

While the Golden Globes are Hollywood’s most star-studded event, it’s actually the event planners who hold the real power in the room because they get to design the seating chart. Then again, it’s mostly a paint-by-numbers job since tradition dictates that casts are lumped together. What’s the fun in that? We’re turning it over to you, PopWatchers. If you could be lucky enough to attend the Globes tomorrow night, who would you like to have at your table?

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Karl Pilkington to be 'An Idiot Abroad' for another season. Cue Ricky Gervais' wonderfully maniacal laughter.

James Cheadle/Science Channel

Anyone who watched the first season of Science’s (formerly the Science Channel) travel series An Idiot Abroad learned two things: Karl Pilkington hates just about everything, and he in no way wanted to do this again.

Thankfully, with his trusty pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant producing, there was no way that was even an option for him. The network confirms to EW that the show, which sends Pilkington — a man with very, er, unique musings on life — around the world, would be back for a second season.

During the first season of An Idiot Abroad, Pilkington didn’t quite marvel at the seven wonders of the world the way a regular television travel guide — or a regular person, for that matter — might. Though, to be fair, he wasn’t given any five-star accommodations, as per Gervais and Merchant’s evil/genius planning. Still, whether or not Pilkington liked it (he didn’t), the show went on to become the channel’s highest-rated series to date.  READ FULL STORY

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