Ricky Gervais on ‘The Office’ 10-year anniversary

Ricky Gervais reflects on the 10-year anniversary of his original version of ‘The Office’:

David Brent doesn’t represent evil, or nastiness or even ignorance. He’s just a little out of place. Out of time. His worst crime is that he confused respect with popularity. He wanted both but concentrated on the wrong one. He didn’t really know what people wanted of him. He shouldn’t really have worried about that at all. He just tried a little too hard.

Link: Ricky Gervais on ‘The Office’ at 10

Ricky Gervais comes to The Office

TV Line’s Michael Ausiello reports that Ricky Gervais will appear on The Office as David Brent, the character he made famous on the original UK version of the show!

Sources confirm that Ricky Gervais is poised to reprise his role from the original overseas version of the comedy in an upcoming episode of the U.S. redo. Gervais… will cross paths (and perhaps swords?) with his Yank counterpart, Steve Carell’s Michael.

Link: TV Line

More details on the spoilers page.

Steve Carell nominated for Golden Globe

The Hollywood Foreign Press announced its Golden Globe Awards nominations this morning.

The Office’s Steve Carell is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy or Musical Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. Steve won the award in 2006 and has been nominated every year since then.

Congratulations on the nomination, Steve!

The Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Ricky Gervais and air live Sunday, January 16, 2011 on NBC at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

(And if you’ve never seen Ricky Gervais and Steve Carell at awards shows, check out the awkward moments from 2010 and 2008.)