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April 18, 2003
On April 17, 2003, FRANCES M. (nee Bowers), of Westminster; beloved wife of the late Henry Gervais; devoted mother of William E. Sutphin, Joan F. Paulsen and Christine A. Lewis; loving sister of Margaret Rimbos and Charlotte Cohen. Also survived by nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 A.M., on Tuesday, at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Rd), Sykesville. Interment will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., on Monday, at the funeral home.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | October 2, 2009
Ricky Gervais has cast himself perfectly as the hero of "The Invention of Lying." Playing mild-mannered Mark Bellison, the first fellow to practice the art of prevarication in an alternate world where everyone tells the truth, he's a master of covert-ops entertainment. He uses his deceptively mild voice and liquid gaze to shift emotional gears without clanking. As the aspiring writer-actor in "Extras," he always seemed to be carrying on a conversation with himself while also talking to others.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | November 18, 1992
The Skipjacks have recalled right wings Victor Gervais and Trevor Duhaime from the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League.Both players will be in uniform Skipjacks notebooktonight at Binghamton, N.Y., and both figure to play a lot."They're going to have to play because of our call-ups and injuries," said Skipjacks coach Barry Trotz. "We don't have a lot of players left who are known for their offense."Victor was with us part of last season, and he's one guy we wanted. He has good offensive skills and might see some power-play time.
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By david zurawik and david zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | November 14, 2008
For comedy fans, there is not much debate about what the big TV event of the weekend is. It's Ricky Gervais: Out of England on HBO. The creator and star of BBC's The Office and HBO's Extras performs in a stand-up comedy concert taped last summer in New York, and he's an offbeat delight. The topics include the misguided morals taught in pre-school and the perils of being overweight if you're an English celebrity like Gervais. Standing sideways on the stage, for example, so that the audience and cameras get a good look at his rotund belly, he asks rhetorically whether it was fair for a tabloid to show him in profile with a one-word headline: "PREGNANT?"
SPORTS
By Nestor Aparicio | October 23, 1991
The Washington Capitals assigned four Skipjacks players to the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League in order to get them more ice time, team officials said.Centers Vic Gervais and Harry Mews, defenseman Jiri Vykoukal and goalie Byron Dafoe will play in Friday's opener in Hampton, Va., against Columbus.Dafoe, who has started three games for the Jacks with a 3.69 goals-against average, will return to the Jacks when Don Beaupre moves onto the Caps roster, which will probably be next Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2004
"I've never particularly cared about the money. I don't like the fame ... that's the worst thing about it for me. I don't like being recognized shopping for pants." -- Comedian Ricky Gervais
SPORTS
By Nestor Aparicio | November 28, 1990
VS. HERSHEY BEARS* WHEN: Tonight, 7:30.* WHERE: Hersheypark Arena.* RADIO: WLIF-AM 1300.* OUTLOOK: This is the latest in a series of meetings between the arch-rivals. Tonight's game is the third this week (Hershey won both games), the fifth of the season (the series is tied 2-2) and the teams meet four more times before Jan. 1. The Jacks (12-10-1) are still nursing injuries to Bobby Babcock (wrist), Vic Gervais (foot), Rob Mendel (rib), Jim Mathieson (shoulder) and Tyler Larter (groin). Babcock and Gervais may play tonight.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK | January 7, 2007
EXTRAS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON -- HBO Video -- $29.98 Before decrying the sad state of TV comedy, check out the first six episodes of the HBO series, Extras, from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of the original BBC version of The Office. From poignancy and pathos, to slapstick and sex-romp farce, Extras offers an emotional range unmatched since the days of M*A*S*H (1972-'83 CBS). Gervais (pronounced Jer-vase), who starred as narcissistic office manager David Brent in the original version of The Office, here plays Andy Millman, an embittered 40-year-old movie extra endlessly scheming for a speaking part.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | September 19, 2008
The fun of Ghost Town starts with the title and doesn't end until the final line. In fact, the ending, in its own milder way, is as perfect as "nobody's perfect" in Some Like It Hot. In this movie, New York City is the ghost town, and not because everyone has left it, as in I Am Legend. Without even knowing it, surviving friends and loved ones, because of their unresolved emotions, keep a horde of dead Manhattanites tethered to Earth. As the dentist who discovers he can converse with the dead, Ricky Gervais gives the film a rich, bittersweet center.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | October 2, 2009
Ricky Gervais has cast himself perfectly as the hero of "The Invention of Lying." Playing mild-mannered Mark Bellison, the first fellow to practice the art of prevarication in an alternate world where everyone tells the truth, he's a master of covert-ops entertainment. He uses his deceptively mild voice and liquid gaze to shift emotional gears without clanking. As the aspiring writer-actor in "Extras," he always seemed to be carrying on a conversation with himself while also talking to others.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | September 19, 2008
G host Town is like an antidote to those factory films that have come out over the past few years that are aimed at adolescent boys," says its star, Ricky Gervais, over the phone from Los Angeles. "They're all about boob jokes and smut, while this reminds me of something like It's a Wonderful Life or Groundhog Day, one of those lovely redemptive sort of things." Especially Groundhog Day. Because Ghost Town, directed by David Koepp, is a funny love story with an old-fashioned Technicolor glow.
NEWS
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | September 19, 2008
The fun of Ghost Town starts with the title and doesn't end until the final line. In fact, the ending, in its own milder way, is as perfect as "nobody's perfect" in Some Like It Hot. In this movie, New York City is the ghost town, and not because everyone has left it, as in I Am Legend. Without even knowing it, surviving friends and loved ones, because of their unresolved emotions, keep a horde of dead Manhattanites tethered to Earth. As the dentist who discovers he can converse with the dead, Ricky Gervais gives the film a rich, bittersweet center.
NEWS
By DAVID ZURAWIK | January 7, 2007
EXTRAS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON -- HBO Video -- $29.98 Before decrying the sad state of TV comedy, check out the first six episodes of the HBO series, Extras, from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of the original BBC version of The Office. From poignancy and pathos, to slapstick and sex-romp farce, Extras offers an emotional range unmatched since the days of M*A*S*H (1972-'83 CBS). Gervais (pronounced Jer-vase), who starred as narcissistic office manager David Brent in the original version of The Office, here plays Andy Millman, an embittered 40-year-old movie extra endlessly scheming for a speaking part.
NEWS
By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | March 26, 2006
Ricky Gervais has made a career out of making us cringe. His brilliant 2001 BBC comedy, The Office, took on matters of race, religion, disability and gender -- frequently crossing lines that we typically dare not cross in polite society. (Though we're about to cross them here.) Gervais played an office manager of a paper supplies company who badly wanted to be popular, but always said the wrong thing. Explaining his commitment to diversity, he said, "I haven't got a sign on the door that says white people only.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2004
"I've never particularly cared about the money. I don't like the fame ... that's the worst thing about it for me. I don't like being recognized shopping for pants." -- Comedian Ricky Gervais
NEWS
April 18, 2003
On April 17, 2003, FRANCES M. (nee Bowers), of Westminster; beloved wife of the late Henry Gervais; devoted mother of William E. Sutphin, Joan F. Paulsen and Christine A. Lewis; loving sister of Margaret Rimbos and Charlotte Cohen. Also survived by nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 A.M., on Tuesday, at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Rd), Sykesville. Interment will be in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., on Monday, at the funeral home.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | December 2, 2000
Check List for Party: 800 black and gold napkins 800 blue and gold napkins 80 black and gold centerpieces. 80 blue and gold centerpieces 80 pennants saying: Go Army! 80 pennants saying: Go Navy! 1 wide line down center of room Those are the things that ran through Michael Gervais' mind late yesterday as he scanned the main room at the Baltimore Convention Center. Gervais works for John Marks Associates, an event-planning firm, and this is a big event - the Army-Navy Gala, the dinner-and-dancing gathering with a fraternity-party tone held each year on the night before The Game.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | December 2, 2000
Check List for Party: 800 black and gold napkins 800 blue and gold napkins 80 black and gold centerpieces. 80 blue and gold centerpieces 80 pennants saying: Go Army! 80 pennants saying: Go Navy! 1 wide line down center of room Those are the things that ran through Michael Gervais' mind late yesterday as he scanned the main room at the Baltimore Convention Center. Gervais works for John Marks Associates, an event-planning firm, and this is a big event - the Army-Navy Gala, the dinner-and-dancing gathering with a fraternity-party tone held each year on the night before The Game.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | November 18, 1992
The Skipjacks have recalled right wings Victor Gervais and Trevor Duhaime from the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League.Both players will be in uniform Skipjacks notebooktonight at Binghamton, N.Y., and both figure to play a lot."They're going to have to play because of our call-ups and injuries," said Skipjacks coach Barry Trotz. "We don't have a lot of players left who are known for their offense."Victor was with us part of last season, and he's one guy we wanted. He has good offensive skills and might see some power-play time.
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